Savoury Buttermilk Swirls

Few days back I read about Iyengar Khara Biscuits at Priya’s (mharo rajasthan) and Srivalli’s site. I tried them out and they turned out really good with yoghurt giving a nice punch to the taste. Then I also bumped into an Irish Soda bread recipe at though I am yet to make this one). These recipes really got me interested to try out buttermilk for baking. With quiet a few yeast disasters in the recent past I really wanted to give Mr Yeast the royal ignore :-). So after jumping from one option to other I decided to make cheese swirls. Since it was a first attempt at swirls and that too with buttermilk, I decided to do it with just basic ingredients, sauce and cheeses. And they came out well! Crispy on the outer surface and soft and chewy from inside. Great for snacking. Incidentally hubby was home early just on time to taste these fresh. And he loved it with his cuppa tea.  Hoping to make it again with different fillings.

1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp salt
1.5 tbsp Canola oil
1 tsp heaped, sugar

For Filling
1/3 cup Pizza Sauce
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese or vary with 1/8 cup cheddar and 1/8 cup grated cottage cheese.
1/4 cup grated mozarella cheese (or more)
fresh ground pepper
Origano or any other dried herb of choice


  • Preheat oven at 180C
  • Mix oil and sugar till sugar dissolves
  • Seave together salt, flour and soda.
  • Add it to oil and sugar mix. Add buttermilk little by little to form a soft pliable dough. Do not apply too much pressure. Just bring the dough together with a light hand.
  • Dust a plain surface with flour and roll the dough into a rectangle of 1/8″ thickness.
  • Spread pizza sauce (I didn’t have any, so used tomato basil pasta sauce).
  • Sprinkle grated cheese and herbs.
  • Roll it in gently. Cut small disks out of the roll, about 1/4″ thick.
  • Place them gently on a lined cookie tray. The disk were too soft to handle. Hence I did it with the help of a spoon.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or till slightly browned for a soft crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes for more crispy crust. Serve hot!

Sending this to the Tuesday bookmarked event hosted by Priya and Aipi

Also to Let’s cook: Break Time Snacks hosted by Radhika of Tickling Palates
And Only Baked hosted at Tamalpaku started by Pari
And Anyone Can Cook: Series 25 hosted at Taste of Pearl City under the category “For beginners” and “Less ingredients”
15 Responses to “Savoury Buttermilk Swirls”
  1. aipi says:

    This looks fantastic ~ I would love to have some with a hot cup of coffee 🙂US Masala

  2. Radhika says:

    I can understand your hesitation and I also have the same thing before trying out something new. This swirl is just so awesome and quite convincing to make me try it ASAP. Bookmarked.Event: Let's Cook – School Break Time Snacks

  3. Taste Junction says:

    I too have been trying buttermilk in baking quite a bit recently & met with success. This one looks like a nice crunchy bite!! And yes I'm also not too fond of Mr. Yeast, though in my case results are great but I can't stand the smell of it.

  4. Anjali Bapna Shukla says:

    Completely, madly, deeply loved this recipe….tonight is gonna be a good good night with a lot of yogurt and buttermilk knocking in my baking oven. 🙂

  5. Prathima Rao says:

    Awesome, mouthwatering swirls!!!! Feel like grabbing them & taking a bite,..!!Prathima RaoPrats Corner

  6. Food Glorious Food! says:

    Lovely treats! Would love to try it out soon 🙂

  7. SouthIndianHome says:

    Looks yummy and inviting South Indian Recipes

  8. hemalata says:

    Interesting recipe,looks so yummy and delicious.

  9. Umm Mymoonah says:

    Looks fantastic, this would be great for parties. Looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook 🙂

  10. harini-jaya says:

    Awesome looking swirls there! Thanks for sending it to the 'Only-Baked' Event

  11. Champa says:

    Thanks for visiting. I make a pesto pinwheel cookies – similar to this one. Looks good.

  12. Pavithra Kodical says:

    Delicious and mouthwatering swirls 🙂

  13. thekitchenaffaire says:

    These look so yummy.. Can I have one? 😀

  14. Renuka says:

    Hi, this is my first time here and was curious because of the blog name. My blog has a similar combination of spices in its name too !!!! I just wanted to say there is something going on with the text portion of your blog. I would definitely love to try out this recipe too…..

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