Category: Recipes

Rhubarb Jam

Ingredients For each 1lb of rhubarb allow:- 1lb sugar ½ teaspoon of ground ginger finely grated rind of ½ lemon. Method Cut rhubarb into short lengths and place into preserving pan with sugar, ginger and lemon rind. Let the contents come very slowly to the boil, stirring occasionally. Boil until the jam sets when tested […]

Malteser Traybake

Ingredients 110g/4oz margarine or butter 1 tblsp. Syrup 170g/6oz chocolate 285g/10oz crushed digestive biscuits 170g/6oz Maltesers Topping 170g/6oz chocolate Method Crush the biscuits. Melt the syrup and chocolate, then fold in the biscuits and the Maltesers. Spread the mixture evenly in a tray (11x7ins) Melt the chocolate and spread on top of the mixture. Using […]

Freezer Jam

Raspberry Crush 1¼lb raspberries in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. Stir in 2lbs caster sugar and leave to stand in a warm place for 1 hour. Stir frequently. Add ½ bottle of Certo (this helps to set the jam) and 2 tblsp. lemon juice and stir for 5 mins until well mixed. Pour […]

Elderflower Cordial

Pick 20 heads of Elderflower in hot sunshine, or if you like the fruits later on find flowers which are full pout and the petals and pollen fall off when brushed gently, gather enough that looks like 20 heads. The second method avoids the chance of the bitter taste of the stems getting into the […]

Walnut Sables

3oz Plain Flour 3oz Butter or Marg 3oz Strong Cheese (grated) 1oz Walnuts Salt, Pepper, Mustard 1 Small Egg Sift flour, salt, pepper, mustard, rub in butter lightly add cheese, mix until it leaves bowl. Roll out ¼ inch thick cut into triangles. Put on non-greased baking sheet and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Cook for […]


4 ½ oz Porridge Oats 3oz Demerara sugar 4oz Margarine or butter 1 Teaspoonful of golden syrup Sunflower seeds to sprinkle on top Method Pre-heat oven to gas mark5, 375° F, 190° C. Grease an 11x7ins shallow baking tray. Mix oats and sugar in a bowl. Gently melt margarine and syrup without browning, pour on […]

Date Squares

Ingredients 250gm/8oz Block of Dates Grated rind and juice of an Orange 120gm/4oz Plain Flour 180gm/6oz Porridge Oats 180gm/6oz Light Soft Brown Sugar 180gm/6oz Butter or Margarine, Melted Method Grease a shallow 18cm/7-8in square tin pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F Cut the dates into cubes and put into a pan with the orange rind. Make […]

Chocolate Mallow Cake

2 ½ oz Butter or Margarine 5oz Shortbread Biscuits 11oz Milk Chocolate Cake Covering 5oz Coloured Mini Mallows Method Line 2lb Loaf Tin. Melt butter in a large pan. Crush biscuits roughly, leaving quite large pieces. Stir into butter mixture. Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water, mix butter, biscuits and […]

Chocolate Brandy Cake

Ingredients: 8oz Crushed Digestive Biscuits 8oz Chocolate 8oz Unsalted Butter 3oz Caster Sugar 2oz Cherries chopped 2oz Walnuts chopped 2 Eggs Brandy to taste Method: Melt butter and chocolate Beat eggs and sugar, and then beat the two lots together. Fold in the cherries and the walnuts, brandy and biscuits. Put in a greased loaf […]

White Fudge Icing

Ingredients 3oz sugar 3fl.oz evaporated milk 4oz chocolate (white for no bake cake) 1 ½ oz butter or margarine 2 drops vanilla essence Method Combine sugar and evap milk in a heavy pan. Dissolve over a low heat, stirring. When granules have melted, bring mixture to the boil and simmer gently for 6 mins. (supposedly […]

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