Melting Moments


IMG_20151015_222840[1] 15/10/2015

Yet another basic recipe with store cupboard ingredients that tastes absolutely amazing. Don’t be scared of using lard. It gives a wonderful crisp finish to the bake. I also recommend using almond extract. It works really well with the little buttery bakes which, as their name states, melt away when you bite.


  • 1 ½ oz butter or margarine
  • 2 ½ oz lard
  • 3oz caster sugar
  • ½ egg, beaten
  • Few drops of vanilla or almond extract
  • 5oz self raising flour
  • Rolled oats for coating
  • 4-5 glace cherries, quartered


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease 2 baking sheets. Cream together the butter or margarine, lard and sugar then gradually beat in the egg and vanilla or almond extract.
  2. Stir the flour into the beaten mix then roll into 16-20 small balls in your hands.
  3. Spread the rolled oats on a sheet of greaseproof paper and toss the balls in them to coat evenly
  4. Place the balls, spaced slightly apart, on the prepared baking sheets. Place a piece of cherry on top of each and bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.



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