Today I take a trip down memory lane.. It is a very long lane.
52 years ago this week, I had my very first official cookery lesson. I had been cooking and helping in the kitchen at mammy’s side for many years before that.
This first lesson was at school. Today I reproduce that recipe.
Preheat the oven to 200°C
225g self raising flour
75g mixed dried fruit
25g mixed candied peel
50g caster sugar
1 egg size 3
Milk to mix
Mix the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
Stir in the dried fruit, mixed peel and sugar.
Mix to a stiff dough with egg and milk.
Place in rough spoonfuls on a greased baking sheet
Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Do you have an early memory of cooking?