Stilton and walnut biscuits

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Deliciously crunchy with an added hit of Stilton, these gluten-free savoury biscuits from Howard Middleton are easy to prepare and make a wonderful addition to any cheeseboard.

First published in 2015

A lovely crunchy biscuit with a great texture – the addition of polenta adds an oaty quality, without having to track down gluten-free oatmeal. The Stilton bubbles away alarmingly when they bake, but don't worry – they turn out fine in the end.

Recipe taken from Howard Middleton's book Delicious Gluten-Free Baking published by Little, Brown.





Place the ground and chopped walnuts, gram flour, polenta, grated cheese, pepper and dried thyme in a large mixing bowl and mix together thoroughly
Break in the egg and mix well, using your hands to form the mixture into a ball of dough. Wrap the dough in cling film before putting in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
Line a baking tray with some baking parchment, then lightly dust a clean surface with flour. Roll the dough out until it reaches a thickness of 4mm
Using a 6cm round cutter, cut out 16 biscuits from the dough and transfer them carefully to the pre-lined baking tray
Place in the oven for 15 minutes to bake. There will be a little oil that spills out from the biscuits, but don't worry as this is just from the cheese and nuts in the dough
When baked place on a wire rack and allow to cool
First published in 2015

Howard is a food writer and presenter from Sheffield, who first caught the public’s attention on series four of The Great British Bake Off, going on to win their affection with his quirky style and love of unusual ingredients.

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