Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Work catering week 5: Yo! have a Yoyo!

This week for work catering, I made Yoyos! a.k.a. Melting moments a.k.a Ladies kisses (in Italy =p). They are usually quite big when sold in cafes/bakeries but this time I made mini ones ^^ The two flavours I made were lemon and chocolate.
Recipe adapted from BlueBakeBlog

175g butter, softened at room temperature
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups plain flour 
1/4 cup custard powder
*1/4 cup cocoa powder (for chocolate yoyos)

Lemon buttercream
50g butter, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup icing sugar
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon

Chocolate buttercream
50g butter, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup icing sugar
50g melted chocolate

1. Preheat oven to 180oC. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
2. Beat butter and icing sugar with electric beater until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat well. Sift flour and custard powder into mixture and mix well. (add in cocoa powder for chocolate yoyos)
3. Roll teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls. Place on tray and flatten with a fork. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
4. For buttercream, beat butter and sugar. Add lemon juice or melted chocolate and beat.
5. Sandwich two biscuits together with buttercream

plate of yoyos ^_^
close up of yoyos
I also made some Butterscotch brownies with a fun marbled topping :) 
You can find the recipe here.
chocolate swirly topping~~
cut up into squares
BITE sized
Close up of brownies
Hmmm.. almost running out of ideas >.< maybe I can recycle some =p


  1. They look so delicious! I love how you made chocolate yoyos..I'm going to try that next time (: Beautiful marble swirls on the brownies. Maybe you could explore madelines? apple crumble cake? pumpkin cakes?

  2. ...or swiss roll? jelly cake? another tart?

    1. thanks for your suggestions!! i dont have a madeline tray =(
      Ooo yeah! swiss roll sounds good! and yeah i was thinking of doing a crumble kind of cake/slice ;p look out for next blog ^^


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