There has been some baking in the kitchen this morning. A first-time recipe for me, using my Great Grandmother's 'Good Little Cakes' recipe. This is a photo of her, on her farm in Tassie, collecting eggs. Maybe she was off to bake some Good Little Cakes herself?
The recipe was handwritten at the back of the Hobart Cookery Book, along with other recipes such as Green Gooseberry Jam, Ointment for Cracked Hands, Anzacs, Ginger Drops and Raspberry Slice.
It was lovely to think that here I was in 2013 baking something my ancestor, Elizabeth baked years earlier. If she had been baking these Good Little Cakes early in her marriage which took place in 1897, then this recipe has been baked, shared and loved for at least 116 years.
I wondered about the mention of "new" milk and also the "small" cup measures of flour, but the mixture looked fine (and tasted good) so on I went.
Would you like the recipe? Great Grandma Elizabeth's Good Little Cakes :
Beat together well 3 eggs and 3/4 cup sugar.
Add 1/2 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup new milk and 3 small cups flour
with 2 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar and 1 1/4 teaspoons of bi-carb soda.
Mix well and add 1/2 cup sultanas, 1/2 cup currants and some peel.
Put into patty tins and bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes.
I'm not sure what Great Grandma Elizabeth would think of the green icing, but I'm sure she'd be happy her recipe is still being used and enjoyed. Yes, they were yummy!
On the crochet-front, this is where I'm up to with Girl 2's cheery and bright blanket.
One-third of the way through, having decided on a grid of 7 x 9. Nine different patterns, seven of each. 21 squares done, 42 to go and still enjoying it.