Cheese, Garlic and Chilli Biscuits

Hi all! I’m so so sorry that I haven’t posted for so long – I’ve been super busy for the past few months, including starting university, and I promise I’ll try my best to post more soon! For now, I hope you enjoy my biscuit recipe – they are super cheesy, melt in your mouth and are maybe slightly healthy (they do have wholemeal flour)…

Ok, maybe not that healthy…

But anyway, I hope you enjoy – I made these for the period running up to Christmas, and topped them with some Cranberry Wensleydale that we had bought, and they did taste fab! Hopefully they’ll be as yummy for you when you make them ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Ingredients (to make roughly 40 biscuits):

  • 250g cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 200g butter
  • 200g wholemeal flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • chilli (to taste – I used one small chilli in addition to some chilli flakes)
  • salt and pepper

 

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, add the cheese, butter (slightly softened and diced into cubes) and flour
  2. Using your hands, rub the ingredients until they look like breadcrumbs
  3. Add the egg yolks and combine, forming a ball of dough
  4. Add the garlic, crushed and diced, chilli, salt and pepper
  5. Knead for a few minutes, until all ingredients are evenly distributed
  6. Form the dough into a log shape, with a diameter of around 6cm
  7. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 3 hours
  8. After resting, preheat the oven to 220 degrees (200 fan)
  9. Cut slices from the dough (approximately 1-2mm thick)
  10. Place the slices on a tray lined with greaseproof paper
  11. Bake in the oven for around 10-15 minutes, until golden brown
  12. Allow to cool on a wire tray, and then eat!

 

Tips:

  • Don’t leave the biscuits too long after baking them – if not eaten after a few days, they’ll start to go quite crumbly.
  • Be careful when moving the biscuits from the baking tray to wire rack – they’ll be quite soft when still hot.
  • Whilst I used cheddar, these would probably work just as well (maybe even better) with other hard cheeses, or maybe you could melt soft cheeses (e.g. mozzarella) on the top!
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