Melting Moments

Melting Moments


Melting Moments are without doubt my favorite biscuit and a freshly baked tray doesn't last very long in our home. The buttery  goodness of these biscuits crumbles and melts in the mouth and is perfectly complemented by the orange and vanilla flavors of the creamy filling which holds them together. If you are planning to entertain with these be sure to make more than you need because I'm pretty sure that  quite a few will not make it to the table.

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Yield: 12 biscuits




  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
  • 1/2 cup of sifted icing sugar.
  • 250g of butter cut into cubes.
  • 1 1/2 cups of plain flour.
  • 1/2 cup cornflour.
  • 60g of softened butter.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
  •  zest of 1 orange grated.
  • 2/3 cup of sifted icing sugar.



  • Heat oven to 320F  or 160C
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper. 
  • Place vanilla essence, butter, and icing sugar in an electric mixer and beat until pale and creamy.
  • Mix flour and corn flour together and sift.
  • Add sifted flours to the  butter mixture and beat together gently until just combined into a dough.
  • roll the dough into small balls and place onto baking trays
  • Flatten each ball with a fork until they are about 1" in diameter and 1/2" thick.
  • Bake each tray for 15 - 20 minutes until cooked.
  • Set aside and allow to cool.
  • While the biscuits are cooling  add filling ingredients to a small bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until pale and creamy.
  • Put Melting Moments together by putting a layer of filling on the flat side of one biscuit and pressing together with another.







Rob Galloway







Thanks for visiting, I'm Rob  a passionate home cook and my creative outlet is my kitchen. is my way of keeping a track of my culinary learnings and my favourite recipes, please think of it as a personal journal of my cooking mis-adventures . I hope you get as much enjoyment out of your visit as I get from creating it. And please always feel free to get in touch with your feedback or just to say Hi, we look forward to hearing from you.

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