It was then passed, in sequence, to a series of men who cut the dough, moulded it into shape, stamped it, split it into two biscuits, arranged it on a peel and 'shot' it into the oven to bake."
---, Janet MacDonald [Stackpole Books:Mechanicsburg PA] 2004 (p.
Roll thin, ona floured board, cut in squares, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top and bake."
---"Domestic Science," Emma Paddock Telford, Los Angeles Times, July 14, 1907 (p.
Stir them in by hand,and if wanted, add one-half cup of chopped nuts.
These econmical, nutritious, belly-filling dishesprovided energy needed by hard working people.]"Oatcakes made from oats (in the form of oatmeal), salt, and water, sometimes with a little fatadded, werethe staple food of the inhabitants of the Pennines and the Lake District in England and of theScottishHighlands for centuries.
According to the , the term "biscuit" debuted in the 14th century.
"Crunchy Lemon Squares
[About 2 dozen]
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup confectoners' sugar
2 egg yolks
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Cream shortening; gradually add sugar and blend until mixture is light and fluffy.
Primary definition here:"Biscuit: 1.
1 cup Gold Medal Flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
In Scotland the usual name for a baker's plain bun; in U.S.
(2) Even though this recipe is called "squares" it is included in the section on "bar cookies."Traditional barcookies cooked in a shallow pan and cut after baking.
Smith editor [OxfordUniversity Press:New York] 2004, Volume 1 (p.
Food historians do not credit a specific person/place with theinvention of"bar cookies." Presumably the practice evolved from earlier recipes, most notably brownies andfudge.
Sweet biscuits had previously been imported from England.
Finely chop and set aside 1/2 cup (about 2 oz.) Pecans
Measure and set aside 1 cup sifted flour
Cream together 1/2 cup shortening, 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
Add gradually, creaming until fluffy after each addition 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
Add gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition 2 egg yolks, beaten
Mixing until well blended after each addition, add flour in fourths to creamed mixture.
Sugar Wafers." ---display ad, [MA] January 11, 1878 (p.
Meanwhile, beat until frothy 2 egg whites
Add gradually, beating well after each addition 1/2 cup sugar
Continue beating until rounded peaks are formed and egg whites do not slide when bowl ispartially inverted.
Fold in the chopped pecans and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.