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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Raspberry Melting Moments


How cool do these look? They are so easy and so yummy! I got the idea from my friend Mere (that’s right the same Mere who shared blondies with us!). I think they would be just perfect for a girly baby/bridal shower, a pink themed birthday party or something different for a high tea.

I used the plain melting moment recipe that Mel and I used for our high tea party (two years ago!) and adapted it slightly.

For the biscuits
170g butter
55g icing sugar
170g flour
55g cornflour
½ – 2 teaspoons of pink food colouring (depending on desired colour)

For the filling:

30g butter (1 large tablespoon)
80g icing sugar (2 heaped tablespoons)
1 teaspoon boiling water
1 teaspoon raspberry essence


Preheat the oven to 180˚C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
Bring the butter to room temperature. 
Cream the butter and icing sugar until it is light and fluffy, then add add food colouring.
Sift in flour and cornflour then beat on a low setting until combined and colour is even.
Take teaspoonfuls or tablespoons full (depending on the size you want) of the mixture and roll into little balls.  Place them on the baking tray and flatten with a fork dipped in water.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.  Biscuits are cooked when they have spread a little and are slightly browned on the bottom.  Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
To make the filing, melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the boiling water.  Pour this into the icing sugar, add essence and mix to form a smooth paste.
Pair up the biscuits in matching sizes.  Put about a teaspoonful on half of the biscuits.  Put the partner biscuit on top of the icing and rotate slightly to encourage the filling to spread out to the edges.


They are delicious, so you better get in quick because they won’t last long!


  1. yum! think i would make the buttercream with some real crushed raspberries instead of essence though (:

    1. That was the plan but I didn't end up with enough time. May give it a go next time although as you need the icing to set it may be trial and error with consistency v a strong enough taste... If you give it a go let us know the measurements you use :-)

  2. Oh the last photograph is to cute!
    And they sound so yummy!
    -Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

    1. Thanks Britney, they are yummy and I thought the last photo was just too cute to not put up. My 15 month old assistant really likes to help taste test ;-)

  3. Even though i am allergic to raspberries i can still make them for my husband. And then make my ones a different flavour. This recipe is something that i can surprise my husband with i'm glad that i found it.