Monday, 17 January 2011

Cheese Biscuits

Everyone likes the odd snack, and after a reading session there is nothing better then a cup of tea and a biscuit or three. Preferring savoury snacks to sweet, and having a passion for really mature cheddar, this recipe is the perfect marriage for me. The whole meal flour makes the biscuit crumbly and light and the cheese adds a real punch. Not only that but they are affordable and easy to make, consisting of just 4 ingredients, and require little skill or a particularly well-stocked kitchen. I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter this time, although if you like your biscuits extra cheesy I wouldn’t be afraid to add ½ the cheese again. They taste great on their own, or with a dollop of chutney on top.

Makes around 15 biscuits
100g 100% whole meal flour
100g softened butter
100g cheddar cheese
a pinch of paprika
1. Preheat the oven to 200C.With your hands, work all of the ingredients together in a bowl to give a soft malleable dough.
2. Roll out on to a lightly floured work surface and stamp out with cutters, before placing on a baking tray.
3. Bake in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes until the biscuits have browned a little and are no longer squidgy to touch. Cool on a wire rack.

Culinary Know How: FRESHER
Kitchen Requirements: BASIC

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