Spicy Cheese Biscuit Blend

5/5 from 3 Customers

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

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PREP 15 mins
COOK 45 mins
HEAT 2
Makes about 20 biscuits

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!

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

Product Rating (3):

5/5

Very easy to make. Taste delicious, and still delicious the next day when warmed up. I can't say how long they would last - these were all eaten within 2 days. Next time I will try to roll the dough out and use cookie cutters, so that they are all the same size, for better presentation!

Maggie Hodgkiss View More

We're happy to hear that these were easy to make and delicious- happy spicing!

5/5

Cut them too thick so had to flatten a few, hence the varied shapes...BUT they disappeared almost as soon as they hit the plate. A wow with the guests. Fantastic

Denis Christopher Lunn View More

Glad everyone enjoyed them, we think they look great and it's the taste that counts right? Happy spicing!

5/5

Have made these twice over Christmas and ordered more packets for me and my Mum, who is also a fan of them! They did not last long, are easy to make and absolutely delicious. I'm going to make sure I always have a pack of this spice mix in the cupboard!

David Taylor View More

Looks like they came out perfectly- we can see why they didn't last very long! Thanks for sharing and happy spicing!

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