Frances’s Buttermilk Rusks


1 cup sugar + some

1 small Rivyon (buttermilk – 250 ml)

200 gr butter

about 3 pkts Self-Raising flour (1 pkt = 350 gr)

pinch salt

Method: Mix sugar and buttermilk. Rub flour, butter, and salt to mix. Mix all ingredients, and form four rolls. Bake till dry. Cool slightly, slice thickly, and […]

Haidee's Instant Pudding Biscuits

Ingredients: Dough:

1 pkt (2.5 cups) Self-Raising flour

200 gr butter

1 container sour cream (200 ml)

3 yolks


3 egg whites

1 cup sugar

1 pkt instant vanilla pudding

Beat egg whites with sugar and instant pudding.

Method: Mix all ingredients for dough,a […]

Gran's Butter Biscuits


1 egg

1 pkt (2.5 cups) Self Raising flour

1 cup sugar

200 gr butter

vanilla essence

Method: Make dough. Form balls and flatten with fork on baking tray. Decorate with hundreds & thousands, almonds, cherries, etc. Bake till golden-brown.

Christmas Cake


3 eggs

5 Tablespoons sugar

200 gr hazelnuts – coarsely chopped

200 gr red and green cherries – cut

200 gr raisins

7 Tablespoons flour

2 Tablespoons sweetened lemon concentrate

Method: Mix all ingredients, adding fruit and nuts last. Bake about 1 hour in lowish oven, in greased and floured small loaf tin. Keep […]

France's Stuffed Monkeys

Ingredients: Dough:

1 pkt (350 gram) self-raising flour

200 gr butter

1 container (200 ml) sour cream (optional – use yogurt instead of cream)


Apricot Jam


Raisins, cherries, walnuts

Method: Dough:

Mix all ingredients to dough.

Divide into three balls, and refrigerate, wrapped individually in grease- proof paper – overnight or at least […]

Gran's Crunchies


2 cups oatmeal

1 cup dessicated coconut

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

225 grams margarine (or butter)

2 Tbls Golden Syrup

1 teasp bicarbonate of soda


In large bowl, mix oatmeal, coconut, flour and sugar.

Melt marge with syrup. Add bicarb and bring to boil. Cook till mixture rises.

Add to dry […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 ¼ cups flour

1 teasp bicarbonate of soda

½ teasp salt

1 ½ cups packed brown sugar

300 gr soft butter

1 egg

1 teasp vanilla essence

about 300 gr chocolate chips (white or brown, or mixed)


coarsely chopped walnuts


Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.

Add flour, salt, bicarb.

Add […]



400 grams butter

4 cups plain white flour

1 cup icing sugar – and a little extra for sprinkling on top of baked cookies


Mix butter, flour and icing sugar into dough.

Spread in oblong baking tray.

Cut squares, and poke each square with a fork, going right down through dough to baking […]