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Brighton Buttons


Batter of flour, butter, sugar with orange. Piped in small rounds, baked. Pairs sandwiched together with apricot jam, dusted with sugar.

Brighton Buttons

Although now associated with Brighton, Sussex, the receipt is first known from an article in Melbourne Age of Sept 15 1959, so may originate in the Melbourne suburb of that name, or in any of the eight Brightons in Australia.

Original Receipt from the 'Melbourne Age' - Sept 15 1959

Brighton Buttons
To make these nice biscuits with the catchy name you need 4 oz. butter or margarine, 1 oz. sieved icing sugar, 4 oz. sifted plain flour, finely grated rinds of 2 medium-size oranges, apricot jam.

Cream butter or marga-rine and sugar together un-til light and fluffy. Stir in the flour and the grated rinds, and beat lightly until well blended. Put the mix-ture into a forcing bag with a large plain tube and pipe small rounds of the mixture on to a greased baking sheet, keeping well apart. Bake in a moderately hot. oven (380 deg. F) for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheet with a spatula and cool on a wire tray. When cold sandwich to-gether with apricot Jam.

Melbourne Age - Sept 15 1959

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