25 May 2012

Mamas baking

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.

Each member of the family has their favourite cake or brownie or cookie. Every now and again Mum will try new recipes but most of the time we come back to the old favourites. Things she knows off by heart.

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!*


Maria Ontiveros said...

I've never been much of a baker, but, as the semester has ended for me, but my kids are still in school, I'm kindof enjoying baking for them. It's quiet and slow and full of love. Something for which I don't usually have time.

debs14 said...

My 'old faithful' recipe book is falling to pieces and full of notes and scribbles but there is no way I will ever part with it! I also have a notebook that I have written down tried and tested recipes and that is a scruffy, tatty old thing but the splashes and spills of mixture on the pages proves how often I have used those recipes over the year.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Abi! They look yummy. What a lovely Mum!

boysmum2 said...

make sure you get those recipes written down at some stage because guarenteed you will miss them in years later when sadly mum is not around and you will want to amke them for your own children. There is another craft idea for you, capture and make a recipe book of your mothers recipes