Aperitif Cheese Biscuits

These aperitif biscuits are great as they are sprinkled with seeds, or, instead, omit the seeds and serve them with your own topping. Alternatively, to replace crisps or nuts, you could use aspic cutters to make tasty savouries. If you do decide to use the small aspic cutters, be sure to adjust the length of cooking time, as they will be ready much quicker.

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Ingredients

For 12 Serving(s)

Recipe

  • 115 g plain flour
  • 55 g butter
  • 55 g strongly flavoured cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp dijon (mild) mustard
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • mustard or poppy seeds

Aperitif Cheese Biscuits Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C; line 2 baking trays with baking parchment
  2. 1. Place the flour into a medium sized mixing bowl, then rub in the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the cheese.
  3. 2. Whisk the egg and mustard together. Add the egg, a little at a time to form a stiff, smooth dough, reserving any leftover egg mix.
  4. 3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and lightly knead and roll to 5mm thickness, taking care not to roll too thinly as it will burn. Stamp out with a cutter and place on the lined baking sheets. Brush with a little of the leftover egg and sprinkle with seeds.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden, turn out and cool on a wire rack.
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