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250 grams unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
200 grams salted butter, chilled, cut into 1.5 cm cubes
125 grams sharp Cheddar, grated
3 tablespoons ice water
Place the flour, salt, baking powder, dried Italian herbs and dried chilli flakes in a large mixing bowl. Whisk lightly to combine. Add the butter cubes and use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour. You should have a floury mix through which you can see pea-sized pieces of butter.
Add the grated cheese and toss through. Then add the ice water. Use your hands to form the mixture into a ball. Turn out onto a clean surface and shape it into a 35-cm log. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
When you're ready to bake, preheat your oven at 200 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Remove the log of dough from the fridge and cut into 1-cm thick slices. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown!