tisdag 3 februari 2009

Afternoon tea

Here is a recipe from another old cook book — but I don't know how old.
Tea Biscuit
Melt half a pound of butter in a quart of warm milk; add a spoonful of salt, sift two pounds of flour, make a hole in the centre, put in three table-spoonsful of yeast, add the milk and butter; make a stiff paste; when quite light, knead it well, roll it out an inch thick, cut it with a tumbler, prick them with a fork, bake in buttered pans, with a quick heat; split and butter before sending them to table.
From "Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers" by Elizabeth E. Lea.
If you don't think it is enough with the biscuits try Maureen's carrot cake.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Have you tried the tea biscuits yet, Margaretha? The recipe seems to use a great deal of butter but perhaps it makes a lot of biscuits? I think many old recipes are too rich for our modern tastes.

    My late father-in-law always insisted on using the old word 'receipts' for recipes. I'm sure he would have approved of this one.

  2. No, I haven't tried it - I too thought it sounded as a lot of butter, but it is quite a lot of flour too. I'm sure it makes more biscuits than I want. If I make it I probably halve it.

    I find it so interesting how languages change - both spelling and vocabulary.