Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bacon Parmesan Shortbread


These cookies are so awesome. Little savory snacks, perfect to serve with a drink or glass of wine.  You can prepare them well in advance - the dough needs at least an hour in the fridge, but over night is fine. I bet you can even freeze it. The cookies themselves keep well too - either in the fridge or frozen.

And they're a snap to make - you just throw everything in a food processor. So simple!

Bacon Parmesan Shortbread
about 40

140 g bacon
150 g all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
100 g butter
100 g parmesan cheese (in small chunks, or grated)

Start with the bacon - it needs to be fried. I prefer the oven, so I roast mine at 200°C for ten minutes. Use whatever method you like.

Next, place the flour, sugar, salt, butter and cheese in a food processor. Mix until everything is fine crumbs. Add the bacon, and then mix until it starts coming together in one coherent dough. Shape into a long sausage-shape, and wrap in plastic. Chill for at least one hour.

Slice, mine were about 5 mm, and place on a baking sheet. They'll spread a little, but not a lot.

Bake at 200°C for about 8 minutes. They should become very lightly golden.