Saturday, 4 December 2010

Vanilla custard yo-yo- biscuits

Another borrowed recipe. I know Ive been having too many of those, blame it on the weather or just the laziness in me to type out a whole recipe post. This way I just need too link it to someone else's blog and be done with it. The picture taking bit, I am obsessed with and with exactly about 3 or 4 hours of bearable daylight, I actually struggle to do that as well.

The initial hype of snow lasted exactly for 2 days...this was when we were in Chicago about 4 years back..and hence been dreading heading out when its so. Especially, the day after a heavy snow fall is pathetic with the roads being slippery and slushy and horrid. Being in London city, we have no choice but to make use of the local buses, subways and trams to get to wherever which on a normal day I love since the buses have a bus lane where we breeze through and the cars are all piled up in the next lane. The tube gets you anywhere in no time again. But the case is a tad worse in adverse weather conditions, but we have no choice but to go out in the weather anyway, if we needed to get our acts done. I actually was taking baby steps yesterday when I went out because it was so slippery and was so scared Id fall down.
London very rarely gets snow this time of the year and its usually Jan/ Feb when we are mostly snowed in. But past two days its been snowing quite a bit and yesterday I woke up to a surrounding in white. It was all so magical and in spite of me dreading going out, I was all excited at 9am to bake something. The easiest thing that came to my mind was Nithya's yo-yo biscuits. Well another reason being I had custard powder left over from my Custard cake episode and had to use it up in some way or the other. 
These were so nice to eat right out of the oven and I actually didn't wait for it to cool down on a rack (I love my cookies and biscuits and cake all crumbly and hot straight out of the oven). My huge floor to top windows in my living room are the best feature in my tiny apartment and so I made use of it thoroughly yesterday. Grabbed my book, coffee and these biscuits and enjoyed the morning reading, and most of the time day dreaming and watching people walk by (which is my fav. past time btw). Not many mornings of mine are as enjoyable as this because most of the time I'm all groggy and need at least 3 hours 2 settle, but this was a morning I loved. It all changed this morning when I looked out and say slush and ice. Case closed!
Self raising flour- 3/4 cup
Vanilla flavoured custard powder- 1/4 cup
Butter- 125 gms
Powdered sugar (icing sugar)- 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp

Mix together the flour and custard powder in a bowl. Keep aside.
In a mixing bowl, using a hand whisk or an electric one, cream together the sugar, butter and vanilla till light and fluffy.
Add the flour mix and beat on low until just combined.
Line a baking tray and preheat the oven to 180C.
Pinch off small portions from the dough and roll them into balls, place on the baking tray at about 2 inches apart and with a fork, slightly press them down for that design to appear on top. This will flatten the ball a bit, but that's really the point.
Bake for about 12 to 14 minutes or till light golden brown.
Cool them on a rack and then store in an air tight container.
  Notes: The original recipe calls for Ap flour. Didn't have any so used self raising instead
I didn't bother to cool the dough in the refrigerator..no patience whatsoever. Tasted good anyway:)

42 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

I had been eyeing this since I saw it in aprans space, then nithis and now its urs that tempts me so much....wud surely try. Luved ur presentation

Jaisy James said...

wow biscuuit looks superbb

Reflections said...

gorgeous pictures:-)
...and I plan to try the custard cake:-)

Prathima Rao said...

I love adding custard podwer tyo any dessert - cakes or cookies..Ur cookies look so perfect...Will try it out soon ;)

Nithya said...

They are absolutely yummy.. Love your clicks a lot :) I completed the whole batch in a day and now getting tempted again to have it after seeing it here :)

Asha said...

Interesting.... Will have to try it...

GB said...

They look awesome--I like mine crumbly and warm too. I have to get that custard powder now for sure! :)

divya said...

wow, that is super delicious looking.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

delectable biscuits and I love to have right now...:)

Santosh Bangar said...

biscuits are delicious and looing beautiful

Priya said...

Cuties, truly tempting.

Sanchita Karmakar said...

Lucky you :) I hardly get any daylight to take some photos other than weekends. Adorable looking cookies BTW. Surely you have better mornings then I do. Enjoy :)

sinfullyspicy said...

You are experimenting with custard powder a lot these days...sound a cool idea!Guess I should give it a try!

Susan and Abraham said...

Wow biscuits luk so colorful

Jisha Dil said...

biscuits looks so tempting and delicious...and awesome pics too

Kairali sisters said...

Amazing...

Pavithra said...

Cute biscuits and the pictures are soo beautiful ....particularly 3rd and last one. Great shots.

Biny Anoop said...

The recipe and the presentation both are perfect...love it.
Biny

Suja Sugathan said...

Gorgeous pictures..super delicious biscuits.

thefloweringcactus said...

They are so simple yet appetizing! I was wondering what snacks must be made for this Christmas home-coming!! and just got the answer! thanks :)

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful cookies
cookies make everything better :)

Monet said...

Well of course these cookies look and sound amazing. But what I loved was picturing you with a couple of these beauties, your coffee and your book. Such a wonderful morning! I hope that the weather improves for you though! Thank you for sharing, love. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

awesome shot yaar.. looks so crispy..

Padhu said...

Looks perfect.Loved your write up as usual

delphcotecuisine said...

sweet and yummy and lovely pictures too
bises from France
Delphine

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!! gorgeous pics...Loved it a lot!!!!
My brother lives in London and he says he hates to go to office now in the sleepy weather ;)...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

I m loving this ya...
Saw this in nithya's blog and was bowled over.. This one is making me try it sooon...
I need to pick the custard powder now.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

They look superb !!!

R said...

interesting recipe, luv it!

Sweet Artichoke said...

They look perfect! I have never tried to add custard powder: that soudns like a great idea!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the last picture. Cookie and milk--made for each other!

Anu said...

Vanilla Biscuits looks yo yo yummy..

Anu said...

Lovely blog..happy to follow ur blog

d said...

followed your link back to nithya, made these with the pink cream filling and my kids love me for it, so thank you! (its my new year resolution to acknowledge, delurk and thank every food blogger whose recipes i try (especially succesfully!)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

tell me about light, i hardly see them these days...love ur first pic nisha and that pink cloth the whole setting is stunning!

Tamanna said...

oh ma gosh! those look good and i cannot wait to bake more cookies this winter! they bring me joy and these cookies sure have brought joy to u! looks like it

M D said...

These look amazing! Love the snow on the background. I envy you guys that you get to play with snow! I have a huge batch of custard in my stock and I think this is the best way to use it up.

Fathima said...

perfect biscuits and awesome pictures!

Priyanka said...

Elegant little bites, look very very English!

Sayantani said...

today only was thinking of making some custard cookies. looks delicious.

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

This look so good, sounds so easy and I do have a lot of vanilla custard powder myself. Bookmarking it!

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Hi,

My first time here! Lovely blog u've got gal! Love it! Glad to b your follower! :)