It’s a pleasure to introduce the lovely Gemma from www.lifeisknutts.com for day three of Celebrating Mothers week. Gemma is an amazing Mummy to three adorable little boys, a fantastic blogger and friend, and a lover of gin. She’s also an amazing baker, her cakes are fabulous, and it’s an honour to share her recipe for simple custard flavour biscuits.
They are literally fool proof. You don’t even need a cutter to cut the biscuits out and it’s something the kids can easily get involved in, with minimal stress for the grown ups who are helping. Perfect!
So folks, pull on your aprons, roll up your sleeves and get creative with the kids in the kitchen.
- 75g Softened Unsalted Butter
- 75g caster sugar
- 100g self-raising flour
- 75g custard powder (like Birds)
- 1 egg
- 80g White cooking chocolate
- 200g Roll out (fondant) Icing
- Pre heat the oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg, self raising flour and custard powder. Mix until smooth and the mixture forms a soft dough.
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and use a circularbiscuit cutter to cut your biscuits out.
- Transfer the biscuits to your lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until pale and slightly golden.
- Once cool, melt the white chocolate and drizzle it over half the biscuits to decorate. Then roll out the fondant icing and cut using the same cutter you used to do the biscuits. Stamp with your desired message. Decorate the remaining biscuits with the icing discs, using any leftover melted white chocolate as ‘glue’.
You can decorate the biscuits any way you see fit. As it’s mother’s day, I thought I would put in a little more effort and on some of the biscuits, I stamped a message into some Roll out Icing to say something lovely about my mum. You can write whatever you like on them this way to make them completely personal and the set of stamps only cost me about £3 from Tiger (you can also get them from various places online, just google ‘biscuit alphabet stamps’ and they should come up).
Once set, wrap in some greaseproof paper and tie with string to make a rustic, but lovingly made, gift for any of the ladies in your life.
Thank you so much Gemma for sharing this recipe with us. Make sure that you check out her blog or hunt her down on social media, her posts will have you laughing out loud!