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Have you ever heard of Dorset Knobs?

The Dorset Knob – The History

Dorset Knobs are unique savoury biscuit that have been made by the Moores family since 1880. They are produced at a small bakery situated between Bridport and Lyme Regis, the biscuits are only made during the months of January and February, once all the stock has been sold, and retailers have to wait till the following year to re order.

Dorset Knobs  are a Dorset thing…made in Bridport and Decidedly Dorset!

They are made from bread dough which contains extra sugar, each biscuit is rolled and shaped by hand and has three separate baking’s lasting four hours with the whole process taking eight to ten hours to complete. You can easily recognise the packaging for the product as they are sold in distinctive & traditional red, white and blue tins and bags. Once production of the Dorset Knobs is complete, the remainder of the year the bakery returns to making less labour-intensive biscuits, such as flapjacks and shortbread.

Fun Fun Fun!  Have you ever thrown a Dorset Knob?  see how far you can throw one of your Knobs, the furthest wins the title and the distance is recorded for future years at The Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival, held on the first Sunday in May at  Cattistock, between Dorchester & Yeovil. Lots of fun events and all to do with knobs!…knob & spoon race, knob painting, knob Pyramid, no. of knobs in a jar, knob archery, guess the weight of the big knob, knob walking, knob darts and pin the knob on the Cerne giant!  You can also sample the fine foods at the food fest, from breads & cheeses to cider & pies. It’s a fun day out for all the family.

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