Custard kisses

Custard kisses

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 8 mins - 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 15-25

Try a homemade version of these old-school favourites for a comforting afternoon tea

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Raw dough or un-iced baked biscuits can be frozen
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
220
protein
1g
carbs
20g
fat
16g
saturates
10g
fibre
0g
sugar
18g
salt
0.24g

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

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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Sarja83's picture

I just made the biscuit part of this recipe as I am very new to baking. I have to say, they were easy and tasty and I will definitely make again.

asmelly's picture

A wonderful biscuit - the filling is top-notch! My only qualm is that I have worked with better Dough recipes before, I found this one a little sticky, but don't get me wrong, the results are fantastic! Lovely for a tea party! Who could resist a lil' Custard Kiss?

helenakeysxx's picture
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I made these for an afternoon tea, everyone there loved them! They were really easy and looked really nice! :)

bambi1802's picture
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My family loved the biscuits and we managed to eat a whole batch in two days so I will just have to go and make another. It is a fun and easy recipe I would definatly recomend 100% good for young bakers!

chelseaclark1612's picture

The recipe says it makes 15-25.
Is this 15-25 individual biscuits or 15-25 three layered tiers?

beatletx2011's picture
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These are absolutely delicious - i made them using sweetener in a low sugar collery exam - my class polished the whole lot off in about 5 mins after!! SO NICE

redgrape's picture

lovely - the custardy bit is very yummy.

megz15's picture
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loooks yummmmmmmmmmmmmy :)

beatletx2011's picture
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I made this in an exam for GCSE food and nutrition - in response to the topic - ‘Research low-sugar snack foods that would be suitable for nursery school children. Carry out a practical to support findings.’ to do this i substuted the sugar with sweetner and fruit sugar and Silver Spoon's half sugar to make it low sugar and they were absolutely delicious, they biscuit simply melted in your mouth!! THANKYOU ;)
i only made them as two layered biscuits though..
Defo reccommend!!

ahenaghan's picture
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Very yummy and look great! To get the squares the right size, I placed a ruler vertically on the dough and cut with a sharp knife either along side, so you end up with strips the width of your ruler. Then place the ruler horizontally and do the same thing so you get perfect little squares. They appear quite small but they're just the right size for three tiered biscuits - you wouldn't want them much bigger really.

emmi_pemi100's picture

Today I had my best friend round and we made these together. It was really nice but she kept eating the dough, apparently it was better than the real thing! Hahahahah! I would reccomend these to anybody who's not on a diet, hahahah hahahah! I am suppose to be revising but oh well! Hahahahahahhahahahah! THANK YOU GOOD FOOOD!

kez270's picture
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everyone loved these, quiet simple to make and tasted great

arabellastrange's picture
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Really very, very good. Light as a feather, and easy to make them look pretty. I did heart shaped ones for my kids for Valentine's day. The balance of biscuit and filling was better on two tier biscuits, rather than three. The pattern pricked on top held beautifully. I found that the filling was yellow without colouring so did not add.

imabadpixie's picture
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Neither here nor there... nice to make, the dough comes together well and its all fairly easy (would be good to make with children) but nothing special taste wise.. maybe im just not a biscuit person. 10 mins was a little bit too long at suggested temp, i dont know, nothing wrong with them just not very exciting!!

laurenamy1's picture
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These were very easy to make, and very tasty.
I followed the advice above and added another tbsp of custard powder, and it made a very tasty filling! The only thing I would say, is that I found the actual biscuit a little bland. In my opinion, the recipe needs a bit more sugar. But apart from that, it's perfect!

yvonnet's picture

Very nice. I made some as described and they looked pretty good, but were tricky to eat. Made some in little heart shapes and circles using a cutter and sandwiched just two together at a time; much, much better and looked very pretty on the plate.

eleanormayo's picture
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Made these for afternoon and tea and they were a huge success - I made them as triple biccies and would definitely make them extra custardy next time!

jenna79's picture

Loved these biscuits. I added more custard powder too. May try a cutter next time as my squares were i bit mis shaped. Good idea about the choc one. will give it a go .

fishyjoshy's picture

I am not really a fan of custard but these are good i ill defineally make again

chrysa66's picture

Hello! Does anyone know what the ideal dimension would be for the kisses? Thanks a lot!

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