Sunday, 21 December 2014
Moreish - tick. Calorific - most likely. Easy Peasy - tick. Cute gift to take to dinner party - double tick.
I made about 45 of these Christmas trees form following
100g Butter, room temperature
50g Grated strong cheddar or other equally pongy cheese
100g Plain flour
pinch cayenne or chilli flakes
Sesame poppy or fennel seeds to sprinkle on for decoration
Pre heat oven to 180C/gas mark 4
Cut butter into chunks
Put all ingredients apart from the seeds into food processor.
Pulse it until it forms a ball. Believe me it does form a ball.
Put in a bowl, cover with cling film and put in fridge for a good hour.
Go do stuff
Generously flour work surface
Line a baking tray or three with greaseproof
Put dough on work surface.
Put the cling film on top of dough and roll it out.
Keep lifting and turning it so it doesn't stick to the work surface.
Roll out to about pound thickness
Go crazy with your Christmas tree cutters, stars, bells whatever tickles your fancy
Sprinkle with your seeds of choice.
Bake for 10 - 15 mins until pale golden
Take from baking sheet as soon as they come out of over as they will stick
Delicious with aperitifs or on the cheeseboard. They don't hang around for long