Homemade Gold Top Milk Biscuits – Edible Father’s Day Gift

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 Biscuits - An Edible Father's Day Gift.

Gold Top Milk Biscuits - An Edible Father's Day Gift.

Gold Top Milk Biscuit Men

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Makes approx. 12

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. Sift the flours, ground almonds, baking powder, salt and 50g sugar into a food processor bowl.
  2. Add the diced butter and pulse the processor until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Mix together the vanilla essence and milk.
  4. Gradually add the milk until a soft dough is formed. You may not need all the milk.
  5. Turn out on a slightly floured board and lightly “knead” for 30 seconds.
  6. Roll to about 3mm thickness and cut with a floured ‘gingerbread man’ cutter.
  7. Place on a baking sheet lined with non-stick parchment.
  8. Brush the biscuits with the remaining milk and sprinkle with the remaining caster sugar.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. Decoration can be added for faces with icing.
  12. Decoration Fold a piece of plain paper in half.
  13. 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.
  14. Decide what neck is going on the shirt (round neck, collar, v-neck) and draw this on.
  15. Cut around the drawn shirt keeping the fold at the shoulders to create a back and front.
  16. Personalise the shirt with pens or crayons.
  17. Cut a slit down the middle of the back of shirt so it can be wrapped around the biscuit man.
  18. Secure the sides and back of the paper shirt with small pieces of tape.
  19. For a shirt with a collar, trim and fold down the neck of the shirt.
  20. 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.