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