I made these lovely little biscuits on Saturday evening as I had Dan and Nick over for a couple of games of Kill Dr Lucky. I got the recipe from my colleague Jane who made them for a work leaving party the other week. The recipe is originally a Nigella recipe called Cheesy Feet but I don’t have any foot shaped biscuit cutters, however, I did find a nice little sun shaped cutter in Lakeland, so I used that instead.
The biscuits are easy to make and tasty. I added a little cayenne pepper, mustard powder and paprika to the mix, which gave them an etra bit of bite. The mix as listed here made about 16 biscuits
100g of strong cheddar, grated (I used Shropshire Red which is very tangy and gives the biscuits a nice orangey colour)
25g of soft butter
50g of plain flour
¼ teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of mustard powder
¼ teaspoon of paprika
¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Pre-heat the oven to 200
Place all of the ingredients in a mixer and mix well until the dough comes together. (this can take a little while but will happen – I started with beaters to mix everything up well and then switched to dough hooks to form the dough.)
Form the dough into a fat disc, wrap in cling film and allow to rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface until about 3mm thick and cut out biscuits until all the dough is used up, re-rolling and cutting as required.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and lay out the biscuits. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack – they will continue to cook for a couple of minutes after you remove them from the oven so take them out whilst they’re still a little soft in the middle.