Well actually these biscuits are known as ‘Elsie’s Fingers’ and were the first thing I ever baked, with the help of my wonderful Nana of course (hence the name of the post). The recipe for these first appeared in the 1914 ‘Edmond’s Sure to Rise Cookbook’ but has since disappeared. For ease I have adapted the original recipe to metric measurements.
85g sugar (you will need extra sugar to roll dough in)
2 small cups of ﬂour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
Beat the butter and sugar together. Add egg and ﬂour mixed with baking powder. Roll small pieces of the dough between your hands to create a finger-like shape. Roll in the extra sugar and put on cold tray. Bake at 180˚C for about 8 minutes or until the ends become golden.