Melting Moments recipe

When I was a little girl, I used to LOVE making melting moments with my mum. Delicious little biscuits that aren’t too laborious to make, but are generally loved by all who try them.

Recently, for a totally unknown reason, they popped into my head and I had a real urge to make them. So I called my mum for the recipe – I think she thought I’d gone mad – and got baking. So here’s the recipe in case you fancy a try. Apoloogies for the old school measurements, but 25+ years ago, we did everything in ounces, remember?

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5 ounces soft butter (plus extra for greasing the trays)
3 ounces sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
5 ounces self raising flour
Oats and glace cherries to decorate

1) Cream the butter and sugar until well combined and light and fluffy (requires some elbow grease, I’m afraid.)

2) Mix in the flour and make sure it’s totally combined

3) From the dough, take small pieces, roll into a ball and then roll in the oats to coat.

4) Place on a greased baking tray and flatten slightly, then top with half a glace cherry. Continue to do this until you have used up all the mixture.

5) Bake at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. This will vary depending on how big you make the biscuits, but I usually get 22-24 from this mixture for a 15 minute bake.

6) Pop the kettle on, make a cuppa and enjoy a few while they are warm.

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