Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wee Treats for Winners


I sent the packages of wee treats off to Jan, Kimberley and Shelley today, so I thought I would blog about what is in them. I decided to make them some wee treats of the variety that I used to make when I was selling wee treats (I did this for a couple of years – just small orders, but now my work as a lawyer takes too much energy!). So I made them yo-yos, baileys and macadamia truffles and also sent some quince paste which I made earlier in the year.




The truffles are yummy – kind of a secret recipe, but they are great to give as gifts and people always seem to like them. Yo-yos are what I think of as a traditional New Zealand recipe – probably because they are in the Edmonds book which is an iconic NZ cook book! Yo-yos are delicate little biscuits, not dissimilar to melting moments, sandwiched together with butter cream. They have a slight custard flavour from the custard powder. I like to make small, delicate little morsels which can be eaten in two bites, but you often see giant versions in cafes. If you have never tried yo-yos you should, as they are easy to make and delicious!

Yo-yos (from the Edmonds book)

175g butter
¼ c icing sugar
¼ c custard powder
11/2 c flour

· Cream butter and icing sugar, then stir in remaining ingredients
· Roll dough into small balls and flatten lightly with a fork
· Bake at 170c for 15 minutes or until firm but still pale
· When cold sandwich together with custard butter cream made by beating together 50g softened butter with 2 tbsp custard powder and ½ c icing sugar

11 comments:

eldivenlerim said...

your recipes look very delicious;)Mmmmm, very yummy cookies....

Deb said...

OMG, those truffles look divine. The yoyos do too, but the truffles would go perfectly with the coffee I am drinking now. I think you need to share your secret recipe ;-)

Zeetra said...

I love yo-yo's, they are such a great little bikkie. I also add choc chips to mine for a change and dont join them together. But I do love your truffles, they look so yummy. Congrats to your winners.. Well done.

kimberleywebb said...

Quince paste - I LOVE quince paste!

I can't wait for my package to arrive :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely assortment for them. I am sure they will enjoy and remember that enjoyment for a long time. Raewyn

Jennynz said...

oh I LOVE yo-yos, I haven't made them for years! I think I might have to make some this weekend now :o)

Anonymous said...

Yummm,yo yoes ! I love adding passionfruit to the filling.The truffles look delish,and quince paste as well,they have certainly been spoiled with your wee treats.Note to self,must enter next time as I look at your site each day and often post.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

lucky winners--yum!

The Bacarella Family said...

Thanks so much!!!! My package arived today and I can't bear to open it yet to try everything :)
You are one very talented lady!

Cakelaw said...

Lucky winners - these are just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I made some Yo Yo's not long ago whilst I was with my family overseas, I've come back and I didn't bring the recipe with me, so surfed the net...a big thank you for the recipe and also for the treat ideas with the truffles...you certainly are talented...Best Wishes!!