The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

Cheesy shapes

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INGREDIENT­S MAKES ABOUT 15

100g plain flour 50g butter or margarine

The yolk from 1 egg 5 tsp cold water 75g grated cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

Heat the oven to 190C, 375F, gas mark 5. Sift the flour into a big bowl.

Cut the butter into chunks and add it to the bowl.

Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until it looks like breadcrumb­s. Mix the egg yolk and water in a small bowl. Put 2 tbsp of the egg/water mix into a cup for later on.

Stir half the cheese into the bowl with the flour.

Stir in the egg mixture and use it to make a dough.

Squeeze the dough into a ball and cover with clingfilm.

Pop in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then, remove the dough and sprinkle a little flour on to a work surface.

Roll out the dough until it is as thick as your little finger.

Use cookie cutters to cut out different shapes.

Place them on to a greased baking sheet.

Brush the shapes with the remaining egg mixture.

Sprinkle the leftover cheese on top.

Bake the shapes for 12 minutes until they are golden.

Leave them on a wire rack to cool.

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