Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Melting Moments

Mmmmmmmelting moments
Everyone loves a Melting Moment.  What's not to love?  They're sweet, but not too sweet, buttery bites of goodness.  They are my preferred "get it at the school fete cake stall" biscuit too, because they're actually pretty hard to get wrong!

I do have one little niggling thing about them which is that I don't overly like it when they've been made with custard powder.  It's usually pretty easy to pick - they're very yellow to start with, and just have a bit more of a chalky taste.

Of course, with our ability to make ad-break custard (as Mr MLT refers to it) whenever we like, those of us in Thermomixing Land have no need for custard powder.  In fact, I don't have any in the cupboard even if my recipe did ask for it.  It doesn't though - this is one of the those tried and tested Womens Weekly recipes from one of my first cookbooks "Sweet Old Fashioned Favourites".

Melting Moments
(adapted from AWW Sweet Old Fashioned Favourites)


*  125g butter
*  1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
*  30g icing sugar (premilled in TMX)
*  125g plain flour
*  40g cornflour

*  100g butter
*  150g icing sugar (premilled in TMX)
*  1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste



1.  Soften butter for 2 minutes, at 50° on speed 2.

2.  Add sugar & vanilla and cream for 10 seconds on speed 3.  Scrape down and repeat.

3.  Add flours.  Mix for 10 seconds on speed 3.  Scrape down and repeat.

4.  Roll mixture into balls and flatten lightly with a fork,

Bake at 160° (Fan Forced) for 10-15 minutes (until golden).
Before sandwich stage


1.  Add all ingredients to TM bowl.  Mix for 10-20 seconds on speed 4.

When biscuits are cool, organise into pairs.  Pipe icing onto bottom biscuit and sandwich together.

This recipe makes about 16 good size biscuits, equalling 8 delicious melting moments.


  1. Fabulous, looking forward to trying them.

  2. Oh Brooke - I am DROOLING!! These look divine.

    Thanks for sharing,


  3. Hi,
    You mention cream in step 2. How much is that?

    1. whopps. sorry now i re-read i see it means "to cream" not "add cream"