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    Cheese and Chutney Pastry Whirls

    Chutney and a good Red Leicester give these buttery biscuits a strong yet tangy taste.

    • Preparation time: about 20 minutes, plus at least 20 minutes chilling time
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes to 20 minutes
    • Total time: 55 minutes to 1 hour 60 minutes

    Makes: 24


    • 125g plain flour
    • 100g butter, diced and chilled
    • 100g Belton Farm Red Leicester, coarsely grated
    • 1 tbsp Baxters Albert's Victorian Chutney


    1. Tip the flour into a food processor with the butter and whizz for up to 1 minute until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. (Alternatively, use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour in a large bowl.) Stir in the cheese and 1-2 tablespoons of cold water, until the mixture combines to form a dough. Shape into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Lightly dust a work surface with flour and roll out the pastry into a rough rectangle, about 20cm x 40cm and 5mm thickness.
    3. Using a knife or spatula, spread the chutney very thinly over the pastry. Roll up the pastry, starting from the longest edge, to form a log. Using a serrated knife, slice evenly into discs about 1cm thick and arrange on the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly on a wire rack and serve either warm or cold.

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    Cook's tips

    Cheese is much firmer and easier to grate if it is chilled. When the pastry's been rolled up to form a log, it can be chilled for up to two days in the fridge before baking.


    For a Mediterranean flavour, replace the Red Leicester and chutney with Parmigiano-Reggiano and 1 tablespoon of Waitrose Sundried Tomato and Olive Tapenade.


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