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Cressing Biscuits

Plain biscuits filled with a butter cream, supposedly from Cressing near Braintree (J.Salmon)

Original Receipt adapted from essextouristguide.com

Cressing Biscuits -

Ingredients: 4 oz. flour, 3 oz. sugar, 2 oz. margarine, 2 oz. lard, 1 cup rolled oats,½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon hot water, 1 teaspoon golden syrup
Butter Cream: 5 oz. icing sugar, 3 oz. margarine, vanilla essence

Set oven to 350ºF or Mark 4. In a bowl cream together the margarine, lard and sugar. Sift the flour together with the bicarbonate of soda and the baking powder and mix into the creamed mixture, together with the oats, syrup and hot water. Form into 24 walnut size balls and cook, well spaced, on a greased baking sheet for 10-15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Make up the butter cream by beating together the icing sugar, margarine and a little vanilla essence and use to sandwich the biscuits when cold.

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