Instead of crackers, try this savory version of the Italian cookie. Cheddar cheese biscotti pair well with soup, chili and cheese platers.
[Disclosure: I received a complimentary cutting board from Edwards Crossroads. Thoughts and opinions in the post are my own.]
I have two goodies for you today: 1) a yummy savory biscotti recipe and 2) a chance to win a gorgeous wood cutting board (beautiful enough for serving any holiday nosh to your guests.)
First up: Cheddar Cheese Biscotti.
When I started getting serious about cooking and baking in my mid-twenties, biscotti became my go-to cookie.
There’s no real reason why. Granted, I am Italian-American, but I don’t remember anyone in my family making them routinely – like pizzelles – which are always a holiday staple.
But over the years, I’ve baked all kinds of biscotti variations from Iced Lemon Biscotti to Pistachio Cherry but never thought to do a savory version until I tried making homemade crackers a few times (like these Pepper Jack Cornbread Crackers – easier to make than cookies in my book.)Cheddar Cheese Biscotti (serve instead of crackers!) + @edwardsxroads wood cutting board #giveaway Click To Tweet
What I really like about these cheese biscotti is you can use just about any type of cheese in the recipe- preferably a strong flavored cheese like an extra sharp Cheddar, Parmesan or even blue cheese.
Serving ideas: add these to a cheese plate in place of crackers, include them in the bread basket, serve them with soup or chili for dunking or just enjoy them straight up as a savory snack!
OK, now for this giveaway! I first learned about Edwards Crossroads through Jenna @Healthy Made Easy who went to school with the owner, Aaron. Woodworking has been a part of Aaron’s family for generations and now he’s continuing the tradition through crafting these gorgeous wooden boards.
Each board is individually handcrafted and made from wood locally sourced from North Carolina. (Gorgeous, right??)
Here’s my black walnut board – it’s so beautiful I almost didn’t want to cut on it (but I did.)
But that’s the cool thing about these boards, they are both functional for food prep and food service. And there’s a wide variety of styles, wood types and sizes – a unique gift for a special someone on your holiday gift list this year (or maybe for yourself 🙂
So, here’s the deal: One winner will receive this gorgeous Edwards Crossroads Black Walnut Banquet Board (pictured below, retail value $70.) Contest ends 11/17/15 at 12:00 a.m. Must be U.S. resident and at least 18 years old to enter.
UPDATE: The contest is now over and the winner is Pamela F. – congrats!
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