Recently, my hubby and I moved countries. I’ve returned to my homeland and taken him from his! In the few visits that we had back to Australia in the five years that I was in Canada… there was one thing that always satisfied my hubby’s tummy! Yo-Yo’s.

These tasty biscuits were a staple in my house growing up. They are big biscuits and such a good treat.

Needless to say, in the few weeks that we spent catching up with my family, it was necessary to cook a batch of these shortbread-esque biscuits… but with a much better twist!


190g butter
65g icing sugar
250g flour
65g custard powder
Pinch salt

½ cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon custard powder
2 tablespoons butter, melted
½ teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and icing sugar. Mix in flour, custard powder and salt. Roll into balls and place on baking tray. Flatten tops of balls with fork to make biscuits.

Bake  in oven at 150°C / 300°F for 15 to 20 minutes.

Mix icing sugar, custard powder with the butter and vanilla. Join two biscuits together with the icing. To make a white icing –omit the custard powder.

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