Recipe | Vanilla Melting Moments

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Who doesn’t love a moreish melting moment every once in a while? Exactly. These delightful  bite sized gems are devilishly good, I’m pretty proud of this recipe. After a huge week, baking a tray of these is just what I needed today. Who says it isn’t the best therapy around? So why not whip up a batch, I’d like to see you try and stop at just one!

Ingredients |

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Vanilla Bean Filling |

  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or the seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean pod

Method |

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius and line 2 baking trays with grease proof paper.

Cream the butter and sugar together with the vanilla until light and pale in colour.

Sift together the flours and incorporate into the creamed mixture until well combined and a smooth, moist dough forms.

Once combined roll 1 teaspoon of the mixture into small balls and place on the lined trays approx 1-2 cm apart. Repeat with remaining dough.

Lightly dust a fork with flour and imprint on the top of each biscuit lightly before placing in the oven to bake for 12-15 mins.

Once cooked (the biscuits should still be light in colour) transfer to a rack to cool completely.

While biscuits are cooling, whip together butter, icing sugar and vanilla until light and well combined, Tip: I place my filling in the freezer for about 10 mins to ensure it is nice and firm when finishing biscuits.

Now the fun part, assembling! Each melting moment requires two biscuits so attempt to pair up those that are similar in shape before starting.

Spread one half of the biscuit with a generous amount of filling and sandwich with the remaining side. Be careful not to add too much filling as it will ooze out with the weight of the biscuit.

Sprinkle with icing sugar for a final touch and enjoy!

Stay hungry and happy baking,

S.

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