Sunday, March 9, 2014
Here Are Recipes I Will Never Make Part 1
Since I am not a real cook, I can not "invent" a recipe, so I research recipes to find ones I feel I can afford and attempt.
I do enjoy researching various recipes and love finding unusual recipes.
But, there are some recipes I will never attempt. These are just two of them.
I came across these recipes in an article by Maria Popova on Brainpickings.org.
George Orwell’s Dessert Recipes
(From: George Orwell’s Recipes by Maria Popova at http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/31/george-orwell-recipes/)
In George Orwell Diaries, he wrote down recipes by Mrs. Searle)
(Based on George Orwell’s Diaries (http://www.worldcat.org/title/diaries/oclc/755705035&referer=brief_results)
Mrs. Searle’s Fruit Loaf Recipe
1 lb flour
4 oz. treacle
4 oz. mixed fruit (or currants)
8 oz. sugar
6 oz. margarine or lard
Cream the sugar and margarine.
Beat the egg and add it.
Add the treacle and then the flour.
Put in greased tins and bake about 1/2 to 3/4 hour in a moderate oven.
Mrs. Searle’s Sponge Cake
5 oz. flour
4 oz. sugar
3 oz. grease (butter best)
1 teaspoonful baking powder.
Mix as above and bake.