Sunday, August 14, 2011

Raspberry Melting Moments

Here is another of my re-creations. I recently picked up an amazingly lovely client at work who recently started her own business, Puddin' Boots. She makes all sorts of puddings, mini cakes, brownies (my personal fave) and melting moment biscuits for morning tea's, afternoon tea's and birthday parties. All of which are delicious.

You can check out her adorable website here .

I recently went out and visited her at the Hall Markets in Canberra and purchased a few of her goodies. I loved the raspberry melting moments so that I decided to make some for myself.

After a quick google, I found this recipe from which seemed perfect. One hour later I had beautiful biscuits filled with a scrumptious pink filling. This recipe is definitely a keeper and would also work well with a passionfruit or orange filling.

Raspberry Melting Moments inspired by Puddin' Boots, recipe from
125g unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
2 tablespoons custard powder
pure icing sugar, to serve

Raspberry Filling
60g unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
6 frozen raspberries, thawed

Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced and line a baking trays with baking paper.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Sift flour and custard powder over butter mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined and a soft dough forms.

Roll out dough to about 1cm thick and cut out rounds using a small round cutter (I used a 2.5cm one) and place on the prepared trays. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden. Cool on tray for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, make raspberry filling. Using an electric mixer, beat butter in a bowl until light and creamy. Add vanilla. beat to combine. Add icing sugar. beat until fluffy and well combined. Beat in raspberries.

Pipe or spread the flat side of 1 biscuit with the filling. Sandwich with 1 biscuit. Repeat with remaining biscuits and filling. Serve dusted with icing sugar.

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