Easy cheese biscuits

    45 min

    Easy to make cheese biscuits, great served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce! Ideal for party nibbles.


    Merseyside, England, UK
    22 people made this

    Makes: 40 cheese biscuits

    • 220g self raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch chilli powder
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 115g butter
    • 6 tablespoons grated cheese
    • 150ml milk

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking parchment then lightly dust with flour.
    2. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, chilli powder, salt and pepper. Rub in the butter with your fingers until it reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs. Mix in the cheese.
    3. Gradually add in the milk and mix until a dough is formed. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to about 0.5 to 1cm thick, then cut into biscuits with cookie cutter (or as I used, a small half pint glass).
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until dark golden brown and hard. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Transfer to a serving plate and serve.


    You can use any sort of cheese for this recipe, however I chose Co-op spicy Cheddar (with sweet chilli and jalapeno peppers).

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    I looked at the recipe an assumed they would be like flat scones - probably what Americans term as biscuits (as in 'biscuits and gravy'), which I've never tried. I've made them today - just half the portion - and despite accidentally having the oven on too high and leaving them in a bit too long, I've had to stop myself from eating them all straight from the oven. They came out very short, ie crispy but a bit soft and airy inside. (ok to be fair, I just went and ate another one - still airy but pleasantly dry inside) They were more cheesy than I expected from such a small amount of cheese, so taste great. (I did tweak it with a few shakes of paprika)  -  21 Jan 2017


    works better with less milk. but now made them 4 or 5 times  -  17 Apr 2015


    For a beginner. No mention of how you make the dipping sauce. A disappointment.  -  20 Mar 2015