CWA Custard Shortbread Biscuits

 October 21, 2013
Posted by hipcook

Beautiful Australian biscuits from the Country Women’s Association Cookbook. This book is famous and the first issue was sold in 1936. There is only a small amount of recipes online, but I couldn’t find this one so photographed it from my book.

This is a favourite family recipe my mum and nanna have been cooking for years. We generally only cook these biscuits at Christmas, I’m not sure why other than they are very, very naughty. About a block and half of butter goes into these babies so maybe that’s why we only eat them once a year! It’s the custard powder that makes them  so beautiful, you will fall in love with them.

Beautiful Australian biscuits from the Country Womens Association Cookbook. This book is famous and the first issue was sold in 1936. There is only a small amount of recipes online, but I couldn’t find this one so photographed it from my book.

This is a favourite family recipe my mum and nanna have been cooking for years. We generally only cook these biscuits at Christmas, I’m not sure why other than they are very, very naughty. About a block and half of butter goes into these babies so maybe that’s why we only eat them once a year! It’s the custard powder that makes them  so beautiful, you will fall in love with them.

INGREDIENTS

375g plain flour

125g custard powder

125g icing sugar

375g butter

 

DIRECTIONS

Cream together the butter and sugar and add the flour and custard powder previously well sifted together. Make into small balls about the size of a walnut, place on cold oven slide and press with a four-pronged fork. Bake a pale brown in a moderate oven.

 

Thermomix Instructions. Blend the flours together and set aside. Cream the butter and icing sugar together on about setting 5-6, you may have to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Do this for about a minute until the mixture is a creamy blend. Then add the flours, I find it a bit easier in two batches and again blend on around 5-6 for about a 30 seconds to 1 minute until mixture is combined, again you may have to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

 

This recipe makes a heap of biscuits so I cook about 15 to 20 and freeze the rest of the mixture ready for another

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