Elle’s family recipe book project

This project really began in 1999 when my mother decided my sisters and I were old enough to learn how to make Pop’s cream liqueur. She called it an heirloom recipe – our legacy from our grandfather. That was the first time I’d ever thought of a recipe as an heirloom, as something tangible to be passed from one generation to another.

When I had children of my own and they wanted to make stuff in the kitchen I realised that I had heirloom recipes of my own – Mum’s roast chicken gravy and Uncle Philip’s Welsh Rarebit for instance. But all of these special recipes were on bits of paper or scattered through cookbooks in various kitchens. Or worse, in someone’s memory and not written down at all. No single person had all the recipes, and I started thinking that one day those special legacies would be lost. And who would remember that Uncle Glyn’s granddaughter came up with the name for Welfare Soup? Or that the scalloped potatoes recipe came from 20 years of sitting down to Christmas dinner with the same neighbours? Or that Grandma gave Mum the fruitcake recipe after her wedding because it was Dad’s favourite? Someone needed to put all those recipes and all those stories in one place.

I could NEVER have predicted the response I got when I put the word out to family and friends. Poppa Pete pulled out his mother’s old handwritten recipe book and I just about cried. And finding Gran Schroder’s copy of the Edmonds Cookbook – the original 1955 edition – with her comments and notes in it…

I have received recipes from every branch on the family tree and the response from my family and my in-laws made this project so much more rewarding than I ever could have guessed. I hope that they (and you) see this book the way I do – as a true family heirloom and legacy.

You can see all the completed recipe pages on Facebook at Elle’s Recipe Pages.

*Boxcheck* After Dinner Mints
*Boxcheck* After Sun Lotion
*Boxcheck* Almond Cake
*Boxcheck* Almond Snaps
*Box* American Brownie
*Box* Amish Friendship Muffins
*Boxcheck* ANZAC Biscuits
*Boxcheck* Apple Crumble Pudding
*Boxcheck* Apple Crumble Pudding
*Box* Apple or Fruit Sponge Pudding
*Box* Apple Pie
*Box* Apple Pudding
*Boxcheck* Apple Snow
*Box* Apricot Loaf
*Box* Apricot & Pineapple Jam
*Boxcheck* Asian Fish & Vegetable Curry
*Boxcheck* Athenian Mince
*Boxcheck* Ausstecherle
*Boxcheck* Australian Shortbread
*Boxcheck* Avocado & Cucumber Soup
*Box* Baby Pecan Pies
*Boxcheck* Baked Beans on Toast
*Box* Banana Bran Muffins
*Boxcheck* Banana Bread
*Box* Banana Cream
*Boxcheck* Banana Lemon Layer Cake
*Boxcheck* Battenburg Cake
*Boxcheck* Beef & Salad Pillows
*Boxcheck* Beef Cobbler
*Boxcheck* Beef Olives
*Box* Beef Olives
*Box* Belgium Cake
*Boxcheck* Beth Theve’s Low Calorie Quiche
*Boxcheck* Betty’s Christmas Cake
*Boxcheck* Big Dog Biscuits
*Box* Biscuits
*Box* Biscuits
*Box* Blackcurrant Jam
*Box* Blue Band Sponge Sandwich Cake
*Boxcheck* Blue Mountain Broccoli
*Boxcheck* Boiled Fruit Cake
*Box* Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake
*Boxcheck* Bonfire Tuatuas
*Box* Bottling Beans
*Box* Bottling Peaches
*Box* Bottling Pears
*Box* Bottling Tomatoes
*Box* Brandy Cornets
*Box* Brandy Snaps
*Box* Bread & Butter Pudding
*Boxcheck* Brussels Sprouts
*Boxcheck* Bubble & Squeak Cakes
*Boxcheck* Burritos
*Boxcheck* Butter Chicken
*Box* Butter Sponge Cake
*Box* Butterfly or Angel Cakes
*Boxcheck* Cajun Chicken with Lime, Tomato & Avocado
*Box* Cake with Apple Sauce
*Box* Caramel Toffee
*Boxcheck* Cardamom & Orange Cupcakes
*Boxcheck* Carrot Cake
*Boxcheck* Carrot Cake
*Boxcheck* Cauliflower & Prosciutto Pasta
*Box* Cheap War Cake
*Box* Cheese Biscuits or Busters
*Box* Cheesecake
*Box* Cheesecake
*Boxcheck* Cheese Custard
*Boxcheck* Cheese Eggs
*Boxcheck* Cheese Paste
*Boxcheck* Cheese Pudding
*Box* Cheese Scones
*Box* Cheese Sticks
*Box* Cheese & Tomato Paste
*Box* Chelsea Buns
*Boxcheck* Cherrie Cake
*Boxcheck* Cherry Cake
*Boxcheck* Chestnut Soup
*Box* Chicken Bolognaise Pasta Pots
*Box* Chicken Liver Pate
*Boxcheck* Chicken & Mushroom Casserole
*Box* Chicken & Mushroom Pate
*Boxcheck* Chicken & Mushroom Scallopine
*Box* Chicken Pie
*Boxcheck* Chicken & Sundried Tomato Snack
*Box* Chicken Tzatziki
*Boxcheck* Chicken & Vegetable Curry
*Boxcheck* Chicken, Vege & Tortellini Soup
*Boxcheck* Chickpea & Cauliflower Casserole
*Boxcheck* Chilli Jam
*Box* Chilli Jam
*Boxcheck* Choc Cake
*Box* Choc Cake
*Boxcheck* Choc Mint Cake
*Box* Choc Mousse Cheesecake
*Box* Chocolate Biscuits
*Box* Chocolate Cake
*Boxcheck* Chocolate Caramel Fudge
*Box* Chocolate Crispies
*Boxcheck* Chocolate Fudge Pudding
*Box* Chocolate Jelly
*Box* Chocolate Mint Bark
*Boxcheck* Chocolate Mint Cake
*Box* Chocolate Orange Biscuits
*Box* Chocolate Sandwich
*Boxcheck* Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding
*Boxcheck* Chocolate Truffles
*Box* Chocolate Truffles
*Box* Cho Khanjang
*Boxcheck* Chopped Chicken Livers & Mushrooms
*Boxcheck* Chops & Orange Casserole
*Boxcheck* Chow Mein
*Box* Christmas Cake
*Box* Christmas Cake
*Box* Christmas Mince Cake
*Box* Christmas or Birthday Cake
*Box* Christmas Pudding
*Box* Christmas Pudding
*Box* Chutney
*Box* Chutney
*Box* Cinnamon Coffee Cake
*Boxcheck* Cobb Loaf Dip
*Boxcheck* Cocoa Butter Massage Bars
*Box* Coconut Cake
*Box* Coconut & Cinnamon Cake
*Boxcheck* Coconut & Sultana Cake
*Boxcheck* Coconut Ice
*Box* Coconut Lime Muffins with Coconut Ice Frosting
*Box* Cold Meat Roll
*Box* College Pudding
*Boxcheck* Colonial Goose
*Box* Corn & Cheese Lavash Cases
*Box* Cornish Pasties
*Box* Cottage Pie
*Boxcheck* Country Chicken Cottage Pie
*Boxcheck* Countryman’s Kidneys
*Box* Courgette Slice
*Box* Cream
*Box* Cream Filling
*Box* Cream Salad Dressing
*Boxcheck* Creamy Mushroom Fettucine
*Boxcheck* Creme de Menthe
*Box* Croissants
*Box* Crunchies
*Box* Currant & Mint Pasty
*Box* Custard Kisses
*Box* Dad’s Favourite Avocado Spread
*Box* Dad’s Special Pie Filling
*Box* Dainty Pudding
*Box* Dandelion Wine
*Box* Date & Ginger Cake
*Box* Delicious Biscuits
*Boxcheck* Devils Food Cake
*Boxcheck* Distinction Pie
*Boxcheck* Dog Biscuits
*Boxcheck* Drunken Pears
*Box* Dukkah
*Box* Easy Chocolate Mousse
*Box* Eccles Bakes
*Box* Egg Bake
*Box* Egg Biscuits
*Box* Eggless Cake
*Box* Eggless Ginger Cake
*Boxcheck* Eggs In A Basket
*Boxcheck* Egg-n-Crumbed Fish
*Box* Elderberry Port
*Boxcheck* Elderberry Wine
*Box* Energy Bar
*Box* Fan Potatoes
*Box* Farmhouse Cake
*Box* Fig Jam
*Box* Filling for Chocolate Cake
*Box* Firelighters
*Boxcheck* Fish a la Mariniere
*Boxcheck* Fish Cakes
*Box* Fish in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
*Boxcheck* Fish Pie
*Box* Fish & Potato Pie
*Box* Fish with Lemon & Caper Sauce
*Boxcheck* Five Minute Cake
*Box* Flummery
*Box* Four Currant Loaves
*Box* Frangipani
*Boxcheck* Fran’s Yorkshire Puds
*Box* Fruit Fool
*Box* Ginger Beer
*Box* Ginger Beer
*Box* Ginger Biscuits
*Box* Gingerbread
*Boxcheck* Gingerbread Biscuits
*Box* Ginger Chocolate Cups
*Box* Ginger Muffins
*Box* Ginger Nuts
*Box* Ginger Wine
*Boxcheck* Glazed Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce
*Box* Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Biscuits
*Box* Gluten Free Shortbread
*Boxcheck* Golden Syrup Dumplings
*Boxcheck* Good Christmas Cake
*Box* Granny Booth’s Ginger Bread
*Boxcheck* Granny Hancock’s Steamed Christmas Pudding
*Box* Granny Steele’s Gingerbread
*Box* Gran’s Cinnamon Tea Cake
*Box* Grape Fruit Marmalade
*Box* Grapefruit Marmalade
*Boxcheck* Green Sick Cake
*Box* Green Tomato Pickle
*Boxcheck* Greg’s Beef Stirfry with Honey Roasted Cashews
*Box* Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Redcurrant Jelly Sauce
*Box* Ground Rice Cheese Cakes
*Box* Harvo Bread
*Box* Hedgehogs
*Box* Herb Dumplings
*Box* Herbed Zucchini in Cream
*Boxcheck* Highland Croquettes
*Box* Honey Bubble
*Box* Honeycomb
*Box* Honey Glazed Chilli Potatoes
*Boxcheck* Honey Glazed Lamb
*Boxcheck* Honey Muesli
*Box* Hot Chocolate Mix
*Boxcheck* Hot Cross Buns
*Box* Ice Box Cookies
*Box* Iced Biscuits
*Box* Iced Biscuits
*Boxcheck* Jamie Oliver’s Best Marinated Chicken Kebabs
*Boxcheck* Jamie Oliver’s Slow Roasted Lamb
*Box* Jelly
*Boxcheck* Jim’s Aioli
*Boxcheck* Jim’s Compote
*Box* Jordon Cake
*Boxcheck* Kai Si Ming
*Boxcheck* Ken’s Tasty Wartime Snack
*Box* Kiwi Dip
*Box* Knitted Bed Socks
*Box* Krunch
*Box* Krunch
*Boxcheck* Lamb Shanks in Red Wine
*Boxcheck* Lebkuchenherzen
*Box* Lemonade
*Box* Lemon Cheese
*Boxcheck* Lemon Cheesecake
*Box* Lemon Curd
*Box* Lemon Curd
*Boxcheck* Lemon Drink
*Box* Lemon & Lavender Shortbread
*Box* Lemon Loaf
*Box* Lime Roasted Whole Snapper
*Boxcheck* Limsterne
*Box* Liver Pate
*Box* Louise Cake
*Boxcheck* Low Fat Fruit Cake
*Box* Macaroons
*Boxcheck* Macaroni Bake
*Box* Marbled Chocolate Cupcakes
*Box* Marmalade
*Box* Marmite Spaghetti
*Box* Marshmallow Surprise
*Boxcheck* Mary’s Chocolate Cake
*Box* Marzipan
*Boxcheck* Maureen Hancock’s Scalloped Potatoes
*Boxcheck* Meat Dumplings
*Boxcheck* Meat Loaves
*Boxcheck* Meatballs in Ginger Raisin Sauce
*Box* Mediterranean Orange Cake
*Box* Meringues
*Box* Meringues
*Box* Mexican Dip
*Box* Milles-Feuiles Slice
*Box* Mincemeat
*Box* Mini Hot Dogs
*Box* Mint Surprise
*Box* Minties
*Box* Mistakes
*Box* Mock Cream
*Box* Mock Foi Gras
*Box* Mock Port Wine
*Box* Muesli
*Boxcheck* Mulled Wine
*Box* Mulled Wine Kit
*Box* Mum’s Easy Roast Chicken
*Boxcheck* Mum’s Secret Marzipan Recipe
*Boxcheck* Mushroom & Tomato Scramble on Eggs
*Boxcheck* Mustard-crusted Lamb with Couscous
*Box* My Cheesecake
*Box* My Little Pony Glitter & Glam Cupcakes
*Box* My Little Pony Rainbow Dash’s Rainbow Cupcakes
*Box* My Little Pony Scootaloo’s Apricot and Coconut Cupcakes
*Box* Neenish Tarts
*Boxcheck* Nestle Melts Chocolate Cake
*Box* Nice Fish Dish
*Box* Nigella’s Ginger Glazed Ham
*Box* Nutties
*Box* Oat Squares
*Box* Old Fashioned Lardy Cakes
*Box* One Egg Choc Cake
*Box* Orange Cake
*Box* Orange & Cardamom Cupcakes
*Boxcheck* Orange & Whiskey Icing
*Box* Orange Wine
*Box* Our Favourite White Bread
*Box* Pancakes
*Box* Pancakes
*Boxcheck* Pancetta-wrapped Chicken Thighs
*Box* Pan Fried Lemon Chicken
*Box* Parcels
*Box* Parsnip Wine
*Box* Party Glow
*Box* Party Pudding
*Box* Pasta Rissotata with Peas and Pancetta
*Box* Pastry
*Boxcheck* Pavlova (Page 1 and Page 2)
*Box* Pavlova
*Box* Pavlova Cake
*Box* Peanut Butter Cups
*Box* Pear Pastries
*Boxcheck* Peppermint Creams
*Boxcheck* Pesto, Peas & Bacon Pasta
*Box* Piccalili
*Box* Pickled Gherkins
*Box* Piggy Head Brawn
*Box* Pilaf
*Boxcheck* Pina Colada Cupcakes
*Box* Pineapple & Vanilla Slices
*Box* Pizza Dough
*Box* Plastic Icing
*Boxcheck* Playdough
*Boxcheck* Plot Toffee
*Box* Plum Sauce
*Box* Pork, Noodles & Broccoli Stirfry
*Boxcheck* Pork Pies
*Box* Pork Tenderloin
*Boxcheck* Port & Prune Truffles
*Box* Potato Cakes
*Boxcheck* Potato, Leek & Bacon Soup
*Box* Potato Nests
*Box* Potato Wine
*Box* Potted Meat
*Box* Pound Cake
*Box* Powder Puffs
*Box* Pulled Taffy
*Boxcheck* Pumpkin Bake
*Boxcheck* Pumpkin Lentil Soup
*Box* Pumpkin Pie
*Boxcheck* Pumpkin Soup
*Box* Quaker Oat Biscuits
*Box* Quaker Oat Cake
*Box* Queen Cakes
*Box* Queen Pudding
*Boxcheck* Quick Curried Chicken & Broccoli
*Box* Quick Date Cake
*Box* Quick Raspberry Jam
*Box* Quick Strawberry Jam
*Box* Raised Meat Pie
*Box* Raisin Buns
*Box* Raisin Loaf
*Box* Raisin & Nut Bread
*Box* Raisin Scones
*Box* Rare Fillet of Beef with Green Sauce
*Box* Raspberry Drenched Chocolate Cake
*Box* Red Cooked Chicken
*Box* Rhubarb Cinnamon Cake
*Box* Rhubarb Crumble
*Box* Rhubarb Wine
*Box* Rice Cake
*Boxcheck* Roast Chicken Soup
*Boxcheck* Roast Lamb
*Box* Roast Tomato Soup
*Box* Rolled Oat Biscuits
*Box* Rolled Oats Shortbread
*Box* Roma Lime Salsa
*Box* Russian Fudge
*Boxcheck* Saffron & Cauliflower Soup
*Box* Salad Cream
*Box* Salmon Mornay
*Box* Sand Cake
*Box* Sauce & Glaze for Spare Ribs
*Box* Sausage Croquettes
*Box* Sausage Rolls
*Box* Sausage Rolls
*Box* Savoury Omlette
*Boxcheck* Savoury Slice
*Box* Schnapper Baked
*Box* Scones
*Box* Scones
*Box* Scotch Eggs
*Box* Scotch Pastry
*Boxcheck* Shortbread
*Box* Shortbread
*Box* Shortcake
*Box* Shrewsbury Biscuits
*Box* Shrewsburys
*Box* Simon Gault’s Chicken Rice Risotto
*Box* Smurf Biscuits
*Box* Snap Closure Bottling
*Box* Sour Cream Sauce
*Box* Spaghettini with Garlic & Lemon Breadcrumbs
*Box* Special Curry Rub
*Box* Spiced Apple Charlotte
*Box* Spiced Apple Shortcake
*Box* Spiced Lamb Kebabs with Coleslaw
*Box* Spiced Peaches
*Box* Spiced Rice
*Box* Spicy Meatballs with Rice
*Box* Spinach Turnovers
*Box* Sponge Cake
*Box* Sponge Cake or Pudding
*Box* Sponge Parkin
*Box* Sponge Roll
*Box* Sponge Sandwich
*Box* Spotted Dick
*Box* Squidgy Chocolate Brownies
*Boxcheck* Stan’s Cream Liqueur
*Box* Steamed Puddings
*Box* Steamed Thai Chicken Balls
*Box* Sticky Lemon Chicken
*Box* Strawberry Jam
*Boxcheck* Strawberry Risotto
*Box* Stuffed Eggplant with Pesto
*Box* Stuffed Marrow
*Box* Stuffed Plaice with Shrimp Sauce Filling
*Box* Sugarless, Fatless, Milkless Banana Ice Cream
*Boxcheck* Susan’s Devil’s Food Cake
*Boxcheck* Sweet Delicious
*Box* Sweets
*Boxcheck* Tante Martha’s Bauernbrotle
*Box* Teacakes
*Box* Thai Fish Salad
*Box* Three Quarter Cake
*Box* Toad in the Hole
*Boxcheck* Tofu & Vegetable Stirfry
*Box* Tomato Basil Seasoning
*Box* Tomato Chutney
*Boxcheck* Tomato Fondue
*Box* Tomato Pickle
*Boxcheck* Tomato Sauce
*Box* Tomato Sauce
*Box* Tortellini
*Box* Treacle & Raisin Scones
*Box* Trifle
*Box* Tuna Pie
*Box* Uncooked Pavlova
*Box* Vanilla Bean Scones
*Box* Veal Steaks with Lemon & Rosemary Sauce
*Box* Vegetable Salad
*Boxcheck* Vegetable Soup
*Box* Very Nice Sweet Cake
*Box* Victoria Sandwich Cake
*Box* Walnut Sponge Cake
*Boxcheck* Wartime Butter
*Box* Wartime Lemon Cheese
*Box* Wartime Salad Cream
*Box* Wartime Sweet Cake
*Box* Watermelon Jelly
*Box* Wedding or Birthday Cake
*Boxcheck* Weight Watchers Malteser Fudge Slice
*Box* Weiner Schnitzel
*Boxcheck* Welfare Soup
*Boxcheck* Wellingborough Hock & Dough
*Boxcheck* Welsh Rarebit
*Box* Wholemeal Fruit Loaf
*Box* Whole Oat Slices
*Box* Wies’ Choc Berry Cheesecake
*Boxcheck* Worms & Eyeballs
*Box* Yeast Cake
*Box* Yeast Spice Cake
*Box* Yoghurt Dip
*Box* Yoghurt Recipe
*Boxcheck* Yorkshire Parkin
*Boxcheck* Yorkshire Puddings
*Box* Zucchini Feta Patties with Tomato Salad

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