E’s favourite part of baking is when he get to roll something out and use the shape cutters so he was very enthusiastic to help with these pumpkin shaped, flaky cheese biscuits. I’ve been making cheese biscuits for years but to stick with the Halloween theme this time I substituted red leicester cheese for the normal cheddar and made them pumpkin shaped. The recipe is very straight forward.
100g plain flour 50g butter 50g red leicester cheese (or cheddar and some orange food colouring) 1 egg yolk a splash of milk if needed You can put the flour, butter and cheese into a food processor but as I don’t have one I’ve found the easiest thing is to put the butter in the freezer briefly and then use the coarse side of a box grater to drop it into the flour, giving it a little stir periodically to coat the butter in flour and stop it sticking to itself again. I then use the thin grater to add the cheese the same way. This should leave you with quite a dry looking mixture without bothering with the usual time consuming ‘rubbing in’.