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Parmesan and Chilli Biscuits Recipe

Parmesan and Chilli Biscuits


Dive into the world of savoury delights with our Parmesan and Chilli Biscuits Recipe. These biscuits are a perfect symphony of flavours, combining the sharp, nutty essence of Parmesan cheese with the subtle heat of chilli for a snack that’s as irresistible as it is flavorful. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your appetizer game or simply in search of a scrumptious accompaniment to your afternoon tea, this recipe promises a palate-pleasing experience that will have everyone reaching for more. Prepare your taste buds for a treat that’s both gourmet and gratifying!

Parmesan and Chilli Biscuits Recipe


100g – Finely grated Parmesan Cheese

100g – Plain flour

100g – Softened Butter

1 – small finely chopped fresh red chilli or ½ teaspoon of dried chilli flakes (optional) and amount to personal taste. Leave the chilli out if it’s not to your taste, the biscuits still taste fantastic and cheesy without adding extra flavours.

Other flavour options if you don’t want to use chilli would be 1 – 2 teaspoons of Fennel, Cardamon, Celery, or MARMITE.

Pecorino Romano or Comte AOC are also good cheese options.


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Blitz all ingredients in a food processor until they are combined into a ball. 
  • Pile onto baking paper and use the paper to roll out 1 or 2 long logs, around 4-5 cm in diameter.
  • Chill in the fridge for about an hour and then cut into discs about the width of £1 coin and put on a lined baking tray spaced well apart.
  • Cook for about 8-10 minutes until pale golden. (Don’t overcook them as they don’t taste so good!)
  • Allow to cool on a rack, they crisp up well.

Delicious with drinks or served with soup or as a crunchy topping for a salad. Double up the recipe and keep a couple of the logs in the freezer, they will cut easily when they have been out for about 20 – 30 minutes at room temperature.

Parmesan and Chilli Biscuits Recipe FAQS

Here are six FAQs related to the Parmesan and Chilli Biscuits Recipe:

Q: What type of Parmesan is best for the biscuits?
A: Use freshly grated Parmesan for the best flavour and texture. Aged Parmesan provides a bolder taste.

Q: Can I adjust the chilli amount in the recipe?
A: Absolutely. Tailor the heat to your preference by adding more for a spicier kick or less for a milder taste.

Q: What’s the best way to store these biscuits?
A: Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. They should last for up to a week.

Q: Can these biscuits be made gluten-free?
A: Yes, substitute the regular flour with a gluten-free blend. Check the blend is suitable for savoury baking.

Q: Is it necessary to use unsalted butter in the Parmesan and Chilli Biscuits recipe?
A: Unsalted butter is typically used to control the saltiness, especially since the Parmesan is already salty.

Q: Can I freeze Parmesan and Chilli Biscuits?
A: Yes, they freeze well. Store them in a freezer-safe container, and reheat in the oven to serve.

Parmesan and chilli biscuits recipe

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