Sunday, 24 February 2013

All things cooking! ;-)



Whilst I was waiting for a batch of scones to bake, earlier today,

I began to rummage around... and browse through

my cookery books, which live here...




Many of these I acquired when I was younger

and many were acquired for free, when companies, such as

Cadburys, used to produce some excellent booklets.





Booklets so useful for delving into when you need to think fast

and provide food for children's parties.







The W.I. also published these books, which I love....




Ideas from McVities, Stork, Birds Eye, Heinz...and so many more....




Tray bakes from Bournville...





Hmmm..am I the only person in Devon who still owns the Devon Air Cookbook?

I wonder ?!










And I was an avid collector of recipes... and swapping recipes...all stored in books like this...



and this...








I reminisced and could've got carried away, burning the scones in the process....

but I didn't!




The recipe I used today,  came from here...








3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...you have so many books. No shortage of inspiration there!
And those cheese scones look particularly good!
Love Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

What a wonderful collections of books Sal. Mum used to have a lot but I think when she had a grand clear out most of them went which is a pity, but I do have some old WI ones and one that belonged to my grandmother, and also the Stork Margarine Wartime cookbook, which has the most wonderful highly recommended Lemon Curd recipe in!
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

Janice said...

And I thought it was just me.... I have lots of old recipe books, many being small booklets published by church groups or school committees here in Australia. The recipes are all tried and true. I also have my grandmother's handwritten recipes in an exercise book with an embroidered slip cover. She was married in 1914, so it is 100 years old. Hard to believe. I love your little shelf showcasing them all. Surprisingly, I even have the exact same tin with the red roofed houses.