Sunday, February 17, 2013

YO-YO BISCUITS

If there's one thing Australia does best of all the countries in this vast planet, it's biscuits. I know that seems like a big claim, but if you've seen the selection that food co. Arnott's offers down here, you'd agree. Now don't get me wrong, I'd love if we could buy UK favourite Fox's Classics in Aussie supermarkets, but I have to say that when I'm travelling abroad I miss some of my favourites from home. Most Aussies will have baked Anzac biscuits growing up - I did too - but one truly Australian treat my mum would rustle up at home was the Melting Moment. Otherwise known as the "Yo-Yo" biscuit, it is the most glorious crumbly custard biscuit sandwich with a creamy butter icing filling. If you haven't had one, you're going to fall in love...



To make 10 of these palate pleasers, you will need:

125g butter, softened
3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/3 cup custard powder

Filling
2/3 cup icing sugar
60g butter, softened
1 tsp - 1 tbsp lemon juice (depending on taste)

Preheat the oven to 160°C and line two baking trays with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter til it's pale and creamy.



Then add the flour, icing sugar and custard powder and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.


Once it's combined fully, you are ready to rock and ROLL! Roll your mixture into approximately 20 balls - aim for about 2cm in diameter.



Place the balls on the baking tray and press lightly with a fork before baking in the oven for about 15 minutes.






Allow biscuits to cool completely before spreading with icing and sandwiching together. I personally love these biscuits after they've been in the fridge for at least a few hours. We kept ours in overnight and we all agreed that the next day they were a million times better than when we ate them immediately after frosting them!






So there you have it - just one of Australia's many incredible biscuits. If you think there's a national biscuit out there that'll have me packing up and leaving Australia for, I want to know about it!

1 comment:

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