Family Recipes

Today whilst cooking dinner I started thinking about the individual things my parents and grandparents cooked. They each had a dish no one else could match.
My mum made the most amazing and delicious sausage rolls and stuffing, she mixed something in with the sausage meat.
My grandad was quite the cook but the main thing we all think of when we think of him is bacon butties. Every visit he would make who ever came a bacon roll or sandwich. The rolls had to be crusty and sometimes he’d fry some tomatoes to go in them. He also made the best gravy for which I do have the family recipe. His Christmas stuffing was also delicious as he added various ingredients and he made the best roast potatoes.
Nan was known for her pastry and every year she would make it for people to make their own pies. I still have her Kenwood Chef with which she used to make christmas cakes and puddings. I can remember the smell from the red tin of black treacle she would use. She also made all grandads pies and puddings from scratch. She used to have a large chest freezer in the kitchen and I can remember many a time as a child watching her roll out the pastry on top of it.
Grandma made the best daal around and to this day I haven’t found anywhere that makes it as well. She also made an oxtail stew which as a child I used to love.
In our family I am know for my homemade coleslaw, rice salads and spaghetti bolognese . Continuing the tradition my daughter makes an amazing cheesecake and lasagne

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