• 160 g plain flour, plus a little extra for dusting
  • 70 g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into little cubes, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 60 g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 1 medium free-range egg, beaten


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Line 2 baking sheets with lengths of baking parchment.

  2. 2

    Tip the flour and butter into a large mixing bowl.

  3. 3

    Rub the butter into the flour – using fingertips – until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  4. 4

    Add the Cheddar and beaten egg and mix together with a wooden spoon until combined.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle a little flour onto a work surface, then roll out the dough.

  6. 6

    Cut star shapes from the dough, using a cutter, and lift them with a spatula onto the baking sheet, leaving a little space between them so they can spread out. Bake for 10-12 mins until just golden.

  7. 7

    Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the trays for a couple of mins, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 205kj 49kcal 2%
  • Fat 3.0g 4%
  • Saturates 1.7g 9%
  • Sugars 0.1g <1%
  • Salt 0.01g <1%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1700kj/406kcal

Each serving provides

4.0g carbohydrate 0.2g fibre 1.3g protein

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