Random bakes of kindness – Melting Moments/Cornflake biscuits

Last month Vanessa Kimbell, author of the gorgeous book Prepped! created a blogging event called random bakes of kindness. The idea was to bake something and give it away to a deserving person.

These biscuits are for my mother-in-law. Recently she has been suffering from ill health and as a result, has been feeling quite low. She now lives alone so we always make a point of popping in to see her for a cup of tea and a biscuit. She loves home baking but doesn’t have the energy to make anything these days. So whenever I come over armed with a baking tin, it never fails to puts a smile on her face.

The biscuits I chose to make are known as either melting moments or cornflake biscuits and they are quite an old fashioned recipe. I have no idea where the recipe originated from but my mother-in-law recently recalled a recipe she loved years ago where they rolled the biscuits in crushed cornflakes before baking them. Not having seen anything similar in any of my cookery books, I did a quick google search and sure enough, I found a recipe.

Melting Moments/cornflake biscuits

5 ounces soft butter
3 ounces caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 ounces self raising flour
crushed cornflakes
glace cherries

Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Grease two baking trays.

Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar until very light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla essence or extract. Stir in the flour and mix well.
Roll walnut sized pieces of the mixture into balls and toss in crushed cornflakes. Cut each glace cherry into quarters, for quarter for each melting moment.

Place on baking trays, flatten slightly and place a small piece of cherry on each biscuit. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Thank you so much Vanessa for coming up with this truly brilliant idea. I was thrilled to be a part of it!


13 thoughts on “Random bakes of kindness – Melting Moments/Cornflake biscuits

  1. These sound delicious and I'm sure they were appreciated. This is my firs tvisit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary


  2. Thanks everyone 🙂 I would describe these biscuits as "homely", they wouldn't win any beauty contests but they taste delicious and there is something really comforting about them 🙂


  3. I love old-fashioned recipes like these and glacé cherries do it for me everytime! Though, it's interesting that you call these "Melting Moments" because in Australia, Melting Moments are more like shortbread biscuits sandwiched together with a cream or icing. I wouldn't say no to either 🙂


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