Putting fresh yeast in the freezer, for example, does nothing but reduce it to a dead, sticky, brown goo. And she clearly had no compunction about recommending recipes which she had never baked herself.
I don't think she can even have been a very good cook. Her quantities of salt are more than most people find palatable.
And the formula she gives for sweet spice blend, "... one which I have worked out and used frequently", is about 30 per cent black pepper. I was naive enough to try this the first time I made a really big Scotch Black Bun.
The effect on my family and friends was stimulating, but a considerable challenge to their tact and diplomacy.
Yours sincerely, ANDREW F. W. COULSON Musselburgh, Midlothian 8 DecemberReuse content