Recipe for December: Cashew Nutters

Recipie of the Month

Great for a nibble with celebration drinks with neighbours and friends over Christmas and the New Year. These are so easy and so much cheaper than buying them.


  • 100g soft margarine (or whatever cooking spread is your preference)
  • 50g semolina
  • 85g self-raising flour
  • 75g well flavoured Cheddar cheese
  • Salt
  • ½ level teaspoon dry mustard
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Cashew nuts for topping


  • Heat oven to 180C Gas 4.
  • Measure all ingredients except the nuts into a large bowl and work until thoroughly blended, this can be done in a food processor.
  • Take a large piping bag fitted with a 1.25cm plain icing nozzle. Pipe about 40 small blobs onto the baking sheet and press a cashew nut in the centre of each.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

Happy Christmas and New Year to all

The Tidy Cook

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