Spotted this old item for sale. Let me share my memories of this. My mother, a woman with endless patience worked extremely hard to raise 3 kids and never lost her temper.

Until my dad brought home an aluminium cookie cutter. (Very similar to this one)

 

cookie cutter

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-antiques-collectables/benoni/old-metal-biscuit-maker/1001193564920910007772109 price R100

That was the first time in my life I heard my mother swear. The dough would stick in the tube and not budge. One moment it was too sticky so she would add more flour but then the dough constituency became too dry. It took us a whole day to make 36 biscuits and she never used it again. Even 30 years later it is still lying in a drawer somewhere.

 

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