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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Cheese Biscuits

The dietitians at my current work placement love to cook. Mainly bake. Nearly every week I've been there they have had a morning or afternoon tea where they all make or bake things and sit around for a while just eating and chatting about their wonderful recipes. Actually, come to think of it i don't think I've ever heard any one of them talk about anything un-food related in general conversation. It's always, 'I made this' or 'I made that' or 'I altered this recipe' or 'I went to this restaurant'. Well, being dietitians you'd probably expect that wouldn't you? But, I mean, I love talking about food and making it too, but there ARE other things in life.  Don't get me wrong, they are lovely, gorgeous people, but it's a bit unnerving....

Anyways, one of the dietitians I was talking to gave me a recipe for these cheddar cheese biscuits, or flaky crackers. And so, I made them =). They actually taste pretty good! But I think I burnt mine a bit, and as a result, this is probably the first time I have leftovers =(. I'm determined to make sure it NEVER happens again. I hate wastage!

The recipe title actually says Cheese and Paprika Biscuits, but despite adding extra paprika to the already substantial amount in the recipe, I couldn't really taste it. So I renamed it so I don't mislead my readers =).

I also think it's a good idea I decided to cook something savory since I haven't done so for quite a while. And recently I conducted a diabetes education clinic and now I'm a bit paranoid...

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

125g butter, room temp
250g grated cheddar cheese (try lite cheddar cheese)
1 egg
1 1/4 cups plain flour
2 tsp smoked paprika (like I said, I added more - like a whole tsp more...)

1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Line oven tray(s) with baking paper.

2. Beat butter and cheese together until combined. Add egg and mix until combined.

3. Add flour and paprika and mix till combined.

4. Turn out mixture onto lightly floured bench top. Roll out dough till 1cm thick and cut out biscuits using preferred cutter shape. Place biscuits on baking paper lined trays.

5. Bake for 13 minutes or until golden in colour. Turn out on wire rack to cool for at least 15-30 minutes.

Mmmm, taste just like Shapes biscuits, but better of course =D. One of the things that went really well with these was olive tapenade. Man I love this stuff. Definitely need to look into attempting to make this.

Enjoy =) xx


  1. Mmmm! They look really yummy. Not burnt at all :)

  2. You are too kind! But they did taste a bit toasty :S...


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