Savoury rosemary and Asiago shortbread

Savoury rosemary and Asiago shortbread


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About this recipe: A savoury shortbread, great as a starter or to serve with a selection of cheeses and relishes. I use Asiago cheese as it doesn't contain rennet and is suitable for ovo-lacto vegetarians, but you can use Parmesan if you prefer.


Serves: 24 

  • 125g (4 oz) butter, softened
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 250g (8 oz) plain flour
  • 60g (2 oz) freshly grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp dried or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease 2 large baking trays.
  2. Beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cheese, rosemary and paprika; add to butter mixture. With hands, mix to form dough.
  4. Divide dough into three even pieces. On a lightly floured surface, slightly flatten each piece of dough and roll into a 12-in (30 cm) rope - the same way you'd roll out a piece of plasticine.
  5. Slice each rope into 16 (1.8mm) even slices. Place on a baking tray.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool completely. Can be stored for several days in an airtight container.

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Reviews (2)


found this very tasty but ingredients didn't make 48 pieces? - 19 Nov 2009


So I changed the recipe in as much as I used cayenne instead of paprika, used smoked salt and just 1/4 tsp sugar and black pepper as well. The amount made depends on how thin u roll and how big a cutter you use of course. I made 44 and scraps which are cooks treat [of course!!] great with a glass of red or for when you fancy something savoury! - 01 Apr 2012

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