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 called melting moments 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.
5 ounces soft butter
3 ounces caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 ounces self raising flour
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!