Thought I’d share this recipe with you this morning; they’re ridiculously easy and cheap to make, great for parties and there are so many variations to have fun with, enjoy!
- 8oz/200g Self-Raising Flour
- 4oz/100g Margarine (or softened butter)
- 6oz/150g Grated Cheese (good stuff with a tang like mature cheddar or red Leicester)
- 2 Eggs
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder (optional)
- Stir salt and mustard into flour
- Rub in butter until you get breadcrumb look
- Save back a little cheese for topping, but add in most of it (or you can dump it all in and grate extra for topping for extra cheesiness like I do 😉 )
- stir in eggs and form into a dough (you can add one egg and some water if you’re short on eggs) … looking for pastry consistency, not too wet
- Roll out and cut into strips (or any other shape)… for twisty ones you just turn the ends in opposite directions when you put them on the baking tray
- Place on a baking tray…if it’s not a really good non-stick one, you may want to butter the tray or, better yet, put baking parchment down.
- Top with extra cheese, poppy seeds, paprika…pretty much whatever you want
- Bake for 15 mins 180C/GM4/350F until tops start to get golden
- cool and serve, they’ll stay fresh in a sealed tub up to 3 days.
- The dough can be made in advance and frozen, then defrosted and used within 24 hours
- You can add chopped cooked meat like ham or smoky bacon before adding the egg if you wish.
- Make animal or festive shaped cheese biscuits from the dough instead; great with cheese board and sweet chutney *drool*