This is probably my favorite cake to make. I think it is the first cake I ever learned to make - a very basic sponge cake. I copied the recipe from one of my mother's cookbooks when I was in my early teens. I still have the old note book in which I wrote out the recipe, now rather smudged from frequent use. The quantities are given in pounds, but when I was at university, I didn't have a scales, so, converted the quantities to cups, which I pencilled in.
This is the cake I always make when I want a quick cake for tea or a snack. It's made with ingredients that are staples and I almost always have on hand.
The recipe as written down in my note book:
"Cream together 1/4 lb. butter and 1/2 lb. sugar until pale in colour. Add 2 eggs, one at a time unbeaten, beating well after each addition. Gradually fold in 1/2 lb. sifted flour with 3 level tsp. baking powder to the mixture with 1/2 cup milk. Lastly add vanilla essence and salt. Bake in a moderately hot oven for 30 min. Serve with jam or butter icing on top."
|Sponge Cake Recipe|
Bless, it's so interesting that you are emotionally connected to most of your activities. I see it as the linch pin of nearly all your posts. Activities of the past seem more important to you than to most. On the other hand, I get comments from my extended family about constantly reaching for a new experience, new activity, new idea, new way of doing routine activities. I'm looking to go to Myanmar much to the admonishment/horror of friends. [haven't told family].ReplyDelete
Thanks for a new perspective on my behaviour.
Hon, that's an interesting observation! But you are right, the past is important to me. I think it's wonderful that you are looking forward to experiencing new things and hope you are able to visit Myanmar.Delete