These biscuits are wholesome, simple to make and they pack and keep well. To keep them fresh for tramping trips it pays to pack them in day lots and label accordingly. Be warned:- Tararua biscuits can be jaw breakers as they are designed to have little moisture left by the end of cooking! Origin of this recipe: Associated with the Tararua Tramping Club by name, there are many many recipes for these biscuits. This one comes from "The New Zealand Outdoor Cookbook" by Marcelle Pilkinton - a little gem of a book for outdoor types.