Quiche with salad for tea. I bunged in things lying around in the fridge and the garden.
*handful of baby carrots
*handful of mange tout
*1/2 pint of milk
* wadge of cheese (grated)
*8 oz shortcrust pastry (half fat (I used butter - tut, tut) to flour and a pinch of salt)
Assemble and bung it in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until set, at hot to start off with down to medium as soon as it's gone in.
This is Auntie Katy's Farmhouse fruit cake
*6 oz margarine (I used butter - tut, tut.)
*6 oz castor sugar
*3 large eggs
*8 oz plain flour
*1/2 tsp baking powder
*1/2 tsp mixed spice
*10 oz mixed dried fruit
*2 oz peel or marmalade
*2 oz glace cherries
Bung the first group of ingredients in a bowl and whisk or beat until smooth.
Bung in the second lot and mix in.
Bung it all into a 7 inch round baking tin and bake in the oven at 160 degrees for a fan oven (170 degrees otherwise) for 1 hour or until done.
This is school bread. It can be made at a desk with minimum (ha ha) mess, all in one bowl.
*2 teacups bread flour (e.g. white, white/wholemeal, white/granary)
*1 level tsp salt
*2 level tsp lard or butter
*1/4 pint warm water
*1 level tsp dried yeast
*1/2 tsp sugar
Mix sugar, yeast and water in a jug.
Mix flour and salt and rub in butter.
Stir together wet and dry ingredients.
Knead or play with the dough for 10 minutes.
Put on a baking tray, keep warm and leave until doubled in size (about 1 - 2 hours or until you remember you've left it somewhere).
Bake at 200 degrees for about 15 - 20 minutes or until done.
These artificial flowers were 80p from the Junk Shop. Not being very good at flower arranging I bunged them in a vase and hoped for the best!
They look good to me.