Aren’t they oh so dainty?! I just love the look of these little gems. The tinged pink strawberry icing made me feel so girly! Of course you don’t have to add the jam or rose-water ingredients if you don’t want to. That’s totally your choice. Rose water can be a unique flavour to enjoy so if you or your guests aren’t a fan, another yummy combo would be to just add some lemon juice to the icing ingredients and pure vanilla extract to the biscuit base. Equally as delicious!
These lovely little biscuits are so light and just melt in your mouth. Light in texture of course…NOT calories! But whose counting right! 😉 Yes ok…the is quite an amount of butter needed to make melting moment biscuits, but if you’re not going to do it right, then don’t do it at all, I say!
Why is it a reoccurring theme that I seem to enjoy baking pretty things on a dreary, rainy UK day? If I recall correctly, my Chocolate Meringue Layer Cake seemed to have evolved on a similar kind of day! Is it just me?! Both recipes are beauties in their own right, not to mention, deliciously decadent, sweet, pillows, of melt in your mouth goodness. I wonder if the rains’ energy make us feel the need treat ourselves indoors, as though it’s encouraging us to do something soulfully warming…what ever that may be for each of us. Forcing us to stay indoors to take some time out and focus on ourselves and our space in our homes. No, I don’t mean cleaning, I mean, dedicating time to a hobby, reading, cooking, spending concentrated time with the family…I quite welcome these days of reflection as it forces us to slow down and take a day to recharge.
When I pictured these melting moments and tweaked their flavour combination I thought of how perfect they would be as little ‘Thank you’ gifts, wrapped in clear cellophane bags, as treats on a dessert table at a baby or bridal shower and best of all, shared with inspiring woman in my life over a cup of tea and much-needed chit-chat. So, my dear ladies, I dedicate these beauties to you.
I hope you enjoy these little morsels of delight as much as my family did.
- 200g butter - room temperature
- 60g icing sugar
- 1 tsp rose water
- 200g plain flour
- 40g corn flour
- 100g butter
- 200g icing sugar
- 2 tbsp strawberry jam
- Pre-heat the oven to 160℃.
- *For the biscuit*
- Beat the butter and icing sugar in an electric mixer till pale & fluffy. (approx. one minute)
- Add the rose water and mix untill combined.
- Add both the flours and mix untill it forms into a biscuit dough.
- Roll smallish balls of the dough and place them onto a lined baking tray, leaving about 2cm between each. You may need to do this in batches.
- Using the bottom of a cup or anything flat, press down lightly on the biscuit. Using a fork, press down lightly to create indentations.
- Place the tray in the oven for about 17 minutes, or until the biscuits are lightly golden.
- Remove from the oven once cooked and leave them to cool on a wire rack. Repeat the process until all the biscuit dough is cooked.
- *For the icing*
- In an electric mixer, beat the butter and icing sugar untill fluffy (approx. one minute), then add the strawberry jam and beat until well combined. Place the mixture into a piping bag and into the fridge until the biscuits have cooled.
- Once the biscuits are cooled, pipe a small amount of icing onto the base of a biscuit and finish by placing a plain biscuit ontop. Repeat this process until you have used all the biscuits.
- Dust with icing sugar to serve.