LardButty homemade – cheesy jalapeno melts

Saturday mornings are made for watching Saturday Kitchen and other food programmes.

A few months ago – the Saturday morning of 9 Feb 2013 to be exact – Simon Hopkinson was making parmesan, cheddar and jalapeno melts on The Good Cook.

K and I could practically smell the cheese coming through the TV screen, they looked so mouth-watering. We were left drooling over a sight we could not reach.

By 5pm that afternoon, we were tucking into some freshly baked cheesy melts of our own (I didn’t need much persuasion from K to go and get the ingredients *immediately*).

Now that it’s a ‘tried and tested’ recipe (several times, and thoroughly approved), it’s definitely one to share.

Download cheesy jalapeno melts recipe here


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Cheese + jalapeno melts – beauty comes in all shapes + sizes


INGREDIENTS
Makes about 30 biscuits

~ 100g/3½ oz cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
~ 100g/3½ oz/8 tablespoons plain flour
~ pinch salt
~ pinch cayenne pepper or paprika
~ 1 heaped tsp mustard powder – a prepared English mustard works just as well
~ 50g/1¾ oz finely grated mature cheddar
~ 50g/1¾ oz finely grated parmesan, or similar vegetarian hard cheese
~ 1 egg, beaten
~ jar of sliced jalapenos, part of


METHOD
Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4

1. Place butter + flour into food processor bowl along with the salt, cayenne, mustard powder and cheeses. Process together to begin with, and then finely pulse the mixture in short spurts as you notice the mixture coming together (it binds without the need for egg or water). Wrap in cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

2. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface to the thickness of about two pound coins. Cut out the biscuits to the size + shape you wish between 3cm/1¼in + 5cm/2in (I find that an up-ended tequila shot glass cuts to a good size circle); lay out on greased baking tray(s) about 2cm/¾in apart (they spread during cooking).

3. Brush the surface of each biscuit with egg to get a nice glaze; top with a jalapeno slice; sprinkle with finely grated cheddar + bake for about 12 minutes.

4. Remove the biscuits using a palette knife and place on a rack to cool. They’ll keep in a sealed container for a few days (apparently…if they don’t get eaten straight away!)


Download cheesy jalapeno melts recipe here


RELATED LINKS
~ The Good Cook (BBC) Simon Hopkinson’s original recipe


LardButty homemade:
~ Boterkoek and fruit buckle recipes
~ Onion bhajis recipe
~ Squid curry recipe
~ Tod mun pla (Thai fishcakes) recipe


					
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9 Responses

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