I have 2 biscuit recipes that I love - for different reasons. This recipe, which uses custard powder and no eggs, creates a deliciously soft dough and a biscuit with soft insides - perfect for jam drops or larger biscuits!
125g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup custard powder
2 tbs milk
All in the stand mixer (using the paddle attachment)/using hand beaters if they are strong enough
Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla
Beat in custard powder, flour and milk until a soft dough forms
Turn it out onto your bench (either floured or otherwise greaseproof'ed - paper, nordicware baking sheet etc) and bring together into a ball, which you wrap in cling film and refrigerate for an hour.
Make whatever biscuit shape you like, which will also determine the cooking time.
I like interesting jam in my jam drops - I made half with orange marmalade and half with blueberry jam, and baked for 25 minutes at 180 degrees.