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Two Cheese Drop Biscuits   Veg   HT  CBF  English   40mins


Makes 12     Hot   Vegetarian  Baked Fayre   Cookies   England Britain  British  Europe



250g/9oz Plain White Flour

2 tbsp Sugar

2 teasp Baking Powder

3/4 teasp Cream of Tartar

1/2 teasp Salt

125g/5oz Butter, cubed

125g/5oz Mature Cheddar Cheese, Grated and chilled

50g/2oz Stilton Cheese, coarsely crumbled and chilled

300ml/10fl.oz. Buttermilk

1 large Egg




1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F Gas Mark 6 and lightly grease and flour 2 or 3 large baking sheets. 


2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream or tartar and salt until well blended. 


3. Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. 


4. Add the cheeses and rub in with your fingertips until well incorporated. 


5. In a measuring jug or bowl, mix together the buttermilk and egg. Add the buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a metal spoon or knife. Do not beat.  Continue to stir until the mixture is evenly moistened.


6. Drop large spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets, making sure you space them well apart then bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and crisp on the outside. Serve warm.




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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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