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easy bake melting moments

Easy bake melting moments are a quick and simple bake. We’ve filled ours with buttercream and passion fruit curd for a sharp twist.

Easy bake melting moments are a classic biscuit. These biscuits are not only simple to bake but they look impressive. Best of all you can fill them with your choice of flavours or just dip them in chocolate! Melting moments are simple shortbread type biscuits, usually filled with vanilla buttercream.

Light buttery melting moment biscuits sandwiched together with blackberry curd and buttercream on top of a glass cake stand in front of a blue mottled backdrop.

Filling the biscuits:

As well as the vanilla buttercream, we decided to add some homemade blackberry curd to add some sharpness and balance out the sweetness. You could also add some lemon zest to the buttercream and substitute the blackberry curd, for either passion fruit or lemon curd instead. Whilst we have made the curd fresh, a shop bought curd would work really well. If filling be sure to leave to cool, otherwise you will melt the buttercream filling.

Melting moments also called Vienesse Whirls closeup sandwiched together with fresh blackberry curd and buttercream against a dark blur backdrop on a scalloped edge glass cake stand.

You can also dip the biscuits in chocolate before sandwiching together with the butter cream. For a chocolate orange twist add some orange zest to the buttercream and add some orange curd in place of the blackberry. They look like they’ve taken a lot of effort but are one of the most simple bakes we have on our blog.

Light buttery biscuits sandwiched together with blackberry curd and buttercream on top of a glass cake stand in front of a dark blue backdrop and a pale pink napkin underneath.

These biscuits are not that dissimilar to custard creams, without the yellow hue from the custard powder. A great bake for young children keen on getting into the kitchen. Just make sure you space them well in the oven as they do expand a bit when you bake them. Once the dough is made you can roll into small balls and press down gently with a fork. However if you want a prettier shaped biscuit pop the dough into an icing bag fitting with a star shaped nozzle. If you want to make them look extra special, you can paint some red food colouring down the inside of the piping bag. The result is simple but effective, a pretty two tone biscuit.

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Light buttery biscuits sandwiched together with blackberry curd and buttercream on top of a glass cake stand in front of a blue mottled backdrop with a banner on the bottom that reads melting moments and lost in food, the author.

Some other simple bakes to try:

If you like this recipe try our Simple Custard Creams our Chocolate Tiffin, our Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies, our Chocolate & Pecan Brownies or our Tweed Squares Traybake. All easy straight forward bakes for children that require just a little supervision. If you enjoyed this bake have a look at our Ultimate Guide to Baking with Kids, full of great recipe suggestions for baking with children.

Melting Moments

A classic traditional biscuit, these melting moments are simple to bake but look like you've spent hours slaving over them and best you can fill them with your choice of flavours or just dip in chocolate!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 408kcal



  • 250 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 60 g icing sugar (sifted)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 50 g cornflour


  • 125 ml milk (full fat preferably)
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 125 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 tbsp fruit curd



  • In a mixer beat together the butter and icing sugar until soft and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and continue to mix. Next add the sifted flour and cornflour and mix together until smooth. This will be a fairly thick consistency.
  • At this stage you can form into balls on place on lightly greased baking sheet and press down with a fork to flatten or alternatively to achieve the look in the photo prepare a piping bag with a star shaped tip on the end. If you want to be decorative, you can paint strips of a paste/gel food colouring of your choice in the bag before adding the mixture. This gives the two-tone colour in the photo. Pipe onto the baking sheet in a circle to form a biscuit of your choice of size. You don't want them too large and they will be sandwiched together, about 4-5cm is good.
  • Chill the biscuits for about 15 minutes in the fridge before baking so they hold their shape in the oven. Bake at 180C (160C fan) for about 12 minutes. You want them only to be a pale golden colour. Let rest on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.


  • For the filling, heat the milk and flour in a small pan, whisking constantly until it reaches boiling and thickens. Cook until the flour is cooked out. Remove from heat. Take a piece of cling film and place directly on top of the mixture to stop a film from forming. Allow to cool completely.
  • Once the flour mixture has cooled, beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and continue to beat until light and creamy. Add half of the fruit curd and continue to beat together.
  • Finally, take half the biscuits and add a small amount of the remaining fruit curd either with a spoon or piping bag. On the other half of the biscuits pipe the filling. Once all biscuits are topped place them together, one half filling and the other half passion fruit curd. Serve.
  • These biscuits have a short shelf life and should be eaten within a couple of days, otherwise they loose their crispness and become soft.


The fillings and colours can easily be changed to any curd or jam if you so choose. We've added blackberry curd to the filling. However passion fruit or lemon curd would also work, raspberry and strawberry jam also give delicious results.
Alternatively you can easily dip the biscuits in melted chocolate and leave them as individual biscuits instead of sandwiches.
Nutrition Facts
Melting Moments
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 798IU16%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

• Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only •

Course : Baking, Snack
Cuisine : British
Keyword : biscuits, easy baking, home baking, traditional biscuits
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Jacqui : Only Crumbs Remain

Friday 26th of June 2020

Oh wow these look amazing. I’ve just made blackcurrant cord it would be perfect for these


Wednesday 12th of August 2020

Jacqui sorry your comment got put into our spam! Thanks, I do love blackcurrants. I made all jelly this year and gutted I didn't save a little bit for some curd! Cheers, Michelle