There is something very familiar and comforting about baking rock cakes. I can remember making them with my mum when I was young. Mum was and still is a great home baker and with seven children she was constantly in the kitchen, we used to 'help' me and my younger sister and were allowed to lick the bowl, although mum always said we would get worms! Did anyone else's mum say that? The recipe I use now is from an old 50's cookery book, like the one mum had. I love old cookery books the photos are great I don't know what it is about the colours they are just so Doris Day!
When I was in Sainsburys the other day I saw tubs of curd cheese and it made me think of curd cheesecake my great Aunty Mary used to make when we went to visit her in Hull so I thought I would try and find the recipe, of course mum came to the rescue again. She has lots of family recipes written down like Aunty Mary's Spice Bread and Aunty Hilda Chocolate Mouse (yummy) to name a few. Well I gave it a go although I could not find semolina anywhere and had to sustitute that with ground almonds it seems to have worked OK and tastes like I remember even though its about 35 years since I had any!
Well a busy day ahead of me out and about, up to Padstow this evening to see my friends new exhibition of paintings then back down to St Mawes with other friends to watch the fireworks at Falmouth. Then tall ships tommorow yipee!