Royalty? Just a heads up that we could get a little regal at the end of this delicious recipe – an afternoon tea favourite that won’t take all day to make…
(originally from a Good Housekeeping Recipe book)
Makes about 24
100g. (4oz) butter or alternative – butter is best.
75g (3oz) caster sugar
150g (5-6oz) self raising flour
1 egg yolk
Few drops of vanilla essence
2 or 3 handfuls of crushed cornflakes
1. Pre-heat oven to Gas mark 5 (375F, 190C) Adjust for fan ovens
2. Grease 2 fairly large baking sheets
3. Cream the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon (or a mixer if available).
4. When the mixture is pale and ‘fluffy’ beat in the egg yolk and vanilla essence
5. Stir in the flour to make a smooth dough and divide the mixture into 24 pieces, or thereabouts.
6. Form each piece into a ball, roll in crushed cornflakes and flatten slightly.
7. Place on baking sheets, leaving space to rise.
8. Put into pre-heated oven, not too near the top, for 15-20 minutes until turning golden brown
9. Remove from oven, leave to cool for a couple of minutes then carefully lift off the tins on to a wire tray to cool completely.
I used to make batch after batch of melting moments – they disappeared off the cooling tray very quickly in my house. I hope you manage to save a few for afternoon tea 🙂
And now the posh bit!
Afternoon Tea helps you create a regal afternoon tea – no need for pomp and ceremony 🙂 Find out more here