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Y is for Yoyos

This blog post will be as short & sweet as yoyos themselves. My favourite bikkie for their crumbly, custardy goodness. Easy to make. Easy to eat too many of.
I refer to the good old Edmonds Cookery Book - a staple of many a New Zealand household over the years. Their recipe for yoyos is my go-to. Here it is, with my own take on it & a few little tips along the way.
Ingredients for the bikkies
175g soft butter (leave the butter out on your kitchen bench for a little while to bring to room temperature where it will soften nicely. Either that, or pop in the microwave & do very short bursts to just soften it. You don't want to melt it though, so keep a close eye on it!) 1/4 cup icing sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/4 cup custard powder
Ingredients for the butter filling
50g soft butter (see above tip for softening the butter) 1/2 cup icing sugar 2 tablespoons custard powder
What to do... Pre-heat oven to 180C static or 160C fan bake. Prepare two baking …

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