Monday, May 31, 2010

Baked on Monday - Yo-yo Biscuits

Just got back from a very long shoot, hence the late post. As soon as I walked in the door, I ate two.
I baked these at about 8am today, but didn't have time to get all the biscuit pics until now.

Yo-yo Biscuits - makes about 32 biscuits


6 oz (180g) softened butter
2 oz (60g) icing sugar, sifted
6 oz (180g) flour
2 oz (60g) custard powder (I love custard powder)
1/2 tsp vanilla


Filling:
2 oz (60g) butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp milk

Preheat oven to 320f/160c. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Sift flour and custard powder 3 times, than mix in with butter and sugar mixture. Stir in vanilla.



Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll large teaspoons of dough into balls and place on baking sheet. With the back of a fork, lightly press each ball down. This dough is delicious. Try not too eat too much!



Bake on middle shelf for about 15 minutes. Watch that the underside of biscuits do not colour too much.

To make filling, cream butter and sifted icing sugar until light and creamy. Add vanilla, then milk and beat well. Spread filling on bottom of one biscuit and sandwich together. Lightly sprinkle with icing sugar.



These yo-yos melt in your mouth. Enjoy!!!


Good night.

30 comments:

birdie blue said...

looks absolutely scrumptious!
~molly

Jane said...

I love custard powder too. I have never tried yo -yos. I will give this a go my daughter will thank me.

Andrea Johnson said...

Those look tasty! I made your lemon cakes last week and everyone really enjoyed them. I'll have to try these next time. Thanks for the easy(I am challenged in this area) and delicious recipes:)

Pinecone Camp said...

Molly, you will have to give them a go. so good!

Jane, if I could put maple syrup and custard powder in everything I would! Your daughter will love these.

Andrea, happy to hear the lemon cakes were a success! Aren't they delicious? These yo-yos are even easier...and the dough really is yum.

Missing Goat said...

another yummy one! I think these are ringing a Christmas bell for me??

koralee said...

Yum...these little bits must be from Heaven! They not only look adorable..they look yummy..anything with custard powder has be dancing. xoxoxo Happy week.

mise said...

This is intriguing - I have never, ever baked with custard powder and now I feel custard powder mania coming on whereby I'll have to add it to everything in the name of scientific experimentation. Whether my family will thank you for this remains to be seen, Janis! These look delicious, so I live in hope.

Barbara said...

YUM! I have just discovered your blog by blog hopping. I Love it!
I was wanting to ask for your permission to use your teacup photo in the post before this one? I would be using it for a challenge. A Digital scrapbook designer would be creating some papers using the photograph as inspiration for the papers. In turn the challengers can download the papers for free to us on their layouts.
Store for the challenge is Zig Zag Scrap.com

Thankyou for your consideration of using your photograph.

Barbara said...

YUM! I will have to give those a try! I have just discoved your blog, blog hopping. I Love it! I work for Zig Zag Scrap.com {digital scrapbooking store} And would like to ask permission to use the teacup photograph that is in the post Rainy Weekends. I write up the challenges there and would it would be our inspiration photograph for one of the designers to create a couple of products to give to our challengers for free.

I will be visiting again soon! :)

Barbara said...

Sorry, but I forgot to ask if it is fine if we do a link back to your blog at the time of the challenge. We will give you full credit for the photograph being yours, from your blog for inspiration.

Thankyou
Barbara
{sokee}

Irene b said...

mhhh! this biscuits seems so good! I'll try to do it!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oh my goodness, you amaze me! i wish i whipped things up in the kitchen. these looks incredible!!

flo said...

I can't play with this wonderfull yoyo... So miam ! Hummm !

Kerry said...

Delicious biscuits by the look of those delicious photos. Custard powder? Who knew! I don't bake, but I'm trying these.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

oh, I'd be in serious trouble with these :)

Lilly Higgins said...

Yum! I love these biscuits too. I never heard them called yoyos though! I know them as melting moments and they are so gorgeous! beautiful photos!

Amanda said...

I truly think Yo Yos are my most favourite biscuit! My mum used to make them years ago, and all I can say is that they are very addictive. Yum!

laura may said...

Just found your blog & I love it. Definitely following!! ps. that food looks incredible!

lm.x

{little.happy.things} said...

Looks absolutely tasty! Gonna try it!

Bridget said...

yuuuum

S and O said...

those are so cute!!
they look tasty :)

xoxo
Olivia

Dandelion and Grey said...

These look just as cute as they do delicious!!

Diana said...

I am an impossible baker. I just can't seem to make the ingredients do what they're supposed to do. It's all so mysterious to me how things become fluffy and light and airy and delicious and not burnt. That has never happened to me. Your Monday posts are pretty inspiring though!

the southern hostess said...

This is my kind of treat! Your blog is so beautiful! I'm a follower now.

Natasha said...

My mother-in-law makes these and the custard powder is the essential component! I have always wanted the recipe but don't ask for it in case she thinks she can stop making them for me! Now I have the recipe I can make my own for those times when she doesn't send some my way!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Jennifer@nicolejanehome said...

One word...I-need-one-of-those-right-now!!!!

PinkPanthress said...

*meep* Must. Stop. Reading. All. Your. Baked on Monday. Receipts...

Really, this is not good for my diet. :C I can feel the weight gain just by watching all those delicious pictures you take!

gretchen said...

custard powder? that's a new one for me and one I need to check out - thanks for posting this!

Anne D said...

Janis, your pics just keeping getting better - your admirer Anne from For the Home

jan said...

Oh yo-yum!