This weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to the BBC Good Food Show at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. My husband Terry and I went with Harry, who despite being two and a half, really enjoyed it!

We had a good look around the food stalls first, and tried some tasty samples from Mash Direct, Tayto, Fivemiletown CreameryBallymaloe Relish, Bushmills and Jawbox Gin.

Good Food Show Waterfront Hall Belfast

Mash Direct

BBC Good Food Show

Jawbox Gin

Then it was time to visit the ‘Big Kitchen’ – a live demo in the main auditorium. We saw Michel Roux Jr. and the atmosphere was great.

BBC Good Food Show

Good Food Show Waterfront Hall Belfast

I decided to try one of the recipes from another Celebrity Chef at the show, Nadiya Hussain. I have never tried making savoury biscuits before, so Nadiya’s ‘Cheesy Feet Biscuits’ sounded like a good option, despite the name!

Cheesy Feet Biscuits (adapted from Nadiya’s Bake Me a Festive Story)

Ingredients

  • 200g plain flour, sifted (plus extra for dusting the surface)
  • 200g unsalted butter, chilled
  • 200g mature cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 5 tbsp water

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C fan/gas mark 5.
  2. Cut the cold butter into small cubes then rub into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Now add the cheese, mustard powder and garlic. Add the water and bring the dough together into a mound.
  4. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  5. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper. Dust the work surface with flour and roll out the chilled dough to the thickness of about half a centimetre.
  6. Using a cookie cutter, cut out your biscuits and put them on the prepared baking trays.
  7. Chill the biscuits in the fridge for 20 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
  8. Prick the base of all the biscuits with a fork. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 15 minutes.
  9. Transfer the biscuits to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Nadiya Hussain BBC Good Food Show

Nadiya Hussain BBC Good Food Show

The biscuits were really easy to make, and tasted a bit like cheese twists. Served with some cheese, olives, chutney and grapes they were a really nice weekend treat!

We really enjoyed the BBC Good Food Show, I would recommend it as a great family day out.

Love, Laurel