With all these cookery shows on TV like ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and Hairy Bikers ‘Mums Know Best’ I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic in the kitchen, so I got out Mum’s cookery book, the old tattered one with bits of paper with hurriedly scribbled recipes, and cuttings from magazines, you know the sort of cookery book I mean especially if your Mum liked baking.
So I thumbed through and found a recipe for snow cake, one of my favourite cakes, but then a piece from a magazine fell on the floor, it was a Carnation milk recipe from the 60’s or 70’s, my brother and I loved this one, I was allowed to make it as a child, it’s very easy so I decided to give it a go for pudding tonight. So here goes.
Basically it’s crushed digestive biscuit base with half an orange jelly made up to 1/4 of a pint and left to cool, then whisk up a small tin of evaporated milk and stir in the jelly and a tin of drained mandarin oranges. Keeping some back to decorate the pie.
This may not be a sophisticated cheesecake dessert, but I’m trying to lose weight ( I used a sugar free jelly and less biscuits in the crust) but we loved it as kids and I’m sure my family will enjoy it tonight, and it might get rid of my craving to devour a white chocolate cheesecake.
If anyone knows if this recipe was from the 60’s or the 70’s I’d love to know, I think it goes back to the 60’s. I also think jellies had more colour in those days my pie looks a bit on the pale side compared to the one in the photo.