Perfect with a cup of camp coffee, these homemade melting moment biscuits are a tasty snack on a busy day. They are tender and light, with a delicate lemon-flavored filling. They are wonderful to share with friends or to eat in a quiet moment by yourself.
The biscuits, which are light and delicate, are a variation on a more traditional shortbread. They are sandwiched together with a light lemon filling. The resulting melting moment is a delicate treat.
The filling can be modified by adding an alternate juice such as passionfruit or orange. The filling can be spooned onto the biscuit. Or, for a cleaner finish, the filling can be piped from a bag.
Melting Moments Biscuits Recipe
- 8 ounces unsalted butter softened
- 1/3 cup confectioners sugar (icing sugar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup custard powder
- 2 ounces unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar (icing sugar)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- baking tray(s)
- medium bowl
- Preheat the camp oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line the baking tray(s) with baking paper.
- In a bowl, cream together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
- Sift in the flour and custard powder then mix with a butter knife to form a soft dough.
- Roll a tablespoon of the dough into a ball then place it on the baking tray leaving some room to spread.
- Using a floured fork, gently push down on each ball to flatten slightly.
- Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Cool slightly on the tray before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- In a small bowl beat together the butter and confectioners sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the lemon juice and mix in completely.
- Take two biscuits and sandwich them together with the lemon filling in between.