So that is it for swaps until the new year. Now to concentrate on Christmas. Not that this swap wasn't totally about Christmas!
Meanwhile, I still have two sick girls at home. Not sure what to do because there doesn't seem to be any improvement. I think it will be off to the doctor tomorrow if they are still home. I got into the kitchen today to do a little baking myself. I went retro and made something I haven't made in years.
I got out one of my Bero books. Do any of you have any of these wonderful little books? They are baking books first printed in the 1920s as a promotion by Bero flour to encourage people to use their self-raising flour. In fact the early books only use self-raising and do not specify it in the recipes as it is just automatically assumed that is what you are using. I have a collection of these books going back decades, and received the newest just the other week from my mother.
They might not look like much but if you ever need a handy reference to British baking - savoury as well as sweet - these are very useful things. While the newer books add different recipes and become slightly more international in flavour (slightly) these are the books to come to if you want to make a very traditional British bake. So today I did.
When is the last time you had a rock cake?
And, just for the record, these are not like rocks and are very tasty indeed.