Another day and another classic recipe. When it comes to baking, it’s easy to get swept up in the many recipes of the internet but I’m slowly learning that often, these recipes aren’t all that they’re cracked up to be. Melting Moments biscuits however are a recipe that I promise you’ll love!
When it comes to recipes, there’s a few things I look for. Number one; to be in metric! Surely I’m not the only one who gets frustrated trying to convert cups and ounces when you find a tempting recipe on Pinterest? Number two; Quick, easy and well tested, with guaranteed & familiar results. Number three; Something that I know I will have the ingredients to hand and I won’t need to trawl the supermarket for.
“Lovely biscuits – a firm family favourite in our house.”
It can be tempting to bake something out the ordinary, something you’ve never baked before or even tasted (hello, Irn Bru cupcakes!) but often the best bakes are those that you know & love, those you know will be a winner.
Melting Moments is one of those bakes that I always remember being on offer in coffee shops and cafes. Something so simple but made a little bit more special thanks to a gem-like cherry placed on top. Perfection!
Granny’s Top Tips
♥ Our recipe uses desiccated coconut but you can use rolled outs if you prefer.
♥ You might think the balls that make the biscuits seem quite small but don’t worry; when baking the flatten out giving you a generously sized biscuit.
♥ Uses wet hands to roll the balls for your biscuits not only stop them sticking to your hands but they help the coconut stick to the biscuits also.
- 45 g Caster Sugar
- 55 g Butter at room temperature
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Paste/Extract
- 70 g Self Raising Flour
- Desiccated Coconut
- Glace Cherries
- Pre-heat your oven to 170°c (or 160°c for a fan assisted oven) and grease a couple of baking trays with some butter.
- Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and cream until combined.
- Stir in the flour and mix until combined into a dough.
- Divide the dough into 20 pieces and with wet hands, roll each piece into a ball before rolling in coconut.
- Place each coconut coconut ball onto your pre-greased trays, leaving a bit of space between and gently press each down a little with your fingers. Top each biscuit with a small piece of cherry.
- Bake in your pre-heated oven for 15 minutes until golden.
- Leave on trays until cool enough to touch before transferring to a wire wrack to cool completely.