Brownies are a lovely afternoon snack. They can be served with ice cream.


114 g of sifted flour
57g of cocoa
76g lard
227g of sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
76g of chopped nuts



Grease a 9 inch square baking pan. Sift together the flour and cocoa. Cream the lard and sugar. Add eggs one at a time to the sugar mix, beating well after each addition. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients. Stir in vanilla and nuts. Bake for 25-30 minutes @ 170C. Take out of the oven when done. Cool slightly and cut the mixture in to squares. Dust with icing sugar. Leave in the tin to cool.

American pan cakes

These are a great late breakfast or lunch meal. High calorie content but very yummy, especially when service with bacon or sausage meat and golden syrup!



2 eggs
1 Pint of milk, soured with 3 or 4 tablespoons of vinegar
1 lb (454g) Self raising flour
2 Teaspoons caster sugar
3 Tablespoons cooking oil
3 Drops of vanilla essence



Make sure the milk has been soured for some time (1 hour or more).

Beat eggs well, add remaining ingredients and beat together but not so well that the lumps disappear. Cook immediately on a very hot griddle. Turn once.

Serve with butter and golden syrup. Goes well with bacon and sausage meat