Since they were small, my daughters have loved to bake and recently they decided they wanted to bake custard creams. Besides, who doesn’t love a custard cream, a sandwich biscuit with a distinctive yellow hue? Without a doubt, this is baking at it’s most simple, in short ideal for baking with children. First of all we looked out my recipe, however we found it was merely a list of ingredients with no instruction whatsoever. My daughters are more than capable of following a simple recipe, even so this was far from a recipe!
Despite the lack of a recipe, the girls were determined and therefore carried on! Once the biscuits were in the oven, my eldest asked “Can you please put this recipe on your blog, then next time I know where to find it?” At that moment it hit me, they are a different generation, hence my daughters use the blog as their reference. Consequently, there will be no scribbled notes for them, with such a vast variety of recipes available online. As a result, this got me pondering a lovely thought, aside from sharing recipes that everyone can enjoy, this blog is a recipe book for my children. Finally, all the recipes we cook at home in one place, where formerly they’ve been either handwritten notes, or ideas in my head!
Custard creams always remind me of baking with my own Mum, in particular around this time of year. My Mum always made these for my sisters and I to enjoy over Christmas. I was never keen on blending the butter and sugar together, after all we didn’t have a fancy mixer, instead it was a bowl and a wooden spoon. Nevertheless we loved baking and it’s a love that’s stayed with me. To conclude, this is my Mum’s recipe, and it makes these biscuits just the way I like them.