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How to make Spicy Cheese Biscuits!

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Published on 27th November 2019 at 10:07 • No comments yet, be the first!

Spicy Cheese Biscuits


Simple and quick to make, these spicy cheese biscuits have a touch of chilli for heat, turmeric for a beautiful golden hue and seeds typical of Indian spice blends including cumin, nigella, ajowan, sesame and fenugreek for a bit of crunch and nutty flavour. They're fantastic served still warm from the oven or you can store them in an airtight tin (for up to a week) and reheat for a few minutes whenever you have unexpected guests

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Makes about 20 biscuits

  • Heat rating: 2
  • Dietary: contains MUSTARD, SESAME, CELERY
  • Ingredients

    • 100g cold butter - cut into small cubes
    • 100g strong cheddar - finely grated
    • 1 egg (any size) - yolk only
    • 175g plain flour


    • 1 portion of Spicy Cheese Biscuit Blend (1 portion = 1 ½ tbsp): cumin, fennel, nigella, MUSTARD, SESAME, CELERY, fenugreek, coriander, black pepper, fenugreek, turmeric, ginger, cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, chilli, curry leaves

    Allergens are listed in CAPITALS

    Please note if you're making a bigger batch, you'll need to scale up the fresh ingredients in proportion, but the spices only by ⅔ or it will be too intense!


    1. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
    2. Mix in the cheddar, SPICY CHEESE BISCUIT BLEND and ¼ tsp salt
    3. Mix the egg yolk with 50ml water until fully combined
    4. Mix the egg/water mixture into the flour mixture until the dough combines into a coherent ball (add a small splash more water if too dry or a bit more flour if too sticky)
    5. Roll the dough into a large sausage with a diameter of 5-6cm then wrap in clingfilm or a bag and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes
    7. Slice biscuit dough into slices about 5mm thick. Place on baking parchment lined baking trays then bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and crisp

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