Québec Maple Cheddar Biscuits with Pink Peppercorns

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48 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup grain mix (flaxseed, chia, camelina, hemp, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup maple sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pink peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup strong Québec cheddar, grated
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. Put the dry ingredients, pink peppercorns and chives into a food processor and grind.
  2. Add the butter and mix to a shortbread consistency.
  3. Add the cheddar and blend well.
  4. With the food processor on, gradually add the milk to obtain a ball of dough.
  5. Transfer dough to a lightly-floured surface and shape it into a 4 – 5 cm (1 1/2 – 2 in) thick round or oval. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 160° C (325° F).
  7. Cut dough into slices about 3 mm (1/8 in) in diameter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving a space of about 2.5 cm (1 in) between them.
  8. Bake 8 – 12 minutes to make them golden and crispy.
  9. Serve with your favourite spread such as hummus, soft cheese, goat cheese, smoked salmon mousse, etc.


Nice and salty, these biscuits make a great base for your holiday appetizers.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.