Another trip down memory lane and a trip to Allrecipes.com...
Apr. 17, 2012 11:06 am
Updated: Jul. 29, 2012 1:40 am
As I mentioned previously in my last blog one of my favorite
“trips down memory lane” was baking with my Grandmother. She made some of the most wonderful tea biscuits but no one ever thought to write down the recipe. She had it tucked away in her head able to pull it from her memory any time
she baked and we took for granted that she’d always be around giving us a never ending supply of these wonderful little treats.
That recipe was “lost” for years until I came to Allrecipes.com and began a search, a search for the perfect tea biscuit…and I found it never knowing how much it would mean!
Needless to say I was thrilled! I couldn’t wait to make these and they came as close to my Grandmother’s as I could ever get. To me this was like discovering a lost piece of jewelry, a family heirloom that
had long been forgotten. I cherished the moments I had with my Grandmother and having this little piece of history to relive made something as simple as tea biscuits that much more special. So when my Mother fell ill and was in the hospital
she was craving (you guessed it) hot tea and tea biscuits.
When I told her I could make tea biscuits for her just like Grandma’s her face lit up as if she was recalling her own memories.
Never in a million years did I think that was going to be one of our last moments together…
I learned not to take anyone or anything for granted from that point forward. And after a while I was able to share this recipe with my niece and tell her stories of her Great Grandmother and Grandmother while
we baked in my kitchen carrying on a family tradition. It was wonderful to be able spend “quality time” with her while teaching her to bake.
It was also a great opportunity to make our own memories and for me relive some of mine. The reward for my niece of course was to savor these afterwards with piping hot cup of tea just as I did with my Grandmother and Mother years ago. The reward for
me was quite different now…
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