Feta and spring onion bouikos

Saturday morning, I got up early and took a bike ride around the Roding Valley. I have started an August active challenge committing to some sort of activity every day for the next month. I’m not sure they include cooking and baking but it was the stimulus for me this morning to bake these little snacks I’ve been looking at for the past few days since I’ve acquired this wonderful cookbook.

It’s an outrageously simple recipe to make. It takes less than 20 minutes to cook and then they’re done. Easy peasy baking.

Ingredients

50g cold butter

40g mature Cheddar cheese, grated

40g feta, crumbled

100g plain flour

a pinch of salt

50ml sour cream

½ teaspoon nigella seeds

2 spring onions, chopped

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200˚C and line a baking tray with parchment.
  • Cut the cold butter into dice-sized small cubes, and prepare the cheeses.
  • In a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, or by hand, combine all the ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overwork the mixture.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and pat down to a rough rectangle 2-3cm thick. Cut the dough into triangles using a lightly floured knife. Do this by cutting the dough twice lengthways. Then slice across three times, and cut each rectangle diagonally to make triangles.
  • Place on the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the tray around, reduce the oven to 180˚C and bake for a further 6-8 minutes, or until golden.
  • Serve hot or cooled. They are best eaten the same day.

These didn’t last the whole day. They are absolutely delicious.

6 responses to “Feta and spring onion bouikos”

      1. I am looking forward to baking this! Thank you!

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  1. […] thanks to Bunminola of Bunminola Bakes, I have learned about Bouikos for the first time from her delicious blog. I became very interested to try bake these as they seem […]

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  2. MARY BACHMAYER avatar
    MARY BACHMAYER

    I have seen this recipe three or four times in various places on the Net and nowhere does it specify any leavening! Seems to me if you combine butter, cheese, all purpose flour and liquid, you will end up with a brick. If you used self-rising flour, all’s good or else add 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder as I did. They turned out splendidly and had the proper flake of a good scone. Please tell me if you really made these without any leavening. Thanks!

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    1. Yup. I’ve made them twice as per the recipe from Honey & Co and they came out just fine and in no way brick like! I guess each to his own. I’m glad you enjoyed your version. Thanks for sharing your experiences!

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