Thursday, 3 March 2011

# 43 Hungarian biscuits

The good thing about homemade biscuits is that they taste so much better than shop bought ones but the downside is that making them can be a little time consuming and when ready they disappear in the blink of an eye, or at least they do in our house!

That's why I like this recipe for Hungarian biscuits, not only are they yummy but also very easy and very quick to make. The 1st time I made these I was in and out of the kitchen in about 40 minutes and ended up with a box full of delicious, melt-in-the-mouth biscuits.

Here's the recipe if you'd like to try them.

300g flour
50g custard powder
150g butter at room temperature
100g icing sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon milk

Preheat the oven.

Mix all the ingredients to form a dough and cut the biscuits with a cutter of your choice. Place them on a non-stick baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove to a wire rack to cool once done.

Because the dough doesn't spread you can put them on the baking tray quite close to each other, also when done they'll easily slide off the tray straightaway so there's no need to wait for them to cool a little before transfering them to a wire rack.

When baked you can leave the biscuits as they are or spread some jam on them and make a sandwich with 2 biscuits put together or do as I did and melt some chocolate with a little butter and dip the biscuits to half cover them in the chocolate mixture.