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.