Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Custard Kisses

Now doesn't that seem a silly name for a recipe?  I found the recipe on BBC Good Food and, when I read it, thought that they sounded quite interesting.

The bake is a sort of shortbread, very light and crumbly, and the filling is a butter cream type with some custard powder to add some flavour.  I suppose reminiscent of the custard cream biscuits we used to eat as children, when I used to try to eat one side of the biscuit, leaving the custard cream attached to the other side.  Then to eat the custard cream, leaving me with one half of biscuit to savour.  You cant do that with these though, but they are very tasty indeed.   They are also quite simple to make, so give it a try and enjoy.


Custard Kisses

Ingredients:
  • 175g softened butter
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
For the custard filling:
  • 100g softened butter
  • 140g icing sugar, sifted, plus a little extra
  • 2 tbsp custard powder
  • few drops yellow food colouring, if you have any
Method:
  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the butter, sugars, egg yolks and vanilla with a wooden spoon until creamy, then mix in the flour in 2 batches. Roll out thinly on a floured surface, then use a standard 30cm ruler as a template to cut the dough into small, even squares. Do this by starting with the ruler flush with one side and cutting along the length of it. Repeat across the width of the dough, then do the same from the top down. Transfer to baking sheets and bake for 8-10 mins until golden.
  2. While the biscuits cool, mix the butter, icing sugar, custard powder and food colouring, if you have any. Pipe or spread a little icing onto a biscuit, then sandwich with 1 or 2 more biscuits. Repeat until all the biscuits are used, then dust with a little more icing sugar.
How simple is that?


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