• Maya Linnell

Blue ribbon yo-yo biscuits

This recipe was given to my by my neighbour Heather, and has won both of us blue ribbons at the local baking show.

Photo by @BookishBron


170g butter, softened 4 tablespoons of icing sugar 1.5c plain flour 5 tablespoons custard powder - Preheat oven to 180 degrees (or 160 fan forced). - Cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add sifted flour and custard powder. - Mix well.  - Roll teaspoons of mixture into small balls, place on greased or lined trays. - Push down with a fork. - Bake 10-15 mins until golden. Cool well before icing. - Match up similar sizes and sandwich together with stiff icing made from icing sugar, a teaspoon of melted butter and water.


Tip #1- If mixture seems too dry after all ingredients are combined, or you're overly generous in your dry ingredient measurements, just mix in a little melted butter until dough is moist enough to form a ball. Tip #2 - For show events, I weigh the dough so the biscuits are uniformly 15 grams, and pipe the icing onto the biscuit. For home I just dab the icing on with a spoon and nobody dares complain! Tip #3 - Dip fork in water to stop it sticking to the dough Serve with love!

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