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!
It was hands on in Chiswick when Rose asked me to give a baking
lesson for her friends and members of her Boot Camp group at her home. She has an amazing kitchen with an island station which Grandma would
have loved. It was perfect for everyone to gather round and join in. I bakedMarmalade Spice Cakeas the tangy combination of marmalade
and ginger is always very popular. Everyone wanted to have a
go at weighing, stirring, mixing and tasting and get some baking tips before
the cake went in the oven.
While it was cooking, I talked about the story of Grandma’s life
and home baking and there were some samples of the recipes I’d made earlier
fromGrandma Abson's Traditional Bakingbook.
I’d made all the recipes with less sugar. One of the guests commented : ‘I came and tasted a gorgeous (not overly sweet) cake and have been reading the book and showing it to friends ever since. It’s a gold mine of fantastic recipes. You won't get this from any TV chefs and it’s a breath of fresh air. Thank you Meryl.’
Dream Cake is disappearing
Once the cakescame out of the oven, there was hardly
time for them to cool before they had disappeared. Who can resist thesmell and taste of home bakingwarm and aromatic and straight out of
the oven? Having a bakinglesson
is fabulous idea for a party. Huge thanks to Rose for being the perfect host.Let’s get baking!
Boot Camp team
photo - traditional baking