My mum finally got Aunty Anna to hand over the recipe for her special nut biscuits. They're very hard and not all that great on their own but brilliant dipped into coffee.
3 glasses of almonds or peanuts, toasted and coarsely ground
4 glasses of plain flour
11/2 glasses of caster sugar
3 eggs + 1 yolk
1 glass of groundnut oil
grated rind of 1 lemon
2 tsp baking powder
Mix all together, roll into cherry-sized balls, place on a baking sheet, well spaced apart. Bake at 190C / Gas 5 for 10 minutes or so until golden brown. Leave to cool and store in an air-tight tin.