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Who's got a Be Ro baking book?

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SoupDragon Tue 07-Jun-05 10:38:21

The one I remember was a long thin book from <<ahem>> 20 years ago.

Anyway, I'm after the recipe for "almond rounds" or sometehing. They were an almond shortbready biscuit and absolutely gorgeous.

I have a sneaky feeling my mum threw the book out

Blackduck Tue 07-Jun-05 10:40:23

Soupy - that takes me back!! I can remember us pestering my mum to make the smartie cake out of it....and I made many a 'rock' cake...

SoupDragon Tue 07-Jun-05 10:42:10


Have to say I was horrified to realise it was over 20 years ago.

Louise1980 Tue 07-Jun-05 10:42:45

I have one!!!!!! You can still buy them. Not sure where it is though. Try your supermarket in the baking aisle. I got mine from the co-op. My grandma bought us all one when we moved out of home!

I will try to hunt it out for you.

Puppy Tue 07-Jun-05 10:43:54

is this the pne your looking for soup

Puppy Tue 07-Jun-05 10:45:24

if you put almonds as a ingredient its listed there

pinkmama Tue 07-Jun-05 10:45:43

Yes, you can still buy them, think it says on website, or if you buy a bag of be-ro flour. Think they are about a whole £1.25!

assumedname Tue 07-Jun-05 10:46:00

There's a Be-Ro website where you can get the latest edition. I have one.

Blackduck Tue 07-Jun-05 10:47:28

Oh gosh - think I'm going to have to buy one for old times sake.....(bit worrying about the 20 years ago thou' Soupy....)

SoupDragon Tue 07-Jun-05 10:48:33

Could be those, Puppy They don't look quite like I remember but I guess the only thing to do is to try them...

Blackduck Tue 07-Jun-05 10:49:09

LOL at the bit about taping the £1.25 to a piece of card!!!

assumedname Tue 07-Jun-05 10:49:37

Be-Ro website

Blackduck Tue 07-Jun-05 10:50:50

Australian Crunchie.....

Puppy Tue 07-Jun-05 10:52:48

Think i may order one myself, its the only cook book i used when i was younger, my mum has the centenary edition, we love the flapjack recipe which uses cornflakes

Mothernature Tue 07-Jun-05 10:54:51

I have one too...

just checked the index they have Almond Icing Almond Paste Almond Slices but no Almond rounds, sorry....

emmamama Tue 07-Jun-05 13:03:03

I've found a real old one from the 70's. Almond biscuits perhaps?

It's taken me right back to my childhood, thanks for reminding me!

almostanangel Tue 07-Jun-05 13:07:36

6oz be ro self raising flour
pinch salt
30z caster sugar
20z ground almonds
5oz margerine
almond essance
blanched almonds

mix all but the blanched almonds
roll out cut into rounds put almond on each one 15 min 180/gas 4

emmamama Tue 07-Jun-05 13:19:27

cadbury Tue 07-Jun-05 13:20:31

sOUPY, i HAVE A SPARE ONE - i ALWAYS BUY 2 AND END UP GIVING THEM AWAY. iF YOU CAT ME YOUR ADDRESS, YOU CAN HAVE IT. Sorry about the capitals, not looking at what I'm typing

hatmum Tue 07-Jun-05 13:29:01

My mum was given one for her wedding in 1973 and she gave me one for my wedding in 1998. Great for all the baking basics.

elliott Tue 07-Jun-05 13:35:38

I remember this from childhood too - surely its 30 years rather than 20 years ago
Rock cakes were good.
I bet my mum's still got hers!

cadbury Tue 07-Jun-05 14:48:19

bump for soupy

deegward Tue 07-Jun-05 14:52:03

oh my mum has one, problem, she's in Edinburgh, I'm in Watford, will call her and get her to read it out

cod Tue 07-Jun-05 14:55:34

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