Cheesy Feet for Father’s Day

On a recent rummage through the remnant receptacle at Laura Ashley I fell upon this ravishing piece of oilcloth at a reduced price of £8.40. Roughly 1.2m x 1.2m square it is the perfect size to use as a protective cover on my breakfast bar and this morning I put it into action as I set about making some ‘cheesy feet’ for today’s Father’s Day celebration.

Laura Ashley oilcloth remnant

For the benefit of those of you who do know not what I’m talking about please see the recipe below:
150g cheddar cheese, 100g plain flour, black pepper, 100g cubed butter, 1 egg yolk, 1 level tsp mustard.

Cheesy feet ingredients

Heat oven to 220C, 425F, Gas 7. Grease a baking sheet and cover with baking parchment. Grate the cheese into a mixing bowl, sift the flour, add the black pepper and mix together. Add the butter and rub into the mixture until fine ‘breadcrumbs’, then stir in the egg yolk and the mustard. (NB I always make the ‘breadcrumbs’ in the sink  as I find it is a better height for me than the worktop).

Cheese, flour and butter

Roll the pastry into a square, 5mm thick, then cut out the ‘cheesy feet’.

Dust rolling pin and cloth with flour before rolling out
Uncooked cheesy feet

Place on the baking sheet and bake for 8-10 mins, until pale golden brown. Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, parmesan cheese, or whatever takes your fancy, can be added. Recipe makes approximately 16 feet.

Ideal for a children’s party

The resulting cheese tasting biscuits are ideal as a children’s party snack or equally suitable for the grown-ups with a glass of wine!

the adults liked them too...
the adults liked them too…

Without doubt these were a winner with the whole family!
Cookie cutter and recipe from Cox and Cox; similar available from Amazon  Walls Ice Cream paper plates and napkins from Tesco stores and on-line at

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  1. If we can have ‘cheesy feet’ again – can we bring back the ‘one-eyed Egyptian’ as well?

    1. We certainly can. Have you got your own special recipe to share with us?

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