Custard biscuits

Ok so weather is rubbish (I am being polite), I have got soaked to the skin 3 times today, we have just had Hurricane Ophelia and Hurricane Brian is on his way.

Now lets not be silly, a hurricane in the UK would be classed as heavy rain in most other countries, but as we are not used to us, and when I say “us” I mean the trees, fences etc.  As it is early in autumn the leaves have not come off the trees totally yet so they are like sails in the wind, causing more damage than it would in a few weeks when the branches are bare.  Anyway, I have a few trees down, blocking roads and paths, the roads are cleared quite quickly. but the paths…. Ellie goes under, I climber over!

Anyway, what more of an excuse is needed for comfort biscuits. 30 minutes from ingredients on a shelf to in tummy biscuits are called for!
The ingredients include custard powder, what more can a girl need!


140g soft butter 
175g caster sugar
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
225g self-raising flour
85g custard powder


Set the oven at 180o c

line baking trays with baking parchment 

Put the butter and sugar in a food processor and whizz 
until light and fluffy 
Add the egg and vanilla extract 
Sift together the flour and custard powder
add to the mix and pulse until all mixed together
Roll in the palm of your hands into balls a little smaller than a walnut
place on the baking sheets, a little apart to allow for spreading
Press each biscuit down lightly with your fingers
Bake for 12-15 mins until lightly golden 
Remove and cool on a wire rack
you can also sprinkle with cinnamon or chocolate powder

Or just eat!!



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