Sunday 25 August 2013

Recipe: Cheese Biscuits

 This is a recipe my lovely mum came up with a few years ago. It's perhaps the simplest recipe I've ever made - it only has three ingredients!

I call these 'cheese biscuits' because the texture is a little hard to describe - they lack the CRUNCH that most crackers have, and are instead soft and quite crumbly. You could experiment with the type of cheese used - I've used mature cheddar, but you could use most types of cheese.
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 100g grated cheese

I'm using ready-grated cheese, just to make things even easier. This recipe makes about 20 standard sized biscuits, but if you want to make more (or less) you just need to remember that you need equal quantities of plain flour, butter and cheese.

1. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius
2. Mix your butter and flour together
3. Add the grated cheese, and mix to form a dough. If your dough is too sticky, add more flour, and if too dry add a little milk.

4. Place your dough on a worktop which has been dusted with flour, to prevent sticking.
5. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1cm.

6. Cut out your biscuits and place on a tray.

Leave a gap in between your biscuits, the cheese sometimes spills out while they are cooking.

7. Place in your pre-heated oven for fifteen minutes, or until golden brown.

You can serve them as they are, or wait for them to cool - they taste great both ways. I also like to make tiny ones as an alternative to croutons in soup. Why not try adding herbs to the recipe to make them a little more haute-cuisine?

Let me know if you try this!

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