Birthday biscuits

For most people, today is Boxing Day. Not here. Today is my Dad's birthday. My family is always together today so we go to a local National Trust garden, Wakehurst place, home of one of the most spectacular Christmas trees. As always, today we went for our walk and to see the tree, despite the rain and cold. 

When I got home I made batch of cheese biscuits. I made one batch a couple of days ago for my parents' Christmas hamper using Stilton, rather than cheddar. They didn't last long.

Cheese biscuits
125g plain flour
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp soft brown sugar
100g soft, unsalted butter
25g parmesan 
100g cheddar cheese
A splash of water
1. Put the flour, pepper and sugar in a bowl. Add the butter and crumble the cheese in to the mix. Using your fingertips, mix all the ingredients together. Use a splash of water to bind it all together and make a dough. If you use Stilton, you won't need the water.
2. Roll the dough into a log on a floured surface. Roll the log in sesame seeds, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 1-2 hours.
3. Preheat the oven to 170. Using a sharp knife, cut discs of the dough, about 5mm thick. Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake for 15-17minutes until golden brown. 

Ta da!

This batch didn't last very long as that plate is now empty. 

So, Happy Birthday Dad! (I know you'll read this at some point.) Although your jokes are terrible, I love you very much. I will bake more savoury things for you, I promise X Bo

Merry Christmas to all & Happy Birthday Dad! 


  1. Making a batch of these tomorrow for the henley street winter carols and bonfire. Nom nom nom.


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