Farm Life Recipes29 March 2021
Jamie & Robbie’s Favourite Biscuits
Rainy Day Activities
With two little people at home to look after and the relentless rain, we’ve had to be quite imaginative when it comes to keeping Jamie and Robbie occupied recently. These homemade biscuits are always my go to when all else fails, that or pancakes!
Baking with Children
One of our favourite things to do at home is bake. It’s never easy, ends up in everyone covered in flour, cocoa powder or something sticky. It’s never pretty, I have to let go of my vision of a perfect cookie or cake. However, it entertains us all for half and hour or so and usually ends up in a bath afterwards!
On such a cold, blustery day, we thought we would share Jamie and Robbie’s favourite recipe for homemade biscuits. It was given to us by our good friend Elizabeth and is a definite crowd pleaser! It’s quick, super easy and the biscuits are delicious. Many, many times our baking sessions have ended up in disaster, everyone covered in flour, icing sugar or egg and nothing to show for it. However, so far, dare I say it, these have been pretty full proof.
Let Go of Perfection
Don’t worry too much about the size or shape of these biscuits, as you can see from the picture the boys make them and they turn out fine, regardless of what shape they go into the oven!
My top tip is to put everything in a Magimix (if you and lucky enough to have one), if not a mixer or any kind. Once turned on it takes only a few minutes to combine. We’ve also started putting different kinds of chocolate chips on top. It’s a great job for my youngest, Robbie, although some chocolate chips inevitably end up all together in the one spot, or stuck so far in it leaves a crater!
Let us know on social media how you get on, we’d love to see your pictures.
- 4oz Scottish butter
- 3oz granulated sugar
- 4oz Mungoswell self-raising flour
- 1oz cocoa
- 1oz custard powder
Mix all together, until it starts to combine and starts to stick together. Roll into small balls, flatten slightly and place well apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 180C for 15-20 minutes. (it only takes 10 minutes in our oven).
Grab a cup of tea and enjoy!