Friday, July 8, 2011


Recipe found in a 1970s preserving cookbook, I cant read it tho!

Bed of veg for some pork shoulder

Pork Shoulder, scored and ready for the oven (it got the tinfoil treatment, see here)

Layers of potato, fennel, and shallots repeated and then topped with stock and baked.


  1. Hi,

    The handwriting is very similar to my grandmothers, so... enjoy!

    Sweet fruit Pizza

    2oz. butter
    8oz. self-raising flour
    2oz. raw sugar
    1oz chopped candied peel
    4fl. oz. milk to mix

    5oz. crushed digestives
    2oz. butter
    2oz. soft brown sugar
    3T golden syrup
    ½ t mixed spice
    1lb. apricots, plums halved and stoned
    2 bananas
    2T lemon juice

    Make base
    Rub butter into flour until breadcrumb texture. Stir in sugar and peen and enough milk to give soft but not sticky dough. Gather together and knead to a smooth ball. Roll to a 10” round and place on a greased baking sheet. Set oven to 6 (probably gas mark 6 which is about 200C).

    Melt butter syrup and sugar. Boil and add crushed biscuits and spice. Spread half over base. Place stoned fruit on it. Pour over mashed bananas and lemon juice. Sprinkle on remaining crumbs. Cookl. 30-35 min.
    Serve warm or cold with ice cream of custard.

  2. Ahh so those are 'Z' in the title, had me confused for a good while!