Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Salt and Savory Biscuits

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 30 crackers
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2/3 cup/140 g butter

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

2 cups/250 g flour


Crushed dill seed

Crushed fennel seed

Crushed coriander seed with 5 spice

Paprika and cayenne pepper

Poppy seeds

Sesame seeds

Mixed peppercorns

Crushed cumin seed and cayenne pepper

Parmesan and herbes de Provence

Fleur de sel, for sprinkling


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F/200 degrees C. 
  2. Put the butter, sugar, salt, 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water and egg in a bowl and mix well. Add the flour and mix quickly only until it holds together. Do not overwork. Roll the dough out to 1/16 of an inch/2 mm thick. Cut into squares. Sprinkle over some fleur de sel and the topping(s) of your choice on each. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until puffed, crisp and golden, about 10 minutes.