Thursday, September 18, 2008

No Knitting, No Sewing just Baking!

I have decided that today is going to be a baking day for me, so I pulled out my trusty English baking bowls, that I lugged in my suitcase all the way from England, many, many years ago. Of course you can now buy them here, I have seen them in quite a few kitchen shops.

My mother and grandmother always used bowls like these whenever they did their baking, I think you could probably find them in the kitchen of most English homes.
I remember being in the kitchen at my grandmother's home when she was cake baking asking could I lick the frosting from the bowl when she had finished frosting the cake, she of course always let me, I seem to remember that she left a lot more frosting in there than my mother ever did...don't you just love grandmother's!I am going to make something from this lovely little cookbook, I actually found it on clearance in the book store a while back.
I think I would trade my daughter for a set of the dishes on the front cover....just kidding (I forgot that she reads my blog). They are beautiful though, don't they just scream out for a tea party in the garden.I haven't decided what recipe from the book that I am going to make yet, here is one for lavender scones, now I know what some of you are thinking....yuck lavender in scones, but don't knock it, I have been very surprised as of late how lovely things taste with lavender in them, especially ice cream, it's yummy.

Well my husband is off tomorrow, so that's it for this week, see you all on the other side of the weekend.

13 comments:

Layla said...

Hey!

Those *are* really nice dishes on the cover though ... I'm flattered. ;)

Love you Mummy ...
Layla

jojo-caramel said...

I like your English baking bowls ! The lavender scones looks yummy :)
Have a lovely weekend Kathy :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy baking! Love that tea set - it is gorgeous.

Jenny said...

Isn't it strange how the taste of the batter can be enhanced by the beauty of the bowl that you lick it out of? They are lovely! Jen

Terri Fisher said...

So those kind of bowls are English? I was give a really big bowl sort of like that as a wedding present. At first I was just flattered, as it came from a really nice store, but since, I have come to realize how handy a big, heavy mixing bowl really is! I use it every week for my weekly pizza dough and it works great...it will now be dubbed my English mixing bowl!

Alison Boon said...

I remember those bowls from our domestic science lessons. Fond memories. The book looks delectable. If I only I could cook! Oh well I can always do the eating part.

Esther said...

my Mum has a very similar one, but is blue and white - the same heavy china though. My sister bought one recently from a craft village just like that!
I don't have one though - just plastic!

Bethany Hissong said...

Tell us if you do make lavender scones! They sound good to me! Poor Layla... I doubt you'd trade her for anything. But those are beautiful dishes! I have always loved those yellow bowls...they bring some sunshine into the kitchen. Now I know what to add to my Christmas wish list! Have a great weekend!

Bettina said...

Please,Kathy,are you doing some cookies?Lovely bowls!Have a nice weekend!Besotes

Gigibird said...

I have the same really big mixing bowl which I bought from Oxfam a few years back. I always use it when making my Christmas cakes....I think it's a TG Green - who also made Cornish Ware.
A few weeks ago my husband and I visited Petworth House and after going round had tea and Lavender cake - it was really horrible!! Hope your scones are a triumph!!

Lisa Isaacs said...

I have the same bowl here in Israel! My husband brought it with him - his Mum gave it to him. It also reminds me of cookery classes back in school. Have bowl will travel, huh? What's with the 'frosting' though? Not good old English icing! Happy cooking.

fiveminutesmore said...

Love your mixing bowls, I reallly must buy some instead of my yucky plastic ones!
Loving the blog!

Theresa said...

I bought some culinary lavendar when we were in sequim and have been thinking about making lavendar scones. I haven't tried it before, but sounds interesting.

Those type of bowls I have seen mostly as antiques and know a lot of people who collect them. I think some beautiful things like that went out of style in the states during the 50s and up. Now people are appreciating beautiful workmanship and simpler things in the midst of their modern, hectic lives!