Lovely quick melt in the mouth teatime biscuits to make when in a hurry and want something nice for tea - You may even dip them in melted chocolate!
180g Cake flour
180g Butter or any good tasting margarine
60g icing sugar (see recipe below)
60g custard powder
Cream butter and sugar.
Add dry ingredients.
Make small balls.
Press down slightly with fork.
Bake 200 C for 10 - 15 minutes.
How to make Homemade Icing Sugar
Ingredients: (Makes 1 cup)
1 cup white sugar, granulated (ordinary table sugar)
1 tablespoon of cornflour / cornstarch ( I use my coffee grinder)
Place the sugar in a coffee grinder or a suitable blender with similar blades to that of a coffee grinder and pulse until sugar becomes a very fine powder. Don’t just put the blender on high and leave it for a minute as the heat generated by the blades will overheat the sugar. Pulsing for a few seconds and then check the sugar and pulse again will prevent the sugar from becoming overheated.
Once your sugar is of a fine consistency, place a tablespoon cornstarch into the blender and pulse for a few more seconds to mix thoroughly. Never be tempted to add the cornstarch to the sugar at the beginning because you will generate unwanted heat which will prevent the sugar from powdering.