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Marguerite Patten's Perfect Cooking
Wed 7-Apr-10
2:18 pm
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Shereen
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Remember I mentioned my Mum's old Marguerite Patten cookbook with the hints and tips cartoons in it? My lovely brother took a photo of them for me so I could share them with you lot:

Cookbook page 1Image Enlarger Cookbook page 2Image Enlarger

 

If you click on the pics for biggness you'll be able to learn what to do if your cake sinks in the middle, or your sauce won't thicken properly. You'll also be able to boggle at the 40+ year old cartoon husband and wife. Laugh

Wed 7-Apr-10
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What a hoot!  Could you really be bothered to cut the centre out of a sunken cake?  Thanks for posting the pictures Shereen, quite a memory poke for me.

I'll try that again!

Wed 7-Apr-10
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I can be bothered to cut the hole out of a sunken cake if it has to look good but for feeding to the family -nah!RunAway

Thu 8-Apr-10
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Sunken cake? Cut it in half, put sunken half on plate. Fill hole with cream/jam/buttercream/something delicious. Fill cake as normal with cream/jam/buttercream/somethingdelicious. Put unsunken bottom half on top so it looks like an unsunken top. Voila- far, far nicer than one of those 'successful' unsunken cakes as you GET MORE FILLING! Hurrah!

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Thu 8-Apr-10
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p.s.

Surely that husband is Nigel Lawson?

I think we should be told....

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Fri 9-Apr-10
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Kate, I think you are right!  Nigella's Dad...

I'll try that again!

Sun 11-Apr-10
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Brilliant, Shereen! Say thanks to your bro from us WellDone

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