Monday 5 December 2011

Carol's Arancini plus Cheese n Crisps Biscuits Recipes

Two recipes today, Rose asked for Carol's recipe and method for making arancini and Tania expressed interest in the cheese and crisps/chips biscuits I made last week. The arancini have become a tradition when we Old Girls do lunch together!

internet pic as we ate Carol's too fast to photograph! Carol's have a pale pink tinge too due to the addition of tomato.
    • Recipe for Arancini

      Ing: chopped onions x 2, oil, aborio rice about a cup, chicken stock,2T grated parmeson cheese, butter salt and pepper

      slowly cook onions in olive oil until clear and soft, add rice and coat with the oil. gradually add the stock, as if you are making risotto. when rich is thick and cooked, not too soft, add cheese and a small nob of butter, mix well.

      In another pot cook some chopped onion and a couple of tomatoes, when soft and thick add to risotto at the end. cool the rice mixture in the fridge over night.

      The next day make small balls of rice and coat with breadcrumbs, fry in olive oil until brown both sides. If the mixture is too loose, add some flour to thicken it up. you can put a cube of cheese in the middle of the the rice ball but I like it just with the tomato and onion.
      It can be tricky but you will get there with a bit of patience.

      makes quite a lot and can be frozen.

    Do make sure you use arborio or risotto rice for this dish, you can also use left-over risotto to make the arancini.

    Cheese and Crisps Biscuits

    This is another recipe based on one from "Best Recipes From The Weekly" where I also found our Christmas cake recipe, these also freeze well so would be good to have on hand for the Christmas season. It only made 15 biscuits so I would double the recipe next time.

    60 butter
    90 grated cheese
    1 cup of crushed potato chips/crisps
    1/2 cup plain wholemeal flour
    pinch of dry mustard or 2!
    white pepper

    Melt the butter gently in a small saucepan and then add all the other ingredients.
    Mix very thoroughly and then roll heaped teaspoon into balls and flatten them slightly on the tray.
    (I ended up pressing a heaped teaspoon onto the baking papered tray and shaping it there as they kept breaking up)
    Bake at 180-190C for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.

    Hope you enjoy trying these easy recipes, the arancini are especially thrifty and can be served hot( with a pasta sauce) or cold as part of a buffet or salad.

    It was very hot here yesterday and the cricket finished early so I was busy elfing at my sewing machine!

    Have a Marvellous Monday,
    stay cool or warm if you're in the northern hemisphere,
    Love from Sue

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    1. Hi Sue, Thanks for that recipe! I'll look forward to trying it out.

    2. Oooh I always wanted to make Arancini, but thought they'd be too hard to do! Might add that to the cooking list. Sue, I love reading your blog very much and I'm passing you on a Liebster Award (details are in the post I just made on my blog). Don't feel obliged to do anything apart from feel a little loved!