I am writing this post after a rather successful rehearsal at school with my awesome Music & Theatre Productions students who are in the process of putting on Our House; the brilliant Madness musical! Knowing I would be ins school all day today I baked up some delectable delights last night so that I had some goodies for my work peeps on a dreary Monday morning. So many fo you will know that it was only Wednesday that lent began and so my battle with our office begins – it used to just be 1 or 2 people ditching their sweet tooth cravings, but this year all the girls (bar me of course!!) have chosen to give up sugary based treats. This makes my life very difficult as I am, at heart, a sweet baker through and through. That doesn’t mean I don’t love savoury, you’ll see in my previous posts that I do relish a savoury challenge, however I am at my happiest when I am at my sweetest . That’s why this is a double WHAMMY post…a savoury recipe which gives you the core ingredients needed for a sweet based bake too. The Coffee & Nutella Kisses are made from the left over egg white from the Marmite, Cheddar & Parmesan Morsels; and we all know I HATE waste, so it was inevitable that all parts of the egg would be used!
Now I am a massive Marmite fan…
…but Marmite isn’t just for breakfast! Marmite is for any time of day and I might add here that a toasted onion bagel with Marmite for lunch is a particular treat! Mmmmmmm Marmite…right where was I?! Oh yes the recipe! So this bake came from the book called Biscuit by Miranda Gore Browne and all I’ve done is tweaked and Zobird-ed it to make it my own. Just follow the recipe below and remember to reserve your spare egg white for the Coffee Kisses after!
- 150g plain flour
- 50g wholemeal flour
- 60g paremsan cheese (grated)
- 90g extra mature cheddar cheese (grated)
- 1 and a 1/2tbsp Marmite
- 150g unsalted butter (straight from the fridge)
- 1 free-range egg
- 1 free-range egg yolk
- Polenta & poppy seeds to roll the dough in
Now for the Coffee & Nutella Kisses
- 1 egg white
- pinch of Cream of Tartar
- 50g caster sugar
- 15g granulated sugar
- 1tsp (heaped) of Azera/Millicano or similar coffee
- Preheat the oven to 110degrees and ensure your shelf is just above the centre
So why not give one of these recipes a go, or even try both…meringues are amazing as you need very few ingredients to reap a large amount of product – the image above only shows about 12 kisses but there were about 19/20 before me and Grant sampled some…Oooops hehe! they are very addictive and a perfect addition to a cuppa tea or coffee.
Whether you’re a Marmite fan or not you should definitely try the morsels…you may be surprised!
Love ZoBird x