Stilton and walnut biscuits

30 minutes


  • 100g of walnuts, ground as fine as possible with a food processor or nut grinder
  • 30g of chopped walnuts
  • 60g of gram flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 30g of polenta
  • 50g of Stilton, or other strong cheese, roughly grated
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 egg


Place the ground and chopped walnuts, gram flour, polenta, grated cheese, pepper and dried thyme in a large mixing bowl and mix together thoroughly
Break in the egg and mix well, using your hands to form the mixture into a ball of dough. Wrap the dough in cling film before putting in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
Line a baking tray with some baking parchment, then lightly dust a clean surface with flour. Roll the dough out until it reaches a thickness of 4mm
Using a 6cm round cutter, cut out 16 biscuits from the dough and transfer them carefully to the pre-lined baking tray
Place in the oven for 15 minutes to bake. There will be a little oil that spills out from the biscuits, but don't worry as this is just from the cheese and nuts in the dough
When baked place on a wire rack and allow to cool