Sweet Moments

Diet? Lets just throw that idea out the window. Everything comes down simply to balance. I've lately set a new rule in our home and that is we can eat sweets but only if we make them ourselves. It works out quite well as then you need time and effort to allocate to making something you will truly appreciate and savour. 

These melting moments are a great treat but also for when having guests over for afternoon tea. The best part is that they are fast and easy to make! 

So forget Paleo. Forget sugar free. Just forget all that crap. Keep it real. 

 

You'll need:

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (115g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (45g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1/3 cup (50g) custard powder
  • 60g butter, softened, extra
  • 2/3 cup (110g) icing sugar mixture, extra
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

To make them:

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper. Use an electric mixer to beat butter until pale and creamy. Add the flour, icing sugar and custard powder and use a wooden spoon to stir to combine.

  • Use your hands to roll teaspoonsful of the dough mixture into balls. Place the balls 3cm apart on the lined trays. Use a fork dusted in icing sugar to gently flatten. Bake in preheated oven, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from oven and set aside for 30 minutes to cool.

  • Use an electric mixer to beat the extra butter and icing sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the lemon rind and juice and beat until combined. Spread the butter mixture over the flat side of half the biscuits and sandwich together with remaining biscuits.

I added passionfruit pulp to the filling