We’re starting to wind down after a busy festive season here at Biscuit HQ- we’re still packing and posting orders (right up until December 22nd!) but I took some time out last night to bake us some treats to keep us going. A long time ago now (I must have been a little girl!) you could buy these cake & milk slices by Kinder in the refrigerator section of the supermarket in the UK- but not any more! I’ve had reports of them being available in some of the larger grocers- but we don’t have them in any of our nearby shops.
We’ve been craving them for weeks- so I decided to try to make them from scratch. I adapted this recipe to use regular flour and a few other ingredients (my version aren’t healthy, as such) and they turned out so well! Here it is:
2.5oz SR Flour
2 oz Cocoa Powder
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp honey
2 oz caster sugar
75ml light olive oil / vegetable oil
200ml double cream
100g Philadelphia style cream cheese
1 tablespoons caster sugar
3 tbsp honey
- Set oven to Gas mark 5/180°c/160°c (fan assisted)
- Combine all the dry cake ingredients in a bowl and set to one side.
- Whisk eggs, sugar, honey, oil & vanilla until thick and creamy.
- Fold the egg mixture into the dry mix.
- Spread equally onto 2 baking sheets lined with grease proof paper (mine was around 0.75cm thick) Bake for 10-15 minutes (keep an eye on them- they’re really thin so can burn easily!)
- Whip cream in a bowl with the sugar until thick. Fold in the cream cheese & the honey until combined (this will make the mixture slightly runnier again)
- Dissolve half a pack of gelatine in half a cup of warm water. Gradually fold this into to the filling mix, a few teaspoons at a time.
Allow the cake to cool fully before assembling your slices, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight is best) before cutting. I cut mine into 24 small squares.
And there you have it- your very own Milk Slices! We were hoping to have these on Christmas eve- but I don’t think they’ll last that long! Let us know if you give these a go too.
Happy Christmas, everyone!