I`ve a friend staying for a few days, so I did a batch of baking on Saturday, something I`ve not done for quite a while. But I found myself really enjoying getting into it again. I made some sultana scones, a cherry cake and an apple pie, the apple pie we had for lunch yesterday.
Eating the scones and some of the cake for tea tonight, we got round to discussing our earliest memories of getting involved with baking and cooking. And I found myself remembering when I was very little (and that`s many, many years ago now!) how when my Mum made pastry, she would always give me a little piece of it to roll out with my little rolling pin, then I had a tiny (I think it was a silver thimble) to use to cut out little rounds, and place on a tiny tart tin, then put a minute amount of jam in them and she would bake them. When my Dad used to come home from work I used to give him the little tarts I`d made for his tea. Only as I grew older did I discover that he didn`t really like jam tarts!
I wonder what any readers first memories are of cooking/baking?