This recipe is adapted from the original created by Marguerite Patten OBE, who was an English home economist, food writer and broadcaster. She was one of the earliest celebrity chefs who became known during World War II thanks to her programme on BBC Radio, where she shared recipes that could work within the limits imposed by war rationing.
This recipe is from her Victory Cookbook which was written to help make the best of the rationed foods that were available during and after World War 11.
Makes 30 biscuits 5cm (2in) diameter
Begin by heat your oven to 180C/160C fan/350F/Gas 4 and oiling three baking trays.
Try icing in red white and blue stripes and give out to neighbours and friends. Leave them on the doorstep as a nice surprise.