Butter custard biscuits

Straight to my childhood.  I used to make custard biscuits all the time as a kid.  Yummy!

acidicice posted about her first try with custard biscuits, she received the recipe from shirras1.

I just had to give it a try.

Now the recipe is huge!  You could easily make 50 to 100 biscuits depending how small you make them.  I just didnt have it in me to make such a huge batch so I did a bit of a calculation (probably not such a smart idea after my last post!) and cut the recipe to about a 3rd of the original.  I figure the biggest thing here is to keep the ratio of ingredients the same…

Original recipe:

  • 675g butter
  • 675g flour
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 225g custard powder

My recipe:

  • 250g butter (about 1 and ¾ cups)
  • 1 and ¾ cups flour
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • ½ cup custard powder
  • I also added a splash of vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 180°C and spray baking sheets.

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla extract.

Add flour and custard powder.

Mix until combined.

Roll into small balls and place on baking sheet (the biscuits do spread in the oven so leave a bit of space between them).

Dip a fork into custard powder or flour and press down on each ball, the flour helps the fork to not stick to the dough.

before they go into the oven

Bake for 8-10 min or until golden brown.


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