Friday, 27 January 2012

Lemon Melting Moments...




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...

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup (115g) plain flour

  • 1/4 cup (45g) icing sugar

  • 1/3 cup (50g) custard powder (or cornflour)


  • Icing

  • 60g butter, softened, extra

  • 2/3 cup (110g) icing sugar

  • Juice and zest of one small lemon 

    1. Preheat oven to 160`c
    2. Line 2 cookie trays/baking sheets with baking paper.
    3. 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.
    4. Using your hands, roll teaspoonful of the dough into balls. Place the balls 3cm apart on the lined trays.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. Spread the icing mixture over the flat side of half the biscuits and sandwich together with remaining biscuits.
    8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

    Tell me, do you make homemade stuff for your kids lunchboxes? What is their best favourite?
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    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!

    10 comments:

    1. I baked a cake tonight, for my mum's birthday dinner tomorrow. All credit goes to Betty Crocker. :-)

      P.S Those melting moments sound devine and I am tempted to try them, just because the recipe says you can beat the butter with an electric mixer - much easier than a wooden spoon!

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    2. I think I'm going to try making them this week! They look delicious! My kids love egg&dairy free cupcakes that I make, we also have one of the donut makers and they love mini donuts. I stopped making homemade late last year but this year I'm really going to try to make more. I bought a large plastic container and enough small ones for each day and am planning to do a big bake up and freeze the treats for the week :). Thanks for sharing the great recipes you do :).

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    3. Okay, from now on I'm calling cornstarch 'custard powder' because that sounds like way more fun! And thanks for showing us what the cup measurements are as I still have no idea what a gram is!

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    4. Oh, these look so good! I'm not a good baker, but I might try this one out.

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    5. Oh wow, I'm pretending I did not see this recipe. It looks absolutely mouth wateringly delicious but not fit for someone who is reducing. Thanks for it I will save it for a special occasion.

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    6. Oh Yum Lucy! These look great.
      I can be a baker when it comes to packing lunches but have been trying to avoid cooking things so they're not there to tempt me. Might have to make an exception for the return to school though!

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    7. Oh wow, these remind me so much of my Grandma. She used to make these when I was a child and they were to-die-for. You've inspired me. Last day before school goes back I think this will be a good excuse not to do laundry.

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    8. oh, my, goodness.... yep, good goodness... off to the store to buy the ingredients!

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    9. Yum. They might be just the thing for my two this week. xxx

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    10. Ok, I finally made these. They are so good! I love anything lemon and this is definitely a keeper. Thanks!

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