My mum gave me this recipe book way back when, it says 1978 on the cover. I think it may have been placed in my glory box for when I left home.
I love these types of tried and true recipes. There are many lovely recipes from ladies that were willing to share their favourites.
I like to collect these types of recipe books whenever I can. Usually they are sold for fundraising for schools, churches and the like.
This was the main recipe book I used when first starting out on my own. As you can see it has been well used. Pages are torn, stained and starting to fall out. I probably should do something about saving it from disrepair before it is too late.
One of my favourite desserts in this book is the Apple Roly Poly recipe.
APPLE ROLY POLY
Rub 2oz butter into 1 cup of SR Flour, add pinch of salt, mix to a stiff dough with some milk. Roll out and cover with grated apple and sugar. Roll up and cut into slices 1" thick. Place side by side in pie dish. Pour over 1 tbspn golden syrup, 1 dspn butter, 1/2 cup sugar dissolved in 1 cup of hot water. Bake until golden brown.
The dough rolled out and
topped with grated apple
(I also added a sprinkle of cinnamon)
Placed in baking dish.
Baked until golden.
Serve with cream or ice-cream, or both.
Do you have favourite recipe books?