Wednesday, 13 March 2013

"My friends are my estate." Emily Dickinson

You know who you are. You who bought the dragonfly plates with me at the Russian. You who feed me delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ikan Bilis Curry. You who introduced me to Ginger Tea and a dog named Kuts, whom I fed with Famous Amos in the old days when we didn't know that chocolate was bad for her.

You whose house I pass every Sunday on the way to my swim. You with the aching shoulder and elfin haircut. You who taught me to love a well-made Long Island Iced Tea on a Friday night which ended on a Saturday morning. You who encouraged me to be stronger, to love more and take risks. You who listened to my woes and watched my tears. You, and only you whose house I can fall sick in without a worry.

Yes, you. These biscuits are for you.

You're too far away to eat them but you're not too far away for me to tell you that I'm Thinking Of You My Friend.

Adapted from The Household COO

125g Salted Butter, softened
60g Icing Sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
130g Plain Flour
30g Custard Powder

Place Butter and Sugar in a bowl. Mix with spatula until combined. Add in both types of Vanilla and gently mix through. Fold in Flour and Custard Powder until well combined.

Put spoonfuls of dough into a biscuit press fitted with your favourite template and press-out biscuits on an unlined baking tray until all the dough is used up.

Bake in a moderate oven (about 155 Celsius) until lightly golden for about 15 - 20 minutes. Be careful not to burn the biscuits.

Once done, remove from the oven and let the biscuits cool on  the tray for about 20 minutes, then store in an airtight container.


  1. Hi Ann,

    It Looks Lovely and am sure it will taste delicious too.. Btw i was wondering would you by any chance have a recipe for a baked vivika ( i believe that is how its spell). I understand its made of sugee, butter, sugar and coconut milk. Would love to hear from you. Thks YourNameSake

  2. Hi there, I don't know what a vivika is. I Googled it but it's saying that it's some sort of idli. Is it? If yes, it doesn't use sugee.


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