One of the main things I am enjoying as I work through the McAlpins Recipe book, is the memories a lot of the recipes are bringing back. Whilst I didn’t know the names of a lot of the treats my Nan used to bake, when I bite into some of the biscuits and cakes I have been making from her book, they take me straight back 20+ years ago to when we would spend every weekend at her place.
Honestly, I only made this recipe because I had a half full tin of condensed milk that I wanted to use up!
These cookies bought back a lot of memories which I loved, but I thought they needed a stronger coffee flavour – this may have something to do with my slight coffee addiction though.
Do you have any family recipes that bring back memories of your childhood?
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4 oz (1 teacup) self raising flour
pinch of salt
2 oz butter
1 oz castor sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 oz walnuts
1 dessertspoon coffee essence
* Preheat oven to 180 degrees
* Sift flour and salt
* Grind or chop walnuts finely.
* Melt butter, sugar and condensed milk, add coffee and vanilla essence.
* Mix in sifted ingredients and walnuts.
* Roll mixture into small balls, place on greased tray, allowing space for spreading
* Mark the top of each cookie with a knife
* Bake for 15 – 20 minutes