Earl Grey Melting Moments Recipe

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Today I'm sharing a recipe of two of my favourite things combined - earl grey tea and melting moments! I don't know why, but I had the idea that the aromatic earl grey flavour would work really well with the smooth buttery goodness of a melting moment bikkie, and I was right! It does actually work! So here's how you do it, if you'd like to make some for yourself. 

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What you'll need:

  • 360g butter
  • 120g icing sugar
  •  360g plain flour
  • 120g custard powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 earl grey tea bags

Filling: 

  • 120g butter
  • 340g icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons of milk
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Method:

1. pre-heat oven to 160 degrees c. Remove tea from teabags.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Sift custard powder and plain flour 3 times, then add to the butter and sugar mixture. Stir through vanilla extract and loose earl grey tea. 

3. On a lined baking tray, roll large teaspoons of mixture into balls. Press mixture down lightly with a fork, then bake for 15-20 minutes.

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4. To make filling, cream butter and icing sugar together in a medium bowl. 

5. Add vanilla extract, then gradually add milk while beating well. Add food colouring as desired. 

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I hope you like this delicious, melt in the mouth recipe! Be sure to enjoy with a cup of your favourite earl grey brew!