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Cheese biscuits

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 20 biscuits


  • 160 gr all purpose flour
  • 100 gr butter in cubes, cold
  • 1 large egg yolk only
  • 100 gr yellow grated cheese I used cheddar
  • ½ tspn thyme
  • A bit of pepper

For topping

  • 1 egg white to brush diluted with a bit of water
  • Nigella seeds


  • Preheat your oven at 180C/gas mark 4.
  • Place the flour along with the thyme in a bowl and mix.
  • Add the cold butter in the bowl and mix with the tip of your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the cheese, grated and keep mixing by hand.
  • Finally add in the egg yolk (keep the white for brushing) and use a fork to mix it in.
  • Use your hand to form the dough until it no longer stick to the side of the bowl.
  • Place the dough on a surface lightly dusted with flour and roll it out at about 0.5 cm. Use a cookie cutter to shape and transfer on a lined baking tray, spacing them apart. For the leftover dough, simply reshape, roll out again and cut in the shapes you like until you use it all up.
  • Before baking, brush the tops with the egg wash ( egg white from 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon of water)
  • Sprinkle with nigella seeds or other seeds of your liking.
  • They will be ready in 20 minutes, when the tops get a golden colour.
  • You can keep them in an air-tight container up to 3 days.