|Mmmm....cheese. Only 100g mind you!|
I am ashamed to say, that I've eaten rather a lot of these little beauties. They are moreish to the point of being addictive. In fact, I'm sure I read somewhere that there are chemicals in cheese that can make it as addictive as a Class A narcotic. If so, these biscuits are a prime example of that manifestation.
|Oddly shaped balls...|
They're great on their own and would be the perfect addition to any buffet table. They'd make a good accompaniment to soup or other starters and light snacks (my mind is devoid of examples right now).
Lepard points out that parmesan and Cheddar or Double Gloucester (which I used) are only optional and to try different flavour combinations. I worry that I'd be disappointed if I started to play with the cheese element. But I can see these being great flavoured with other things. I'm thinking bashed up crispy pancetta or maybe some poppy or black onion seeds. I'll have fun experimenting!
I'm sure as an alternative you could roll out the dough and stamp nice, even circles but the re-rolling required to use up all the dough would probably end with it being really soft and sticky, what with the ludicrously high fat content from all the cheese and butter.
Luckily, the recipe has also been previously published in the Guardian so you can find it here. I highly recommend trying these out. You won't be disappointed. Just make sure you exercise more self restraint than I did.