New Year Biscuit

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Ingredients:
1 1/4 pound lump sugar
the rind of a lemon
1/2 pint milk
1/2 pound butter
2 pounds flour
sodium bicarbonate
2 eggs

Preparation:

  1. Boil a pound and a quarter of lump sugar, upon which you have rubbed the rind of a lemon, in half a pint of milk.
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  3. When cold, rub half a pound of butter with two pounds of flour, make a hole in the centre, pour in the milk, with as much carbonate of soda as would lie upon a sixpence, and a couple of eggs.
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  5. Mix the whole into a smooth paste, lay it out upon your baking-sheet in whatever flat shapes you please, and bake them in a very warm oven. The proper way to shape these biscuits is by wooden blocks having pineapples, leaves, and other devices carved on them.

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Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart. — Erma Bombeck

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