Thursday, January 31, 2013

I can't find Georgie Parker

There are some recipes that stay with you throughout your life, the cut out scraps, the scribbled handed down note or some times the entire magazine. With technology this has become the scan or photo or bookmark. My bursting cupboards of cook books are very grateful to technology!
This recipe I have been making for 13 years and has stayed with my through interstate and local moves. I can be heard every so often saying "I can't find Georgie Parker"
While I understand that Georgie Parker may have nothing to do with these cookies, but because she was on the cover they have taken her name.
I have just scanned the recipe as it appeared in the magazine, and after 13 years it might be looking a little worse for wear. Isn't that the joy of the old treasures?
My Variations  
  •  Choc walnut, add 75g of cocoa powder and 100g chopped walnuts. I don't increase the icing sugar as the recipe suggest, I like the bitterness.
  • Lemon and Rosemary, omit the vanilla and a add the zest of 1 lemon and 1 finely chopped sprig of rosemary (about 5 cms, leaves not stalk)

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