The word ‘biscuits’ refer to two different end products in North America and Europe. In America, biscuits are more like a small bread or a scone, soft on the inside, crisp on the outside. They are served with gravy and fried chicken in the South.
Whereas in Europe, they are thin, crisp and dry. More like a cookie. India having once been a British colony, biscuits to us always mean the European kind.
I found this recipe in a diet cookbook, but used full fat, extra sharp cheddar instead, and I regret nothing! This is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. I was a sucker for Cheeselings growing up and when I moved to the US, I translated that love to Cheez Its. I can eat an entire box in 2 sittings! No kidding!
Note: I loosely packed this cup with cheese for the sake of the photograph, but be sure to pack it tightly for that extra cheesy goodness!
These biscuits are great in the evenings when you are looking for something to snack on with that cup of tea or coffee. There’s a slight heat from the red chilli powder that cuts into the cheesiness of the cheddar, so it isn’t too cheesy or over powering.
This recipe is from the Taste of Home Comfort Food diet cookbook 2011. If you do not have reduced fat cheddar or skimmed milk, substitute with regular milk and cheddar.