Head straight on to the recipe for Dried Olive Savoury Biscuits ♥
Make your own dried olive savoury biscuits to serve on their own, or topped with blue cheese, a strong cheddar or my new favourite, Maasdam.
Both our Jack Russell’s are rescue dogs. Misty came to us with a skin disorder that got worse and worse regardless of how we treated it. Our vet, who I trust implicitly, did not want to put her on cortisone due to the long term damage it can do to her liver. But a few months ago her skin was causing her to be irritated all the time. She was fighting with Molly so badly that Dave got bitten twice. I considered giving her away as I was concerned she would kill Molly or end up being killed herself. Before heading down a drastic route I decided to take her to the vet for her annual appointment one month early. We negotiated a course of cortisone in the hope that the long term risk would be outweighed by the short to medium term gain. She started off on 2 tablets every day for 5 days and this was then reduced to 1 tablet a day for 5 days. The aim is to wean her to a dosage that is as infrequent as possible but keeps her skin clear. The first night of 1 tablet every 2 days was the night Dave joined me in Johannesburg. The following day he told me that I would be amazed at how good natured she was. Her skin was soft, her fur thicker and she was actually wagging her tail and playing with Scarlett.
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After 10 days we reduced the dosage to every 3 days and took a huge step back. Straight away she started scratching, her skin was red and she was irritable. She attacked Molly and ended up with two deep gashes on her leg where Molly bit her back. Immediately I put her back onto a nightly dose and within 3 days she was a friendly dog. Of course Molly is still wary of her as for 2 years they have been in a lot of fights. Dave and I decided that a shorter happier life would be much better for her, and for the other two dogs as well. I also decided for a change to make savoury biscuits instead of buying them. Here I have made Dried Olive Savoury Biscuits and the effort is really worth while. I would recommend making half of this batch at a time, or freezing the left overs if you don’t feel like cooking up the entire lot.
Dried Olive Savoury Biscuits
- 375 g flour, plus extra for dusting
- 125 g butter
- 2 eggs
- 5 mls salt
- 30 mls water
- 35 g dried olive slices
for the egg wash
- 1 egg
- 0.625 mls cayenne pepper
- Place the flour and butter in a bowl and rub in with your fingers until a crumb forms
- Place the eggs into a small bowl and add the salt
- Whisk to combine
- Slowly add the eggs to the flour and mix in with your hands
- Add the water and mix until a pastry forms
- Turn the pastry onto a lightly floured surface
- Add the dried olives
- Roll out the pastry to 3mm thick
- Place into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- Cut the pastry into shapes and place onto a lined baking tray
for the egg wash
- Place the egg and cayenne into a small bowl and whisk to combine
- Egg wash the biscuits
- Bake for 15 minutes and leave to cool on the tray
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Take a look at what was previously posted on Lavender and Lime on June 20:
- three years ago – Strawberry Sherbet
- four years ago – Gratitude And A Few Announcements
- five years ago – Lamb Meat Balls
54 thoughts on “Dried Olive Savoury Biscuits”
Ohhhhhh wow! Anything crunchy/crispy totally ticks my box but with olives and cheese too? Delicious! I love the flavours you’ve got going on here Tandy!
Thanks Lucie 🙂
Wow the medication really made a world of difference! These biscuits look so good too! I’ve never had olive biscuits-breads yes but not biscuits.
These were very moreish 🙂
I don’t use it for my pups as we have no health issues with them but have heard so many good things about the all round benefits of a raw food diet and also including turmeric in their food. Might be worth investigating. Hope all continues well with the dogs ? And on to the recipe! Lovely biscuits, think we’d really enjoy these.
I cannot do a raw food diet for them as my one dog is allergic to chicken. But the turmeric sounds like a great idea, thanks 🙂
Delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try it! But, whhhaat, my cat was called Misty and my dog is Molly! I thought I was reading something I wrote!
Haha, that is so funny!
Would love to try one your biscuits.
Have a happy Monday.
🙂 Mandy xo
Would love you to come and visit!
Iyour poor dog. Eczema is agony. The more you scratch the more you want to scratch. A human remedy is to mix a paste of bicarbonate soda and water and cover the itchy inflamed patch before it gets too bad. Whatever you are washing your dog with could also add to the problem.
I’ve baked sweet biscuits but not savoury. Yours looks uncomplicated. I’d like to give it a go.,
Thanks for that Mary, I am sure she will lick off the bicarb but maybe I should add it to the water when I wash her? I will also try that myself next time I have an outbreak 🙂
Love the shape of these biscuits! Shape means so much in food I think! My parents Jack Russell is a rescue and not a very happy one unfortunately, not good natured like yours. She really wants to be the only pet in the home and when I dog sit (which is quite a bit of the time since my parents travel a great deal out of the country) she is not happy with my 2 dogs. But we get through it!
Mine was exactly the same until we put her on the cortisone. But she is still very jealous and does not like the other dogs near me.
Anything cheese and salty gets a thumbs up from me! I ate a whole tub of olives in one go at the weekend. Ooops!
That is a good thing to have an entire tub of 🙂
Those look lovely. I’ll take savory over sweet anytime.
It seems like all of life is some sort of compromise. Poor pup, skin diseases can be the worst to try and control…
This was one compromise worth taking 🙂
These sound so yummy!! I love anything involving olives 🙂
Me too Sues 🙂
I am very excited to try these. I think we could probably replace the olives with many other things like sage or rosemary would also work. Right?
Any savoury ingredient will work. I just happened to have some dried olives to hand 🙂
Hi Tandy, this is my kind of biscuits, love the combo of flavors you used.
So sorry about your dog, they sure know how to work their way into our hearts.
My dogs are my children 🙂
This looks absolutely delicious. I’m imagining these would be great for a wine and cheese party 🙂
They would be perfect Sarah 🙂
Oh wow – that Cortisone sure did help Misty – what a difference a happy dog makes – and what a delicious difference homemade savory biscuits make!
She is like a puppy now!
I’m so excited about these, Tandy. Particularly because I just made three jars of dried olives. 🙂
Wow, your harvest was amazing 🙂
I’m not a fan of olives but these look delicious.
Thanks Doreen 🙂
Love olive breads but never had olive biscuits. These sounds like an amazing idea. Can’t wait to try these crunchy crispy bites!
Hope you enjoy them Anu 🙂
I want these wiyh some dip of sundried tomatoes. I could finish the whole batch!
That would be a great accompaniment 🙂
I adore olives and any dish that includes them gets my vote!
I’ve never seen dried olives at the market, I’ll look out for them.
Or you could try and dry your own?
wonderful! they look so pretty.
Thank you Shobha 🙂
Your biscuits sound delicious, Tandy.
Thank you Liz 🙂
I’m not a fan of olives on there own, but in biscuit form. All the yes! 🙂
You can always sub out the olives if you wanted to 🙂
I’m not usually big on olives but I would try these because they look and sound great!
Thank you Nathan 🙂
It is definitely about quality of life for Misty and also for everyone around her. Thankfully she has such a caring a patient home.
It is the best option Jem, you are right 🙂
This would be great with a running, ripe blue cheese! It is making me hungry.
That is a great idea Elizabeth 🙂
These look so good Tandy. I’m always on the look out for new savoury biscuit recipes so have bookmarked this one. Coincidentally, I just bought a wedge of Maasdam yesterday.
It has become my new favourite cheese 🙂