I think one of my favorite things about the holidays is all of the chances you have to entertain and be social. As I've said before, it's important to have recipes that you can make at a moment's notice for any surprise guests or events.
Although I'm a huge dip and spread fan, you also need things to put them on. I love to make my own crackers and flatbreads, and these are a delicious addition to my entertaining recipes.
Green peppercorns, especially those in brine, have such an incredible flavor, and I try to use them as often as possible. Combined with the asiago cheese, they add a lovely flavor to these light little biscuits that are perfect for serving with dips, or by themselves.
Green Peppercorn Asiago Biscuits
1/2 lb butter, softened
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
a dash or two of hot sauce
2 c shredded Asiago cheese
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp green peppercorns, minced
Preheat oven to 375. In a small bowl, cream butter, worcestershire, hot sauce, and cheese until smooth. In a larger bowl, combine flour, salt, and paprika with a fork. Gradually add to cheese mixture. Add in peppercorns, and mix until dough holds together. (May need a tsp of water to help it hold together). Shape into a log, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Remove, slice, and place rounds on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.