In Food on Friday 7th Dec, 2018

Melting moments with mixed berry filling

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These bite-sized treats are great for guests. Source: YouTube - MotherBee

These classic treats have a bit of a fruity twist with the addition of berries. Staying true to their name, the shortbread biscuits are baked to perfection and will simply melt in your mouth with that classic buttery and soft texture. These bite-sized treats are great for guests, sweet treats for a packed lunch or just to snack on with an afternoon cuppa. Enjoy!


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar mixture
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1 tbsp custard powder
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind

Mixed berry filling

  • 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon rind


  1. Preheat oven to 160C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. 
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter in a bowl until very pale. Add the flour, icing sugar, cornflour, custard powder and lemon rind and stir until just combined. 
  3. Roll teaspoons of mixture into balls. Divide among the lined trays, 3cm apart. Use a fork lightly dusted in cornflour to gently flatten each ball. 
  4. Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 10 minutes. Set aside on the trays to cool completely. 
  5. Meanwhile, to make the mixed berry filling, cook berries in a smalls saucepan over low heat for 2 minutes. 
  6. Cook for a further 2 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.
  7. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Discard solids. Set aside to cool completely. 
  8. Use an electric to beat the butter in a medium bowl until very pale. Add the icing sugar and beat until well combined. 
  9. Add the berry puree, lemon juice and lemon rind and beat until well combined. 
  10. Spread the mixed berry filling over the flat side of half the biscuits. Sandwich with the remaining biscuits. 

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