Great British Bake Off Episode 2 — Biscuits
Episode 2’s bakes were all about biscuits — the English variety and not the American. The choices were savory biscuits (signature), florentines (technical) and a 3-D biscuit scene (showstopper). There was no way I was going to build a biscuit scene. I’ve made savory shortbreads before (including a blue cheese and pecan version I usually pull out for Thanksgiving), but I’ve wanted to make homemade cheese crackers for a while now. So even though I’ve never made florentines I decided to go with the savory biscuits anyway. I wasn’t 100% sure cheez-its would count as a savory English-style biscuit but decided to run with it.
I used this recipe from the internets and I think they turned out great. I used a sharp white cheddar and although they weren’t exactly like store-bought cheez-its (which isn’t really a bad thing in my book), they were still addicting. The head judge thought they could have been crispier (possibly user error for not baking them long enough), but I was ok with the softer texture. I would definitely make these again.