Saturday 26 March 2016

Cheesy Hot Cross Scone Biscuits

The Betty Stamp Cheesy Hot Cross BIscuits

Soooo I have a confession...

These had every intention of being Cheesy Hot Cross Scones....however, they developed short man's syndrome and came out of the oven flatter than I intended (!)

BUT let me tell you, good people....though they be flat they be BLOODY DELICIOUS!

Think savoury, herby, cheesy, bready, buttery, warm scone like biscuits....dream. of. dreams.

The Betty Stamp Cheesy Hot Cross BIscuits

It may of had something to do with the fact that I was combining 3 different recipes and my brain was slightly mushy & tired from this morning's Easter Friday walk, but in all honesty I'm really glad they turned out like they did! So tasty!

I opted for a savoury Easter treat this year as I sugar crashed big time last year after pretty much devouring the entire half the tray of my Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread !

What you'll need //

225g self raising flour
75g butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mustard powder
half tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp rosemary
pinch salt
180g grated strong cheese
4 fl oz milk

The Betty Stamp Cheesy Hot Cross BIscuits

What to do //

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (fan) and grease a baking tray.

Sieve your flour into a large mixing bowl and rub the butter into it until it forms buttery breadcrumbs.

Add all of the dry ingredients & cheese (save a small amount for the topping). Rub into the breadcrumbs until well mixed.

Slowly add the milk until a soft dough is formed.

Flour a clean surface and lightly knead your dough before pressing it down into a flat circle approximately 2cm thick. Using a round biscuit cutter, cut out as many scone biscuits as per the amount of dough you have.

Now for the fiddly bit, with your leftover cheese, create little crosses on your scone biscuits :)

The Betty Stamp Cheesy Hot Cross BIscuits

Bake in the oven for approximately 18 minutes. I would say until risen but...ya know ;)

Leave to cool on a cooling rack before devouring - warm and smothered in butter! mmmm

The Betty Stamp Cheesy Hot Cross BIscuits

The Betty Stamp Cheesy Hot Cross BIscuits

'Yum' noises keep escaping my family's mouths as they munch their scone biscuits and spoil their dinner! (don't tell mum)

If you're after a more traditional hot cross bun recipe then why not try out my Sticky Hot Cross Buns from last year (can't believe that was a year ago!)

Happy Easter you lovely people!

Betty x

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  1. I could so eat one of these right now! I've eaten nothing but sugar all day so I'm craving something like this.

    Happy Easter!

    Emma Xx

    1. I wish I could send them in the post ! :) Happy Easter to you too Emma! x

  2. Yes Betty! What an absolute NOM of a recipe!!



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