|Vanilla biscuits dusted with cinnamon sugar - mmmm|
Cheese and Onion bites
Gas Mark 6/ Lightly greased and floured oven tray. Makes about 18.
|Cheese and Onion bites ready for the oven|
6oz plain flour
approx 1/2 tablespoon dried onion powder
approx 2oz strong cheddar grated
soya milk to mix (obviously water or other milk would do)
Rub fat into flour as for shortcrust pastry. Stir in onion, cheese and pepper. Bring together with enough milk to create a firm dough. Refrigerate for an hour or so and then roll to about the same thickness as a commercial digestive biscuit. Cut out using 2inch round cutter and bake for approx. 20 minutes until lightly golden.Leave to cool on a rack and then store in airtight container - not sure on the shelf life as the spares didn't last 5 minutes!
Please play with the ingredients to find flavours that suit you - I've made variations of these with other types of cheese or even without cheese at all, and with onion, black pepper and herbs for a great vegan savoury munch. This is also a great way to use up any odds and ends of cheese that may be past their best which given The Observer article that raised lots of people's blood pressure on Sunday should be a good and useful thing to have at your disposal.
May your kitchen be warm and your house be bathed in the scent of baking for the rest of the month!