The kids go back to school on Monday.
We have nothing much more planned for this last weekend of holidays aside from lawns and laundry.
I realise I have to deal with the lunchbox monster again as of Monday.
So I asked Olivia (who is just about to go into year three. How did THAT happen?!) which home made baked treaty thing she loved best.
Straight away she told me that she loves "Grannies chocolate crumble cake" best, but her second best favourite is "the crumbly round white biscuits squashed together with lemon icing stuff".
Ahhh, they'd be Lemon Melting Moments then...
- Preheat oven to 160`c
- Line 2 cookie trays/baking sheets with baking paper.
- Use an electric mixer to beat butter until pale and creamy. Add the flour, icing sugar and custard powder (or cornflour) and then use a wooden spoon to stir to combine.
- Using your hands, roll teaspoonful of the dough into balls. Place the balls 3cm apart on the lined trays.
- Use a fork dusted in icing sugar to gently flatten. Bake in the preheated oven, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 20 minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
- To make the icing, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and icing sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the lemon rind and juice and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
- Spread the icing mixture over the flat side of half the biscuits and sandwich together with remaining biscuits.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Tell me, do you make homemade stuff for your kids lunchboxes? What is their best favourite?
PS I have linked, through this recipe, to a whole load of beautiful bakeware on Kitchenware Direct. I shall be linking to them ongoing for a few reasons. I have worked with them before, and the lovely people at Kitchenware Direct have been kind enough to sponsor my attendance to the upcoming Digital Parents Conference. As well as this, they are a brilliant online store for all my cooking requirements and I use them a lot!