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Oh, CWA...

Of course the first recipe I try is one of those recipes that isn't actually written down, but passed on by word of mouth. For example, ingredient amounts vary wildly (1/2 to 1 cup of coconut?), a lack of pan size (20 x 20 cm? 20 x 30? It's a mystery!) and a lack of baking time - just "bake until done".

Still, I guess that once I make more of these more free-form CWA recipes I'll eventually get good at the guessing ;)


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Mar. 22nd, 2013 08:42 am (UTC)
I'm guessing this is a lamington recipe. I have a copy of the CWA cookbook around here somewhere if you want me to look up the details.
Mar. 22nd, 2013 09:45 am (UTC)
It was actually for a jam slice, but thanks for the offer!
Apr. 4th, 2013 10:20 am (UTC)
My Mum had her mother's cookbook. One recipe called for a pound of meat. No matter how many times my Mum did the metric conversion, the amount just didn't seem right.

When she rang my grandmother to ask, my grandmother said, "Oh, I think I probably meant a £ (pound note) worth of meat." :-)

I can still remember the butcher's boy coming to my grandmother's back door on his bicycle to deliver the meat. Presumably prices didn't change much back then.
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