Home-made Custard Creams
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Home-made Custard Creams

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Serves 1 - 20 Biscuits

A brilliant recipe for making with children, making classic custard creams in your favourite shapes.

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  • Biscuit
  • 100g margarine/butter
  • 100g flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g custard powder
  • few drops of vanilla essence
  • Filling
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 75g margarine/butter


    1. Cream sugar and margarine, then fold in flour, custard powder and vanilla essence until a roll-able dough is formed. Alternatively combine all ingredients in a food processor, and then by hand form the dough.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
    3. Flour a surface and roll out dough to roughly 1/2 cm thickness. Then cut out shapes, ensuring there is a duplicate of each shape you cut.
    4. Place shapes on a baking tray covered in baking parchment (or greased and floured), ensuring that one of each pair is put on upside down (i.e. flipped over, rather than rotated). Place in oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
    5. Blend the icing sugar and margarine, and then use to fill the custard creams once they are cool. Place a bit on the bottom (i.e. non-smooth side) of the first biscuit, then push the bottom of the first biscuit's pair onto this. Don't force together as otherwise the filling will just explode out the sides! Leave to set in a container or eat there and then.

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4th Sep, 2014
Made these with my daughter today and turned out fabulous. Only used 135g of Icing Sugar with 75g butter and a few drops of Vanilla Essence for the filling and was just the right consistency. Put too much filling in and then squeezed together and carefully cleaned up excess with a knife. This was more by accident but actually made it look a more professional biscuit. Want to do it it again now with Custard Cream cutter (with custard on) which I seen on another recipe. However you make them they are really delicious.
22nd Apr, 2014
I made these last night with my son and they were a huge hit with my family! We had tried another recipe before this one and they were not as good. The only thing I would change slightly is the filling. It was a little too sweet and lacked flavour. I will try adding a wee bit of Vanilla Extract and a custard powder.
2nd Mar, 2014
Made these as I had some buttercream to use up and they were enjoyed by the whole family, will definately make them again.
5th Nov, 2012
Try adding a bit of custard powder to the filling if it is too sweet - 1 tbsp per set should be enough.
21st Feb, 2012
Nice, easy recipe. The filling turned out a little soft and sweet for my tastes so will experiment with the proportions in future. Overall, very pleased!
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Heather Trafford
12th May, 2019
I had to amend the recipe a little as the dough was far too crumbly (even though I had not used all the flour/custard powder that the recipe called for). I added a couple of tablespoons of cream until the dough reached a rollable consistency. I also added a tablespoon of custard powder and 1/2 tsp of vanilla to the butter cream. And dusted them with icing sugar just for esthetics. With these amendments the recipe turned out very well. I store them in a sealed container in the fridge to keep the butter cream firm.