Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Plain flour- 150 g
Butter- 100 g
Caster sugar- 100 g
Egg yolk- 1
Custard powder- 30 g
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Milk- 1 tbsp
Red currant or straberry jam- 2 tbsp
Combine the flour, butter, sugar, custard powder together and mix well until it resembles like crumbs. Now add the vanilla extract and egg yolk and knead together to make it into a dough. If the dough doesn't come together add a tbsp of milk to bring the dough together. Wrap the dough tightly in a cling film and refrigerate it for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius. Take the dough out and roll it out into a rectangle between two sheets of baking paper. I used a cookie cutter to get these shapes for the biscuits, you can also take walnut size of the balls roll it between your palms, flatten it slightly. Make a intend in the center of the biscuts and fill it with a tiny drop of jam. Bake it in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
To check wheather the cookies are done, move it slightly with your finger tip, if it moves freely then cookies are done. Take it out of the oven, leave it in the wire rack to cool.
Store the biscuits in a air tight container.
This recipe goes to Champa's Bake-Off event.