Truth Universally Acknowledged

The title of this blog is an obvious reference to my favourite author, Jane Austen. My other great inspiration is Ella Fitzgerald. I intend this site to be general musings about things which interest me, and hopefully you as well.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

I'm a girl in her twenties living in New Zealand - of Irish and Scottish descent. I'm married to a wonderful guy and we live in a tiny house in the suburbs with a menagerie of soft toys and model aircraft. My main occupations at the moment are attempting to become and author and surviving my day job... wish me luck!


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Wednesday, 2 March 2005

Recipe: Sultana biscuits

This recipe is from Jo Seager's "Sugar & Spice", and is a somewhat healthier alternative to chocolate chip biscuits. It's also something you can bake if you're out of eggs. A note to hurried bakers - you need to allow time for the wet ingredients to cool, so it's a good idea to go away and do something else in the meantime. Don't preheat your oven until you get back.

In a large saucepan, melt 125g butter. Then add 1/2 C white sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 desertspoon of golden syrup, and one teaspoon of baking soda. Mix until it fizzes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Stir in 1 and 3/4 C flour, 1/2 C sultanas and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence. Mix well. Roll into little golf balls and place on a well-greased or baking paper lined tray. Press down with a wet fork. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 160 degrees celcius. Leave on a baking tray for one minute then carefully remove to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Apparently it's supposed to make 36... I think I made about 25.

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