Sunday, June 3, 2012

nom nom


Strictly speaking, this

isn't on my plate -- but it WAS last week.

(sorry you missed it)

Here is a recipe for the yummiest bikkies, it's from a Family Circle Junior Cookbook that's at least 20 years old.


1/2 cup milk
1 tspn vinegar (NOT Balsamic!)
125 g butter (soft) (do not ask if you can use margarine) (margarine isn't even food)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tspn grated lemon rind
1 3/4 cups SR flour
1 tspn baking soda (bicarb)
1/4 tspn salt

1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
zest of a lemon


heat your oven to 180 C (350 F)

pour the vinegar into the milk and leave it to go sour (it'll look a bit lumpy and gross)

beat butter, sugar, egg and rind till smooth

sift in the flour, baking soda and salt

add the sour milk and mix it together well. It MAY be very sticky, that's OK.

drop teaspoons of the mix onto a tray and give them some room to spread.

bake 12 minutes or so, one tray at a time. If you don't bake them till golden, they'll be delightfully chewy.

take the tray from the oven and leave the biscuits to cool a minute, then slide onto a wire tray to cool and crisp up.

mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice, and spread it over the bikkies while they're warm (not hot) -- the glaze will drip off the sides so make sure you can wipe the surface under the tray. Sprinkle with a little zest and allow to cool if you can bear waiting.

The recipe says this makes 48, but I don't actually know -- they've never survived long enough for me to count the whole batch.

These delicious babies are best served with a nice hot cup of tea.

Enjoy :)

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