3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
100 gr (7 tbsp) unsalted butter, cold
4 tbsp Gruyere cheese, grated (use cheddar if you can't find gruyere cheese)
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp ice cold water
Place the flour, salt and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Grate butter in it and mix very well with your hands. Add in the cheese and the egg yolk whisked with ice cold water. Knead very well. You will have pretty hard dough. Cover with plastic wrap. Leave in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle some flour on the counter. Make 0.5 cm thick dough with a roller. Cut the dough with a round cookie cutter (5 cm diameter). You can roll for a second, and a third time.. until the dough is finished. Place parchment paper on the oven tray and place the biscuits on it. If you like, you can sprinkle some sesame seeds or Nigella seeds on the top.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Bake for about 20 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. Place them on the wire rack and let them cool.
You can serve these mini Turkish Style Cheese Biscuits with Orange Cake at the afternoon tea or with any kind of Soup for dinner:)
Makes about 25-30 Biscuits.
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