Cheese and chilli biscuits

Awaken the senses at morning or afternoon tea time, by sharing out these flavour-packed savoury biscuits.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 50 Item
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Cheese and chilli biscuits
  • 2 cup (300g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mild paprika
  • 250 gram butter, chopped
  • 2 cup (160g) finely grated parmesan
  • 2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoon water, approximately
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds, optional


Cheese and chilli biscuits
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderately slow (160°C/140°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Sift flours, salt and paprika into a medium bowl; rub in butter. Stir in cheese, chilli flakes and enough water to make a soft dough. Knead dough gently on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  • 3
    Roll heaped teaspoons of the dough into balls; place on greased oven trays 3cm apart. Flatten biscuits slightly. Using a 1cm icing tube or similar, make a design on top of the biscuits. Sprinkle biscuits with poppy seeds, if desired.
  • 4
    Bake biscuits for about 30 minutes or until browned lightly. Cool on trays.


Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.