Here a couple more recipes from the Normanhurst Boys’ High School Ladies’ Auxiliary. My partner is a Normanhurst Old Boy, and went there in the 1960s.
Monte Carlo biscuits have always been my downfall!
Monte Carlo Biscuits
4oz. shortening 1 dessertspoon honey
1 egg 1 dessertspoon coconut
few drops vanilla 8 ozs. flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoons bicarb. soda
4 oz. sugar
Cream shortening and sugar, add egg and continue to beat, add honey, vanilla and coconut. Sift flour, cream of tartar and bicarb. soda and add. Place mixture in teaspoons on greased slide. Bake in moderate oven until golden brown, approximately 12 minutes. When cool join together with raspberry jam and filling of 1 oz. butter, 4 oz. icing sugar and vanilla creamed together.
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
4 ozs. margarine
1 cup dates
1 beaten egg
Melt together brown sugar and margarine then beat in egg. Add 1 1/2 cups S.R. flour and dates. Spread into tray about 7″ x 10″. Bake in moderate oven until golden brown (about 1/2 hour). Cool a little and cut into fingers.