Custard Creams

20 April 2020 | By

Custard Cream Biscuits with Strawberry Jam Centre

Ingredients:

Biscuits:

250g Butter, Softened

75g Icing Sugar

25g Caster Sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

100g Custard Powder

225g Plain Flour

Filling:

125g Butter, Softened

50g Icing Sugar

50g Custard Powder

1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Strawberry Jam

Method:

  • Grease 2 x baking sheets
  • Beat the butter and both the sugars, with the vanilla until soft, pale and fluffy. Then beat it a bit more – the butter mixture needs to be really soft for this one.
  • Add the custard powder and beat well until it is all mixed well, and a pale shade of yellow
  • Slowly add the flour until the dough is firm – you need a firm dough that doesn’t stick to your hands or the bowl.
  • Roll out the dough to about 3-4mm, and cut out using a small cutter
  • Carefully lift your cut-out biscuits onto a tray lined with parchments and pop them into fridge to chill. This helps the biscuit to hold its shape with the butter melts in the oven.
  • Bake the biscuits for approx. 6 minutes, then turn the tray and bake for another 5.
  • Allow the biscuits to cool on the tray before transferring onto a cooling rack,
  • For the buttercream, weigh all the ingredients into a bowl and beat them together until nice and fluffy,
  • Pipe the buttercream in a ring around the edge of one biscuit, fill the centre in Jam and squish another on top. Dust with icing sugar to finish.