Friday, June 23, 2006


FRIDAY RECIPES ~ 5 Ingedients or Less


250 grams Butter ~~8 oz or ½ lb

125 grams caster sugar ~~ 4 oz or ¼ lb

500 grams plain floue, sifted ~~ 16 oz or 1 lb


Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius ~ 350 Fahrenheit

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light.

Add flour and knead well. Roll out to about 1 cm ~ ½ inch.

Cut into desired shapes. Crimp edges with a fork and

prick well. Bake for 20 ` 25 minutes.

<><><><><><> FRUIT SLICE repeated. <><><><><><>

1 kilo (2 lb) Dried Mixed Fruit

2 ½ cups of Orange Juice

2 ½ cups Self Raising Flour (All Purpose Flour?)


Soak fruit in a bowl overnight with the O J

Next morning, add the flour. Use same measure for

juice and flour. Mix well together.

I use 2 biscuit tins, ( 8” X 12” ) Spray with cooking spray

and spread all around the edges wth clean tissue or paper

towel. Add mixture to 2 tins and bake 1 hour at 160 Degrees No higher

as it can burn easily. 325 Fahrenheit. When cool cut into slices or squares.

It can be all put into a fruit-cake tin and cooked about

1 ½ hours.

But my way, it goes further and is very popular.

No eggs, butter or sugar, so is fairly healthy.




Jeanette said...

Hi Merle
im going to try out the shortbreads .
I was given the fruit slice using black tea itis very nice but will try it with oj take care Jan

Sue said...

I love trying new recipes, esp. ones with not too many ingredients!
(What is caster sugar??)

Joanne (jeanette's daughter) said...

Keep up the lovely receipe's, i will try the shortbreads as soon as my mother cooks them.... hehehe

Raggedy said...

Yumm sounds good!

G-Man said...

Where's the scotch part? LOL

I thought there was booze in it! :)

Have a great weekend!

Kelvin said...

Kia Ora from across the ditch !!! Great recipes for a "mere male" to follow !!! Thank you. Even I know what castor sugar is.

Ava said...

Great recipes!!!!


kenju said...

Merle, what is "caster" sugar?

Disciple said...

I got the "scotch" part right away. (cheap; thrifty), but I too want to know -- what IS caster sugar?

Peter said...

If you Google it you will find caster/castor sugar is sold as such in Britian,(and Australia) in the US it is sold as "superfine sugar"
Can't vouch for the first one, (Merle has never made it for me) but # 2 is excellent, even I make it regularally, so it must be easy.

Meow said...

Yummmmm, Merle ... you got the taste buds going again.
Isn't it funny that ingredients are called different things around the world. Makes life confusing, sometimes !!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Take care, Meow

Jon Cox said...

I absolutely love your blog!