Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits, is the recipe you have to have. When we take this little biscuit to any occasion, ours is the first plate to be emptied. Melt in your mouth and finished with a custard buttercream, OMG
Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits are ridiculously easy to make, moreish, dainty, quick to whip up, and literally melt in your mouth. They’re a shortbread biscuit joined with a delicious custard buttercream a recipe that’s been around for years, and one that our Mum, Noela would regularly make.
In fact, we think almost everyone’s grandmother would have had a recipe as they’re a sentimental, and still popular biscuit in Australia.
Easy to make
While they’re cooking make up the custard buttercream filling by simply mixing some butter and icing sugar together till combined.
Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits can be whipped up with basic pantry ingredients (well, we did have to go and buy the custard powder) in minutes and they’re very economical.
First up you cream the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy (important).
Next, sift the flour and custard powder over the creamed sugar and butter and mix until the ingredients are just combined – it’s important not to overbeat at this stage.
Roll small balls of the dough and place them on your baking paper lined baking sheet – we actually weighed each ball so our biscuits were identical.
Use the back of a fork dipped in water to gently press the balls of dough leaving a shallow impression of the fork and bake for 50 – 60 minutes, till they’re cooked through and retain the original creamy colour.
Once the biscuits are cooled sandwich the biscuits together with some buttercream and they’re good to go. Very, very easy. Very, very tasty
- make sure you cream the butter and sugar really well
- when you add the flour and custard powder just beat it until it combines – it’s important not to over mix once these ingredients are combined – see photo above
- roll the dough into very small balls even weighing each ball which will ensure you end up with same size biscuits to neatly sandwich them together
- make sure your oven isn’t too hot which will cause the biscuits to crack
- turn your tray around halfway through cooking for even colour
- when you sandwich the biscuits together ensure the fork marks are running the same way, it won’t matter one dot if they’re not but the presentation is nicer.
How to store orange custard kiss biscuits
Our Mum always kept her orange custard kiss biscuits in a covered container in the fridge, but you can keep them in a cool place for 4-5 days. Our biscuits rarely lasted that long, with five kids constantly at the fridge!
What’s the difference between custard kiss biscuits and melting moments
Basically there’s not much difference at all. Custard kiss biscuits and melting moments are very similar in taste and texture, but custard kisses are made using custard powder rather than cornflour (cornstarch).
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- 170 gms (6oz) soft butter
- 60 gms (2.2oz) icing sugar
- zest of 1 medium orange
- 170 gms (6oz) self raising flour
- 60 gms (2.2oz) custard powder
Orange Custard Butter Cream
- 100 gm (3 1/2oz) unsalted butter
- 120 gm (4 1/4oz) icing sugar
- 40 gm (1 1/2oz) custard powder
- 1tsp vanilla extract
Biscuits - preheated oven 110c (230f)
- cream the butter, icing sugar and orange zest until smooth and pale
- sift the custard powder and flour into the creamed butter mixture
- now mix until combined and the mixture has come together - see photo above
- roll into even sized balls and place onto a baking paper lined tray, with a gap between 2.5cm (1in) - see notes
- bake for around 1 hour - the biscuits should be pale and cooked through
- once cooked leave to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack
- pipe or spread the filling on one half and sandwich together
Orange Butter Cream
- in a small bowl beat the butter, custard powder, icing sugar and vanilla till the mixture is smooth and creamy
for special occasions when you want the biscuits to be perfectly even weigh each ball, the biscuits pictured weighed 8gm (1/4 oz)
alternatively, you can use a small scoop or a teaspoon if you don't feel like weighing the biscuits and winning the baking prize at the cake show
Amount Per Serving
Nutritional information provided here is only intended as a guide.