After Michel's dad ( a baker) pointed out how much crap they put in biscuits these days, I decided to make my own for our little emperador. I was really keen to get going on my bikkie batch a week when I found mum's Good Housekeeping's Cake Making (4th edition printed in 1953). It was awarded to her in 1959, she can't remember why. It's well worn, and it has very simple variations on different biscuits and cakes as well as tips. The great thing is that you don't need lots of fancy ingredients (unless you consider dripping as fancy..... a bit exotic these days) basically it's butter (or other fats) flour, and flavours. It does get fancy later, but am not into the big buffy pink things!! It's advertised as having coloured plates!!!
I have been working through the biscuit section, and may move onto basic cakes! We can't get past the "dam pops" (jam drops) though. They are egg free, this is before allergy free cooking, so I can give them to my non eggie friends.....we love them for the jam!!