Saturday, May 27, 2023

Weekend Cooking: Granny's Melting Moments

A couple of weeks ago I was in my home town of Perth. One of my aunties had some recipes for me that my grandmother used to make. One of them was a recipe for Melting Moments, and it was written in my grandmother's handwriting. It gave me quite a jolt to see that as she died a couple of years ago now during COVID so we weren't able to go to her funeral. She had, however, been in care for a number of years now and as a result I hadn't read a letter from her for many years.

Last weekend, I invited my sister and her family around for Sunday afternoon. Ostensibly it was to celebrate my husband's birthday, but I thought it would be fun to make them for her, which is what I did! I also made some scones )lemonade and cream version) and a couple of loaves of banana bread. You can find the recipe for the scones here, and for the banana bread here. I added cream cheese frosting adapted from one of our favourites which is this Carrot, Walnut and Ginger cake. Instead of ginger juice I added lemon juice

Firstly though, here is the recipe that my grandmother used to make

For me though, I definitely need a filling for melting moments, so I went and found a filling which was 60 grams of butter, and around 80 grams of icing sugar mixture and a splash of lemon juice to give it a lemon zing. They were a big hit. Well, let's put it this way. There were no leftovers. Here are the finished product

As usual, not pretty but certainly tasty

This was the whole spread

Do you have any recipes that have been passed down to you?

Weekly meals

Saturday - Chicken enchilada
Sunday - Scrambled eggs on toast 
Monday - Sausages, mash and gravy
Tuesday - Mexican chicken and rice
Wednesday - Out for dinner
Thursday - Out for dinner
Friday - Canapes

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  1. My goodness, the writing is so like my mother's and I have a small recipe box with her handwritten recipes. That's a treasure.

  2. I have quite a few of my mother's, she made me a mini-album one Christmas. But none of my grandmother's, I don't remember ever eating at her house.

    1. I am not sure that my mother has any recipes I would want other than a fruit cake recipe

  3. They are great memories for you!