Melting Moments

Melting moments

For the days when you need a little something sweet and you’ve run out of biscuits, these take 10 minutes to prepare.  This recipe is from Perfect Cooking, published by the Parkinson Stove Company in 1950, one of many books produced to promote cookers. These books were a staple source of recipes for the housewives of the 40s and 50s. These were the biscuits I was brought up on … aahh sweet memories. My mother used to make these with half lard, half butter (I suppose we were lucky it wasn’t dripping).

Melt 8oz butter in a saucepan, allow to cool, then add the following ingredients sifted together: 6oz plain flour, 2oz cornflour, 2oz icing sugar. When mixed place a spoonful at a time on a baking sheet and cook for 15 – 20 minutes on reg 4 , 350 F or 180 C

I usually add a few drops of vanilla essence. You can also roll them in oats like those in the photograph or add cocoa powder, or dried ginger or anything you want really.

Love old books? Visit Ninevah House and see a selection of my old gardening and cookery books. Don’t see what you want? Ask me and I’ll try to find it.

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