Sunday, 9 November 2014
Nearly a Sweet Success !!!!
Good Morning all,
As it's Remembrance Sunday, I spent yesterday afternoon baking some confectionary from my childhood.
I remember that when I was young I went to the local library quite often, and one of my favourite books that I took out was called "Time for Tea". This little book had lots of lovely sweet recipes and I use to enjoy making things at the weekends for my two brothers and my parents. I can remember taking this book out quite often as I enjoyed it so much. A few years ago I tried to see if I could buy this book - but as I don't know who had written it I couldn't find it on-line as there were many books with the same title.
Anyway, back to yesterday. I went through my cook books and found 4 recipes:- "Coconut Ice", "Fudge", "Peppermint Creams" and "Truffles".
Only 3 out of the 4 were a success - the fudge hasn't set. I don't know if I managed to get the correct temperature before I turned off the heat. The other three came out fine. My husband and son agreed that they tasted good. I think I will use the fudge in a cake (no waste - as in war time - nothing was thrown away!!)
I am lucky not to have been alive during WW1 or WW2, and when I think of all the lives lost - many men the ages of my two sons 24 & 22, I thank my lucky stars that they too have not had to go through it.
A time not only to remember the past, but also a time to rejoice in the present, and hope for the future. x
See you again soon. Take care. x