Cheese Dad biscuits

Cheese Dad biscuits

Letter biscuits that spell 'DAD' are a great gift for Father's Day.

By , 21 September 2015
Cheese Dad biscuits
  • Ready in: 30 mins
  • Serves: 18
  • Price: 11p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 26g serving contains
  • Fat high
    7.4g
    11%
  • Saturates high
    3.9g
    20%
  • Sugars low
    0.2g
    <1%
  • Salt med
    0.3g
    4%
  • Energy 465KJ 111KCAL
    6%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1788kJ/427kcal.
Ingredients
  • 175g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • Good pinch of mustard powder
  • Good pinch of, cayenne
  • Good pinch of salt
  • 100g butter, diced
  • 40g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 25g Parmesan, grated
  • 25g sesame seeds
  • 15g poppy seeds
  • 1 large egg, separated
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Sift the flour, mustard, cayenne and salt in a bowl.

  • Add the butter and rub in between your fingers and thumbs until it looks like crumbs.

  • Add the cheeses and seeds and mix evenly. Mix the yolk with 4 tsp cold water and add to the flour. Use a round-bladed knife to form a stiff dough. You may need to add a few more drops of water.

  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut out A and D letters using a small knife. You could use a pastry cutter to shape the round part of the D. Gather up the leftover dough and repeat. You should have six As and 12 Ds.

  • Space out the biscuits on the baking trays and brush with the egg white. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.