Baked Feta With Chilli, Honey and Thyme

Baked with herbs and chilli, and served with a drizzle of honey, this feta is salty, sweet, spicy and herby, making for the most delicious warm dip that really goes with everything.

Recipe from Nadiya’s Everyday Baking by Nadiya Hussain, published by Penguin Michael Joseph.


2 x 200g packets of feta cheese
4 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing
A large sprig of fresh
Lemon thyme, leaves picked
1 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
200g salted crisp
Crackers, warmed in the oven
Honey, for drizzling
Slices of crusty bread, to serve


Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6.
Lightly grease a small roasting dish.
Put the feta cheese right into the dish and drizzle generously with the oil.
Sprinkle over the thyme, oregano and chilli.
Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
For the last 5 minutes of baking, add the crackers to a tray and warm through.
Take the foil off the feta and drizzle over the honey.
Get your warm crackers out and spread with the warm, salty, sweet, herby feta.
Mop up that oil with warm crusty bread.