Saturday, May 3, 2014

Remember when....

Back in the olden days when I was little childhood obesity was unheard of (probably because we were sent outside to play as soon as we were out of bed ,computers etc were only seen on science fiction movies and takeaway was unheard of!!).  Our Dad worked at the Butter Factory and would bring home beautiful thick cream in a Fowler jar and as a special treat Mum would give us fresh bread, jam and cream for afternoon tea. Of course by the time I had children this was something that was not included in their diet.


My Mum was never a 'sponge cake' maker and until recently I was very good at making pancake sponges. A decent recipe and my sunbeam mix master has changed all that I am now turning out pretty reasonable sort of sponges. This was last weekends effort for one of my sons 24th birthday. I had some of the whipped cream left after finishing the cake and made  bread, jam and cream for my sons to try. They were very impressed and youngest son managed to put away quite a few slices. (I'm sure he suffers from hollow legs like many 20 year olds do!)


Not something that will become a regular part of the menu but a nice stroll down memory lane. 

5 comments:

Jody Pearl said...

Yummy 'award winning' looking sponge Jackie…. and even though I'm a fan of whipped cream & jam I'm not tempted to put it on white bread - thanks for sharing. x

Pam said...

A lovely memory to stroll to Jackie! My sister and I, as you did, ate jam and cream on bread and still do!

The thing about these sort of foods back then was they were much better quality than now with all the processing and additives, and I think that this adds to the problems with childhood obesity now. Sad indeed.

Ooh I could go a piece of your tasty looking sponge right now! :) ♥

The Moonlit Stitch said...

What "sweet" memories Jackie! Wow, does that cake look good. Hope the bday was joyful! ~*~lisa

Andrea said...

Mmmmm, I can almost taste that beautiful cake !!! Home made is always so special......hope your keeping warm.X

One Earlybird said...

Now that's a sponge to be proud of.