Dips and Sticks

Try one or both of these yummy cheesy dips - it could be the one way you can get your rascals to eat raw vegetables! Don’t worry if they are still not convinced you can always serve the dip with fingers of toast or bread sticks instead. 

Preparation time - 5 minutes and cooking time - 5 minutesDips and Sticks

For a tangy cheese dip, you will need…

15g / ½oz butter
1 tbsp plain flour
75ml / 2½floz milk
75ml / 2½floz apple juice
75g / 3oz West Country Cheddar cheese, grated
Freshly ground black pepper
Raw vegetables or bread sticks for dipping

1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat. Sprinkle over the flour and cook stirring for about a minute

2. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually beat in the milk and apple juice
3. Return to the heat, add in the cheese and cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens
4. Season with pepper, spoon into a serving dish. Whilst absolutely delicious served warm the dip can also be served cold. To cool, cover with a disc of dampened greaseproof paper to prevent a skin forming.

For a cheesy yogurt dip, you will need…

150ml / ¼ptGreek style Yogurt
100g / 4oz Wensleydale cheese
1 tbsp snipped chives
Freshly ground black pepper


1. Place the yogurt in a small bowl and crumble the cheese into small bits.
2. Stir into the yogurt with the chives and season with a little pepper and transfer to a serving bowl.
3. Serve the dips with the vegetables or bread sticks for dipping.

Cook’s Tip: For adults why not try making the yogurt dip with stilton, delicious.