Cheddar and chive biscuits Recipe

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serves:

10 small, 20 large

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

40 min

Cooking:

10 min

Rich cheddar cheese adds crunch and flavour to these little biscuits that’ll go great on their own, with a range of dips or covered in cream cheese for a combination of textures. Taking just 10 mins to cook, they’d also work as a nice little treat in the kids’ packed lunches as a tasty savoury snack, where you could use milder cheddar if they’re not a fan of strong cheese. They’re nice and simple to make too, which means they’re a fun activity for the kids to help make them with you.

Ingredients

  • 125g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 60g softened butter cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 80g of grated strong cheddar
  • 1½ tsp chopped chives
  • 1bsp iced water

Method

  • Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.

  • Line 3 baking sheets with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.

  • Sift the flour and baking together.

  • Place in a food processor and blitz with the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.

  • Add the egg, cheddar and chives and blitz until it comes together as a dough.

  • Turn out the dough onto a piece of baking parchment and bring all the dough together into a large ball.

  • Place another piece of baking paper over the top and roll to approximately 3mm thick.

  • Remove the top layer of paper and cut into rounds using a 5cm cutter, and place onto the baking sheets.

  • Bring the remaining dough together and repeat stage 6 until all the dough is used.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 mins or until lightly brown.

  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

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These cheesy biscuits would also be a great addition to crackers on a cheese board.