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Mousecatcher Biscuits


Biscuits, possibly like flat brandy snaps. Known from correspondence in local newspapers c1970.

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K Nordal Stene tells us that;
"We had "mousetraps" when I was a child.* People used to bring them to gatherings where the Plunket Society (for the care of babies and their mothers) for example, did the catering to raise funds. My mother made chocolate cake usually. Audrey Wright used to volunteer, "I'll bring mousetraps".
They were bread slices (toasted on one side in the oven I think, maybe not), then covered with grated ordinary ("mousetrap") cheese and scattered with small pieces of bacon and thinly sliced tomato. Possibly some very small pieces of onion. They had to be baked crisp, not soft, definitely not soggy. The bread was fairly thin, probably "sandwich sliced" white. They were cut into pieces about the size of a cracker biscuit and they were delicious savouries as long as the cook hadn't been mean with the cheese. Mrs Wright made excellent mousetraps.
*I was born at the end of the war and brought up in a small country town in the middle of Central Otago, New Zealand."

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