Abernethy Biscuits Recipe
Cooking Time: about 10 minutes You will need:
6 oz. plain flour 1 level teaspoon
2 oz. cornflour caraway seeds or
1 level teaspoon ground caraway baking powder 1 egg
3 oz. butter about 1 tablespoon
3 oz. sugar milk
1 Sift flour, baking powder and cornflour together.
2 Rub in the butter. Add sugar and caraway seeds.
3 Mix to a firm dough with the beaten egg and milk.
4 Roll out, cut into rounds.
5 Bake in a moderate oven (350°F – Gas Mark 4).
Lemon coconut cookies
Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes You will need: 4 oz. plain flour 1 teaspoon vanilla pinch salt 4 oz. butter or margarine 1 oz. icing sugar essence lemon cream or curd coconut
3 Stir in flour and mix well.
4 Take one level dessertspoon dough for each cookie and form into a ball, flatten slightly.
5 Place the cookies 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking tray.
6 Bake in a moderately hot oven (400°F – Gas Mark 6) until lightly browned.
7 Cool on a wire tray.
8 Spread lemon cream (see below) or curd on each cookie.
9 Sprinkle with desiccated coconut.
Chocolate orange cookies: Make as above. Top the cookies with orange flavoured glace icing, 85, and sprinkle with grated chocolate. Leave in a cool place until dry.
Almond cookies: Make as above, replacing vanilla with almond essence. Press half a blanched almond in the centre of each cookie before baking.
Favourite cookies: Make as before, replacing vanilla with lemon essence. Coat cookies with thick white glac6 icing (85) and place half a glace cherry in the centre of each. Leave in a cool place to dry.