Monday, 18 August 2008


This really yummy bickie recipe is from my mum. Another one of those things that we used to make for Diwali….I just felt like eating it, so here it is.

I have substituted an ingredient in this recipe because I cannot get Sunquick™ Orange Cordial here. So if you live in Malaysia or Singapore, you may use this product (if it is still around, that is!). You need to dry fry the plain flour (I have no idea why – I have always done it cos the recipe calls for it) and cool it before using. Great recipe to get the kids involved. So make good use of the cheap labour!

250 g butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup custard powder
2 cups plain flour – dry fried in a pan or wok, on low flame until the flour is light and changes colour slightly
2 egg yolks
½ box of mixed fruit (I used half of a 375 g packet; so approx about 180 g) – chopped but not too fine
1 ½ cups Milo™
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp Sunquick™ Orange Juice – I substituted this with 2 tbsp fresh orange juice with ½ tsp orange essence

Heat oven to 170°C (I used a fan forced electric oven). Separate mini paper cups or grease mini biscuits moulds. Mix the fried plain flour with the custard powder.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the yolks one at a time and continue beating until well mixed Add in the vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, add in the chopped mixed fruit followed by the Milo™.

Using a sieve, gradually add in the flour, mixing well during each addition. Moisten with the orange juice. If the dough is too hard, add more orange juice but make sure that you add only a tsp at a time. You don’t want the mixture to be too soft. The mixture is ready if you can roll it into balls without cracking (dough too hard) or without sticking too much (the dough will still stick, but it would not be too uncomfortable to roll).

If using mini paper cups, roll your dough into balls the size of a marble. Put into the cups and press down slightly to flatten the top. Repeat the process until the dough is finished. Bake in oven for 15 mins, turning the biscuits once during the process. Make approx 120 biscuits using mini paper cups.


ICook4Fun said...

Vg, your son is such a handsome young man. I am looking at him and not your biscuits ha ha ha....

VG said...

Thanks Gert. I take half the credit! :) He is my youngest.

Can you see the freckles on his face? I could not believe that a dark haired child could have freckles....I thought only blondes and reds had freckles!