Captivating custard creams

    30 min

    These easy custard creams have a tender soft pastry base, like a Viennese whirl. The pastry does not require rolling, you simply shape a log and cut it into slices. This recipe can be easily scaled up or down.

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    Makes: 20 sandwiched biscuits

    • For the biscuits
    • 350g margarine
    • 140g caster sugar
    • 425g plain flour
    • 140g custard powder
    • For the filling
    • 150g icing sugar
    • 100g margarine
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a bowl cream margarine and sugar. In another bowl sieve custard powder and plain flour. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat well to combine.
    3. Shape the mixture into a log and cut into 40 even slices.
    4. Place on baking tray and press down with a fork.
    5. Bake until lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to firm slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
    6. For the filling beat icing sugar, margarine and vanilla until smooth. Spread cream onto biscuits and sandwich together.


    You can substitute butter for the margarine in the buttercream and the biscuits.

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    These were nice . I put the rolled mix wrapped in cling film in fridge for ten mins before slicing . I also added some custard powder to the buttercream icing along with a bit more vanilla essence . Made about 25.  -  21 Sep 2014


    Excellent recipe, just like my gran used to make. Everyone at my work loves these. Thank you😅  -  26 Mar 2015