10 October 2011

Recipe : Melting Moments

So as an attempt to keep cosy and warm this weekend I did some baking. I'd heard about 'melting moments' or 'lady kisses' before, they are meant to literally melt in your mouth and be extremely delicate. 

For some reason this put me off baking them, I thought they would be over complicated to get such a texture in a biscuit. I was wrong!

They are super duper easy, make your home smell of vanilla and....they taste DIVINE! I've never eaten anything like them before. They taste like shortbread cookies but the texture is completely different. They have such a simple flavour and are immensely comforting.

You will just have to make them to find out!!

Melting moments (makes 20)
(sourced from Rachel Allen)

* 127G / 6oz Self-raising Flour

* 125g / 4.5oz cornflour

* 50g / 2oz icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

*225g / 8oz butter, cut into pieces

* 1tsp vanilla essence

For the icing

*50g / 2oz butter

* 125g / 4.5 icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

* 0.5 tsp vanilla essence


Preheat your oven to 160c, 325f or gas mark 3.

If you have a food processor, add all the ingredients and mix until it comes together.

If you do not have a food processor, start by rubbing the butter and vanilla into the dry ingredients. Work all the ingredients together until it forms a dough like look.

Roll the mixture into small balls, the size of a large marble. Place the balls on a baking tray with an inch between each one. Dip a fork into cold water and press each ball down so they flatten slightly.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until still very pale in colour but slightly firm. Allow to cool.

To make the butter icing, mix all the ingredients together. Keep at room temperature.

Once the biscuits have cooled, place a butter knife into boiling water and use the warm damp knife to spread the icing onto one half of the biscuit (be really gentle as they break easily!!!). 

Sandwich with another half & dust with icing sugar.

These are perfect as a Christmas Treat so it's a recipe to keep in mind closer to the time.


Gemma x


  1. It is years since I've seen a melting moment. We used to have them as children in my Aunt's house. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Reading your blog makes me sooo hungry! This look so good that I can't wait until Christmas to try them. I may just give it a trial run an make some sooner : )

  3. Gosh they do look lovely. Thanks for the info - enjoy.

  4. Wow they look yummy. Will need to try this recipe but with allergy free ingredients. Hoping it works out cos they look delish.

    I'm enjoying my little tour of your blog. I'm your newest follower.

    Madison xxx


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