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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Melting Moments With Raspberries Jam & cream

Today I made another winner recipe from Masterchef Australia; Melting Moments by Julia Taylor.

I've bookmarked this recipe when Fern of To Food With Love posted her recipe in 2012 but as time passed by, I totally have forgotten about this recipe till I watched one of the episode on Masterchef on the team challenge recently.

Melting Moments with Raspberries Jam & Buttercream
Adapted from Masterchef Australia 

180g unsalted butter
60g icing sugar, sifted
60g custard powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
180g plain flour

Vanilla buttercream
100g butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
1 cup icing sugar, sifted

Raspberry jam
250g fresh or frozen raspberries
250g caster sugar
Juice of ½ a lemon
½ teaspoon gelatine powder
Icing sugar, to serve

1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two oven trays with baking paper.

2 For biscuits, cream butter for two minutes in an electric mixer with paddle attachment. Add icing sugar and custard powder and mix until combined. Sift the baking powder and flour together then add to the dough and mix well. Roll dough into 40g balls, place on a baking paper lined baking tray and press each ball with a fork to leave an indent. Bake biscuits for 16-18 minutes or until light golden. Stand on trays 5 minutes to cool then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

3 For buttercream, whisk butter and vanilla until smooth. Add icing sugar and beat until mixture forms a paste, the consistency of thick icing. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle.

4 For jam, place raspberries, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan and cook for 20-30 minutes until thickened. Mix gelatine powder with one tablespoon cold water together. Remove the jam from the heat, stir through gelatine mixture. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and cool in the fridge.

5 To assemble, place a spoonful of cooled jam on the base of half the biscuits. Pipe buttercream in a circle onto the base of the other half of the biscuits. Gently press one of each biscuit together to form a melting moment. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

You can make the raspberries jam or strawberry jam one day ahead.  If not, use the store bought jam of your choice.

This cookies really do melt in your mouth and with the buttercream and raspberries jam to go with it, all goes really well together; a sweet treat dessert for my tea break!


  1. This sweet also perfect to serve after a good meal!

  2. mmmmmmm! i love melting moments.. yours look sooooo delicate .. i love to have some melted in me mouth now Mel Mel!

  3. I don't think I've ever had melting moments before. These look absolutely drool-worthy with the layers of cream and jam... mmmmmmmmmmmm... i think my nephews will love this! maybe i'll make this for them next week, but with shortcuts ie. whipped cream and bottled jam, hehe! ^^

    playing with the fonts in your sign-offs, eh? didn't really notice your "experiments" previously.. but this font is quite obviously different that made me take a look and compare. nice!

    1. No problems going for the shortcuts on bottled jam and whipped cream; they still taste YUMs!!
      I think I have short term memory; whenever I finished using one font, I forgot what font I have used in my previous that is why one is different with the other.

  4. Hi Mel, lovely Melting Moments with home made raspberry jam & vanilla buttercream. I made a batch of these cookies early this year as my CNY cookies ... recipe uses cornflour + plain flour. Will try out your recipe using custard powder ... thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow... these are look so good huh! I love the fillings so much too :)

  6. What can I say Mel, your melting moments look as good as Julia's.

  7. Lovely melting moments, Mel! Looks very good, and so perfect with a mug of tea!

  8. Mel,
    I love this kinda melting cookies pairing with lovely vanilla buttercream and jam.
    Simply delicious! Yum!

  9. These are really pretty, i love staring at dainty looking cookies, getting to eat them makes it better though :))

  10. very lovely indeed and you even make your own jam..whoever you are sharing these melting moments with, it sure melt their hearts too :)

  11. These look so pretty! I could have a few of these at one go!