I have found it really frustrating being off work and not being able to do much baking but I was really craving cheese straws and had some dried up cheddar in the fridge so thought I would put it to good use by grating it and drying it out a bit further as who likes soggy cheese straws?
If you don’t have dried and past its best extra mature cheddar lurking in the fridge you can use Parmesan cheese.
A few weeks ago I bought Jo Wheatley’s new book Home Baking and whilst flicking through it, came across this scarily simple but impressive recipe. My workmate Tracy requested cheese and biscuits over cake for her office birthday celebrations last week so I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out this recipe and use up some of my homemade caramelised red onion chutney. The original recipe calls for 2 tbsps of chutney but I doubled the amount as it didn’t seem to go far. You could also use a thin layer of chilli jam and Cheddar or Marmite and Gruyère for different flavours.