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Black Pepper and Parmesan Sables | mylittlelarder.com

Black Pepper and Parmesan Sablés

Makes 24
Servings 24
Author My Little Larder


  • 150 g 5oz parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup 200g/7oz plain flour
  • 125 g 1 stick unsalted butter, 1cm or 1/2” cubes
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • sea salt to serve


  1. Place chunks of parmesan cheese in your food processor and pulse until it resembles breadcrumbs. This is much easier than grating it, but alternatively you can always grate it by hand.
  2. Add the flour, butter, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Pulse until the mixture starts to clump together.
  3. Turn out mixture onto a lightly floured surface. Form the mixture into a log that is approximately 5cm (2in) in diameter or any diameter that is of your choosing. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to a week.
  4. When ready to serve, preheat oven to 180C (350F). Using a sharp knife carefully slice 5mm (1/4 in) slices and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper (parchment paper).
  5. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the sables are starting to turn a light golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven, sprinkle each sable with some flaky sea salt and allow to cool slightly before serving warm or cold. They will harden as they cool. Delicious with a cocktail, wine or beer!