Nana's cheesie biscuit thingies for Christmas
Going to Nana's for Christmas in the 1960s was always a terrific treat. She was a good present buyer, and a good food provider. The only down side I remember was that I hated the cheesie biscuit thingies that would always be provided at Christmas. But tastes change. I've had them since at Dad's, and now I think they're excellent. They are simple to prepare, so here as a special treat for Christmas is the recipe. Perhaps don't offer them to the kids.
4 ozs grated cheese
6 ozs plain flour
4 ozs butter or marg.
Pinch of paprika or cayenne
Mix all together well by hand, into a large ball
Then take small pieces and roll into small balls, about the size of a large marble.
Dip in coconut and/or paprika
Press down with a fork
Put on a greased tray and bake in a slow to moderate oven until pale yellow.
David Pannell, The University of Western Australia, David.Pannell@uwa.edu.au
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