Re-creating the treats I enjoyed as a child is one of my favourite bits of parenting. Some of my happiest memories are of the cakes my Granddad used to make when we were small – specifically Melting Moments – so I had a go at making them for my own kids. And they tasted just as good as I remembered!
- 200g butter, softened
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 medium egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 250g self-raising flour
- 140g oats
- 6 glace cherries - halved for decorating. (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180C/200F/Gas 4.
- Cream the butter and sugar together.
- Beat in the egg.
- Stir in the vanilla and flour until well mixed.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
- Put the oats onto a plate and roll the balls of dough in the oats.
- Place on a lined baking tray, or into a jam tart tin, flattening the balls slightly with your hand and push half a cherry into the top of each one.
- Bake the biscuits for 12–15 minutes until golden-brown.
I made a batch of big melting moments (for me), but also did a batch of smaller ones using a jam tart tray – this meant they were nice and even and a good portion size for a dainty afternoon tea.
They were every bit as delicious as I remembered, and I love the oatyness – but they can also be made the same way but rolled in coconut instead – definitely going to try that soon!
Love Miss Cisco XXX