When I want to feel connected with my nan, I get out the special recipe book she made me when I first moved out of home and choose something to make. There are dinners and cakes, desserts and slices and lots of things in between. I’ll talk a lot about Nan’s book when I’m writing about food, and I’ll try to share some of her recipes, but I feel a bit precious about them ending up on the internet because they are so special to me.
Here’s a fact for you: there was no such thing as self-raising flour (or self-rising flour as it’s called in the UK). Lots of you probably already know this, but just in case this is news to you, yes, the convenience of self-raising flour is a modern invention.