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Monday, July 7, 2014

Melting Moments

I adore these biscuits and have been making them with my mum since I was a child. They are so deliciously soft and melt in the mouth and perfect for afternoon tea,
This recipe I have perfected over the years from her recipe.

Ingredients:
250g butter
1/3 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup custard powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbl cornflour

filling:
100g butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
zest of half a lemon (I use a microplaner to get a small thin zest)
juice of one medium lemon

Method:
Beat the butter and sugar together till its light and fluffy, reduce mixer to medium speed and add vanilla essence, sifted flours and powder.  When all combined put into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe small cookies or alternatively roll out little balls and press lightly with a floured fork.

Bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees) for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden,
Let cool

Filling method:
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the juice and zest and mix until combined.
Pipe onto one side of a cookie and sandwich another cookie of similar size on the top.

Store in an airtight container out of the fridge for around 4 days.

Enjoy :)