Monday, 11 June 2012

Little Gold Men! (Or cheese biscuits) for babies, toddlers and adults

Well it's now less than two weeks away from the BiB (Brilliance in Blogging) finals and yay, yay, yay, I've found a way that I can attend!  I'm so excited!  Obviously if I win it will be 100 times better to collect the trophy in person (and yes, there is a trophy!  How exciting is that?)  The best thing is I've found my passion in life with my blog which is the best prize of all.

So in honour of making it this far, and so I'm not going to be too disappointed if I don't get a little golden man for my kitchen, here is a recipe for lots of tasty, cheesy golden men!




Cheese Biscuits - Makes a good 24 depending on cutter size.  Suitable for babies on finger foods, toddlers and Grandparents (Granddad gave this a rating of "yum"!)


Ingredients

100g Grated extra mature cheddar
50g Unsalted butter
80g Plain flour
1/2 tsp mild, sweet paprika
1 tbsp cold water

Method

Preheat an oven to 180oC / 350F.



Using a food processor, rub the cheese, butter, flour and paprika together.  Add enough cold water to make into a dough (I only needed 1 tbsp).  Turn out onto a clean work surface and kneed lightly.  Roll out to 1-2mm thickness and cut out what shapes you fancy.  Little golden men are optional!

Reroll any scraps to make more.



Bake on non stick baking paper for 10 mins or until lightly browned.  You want to catch these at the golden rather than dark brown stage.


Put onto a cooling rack to cool down.

Not the healthiest recipe but remember, kids do need some fat in their diet and this contains no hidden nasties, no hydrogenated fats; 100% natural stuff.

My son ate 4, his Dad sneaked some extra when he thought no-one was looking and Granddad certainly seemed to like them.

I've frozen some and I'll try cooking them from frozen and let you know.

Update:  I found these cooked just as well within the 10 minutes from frozen in a preheated oven but if you find they're not quite done after that time, extend it to 12 or so.  My oven is a bit of a fast one I'm finding!

Britmums posted a sneak peak of the statue on twitter a couple of days back...


Am I excited?  Hell yeah!  Now, what on earth do I wear?  Ah panic!  

I would so do a Gwyneth Paltrow if I won. Tears, snot, everything.  So thank you kind readers for nominating my blog for this award.  Sniff... I couldn't have done it without you all!  *Melts into sobs*

28 comments:

  1. These look wonderful. I don't have a little man cutter, but I do have a piglet, which I think will do nicely! Thank you.

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    1. Thank you. They were a piece of cake to make and very cheesy. If you don't have a cutter, you could always just cut squares with a knife. Actually they'd make a great nibbly party snack in a smaller size.

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  2. These look GREAT
    Very easy-to-make, and I always like to have cheese biscuits at home

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    1. Absolutely and these aren't just for kids, they're really scrummy!

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  3. Oooh they look yummy - wonder whether I can persuade the littlesheeps to eat them...

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    1. Trust me, my son loved them. Had 4 today for a snack, and a satsuma, and a cup of milk... I'm hoping it's a growth spurt!

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  4. Will be trying this recipe for my little ones (and me!) Thanks for sharing it! X

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    1. Is it wrong that I had some for a snack the other day as well as my son? Ooops! There goes the diet!

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  5. So the main issue is what to wear? Sooo typical for us women. :) Please, do show us what you pick to wear.. we ARE interested in that too. Good luck with and hopefully we will hear more about this...
    Now, these little men look tasty, they seam like a perfect snak for every age group. Thank you for linking up to Food Photography linky this week!

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    1. Absolutely! Especially as I'm lousy at buying clothes. If I buy clothes from somewhere that isn't a supermarket I've done very well indeed! Now I have my son, I suddenly realise why catalogue and online clothes shopping exist. I'm just such an awkward shape (aren't we all...) Anyway, back to food!

      If I feel confident enough then I'll post a photo of my outfit, if not, it might get posted by Britmums anyway if I win lol!

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  6. Just discovered your blog searching for ideas to feed my little man. He is ten months old and refusing anything off of a spoon unless it is petit filous! Have a whole load of things ready to try and have subscribed by email so will look out for new recipes!

    x

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    1. Thank you! Take a look at the "great finger foods" tag on the right hand side. Also think outside the box a bit. Smallish pasta can be a great idea, because it can either be self fed or spoon fed (or both).

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  7. Looks delicious, and good luck on the awards!

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    1. Thank you, I can't quite believe it's Friday when I find out!

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  8. This is so yummy...! Tried it and my boy love it... I'm going to make it again for his one yr old birthday party...

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    1. Awesome! I hope they all like them!

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  9. Hi, have you tried cooking from frozen yet? I'm going to try these now, although I very much doubt they'll be any left to freeze! You blog is great, I'm getting bored with all the meals I normally do for my 10 month old and this has been a great souce of inspiration. Thank you.

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    1. Yes I have done and it still only took 10 minutes. I suspect when I make these again I'll drop the initial cooking time to 8-10 mins rather than 10 as if anything they were better.

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  10. Thank you SO much for this recipe -- I made little flowers which have been such a hit with my fussy little 11month old! x

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  11. Oh these look delicious and I've been looking for an alternative biscuit for my son. Fantastic!

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    1. I hope they work out for you both and it's great to have a savoury snack option I think.

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  12. these look so good, just about to give them a go.

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  13. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made these last night and my 8m old son devoured four this lunch time. Can I freeze them once they've been cooked? And would I re cook them?

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    1. Better to freeze them raw as freezing them cooked would make them soft. Fantastic he liked them!

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