Cheese Stars

These cheesy little biscuits are quick, easy and addictive.

I’ve been making them since my eldest son’s first Birthday – he turns 15 next month! How the hell did that happen – I feel like I’ve skipped a few years somewhere along the way 😲

This is the first in a series of “quick bakes” I’ll be sharing with you over the next couple of months.

The dough for these biscuits is child’s play to work with – you simply pop all the ingredients in a food processor. You can of course do it by hand – it just takes a bit longer for the dough to come together. It helps if your butter is nice and soft.

When it comes to rolling out, the dough is very forgiving. It doesn’t seem to mind being roughly handled and re-rolled. No matter how many times I squige the cut offs back together and re-roll, the biscuits always turn out perfect -cheesy, crisp, melt in your mouth and delicious!

Cheese stars 

Slightly adapted from a Nigella Lawson recipe

Obviously the amount of biscuits you will end up with will depend on the size of cutter you use. I used a small 3cm star cutter and got about 40 biscuits.

50g self raising flour

25g soft butter

80g finely grated mature cheddar cheese

20g finely grated Parmesan

1/4 tsp smoked paprika (optional)

Preheat your oven to 200C/fan 180C.

Grease and line a couple of baking trays.

Simply mix together all the ingredients together in a bowl or place in a food processor and process until the dough comes together.

Dust a work surface with flour, then roll out the orange dough and cut out your shapes.

Place on the baking trays and bake for 8-10 minutes or until puffy and golden. Remove from the oven and transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool.

 

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I shared these cheese stars with Bake of the week at Casa Costello

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9 thoughts on “Cheese Stars

  1. i would love to have an option to quickly convert to the metric system, cups and ounces and things like that. Also nutritional information! Thanks

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    1. Hi Bobbi, I use Google for converting recipes – but I am planning to add cup measurements to my recipes in the near future. It might take a little while though! 🙂 I’m afraid I don’t feel qualified to give advice on nutritional information. Thanks!

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  2. OOh looking forward to seeing more in your ‘Quick Bakes’ series. These definitely look moreish. Can’t beat a forgiving dough that you can just keep reforming and making more. Thanks so much for sharing with #BakeoftheWeek

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  3. these are very similar to some cheesy biscuits that my mum makes us at Christmas. your stars are so neat and cute.
    thank you for linking to #Bakeoftheweek x

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