Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cheese Biscuit Recipe

Kath asked for this recipe ( my grandmother's.) Cheese biscuits were a popular Southern staple at parties when I was growing up back in the Fifties. They're really shortbread, not biscuits in the American sense of the word. These little bites are terrific served hot as an accompaniment to Bloody Marys.
Ba’s Cheese Biscuits

1 small glass Olde English Cheese (I don’t know if this is still around. You could substitute 8 ounces of any sharp, spreadable cheese. I used Kaukauna  Port wine flavored spreadable cheddar. )
1 stick butter (1/4 pound)
1 cup flour (may add more if needed)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon (or more) cayenne pepper

Cream cheese and butter together. Add flour, salt, and cayenne and mix thoroughly. Make two long rolls, as for ice box cookies. Refrigerate overnight or till well chilled.

Slice and place on cookie sheet. You may top each slice with a pecan half, if you like.

Bake about 10 minutes at 400 or 450. Bottoms should brown. Cool on wire rack; store in air-tight tin. If they lose their crispness, reheat for a few minutes.


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17 comments:

Marilyn said...

The biscuits look very tasty, I am sure I would love them!

Ms. A said...

These look good. I need to send this recipe to my son, to go with his Bloody Marys!

Martin said...

I imagine the pecans set them off, a treat.

Pat in east TN said...

Oh my gosh, those look delicious! I'm going to have to try them soon.

Brian Miller said...

nice...have eaten something similar but been a while...might give this a try over the holidays...

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

We southerners love our cheese. These are addictive so be careful everyone.
Sam

Kath said...

Oh, my!!! Christmas came early this morning!
Thank you, Vicki!!!

Drn drool all over the keyboard.

Evalinn said...

They look lovely!

Deanna said...

Anything that goes good with a bloody mary has to be really good. Thanks for the share. i love new recipes.

Deanna

Darla said...

YUMMY sounding! I wonder how they would be with corn flour instead of wheat flour? These sound simple enough for even me...non-cook that I am... :-)

Vicki Lane said...

Very easy.. very tasty ...very calorific... and, as Sam says, very addictive.

I only make them for parties or such -- can't trust myself to be moderate when these yummies are around.

T. said...

The Old English cheese is still available...but can be hard to find. These look mighty tasty :P

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Vicki

Wonder where you can find this Old English Cheese?

My mom would make these biscuits every Christmas for our family get together~now I will make them and use your recipe.

Have a great week.

Best
Tracy :)

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Eliane Zimmermann said...

hmmmm, I am still in vienna but flying back home tomorrow and those might be a healthier alternative to the sugar-laden sweets of the current season. thank you for sticking with my blog! I have been so busy this year and hardly found time to surf around the beautiful world of bloggers.

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SmitoniusAndSonata said...

oh dear ! yet another temptation !!
i expect they smell delicious ....