We’ve just made it through the first week of the schools holidays! I say made it as it’s not been the easiest week, with freezing, rainy Sydney weather and sick and vomiting kids!!
It’s not been all bad though and to keep busy we have done A LOT of baking.
This morning Lexi-Rose wanted to ‘ice’. I had some left over icing in the fridge so I thought I’d make some good old fashioned yo-yo biscuits for her to ice. I love this recipe as it’s so simple to whip up and the biscuits are melt in your mouth delicious. The best bit is sticking them together with icing, and with this bit you can get as creative as you like. As usual I’ve used my thermomix, but this recipe is so easy you really don’t need one.
I had a couple of passion fruits in the fridge, so we made some passion fruit yo-yo’s and some chocolate ones too (with that left over icing).
Yo-yo biscuits always really me of my Gran, as she always used to make them when I was a kid.
- For the biscuits:
- 250g butter
- 80g icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 75g corn flour
- 225g plain flour
- For the icing:
- 100g butter
- 300g icing sugar
- 2tbs passionfruit pulp = passionfruit icing or
- 2 tbs cocoa = chocolate icing or
- 2 tbs lemon juice = lemon icing or
- 1 tbs vanilla extract = vanilla icing or
- 2 drops of your choice of food colour = colour icing
- For the biscuits:
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
- Add the butter, icing sugar and vanilla to the TM bowl and mix on speed 6 for 15 seconds until it is smooth and creamy.
- Add both the flours. Set the thermomix to the closed lid position and set the dial to knead for 1 minutes.
- Roll the dough into small balls (about 1 tsp amount). Make sure they are a couple of cm's apart because the biscuits will spread.
- Using a fork, press each ball down to flatten it. Dip the fork into water to prevent sticking.
- Bake for approx 15 minutes or until the biscuits are a golden brown colour just around the edges.
- Allow to cool before icing.
- To make the icing:
- Add all the ingredients to the TM bowl and mix on speed 6 for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides and repeat. You may need to add a couple of tbs of hot water to it to get the right consistency.
- Once the biscuits are cooled. Ice them together and enjoy.
Have you made yo-yo biscuits before? What would you put inside them?
I hope your school holidays have been a bit more successful than ours so far. Luckily the sun has finally made an appearance, so fingers crossed week two will be a better one.