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Yo Yo Biscuits

YO YO Biscuits or Melting Moments…

Melting Moments or Yo Yo Biscuits

Yo Yo Biscuits

Loving this recipe, it is quite simple and easy as far as recipes go. These biscuits are easy to bake and therefore great for getting the kids involved in the process. A very elegant alternative to offer for afternoon tea or when friends pop in. Enjoy!

 

Makes 12 to 15

Ingredients

185 g butter
60 g pure icing sugar
60 g custard powder
185 g plain flour

Method

Pre-heat oven to moderately slow (160°C). Cream butter and sugar in bowl. Sift together custard powder and flour 2-3 times. Add to butter mixture and mix well. Form into small balls, place on a lined baking tray and press flat with fork dipped in flour. Bake 15-20 minutes or until firm. When cold join with vanilla or lemon-flavored butter cream.

Hints

Spread jam in the middle with the vanilla or butter cream.
Store in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to 30 days.
Source: Herald Sun, Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Recipe submitted by Kate McGhie

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Orange & Poppy Seed Biscuits

Orange & Poppy Seed Biscuits

Orange & Poppy Seed Biscuits

Orange & Poppy Seed Biscuits Recipe

I have had this recipe for about 6 years now and don’t make these as often as I should. They are relatively easy to make. I just have to make sure that I have enough orange juice and an orange. Fortunately I have everything else waiting for me in the pantry. The first time I made these was for a party and I was able to put them in tins and give them away to guests. Next time I halved the ingredients and made less. The choice is now yours! They are very versatile as you can make them ahead of time. Give these tasty little treats a go, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!

Preparation Time 15 minutes

Cooking Time 12 minutes

Makes 80

Ingredients

2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
250g unsalted butter, at room temperature
295g (1 1/3 cups) caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly whisked
375g (2 ½ cups) plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Icing

230g (1 ½ cups) icing sugar mixture
1 teaspoon unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Method

Preheat oven to 180° C
Line 4 baking trays with non-stick baking paper
Combine poppy seeds, rind and juice in a bowl
Set aside for 10 minutes
Meanwhile, use an electric beater to beat butter, sugar and eggs in a bowl until combined
Use a wooden spoon to stir in flour, bicarbonate of soda and poppy seed mixture until just combined
Drop heaped teaspoonfuls on lined trays, 5 cm apart
Bake in the preheated oven, swapping trays halfway, for 12-14 minutes or until golden
Set aside for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool

To make the icing, place icing sugar mixture, butter and juice in a bowl and stir until smooth and glossy
Place in a plastic bag and cut a small hole in 1 corner and drizzle icing over the cold biscuits

Hints

You can make these up to 2 days ahead and store in single layers, between sheets of non-stick baking paper in an airtight container
Refrigerate and when needed just place on lined trays and bake
Freeze for up to 3 months: Place teaspoonfuls of dough, in single layers, between sheets of non-stick baking paper in an airtight container then label and freeze
When ready to bake, place quantities of frozen dough on lined baking trays, about 5 cm apart and then place in oven as per method above
Store the baked biscuits when cool in an airtight container in the pantry

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Melting Moments

Melting Moments Biscuit Recipe

These Melting Moment Biscuits are an old favorite. This recipe is from an old Womens’ Magazine and is dated February 11, 1963. Although there will be many Melting Moment recipes on the internet I doubt that one like this will be easily found. These biscuits are not shaped like the traditional round biscuit. These Melting Moments are shaped like daisies. Because the recipe is old all of the most of the quantities are in ounces. Use the conversion chart to convert to metric measurements.Try this recipe and see how you go.

Ingredients

4 oz butter
1 oz icing sugar
2 oz cornflour
2 oz self raising flour
red food coloring

Filling

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon raspberry jam
2 tablespoons icing sugar

Method

Cream butter and sugar
Add cornflour and flour sifted together
Color half of the dough pink
Use mixtures to make three variations
Roll pink and white dough into little balls
Press three little balls of one color together
Press one of opposite color to make a centre

Repeat several times to make clover shaped biscuits
Decorate some single balls with cut out stars of different color and join with filling
Make 6-petal daisies with a round center piece
Place on a baking tray covered with baking paper
Cook in a moderate oven for 20 minutes or until brown

Filling

Cream butter and jam together and add icing sugar

Hints

Roll dough into an even amount of balls and press each ball down softly
Sandwich together with filling and bake
Will keep in an air tight container for 3 days at least
Ensure the biscuits are cold before putting into a container

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