Tea and Buns

I am continuing on with the memory quilt for my mother.  I have been thinking at the end of making it I’d also like to put together a book with photos of blocks and other photos that relate to the blocks, plus information to go with it to sit alongside the quilt.  Anyways!

First block is a teapot and cup. Yes I’ve made this block before for another quilt and I love it! I guess because I learned to love tea in my home from my mother. I still brew up a pot with tea leaves quite a few times a day!

Pot of tea quilt block

When visitors came my mother always offered tea and something to eat. She took great care with that right up until she died in 2013. She loved fine china and many of us have a teapot somewhere that was once hers.  Gemma, her granddaughter said when they visited if she – Gemma made the tea, she was always anxious it wouldn’t be quite right!

She was a good and capable cook and while there were ten of us growing up plus herself and Dad we always had good nourishing meals. The recipe chosen is one for Sultana Buns that my mother made  out of her head, the written recipe long gone. We thought we had lost the recipe after she passed, but fortunately Pauline – one of my sisters had it. We were all so happy as they are such comfort food!

Sultana Buns.

Cream together 4 oz of butter and 4 oz of sugar. Add 2 eggs and 1tsp of vanilla essence. Add 9 oz flour with 1 tsp of baking powder to mixture and 2 cups of sultanas. (I think one is enough, two seems too many!)  Place teaspoons on tray and bake at 180 degrees C for ten minutes or until light brown and cooked.

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