Skip to content
Open menu Close menu

Feed your appetite for cooking with Penguin’s expert authors

penguin logo

Edible Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

by Elizabeth Young

published on 18 June 2015

Looking for something extra-thoughtful to give your dad this Father’s Day? An edible gift is the perfect personal pressie, great if you’re on a budget (or if you’ve left things until the last minute). These gorgeous recipes from some of our favourite authors are sure to put a big smile on your dad’s face!

The Ultimate Millionaire’s Shortbread

The Ultimate Millionaire’s Shortbread

This incredible recipe from James’ new book How Baking Works is not only the best caramel shortcake he claims he’s ever had, but he’s gone to great pains to keep the steps and ingredients very simple, too.

Strawberry and Pimm’s Jam

Strawberry and Pimm’s Jam

by Kylee Newton

Think summer, Wimbledon, strawberries, Pimm’s. This delicious, boozy twist on a classic preserve is amazing poured over vanilla ice cream as an instant dessert. Guaranteed to go down a treat with dad’s with a sweet tooth!

Chilli Chocolate Cake

Chilli Chocolate Cake

by Choccywoccydoodah

A great gift for the chilli-loving dad. The cake should have heat that emerges after you’ve eaten it, so don’t be tempted to add more chilli for impact. It’s delicious, not frightening.

Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

If your dad is a fan of chocolate and peanuts, he’s sure to love this delicious brownie recipe from Bake Off contestant James Morton. Check out the recipe page to see James’ video tutorial where he takes you through the method step by step.

Espresso, fig and walnut muffins

Espresso, fig and walnut muffins

If your dad’s a coffee addict, he’ll love these delicious muffins to eat on the side. The walnuts, as well as adding a kind of muesli-ish vibe, also give the muffins a more interesting texture.

Share

You might also like


View all

Features

4 pavlova recipes to try this Christmas

Easy to make in advance, the perfect canvas for endless variations, and loved by all, pavlova is the king of Christmas desserts. Here are 4 of our favourites.

Features

5 cheesecakes for the festive season

The humble cheesecake is up there with the best of them when it comes to desserts for the festive season. Here are 5 of our favourites to try.

Features

Our favourite festive cocktail recipes

With a little more time on your hands to play mixologist and plenty of booze knocking around to help you get creative, Christmas is the ideal time to try your hand at making a cocktail or two. From gently spiced to suitably sparkling, these recipes promise a touch of sophisticated festive charm.

newsletter

Subscribe to The Happy Foodie email newsletter

Get our latest recipes, features, book news and ebook deals straight to your inbox every week