Precious with an air of mystery
Hmm, that was Sian’s suggestion for this month for Story Telling Sunday 3. I racked my brains but couldn’t think of anything precious that had mystery attached to it! In fact, I was having trouble thinking of anything precious to share which is ridiculous as I have so many precious things, but not all have a story to them.
Then, as I was making an early morning cup of coffee for me and Hugh this morning, it suddenly hit me - my Bero recipe book.
|As you can see, this has been well used and loved, it has no front cover, only the back.|
When I was a little girl, this was the recipe book which my Mum used most of all. I learned most of my baking recipes from this book. When I left home to get married I photocopied my Mum's book so that I still had all my recipes! When my Gran moved into an old people's home and we were clearing out her cottage I found her copy of the book and was thrilled when Mum said that I could have it. I believe it was a book which you got from saving coupons from buying Bero flour. All the recipes, of course, call for Bero flour to be used! How many of you have a Bero recipe book? I expect that some of you have!
|The chocolate cake recipe is my all time favourite!|
The very first recipe that I remember baking without my Mum's help, was Coffee Kisses.
As soon as I remembered these I thought I must make some this morning to share with you all!
So, whilst doing the ironing and the accounts, I set to and made a plateful of Coffee Kisses.
The recipe says to make 80 balls, but I've never got that many out of the dough! I think I probably make them too big, but we like them like that! I also double up on the filling!
The making and filling of them took me right back to my childhood and I remembered standing at my Mum's kitchen worktop making these and having such fun filling them with the cream and then licking out the bowl! I did the same today, only I shared the licking out with Penny!
And they tasted just as good as I remembered.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading about my precious this month. Please grab a Coffee Kiss, hop on over to Sian's blog and read lots more stories about precious 'things'.