Chestnut Biscuits Recipe from Edwardian 1909.
Half a pound of chestnuts, quarter of a pound of sugar, two ounces of grated chocolate, essence of vanilla, and a little water.
Boil the chestnuts till they are tender; rub them through a sieve, and add the sugar. Melt the chocolate in a little water over the fire till smooth, and add to the chestnut pulp. Lightly mix in the white of an egg very stiffly whipped. Drop on wafer paper in lumps, and place in the oven till crisp.
Sugar Walnuts Recipe 1909.
Ingredients.—-Take one pound of shelled walnuts, one pound of icing sugar, the whites of two eggs, and a little vanilla flavouring.
Method.—Put the whites into a basin, add as much of the icing sugar as will make a nice soft paste. Add a little of the flavouring and work it in well. Take small pieces about the size of a six- penny piece, and roll into little balls, and press on each two halves of walnut, so that the sugar is in the middle.
Fudge Recipe from 1916.
One pound of Demerara sugar, a little more than a gill which is (a quarter of a pint of milk) one ounce of butter, two ounces of unsweetened chocolate, a teaspoonful of vanilla. Boil all together except the vanilla for fifteen minutes, then remove from the fire,Add vanilla, and beat until it begins to crystallise. Pour into a shallow buttered tin. When cool cut into small squares.
Take three ounces of butter and three ounces of castor sugar, beat to a cream, add half a gill of fresh milk and a few drops of vanilla; then take six ounces of flour and a teaspoonful of baking powder, mix well together, then put the mixture into small tins, and bake in a moderate oven for fifteen minutes.