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Barbar's Melting Moments


4oz butter / or other fat

2oz sugar

4oz plain flour

1tsp baking powder

1 oz porridge oats (and a few more for coating)

1/2 egg

2tsp lemon juice


1. Cream together 4 oz of butter or other fat (the original recipe has 3oz vegetable lard / 10z butter) with 2 oz caster sugar.

2. Mix 4 oz plain flour with 1tsp baking powder and 1 oz porridge oats

3. To the butter mixture Add 1/2 egg, 2tsp lemon juice, the flour and the oats.

4. Knead to a firm mixture.

5. Roll into large walnut size balls

6. Roll in a few oats (kids enjoy this bit!)

7. place on a greased baking tray and press down in the centre lightly popping a cherry on the top.

8. Bake at 180 conventional oven (160 fan) 15-20 mins until pale broan

9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

You can brush them with lemon water icing after if you want extra sweetness / tang.