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cheese and ham biscuit collage

Little savoury cheese and ham biscuits

A savory taste sensation, these biscuits burst with the sharp cheddar and parma ham and are the super quick and easy to make.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 24 biscuits
Author: Karen


  • Food processor
  • Large baking sheet


  • 50 g unsalted cold butter coarsely grated
  • 75 g strong cheddar cheese thinly grated
  • 50 g Parma ham or cooked smoked bacon or cooked pancetta fat removed and cut into small pieces
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 25 g wholemeal flour
  • pinch cayenne pepper


  • Mix the flours and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
  • Toss the grated butter into the flour mixture and coat, then add to your food processor.
  • Add your cheese and Parma ham to the food processor.
  • Pulse for about 25 pulses until just coming together in clumps.
  • Tip out onto a very lightly floured worksurface and bring together.
  • Roll with your hands into a sausage shape, 3cm in depth and about 17cm in length??
  • Wrap tightly in cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Heat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas mark 4??
  • Take a large sized baking tray and line with greaseproof paper.
  • Remove the cling film and slice the chilled dough into 24 slices, about 3mm thick.
  • Spread out on your baking tray.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes then carefully turn the biscuits over with a spatula.
  • Bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  • As soon as baked remove with a spatula onto a cooling rack.