It was recently my baby brothers birthday. I’m a firm believer that you never grow out of childhood food favourites which is why I made him an enormous tin of his favourites melting moments which the now 23 year old scoffed in one go.
These biscuits remind me of being a kid and making them with my sister and brother, they’re fun, quick and easy to make. Once all the ingredients have been measured and mixed its a hands on affair of rolling the sticky mixture in oats, great for all age groups to get on board with. When baked the melting moments are beautifully fluffy on the inside, heaven.
There are many many versions of melting moments recipes out there but the one we have used most is from Mary Berry.
225g softened butter
175g golden caster sugar
2 large egg yolks
a few drops of vanilla extract
275g self-raising flour
50g porridge oats
glace cherries (optional)
Pre heat your oven to 180 and line two baking trays with some baking parchment. Get all the wooden spoons out and everyone can have a stir mixing together the butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla extract and flour. You’re aiming for form a soft dough.
This recipe makes a lot of biscuits and works well by halving everything if you don’t want as many – why you wouldn’t want lots I can’t really understand….
Divide the mixture into roughly 36 portions and make each one into a ball whilst rolling in the oats. They will spread when on the baking trays so you might want to bake them in batches as you’ll need a few centimetres between each one.
20 mins is all the biscuits need or until you can see them turning golden, when out of the oven let them cool for a minute or two on the tray before transferring onto a wire rack.
These little gems will have you going back for another and another and another, they’re so deliciously buttery and the oats make them healthy. Right?!