1/2 lb. BUTTER, 2 lbs. fine wholemeal flour, 1/2 pint milk. Dissolve the BUTTER in the milk, which should be warmed, then stir in the meal and make into a stiff, smooth paste, roll it out very thin, stamp it into BISCUITs, prick them out with a fork, and bake on tins in a quick oven for 10 minutes.
The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book, by Thomas R. Allinson (Year 1915)