In our new series of Sean’s Ships, Sean and Robot are planning on selling custard creams all around the world!
Robot has a great idea to make their biscuits extra special… he’s making them GIANT sized. After all the only thing better than a custard cream is an even bigger custard cream. This recipe makes a custard cream bigger than your head!
What you’ll need
For the biscuit:
550 grams of plain flour
300 grams of butter or margarine (plus extra to grease)
150 grams of caster sugar
150 grams of custard powder
For the custard cream filling:
175 grams butter or margarine
250 grams of icing sugar
40 grams of custard powder
You will also need:
Alphabet biscuit cutters or any cookie cutters to decorate the biscuit with
Remember for any baking activities it is important you have a responsible adult to help you – especially with things like using the oven.
- The first thing you need to do is grease two baking trays with butter and then line them with baking parchment. We will be cutting our biscuit to about 25cm by 30 cm so make sure they are at least this size.
- Whisk together the butter and caster sugar, this is easiest if you have an electric whisk. Once the mix looks fluffy it’s ready for the next step.
- Whisk the eggs and then add the eggs gradually to the butter and sugar mix.
- Add in the flour and custard powder and mix all the ingredients together. It should start to form a dough. Once this happens cover the bowl in clingfilm or a tea towel and place the dough in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
- Cut the dough into two balls and then roll the dough out. Cut the dough into 2 x 25cm by 30 cm rectangles and place on the baking trays. Keep any spare dough for decorations.
- If you have alphabet cookie cutters you can create the word ‘custard cream’ in leftover dough and add it to your rectangle of dough.
- Take a chunk of the remaining dough and roll it with your hands until you make long wriggly worms of dough. Use these to create swirls on the biscuit just like a custard cream – you can use the picture below to guide you.
- Bake both trays for 15min, or until firm and golden.
- Get an adult to remove the biscuits from the oven and leave the biscuits to cool.
- While you wait for the biscuit to cool you can make the filling. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, icing sugar and custard powder until light and fluffy.
- Transfer the plain biscuit to a large board, top facing down. Spread the filling evenly all over and arrange the decorated biscuit on top, with the pattern facing upwards.
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