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My mother used to make these biscuits when I was a child, so each time I eat one it’s like a trip down memory lane. Melting Moments are shortbread-like in texture and are sandwiched together with icing. The recipe is taken from one of my older cookbooks, which is why it’s not in metric measurements.
7 oz butter
3oz icing sugar (powdered sugar)
4 oz plain flour
4 oz corn flour (corn starch)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Cream butter and icing sugar in a mixing bowl. Sift the flour, corn flour and baking powder and add to the bowl. Combine well. Roll in balls (small teaspoon size) and place on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten a fraction with your hand, then press each biscuit a bit flatter with a fork. Bake in a moderate oven (350F or 170C) for 15 – 20 minutes until they’re still pale but their bottoms are turning brown. Once the biscuits are cool sandwich them together with your favorite icing.
1. To stop your fork sticking to the biscuit, dip the fork in a cup of cold water between flattening each biscuit. My mother taught me this handy hint.
2. I usually use a lemon or passion fruit icing (frosting) to sandwich the biscuits together. You can also use your favorite jam.
Do you have particular recipes that bring back your childhood?