Tuesday, August 7, 2012

High Level of Cheesiness

In the last post, I mentioned that we had visited Cheese Haven in Port Clinton, OH and bought 2 types of cheese (Red, White, and Blue Cheese and White Stilton with Mango and Ginger). We used the Red, White, and Blue Cheese on burgers so I needed to find some ways to use the White Stilton. We picked up the White Stilton with Mango and Ginger because on the list of my favorite food is cheese, mangoes, and ginger.  By itself, in small bites, the cheese is good but not quite the awesomeness I had anticipated, so I began to look for recipes that called for this cheese.

I found a UK recipe from The Stylist for White Stilton with Mango and Ginger Savory Biscuits.

White Stilton with Mango and Ginger Savoury Biscuits
Serves 4

7/8 cup flour
1/2 cup white stilton with mango and ginger
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp milled pepper
Pinch smoked paprika
1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
2 eggs yolks

Place the butter, cheese flour, paprika, and pepper into a bowl. Mix with a mixer on a medium speed until it forms a smooth dough. Roll the dough into a log shape approximately 3 inches in diameter.  Wrap tightly in plastic wrap,place in the refrigerator, and chill for 60 minutes. Slice the chilled dough into 1 cm thick coins. Place onto a baking tray.

Mix the egg yolk with a little water and brush the top of the biscuits. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds and crumble some extra cheese over the top. Place in the preheated oven at 375°F. Bake for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.

The biscuits are a rich snack perfect for an afternoon tea. When you pick one up to eat, it immediately crumbles. Andy's first attempt ended with all but one crumb on the kitchen floor. The second and third both made it entirely into his mouth.

Since I don't usually have White Stilton with Mango and Ginger on hand, I think I will try making these again with blue cheese or cheddar.

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