I get the impression that this recipe is one Mum wrote down while she was on the phone with a friend.  It’s written on the type of notepad Mum kept by the phone and it has that abbreviated feel of being hurriedly written down.

Forequarter Chops



This is another of Mum’s finds in the Woman’s Day.  To be honest I can’t imagine her ever buying and using a packet of cake mix, she’d have made the cake from scratch.  She made cupcakes and butterfly cakes that way so I’m sure she’d have done the same for these.

Lemon Custard Cakes


These were one of my father’s favourites and Mum often made them when she had some leftover lamb roast.  I’m guessing that she first made them back in the 1940s and after I got married I typed up the recipe and added it to my collection.  As Mum’s original is almost impossible to read  I’ve included my version here as as well.  I’ve no idea why they’re call Madras Cutlets, I suppose the curry powder gave them an exotic Indian flavour!!!

Madras Cutlets


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