Back in Geneva when I was baking up a ‘macaron storm’ in the kitchen, I often wondered what to do with the leftover yolks for the recipe calls for egg whites. Some days, it goes into making fried rice and custard. Most days, I end up breaking the yolk and it ends up in the trash. I honestly feel bad about wasting food, so with 2 yolks left, I asked tweet peeps what I can do with them. Within minutes, I got my reply as Pebz sent me a link with recipes on what to do with leftover yolks.
This particular recipe caught my eye for I had just about the right ingredients in the kitchen. Best part? No wastage… I had wanted to make use of the leftover cheese before we go back to Singers for a short break.
As a child, I loved those cheese biscuits that Mom used to bring back from her business travels when she returns from Indonesia. Personally, I think they make one of the best cheese biscuits I’ve ever tasted. So attempting to make these cheese straws kinda brings back childhood memories for me.
I found it a bit challenging to roll the dough on my kitchen table to cut up the straws, so what I did was to use my cookie cutter in the shape of a dove to make the cheese biscuits instead. After it’s been baked, the shape kinda got lost but well, the taste of the biscuits were simply awesome. As I bit into one of these soft biscuits, I relived my childhood memories of enjoying the savoury treat with my mom and sisters.
- 150g grated cheese (you can use a strong cheddar, or a mixture of your leftover cheeses)
- 100g all-purpose flour
- 100g butter
- 2 egg yolks
- Heat oven to 180C.
- Line or lightly grease 2 baking sheets
- Put flour and butter into the food processor and process until like breadcrumbs. Add the cheese and give a quick whiz, then add the egg and process into a dough.
- Turn out. Flour the table and pat or roll the dough out. Cut into straws or use a small cookie cutter. Place on baking sheets and bake for 8-12 minutes until lightly browned. Allow to cool for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack.
Warning: These cheese biscuits are seriously addictive! I couldn’t stop popping/stuffing them in my mouth… Yumz!!! Try it! 😉
I’ve been busy in the kitchen… Click here to check out my baking adventures in Geneva.