So as part of my mini-makeover of Bows&Bunnies, I thought I would open up blog topics to include one of my other favourtie hobbies… BAKING
I love to bake, because not only are baked goods pretty and tasty, but they are a lovely way of telling someone how much you care. Meals are a great way of showing someone how much you care, because you would starve without them. But I think that something sweet and fun feeds the heart .
I brought these into work, as a woman who used to work with us was bringing her new baby in to visit for the first time. He was simply adorable and the little family looked so happy <3
It’s so good to meet you! Strawberry and Lemon Melting Moments
Recipe modified from Taste
because i never met a recipe I didn’t think I could improve like to tweek things. I am pretty in love with strawberry and lemons in combination right now – for my birthday I did a glorious lemon cake with lemon curd and strawberry swiss merringue butter cream – delicious!
You will need
(for the biscuts)
250g unsalted butter
240g plain flour
95g icing sugar
105g custard powder
1 tsp lemon essence (or juice)
zest of one lemon
(for the filling)
85g unsatled butter
150g icing sugar
1 tsp strawberry essence
pink food colouring
How to do it:
Preheat your oven to 150C for fan forced (like mine) or 160C.
Cube the butter for both the biscuts and the filling and allow to come to room temperature (should take between 10-20 minutes depending on the warmth of the day).
Using the butter for the biscuts, beat until pale and creamy, about 5 minutes, add the lemon juice.
In a seperate bowl, add all of the dry increadents, plus the lemon zest. Sift into the butter and beat to combine.
Scoop out teaspoonfulls, roll into balls and placed on a baking paper lined tray (no need to grease), about 3cm apart. Press down lightly with a fork (be sure to not flatten them too much or they will go brown and crispy!)
Bake for 10-15 minutes, do not let them brown! Then put them on a wire rack to cool.
For the filling, beat the butter for about 5 minutes until light, creamy and fluffy. Add the icing sugar gradually and beat to combine.
Add the strawberry essence and pink food colouring, mix well.
To assemble, take two biscutes of the same size and sandwhich with a generous amount of filling.
Makes about 40, depending on size.
Enjoy with delicious coffee and good company