Crunchy cheese bites

Crunchy cheese bites

These will keep for two weeks in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.

By , 21 September 2015
Crunchy cheese bites
  • Ready in: 60 mins
  • Serves: 50
  • Price: 5p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 100g serving contains
  • Fat med
    4.2g
    6%
  • Saturates med
    2.1g
    10%
  • Sugars low
    0.1g
    1%
  • Salt low
    0.1g
    1%
  • Energy 230KJ 55KCAL
    3%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 230kJ/55kcal.
Ingredients
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/4 level tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 level tsp cayenne pepper
  • 150g butter, cut into pieces
  • 75g extra mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 25g Parmesan, grated
  • 1 medium egg, separated
  • Poppy and sesame seeds
Method
  • Line two baking trays with baking paper. Sift the flour, mustard, cayenne and a good pinch of salt into a large bowl.

  • Rub in the butter and then stir in the cheeses. Add the egg yolk and 2 tsp cold water. Stir until the mixture forms clumps, then mix with your hands and shape into a slab about 2cm thick. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.

  • Roll out a third of the dough between two sheets of cling film. Remove the top sheet and cut the dough into stars and circles with a cutter. Put on a baking tray. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

  • Lightly beat the egg white and brush on the biscuits. Sprinkle some with poppy seeds or sesame seeds and leave others plain, as you like.

  • Bake for 12-14 minutes in the oven at 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Leave to cool.