Home Baked Sweet Treats for your Valentine!

February 08, 2014

Having trouble deciding what to do for a valentine, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone who you are admiring from afar?  The Gift Loft has some great gift ideas to help you! See our Valentine's Day Collection. We can deliver to you or to your valentine on 14 February (but order soon - especially for South Island deliveries). We will package your gift in stylish gift wrap, including red organza ribbon; or striped red and white ribbon and swing tags.

Home Baked Melting Moments Biscuits

For a value Valentine's Day gift that comes from the heart, why not bake some old fashioned biscuits, like Melting Moments?  Delicious to give someone as a gift, they are also fun to share while watching a movie or enjoying a picnic together.  Try this recipe and impress!

Melting Moments. Source: Alexa Johnston, "A Second Helping, More from Ladies, a Plate"

170g butter, at room temperature;

55g icing sugar;

170g plain flour;

55g cornflour;

1tsp baking powder.

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 deg celcius.
  2. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Sift together the icing sugar, flour, cornflour and baking powder.
  4. Cream the butter in a mixer (or by hand) until it is light and fluffy. Mix in the dry ingredients to make a firm dough.
  5. Take teaspoonfuls of mixture and roll them into balls. Place on the baking trays and press down with a fork.
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, rotating the trays and swapping them from top to bottom in the oven, after 10 minutes. Once the biscuits are pale gold with slightly brown bottoms, remove from oven and cool on a rack.
  7. Filling: 1 large Tbspn butter; 2 heaped Tbspns icing sugar; 2 tsp boiling water. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the boiling water. Pour in the sifted icing sugar and mix to form a smooth paste.  Spread small amounts of filling on to half of the biscuits and place another, matching in size, biscuit on top to form a biscuit sandwich. Use enough filling so that it is visible between the top and bottom biscuit.
  8. Let the filling set, then store the biscuits in an air tight container.

A Gift Idea: purchase a noodle box or some little cellophane sealable bags from your local $2 Shop. On Valentine's Day, add as many biscuits that will fit in the box or the bag. Tie a ribbon around the bag and add a swing tag with your message, or place a ribbon around the noodle box and add a swing tag message.  Fun, quick and easy and made with lots of love!

Take your baked treats on a picnic!  We have gorgeous picnic baskets and, if you have no time to bake, picnic hampers full of delicious foods to share with your Valentine. See our Sweet & Savoury Picnic Hamper; our Sweet Hamper; and our Chocolate Hamper, full of high quality chocolates and chocolate creams.





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