irish blue biscuits

as promised, here is the recipe and some documentation of the cooking adventure i had with my mom this weekend. along with all of the goodies we made for my sister’s birthday, we made these amazing blue cheese crackers, recipe from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess. if you like blue cheese, these are heaven in a bite. i am going to make them again as soon as i find myself in possession of a large hunk of blue cheese that i haven’t already eaten most of… difficult to come by, these moments. and the best part? you can make them into any shape you want! we went for a mild scalloped diamond as it was our first time making them, but i’m thinking an elephant cookie cutter for next time, or maybe a whole zoo, how cute would that be?

 

Irish Blue Crackers
from How to Be a Domestic Goddess

preheat oven to 400 F.

combine
3/4 c. Cashel Blue (or other blue cheese)
scant 1/2 c salted butter, softened
1 large egg yolk

then work in, forming a soft dough
3/4 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c blue cornmeal
 (i used regular old yellow cornmeal, which is why my crackers aren’t as pretty as Nigella’s)
a pinch of salt (depending on how salty your cheese is)

shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

dust a surface with flour and roll out the dough until it’s about a quarter-inch thick. cut into any shape you’d like. brush with an egg glaze, and cook for 10-15 minutes. they’ll be crisp around the edges and soft in the middle when they’re finished. remove to a wire rack to cool.

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