Things your granny made...

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Things your granny made...

Postby Sharon » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:59 am

...and noone could ever match.

My Granny Little made the most amazing light, fluffy, melt in your mouth sponge cakes filled with fresh cream straight off the top of the bucket of milk in early days, with just a light dusting of icing sugar on top.... to die for.

And despite having 7 daughters (as far as I know none of the boys cooked), none have matched her cake baking skills!

I miss those cakes.
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Postby My Kitten » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:03 pm

Mine is good a making soup that you really can't tell what flavour it is. I think she mixes two total opposite cans together. Bless her tho.

Otherwise, it would be her mix of Ukranian/Scottish cookery that I can't seem to get to work.
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Postby Pripyat » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:05 pm

I do like a good cake :)

My mothers mother made good soup and my fathers mother
made good cakes and biscuits. I miss tablet though.

All the grandparents long since gone.
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Postby trudger » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:13 pm

Unfortunately all my grandparents were dead before I was born (sigh).

As far as I'm aware they didnt do it on purpose.

I remember other folks grannys cooking though and how they always seemed to use that magical liquid that I havent tasted for years and years called.......Nestle Cream, from a tin. Thick as fuck and twice as creamy. Oh yes, I think I will have to buy some NOW! (logs out)
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Postby Ally Doll » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:14 pm

My grans both make fantastic soup, and claim it's easy, but I can't make anything close to the flavour or constistency. :(

They also bake wonderful things, but I haven't attempted to match them on this.

One of my grans also makes great chips, done in a chip pan but they're crispy and light. She has a crinkle cutter which makes them even more special!
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Postby Pripyat » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:25 pm

trudger wrote:I remember other folks grannys cooking though and how they always seemed to use that magical liquid that I havent tasted for years and years called.......Nestle Cream, from a tin.


Melt a knob of butter then stir in 1lb caster sugar and stir. Add small tin of carnation milk and stir until the mixture begins to thicken. Pour into a buttered tin and leave to set.

Ingredients : 2lbs. Sugar, 4 oz. Butter, ½ Pint Milk, 1 tin Condensed Milk.
Method as above but use a larger tin as these are double quantities.


Ah tablet, food of the Gods :wink: :P

A female colleague brought in some tablet her mother had
made, instant marriage proposal :wink: ::):
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Postby trudger » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:17 pm

Ah tablet, food of the Gods :wink: :P

Agreed Pripyat! And also the reason most dentists drive around in Mercs.

I cant make tablet, it always comes out as fudge, which is a real tragedy (har, har).

Condensed milk is slightly different from Nestle cream. When you taste CM you can hear your teeth starting to dissolve, Nestle cream is less sweet and not as sticky.
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Postby Sir Roger DeLodgerley » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:27 pm

Pripyat wrote:A female colleague brought in some tablet her mother had
made, instant marriage proposal :wink: ::):


the colleague or the mother Pripyat?
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Postby Pripyat » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:37 pm

Sir Roger DeLodgerley wrote:
Pripyat wrote:A female colleague brought in some tablet her mother had
made, instant marriage proposal :wink: ::):


the colleague or the mother Pripyat?


The colleague.
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Postby Fossil » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:07 pm

Best Tablet maker [whos not my granny btw] would be cumbo. make us some for Thursday will ye ::):

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Postby Alex Glass » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:58 pm

By the time I was born I only had one granny left. She wasn't a cook. Fortunatley my mum learnt how to cook from her granny. She use to make great cakes, dumpling, tablet, candy apples, soup, just about anything.

My dad was a great cook as well. He made great bread. Unfortunatly he didn't do a lot of cooking as he got older.

I remember my gran made mince once. She used cornflower to thicken it unfortunately that was all she used. It was horrible.
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Postby tobester » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:02 pm

I cant remember my gran on my mums side as she died when i was 5, but she taught my mum to cook, she made great dumpling at xmas and birthdays and excellent vegetable soup, that she taught my sister to make so its carried on thru the generations.

Id love one of the fruit dumplings again, i miss them
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Postby Alex Glass » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:26 pm

Was the dumpling steamed in a pillowcase then put in the oven to dry?
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Postby tobester » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:38 pm

Yeah put in a cloth then into a BIG bowl, used to love it always money hidden in it on birthdays, used to get 4 a year, my birthday, my sisters, my uncles and xmas
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Postby Alex Glass » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:57 pm

Ah! The memories. I can taste it. The outer skin was my favourite.
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