Cheese & Walnut Biscuits
- Makes 12 Portions
- Preparation 15 minutes
- 10 minutes cooking time
- 180C°, 350 F°, Gas Mark 4
- 60g Butter (salted) (chilled, cubed)
- 60g Allinson’s Strong White Bread Flour
- 50g Walnuts
- 60g Cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
- 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
- Food processor
- Mixing bowl
- Baking parchment
- Cling film
- Baking tray
- Cooling rack
Step 1:Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs, alternatively do this is in a food processor.
Step 2:Stir in the walnuts and the cheese and bring the mixture together in a sausage shape about 20 cm long.
Step 3:Sprinkle the poppy seeds and sesame seeds over a piece of baking parchment and roll the dough in the seeds until the outside is completely coated, wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
Step 4:Preheat the oven to 180C (fan 160C, gas mark 4). Unwrap the chilled dough and slice into 12 rounds and place them on lined baking sheets, leaving a bit of room for spreading.
Step 5:Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until lightly golden around the edges.
Step 6:Transfer to a wire rack to cool and store in an airtight container. These are perfect as gifts either cooked or uncooked to have with Christmas drinks.