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Economical Cheese Biscuits

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Ingredients
  Whipped cooking fat 3 1⁄2 Ounce
  Cold water 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 8 Ounce, sieved together
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Leveled), sieved together
  Mustard 1 Teaspoon (Leveled), sieved together
  Pepper 1 Pinch, sieved together
  Cheese 3 Ounce, finely grated
  Beaten egg 1 (To Glaze)
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Fluid Ounce (To Glaze)
Garnishes:
  Tomatoes 3 , sliced
  Hard-boiled eggs 3 , sliced
  Cream cheese 4 Ounce
  Ham 2 Ounce, sliced
  Stuffed olives 6
  Gherkins 5
  Parsley sprigs 5
Directions

Place the whipped-up cooking fat, water and 2 rounded table spoons of the sieved flour, seasonings and the cheese in a basin.
Whisk together with a fork, about half a minute, until well mixed.
Add the remaining flour and, stirring, form into a firm dough.
Roll out, fairly thinly, on a lightly floured board.
Prick all over with a fork.
Cut into plain and fluted biscuits using 2-inch cutters.
Glaze with beaten egg and milk.
Bake near the top of a moderately hot oven (400°F - Gas Mark 5) for 10-15 minutes.
Cool and finish in any of the following ways: Cover with sliced tomato, and top with a piped star of cream ceese.
Add a sprig of parsley.Cover with sliced hard-boiled egg and top with stuffed olives, cut in halves.
Top with rounds of ham, cut to same size as biscuits, and garnish with a piece of gherkin.
Place a teaspoon of cream cheese in centre of half the biscuits.
Cut remaining biscuits in two and place the halves at an angle, in centre of cream cheese.
Garnish with parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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