Mrs Redboots’ Mother’s Savoury Bites
Mrs Redboots, Recipe thread, 27 December 08
These were new to me – my mother may be 80, but she is still capable of surprising me, on occasion. I haven’t yet made these, but she says they’re dead easy, and is making them every week during the shooting season, as apparently the guns all demand them with their coffee. And since people are probably rather tired of sweet Christmas food:
Equal quantities by weight of bread (any type!), grated cheese (any, but the stronger-flavoured the better), butter and flour.
Possibly a drop of Tabasco sauce, or a sprinkle of dried chilli flakes, or 1/4 tsp dry mustard powder, and maybe a pinch of dried mixed herbs.
Whizz everything together in food processor until breadcrumby. Bring together with the hands into a dough; chill if necessary. Roll out to about 1/4″-1/2″ inch thickness, then stamp out rounds (or Christmassy shapes, if you have Christmassy cookie cutters!).
Bake on greased baking tray at 180 in a fan oven (Mark 5, 375 F) for about 15 minutes.