I have heard of writer’s block, but is there something called blogger’s block? Apparently there is, and it’s a much more serious and prevalent disorder than I realized! My motivation to blog seems to have deserted me for the present. I still enjoy the thought of writing in this little space of mine and have no plans on disappearing from here. It’s just that cooking, taking pictures and writing a post suddenly seems like a lot of effort.
Maybe the heat of the summer has got to me, and all it needs the monsoons to cool everything down and bring back the magic. I hope so because, at this point in time, I think I could do with a little magic in my life!
Last month saw us busy with loads of things, but quite a few of my “to be posted” drafts saw the light of day and kept my blog going.
Then the beginning of this month saw me in bed with a viral infection. Now that I am much better, my appetite for food is back but my mind seems singularly blank when I sit down to write a post. No interesting ideas, no stories, and my pile of “to be posted” drafts has dwindled down to almost nothing.
I shall spare you the pain of listening to me whine, and try to see if any of these surefire methods of battling bloggers block will help me beat it! In the meanwhile, I am once again, falling back on another of my “to be posted” drafts, but a more recent one.
A couple of weeks back, I heard Sasa ( a food blogging friend) talking about Yo-Yo biscuits she was making. I had never heard of them before and asked exactly what they were.
She told me they were an Australian favourite and these biscuits (cookies for those in the U.S.) were made with butter, icing sugar, flour and custard powder and then sandwiched with a custard powder buttercream.
I searched the net and found they were called yo-yo biscuits because once sandwiched with buttercream, they indeed looked like yo-yos! They typically have a ridged pattern on them that comes from pressing down on the cookie dough with the tines of a fork.
These biscuits are very like shortbreads or melting moments in taste and texture. And if you are looking for an eggless recipe, this one is definitely for you.
Yo-yo biscuits are very easy to make, just that you have be careful not to bake them for too long. If you do, they lose their melt-in-the mouth quality. They do not need to brown and have to be taken out of the oven just as they’re beginning to change colour.
I checked a lot of recipes, and most of them are variations on the same basic ingredients. So I adjusted quantities to suit me and this is the recipe that I made my yo-yo biscuits with.