Sampling from “Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths” History/Cookbook, now available for $20, proceeds to support Scotch Colony Fest140, August 23-25, 2013.
Orange Rind Biscuits
Recipe by Jean Drum, submitted by Arthur Phillips
4 c flour
1/2 c vegetable oil or shortening
4 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp soda
2 c milk
1 tsp salt
Grated rind of one orange
Mix all together quickly. Pat out into a circle 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Cut out biscuits. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 425 degrees or until golden.
Personal Notes: Aunt Jean Drum was born in Bonaccord. She never married but was an auntie to everyone. She always whistled and hummed while she baked and cleaned. She told us many tales and stories. When you went into her small, humble home you could always smell and see orange peelings drying at the back of her shiny wood stove. The aroma was quite amazing. The rinds were always crumbled and added to many different things such as jellies, biscuits, cookies and cakes. Jean was a wonderful and amazing lady although she was known for being very upright and strict. She was very involved in church and community and held office in the Women’s Institute of the Colony.