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.
As you can see this recipe is from the Keysborough Bowls Social Club Simple Slice Recipe book. I’ve never made it, but I can remember seeing it on the table at a few “bring a plate” events back in the 70s when my kids were little. It’s sort of a fake vanilla slice – the plate was always empty at the end of the event it must taste good.
These are probably my husband’s favourite type of bought biscuit. I must admit I’ve never considered making them for him as I always though they were too difficult. This recipe doesn’t look that hard though so I guess I’ll now have to give them a go.
Plain cake always sounds so boring, but in reality is tastes great. It has a heavier texture than a sponge and it goes really well with a cup of tea or coffee. Adding the lemon or orange rind to turn it into a Madeira Cake is a great idea.
These were one of Mum’s treats that I can remember coming home to after school and finding leftover from an afternoon tea Mum had had for her friends. They were light and filled with fresh cream with a light dusting of icing sugar, my mouth waters just remembering them.
This was a dish that Mum would make as a ‘special’ dessert especially in summer. It’s light and fluffy and can be prepared before visitors arrive. I haven’t tasted it for many years, but just the name brings back memories of those meals with family and friends.