Made with love: My mum’s custard kisses
I decided a couple of weeks ago, after my mum passed away, to make my favourite biscuits she used to bake. I loved these custard kisses – so buttery and beautiful to eat and I remember many an afternoon at school where I couldn’t wait to get home to have some for afternoon tea. Mum did a lot of baking when we were growing up – cakes, biscuits and other delicious stuff that kids love.
Dad passed on the recipe to me from mum’s cookbook and I thought it would be a cinch to whip up a batch. There were only four ingredients after all!
Several batches later and they just weren’t right. They didn’t look right and they didn’t have that magical custard taste I remembered. I am not really a baker as such so I called in the big guns.
So dad made a batch or two as well.
And soon we were calling each other up every few days after a new batch was tried and he was driving over with biscuits to compare.
Dad cracked the code eventually (he used butter, not margarine) and on Friday so did I (thanks Sarah for the tip about not beating the butter and sugar in the food processor…oops!).
It’s nice to know I can make these for my nieces and nephews – give them a little bit of Nana when they’re growing up too.
So I wanted to share the recipe and the memory of my mum. They are actually pretty easy to make in the end – I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Rest in peace mum and I will try my best to keep cooking just like you did – with lots of love.