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Chive Biscuits with Fennel Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Food and Drink Magazine (Holiday 2007)

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Chive Biscuits


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups (500 ml) all purpose flour
1 Tbsp (15 ml) sugar
1 Tbsp (15 ml) baking powder
1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped chives
1.5 tsp (7 ml) salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup (175 ml) milk
1 egg, beaten

Egg Wash
1 egg beaten with,
1 Tbsp water

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 450F (230C).

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, chives and salt in a mixing bowl. Drop the butter into the middle and work it into the flour mixture using your fingers (or a pastry cutter) to form coarse crumbs. You can also do this in food processor but remove before you add the milk mixture.

Combine milk and egg and gently incorporate into flour mixture to form a sticky ball. Turn out onto a well floured work surface and gently push dough out with your hands to form a rectangle about 2-inches (5-cm) thick.

Use a 2-inch (5-cm) round cutter to cut out circles, re-rolling scraps until you have 10 biscuits all together. Arrange on parchment-lined baking tray, allowing biscuits to touch so that the sides will stay moist. Brush tops with egg wash.

Bake in centre of oven for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes about 10 biscuits
Can also make these into one inch rounds. Adjust cooking time slightly.
 

Fennel Cream Cheese


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup (250 mL) deli-style cream cheese
cup (50 mL) sour cream
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped dill
tsp (2 mL) ground fennel seeds
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Whisk together cream cheese, sour cream, dill, ground fennel seeds, salt and pepper until smooth. Pile into a pretty serving bowl.

Makes 1 cup (250 mL)
 

Smoked Salmon


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb (750 g) smoked salmon

Garnish

1 cup (250 mL) chopped red onion
cup (50 mL) capers

Directions:
Directions:
Lay smoked salmon on a platter. Place bowls of Fennel Cream Cheese above, chopped red onion and capers around the salmon. Serve the biscuits on the side.


 

 

 

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