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Daddy Cakes still a firm favourite

April 16, 2020

Like many other residents in Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s villages, life for Liz Montgomery in 2020 has been turned upside down.

Rather than sit and worry, she has taken to the kitchen – her happy place – where she plunders recipe books from the past to cook up different cakes, biscuits and slices. It reminds her of her time as a child in her mother’s kitchen when she returned home from school to the aroma of baking.

One of her favourites was “Daddy Cakes,” no doubt one of her father’s favourites. It is a simple recipe and one which she cooked for her boys when they were little and she is now doing the same for her grandchildren.

Daddy cakes 

Cream 4oz butter with 3/4 cup sugar, add 2 unbeaten eggs, add 1 1/2 cups SR Flour

1/2 cup milk

1 cup sultanas.

Cook in moderate oven in patty pans for about 20 minutes.

Liz normally spends two days a week with her grandchildren. She has been keeping in touch via WhatsApp a few times a week and it is great for them to fill me in on how they are spending their time and for them to know what we are up to here.”

“When we come to the end of this isolation my wish would be that we all be a little kinder to  one another and be thankful for all we have,” Liz says.

In the meantime, it is back to baking!

“Our home has always been a place where family and friends are welcome.  Our cottage at Rushall Park is no different and the community of friends here is important to us and that’s why their work is part of my art box,” Jennifer Barden said.

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