The basic lamb casserole recipe used here makes enough for 3 portions, but it’s easy enough to reduce the quantities to must make enough for this lamb and lentil curry.
I think this recipe deserves a photo as the jelly topping would look and taste really good. It’s another one from Mum’s bowls club slices recipe book, which sadly has no photos at all. The book would have been put together well before computers and Photoshop. It would have been typed and the cover would have had to have been done at the printers – the good old days……
Long ago Mum gave me the recipe for homemade lemon butter, it was always a favourite when the lemon tree was producing lots of fruit. Nowadays it’s a lot easier to just buy a jar at the supermarket – doesn’t taste as good though. So for this recipe if you’ve got the time, and the lemons, you can use homemade, but if not go with the bought variety.
If you were publishing this recipe today you’d probably rename is Frangipane Apricot Tarts. It’s a classic case of ‘everything old being new again’. Whatever you want to call them you still end up with a some yummy tasting tarts.
Looking through Mum’s recipes there’s quite a lot that use tinned sweet corn, not something that’s used much these days. This savoury beef casserole topped with creamed corn is a bit unusual, but as it says the corn adds some sweetness to the standard savoury mince so it could be worth trying.
This recipe is another one from the Pampas Pastry Finger Food Recipe sheets. I’ve just checked to see if Pampas still make sweet tart cases and apparently they do – I just haven’t seen them around lately. If you can’t buy them you could make your own using pastry sheets.
Recipe five in Scone Week is this much more unusual one. It’s really a cross between a scone and a fruit scroll, unusual but delicious.