Miss E's Tea Party

February 23, 2009

Miss E's tea party 

has been asking ...when can she bake some cookies! The weather has not been kind lately, we were experiencing some 'high thirties' days, sometimes 39 degrees.... and the thought of starting the oven......no way jose!!

Yesterday, she finally baked some cookies ~ she took out my very old recipe book (purchased in London ;1986 - Traditional Home Baking) and made some custard creams. No even a single crumb left at the end of the day!
Miss E at work!!

Miss E took a snapshot of her 'hard work'
Melting moments cookies
And the final result......

  • 50g self raising flour
  • 50g custard powder
  • 50g butter - softened
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add egg yolk. Mix in the self raising flour and custard powder and turn into a dough. Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Roll out flat and use a cookie cutter and cut out the dough. Bake in the 170C oven for 20-25minutes. Leave it to cool completely. Spread the filing.
Filling: Mix 15g butter with 25g icing sugar and 2 teaspoon lemon juice.


  1. Your daughter basically inherits your talent and passion for cooking. I so love your tea set! Are those from the UK?

  2. No...its 'maxwell & williams'...got it for my birthday 2 years ago(I think...oops!)