Custard kisses

Custard kisses

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 8 mins - 10 mins

Easy

Makes 15-25
Try a homemade version of these old-school favourites for a comforting afternoon tea

Nutrition and extra info

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

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal220
  • fat16g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.24g
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Ingredients

  • 175g softened butter
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  • 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
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  • 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.

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beatletx2011
1st Nov, 2012
5.05
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
21st Oct, 2012
5.05
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
29th May, 2012
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
6th Mar, 2012
5.05
everyone loved these, quiet simple to make and tasted great
arabellastrange
13th Feb, 2012
5.05
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
30th Dec, 2011
3.05
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
20th Oct, 2011
4.05
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
14th Oct, 2011
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
11th Oct, 2011
5.05
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
16th Sep, 2011
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 .

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