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I love, LOVE the traditional recipes of the UK.  They are typically very regional and often historical, having a great deal to do with the farming practices, traditions, landscape and history of the area in which they have been developed.
 
Whittingham is a small village deep in the moors of Northumberland. The recipe for them is a very local recipe, which might or might not have been discovered by accident.  Happy accident or not, they can be found at most bake shops in Northumberland.  I have not been lucky enough to taste one  in Whittingham, but I do have a very nice cookery book  from the National Trust, which shares a multitude of these local, regional and historical recipes . . .  and from the moment I discovered the recipe was keen to bake my own at home.   
The recipe has been adapted from one I found in the National Trust, Complete Traditional Recipe Book, by Sarah Edington. 

The photograph in the book of these biscuit/cookies was very visually appealing.  From the moment I saw it I could just envision sitting down to one or two of these along with a nice hot drink, and we are into hot drink season for sure!

 
The ones in the book look really puffy and I think you can tell by me putting the two side by side, mine and theirs  . . .  mine did not actually turn out the same, although they are still very delicious. 

The recipe calls for custard powder, which I normally have in my cup...
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