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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

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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

    Spices

    • 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!

    Method

    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
    6. PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 190°C/GAS MARK 5
    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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