I make this little cuties often throughout the year, however no New Year’s Eve would be without them as pigs bring good luck.
Everyone loves their cheesy goodness. They are one of the most popular savory specialties of my friends and family.
You may add more cheese to the basic dough as you can never have enough cheese 🙂 You may also add different spices to make this recipe your own…
PIGGY BISCUIT RECIPE
500 grams flour (all purpose)
200 ml warm (not hot) milk
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon dry yeast 200 grams unsalted butter 1 egg yolk + 1 egg 150 ml sour cream 300 grams grated cheese (any that you like) 1 teaspoon salt
about 20 black peppercorns
Place sugar and yeast in the warm milk, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Put flour in a mixing bowl, add foamy yeast mixture, flour, salt, butter, 1 egg yolk, 150 ml sour cream and work for a few minutes to get an even dough.
You will also need a large, a medium and a small biscuit cutter. Cover bowl and let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes.
Roll out dough to 1 cm and sprinkle with 1/3 of the grated cheese, fold up from side to side until you get a parcel. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Roll out again, spread with 1/2 of the remaining cheese, fold up and let rest (covered) for another 15 minutes. Roll out again, spread with cheese and fold and let rest for another 15 minutes.
Roll out about 1 1/2 – 2 cm in thickness, cut out 12 large disks, 12 small disks and 6 medium disks. The large disks will be the heads, the small will be the noses, the medium will be the ears. Cut the medium discs into 4. Before we go to the next step let me share with you each step by photos so you can follow the recipe in more detail.
Place the large disks onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with the beaten egg. Take the small disks and using the straw poke 2 holes into it that will make the nose. Place the nose disks onto the faces.
Now, cut the medium disks into four (like a pie) and stick them on the left and right top of the head. These are the ears. Also place two peppercorns for the eyes above the nose. Now brush with the beaten egg again.
Preheat oven to 350F (about 175-180C) and bake until golden brown.