THE HALF FULL, HALF EMPTY BISCUIT BARREL

EVERY Sunday for the past five or six weeks I've been filling a large jar with home made biscuits. I used to bake a lot but as t...


EVERY Sunday for the past five or six weeks I've been filling a large jar with home made biscuits. I used to bake a lot but as the children grew I couldn't keep up with the consumption and it was easier and cheaper to fill a biscuit barrel with Arnotts Milk Arrowroots. It had the dual purpose of being a sweet treat within easy reach but not so delicious a treat to be gone by afternoon tea.

The full biscuit barrels of recent weeks have been a novelty - too much of a novelty. Once again, what I bake in one afternoon is gone by the next afternoon's tea. Adult dependants at home during the day are like big rats through out pantry. So, the biscuit baking has ceased once more, which, truth be told is probably a good thing for my waistline too.

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  1. Do you know, i remember my mother's friend who had 10 children. she made a cake every afternoon before school got out. they ate it when they came home. True story. this was the 60s of course. PS I do love a well stocked bikkie barrel xx

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