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!
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.
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)
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 170°C fan/gas mark 5.
- Cut the cold butter into small cubes then rub into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Now add the cheese, mustard powder and garlic. Add the water and bring the dough together into a mound.
- Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
- 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.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out your biscuits and put them on the prepared baking trays.
- Chill the biscuits in the fridge for 20 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
- 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.
- Transfer the biscuits to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
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.