There is something about baking which cheers me up. I have spent the morning baking - these wonderfully politically-incorrect biscuits, a Chocolate Courgette Cake, a ginger cake using a new-to-me recipe which looks a pancake failure (OH will eat it though), and I have a batch of Sugar Biscuits about to go in the oven. Recipes will follow.
This recipe was passed on to me by my dear friend Mary, who used to make huge batches of these to serve with her Yorkshire Farmhouse Teas when she and her husband farmed in Yorkshire.
NIG NOG BISCUITS
1/2 cup S-R flour
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup sugar
1 tblspn cold water (oops - forgot that today!)
3 oz margarine
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 dessertspoon golden syrup (or treacle if you prefer).
Melt fats and syrup in pan. Mix Bicarb with water and pour onto dry ingredients. Form into small balls and bake in a moderate oven (350 deg.) for about 15 mins - I have a fan oven and they were done in 9 mins!
You will be glad to hear that the baking HAS cheered me up.