For as long as I can remember my Mum has been baking. It is normal to come downstairs in the morning and see her rolling dough, moulding cookies or stirring chocolate cake mixture. Even now on some mornings I can lie in bed and catch the wafts of baking coming up the stairs. I lie there trying to guess what is in the oven.
Many of our favourite recipes have been passed on by friends or updated over the years. All of them are scrawled in a crinked and stained notebook. Guests in our house are always amazed at how often the tins are always full or how very often a cake is cooling on the side or brownies are cooking in the oven.
I am so blessed to have a Mama who loves baking for us. (The funny thing is she doesn't really like many of the things she bakes and will always choose bought cake over homemade!)
What do you make? Do you have time honoured recipes?
*The cookies in the pictures are our family go to recipe. Full proof and totally delicious and....our own little secret!*