PATRON +RECIPE WEDNESDAY: 1868 Recipes – hard biscuits & Bread and Butter pudding

HARD BISCUITS – Warm two ounces of butter in as much skimmed mild as will make one pound of flour into a stiff paste. Beat it with a rolling pin and work it smooth. Prick them full of holes with a fork. Six minutes will bake them.

BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING – Butter a dish, and lay thin slices of bread and butter all over it. Strew on a few currants, than a row of bread and butter, then currants again, and so on until the dish be full. Then take a pint of milk; beat up four eggs, a little salt, and half a nutmeg, grated. Mix all together, with sugar to taste. Pour it over and bake it half an hour.


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One comment

  1. Why would they make “hard” biscuits? I like them soft and flaky!

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