Snicker Biscuits

Tasty little savoury biscuits, Snicker Biscuits are filled with chopped smoked ham. Serve as a snack or spread with a savoury mixture and use as a base for canapes. If stored in an airtight tin, the biscuits will keep for up TO 2 days.

20 BISCUITS

2 oz. plus

1 teaspoon butter

8 oz. flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

4 oz. smoked ham, finely chopped

4 fl. oz. sour cream

2 fl. oz. milk

Preheat the oven to hot 425°F (Gas Mark 7, 220°C). Using the teaspoon of butter, grease a large baking sheet and set aside. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining butter and cut it into small pieces with a table knife. With your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

Stir in the chives and ham. Mix in the sour cream and enough of the milk to form a soft dough.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out until it is approximately -½ inch thick. Using a 2-inch pastry cutter, cut the dough into circles. Gather up the trimmings and roll out and cut in the same way.

Place the circles on the baking sheet, well spaced apart. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Transfer the biscuits to a warmed serving plate and serve at once. If you wish to serve the biscuits cold, cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight tin until required.

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