The Local Studies Collection has many treasures including the Geraldton Branch of the Country Women's Association "My Favourite Recipe" booklet. This booklet contains a collection of recipes supplied by Geraldton Branch Members and was published in April 1964.
I would like to share some of those recipes with you:
1 cup of plain flour; 1 cup sugar; 1 cup chopped dates; 2 eggs (or 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of golden syrup); 1/2 cup self raising flour; 1/4 lb margarine; half cup chopped walnuts.
Melt margarine (add syrup if using this ingredient); beat egg, add other ingredients.
Place in flat tin and bake 15 to 20 minutes in a moderate oven. Cut into fingers when cold.
As a variation, instead of dates and nuts add 1 cup chopped raisins or 2 tablespoons preserved ginger or 2 tablespoons of cocoa.
This recipe comes courtesy of Mrs I Gray.
I will publish another recipe from this booklet in the near future.