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How to make Afghans (Biscuits)

By Hamish Marson hamish@thebes.cc.waikato.ac.nz 23 Feb 1994
brett@essex.ac.uk wrote:
> Would some benevolent soul kindly mail me a DECENT recipe for afghans.  My
> last two 'ad lib' attempts have been virtually inedible.  Thanks in advance.

From memory.. (Apologies about the imperial units, but I got this one from a cook book of recipies that my nan wrote, and they were all like this :)

2oz's butter
2oz's sugar

cream the butter & sugar. Add (sifted) 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 tablespoons cocoa and 1 cup cornflakes OR 1 cup crushed weatbix. (Don't try sifting the cornflakes :)

Bake for 10-14 minutes, moderate oven...

I think thats what it was...

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By Anita Kean kean@math.wisc.edu 23 Feb 1994

The 2oz butter 2oz sugar is a mistake I think. Yes all my mother's regular hard biscuits were equal parts butter and sugar, but the Edmond's recipe for afghans is great, and its 7oz butter, 3oz sugar, a cup or so of flour? I forget. 2 and 3/4 weetbix, 2 T cocoa, regular mixing procedure.

This way they are not sweet (and hence sickly), but also the butter makes them rich and they stay crisp.

Anita



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