Oh boy, another Food52 recipe. These are tasty and simple but sound sophisticated. If you are looking to "wow" or impress, try these little guys out!
What you will need:
1 cup all purpose flour
8 tablespoons (or 1 stick) butter, room temperature
4 oz of crumbles blue cheese
fresh ground pepper
About 3 tablespoons fig preserves
Heat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place flour, butter, blue cheese and a few grinds of black pepper into a bowl (food processor works if you have one) and blend with pastry knife (or two butter knives) until the dough starts to resemble pea sized balls. Once you've got it to that texture get rid of the pastry knife and blend with your hands until dough comes together and starts to form a ball. Set on floured surface and knead a few times. Then roll it out between two pieces of wax paper, until it's about 1/8 of an inch thick (that's pretty thin). Cut out rounds of the dough with a 1 inch round biscuit cutter or small mouthed drinking glass and transfer to parchment lined baking sheet. Reroll scrapes and cut more rounds. You should get about 36-40 rounds. Using your knuckle or the end of a wooden spoon, press a small, round indentation into the middle of each round. Spoon a little bit of the fig preserve into each indentation. Bake the savouries until the fig preserves start to bubble, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.