I made this bun loaf. It’s delicious served in slices with butter.
Here’s the bun loaf recipe: It was one from my Mum’s sister, Auntie Millie.
170g mixed dried fruit
A little milk
½x5ml teaspoon mixed spice
2x20ml tablespoons marmalade
Cream the margarine and sugar together until light and creamy.
Add the egg and beat well.
Fold in the flour and then add the other ingredients.
Put into a well-greased loaf tin and bake at 180C for about 1½ hours.
And now for a rock cake recipe. This was from Auntie Millie’s friend, whom I called Auntie Wyn. (In those distant days, any adult was either Mr or Mrs , or Auntie or Uncle if they were friends of the family. Children calling adults by their first names was not done.)
250g SR flour
125g caster sugar
Dried fruit to taste.
Rub margarine into flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. (Or use a mixer.)
Add sugar and dried fruit and mix well in.
Add the eggs. This is a very stiff mixture.
Break into pieces and bake on a baking tray at 180 o C for about 10 minutes.
They are delicious straight from the oven. Well. I suggest letting them cool a bit first!
You can find more of my family’s recipes for only 0.99 (£ or $) from today until March 6th in Viv’s Family Recipes.
This little book is not only a recipe book, but gives insight into how different things were in food preparation and cooking in the past. Some of the recipes date back to 1909, from my Grandmother. Many of these old recipes contain a lot of fat, and require long cooking.
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