Seeing that the hot cross bun recipe was a bit of a hit with you all, I thought I would share another.
You see, there is a bit of a 'thing' in my office at the moment for Monte Carlo biscuits. Packets of these treats appear regularly during the working week, and are quickly consumed by us. We have a great appreciation for this biscuit, with one staff member committing to naming his first born son Montgomery Carlos in honour of this great baked wonder.
I found a recipe for these in my "The Country Women's Association Cookbook" (thanks mum!). For those who aren't from Australia, the Country Women's Association was formed in 1922 and is an organisation that aims to improve the conditions for women, children, and families living in Australia, especially those in remote and rural locations. It is our largest women's organisation, and currently has 25,500 members! Go girls!
Here is their recipe...
Cream 115g butter and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl. Add 1 well-beaten egg and beat well. Add 1/2 cup desiccated coconut and 2 teaspoons golden syrup, mixing well. Sift in 2 cups plain flour and 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda. Mix until dough forms.
Break off small pieces and arrange on a greased baking tray. Bake in a 180C oven for 15 minutes. When cooked, fasten two biscuits together with raspberry jam and icing.