Chez Bruce Parmesan biscuits

Chez Bruce Parmesan biscuits. Photograph: Harry Weir

Chez Bruce Parmesan biscuits. Photograph: Harry Weir

Sat, Jan 16, 2021, 05:55

  • Makes: 40
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Irish


  • 165g soft unsalted butter
  • Pinch smoked paprika
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black pepper
  • ½tsp baking powder
  • 180g grated Parmesan
  • 210g plain flour
  • 1 egg beaten with a little milk
  • A mixture of black onion seeds, caraway seeds, sesame seeds and maldon salt to roll.


1 Beat the butter, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, baking power and parmesan together until soft and creamy. 

2 Mix in the flour but don’t work the mixture too much at this point.

3 Roll the biscuit dough into a log about 3cm in diameter.

4 Brush lightly with the eggwash, roll in the seed mixture, then roll in parchment.

5 Chill for an hour or so.

6 Heat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius, or equivalent. Slice the biscuits off the log about 4mm thick with a serrated knife, then bake for 18-20 minutes until golden.