When my mum died, Dad gave me a folder full of recipes that she had kept.
Some of her notes are now showing signs of damage and age so I thought I would start putting her recipes online to refer to and perhaps someone might want to have a go at them too and let me know how they get on.
My mum was a great cook both a family one and as a paid cook for a variety of organisations not to forget her famous baking for church and community events.
You will have to do conversions as she worked in ounces and I am not going to change the language she used.
Coffee and Walnut cake
4 oz marg.
4 oz caster sugar
4 oz SR flour
2 eggs beaten
5 tbsp. v.strong coffee
2 oz chopped walnuts
4 oz icing sugar
12 walnut halves
Cream marg and sugar and beaten egg, then 2 tbsp. coffee.
Beat well. Add chopped walnuts.
Fold in flour.
Use 7 ins square tine.
Bake 30-35 minutes mins – gas 4
Mix I sugar with remaining coffee. Spread over cake.
Mark into 12 pieces.
Put half walnut on each.