So it’s been a while since I got creative with my favourite ingredient – biltong. What can I say, it’s been a hectic summer with amazing travel and work. I think my kitchen is feeling a little neglected. But don’t worry I’m back on track now and starting off with these lovely, simple cheese scones which I’ve added little bits of biltong to for a special touch. They taste amazingly delicious, simply cut in half, spread generously with butter and enjoy.
3 tsp baking powder
250g strong cheddar, grated
3 tsp sunflower oil
2 handfuls wet biltong, finely chopped
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and mix the cheese and chopped biltong through the flour mixture.
Beat the egg and milk together in a separate bowl and add the sunflower oil. Pour this mixture into the flour and mix it until it starts sticking together and is not too dry.
Place the dough on a flat, floured board until it is about 5mm thick, then keep folding it over and flattening it again using the palm of your hand.
Cut out the scones using a round cutter. Place them on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until they’re browned
I’m regularly going to post a new recipe using biltong, so watch this space.
And if you want to order some yourself, I highly recommend the Chichester Biltong Company where you can choose the wetness and fattiness of your biltong too (it’s very personal, you know).
Go to http://www.biltongcompany.co.uk and enter the code EATINGCOVENT when you order.
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