I’d been wanting to make melting moments for a while (in fact they’re on my to-bake list), but when I saw these incredibly cute ones ones on Baking Obsessively it was the incentive I needed to actually bake them.
The recipe is super simple, right up until the part where it says roll into balls the size of a large marble.
My image of a large marble is obviously a bit off, as I made half the amount I should have from the mix and ended up with rather large moment.
Because of this, I decided that sandwiching them together would make them way too big, and decided to dip them in chocolate instead. This made the friendly pony particularly happy, as he got to eat the entire bowl of vanilla buttercream.
These melting moments are like an incredibly light, melt-in-the-mouth shortbread and are delicious, especially with a cup of coffee!
Chocolate dipped melting moments, adapted from Baking Obsessively:
- 175g self raising flour
- 125g cornflour
- 50g icing sugar
- 225g butter
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 50g dark chocolate
Put all the ingredients, apart from the chocolate, into a food processor, and blitz until it comes together into a ball of dough. Roll the dough into (not so large) marbles and place on a silicon baking sheet, spaced a couple of inches apart. Squash the balls down with a fork dipped in cold water, to create the lines on top.
Bake at 160 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until just turning golden. Leave on the tray to cool, then move to a wire rack.
Melt the chocolate over a pan of hot water, then either dip the biscuits in or use a knife to spread a little of the chocolate on the bottom of each. Place back on the (cleaned!) silicon sheet and put in the fridge until the chocolate has set. Eat, lots of them!