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Sun-dried tomato and poppy seed savoury biscuits

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 36 biscuits
Dietary Vegetarian
From The Great British Bake Off
A selection of savoury, buttery biscuits is just what’s needed at your next drinks party.


  1. Put the flour, salt, butter, one of the eggs and 40ml/1½fl oz water into a bowl and mix well for five minutes until you have a smooth dough. Divide the dough in half.

  2. On a lightly floured work surface, knead the poppy seeds in to one half of the dough and the parmesan and sun-dried tomato paste to the other.

  3. Using a rolling pin, roll out each piece of dough on a lightly floured work surface to about 3mm thick. Place each piece of dough on a baking tray, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C(fan)/Gas 6. Dust two large baking trays with flour.

  5. Using a 7cm/2¾cm round cutter cut out 18 rounds from each half of the dough, re-rolling as necessary. Place the rounds on the baking tray.

  6. Brush the biscuits with beaten egg and sprinkle the parmesan and tomato ones with sesame seeds.

  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden-brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or cold.


  • 375g/13oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 125g/4½oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 medium free-range eggs
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 40g/1½oz parmesan, grated (or a similar vegetarian hard cheese)
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

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