Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Melting Moments

I found this recipe here, and bookmarked it, and set a reminder on my phone to bake bake bakE! I figured i couldnt go wrong with these crumbly morsels, but i have had my fair share of wrecked cookie batches due to a) crap oven or b) unreliable recipes.

Melting moments:

250g butter, cubed
55 g (1/3 cup) icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla essence
260g (1 3/4 cups) plain flour
50g (1/3 cup) cornflour

60g (3 tbs) butter, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla essence
pink food colouring
110g (2/3 cup) icing sugar, sifted

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

2. Use electric beaters to beat butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence in a medium bowl until pale and creamy.

3. Sift the flour and cornflour together into a bowl and add to the butter mixture. Beat on lowest possible speed until just combined and a soft dough forms.

4. Lightly flour your hands and roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into small balls. Place on the prepared baking tray about 5cm apart (note – these expand in the oven!). Use a fork that has been dipped in flour to flatten each ball to about 3cm in diameter and 1cm thick (mine were a bit larger).

5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Cool on the baking tray. Transfer to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining mixture.

6. To make the filling, use electric beaters to beat the butter, vanilla essence in a small bowl until pale and creamy. Add the icing sugar and beat until combined, then add colouring until desired colour you want. Cover and place in fridge until required.

7. To assemble the biscuits, spread the base of a biscuit with filling and then join with another biscuit. Repeat with the remaining biscuits and filling.


Anonymous said...

yay i love melting moments!
one of my favourites!
but i feel so guilty after all that butter :P
yours look fab!

A cupcake or two said...

Betty these are cute. I love the pink icing. So pretty

Anonymous said...

It's interesting to see just how pervasive virtual memory has become in our lives. It's like everywhere I turn, I see something with a card slot or USB port, lol. I guess it makes sense though, considering how inexpensive memory has become as of late...

Ahhh... I shouldn't be moaning and groaning. I can't get by a day without using my R4 / R4i!

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Trissa said...

Your melting moments look like a perfect tea time treat. I should send you reminders to bake more often! :)

Adrian @ Food Rehab said...

mmm...these look great. Totally diggin the presentation.

So, how many have you devoured so far? hehe

foodwink said...

Hi Betty - they look so pretty! Perfect for Valentine's Day (if there's any left!).

Amy @ cookbookmaniac.com said...

Your photos of this is perfect! I had the sudden urge to reach out and grab one for consumption. Too bad my computer monitor got in the way. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

grace said...

your melting moment photos are soo donna hay! and I like how you use your phone to remember to do stuff haha I do that too, life can get so hectic without reminders !

Kristy Sayer said...

these melting moments look so cute with the pink filling.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Yum! I love MM with a cup of tea. damn,I really want one now. care to send me one Betty? Pretty please? :D

Sarah Vino said...

These look delicious! I love putting a tiny bit of rosewater in pink icing for a nice hint of turkish delight.

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Amanda said...

Gorgeous!! You did an excellent job!

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

Oh I love melting moments too! I had a craving for them when Leona (from pigged out) made them so I whipped up a batch too. Lovely melting sensation.. :D

Joy said...

Wow betty these really are beautiful -- I love the photography it really made me "melt" :) that and very hungry...they look so yummy!!!

anita said...

these were very yummy! rob and i enjoyed them babe :)