Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vanilla Raspberry Yo Yo Biscuits

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There are various phenomenons that make me decide on what to make. It could be the hunger or temptation for it or it could be a request from someone, else it could simply be because I need to empty the stock of ingredients I have before their expiry.

This time it was the last reason. I had a good amount of custard powder at home and was wondering what I can try with it. Google guru gave me a big list of recipes and these 'Yo Yo biscuits' excited me a lot. Took down the recipe from 'My diverse kitchen' and was off to bake.

You wont believe, it hardly took an hour for me to do everything. Its simple and yummy. It would for sure please the kid in you :)

These biscuits get the name due to their resemblance to the yo yo toy :)

Its time to treat yourself with home made cream biscuits :) get set go..

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Ingredients:

All purpose flour - 1 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup
Custard powder(Vanilla flavor) - 1/4 cup
Butter - 125 gms
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

For the cream:

Butter - 20gms
Icing sugar - 1/2 cup
Custard powder (Raspberry) - 2 tsp

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Method:

Sift flour and custard powder and keep it aside.

In a bowl beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla essence using a electric beater till it becomes fluffy.

Now pour in the sifted flour and custard powder on to the butter sugar mixture and beat on low speed till everything comes together into a soft dough.

Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for fifteen minutes.

Take out the dough and pinch off equal little bits of dough and roll them into smooth balls. Press them a little flat with your palm. Now dip a fork in flour and press it slightly on the biscuits to get the tine marks on top giving it a decorative look.

Place them on lined baking trays.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the try with cookies and bake for 12-15 minutes, watching closely so that they don’t get too brown. 12 minutes did is perfectly in my convection oven.

Let the cookies cool on wire rack for a while. Initially the cookies might feel soft to touch but it will harden as it cools down.

Biscuits are ready.

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Beat butter, icing sugar and raspberry flavored custard powder together for a while till they form light and smooth cream.

Sandwich the biscuits with this butter cream and enjoy eating :)

Happy making :)

This quantity would make around 12 to 15 biscuits.

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Note:

Be creative and use different flavors of custard powders to make colorful and flavorful biscuits.

If you wish to eat the biscuits as it is, replace the sugar quantity by 1/2 cup and reduce the all purpose flour to 3/4 cup.

You can sandwich the biscuits with jam or nutella spread as well.

If you don't find custard powder, replace it with corn flour. The biscuits would be light brown instead of yellow.

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Written by: Nithya
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66 comments:

Ramya Manja said...

Wow biscuits luk so colorful n yummy,vanilla raspberry makes cherry on top...

Vidhya said...

wow... looks super yummy

indianspicemagic said...

OMG!!! Wounderful. love the colour of the biscuits.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

OMG.... this is soooo goood..
beautiful clicks nithi...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow awesome clicks and the biscuits are sure better than the store bought ones....Looks so gud and cute

Anuradha said...

Yippie!! The bikki looks damn damn yummy! They r sooooo tempting and the pics are super doooper! Hold one for me... pls... pls... pls...

Smita Srivastava said...

The biscuits look so yummy n colorful ... love ur wonderful clicks too !!!

rpcooks said...

now google will give better results when searched for biscuits ;-)
super!

sanjeeta kk said...

What mesmerizing pictures, Nithya. Love it for the fact that they are so easy to assemble and bake. Simply awesome.

Preetha Karthik said...

The Yo Yo biscuits are looking yummy and colorful... Will give a try soon

Khaugiri said...

Yummy yummy Yo Yo biscuits dear!!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Thats really a visual treat for me.No doubt they tasted so yum

Pavithra said...

Looks super yumm nithi.. custard powder in cake or biscuit sure is a treat.. Pictures are beautiful.

Nithu Bala said...

Yummy biscuits..I'm book marking this..thank you Dear for this lovely recipe..the pictures are too good..

Prathibha said...

Lovely bicuits n nice flavors...looks gr8..

Panchpakwan said...

Wow looks so yummy. Beautiful cliks and presentation too. I can have them all:)

Priya said...

Omg, biscuits looks absolutely gorgeous and beautiful..

Swathi said...

Beautiful biscuits. I love the filling in between. Nice recipe

Sathya Sankar said...

The biscuits look wonderful, nice clicks !

Sayali said...

Wow what a lovely idea...It seriously looks like an Yo Yo...thanks for sharing..

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VineelaSiva said...

Wow nithya the yo yo biscuits looks very inviting.It came out perfect.Will give a try.

Pushpa said...

Yo Yo biscuits look beautiful and delicious.

An Open Book said...

i am def bookmarking this one..looks so beautiful and cute

Suja Sugathan said...

Oh my..they look so cute and beautiful,bookmarked.

Gulmohar said...

OMG..they look superb..I have this in my to do list, but never got around..your pics are tempting me to try them soon :-)

Mangala Bhat said...

Superb! Yumy looking ! very tempting dear!Cool pics

Krishnaveni said...

looks so cute

kothiyavunu.com said...

Beautiful...both the biscuit and the presentation

Kairali sisters said...

wow...wow...They look super!!

Rachana said...

Wow!!! These biscuits look so good. The clicks are simply awesome.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Luks Perfect,Gr8 clicks...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Amazing pictures dear and even more delicious biscuits :)

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Nice clicks ..Biscuits looks yummo :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

YUMMY!! Love the raspberry flavor a lot,it looks so much tempting and also bet it would taste great! mouthwatering now :)

Smitha said...

Amazing !!! lovely clicks !!

Smitha said...

Amazing !!! lovely clicks !!

M D said...

Your Vanilla Raspberry Yo Yo Biscuits look fabulous. Your presentation is too good. I am tempted to try these. Just a query... doesn't the custard powder leave a raw taste in the cream since it's uncooked? Any other way I can use them w/o letting the rawness in the cream? I am somehow skeptical abt this.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Your pictures are so beautiful that I want to make these right now !! True to the name they have benn given Yo-Yo...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nithya said...

Thanks all :)

@MD: I too had the same doubt when I started off. But since the quantity is just two tsp, it hardly showed off the rawness. I totally could not find anything wrong about it. So just give it a try. Or if at all you don't like it, you can skip it as well and use normal butter cream and some food color and essence to give it the flavor.

Lakshmi said...

choice of the season.. nice crunchy biscuits .. awesome clicks too :)

Mriganayani said...

I just fell in love.

Angie's Recipes said...

These look spectacular!

Sushma Mallya said...

wow...looks so nice ...would love to try them:)

Latha said...

Very cute and colorful cookies.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Biscuits look lovely!

Priya's Feast said...

The yoyo biscuits are my Favourites...Luks perfect...This time everything seems to the best...

Shalini said...

love these yo yo biscuits. beautiful:)

Shivani said...

Beautiful, yummy like that baby pink color of cream

Minu said...

Superb Pictures and wonderful cookies.

Susan and Abraham said...

Wow biscuits luk so colorful

Aparna said...

Glad you liked them. They look gorgeous!

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful delicious cookies

Sayantani said...

can we store these as well for sometime? looks absolutely adorable and love its look.
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Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Hi Nithya! :) My first tym here! Loved ur blog.. ur clicks n recipes r amazingly beautiful! Happy to follow you! :)

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d said...

made these today - they were so easy to make, my kids had a blast, so exciting due to the cream (we are making CREAM cookies at home!), smelt divine and made my house smell lovely too, and best of all tasted great and will go in their snack boxes tomorrow (they are so proud of their contribution they are begging to take them to school (to show off, no doubt!). thanks for a keeper recipe.

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

hi nithi.....awesome.... looks divine...... now will add this to "to cook" list and u can soon find in my blog!!! awesome click.. needlesss to say amazing!!!!!

Shanavi said...

first time here...sooooooooooooooooo good and tempting...keep rocking gal..

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Sailaja Damodaran said...

Cute.......

Divya.M said...

mouth watering.....

aditi said...

its superb and they all look sooooooooo yummy

Mmm... is for Mommy said...

I'm waiting for dinner to cook and surfing Tastespotting and I keep coming back to this picture :) These look fantastic!

The Procrastobaker said...

I make something very similar using cornstarch for christmas, but i never knew you could get flavoured custard powder! or at least i hadnt thought about it before now, the world of options opened up seems endless! :) Such perfect little biscuits you have made, and im sure taste just as wonderful :)

Surya said...

Few minutes before I made the biscuits. It's delicious. There is some left over dough, with that I'm planning to make like Rak's Jam biscuits, but with cream. :P

Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Have a nice day
~Surya

Achu said...

Wow so beautiful nice name Yo Yo :) Also very tempting.Happy to follow you.Do please visit my space http://tangymind.blogspot.com. Am so happy hearing u have got wonderful awards and moments :) Congrats to u :) Awaiting to hear your comments.I ll also be happy as u ll follow me back and will keep in touch blogging with u :) dear

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