Mom’s handwritten recipe
I’ve recently found all of Mom’s handwritten recipe books in that “safe place” I’d put them 10 years ago and then promptly forgot where that was! Now if I could just do the same with the myriad of other things I have put in safe places… So I’ve decided to share these deeelicious recipe gems with you! Photos will be added as soon as humanly possible.

Makes about 30 biscuits / cookies
250g / 8oz butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence (or 1 pkt vanilla sugar)
2 ¼ cups plain flour
½ cup custard powder
1 ½ tsp baking powder (10g pkt)
1 cup icing sugar sifted
2 tbsp butter, softened
½ tsp vanilla essence (or 1 pkt vanilla sugar)
2 tbsp condensed milk (or evaporated milk, or ordinary milk)

1. Preheat the oven to 180-190C (350-375F).
2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg and vanilla essence/sugar. Sift the dry ingredients together and fold into the mixture.
3. Break off pieces and roll into small balls. Place on ungreased baking trays and press down with a fork.
4. Bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, join pairs together with butter icing.
5. BUTTER ICING: Gradually beat half the icing sugar into the softened butter. Add vanilla essence/sugar. Beat in the condensed milk and add the remaining icing sugar.

Share this
Post new comment