This recipe came out of one of those home-ish magazines like House and Garden. These aren’t my usual reading material, but my mother whipped up this recipe, and I was very glad she did. This is not an obvious one for me, as I don’t really like blue cheese, but I do love oats, so we had a go and actually they came out delicious – not a very strong flavour of the cheese, but lovely and crispy. Don’t do what we did and over-toast (burn) the oats and you too can have a delicious nibble or lunch-box filler.
75g rolled oats
200g blue cheese
100g unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons mustard powder
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon cold water
150g wholemeal flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a dry frying pan over a medium heat, toast the oats. This takes about 5 mins, but don’t let your eye off them as they burn very very easily. Combine the cheese, butter, mustard powder, egg yolks and water with a beater.
Mix the cheese mixture until smooth and well combined, then add the flour and salt, working together to form a dough.
Use a sheet of baking parchment to press the dough and roll it, like a sushi roll, into two long sausages about 5cm in diameter. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 180C. Using the dough straight from the fridge, cut it into discs, spread out on a baking tray and put in the oven for 15-18 minutes until golden brown and crispy.