I was pleased to receive an email from Becky at Gold Top Milk asking if I would like to add their recipe for homemade, edible Father’s Day gifts on the farmingfriends website.
The recipe is from Gold Top Milk which is a brand owned by Quality Milk Producers (a co-operative of 400 farmers who own Jersey and Guernsey cows).
Gold Top Milk Biscuit Men
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes approx. 12
- 150g plain flour, sifted
- 100g plain wholemeal flour,sifted
- 50g ground almonds
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt 60g caster sugar
- 50g Gold Top slightly salted butter, diced
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- approx 200ml Gold Top Milk
Pre heat the oven to 200C, 180 C fan, 400 F, gas Mark 6
- Sift the flours, ground almonds, baking powder, salt and 50g sugar into a food processor bowl.
- Add the diced butter and pulse the processor until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Mix together the vanilla essence and milk.
- Gradually add the milk until a soft dough is formed. You may not need all the milk.
- Turn out on a slightly floured board and lightly “knead” for 30 seconds.
- Roll to about 3mm thickness and cut with a floured ‘gingerbread man’ cutter.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with non-stick parchment.
- Brush the biscuits with the remaining milk and sprinkle with the remaining caster sugar.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Decoration can be added for faces with icing.
- Decoration Fold a piece of plain paper in half.
- Using the ‘gingerbread man’ cutter as a size guide, draw the shape of a shirt so that the top of the shirt shoulders are on the fold.
- Decide what neck is going on the shirt (round neck, collar, v-neck) and draw this on.
- Cut around the drawn shirt keeping the fold at the shoulders to create a back and front.
- Personalise the shirt with pens or crayons.
- Cut a slit down the middle of the back of shirt so it can be wrapped around the biscuit man.
- Secure the sides and back of the paper shirt with small pieces of tape.
- For a shirt with a collar, trim and fold down the neck of the shirt.
- Wrap the finished Milk Biscuit Men in clear cellophane tie with ribbon.
Approximate total cost of gift = £2.60
Cost of recipe ingredients required for gift = £1.35
Cost of ingredients if bought in full = £6.31(value of ingredients remaining after recipe = £4.96)
Decoration = from £1.25 Pens or crayons,Plain white paper
Ribbon – from £0.25
Cellophane for wrapping (£1 for 1m square available from florists)
Do you have any edible Father’s Day gift ideas? Let me know if you try these biscuits.