Something quick and easy to have with a barbecue or cold meats and salads. You could also serve them with a cup of tea if you like, just treat them like scones. This is one of many recipes cut out of magazines countless years ago and stuck in my trusty, dilapidated recipe book... and then tweaked (of course).
275g plain flour
15ml baking powder
Pinch cayenne pepper, paprika or mustard powder (optional)
125g cream cheese (you can use low fat cream cheese, if you like)
80g butter or marg
- Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl.
- Rub in the cheese and butter/marg with your fingers (yes, like Granny used to do!) until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
- Stir in the milk and knead lightly.
- Roll into balls and arrange in a greased, round baking tin, working from the outside in and leaving small gaps (about 1cm) between balls.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.