Fruit & Nut Biscuits

Last week Friday was one of my oldest friends, Michelle’s, Birthday! So we decided now that we are older and in our thirties and still so very cool…we would meet up for Hot chocolate! (wild right?! I mean who needs tequila when you can have hot chocolate?) haha – alright just kidding, we both had long weeks and wanted to smash deliciousness in our faces!

Then on the drive home I was struck by genius…I would make Michelle a GIANT cookie to go with our hot chocolate and whipped cream. So I dug out my Granny’s old recipe for biscuits. This recipe is amazing, use oats instead of taystee wheat, or change the raisins for dried cranberries, or use left over pine nuts rather than peacan…really the possibilities are endless! These biscuits are a perfect tea time treat, my mum made them regularly for the cookie jar.

P.s. I found them a bit sweet so it may be a good idea to go gently on the sugar.



  1. 600ml Flour
  2. 150ml Taystee Wheat (Porridge – Creamy Kind)
  3. 2 Eggs
  4. 250g Margarine (stork)
  5. 5ml Bicarbonate of soda
  6. 375ml Sugar
  7. Pinch Salt
  8. 125ml Dates
  9. 125ml Raisins
  10. 125ml Nuts (crushed)
  11. 5ml Cinnamon


Couldn’t be simpler really…

  • Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees Celsius
  • Sieve the flour and bicarb together in a mixing bowl
  • Add all the other ingredients
  • Mix well
  • Roll into little balls and place on a greased baking tray
  • Bake for approx. 15-20min
  • Enjoy!

And the really embarrassing / funny part of this story came when I dug in the cupboard for a candle….I had either a giant “1” or a penis shaped candle left over from a bachelorette. Of course it had to be the penis candle…



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