Frankie treats.

I love frankie magazine.
it has everything a girl needs.
fashion, photography, recipes, knick knacks in all shapes and sizes.

in addition to buying their magazines, i have also purchased 2 of their recipe books titled "sweet treats" and "afternoon tea".
they are delightfully filled with classic recipes that our grandmas used to make.

the other day,
the house was icy cold and i was thinking, what better way to warm it up by baking

so i made apricot pistachio rose nougats and citrus yo-yos.
all lovely sweet treats that can be stored away in jars for days, until my tummy calls out for something sweet.
They didnt last long of course.

Citrus yo-yo biscuits

Adapted from Frankie magazine's "afternoon tea"


6oz (180g) butter

2oz (60g) icing sugar, sifted

6oz (180g) plain flour

2oz (60g) custard powder

1 teaspoon orange blossom water


2oz (60g) butter

1/2 cup icing sugar

2 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

zest of one lemon

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees

2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.

3. Sift flour and custard powder into the creamed butter and mix.

4. Stir in orange blossom water.

5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and roll large teaspoons of mixture into balls and place on tray.

6. Press each ball down lightly with a fork.

7. Bake in the middle shelf for 15 minutes.

To make filling:

1. Cream butter and sifted icing sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Add lemon juice and zest and beat well.

3. When the cookies are cooled completely, pipe a small amount onto each and sandwich together.

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