Biscuits

Butter Ball Cookies

Butter Ball Cookies

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Iced VoVo

Iced VoVo

The Iced VoVo has been a favourite biscuit in my family since I can remember. Nana Ling marked this Iced VoVo recipe with a couple of crosses, her rating system for special recipes, suggesting it was popular in the family long before I was born! It's not just my...

Choc Orange Jelly Crystal Cookies

Choc Orange Jelly Crystal Cookies

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Honey Biscuits

Honey Biscuits

    This recipe for Honey Biscuits is dated January 1942 and Nana Ling has identified "Marcella" as the source of this recipe. While this suggests it could possibly be an Italian recipe, traditional honey biscuits are common across much of Europe and...

Iced Currant Fingers

Iced Currant Fingers

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Traditional Scottish Shortbread

Traditional Scottish Shortbread

    Buttery homemade shortbread is so much better than its mass-produced counterpart. And traditional Scottish Shortbread is the best of all. This recipe is from my great Nana Ling's recipe book and dated 18 July 1941. She's identified the source of the...

Butternut Cookies

Butternut Cookies

Step aside Arnott's. This is Nana Ling's Butternut Cookies recipe from 1942 – and it's marked with an X. Nana Ling marked a small number of her recipes with an X, double X or triple X. My guess is it's her very own rating system, a little like Michelin stars, where...

Paris Kisses

Paris Kisses

  This recipe was one of the first to pique my interest when I flicked through Nana Ling's recipe book. Paris Kisses – I didn't know what they were but they sounded quite irresistible. I turned to Google to find out the possible origin of this recipe and what the end...

Jam Drops

Jam Drops

They may be old-fashioned, but who can resist a Jam Drop? No wonder they still live on in supermarkets and suburban bakeries today. This recipe is super simple to prepare and bake off. Jam Drops (the way you like them) It's always tempting to take the easy road, but...

Coconut Biscuits

Coconut Biscuits

Updated: 20 June 2020 Looking for the ultimate Coconut Biscuits Recipe?  I've tried countless recipes over the years, some quite fiddly, searching for the perfect coconut biscuit (or coconut macaroon as they are sometimes called). However, I've never quite been...

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