Sunday, 27 January 2013
TAKE A WORD
Lizbeth, hosting at TAKE A WORD this week, has chosen GRANDMA'S COOKERY BOOK as our theme and that reminded me of Mum's Be-Ro Book which no self respecting housewife would have been without. From the 1920s onwards generations of women learned their cooking skills from just such a recipe book and from the recipes within its pages our Mum made meat and potato pies, stew and dumplings, steamed ginger puddings, rice puddings, Victoria sponges, macaroons, maids of honour, jam tarts and ginger parking to name just a few. And in late summer, so they had time to mature, the Christmas cakes were made with directions from this same Be-Ro book.
But best of all each Sunday lunch's first course was a plateful of Yorkshire pudding and thick meaty gravy to whet the appetite for the weekly Sunday roast to follow. Mmmmmmm.
Now the Be-Ro book was good, but my Mum and Grandma were better because they added a secret ingredient to that Yorkshire pudding mixture just prior to popping it in the oven. What was it? Well, I wouldn't want to tell you or I would have to kill you ......... hee hee.
Grandma's Cookery Book is a figment of my imagination!
Credit to SkelitalMess and my own stash. The Font is 'Waking the Witch'.
Thanks for looking.