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Take 6 oz self raising flour, four level teaspoonfuls ground ginger, one egg, 4 oz butter, 3 oz castor sugar, two table-spoonfuls ginger marmalade. Sieve flour and ginger and rub in butter. Add sugar and enough egg to bind mixture together. Turn on a lightly-floured surface and knead until smooth. Divide into half and form two square to fit into a greased 7 inch square tin. Place one piece in the tin and spread with the marmalade then place the remaining piece on top. Bake in moderate oven for 50 mins. Turn onto a wire tray to cool. Cover with a smooth glace icing by mixing icing sugar with water. Spread over the top and cut into slices. Read more......
Take 1lb leeks, 4 rashers bacon, 4oz butter, 1 pint milk, Cornflour, Salt and pepper (to taste). Chop bacon into strips and gently fry in butter in a closed pan. Clean the leeks, chop and add. Cook gently until very tender (20 mins). Add the milk, salt and pepper (if required) and heat without boiling. Thicken with cornflour if desired. Serve topped with grated cheese. Read more......
Take 2 lb fresh gooseberries, 10 to 15 heads of fresh rose petals (all pink or a mixture of colours), 1 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tspn salt, 1 lb sugar to each pint of juice. Wash gooseberries and rose petals and just cover with water. Boil gently for ½ hr and strain through jelly bag. Place measured juice in a large pan and to each pint add 1 lb sugar the salt and lemon juice. Boil fast for 20-25 mins. Test for setting and put into warm jars. Read more......