July 22nd, 2010
There is nothing not to love in these biscuits. Its made of whole wheat and cheese. I love cheese, provided its rennet-free. And when you bake with cheese, something marvelous happens to it and it does wonders to your taste buds.
These biscuits are quite phenomenal and I couldnt resist biting into them one after the other when they were out of my oven. I love to fill my cookie jar with homemade biscuits and cookies and more often than not they are sweet. If you like me are on the look out for savoury bites then look no further.
You could call these wafers too, if you decide to cut them into very thin slices. I used my J. A Henckels chefs knife that Ro got me from Germany to slice them into wafer like biscuits. The dough looked quite exotic and when wrapped with brown baking parchment and sealed it looked all the more charming and I couldnt wait to bake them. Its been some time since we fell in love with cheddar cheese with smoked paprika and we can eat it as it is or over toasted or grilled bread slices. These biscuits made with cheese, butter, whole wheat and paprika are delicious beyond imagination.
As imagined, these turned out to be irresistible bites of delicacy
bursting with fresh flavours. All of us at home enjoyed them to the
Cheese Biscuits Recipe
Depending on your oven and your preference the baking time for these could vary from 8 to 12 minutes. I like my wafers crispy and browned and bake it for longer, more like 10 minutes.
140 gm (1 cup) whole wheat flour
100 gm (1/2 cup) butter
200 gm (1 1/2 cups packed) cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or red chilli powder or paprika powder
1 tsp salt
In a large bowl, with the help of a hand held mixer blend the butter and cheese until smooth. In another bowl mix in the flour salt and chilli powder. Stir the dry ingredients into the butter and cheese and mix well with your hands until the dough comes together.
Alternatively, cut chilled butter and cheddar cheese into cubes and process in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. put in the dry ingredients and process again until you you have a smooth dough. Do not over process the dough.
Form the dough into a bal and knead briefly for a minute or two and then divide into 2 equal halves. Roll the dough into a log and wrap with baking parchment or greaseproof paper. Twist the ends to seal it (like a toffee wrapper). Chill the logs for 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator. If you are in a hurry, put the logs in the freezer for abot 30 minutes. This makes it easier to cut into slices.
Unwrap the chilled dough. Cut into 1/4” slices. Place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment or greaseproof paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees centigrade (400 F) for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned at the edges. If you have cut your slices very thin, it could be done in 8 minutes.
Makes 36 biscuits or wafers