COFFEE MOUSSE CAKE

This recipe from the Women’s Weekly looks luscious.  I’m always looking for recipes that you can make the day before an event, it just makes the workload on the day itself that much easier.  I think this one would be a good one to try.

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RAISIN LOAF

This one is out of my recipe collection, although I suspect it’s a recipe that Mum gave to me.  As you can see I typed it up and stuck it in my book with cellotape, which now makes it a bit hard to read. If you’re having trouble it’s simply:  1 cup cold tea, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup caster sugar.  Soak for 1 hour.  Add 2 cups Self Raising Flour, beat well cook for 1 hour in mod oven – 180oC.  When it’s cool you slice and butter it – quick and tasty.

GEM SCONES

I’ve included this recipe because it brings back a lot of memories. Gem scones are a cross between a scone and a muffin, but sadly impossible to cook unless you have a gem iron, which I don’t think you can buy these days.  My cast iron gem iron was made for me by a friend of Mum & Dad’s, when he made one for Mum.  The secret of cooking them is to get the iron super hot so that the mixture sizzles when you drop it in.  They taste great and finding this recipe now makes me want to cook a batch again.