About the Recipe
During World War II Canada, along with many other nations put great effort into aiding the war overseas. As such, some items, including grocery items, were “scarce” and in some cases not available at all. Many families figured out good substitutes for rare items. One such item was sugar. Sugar before the war was a staple in many Canadian households, widely available and frequently used in baking and cooking. The War brought great shortages of sugar at certain times throughout the long war. Honey was sometimes available and found naturally if you were lucky, and brave! Here is one such recipe that is still widely used today!
2 T Orange rind grated
½ t. Orange flavoring (if, available)
Juice of ½ an orange
2/3 C. butter
1 ¼ C. honey
1 egg beaten
2 ½ C. flour
3 t. baking powder
¼ t. salt
Mix butter and honey.
Sift baking powder, flour, and salt into the butter/honey mixture. Fold in beaten egg, orange rind and juice.
Refrigerate for ½ hour.
Drop onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, at least one inch apart.
Bake for 8 -10 minutes.
Leave on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes
and then transfer to a rack to cool.