Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. oil , for greasing

  2. 225 g strong bread flour

  3. 1 tbsp baking powder

  4. pinch of sea salt

  5. 40 g butter , diced

  6. 125 g mature cheddar cheese

  7. 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  8. 1 tsp thyme

  9. 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  10. 125-150ml milk

  11. butter , to serve

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6.

  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and sea salt into a bowl.

  4. Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  5. Stir in two-thirds of the grated cheese, followed by the mustard, thyme and cayenne.

  6. Using a knife, gradually cut in enough of the milk to make a soft dough.

  7. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1.5cm. Cut into circles with a pastry cutter or upturned glass.

  8. Place the circles on the greased baking sheet. Sprinkle them with the remaining cheese and bake for 12-15 minutes.

  9. Transfer to a wire cooling rack for 5 minutes, then eat hot with lashings of good country butter.


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