Saturday, July 28, 2007

Warty Cheesy Daisy Biscuits!

I made a (square) batch of these last night when Aunty A called to say she was popping in, thinking there may be leftovers to have with soup at lunch today.

WRONG! You know how addictive just-out-of-the-oven cheesy goodness is? Those little suckers didn't last 10 minutes (which is about how long they took to make).

So I made another batch this morning (since the oven was on for the bread anyway). But this time I got all carried away with the daisy shaped cookie cutters I've had lurking in the back of the drawer for far too long. Not too sure about the warty bits, but they tasted just fine with my lentil and spinach soup!

Here's the recipe, which will be fine for those of us who have breakfast cups in our kitchen cupboards to measure with...

Warty Cheesy Biscuits

1 breakfast cup flour
1 Tbsn icing sugar
1 (scant) tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
pinch of cayenne pepper (I used 1/4 tsp cause I like a bit of bite to my cheese)

2 Tbspn butter
3 oz grated cheese
a little milk

Preheat oven to 200 c.

Sift the first five ingredients into a bowl. Rub in the butter then add the grated cheese.

Mix to a stiff dough with the milk. Knead and roll out very thinly. Cut into squares, fingers, daisies (or whatever else tickles your fancy) Prick (I'm referring to the biscuits, not you.)

Bake about 10 minutes.

Serve with soup or good red wine.

(I found if I just baked these on a greased oven tray the melted cheese stuck to the tray causing some rude words to be uttered when trying to transfer them to the cooling rack. Second time round I used baking paper and it worked a treat.)


Janette said...

mmmm they look delicious!

June said...

Ooh, they do.

One question: What's a breakfast cup?

The Shopping Sherpa said...

A very English measurement which was common in old cookbooks (along with it's fellow, the tea cup).

The cup I used (which I suspect is halfway between the two) held 6 3/4 oz of flour which worked out fine.

Officially a breakfast cup is 1.2 standard cups.

June said...