A melting moment in time

I have so many crafty things on the go this week that I haven’t been having much of a relaxing holiday as planned. But, that’s just how I like it! One thing that has been keeping me busy is my new Empire Red Artisan Kitchenaid courtesy of my (former) work peeps (thank you peeps!). They gave me the Kitchenaid as a leaving present and I have dubbed him ‘Sir Mix-a-Lot’ and baby, has he got back! And front! He is gorgeous and makes things so easy. So, here’s a recipe I wanted to try for a long time but thought it would be too fidley until Sir Mix-a-Lot came along.

Lemony Melting Moments (recipe adapted from Best Recipes)


250 g unsalted butter at room temperature

2 tbsp cornflour, sifted

2 tbsp custard powder, sifted

4 tbsp icing sugar (confectioners sugar), sifted

1 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted


1 1/2 cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar), sifted

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

zest of 1 lemon

2 tbsp (28.5 g) butter at room temperature


Pre-heat oven to 160c

In a high sided bowl cream the butter and icing sugar and gradually beat in the flour, custard powder and corn flour and mix until a dough is formed

Roll into even sized balls, just smaller than a walnut and place in rows on a tray lined with baking paper. The biscuits will not spread a lot so space them 2-3cm apart. If the dough is too sticky, pop it in the fridge for a few minutes or roll with cold, damp hands.

Use a flat surface, like the bottom of a glass, to gently press down the ball a little. You can also use the back of a fork to make fork marks if you like.

Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through – you don’t want them to brown though.

For the icing, just beat everything together and when the biscuits are cool sandwich two biscuits together with icing. The biscuits will be very delicate – if they break when you ice them, put them in the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up.

If you prefer a vanilla icing on the biscuit, replace the lemon juice with vanilla essence and leave out the zest.

These delicious biscuits should melt in your mouth and won’t last long around boyfriends. Or me.

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