Spring is here!
Ok one might say sprint started just under a month ago at the beginning of September, but now, just in the last couple of weeks or so it really feel like the season has changed. The days are getting longer and there is real warmth in the suns rays.
There’s oh so many flowers around. Just in my small front yard alone there is a delightful combination of wisteria, jasmine, daisies, roses, lavender, geraniums all blissfully flowering.
It’s probably because of all the flowers and lovely green shoots that I think spring is pretty and feminine. Much like these melting moments. They are all pretty with the different colours and say eat me outside in the sun with a cup of tea. Of course most importantly they are delicious.
Strawberry and Lemon Lime Melting Moments – recipe adapted from Super Food Ideas August 2012
250g butter softened
1/2 cup icing sugar (I used icing mixture because that’s all I had it worked out fine)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups plain flour
2/3 cup cornflour
Preheat you oven to 180 degrees, line a couple of baking trays with baking paper
Sift icing sugar into to butter and add vanilla beat until light and fluffy
Sift in flour and corn flour, mix to form soft dough
Roll a tablespoon of the dough until a ball, place on baking tray, repeat until mixture is used up making sure you leave space between each ball. What you want to is make sure the balls are all about the same size, as this will give you biscuits of the same size which is easier for sandwiching together with filling. Once you’ve done that, press down lightly on each ball with a fork to flatten it. Bake in oven swapping trays around 1/2 way through cooking until lightly golden, about 15 mins.
60g softened butter
1 cup icing sugar/icing mixture
1 tsp strawberry essence
pink food colouring
1tsp finely grated lemon rind
1/2 tps finely grated lime rind
Beat butter until light and fluffy. Sift icing sugar in, beat until combined. Put 1/2 mixture into another bow. Add strawberry essence and pink food colouring and mix well. Add lemon and lime rind to remaining icing mixture.
Spread the icing mixture over the flat side of 1/2 biscuits (probably don’t put the strawberry icing on the same biscuits as the lemon lime icing because I’m thinking it might not taste so good). Sandwich the remaining biscuits flat side down on top of iced biscuits.
Eat outside in the sun with a cup of tea