Recipe: Melting moments

Makes: about 24 biscuits/12 pairs for those that can’t do maths.

Ingredients:

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons pure icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional if using custard powder)
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3/5 to 2/3 cup cornflour or custard powder (this gives it that yellow colour, plus subtle vanilla flavour)
  • For the filling:
  • 30g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup pure icing sugar
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract

FYI: In my batch, I went for custard powder and omit the vanilla extract in the biscuit mix. The powder also gave flecks of orange which I thought looked quite nice.

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Lightly grease 2 baking trays with butter.
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla here if you aren’t using the custard powder.
  3. Add the flour and cornflour/custard powder and stir to combine.
  4. Dip your hands in some flour, clap your hands, say ‘yeah’, and roll teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls. Place balls onto baking trays and press lightly with a fork.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until slightly golden in colour.
  6. Cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  7. For the filling: beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until pale and creamy. Taste test – because it’s delicious.
  8. By this time, biscuits should be cool and you can sandwich them together with some of the filling – be as generous as you want. Store in an airtight container.

Notes:

These biscuits are soft, powdery and really melt in your mouth. You’ll want to double the batch because 12 of these are gone in a flash. I love that it’s also really simple to make.

Alternatively, for a slightly healthier option you could omit the filling or add other things like a jam perhaps. Or you can eat as they are, dusted even more icing sugar. Inspired by the orange flecks from the custard powder, you could maybe add orange zest to the biscuit mix too. Okay, ‘slightly healthier’ may not have been the correct term there.. Sue me.

Last recipe from my Tumblr archive, original post here.

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