New Year Biscuit


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


  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.

  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.

  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.


The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.

— Julia Child

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