If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed that I am On A Diet. As a result I'm currently trying out a bit of healthy cooking, so - naturally - I look to the past for inspiration: I figure that what with shortages and rationing, war-time and postwar recipes should be both simple and (comparatively) healthy. Feeling peckish around tea-time I picked out this recipe from my copy of "Good Eating" as it's super quick & easy, and I had all the ingredients to hand.
3oz. margarine (I used butter as I didn't have marg!)
1 egg (the recipe calls for reconstituted dried egg but I used a real one)
1 tsp almond essence
Basically mix everything together, adding a little milk if necessary (I didn't). The recipe suggests rolling out and cutting into rounds, but I just formed small balls and flattened with a fork. Then bake in a moderate oven (I set it to about 180C) until golden.
This makes about 24 small biscuits, at around 75 calories each. They're excellent with tea.
You can also replace the almond essence for a teaspoonful of ground ginger or cinnamon, or a handful of mixed dried fruit and a 1/2 teaspoonful mixed spice.