Dried Olive Savoury Biscuits

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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.

Dried Olive Savoury Biscuits

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

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Dried Olive Savoury Biscuits

These savoury biscuits are good enough to eat on their own
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 1 batch of biscuits
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 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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