Melting Moments

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!


melting moments recipe


4.8 from 9 reviews
Melting Moments
Perfect for afternoon tea, or elevenses, or just a greedy moment.
Recipe type: Cake/biscuit
  • 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)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/200F/Gas 4.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  3. Beat in the egg.
  4. Stir in the vanilla and flour until well mixed.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  6. Put the oats onto a plate and roll the balls of dough in the oats.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake the biscuits for 12–15 minutes until golden-brown.

coat with oats



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.


ready for the oven

melting moments


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



  1. July 10, 2015 / 10:23 am

    Those look lovely – I did try and make them once but they didn’t hold their shape well enough, You’ve inspired me to try again!
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  2. mum
    July 10, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    I remember my Mum making them when I was small xx

  3. July 10, 2015 / 5:22 pm

    These have brought back some fantastic memories 🙂 I’ve always had them as the oaty version but , like you, I think I should try the coconut too. My Mum loved making loads of these and cheesestraws when we were younger. Thank you for reminding me.
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  4. Hannah Wood (staveley)
    July 10, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Oh my word you have brought me back when I was at my mums she made these and was so nice.

  5. July 11, 2015 / 6:42 am

    They do look lovely – a real childhood treat.

  6. July 12, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Oh yum yes please – these look delicious, I can just imagine sitting down for one with a cup of tea. z
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  7. July 17, 2015 / 12:49 am

    Oh my goodness, I just had a flashback to my childhood – how spooky! These sound fabulous Sonya, what an absolute treat. I’d probably skip the coconut these days – someone dropped Malibu on me once and I never quite got over it LOL x

  8. July 23, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    oh those looks absolutely delightful i have such a sweet tooth lately too

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