Before embracing all things Christmas, we first needed to celebrate another very special occasion - Daddy's birthday. This year we wanted to do something really fun and memorable, so straight after school we jumped on a 341 bus and were down at the South Bank by half past four, ready with our tickets, to board the fabulously blue and twinkly London Eye.
The views from our sedately moving pod were spectacular, and we thoroughly enjoyed the ride. And gazing down at London, a sparkling toy-town stretched out beneath us, we munched these rather rugged-looking cheese oatcakes, baked for the occasion, the night before. They were so delicious that I'm putting the recipe here, mainly to remind myself to bake them again before the year is out. Perfect with a glass of fizz, they take less than thirty minutes to make; perfect for any celebratory occasion - not just flights on the London Eye.
135g plain flour
75g hard cheese of choice, grated
2 tsp baking powder
40g melted butter
A pinch of salt
- Mix the sifted flour with the other dry ingredients then add the milk and melted butter
- Place dessert spoonfuls of the rough-textured dough onto a greaseproof-paper covered baking tray
- Squish the dough dollops into plumpish discs
- Bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 220c, or until golden brown
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool