The 'Recipe' inside the lid reads :
RECIPE FOR PRESERVING CHILDREN
1 Grass Grown Field
1 Half- Dozen Children [ or more]
Several dogs [ and puppies, if available]
Into field pour children and dogs, allowing to mix well.
Pour brook over pebbles until slightly frothy.
When children are nicely brown, cool in a warm bath.
When dry, serve with milk and fresh baked gingerbread.
REAL RECIPE ; SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD
8 ounces Plain Flour
4 ounces Ground Rice
2 ounces Caster Sugar [ finely ground sugar]
Half a pound of butter
Put flour, rice and sugar in a large bowl. Mix well. Add butter and mix thoroughly with hands until mixture resembles marzipan,
Press mixture into a Swiss Roll tin. Prick with fork and bake at 400 degrees for half and hour. Turn off oven and leave for a
further five minutes. Remove from oven & cut into squares immediately. Dredge with caster sugar.
This link was sent to me from my daughter in Philadelphia .... jwordsmith..... although she is originally from Scotland where this is coming from ... to you.