I decided to do some baking yesterday, not like me, but I just felt the need to make something sweet! I went for a recipe from one of my newest books (and a total classic) Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. The recipe I chose was for biscuits known as ‘Melting Moments‘.
If you know me, you’ll know I’m usually a savoury toothed kind of girl but very occasionally I want a sweet treat and everyone knows that Mary Berry is the queen of all things sweet and lovely!
- 225g (8oz) softened butter
- 175g (6oz) golden caster sugar
- 2 large egg yolks
- A few drops vanilla essence
- 275g (10oz) self-raising flour
- 50g (2oz) porridge oats
- 12 red or natural glace cherries.
- Preheat the oven to 190C/Fan 170C/ Gas mark 5. Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment.
- Measure the butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla extract and flour into a mixing bowl and beat together to form a soft dough.
- Divide the mixture into about 36 portions. Form each piece into a ball and roll in the oats to cover. Flatten each ball slightly and top each with a quartered glace cherry, if you like. Place onto the baking trays.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until golden. Allow cooling time on the trays before lifting onto a wire rack to cool.
These taste slightly hobnob-esque and are very crumbly and buttery in texture. To be honest, they don’t taste of much really but then given the simple ingredients list, that’s not surprising. They’re easy and quick to make and nice to eat with a cuppa though so for that alone, they’re worth re-making.