Saturday, 19 March 2016

Souper Cheesecake

I've been trying to make a dent in the pile of recipe ideas I have torn out of magazines.
S made this lime and ginger cheesecake and although hers didn't look quite as picture perfect it tasted just as delicious.

I baked some cakes but these weren't quite as tasty.
I picked up this recipe on a World War 2 day out at Manor Farm in 2012.
I shall share the recipe because it is an original one from that time period and if anyone needs to provide a donation to a WW2 event at school then it may be useful.
Put 2 cups of All Bran, half cup of golden syrup and 1 and a half cups of milk in a bowl and leave for about 5 minutes. Add 1 egg. Sift in 1 cup of plain flour and 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda and half tsp salt. Mix well and then pour into cake cases. I think I baked 20 cakes with this mix. Cakes were baked at 200c, mine took a bit longer than the 10 minutes quoted in the recipe.

A while back I bought a copy of A Girl Called Jack and decided it was time I actually cooked something from out of it.
This week I made the Carrot, Cumin and Kidney Bean Soup which G took to work on Tuesday. I have to say the colour was awful but he said it was really tasty and his work colleagues all enjoyed dunking a little bread into it too.
Today he took in Simple Spiced Potato Soup pictured below.


  1. That cheesecake looks lovely. I have every intention of having a go at recipes I come across and then end up forgetting all about them so it's good that you've made an effort to give some a go, I should do the same.

  2. That's so often the problem with recipes - we all see them and put them by!
    I've always loved cheesecake but with Eddie being diabetic I've amended recipes to reduce the carbohydrates/sugar that raise his blood sugar levels. You may have seen I also posted a cheesecake recipe recently ... the ingredients are fine for diabetics and all ... and it does taste good too!

    I enjoyed the look back on the visit to Manor Farm ... that was four years ago, the years zoom by don't they!

    Hope your weekend (so far) has been a good one.
    Is it tomorrow you start your new job?

    Whichever day it is, I wish you well and good luck as you settle into something new.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

  3. That cheesecake looks yummy. I haven't tried anything with both lime and ginger before. The flavour combination must be amazing.
    I'm glad the soup was enjoyed too. Have a lovely week! X

  4. Lime and ginger sounds good; I like sharp cheesecakes.

  5. I love lime and ginger! I don't know if I would be so fond of cakes that had all-bran but when food was rationed they were probably quite the treat! x

  6. I do like lime flavour although Ginger and I don't quite get on, but it sounds v intriguing as does the kidneybean soup!x