Cheesy biscuit witches’ fingers
By Julie Van Rosendaal
on September 17, 2013
Cheesy biscuits are fun for kids to nibble;
dipped in tomato sauce, they taste like pizza.
As an alternative to pumpkin seeds, try
cutting “nails” out of sliced pepperoni.
1 cup (250 ml) all-purpose flour
1 cup (250 ml) whole wheat flour
1 tbsp (15 ml) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
1/4 cup (60 ml) butter, chilled and cut into pieces
1/4 cup (60 ml) olive or canola oil
1/2-1 cup (125-250 ml) grated aged cheddar
3/4 cup (185 ml) milk or buttermilk
2-4 tbsp (30-60 ml) pumpkin seeds (green or white)
tomato or your favourite pasta sauce, for dipping
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder
and salt; add the butter and oil and stir with a
pastry blender, wire whisk or fork until crumbly. Toss
in the grated cheese.
3. Add the milk and stir gently until the dough begins
to come together. Break off walnut-sized pieces of
dough and roll them into thin sticks; roughly pinch
and shape them so that they resemble fingers.
Press a pumpkin seed into the end of each to make
4. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake
for 15-20 minutes, until pale golden. Serve with
tomato sauce, for dipping.
Makes about 3 dozen witches’ fingers.
60 calories, 3.6 g fat (1.5 g saturated
fat, 1.7 g monounsaturated fat, .4 g polyunsaturated
fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 5.4 g carbohydrate,
1.5 g protein, .5 g fibre.
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, October 2013.
By Julie Van Rosendaal |
September 17, 2013