Monday, 24 March 2014

Melting Moments with Cream and Jam

I know, I've just posted something sweet. Nevertheless I do it again right now. There was a selection on my table of various posts to choose from, but since there is just one week left of March and I still wanted to do a real post for Bloggers Around the World - Great Britain. Browsing through my British Tea Time cookbook I came to the conclusion I should have a go at melting moments.

Just thinking further for a moment I wanted melting moments with cream and jam.

150 g butter
80 g icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
150 g flour
Pinch of salt
Whipped cream with yet some more vanilla extract (or use some clotted cream, if you have)
Your favourite jam (I used strawberry jam with even more vanilla in it)

As you can see from the list above, it's all about vanilla. Hey, vanilla is absolutely gorgeous and when I have the chance to use it in something sweet, I go for it.
Now let us have a go at the dough for the melting moments. First of all we start by creaming the butter with the icing sugar and the vanilla extract. 
Then comes the egg and a bit more beating.
If you are in the mood you can add the pinch of salt and sift in the flour. If not, add the pinch of salt and chuck in the flour.
Mix everything well together so that you are able to make little balls of dough afterwards.
Have a baking tray with baking paper ready and heat up the oven to 180 °C.
Choose your right kind of size for the balls depending on how big you want your melting moments. I went for slightly larger balls as you normally would. Place them in distance on your tray and slightly flatten them with a fork.
Bake them for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, but not burned. Make sure you really have the right temperature. I mixed things a bit up, because I am not 100% familiar with my oven yet. So I baked them a while on 160 °C. In the end they needed a bit longer and not all looked nice.
Whatsoever, cool them on a wire rack before putting them together like sandwiches with your vanilla whipped cream and jam. Right now this moment, while writing this down, I think of how lovely it would have been to use some lovely Cornish clotted cream to put between the two halves ... maybe next time. Or just imagine it would be.

After then you can enjoy them with a nice cup of tea. So, when you are observant it's no big deal and you have some lovely melting moments with vanilla and cream.
On the other hand, though, when the time for strawberries has arrived in your neighbourhood you can go ahead and make your own strawberry jam as well. That would be something great. In the meantime then, you have to be satisfied with the best jam you can get.


  1. Are you sure you like vanilla Chris? These look fabulous indeed and a lovely idea to sandwich them with jam and cream. I'd be very happy to have a few on hand here.

    1. Why not?! Yes, it's good to have some on hand even though there is no chocolate at all in them. However, there might still be ways and means to do something about that.

  2. I love melting moments, you've reminded me to make some.

    1. It's good to hear that I could help. Any time ...

  3. It's been a bit rainy here ...would love a plate of these and a warm cup of tea right now :)


    1. Sure ... that would make any rainy day a better day!

  4. Never made them myself, but they look fab! Quaint and elegant

    1. Thank you, Galina. Well, you see, they can be made quite easily.


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