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Classic Lemon Melting Moments

Posted on: May 5, 2021, in Latest News, Umngazi Recipes


  • 250g butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup custard powder


  • 60g butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind


  • Step 1

Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Sift flour and custard powder over butter mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until soft dough forms.

  • Step 2

Roll level tablespoons of dough into 32 balls. Place on prepared trays, leaving room for spreading. Using a fork dipped in flour, lightly flatten each biscuit until 1cm thick. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden. Cool on tray for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Step 3

Meanwhile, make filling using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and lemon rind in a bowl until light and creamy.

  • Step 4

Spread the flat side of 1 biscuit with 2 teaspoons filling. Sandwich with 1 biscuit. Repeat with the remaining biscuits and filling.

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