Biltong treats

This quick recipe remains a favourite – be sure to make enough!
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Recipe from: 20 August 2015
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 15 min


  • 270
    self-raising flour
  • 5
    baking powder
  • 5
    mild mustard powder
  • 1
    cayenne pepper
  • 1
    dried thyme
  • 250
    biltong, grated or finely chopped
  • 125
    cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 200
    biltong, grated or finely chopped
  • 30
    freshly chopped chives
  • 50
    mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 30
    Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 30
    blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1
    large egg
Servings: Change Serving


Preheat oven to 220°C.

Sift flour, baking powder and mustard powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in the cayenne pepper, thyme and biltong.

Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Gradually stir in enough cold water to make a stiff dough. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is approximately 2.5cm thick and transfer to a 36 x 26 x 5cm baking tin.

Mix together all the topping ingredients except the egg and set aside. Whisk the egg with a little water and brush the dough. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the prepared dough. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, then allow to cool. Cut into small squares and serve.

Words and image: Ideas magazine

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