St Leonard’s Church is 150 years old: a ‘Bake Off’ style event, with Bishop Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Blackburn. We’re looking for about 20 contestants to bake 12 cheese straws and a showstopper birthday cake. These will be judged and tasted by everyone attending the event.
To enter email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First prize is dinner for 2 at The Lawrence Hotel in Padiham.
If it is the cheese straws putting you off here is recipe to show you how easy they are to make.
120g butter, softened
450g grated Cheddar cheese
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
Prep: 15min › Cook: 15min › Ready in: 30min
Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Grease a baking tray.
In a large bowl cream butter and cheese. Stir in flour and salt; mix well. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1.25cm in thickness. Cut into 5cm strips and sprinkle with chilli powder, if desired. Place strips on prepared baking tray 3 to 4cm apart.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.