Sunday, 10 October 2010

❤ because we're worth it

as Nigella makes a return to our tv screens,
I thought I'd look through her older books:
the language she uses to describe her dishes really make me smile:
she loves to add 'ness' to the end of words
and frankly anyone who can slip the word 'frangible' into a recipe
deserves a nod:
her cake recipes are my kind of baking:
delicious with legacy:
instead of cake, we felt like making biscuits for a change:
these are made in a food processor
and are the best you'll ever taste:

custard creams

you will need ....

{for the biscuits}
175g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tablespoons custard powder
3 tablespoons caster sugar
50g butter
50g vegetable shortening
1 egg
1 tablespoon of milk

{for the custard cream}
100g icing sugar
1 tablespoon custard powder
50g soft butter
1 teaspoon boiling water

preheat your oven to 180°c/ gas 4
put the flour, baking powder and custard powder
into your processor and pulse for a few seconds:
add the butter & vegetable shortening {cut into cubes} 
and pulse until it's a crumbly rubble:
add the sugar to mix and then the beaten egg:
add the tablespoon of milk a dribble at a time
and pulse until the mixture forms a ball:
{you may not need all the milk, or you may need more}
make your dough into a blob, wrap in cling film and chill for 20 minutes:
now roll out your dough to about 4mm thick:
I rolled mine between two pieces of clingfilm as the
dough is very crumbly: {less mess too!}
carefully cut out your biscuits and put onto your baking sheets:
remember to cut out an even number of shapes ^_^
bake for 15 minutes then leave them to cool on a rack:
when they are completely cool ....
make your custard cream:
put the icing sugar and custard powder into your processor
and pulse to get rid of any lumps:
add the butter to mix until you get a smooth cream:
then add the teaspoon of boiling water:
carefully smear this yummy yellow cream onto a biscuit
and sandwich on another:
keep in an airtight container if they last that long:
{makes at least a dozen, maybe more depending on the size of your cutter}

1 comment:

  1. Love your hearts! Never thought about making C Creams, I too ♥ Nigella, I don't own even one one of her books, but have a couple of them on my wish list! May have a look on Ebay. I love watching her on tv,(have watched Nigella bites on food channel too many times!) she's much more refined than most famous chefs she is so beautiful, I like her style of cooking, very relaxed, no real measuring, or perfect presentation, and all that sensuous,foody language....Food porn queen!


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