Brandy Snaps

If you dare to devour this much sugar, the Brandy Snap makes a great partner to good coffee or use it to decorate a dessert. INGREDIENTS 2 tblspns golden syrup 2 oz butter 1/3 cup brown sugar ½ cup plain flour 2 tspns ground ginger pinch salt METHOD Place syrup, butter & brown sugar in saucepan stir over low heat till butter is melted sift flour, ginger & salt into bowl stir in butter mixture drop small teaspoonfuls onto...

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Butterscotch Biscuits

A delicious caramel like biscuit, full of crunch Ingredients 4 ozs butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg vanilla essence 2 cups S.R.Flour castor sugar for rolling Method Cream butter and sugar till soft and light, add egg and a few drops of vanilla essence Mix in flour well Small balls then lightly roll in sugar Place on greased oven trays and lightly press with a fork Moderate oven for 12 minutes or till light...

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Coconut Meringues

The word meringue puts the fear into most of us but this recipe is almost foolproof.  Remember that any failure can be crushed over ice cream or set into chocolate!! Ingredients 2 egg whites, remember with meringue there can be no yolk in the whites at all 1 1/2 cups coconut 1 cup icing sugar vanilla Method Beat egg whites till stiff, add sugar gradually and beat till thick Stir in coconut and a few drops of vanilla Place spoonfuls...

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Honey Biscuits

This recipe takes quite a lot of butter , but as there is no eggs it counteracts the cost, the taste of honey makes it a beautiful biscuit Ingredients 250 gm butter 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups S.R.flour 1 1/2 cups Plain flour Method Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy Add honey, vanilla and flours and combine well Small spoonfuls onto greased trays Moderate oven 10-15 minutes or till...

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Jam Drops

A lovely light biscuit, use any jam you like. Ingredients 4 ozs butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups S.R.flour (substitute gluten free SR flour mix) 1 egg, beaten vanilla essence jam, strawberry works best but any flavour will do Method Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy Add egg, vanilla essence and four Small spoonfuls onto greased tray Put a small dollop of jam into the centre, not too much as it will run over the edge and burn...

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Coconut Drops

A classic, the coconut  drop. Surprisingly, they taste sweet and coconutty. Ingredients 100 grams butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups S.R.flour 3/4 cup coconut Method Cream butter and sugar till smooth add egg and beat till creamy add flour and coconut alternately till mixed place small teaspoonfuls on greased trays and bake in moderate oven 10-15 minutes till light...

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Powder Puffs

This is not their true culinary name but when Nana made them, her children thought they looked like her powder puff that she applied her make up with, they were called Powder Puffs from then on. A light and fluffy little cake filled with cream. Ingredients 125 gm butter 110 gm castor sugar 1 egg 50 gm Plain flour 35 gm S.R. flour 100 gm cornflour 35 gm custard powder Vienna Cream filling 60 gm butter 120 gm icing sugar 2 teaspoons...

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Buttery Biscuits

Look, we don’t mess about with names around here. This recipe has  lot of butter so we call them buttery biscuits. That way you can’t be surprised when they turn out buttery! Also beware that this doesn’t make many cookies so you may want to double the recipe. Ingredients 8 ozs butter 1 cup castor sugar vanilla essence 2 cups  plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder cherries or almonds Method Cream butter and sugar till...

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Hildas Ginger Biscuits

These would have to be one of my favourite biscuits, our great Aunty Hilda was still baking well into her 90′s so we would be served a plate of these with our cup of tea on visiting days.  Unless you are going to make lots of batches it’s more economical to buy the condensed milk in the tube and not the tin, but a double batch of these is never a bad idea, or you could use the rest to make some rocky road fudge....

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