Cheese Cookies (they are good for beer and wine snack and just on its own)
The cookies like this disappear very quickly from the kitchen table and they are very hard to resist. You can sprinkle them with seeds and nuts. They are very popular in French cuisine. I have not tried them with beer or wine. The first reason may be because I do not drink either of the above but also because they've disappeared too quickly. Winnie The Pooh used to say: "the tasty things are very strange: here they are and here they are not..."
You will need: 200 ml of flour 100 g of cow butter (unsalted) 100 g of hard yellow cheese (any) 1 chicken egg (I mean one egg from a chicken, not the other way) 2 table spoons of sour cream a bit of salt any kind of nuts, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sun flower seeds etc
Both cheese and butter should be placed in the freezer before you start cooking. They need to be hard. Sift the flour through the sifter. Grind the butter using hand-grinder and mix it with flour before it melts. You will get butter crumbs covered with flour. Add some salt. Add two spoons of sour cream. Use knife only to mix. Take the cheese outof the freezer. Grind it too before it warms up. Separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Add yolk to the mixture. Put the egg white aside for now. Mix up with knife your flour mixture. Make up a small ball out of it.
Cover with cling wrap and place the ball in the fridge (not in the freezer!) for 20-30min. While your mixture ball is cooling down let's have a look what we have around the kitchen: walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, paprika, poppy seeds, fried onion, anything else? Good! It's all going to be very very useful now. Grind a bit of everything and mix it with salt. Your seasoning is ready. Take the mixture ball out of the fridge and cut it in half.
Put some flour on your cutting board and prepare a very thin layer out of your mixture (2-3mm). Cut the pastry in squares and make two triangles out of each square. The squares should be 5-7 cm in length. Mix up the egg white that was left from the step above and cover your triangles with whipped egg white. Sprinkle your triangles with nuts and seeds. Heat up the oven (180-190C) and place a sheet of baking paper on the bottom of your baking tray. Bake your triangles for 15-20min.
Watch all your family and pets get together to smell what is going on... Then watch the cookies disappear from the kitchen bench... Crunchy, yummy, sweet and tasty - you know what to do with them - HIDE THEM so no one could find them for the next two hours!