I do not live in a farmhouse but I couldn't resist the recipes Alison Uttley remembered from her childhood.
According to me, the signs of a good cookery book are...
- hurriedly scrawled notes in pencil alongside favourite recipes
- the numerous splodges of mistakenly dropped food-stuffs
- a broken spine and some loose pages (even perhaps opening automatically at a previously favoured page...?)
Last night, in bed, I read & dreamt of my future culinary conquests. With such fantastical sounding recipes as Thor's Cake, Spanish Flummery, Hasty Pudding, Carsington Pikelets, Tennis Cake, Wakes Cakes, Exeter Stew and Slackers, what can I do but get cooking?