Melting Moments Recipe


Melt-in-the-mouth biscuit-like cakes with crunchy outsides.



Margarine 100 g
Caster sugar 75 g
Self raising flour 125 g
Egg (chicken) 0.5
Vanilla essence a little
Cornflakes (breakfast cereal) sufficient to cover


Oven. Mixing bowl. Bowl or plate for cornflakes. Knife to mix with. Scales (or just estimate). Baking sheet. Baking paper (or reusable equivalent). Electric mixer.

Detailed Instructions

  1. Put the 75 g of sugar and the 100 g of margarine into a mixing bowl (sugar first to reduce sticking) and cream it (i.e. whisk with the mixer until it goes pale).
  2. Mix in all the half an egg, the vanilla essence & the 125 g of self raising flour.
  3. Line baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  4. Crush the cornflakes.
  5. Turn on oven to warm up to 180°C (Gas Mark 4).
  6. Form the cake mixture into balls (about 3 cm diameter), roll them in the crushed cornflakes and put them on the tray leaving space for them to flatten out.
  7. Wash hands (before everything else in the kitchen gets greasy).
  8. Bake 15 to 20 min (ready when the cakes start to brown on the surface).
  9. Allow to cool until hard.



A passed-down family recipe but I don't know when or from where my mother got it.