When I was little, we spent a lot of time at my Nana Cynthia’s house, and she involved us in making many delicious things. Several of my favourite recipes have come from her. Whether eating or hanging out, the kitchen was the centre of the home and definitely her domain – most of my memories of her are in her kitchen, a lit cigarette1 in one hand, and a glass of Papa’s home-made, sweet red wine in the other, telling me stories about her life as a teenager in and near London during WWII.
When my sister Cassie was young, she had a craving for Nana’s Tea Biscuits, and called her up to get the recipe, which is why I have it now, including the recipe card that Cassie copied it down on, which has been in my mom’s recipe box since the late 80s.
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2/3 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Stir till mixture clings
- Knead 10 times.
- Pat out to 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut in circles (use a juice glass) on an un-greased cookie sheet.
- bake 10 minutes, until golden.
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