Grandma Abson's Traditional Baking is all about simple and tasty baking, a legacy from my Grandma's time as a cook-housekeeper in Edwardian times and a lifetime of baking.
As I was growing up, I watched her bake and cook, and acquired her expertise and passion for baking. Now I'm sharing Grandma Abson's traditional baking with baking devotees who remember it first time around and a whole generation new to baking. Enjoy!
all getting excited about my daughter’s wedding next month and yet another
outing for Grandma Abson’sCelebration Fruit Cakerecipe. As you
need to make fruit cake in advance, I made the three tiers of fruit cake and
these are now maturing. I pricked the tops of the cakes and poured a few
teaspoonsful of brandy to help the process along. During the next couple of
weeks, I’ll need to cover the cakes with home made almond paste/marzipan.
½ lb ground almonds
¾ lb caster sugar
tablespoonfuls of lemon juice and 2 tablespoonsful of water
Mix the almonds and sugar together. Add sufficient
liquid to make a stiff paste. You can also add a 1 tablespoon of sherry
instead of 1 of the water. You can also substitute half of the caster sugar
with icing sugar.
special wedding gift
A few months ago, I made a special Wedding Cake and gave a copy
of Grandma Abson's Traditional Baking bookfor
a family friend to take as a wedding gift for a famous couple, Justine Thornton
and Ed Miliband. Ed is the local M.P. in Doncaster.I decorated the cake with red ribbon
and put a spray of delicate white Yorkshire roses, tied up with a horseshoe. I
was delighted to get a lovely message back from Justine with a lovely thank you
card saying ‘We've started eating the cake and it is fantastic!’ I hope they are doing plenty of
Grandma Abson’s bakingin the