Flaky cheese biscuits for a savoury Christmas break. Image Credit: Anupa Kurian-Murshed

Prep : 30 m
Cook : 20 m


    55gms cream cheese

    120gms grated sharp cheddar cheese

    1/2tspn salt

    60gms softened butter

    1/4 cup of cooking cream

    130gm heaped all-purpose flour

    1tblspn sea salt crystals

    Oven pre-heated to 180°C


Take a clean mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, butter, cheddar cheese, cream cheese and mix well, till you get a granular texture. Do not use a heavy hand, be light. Otherwise the biscuits will become chewy - not the texture you are aiming for.

Then add the cooking cream and gather the dough till it forms a ball. Mix it gently. You can divide it into two. Flatten slightly. Cover in butter paper and let it rest for about 15 minutes in the freezer.

Take a disc out, roll it into quarter inch thickness on a gently powdered surface. Use a pizza cutter to make squares. Sprinkle with the sea salt crystals. Lightly press them in, so that they stay but don’t sink in. Gently lift the biscuits, place on butter paper or a flat baking tray and bake at 180C for 20 minutes.

The biscuits will puff up and turn lightly golden. You might need to bake for a few minutes longer, depending on your oven and the heat distribution within.

Cool and store in an airtight tin for about a week.

Freshly baked cheese biscuits are great as a mid-evening treat. Image Credit: Anupa Kurian-Murshed