I was visiting with my son and family and somehow the conversation came to “things Nanny used to cook for Dad when he was a boy”.
One of the things I mentioned was a Caramel Meringue Tart and was horrified when number one and only son had no recollection of said tarts and even suggested that I must have taken them somewhere else!
I have to admit that I was a tad hurt that he so easily forgot my efforts, so when he phoned to say they were coming to visit, I thought I’d surprise him!
Now, I haven’t made anything like this for many years, but retrieved that old faithful recipe and set to work. I made it using normal flour etc ie it was not Gluten Free (that ensured that Nanny and Poppy wouldn’t be having any taste tests!)
Anyway, this was the final result! Looks pretty good doesn’t it and
to ensure no further ‘memory loss’ I made two!!
Yep, I think I can safely say that there will not be any memory lapses in the future – they used all the right adjectives!!
I did manage to sneak away a serve to take to my Mum and Dad too.
I’d love to share the recipe but it is packed up with the rest of the house (leaking water pipe, excessive damage, repairs ongoing) – if there is enough interest, I will share it when all returns to normal.
My efforts might not win me any prizes but I think I did OK. Do you make anything for ‘special’ occasions at your house? I would love to hear from you!
Until next time