31 – A Christmas recipe

Going to Nana’s for Christmas in the 1960s was always a terrific treat. She was a good present buyer, and a good food provider. The only down side I remember was that I hated the cheesie biscuit thingies that would always be provided at Christmas. But tastes change. I’ve had them since at Dad’s, and now I think they’re excellent. They are simple to prepare, so here as a special treat for Christmas is the recipe. Perhaps don’t offer them to the kids.

4 ozs grated cheese

6 ozs plain flour

4 ozs butter or marg.

Pinch of paprika or cayenne

Mix all together well by hand, into a large ball

Then take small pieces and roll into small balls, about the size of a large marble.

Dip in coconut and/or paprika

Press down with a fork

Put on a greased tray and bake in a slow to moderate oven until pale yellow.


Happy Christmas.

David Pannell, The University of Western Australia