Friday, July 31, 2009

Things i like today

Wonderful Helen Beard ceramics via Jars of Cute

Lovely apron tutorial by Living Creatively

Reminds me of my avatar! Another wonderful painting by lolbunnies

Yo-Yo Biscuits

Yo-Yo Biscuits
recipe and picture from here


  • * 125g unsalted butter
  • * 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • * 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • * 1/4 cup custard powder
  • * 3/4 cup plain flour
  • * 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • * filling (see Step 3)


1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line base of a baking tray with baking paper. In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add yolks and vanilla. Mix.

2. Sift together custard powder and flours and add to butter mixture. Combine well. Shape tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on tray and lightly flatten with a fork. Bake 12 min, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Sandwich together biscuits with a small amount of filling. Dust with icing sugar, to serve.

3. To make filling, place 40g softened butter into a bowl. Add 1/2 cup icing sugar and 1 teaspoon orange zest and mix well, adding extra icing sugar, if needed