Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cheddar Petals

I took cheddar to the next level. I was just using it on pizzas, pastas and quiches. I wanted cheddar cheese as a cookie.

I was doing my cheddar research when I found this recipe which is healthy and especially good for kids snacks as it contains a lot of calcium.

Baby Hadya is going to snack on these in the future. :)


I like this recipe because it doesn't contain any salt - the grated cheddar cheese is already salty in itself, and the baked cheese flakes gives the biscuits a nice crunch. I chose my lovely petal molds.

200 gm butter
1 egg
325 gm of flour (sifted)
40 gm of corn flour (sifted)
150 gm of grated cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

1. Beat butter and egg in a mixer till creamy, then add in the vanilla essence, the flour and the cornflour. Mix well.

2. Add in the grated cheese and continue mixing till all are evenly mixed.

3. Roll out the dough and press petal molds and place it onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

4. Prepare an egg wash of 1 egg+1/4 tsp yellow colouring. Coat all the strips with the egg wash. (You can omit the yellow colouring, but the petals will look a little pale.)

5. Grate more cheddar cheese and sprinkle over the strips.

6. Bake in a preheated oven of 180 deg Celsius for 18-20 minutes.

The cheese biscuit dough can actually be made into any shapes according to the fancy of the baker. It is recommended using a cookie cutter to shape it. I suppose this is one recipe that can be versatile for many occasions, and is certainly a very kid-friendly project to do. The dough is malleable enough for smaller hands to get involved without creating too much of a mess. And the result is a biscuit packed with calci-yum for those growing bones.

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