Melting Moment – The Novice Biscuit

melting moments cookies biscuits

melting moments cookies biscuits – bit burnt!

These light and airy biscuits are only 76 calories each and are a british classic straight out of the 1950s Be-Ro book.

What do you need?

As for the equipment? Well 2 bowls, 2 baking trays, 1 pair of scales and a hand mixer.

scales flour mixer sugar cherries butter

what you need


  1. Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Grease two baking trays.
  2. Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar until very light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla essence or extract.
  3. Stir in the flour and mix well.
  4. Roll walnut sized pieces of the mixture into balls and toss in rolled oats or desiccated coconut.
melting moments on tray

walnut sized balls

balls from batter

roll into balls

  1.  5. Cut each glace cherry into quarters, for quarter for each melting     moment.  I prefer using halves but then I love cherries.
  2. Place on baking trays, flatten slightly and place a small piece of cherry on each biscuit. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown but NOT dark brown.

Leave plenty of time to lick the batter from the mixer taking care to switch the power off first.


And there you have it – perfection! If a little burnt..taste ace though and perfect for a 50s tea party.

mixer scales ready bake cookies

Ready to bake


A thirty something, fifties inspired traveller with a love of home comforts and pretty things. Lives in Norwich, plays in London.

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