Crunchy cheese biscuits


125 g plain flour
125 g butter
125 g grated mature Cheddar plus a little Parmesan if you like
Salt, pepper, pinch of cayenne or paprika or dry mustard powder to taste

Preheat the oven to 150C.
Sift the flour into a bowl with the seasonings.
Rub in the butter or blend in a food mixer, but not too thoroughly.
Add the cheese and work up quickly to a paste.
Roll out on a floured board into a sausage shape.
Wrap in clingfilm and put into the fridge for 20 minutes.
Cut into 5mm rounds and place on a non-stick baking sheet.
Bake for about 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown.
Leave to cool a little before taking them off the baking sheet.

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