The smell of baking wafts from our homecook hero Ros Muirhead's Glebe terrace. Inside, a walnut cake is pulled from the oven and two plum puddings are hanging up to dry. Visitors, it seems, are drawn to the kitchen.
2 cups plain flour
11/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon (or 1 tsp Herbies Sweet Fragrant Spices)
1 cup caster sugar
From Laurel Kerosene Recipe Book (via a grandmother)
Sift all dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well.
Add dry ingredients and mix to a soft dough.
Roll out on a floured board to 5mm thick and cut out with biscuit cutters or put into a biscuit forcer and stamp onto baking paper using the smaller setting. Bake in 230C oven for 7 minutes or until firm.
Join two biscuits together with chocolate butter icing or eat separately.
They can be frozen