Friday, February 09, 2007
Well as promised here is my recipe for melting moments. It is a very old recipe that I have been doing since I was about 15, I remember my Auntie Rose making them when we went to there for the the day. Mum and I went on the train from Harlow to Bush Hill Park in the summer holidays, we often used to go during holidays - so I guess I was 13 or 14. She says she doesn't remember and neither does my Mum! So it is in 'old money' I am afraid - my scales has a choice so I just stick to the old value!
8oz Margerine or butter, I always use the block variety
Cream both of these together
then add a
beaten egg - carry on creaming together and add some of the flour if it 'curdles'
add a drop of vanilla Essence, then fold in
10oz Self raising flour
The mixture is a stiff mixture and will look like this:
Roll into balls and roll in crushed cornflakes (I put mine cornflakes into a deep dish as it saves mess going everywhere!) or porridge oats, add a half cherry on top, they will spread out so make sure you leave enough room between them on the baking sheet and then cook for 15 – 20 mins in a moderate oven (gas mark 5 180c), they should be slightly brown, leave to cool for a few minutes then lift them with a spatula/slice. You can make them as big or as small as you fancy - just adjust the cooking time slightly. I made 18 this size, and they took 20 mins to cook
I have substituted Cocoa for flour - a couple of ounces, and have rolled them in Coco pops as I didn't have any cornflakes, and they seemd to be popular!
I shall do some catching up tomorrow, with some cards.