Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Ambear's Cheesey Biscuits


My big girl was baking up a storm in the kitchen this weekend. She made these cheesey biscuits from  The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls - now I must say, if you have a daughter or sweet little friend aged 7-11 then I would highly recommend this book. Ambear has had it a few years now, it is battered and falling apart but she comes back to it again and again. It is filled with projects, recipes and other secret girl stuff!

Anyhow, back to the biscuits. These were super easy, an ideal recipe for kids to tackle alone with little supervision. They were very tasty and Ambear was most pleased to note that by the end of the day there was nothing left on the biscuit plate except crumbs, a true indication of success me thinks!

You will need:
100g (7/8 cup) Cheddar Cheese grated - we used extra mature because we like strong cheese
100g (4/5 cup) Self raising flour
120ml (1/2 cup) Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas mark 4/350ºF
  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork
  • Flour your hands and surface and press the mixture out until it is about 1" thick
  • Cut into rounds or shape of your choosing
  • Place on an oiled baking sheet and bake for 8-10 mins until golden brown
 We had to add a little extra olive oil as it was a little too dry and crumbly to shape, I think plain flour might yield a more crunchy biscuit, so we will try that next time.

Ambear has also been busy making lots of sweet little things from Polymer Clay, she is like a child possessed and has turned out oodles of teeny tiny dolls accessories and pretty charms. These dinky little cupcakes are my favourite, isn't she brilliant?



  1. They look scrumptious Talullah. And the little cupcake charms are gorgeous (Ambear is talented like her mama).
    Dot x

  2. Hi Tallullah - it's Penny from Tanglewood Threads - thanks for visiting.
    Love your baby pics. Enjoy every minute - they grow up so fast!
    Love, love, love your colourful embroidery of musical minded folk.

  3. Oooh, she's a girl after our own hearts! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it? Talented girl....she's awesome! I bet this book is similar to our book that we have.

  4. That book sounds fantastic - might have to get it for the girls for when they get a little bit older. And Ambear looks extremely talented with polymer clay - those charms are gorgeous. I used to love polymer clay around her age too - lots of fun!

  5. How fun! You must have a blast around there!

  6. First off you boy is adorable!!! Love your last post!

    Now pass me some of these biscuits..oh how I love cheese in anything!


    ps...great clay art.

  7. Those charms are adorable! What an artist! :0)