Monte Carlo Kisses
This recipe from 1942 is a family favourite and has always been made to gift to friends and be served at birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions (like any day ending in y). Granny always made these biscuits for special occasions and my mother and aunt have the fondest memories of being at fabulous parties and sneaking these biscuits under the table. Granny loved having people over and would always be bringing people together over meal or sharing laughs over tea and cake. Although sadly Granny is no longer with us, we honour that tradition and always bake this favourite recipe of hers and serve them as she would at parties for friends and family.
½ cup (125g) soft butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 dessert-spoon golden syrup
½ cup coconut
2 cups self-raising flour
½ level teaspoon bi-carb soda
cream together butter and sugar
gradually add egg and golden syrup
mix in coconut
sift together flour and bi-carb soda and add to creamed mixture and mix to form a dough
roll into small balls and place on a lined baking tray, press down with a fork
bake for 12 - 15 mins in a moderate oven
once cooled, sandwich together with raspberry or strawberry jam and whipped cream, butter icing or cream cheese frosting.
Although humble, these biscuits are always a showstopper and everyone always has room for at least one!