What do you mean you can’t read that! This is the recipe my mother wrote into my recipe book years ago, before she died. Well, obviously Before she died, I mean, if she had written it After she had died this would be a very different story!! Anyway, this was before cell phones and computers in homes and milk in cartons and granola bars in crinkly packages.
She devised this recipe to encourage us kids to eat raw foods. Hence the cornflakes (very tricky cover). And I am willing to bet that she never made it the same way twice. This is a stand out favourite for my kids. And you can stuff it full of good dried food!
Mum obviously used the first pen that came to hand. Faded green (sigh) So I shall interpret. She always wrote important stuff in capitals. So I shall too. Please excuse me if it sounds like I am shouting the recipe at you.
- CORNFLAKES 3 cups
- ROLLED OATS 1 cup
- SULTANAS handful
- COCONUT 1/2 cup
- WHEATGERM dsp spoon
- BRAN 1/2 cup
- KIBBLED WHEAT dsp spoon
- SUNFLOWER SEEDS 1/2 cup
- SESAME SEEDS 1/4 cup
(In a pot)
BOIL HARD TOGETHER FOR 4 – 5 MINUTES
- BUTTER 1/2 LB
- SUGAR 1/2 cup
- HONEY dsp spoon
Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bowl, I took out the sesame seeds and added walnut and flax seeds. Then boil the butter and sugar mixture until it begins to pull away from the sides. Be careful or you really will have toffee. We boiled and stirred for 4 minutes. The Matriarch made the mistake of stepping through the door at this very moment and very kindly took over the stirring as it needs to be continuously stirred, and I still had the floor covered in grocery bags.
Then quickly pour the hot mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. Work fast as it is setting. While it is still hot pour into a pie dish (Mum used to make this in a roasting dish, as she did with most things, after all there were quite a few of us) and pat firmly into place, keep patting and pushing firmly as it hardens, flattening with a spoon and then pop into the fridge.
Cut into small slices when co;d. This lives in the fridge until it is all gone. Which will be very soon!
Now the rule is: (this is not a silly rule!) When the children are doing the cutting and dividing – one cuts and the others choose. So the cutter makes sure that all portions are exactly the same. Getting to have the last slice does that to a person!!
A shot of The Farmy last night as we walked away from the sunset. This weather is a gift. Lovely walks. We are getting so far ahead on our winter jobs. Stalker’s Garden has new raised beds. The calves have a new fence (they are not impressed). A new guttering spout has been installed for another rainwater barrel (every garden needs one). There has been Thinking done about the pig sty, maintenance on the barn (doors that open and shut, with new Daisy safe latches)and Our John has even begun to sow a few seeds for the vege garden. I know, I know, far too early, but there is no stopping the man, he does this every year!