Biscuit week !!! I am someone who will make the simplest of biscuits in the sure knowledge that none will get wasted … the boys love biscuits !! The sweeter the better … so this week I decided to make biscuits that I knew would be a hit with my boys ( and with the niece and nephew visiting they were perfect for them too !! )
The Great British Bake Off gave us 3 categories of biscuit to bake along with :
1) Signature bake – biscotti
2) Showstopper – Arlettes ( !!!)
3) Showstopper – An edible biscuit box and 36 biscuits of a different flavour
I in my wisdom decided to forego any of these bakes and made the decision to wow the crowds with my Malted Custard Puzzle Pieces !! So after a trip to Tesco to grab my ingredients I set about the bake …
For the biscuits :
200g plain flour
50g custard powder
50g malted drink powder
25g icing sugar
175g unsalted butter, chopped into cubes
For the filling:
50g unsalted butter
150g icing sugar
1 tbsp custard powder
1 tbsp malted drink powder
1 tbsp full fat milk
I used a jigsaw piece shaped cutter but you can choose any shape you like !
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees . Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment.
put the flour , malted drink powder , custard powder and icing sugar in a bowl and mix together . Ad the butter and use your hands to rub the butter into the dry mixture . the mixture should start to come together to form a dough but if not add a splash of milk to help bind it . Make the dough into a ball then flatten into a disc . Cover in cling film and pop it in the fridge for 15-20 minutes .
Now make the custardy filling . Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a hand mixer until you have a smooth creamy filling . This should be slightly stiff.
Take your dough from the fridge and roll on a lightly floured surface util your dough is the thickness of a £1 coin. Using your cookie cutter cut out your shapes and place them on the lined trays. ( Make sure you cut out even numbers as they are going to be sandwiched together! ) bake for 8-10 minutes in your preheated oven .
Cool completely on a wire rack before sandwiching your biscuits together with your custardy filling !!!
Mine didn’t even last the afternoon so be quick ! However if you don’t have a crazy gang of gannets then these will keep in an airtight container for 5 days !!
If you want to join in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off then head on over to http://www.mummymishaps.co.uk and join the linky …
Why not pop over to Tesco’s Baking Recipes and see what other good stuff you can bake to keep those tummies full all summer !!!
Many thanks to Tesco for providing the ingredients for this weeks bake .