Cheese Biscuits


  • 250g or 2 cups plain cake flour
  • 35g or 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 250g block of parmesan cut into 3 or 4 pieces
  • 1 good teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne to taste
  • 10g or 3 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 220g butter chilled
  • 1-2 tablespoons sour cream or lemon juice


  1. With food processor running drop cheese in giving it time to process each block before adding another.
  2. Add flours, cheese and seasonings in food processor and process until well combined.
  3. Cut into small pieces and add, processing until the mixture looks like sand.
  4. With motor running add enough sour cream or lemon juice so mixture just forms a ball.
  5. Roll into logs 4cm or 1 1/2 inches thick. Wrap in plastic and chill thoroughly, or freeze for a couple of months!
  6. Cut up into slices about 3mm thick.
  7. Bake in oven, at 160C for 10 -12 mins. Rotate tray front to back then close oven door and turn off. Allow to cool in the oven to brown and crisp up.
  8. They're best when they are light brown.