Celebrating Mothers: Baking with Life is Knutts

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.

Making something special for Mother’s Day always goes down well, whether that be a homemade card, a special keepsake box made from an old shoe box or some baked goods. Anything made with love is going to be a hit with the ladies in your life so, in preparation for Mother’s Day, why not make these super simple, but delicious, 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


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180C​ and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper​.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together​ until light and fluffy.​
  3. Add the egg, self raising flour and custard powder. Mix until smooth​ and the mixture forms a soft dough​.
  4. Roll ​the dough ​out on a ​lightly ​floured surface and use a​ circular​biscuit cutter to cut your biscuits​ out.​
  5. Transfer ​the biscuits ​to ​your lined baking ​sheet​ and bake for 15-20 minutes​, until pale and slightly golden​.
  6. 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!






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  1. March 22, 2017 / 8:26 am

    These look amazing and I’ve already got the ingredients in the cupboard, we all know what I’m doing on my day off off tomorrow now! #bestandworst

    • Laura Dove
      March 22, 2017 / 11:52 am

      Ooh I bet they are lovely, I’m terrible at baking! xx

  2. March 22, 2017 / 11:40 am

    home made presents are the best, I usually make my mother in law a cake, but it would be nice to get the kids to bake their grandma some biscuits. I’ve never tried making custard biscuits before.

    • Laura Dove
      March 22, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Me either! Gemma is full of good ideas, I’m a terrible baker but we might attempt them! xx

    • Laura Dove
      March 23, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      She’s the best at baking! Her cakes are AMAZING!!! xx

  3. March 22, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    These biscuits look really fab and not too difficult – I’m not much of a baker! But I’m loving the stamps which I must get from Tiger. #brillblogposts

    • Laura Dove
      March 23, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      Me too! I’m a terrible baker, and cook, but these look like fun and the kids would love them! xx

  4. March 26, 2017 / 9:12 am

    These look professional! Love the yellow colour! Hope you have a fab Mother’s Day and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • Laura Dove
      March 27, 2017 / 8:57 am

      Don’t they just? Not sure mine would look as professional! xx

  5. Jen
    March 26, 2017 / 9:41 am

    A lovely and simple recipe, perfect for that homemade gift. The stamp is a fab idea, gives that little bit of special about them.

    • Laura Dove
      March 27, 2017 / 8:57 am

      They are lovely aren’t they! I’m not much of a baker but Gemma is amazing! xx

    • Laura Dove
      March 27, 2017 / 8:52 am

      They are gorgeous aren’t they! xx

  6. March 26, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Well I love custard – and I love biscuits so I would so love these! I might have to make these with my kids at the weekend!

    • Laura Dove
      March 27, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Me too! Perfect combination! xx

  7. March 27, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    These sound really tasty, and definitely a recipe that the kids could make themselves. I love the idea of stamping little messages on them too, so personal.

    • Laura Dove
      March 27, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Mine are desperate to make them. we’ve been waiting for a rainy day but the weather has been too lovely! No complaints though!

  8. March 27, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    What a lovely idea and recipe. Love the stamped messages. I’ll be putting this recipe in to my book for future use! #bestandworst

    • Laura Dove
      March 27, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      They look great don’t they? I’m not sure mine would look as good as Gemmas! xx

  9. March 28, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    What a lovely idea, they look fabulous

    • Laura Dove
      March 28, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      I’m assured they tasted great too! xx

  10. March 29, 2017 / 10:47 am

    These look fab – so pretty . Thanks for linking up to #sharewithme

    • Laura Dove
      March 29, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      I’m told they were delicious too! xx

  11. March 29, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    These are so utterly perfect, wow! Must make them! Happy Mother’s Day you amazing lady, feel very lucky to have connected to you thanks to blogging x

    • Laura Dove
      March 30, 2017 / 10:31 am

      Thank you so much. I hope you had a wonderful day, you absolutely deserved it!! xxx

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