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Lancashire Biscuits


Paste of flour, oatmeal, fat, ginger and treacle formed into c1in balls, baked so as to fall into rounds.

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Lancashire Biscuits
2 rounded tablespoons self raising flour
4 rounded tablespoons oatmeal
2 rounded tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1 level teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of salt
1 ounce margarine or lard
1 rounded tablespoon syrup or treacle
Hot water

Methodology: Mix all the dry ingredients together, and rub in the fat.
Bind to a stiff paste with the syrup or treacle dissolved in a little hot water, adding more as required.
Form into small balls of equal size, and place well apart on a greased tray.
Bake in a moderate oven for 15 to 20 minutes, and cool on a wire tray.
Oven heat: gas mark 4 or D; 375 degrees F.

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