Friday, 20 April 2012

Victorian Garden Tea Party!


Great Grandmother: (Sarah-Jane's)
Jessie Kerr

Melting Moments

Another of our family's traditional recipes. A light, tasty, biscuit - ideal for a tea party!

5 oz lard
3 oz butter (or marg, if that's what you use)
6 oz caster sugar
10 oz self raising flour
1 egg
2 teasp vanilla
Scotts Porage Oats.

Cream fats & sugar and beat in the egg. Work in the flour and vanilla essence. When you have a thick paste, spoon out a small portion the size of a walnut or more, wet your palms and roll into balls. Toss in the porage oats and place on a greased tray/mat/liner.  Press each biscuit ball out very slightly.

Oven: moderate
Time: about 20 - 25 mins (depends on size of ball). 
          (Be careful as they burn easily. They should still be very pale when you remove them from the oven). 
Cool on a rack

Serve: With Great Grandma Jessie's tea-set, on her own hand-made, drawn-thread, crisp, white traycloth.
Complete the Tea Party with some little assorted finger-sandwiches and scones with jam and clotted cream.            

Have a lovely Tea Party!
Hely x
Friday 20th April 2012


  1. Haven't seen these for years. I'll be trying them again soon. Thanks for the afternoon tea inspiration.

  2. This is something I used to bake with my mother as a little girl and I haven't made any for decades - thanks for reminding me of them.
    The tea service and tray cloth are beautiful.


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