This recipe comes from my great, great Aunty Kate. Just how is she my great aunty? It's kind of a hoot to explain: When my grandparents met at dance in Balmain in late 1940's they had no idea they were already related. By marriage that is. (Phew I hear you all exhale!) Aunty Kate was both my grandparents aunty..!
It turned out my Grandfather's Aunt had married my Grandmother's Uncle. They had never met until that point though could have potentially many times before. My Nanny used to go with her Mother to Aunty Kate's house as a child on a regular basis, my great grandmother and Aunty Kate were sisters in law, married to two brothers (a butcher and baker no less). Both loved to bake and would spend an afternoon a week baking together for their families. Katie's biscuits was one of these recipes.
The recipe my Nan sent me on(On email no less, how times of changed) makes 6 dozen biscuits, so I divided it in half...
They are quite a nice biscuit actually, but I make and eat them knowing they are part of my history. That's a lovely feeling.
1 heaped cup plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1 cup brown sugar
125g butter, melted
1/2 cup dried fruit/nuts whatever takes your fancy (I used some finely chopped dried apple and some sultanas)
Preheat oven to 190 degrees c
Mix all ingredients together
Drop heaped teaspoons onto baking trays (no need to grease)
Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly brown on top.
Does your family have family recipes? Are they shared freely?
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