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Cheese Stars


  • 100g cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 100g plain flour, plus extra for flouring
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 heaped tsp mustard powder
  • 50g finely grated mature cheddar
  • 50g finely grated parmesan – plus a little extra
  • 1 egg, beaten

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Place the butter and flour into the bowl of a food processor with the salt, cayenne, mustard powder and cheeses. Either use your hands to combine the ingredients into
    bread crumbs or a food processor to pulse the mixture.
  3. The mixture will then come together and bind.
  4. Wrap in cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Gently roll out the pastry onto flour surface to about half a centimetre.
  6. Cut out the biscuits to the size and shape you wish stars etc.
  7. Lay them out on a lightly greased baking tray.
  8. Carefully brush the surface of each biscuit with the egg and sprinkle over a little finely grated parmesan.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.

Carefully lift the biscuits off the tray and place on a rack to cool.

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