Parmesan and olives savoury biscuits, great as party food!

Parmesan and olives savoury biscuits, great as party food!

By 30/12/2016

The longest night of the year is nearly here!

I have always loved new year's eve celebrations. In Italy people stay up until the morning to wait for the new year and eat and drink almost non-stop for several hours...of course this is what I will be doing together with both my sisters and respective husbands. There will be lots and lots of food and most of it will be absolute favourite. At the end of the meal we will be having an artisan panettone with amarene (cherries) made in a bakery which is much better than the industrial ones you buy at supermarkets.

If you are having a party and you are looking for savoury finger food, then these parmesan and olives biscuits are great with a glass of Prosecco. If you are short of time and you don't want to make the pastry you can simply use ready made puff pastry, they will be just as delicious.

This recipe makes about 25 - 30 biscuits.

I wish you all a fabulous 2017 and may all your dreams and wishes for the new year come true!

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes
  • Yield : 30



Whiz the olives with the capers, the anchovy and the olive oil and reduce them into a puree.

Olives, capers and anchovy

On your work top mix the flour with the parmesan, salt, the lemon zest and the butter. Start adding a couple of spoonfools of water and mix. Add more water if necessary to make a compact ball.

making pastry

With a rolling pin roll the pastry about 1/2 cm thick or 0.2 inch and spread a thin layer of olive paste on it.

spreading olive paste (tapenade)

Roll up tightly then wrap it in cling film and and rest it in the fridge for a couple of hours. This will make it easier to slice later.

rolling up pastry

After 2 hours slice the roll about 1 cm or 0.4 inch thick. Line the biscuits on a greased baking tray and bake at 180C or 350F for 20 mins.

slicing roll

Let them cool down and enjoy!

Parmesan biscuits with olive and anchovy

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15 Responses to Parmesan and olives savoury biscuits, great as party food!

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Indeed a perfect party appetizer! Love that olive filling!
    Happy New Year, Alida.

    • Alida

      Yes these went down quite well!

  2. elisabetta

    These savoury biscuits will disappear fast so make sure you gobble a couple down before your guests beat you. Just seen Friday Night Feast on Channel 4. Alida, do you remember who was the guest on the episode you were in? Buon Anno a tutti vuoi xxx

    • Alida

      Hello Elisabetta,
      It’s the series 3 episode 2 with Goldie Hawn.
      I wish you a wonderful new year full of happiness and surprises! Bacioni!

  3. Chiara

    molto sfiziose queste girelle ! Buon 2017 a te e alla tua famiglia alida , un bacione

    • Alida

      Un abbraccio e buon anno anche a te!

  4. La cucina di Molly

    Sfiziosi e gustosi questi biscotti salati, ottima proposta da fare per il cenone di fine anno!
    Tanti auguri di Buon Anno a te e famiglia, che sia sereno e felice! Un Abbraccio forte!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara un caro augurio di un buon anno anche a te e alla tua famiglia.

  5. speedy70

    Perfetti per un’aperitivo sfizioso! Auguri di buon anno!!!

  6. All That I'm Eating

    These look so pretty and they sound delicious too; I love olives and crispy pastry together!

  7. Christine

    I made these last week and they were sensational. I used a combination of black and calamata olives because I didn’t have capers. Really good!

    • Alida

      Fabulous! I am so happy when someone likes my recipes. Thanks so much for making them! 🙂

  8. Lou

    Can you freeze this either after rolling or after final cooking process?

    • Alida

      Yes you can, either before or after baking them

      • Lou


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