Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Footloose & Chilli Cheese Hearts

You know that the day should be a good one when you get to dance round your bedroom to Kenny Loggins 'Footloose' at 8.10am - No more snow, means no more local radio -yep Terry is back on my radar (well Johnny Walker this week, as Terry is on yet another holiday...)

I like Wednesdays, because I get to take the little people to school & pick up - (ok, more like a mad dash & drop in the morning), but in the afternoon I get the chance to natter to the other mums.

Enough Chatter Lydia! & down to baking.

To try & be a good wifey, I have decided to make G's Valentine pressie myself (& I get to use my new toy in the process....)

Its a twist on Nigella's Cheesy Feet recipe.

Chuck 50g Plain flour, 25g Soft Butter, 100g grated cheddar (I use extra strong..) & 1/4 tsp of baking powder into a mixer....

Add the special Valentine ingredient - 1 tbsp of dried chilli flakes....


And whizzle together, until the mixture binds....


(This piccy is just an excuse to flaunt my mixer with her latest accessory....)
Wrap & rest in fridge for 15 minutes....


Then take out, roll to about 3mm thick & cut....



Bake at 200 (lower for a fan, I do mine at 170) for about 10mins, or until a pale golden brown.


Giving me time to revamp a coffee jar....
& eat these.... well creativity needs feeding doesn't it??


Remove & put on baking tray to cool....



Then pop in nicely trimmed coffee jar....& Ta-Da!!


Happy Valentines G - something red hot to knock your socks off!


Love from Lydia xx

3 comments:

  1. mmmmm very nice indeedy!! the blender is calling to me I am trying to resist but if i buy one then make hubby's valentines pressie like you have done then its a necessity isnt it??...... and hubby cant be cross that ive spent a load of money on a mixer if i do the "but it was so i could make you a lovely valentines present!" ........

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  2. thank you for the helpful hints :-) have been practicing my pout but more of a grimace really so will push points 1 & 2 instead :-D
    have done your raffia idea on my flowers today (on my blog) as i love tulips like yourself but they look even prettier with the raffia :-) im so easily pleased...........
    Lx

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