Biscuits, Slices, Cakes Haiku

Biscuits, Slices, Cakes.

Brownies, Confectionery.

Desserts, Puddings, Tarts

Milo Biscuits

This recipe came from a fund raising cookbook put together by the Salvation Army Home League in my grandmother’s town almost thirty years ago.

Nana C had been brought up in the Church of England in an area and time where people didn’t usually marry out of their own religion. The family story is that as a child, Nana told her mother she was going to marry a black haired boy who she met on her first day of school.

The black haired boy was Pa, and he was a Catholic. Nana converted to Catholicism when she and Pa married, but continued to attend church services, flower shows, balls and anything else that was going with both the Anglicans and the Catholics. Nana also attended events put on by other religious denominations around town and in later life, added the Salvation Army’s entertainments to her regular mix of outings. 

1 egg

1 C self raising flour

3/4 C sugar

2 Tblspns Milo

125 gm melted butter

Beat the egg and sugar together in a large bowl, then mix in the flour and Milo, then the melted butter.

Roll into teaspoon sized balls and place on oven tray, leaving room for biscuits to spread out, otherwise you will end up with one enormous biscuit.

Bake at 170.C for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Let the biscuits cool on the tray for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Makes about 30 biscuits. 


White Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits


A discount confectionery shop recently opened at my local shops. The stock changes all the time, so if you see a product you want, you need to grab it then and there as it may not be available the next time you shop.

A couple of months ago the shop was selling 230 gram packets of Cadbury White Chocolate Baking Chips for $1. The chocolate chips were almost out of date, but as chocolate doesn’t really go off I bought ten packs, and have been making biscuits almost constantly since then. I adapted the recipe from the packet to create these.

125 gm butter

1/2 C brown sugar

1/3 C caster sugar

1 egg

1 tspn vanilla extract

1 and a 1/2 C self raising flour

1/2 C white chocolate chips

60 gm chopped glace ginger

Cream the butter and sugars together and then beat in the vanilla extract and the egg.

Fold in the flour using a metal spoon, then mix in the chocolate chips and ginger.

Roll the mixture into teaspoon sized balls, then bake at 160.C for approximately 12 to 15 minutes. Let the biscuits cool on the tray for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Makes about 40 biscuits.

Leonie’s Mum’s Rice Bubble Slice

Rice Bubble Slice

I had a lovely friend in Secondary School who always brought an extra piece of her mother’s Rice Bubble Slice to share with me at recess. When my family moved interstate when I was fourteen, she gave me the recipe. I’ve been making Leonie’s mother’s slice for my family and friends ever since.

125 gm (4 oz) butter

1/3 C sugar

3 Tblspns honey

4 C Rice Bubbles

1/2 C coconut

Place the butter, sugar and honey into a large saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Mix in the Rice Bubbles and coconut, and press into a 7″ x 11″ slice tray. Cut into squares after ten minutes before refrigerating.