My mum often wrote out recipes – on bits of paper, in the back or recipe books on the blank pages, on letter writing paper, and it is so lovely to come across her handwriting. I often mention her in connection with cooking, but it seems as if adventures and stories are mostly about my dad; they were both very clever, imaginative people, so looking back on it now I’m not quite sure why I heard more stories from my dad than from my mum – maybe she was busy making ‘Chocolate Cake – (rich)‘!!

  • ½ lb broken biscuits, crisped in a cool oven then crumbled
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 oz margarine
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  1. cream margarine, sugar and syrup
  2. work in the cocoa
  3. lightly stir in the biscuit crumbs and pack in a greased tin lined with greased paper
  4. top with chocolate, icing etc

Funnily enough, I don’t ever remember her making this cake, chocolate sponge cake, buns, cookies, scones and any number of things but this is a recipe which maybe she never actually got around to making!

 

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