Timmy’s mo-yos – video

Peter Gordon’s mother Timmy combined melting moments and yo-yos to create this clever hybrid. She named it mo-yo – two butter biscuits sandwiched together with a lemony, butter icing.

This video was made for us by our friends at Fisher & Paykel, using their home appliances.

Find the full recipe here.

Timmy’s mo-yos – video

How to make: 

  • Heat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  • For the biscuits, using a rubber spatula, cream together the 200g butter and 75g icing sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the flour, cornflour and custard powder, then gently mix in using a butter knife.
  • Tip onto a work surface lightly dusted with cornflour, then quickly and gently squeeze the dough together – don’t knead it (see tips).
  • Tear off a small piece, then shape and roll into a walnut-size ball and put on a baking tray. Repeat using the rest of the dough to give 30 balls, spacing them 3-4cm apart. Press down lightly on each ball with a fork dipped in cornflour to create thick biscuits. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Cool the biscuits on the baking tray until you can handle them easily (see tips), then carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Meanwhile, make the butter icing. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl using a butter knife until creamy and smooth.
  • Once the biscuits have cooled completely, spread the flat side of one biscuit with plenty of icing, gently press another on top, then transfer to a tray. Once all the mo-yos are sandwiched, chill them in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm them up (see Make Ahead), then enjoy with a trad cuppa or trendy flat white.
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