Two Delicious old Favourite Biscuit Recipes

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.

Date Fingers

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.

Happy cooking!

Kookaburra Milk Jug
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