I think I may have taken the theme a little to far as this morning I have mostly been baking (Fruit cake, Oat Crunch, Victoria Sponge and Bread is currently doing its thing).
Before my Mum past away she wrote down the recipes of some of her favourite bakes, the fruit cake and oat crunch are my favourites as they are both quick, easy and taste great (sorry no picture of fruit cake as it is still cooling).
I debated whether or not to share the recipes, but recipes are to be shared and enjoyed so here goes:
10 oz porridge oats
7-8 oz butter
7-8 oz musavado sugar
Pinch of salt (optional)
Ginger or spices
Optional – nuts, dried fruit etc
Melt sugar and butter add the oats (and optional extras if desired) press well into non-greased baking trays. Cook at gas 4 for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cut into pieces – leave in the tin until cold, turn out.
¼ lb melted butter
8 oz SR flour
2 eggs (unbeaten)
4 oz sugar (caster or musovado or a mix)
12 oz dried fruit
¼ pint milk/sherry or orange juice
1 tsp mixed spice
Mix all ingredients well, pour into a lined 7-8” tin cook at gas 2 for approx 2 hours.