Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

14 April 2010

Marshmallow Kisses

Here are some biscuits we made during the school holidays. We found the recipe in a Kidzone magazine with an adaption we learned from Sharon when we visited her during the summer. 

Firstly bake the biscuits - which do not get a heart foundation tick of approval, by the way.  But they are delicious and hold their shape well in the baking process!

250gm butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 and a 1/2 cups self raising flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup custard powder
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1. Place butter in a large bowl and soften with an electric beater.
2. Add icing sugar to the butter, a little at time, mixing until creamy.
3. Add flour, salt and custard powder and mix well.
4. Stir in milk and vanilla essence.
5. Place mix in the fridge to chill.
6. Roll out dough between sheets of baking paper to 1cm thickness.  Cut out biscuits using a heart shaped cookie cutter.
7. Place hearts on baking paper on a tray and bake at 180 degrees C for 10 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

At this point the recipe described how to make strawberry frosting for the centres.  The biscuits were originally called Strawberry Kisses.  But here is Sharon's groovy trick instead.

Place marshmallows on half of the biscuits.

Return the biscuits to a low oven for three or four minutes - just long enough to make the marshmallows go squishy - and then place the remaining biscuits on top. 

They set fairly quickly but if you have to eat some in a hurry, a few minutes in the fridge will do the trick.  And there you have it...easy peasy, yummy scrummy Marshmallow Kisses!


Mrs. Edwards said...

Looks wonderful. I don't know what custard powder is, however. Can you believe that I'm going to have Sharon in my kitchen in just two days? I wish it could be you as well!

Sarah said...

I just went and bought some marshmallows and I'm going to give them a try :)

Meredith said...

Have fun with the biscuits Amy and Sarah. And Amy - have a great week with Sharon. Looking forward to both of you blogging the week! That will be as close as I get to being there with you. Enjoy. Mxx

Anonymous said...

We made the biscuits on Friday after school! I took photos but I can't post them in my comment so you'll just have to take my word for it. The girls loved making them. I think I'll try a bit more of a butter biscuit recipe next time because I couldn't get the dry/wet quantities right so the biscuits aren't so nice. Kids will eat anything with lots of sugar though! Debbie

Meredith said...

Hi Debbie,

Thanks dropping in and saying hello! Lovely to hear from you here. Even better to see you last week!!

Regards this recipe, it was good in that the biscuits held their shape - although they are INCREDIBLY sweet with all that icing sugar. I made stars on a different occasion with a different biscuit mix and they ended up looking like random flowers because that particular recipe had too much butter. I guess one of those Christmas cookie type recipes would be the go - they are less sweet and designed to hold their shape. The centre more than makes up for less in sugar in the biscuit. So...need to track down a good Christmas cookie recipe...

The photo on FB is gorgeous.