You know when you are making a toasted cheese sandwich and some of the melted cheese oozes out of the bread, going all crispy and golden? Imagine having that toasted cheese flavour in a buttery biscuit along with a kick from some oniony chives and black pepper. Wouldn’t that just be a gorgeous mouthful. If that biscuit were to exist I think that it would be one of the most delicious biscuits ever…
I wonder if it would be possible to make such a biscuit. One that has a strong mature cheese flavour. A biscuit with strong cheesy flavour, not like the flavour of a bag of cheesy poofs or similar ’cheese’ flavoured crisps but a real full flavour of cheese. One that is firm and has enough strength to be picked up without falling apart, yet tender, flaky and easy to eat. If only such a biscuit existed…
If I was to make such a biscuit, I suppose I would start by putting around 125g plain flour into a large bowl along with 100g butter.
I would rub these together, as if I was making a crumble. When well combined I would probably add around 100g grated cheddar and 1 tablespoon of chopped chives. I may even add a good grinding of black pepper as well.
The dough would get placed onto a length of clingfilm. It would possibly look similar to the picture shown below.
After a tight roll to form a sausage shape, it would be placed into the fridge to rest for half an hour or so. It would then get sliced into thin rounds, about 1/2 cm thick and placed onto a large baking tray lined with baking parchment.
After ten or so minutes in a 180 degree oven the biscuits would be settled on a baking tray before being arranged in a basket. Mind you, they probably wouldn’t last long in there.6 comments