I have been searching for an alternative to shop bought crisps or savoury snacks for the kids’ lunch boxes and I have been tweaking a few recipes in search of a few go-to snacks.
This recipe is made using a mixture of spelt flour and plain flour. You could use all plain if you don’t have any spelt in the cupboard. Teddy and I are pretty pleased with what we have come up with, and all of them are looking forward to having them in their lunch boxes after taste testing warm ones fresh out of the oven. This is a really easy recipe to do with children as it’s similar to making play dough. I did measure out the ingredients and then let Teddy grate the cheese in the food blender and then mix all the dough in the food processor.
50g Plain Flour / 50g Spelt Flour
50g Unsalted Butter
180g Mature Strong Cheddar A pinch of salt and a good pinch of paprika
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
We blitzed the cheese in the blender to make it finely grated and then added the flour and butter to form a dough in the food processor with the remaining salt and paprika. Then form a ball of dough and roll out to about 3mm thick. We then used our smallest kitchen cookie cutter. We filled the baking tray with as many as possible and baked for 15 minutes when they were slightly golden in colour. You could make two batches or alternatively roll up the remaining dough and pop it into the fridge to make up more biscuits in a few days time. You could also store the dough in the freezer if wanting to use at a later date.