I've had a jar of Mum's homemade plum chutney knocking around the kitchen for quite a while now. The date on the label is September 2010, for some reason it got pushed to the back of the cupboard for a while. No idea why as the chutney is fantastic, so during the summer I had the idea of baking it into some biscuits. They didn't quite turn out how I wanted them to but I didn't get round to baking another batch until today. This was mainly because the Tea Time Treats challenge this month is to make something using preserves i.e. jams or chutneys. So I got myself a nice wedge of stilton and had another go. These looked a bit better than my first attempt and they also have more stilton in as well so they taste better too. The stilton isn't overpowering in these, it's quite subtle and is offset beautifully by the tangy chutney.
Ingredients - makes 20
250g plain flour
2 egg yolks
2-3 tbsp milk
freshly ground black pepper
a few tablespoonfuls of your favourite chutney
Preheat the oven to 180C. Place all the ingredients except the milk into a food processor and blitz until you get a breadcrumb texture. Slowly add the milk through the lid whilst the processor is running and stop when you get a firm dough. Roll small pieces of dough into balls and place on a non stick baking tray. I recently got a silicone baking tray liner and I love it. Make an indentation in each ball using your thumb and fill each with about 1/4 tsp of chutney. Bake the thumbprints for 25 minutes until golden and cool on a wire rack.
I'm entering these into Tea Time Treats hosted by Karen from Lavender & Lovage and Kate from What Kate Baked who is this months host.