Mister Bakes

12 Oct

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Mr Cakes is a savory chap, preferring a salty snack over anything sweet. So when he decided it was his turn to bake there wasn’t a chocolate chip or an ounce of sugar in sight, not even a raisin crept into the kitchen.

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Biscuits for cheese, good old water biscuits were Mr Cakes fancy. Thin, crispy and sprinkled with the lightest dusting of sea salt. Perfect for cheese, or the delectable smoked salmon pâté from H.Foreman & Son.

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Mr Cakes Water Biscuits
Ingredients
200g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g unsalted butter
1 tsp sea salt
120ml chilled water

Method
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4 and line two baking sheet with grease proof paper.

Put the flour, baking powder and butter (chopped into cubes) in a food processor & whizz quickly until sandy. Then, with the mixer running, add the water 1 tbsp at a time until your dough is soft. This could be anywhere between 4-8 tbsp. Try not to add too much to make the dough sticky.

Flour your work top and roll the dough out, it should make a thin 35cm by 35cm square. Brush with a scant amount of water and sprinkle all over with the salt. Prick the dough with a fork and cut into squares, you should get around 25. Transfer the biscuits to the lined baking trays.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until very lightly golden & place on a wire rack until totally cool…if you can wait that long. Once cool they’ll keep for a couple of weeks in an airtight container.

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