Mum’s Special Order: Yo Yos filled with Raspberry Jam

(Most of the time) The best gifts always seem to be the homemade ones… with all the hard yards gone into them of care, thoughtfulness and love (hopefully not blood sweat and tears!). After all, as they all say; “actions speak louder than words”

That’s why I always find myself asking: “what would you like me to make you?” whenever a special occasion comes around.

So, as Mother’s Day whipped around the corner, naturally I posed the predictable question. I do not kid when I say without a moments hesitation Mum responded with “Your Yo’s Yo’s!”. Well, I could never say no to such an exciting and welcome request!
After all, Mums do deserve the best! I personally couldn’t think of a more worthy person to whip up the finest food for.

So here we hop, into the kitchen, ready to cook like the queen is coming, ready to put in all the care, thoughtfulness and love into a treat for one of the most admirable people in the world. Mum.

That short, buttery texture which wonderfully melts in your mouth is perfectly matched with that creamy filling with the added sweetness from the jam

Mixer, butter and flour at the ready! Heeeere we go!

YO YOs FILLED WITH RASPBERRY JAMyo yos filled with raspberry jam
makes around 11 yo yos

250g butter, cubed
1/3 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 3/4 cup plain flour
1/3 cup custard powder

80g butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 heaped tablespoon custard powder (you can add more or less to taste)
2/3 cup icing sugar, sifted
around 1/3 raspberry jam

1. Preheat oven to 160C and line baking tray with paper2. Use electric beaters to beat butter, sugar and vanilla essence until pale and creamyyo yo ingredients{the biscuits money maker – butter}

3. Sift flour and custard powder into butter mixture and beat on the lowest possible speed until just combined and a soft dough formscustard powder {the secret to the yo yo success}

4. Lightly flour your hands and roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into small balls. Place on the baking tray around 5cm apart. Dip a fork in flour and use to flatten each ballyo yo dough yo yo biscuits5. Bake in oven for around 15 minutes or until cooked through. Cool on wire rackyo yo biscuits6. For the filling: using electric beaters, beat the butter, vanilla essence and custard powder until pale and creamy. Add icing and beat until combined
7. To assemble: spread onto one biscuit the butter cream filling and onto the other half the jam and sandwich together both sides.yo yos filled with jam
Done and time to munch away my friends!

yo yos filled with raspberry jam yo yos filled with raspberry jamyo yos filled with raspberry jamHope you all had a superb mother’s day and spoilt your mums rotten! 🙂

What was your special treat to your mum?

Thanks for stopping by!



30 thoughts on “Mum’s Special Order: Yo Yos filled with Raspberry Jam

  1. Gorgeous post Bec! Yup, I definitely agree that homemade gifts mean so much more. I love it when someone actually takes time and effort to make me something personal… whether it be lovely or slightly messy, delicious or… uh, not so delicious, it still means so much! 🙂 These yo yo’s look amazing. Your cookies look perfect! Hope that your mum was happy with her made-to-order cookies (I bet she was!) 🙂 xx

    • thank-you very much laura for your lovely comment! 😀
      yeah haha sometimes they do not work to plan 😛 that’s when i whip out the saying “it’s the thought that counts” haha
      she was more than excited – just a tiny notion i could do to thank her for everything!
      plus – she is always willing to share – win win! 😀

    • haha yeah – a bit trippy at first – but makes it so much more fun to eat! 🙂
      she was pretty excited – the least i could do!

    • haha it’s so true! 🙂 don’t know what i’d do without it! 😛
      ooo you must try – they are FULL of buttery goodness!

    • thank-you very much!! 😀
      i would happily make a box for you! 😛
      mum’s enjoying have some with her daily coffee – an on going gift some may say! 😛

  2. My mother used to make Yo Yos when we were young. I seldom have found yoyos to match. There is only one criteria: is the shortbread/cookie whatever you call the “sides” of the yoyo, hard or soft?

    • what a lovely trip down memory lane! 🙂
      i would probably describe them as soft, and beautifully crumbly when you bite into it 🙂
      hope you find more yo yos to match!

  3. can I place a special order too, please? 😉 These look amazing!!!
    We don’t celebrate Mother’s Day here until the 26th, but I have already made a “scrumble” and frozen it in advance to share with my mum-in-law 🙂

    • thank-you!! 🙂 would love to! 😛
      ooo good on you! already for the day! – i bet your mum-in-law will love what you’ve made her 🙂

      • I hope so! I know she likes the regular scrumble I make, but I decided to make a vegan version…. so we’ll see how that goes down 😉
        🙂 x

    • thank-you very much! i’m with you there! i’m willing to admit… some may of even slipped into my mouth while i was photographing it… 😛 haha

    • thank-you sooooo much!!
      you’ve made my day! 😀
      haha feel free 😛 the next batch order is in anyway! 🙂
      and congrats on getting the award yourself – you deserve it!

    • thanks Cass! 🙂 these classics are happily making regular reappearance’s in the cookie tin – woo!

    • thank-you very much!! 😀
      ahhh custard powder is a god send!!
      it’s meant for making instant custard really, but i’ve used it in cakes and in the yo yo’s it takes them to a wholeeee other level!! 🙂

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