Goat Cheese & Chive Biscuits

by Kiran on August 20, 2013 · 101 comments

in Baking, Sides

Hi friends!

Thank you so so much for the congratulatory messages on the last post — I’m still in a celebratory mode by cooking a ton but it’s only for us. Simply translates to the fact that I’m not bothering with propping and styling our meals.

Yes!

Though its been a great break, truth is I miss holding my DSLR. I take pride and joy in my work. But going without food styling or photography for almost 2 weeks has been so rewarding and refreshing!

Time to get busy :)

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We love biscuits!! Especially the Husband. While we don’t particularly care for cheddar or any strong cheeses, goat cheese definitely is a very tasty alternative. Or I’m just plain obsessed with goat cheese!!

While we are on the subject of “biscuits”– “Mom, this isn’t close to what we are all accustomed too“. But it’s pretty darn delicious.

Goat Cheese & Chive Biscuits | KiranTarun.com

Food terms are defined so differently in the US. In Malaysia (once ruled by the Britishers), biscuits are referred to “cookies”. Not only food terms, but random day-to-day phrases, like cotton buds are referred as “cue tips” in the States. Here are a few more example:

Bill –> check

Currency notes –> bill

Petrol –> gas

Spanner –> wrench

Lorry –> truck

Aubergine –> eggplant

Squash –> lemonade

Many many more… there’s nothing wrong or right about each term that are interpreted differently around the world. Just cuteness overload ;)

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Makes about 12 biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp very cold butter
  • 4 oz herbed goat cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp water for egg wash

Directions:

  1. Add flour, baking powder, salt and butter into a bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter until size of peas into flour.
  2. Combine the rest of ingredients and form a soft dough. Do not over-work the dough.
  3. Preheat oven to 400F.
  4. Generously dust surface and rolling pin with some flour.
  5. Roll out dough to preferred thickness and cut out rounds with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Lightly brush on some egg wash and bake biscuits for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve biscuits warm.

 

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Off to enjoy more long breaks from social media. And while we are at it, I think many of you should too! With some freshly baked “biscuits”. Have a great week, friends :)

What’s your interpretation of different definitions or terms from around the world? Any funny examples?

 

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1 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ August 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Beautiful savory biscuits. Just a curiosity: the word “biscuit” means twice-cooked. With modern ovens, no one double cook cookies anymore :) Have a great week and enjoy your time off from social media!
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2 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Daniela — thank you. thanks for sharing the meaning of “biscuit”. just wanted to share how some words are used differently in other parts of the world :)

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3 Kathryn August 20, 2013 at 4:05 PM

I love both kinds of biscuits and I really love that goat cheese & chive combination. Simply beautiful!
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4 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Kathryn — me too! thanks so much :)

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5 Maria | Pink Patisserie August 20, 2013 at 4:24 PM

These are darling and look so lovely. I’m a huge fan of goat cheese, but really any cheese is pretty awesome in my humble opinion. English and all is different words or variations is always fascinating to me. Personally “knickers” makes me giggle every time I hear it. Mature of me I know..
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6 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Maria — thanks and yes, a lot of words out there makes me giggle just by the thought of it :D

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7 Rosa August 20, 2013 at 6:14 PM

I bet they taste wonderful! Lovely biscuits and pictures. I really like the fact that you’ve used goats cheese in this recipe.

Cheers,

Rosa

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8 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Rosa — thank you so much! i’m not a huge fan of other cheeses (like classic cheddar). and so i resorted to goat cheese. best decision ever!

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9 Ash-foodfashionparty August 20, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Beautiful pictures and very nice biscuits. I hear ya, it’s funny how words mean the same but said different. Glad you took a small break, it’s definitely refreshing.

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10 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Ash — thanks so much :)

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11 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker August 20, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Goat cheese sounds amazing in these biscuits with chives! And of course your styling and photography is always gorgeous Kiran! :)
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12 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Anne — thanks my dear :)

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13 Angie | Big Bears Wife August 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Love the biscuits! haha isn’t it funny how different words mean different things to people, not only just around the world but even in different parts of the US too!
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14 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Angie — thanks and ditto! it often leaves me chuckling just by the thought of certain words :D

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15 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 20, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Holy cow these look so good!
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16 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Maureen — lol, thanks :D

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17 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You August 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

So gorgeous, Kiran! I love goat cheese as well as biscuits so it’d be a double pleasure to devour these biscuits.
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18 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Denise — thank you, friend. and yes, who can resist a good biscuit. not me :D

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19 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 20, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I love savory biscuits, these look scrumptious!
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20 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Laura — thank you, friend :)

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21 Mallika August 21, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Wow Kiran, these biscuits looks quite delicious. Taking time off is essential, even if it affects blogging. Enjoy your time off and be back rejuvenated. :)
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22 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Mallika — thanks my dear. not completely taking off from blogging, as you can see. but definitely taking much needed time away from social media :)

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23 Patty August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Lovely biscuits! I’m pretty well obsessed with goat cheese and I like the idea of figuring out lots of different ways to include it in my diet so in biscuits or cookies -both sound good to me ;)
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24 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Patty — thank you and yes, we are a goat cheese aficionado too!

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25 Raymund August 21, 2013 at 2:08 AM

This is a nice savoury biscuit! The goat cheese and chives makes me wanna grab them off my monitor
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26 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Raymund — thank you, friend :)

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27 cquek August 21, 2013 at 3:48 AM

i am so thrilled by your photos! gorgeous!
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28 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Cquek — lol, thank you so much!

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29 Gemma @andgeesaid August 21, 2013 at 6:50 AM

These look amaaazing! Goats cheese is my favorite too! I love that spoon, and the beautiful tray/platter in the first photo.
I totally agree about the different terms too! When I first moved to Australia from Malaysia, I called Band-Aids ‘plasters’, which is what we called them back home.. No one knew what I meant! Haha. And rubber and eraser… Slippers and flip-flops/thongs. So many! :)
xx
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30 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Gemma — haha! who can forget about plasters, rubber and slippers :D So many controversial words!

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31 Jamie August 21, 2013 at 7:46 AM

We are a family that loves strong cheeses yet I rarely cut the cheese into my bread recipes and do not know why! These look gorgeous and so tasty. Herbs and goat cheese are a perfect pair; baked into flakey biscuits only makes it better!
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32 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Jamie — i guess we never grew up accustomed to eating strong cheeses. and yes, goat cheese is a perfect balance. it keeps pastries so flavorful and slightly moist. try it :)

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33 Karen (Back Road Journal) August 21, 2013 at 8:01 AM

I have an abundance of chives in my garden. I know what I’ll be doing with some of them…your biscuits sound wonderful with the goat cheese.
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34 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Karen — thanks and yes, make use of the chives now :D

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35 Kitchen Belleicious August 21, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I love chives in savory baking and I can just taste how delicious they are alongside the tangy and richness of the goat cheese! Well done
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36 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Jessica — thank you! love herbs this time of the year :)

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37 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc August 21, 2013 at 8:07 AM

wow great combination! On my list to try

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38 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Alison — thank you sweet friend and do let me know how it tastes :)

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39 dixya| food, pleasure, and health August 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM

these look so goood. I have not made biscuits in my life but i love the combination of goat cheese and chives.hmmmm
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40 Kiran August 23, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Dixya — thank you! and you need to try biscuits. it’s comfort food :)

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41 Lan | morestomach August 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM

so. are these cookies or biscuits. would you eat them with milk after school or with tea/coffee in the AM? or you know, both?

i remember when we lived in Africa, i went to a school that was using an American curriculum but the educators were mainly british or australian. i don’t recall what the chemistry question was, but the answer was “petrol” but i put down “gas” and got marked off for it. i had to fight really hard to get that point.
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42 Kiran August 24, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Lan — these are called biscuits in the US and scones elsewhere ;) Savory biscuits are like dinner rolls. it’s usually consumed as a side dish. you can definitely have it as a snack, like I do with some iced tea.

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43 easyfoodsmith August 21, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I am stumped by your stunning pics…the biscuits look wow! Would love to try them sometime soon.
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44 Kiran August 24, 2013 at 12:52 AM

EFS — awww, thank you so much! a must try recipe for sure :)

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45 Sissi August 21, 2013 at 12:29 PM

I could spend whole week trying to style my food and I wouldn’t obtain such gorgeous photos! I love them and judging from the ingredients the biscuits must taste fabulous too. Something tells me you are a big fan of goat cheese ;-) (Me too!).
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46 Kiran August 24, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Sissi — thank you so much! i’m sure you’d do a great job at styling too :) and yes, can’t live without goat cheese!

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47 Gayathri August 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

love savory biscuits…stunning clicks…
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48 Kiran August 24, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Gayathri — thank you :)

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49 Cate @ Chez CateyLou August 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

These look delicious. You can see how light and flaky they are! I love the flecks of green in the biscuits – so pretty!
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50 Kiran August 24, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Cate — thank you so so much, friend :)

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51 Shema | LifeScoops August 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I have some goat cheese in my fridge so now I know what to do with it….adorable pictures..loved your styling too!!
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52 Kiran August 24, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Shema — thank you! if you do make it, let me know how it tastes :)

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53 Barbara | Creative Culinary August 21, 2013 at 3:27 PM

These sound great and with goat cheese in the fridge and chives in the garden, it’s a no brainer…thanks!
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54 Kiran August 24, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Barbara — thank you, friend :)

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55 CCU August 21, 2013 at 4:57 PM

I don’t know which I could devour first, they are both so delicious :D
Great photos too!

Cheers
CCU
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56 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:20 AM

CCU — they are combined deliciousness :D

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57 Todd @ HonestlyYUM August 21, 2013 at 5:58 PM

For food styling is so lovely here. We always have a whole drawer of goat cheese in our house and can never have enough good recipes to use it with. Congrats on the award, btw, you definitely deserve it!

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58 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Todd — aww, thanks so much! and yes to the yummy goat cheese possibilities!

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59 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking August 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM

These look wonderful, Kiran! I think I have everything to make them and I’d love to try them… especially since I’m a new lover of goat cheese! Great recipe.

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60 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Georgia — thanks so much! and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how it tastes :)

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61 john@kitchenriffs August 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM

I don’t think I’ve ever used goat cheese in a biscuit before. I gotta! These look terrific. Thanks for such good stuff.
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62 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:39 AM

John — thanks so much! i don’t like cheddar so thought to use up some goat cheese. worked like a charm :D

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63 Irina @ wandercrush August 22, 2013 at 1:50 AM

I feel ya when it comes to getting so busy that taking the time to sit down and work on a quality post (planning, buying, cooking, styling, photographing, writing, editing, etc) seems like a burden… but then it’s all worth it when you tackle it and remember how much you enjoy the very essence of it.
Anyway, these sound delicious! I love that you’ve used wholemeal flour, too—something that most biscuit recipes don’t use.
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64 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:41 AM

Irina — thank you so much for penning your thoughts. it’s definitely a passion but taking a break is also important to refresh and rejuvenate :)

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65 Angie@Angie's Recipes August 22, 2013 at 4:57 AM

Gorgeous clicks as always, Kiran.
Those biscuits with goat cheese look heavenly!
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66 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Angie — thanks dear :)

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67 Carolyn August 22, 2013 at 6:09 AM

Those are lovely! I have some goat cheese in my fridge that needs using, actually. And even between Canada and the US, there are some funny differences in terminology.
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68 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Carolyn — thank you and I hope you’ll get a chance to make this recipe :)

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69 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 22, 2013 at 6:45 AM

I always love the differences between the countries! And there is so much confusion over biscuits versus scones versus cookies :P These biscuits look fantastic and I love the use of chives :)
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70 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Lorraine — haha! there’s so much difference in some words that would cause chaos by its mention :D

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71 Helene D'souza August 22, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I think so the words apply to for India too no? They confused me so much here with the biscuit term that I don’t know anymore if cookie or biscuit is correct. When I came here first i didn’t understand what the heck eggplant was lolol and another one that I didn’t get first was capsicum. We just call the latter paprika. ^.^
I am in love with your goat cheese chive biscuits Kiran. Feel like making some now =)
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72 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:57 AM

Helene — it applies everywhere, not only in US. India too :) I think we should adapt to the fact that different regions or countries uses different terminology in daily lives!

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73 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies August 22, 2013 at 10:58 AM

These are just lovely! You can never go wrong with cheese and chives. :)
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74 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 2:57 AM

Kiersten — thank you and ditto :D

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75 Archana @ FeedingThefoodie August 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM

lift and elevator! It took me years to say elevator.

These biscuits looks so good.. great pics too. Enjoy your unplugged time off.
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76 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:05 AM

Archana — haha! ditto about those two words. i find it so frustrating and funny at times :D

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77 Katerina August 22, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Goat cheese has such a unique taste and so does chives. These biscuits must have burst with flavors!
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78 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:09 AM

Katerina — and the flavors goes well together. thank you :)

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79 Shibi Thomas @FlavzCorner August 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Gorgeous pictures!!! Its funny how the words mean different in different parts of the world. Biscuit always reminds me of our Indian biscuits like “Good day” :)…the ‘Goat Cheese Chive Biscuit’ looks yum.
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80 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:11 AM

Shibi — haha! you are right about “biscuits” in our part of the world :D

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81 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy August 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Yum.What a good combo of cheese & herbs. My hubster looooves biscuits, I m sure he would want these!
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82 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:15 AM

Tanvi — thank you! and what a coincidence — my hubster loves his dose of biscuits too!

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83 Nik@ABrownTable August 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Haha, I love your little list of word usage differences, such as “flashlights ” and “torches”. I love the biscuits, I wish you would send me some!
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84 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:19 AM

Nik — lol! how can i forget about “flashlights” and “torches”? brought back so many memories :D

ps: i wish there’s a way to transport food instantaneously and telepathically :)

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85 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate August 22, 2013 at 7:54 PM

I definitely need to make these!
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86 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Matt — ditto and do let me know how it tastes :)

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87 laurasmess August 23, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Another gorgeously styled post Kiran! Love the beautiful backdrop fabrics. Re biscuits: for some reason I’ve never really thought about savoury biscuits. More often than not, I call savoury biscuits ‘crackers’ though I know that’s not technically correct! Growing up in England/Australia I was brought up calling all cookies ‘biscuits’ until I figured out the difference between American and English versions (and the fact that Americans have ‘biscuits’ that resemble what we call ‘scones’ over here!). Ah, words are interesting. Same but different!
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88 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:21 AM

Laura — you are so right about savory biscuits. sigh. same words different meaning from various parts of the universe. so mind bogglingly funny at times :D

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89 Dina August 24, 2013 at 6:03 PM

these sound so lovely!
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90 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Dina — thank you!

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91 Asmita August 24, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Wow Kiran,
This looks amazing! Would love to eat this at breakfast with some hot “chai”.
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92 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:23 AM

Asmita — thank you so much, friend. and yes, it’s perfect with some chai :)

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93 Sophie33 August 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Georgous & very appetizing savoury cookies! They look stunning!!! Mmmmmmmmm,….Ooh yeahhhhh!
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94 Kiran August 26, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Sophie — thank you so much, friend :)

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95 Carolyn Chan August 27, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Oh these look divine ! Do you think I could substitute the goat with ricotta or other fresh soft cheese ? I don’t eat goat’s anything :)
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96 Kiran September 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Carolyn — sure! any soft cheese would work great here :)

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97 Deepa @onesmallpot August 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM

You had me at goats cheese! I will definitely be trying this one out. Lovely pics too.
The funniest one I know is thongs- in Australia they are rubber slippers you wear to the beach. We all know what they mean everywhere else!

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98 Kiran September 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Deepa — thanks and huge LOL about thongs :D Enjoy the recipe!

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99 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence September 1, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Lovely! I have some leftover goat cheese sitting in my fridge right now. Usually I add cheeses like cheddar or gruyere to my biscuits/scones. Definitely going to have to try goat cheese!
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100 Kiran September 6, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Brandon — i’m not a fan of sharp or strong cheeses, so ricotta and goat cheese works well for me. Hope you get to try this recipe and if you do, let me know how it tastes :)

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