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Chocolate Melting Moment Biscuits

July 6, 2014

I made these back in May 2011 for my Mum’s Cake Mountainous Birthday celebrations. I never got around to posting the recipe, obviously. Predictable.

VERY crumbly

Mr B and I went to visit Aunty Carol & Uncle David shortly after and took a selection of the aforementioned mountain. I remember that these biscuits were a favourite so when we extremely cheekily asked them for a lift to and from Stanstead to aid us in our trip to Portugal I thought it was a great excuse to get baking some thankyou biscuits. I also made a batch for next door neighbour John who was celebrating his 60th and looking after our cats!

Typically I can’t locate the original recipe, which came from a Sainsbury’s Cakes and Cookies magazine. But this one from Tesco worked just as well I think. If you look at the recipe on the Tesco site it also includes a custard buttercream filling. I was too busy packing and being excited to make it, but I imagine it would be very nice.

Not for dunking though

Chocolate Melting Moments
from Tesco Real Food

175g butter
60g icing sugar
1tsp vanilla bean paste / extract if you must
150g plain flour – I used a gluten free mix from Doves Farm, which makes them extra crumbly.
60g cornflour
25g cocoa powder

Cream the butter, icing sugar and vanilla together until pale and fluffy
Add the flour, cornflour and cocoa.
Mix until smooth.

Ideally, chill the dough while you preheat oven to 180c / 160c fan.
It’s not essentially but will make things less messy.

Make little balls of the dough – about pingpong ball sized. You should get about 30.
Place on a line tray or baking mat and press a fork into the top of them to squash them down a little.
They won’t spread much at all but leave a bit of space.

Bake for 12 mins. Leave to cool before trying to move them.
Slide a slice or palette knife under them when moving to avoid them crumbling.

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