Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yoyos.

We do a lot of baking in our house, so it surprised me when Bren and the girls came home from doing the shopping last week with a bag of freshly baked Yoyos.

Not to be outdone, we baked our own this morning.

I read about eight recipes on the computer and then combined them to make our own.

They were probably the easiest thing we have ever baked.
Great for baking with your kids.

Here is the recipe;

Cream 185 grams of butter and 1/3 cup icing sugar.
Add 1 and a 1/2 cups of plain flour and 1/3 cup custard powder to the mixer and mix well.

Make them into balls and then slightly flatten them using the back of a fork.

Bake in a moderate oven on baking paper for about fifteen minutes.

For the filling combine 1/2 cup icing sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 teaspoons custard powder and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

When they are cool and you are ready to eat them put some filling on one biscuit and squash another one on top. Apparently they go soggy if you join them and leave them for a while. I don't think that is going to be a problem here though.

Before I go here's a washer I made last night.

This one is called The Bushy Stitch Dishcloth and the pattern is here.
It is probably the easiest washer I have made to date as it only has two lines of pattern.

I love the edging and the feel of it is lovely.

I'm not sure if those larger spaces are places where it has stretched or perhaps I got a bit too absorbed in the dvd we were watching last night and replaced a few sc's with dc's.

I hope you are having a great weekend.

14 comments:

  1. You can tell you are a mother of daughters. No mother with boys would ever bother to make a facewasher that was white!

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  2. Hi Kate,
    Your Yoyos look totally delicious.
    We are not too far away in terms of North just up in Canberra, I don't want to speak too soon but was saying to my neighbour thus far it has been a mild winter for us. My strawberries are just under the eaves so might be out of frost's way, not sure how it all works, this is my first year I bought them last Spring.

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  3. I've been looking for a great crocheted dishcloth pattern and here it is!! Thanks so much for sharing. I've been trying lots of knitted dishcloths. This will me fun to do a crocheted!

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  4. Kate - your yoyos make me want to weep. I was always very secure in my mama's love but when she made those biscuits, I felt like the most loved girl in the world.

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  6. Thanks for the recipe Kate, will definitely give that one a go when I bake tomorrow... Love the washcloth too, you really are making some lovely ones at the moment...

    Take Care
    Jodie :)

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  8. I will have to note that recipe down as I used to love eating them. We used to buy ours from the Gisborne market and they were so delicious. I love your little dishcloth too.

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