This blog is long over due sometime ago Sheila from Hurricane Lane sent me some beautiful pecan nuts from the tree in her front garden, the only took about 5 days to get to me and they were so fresh and delicious!
Here they are all ready to be made into banana bread as per her recipe published on her space
Here we begin the mixing, lots of wonderful ingredients go into this!
All mixed but yo! is the bowl big enough?
And this was the result, delicious no wonder I am putting on weight, thank you SHEILA XXX.
Now for an English recipe using pecans, well the original version had walnuts but pecan would be great in this.
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother’s Favorite Recipe
Pour one breakfast cup of boiling water over 8 oz. chopped dates and add one teaspoon bicarbonate of soda. Let stand whilst the following is mixed.
3 ozs butter, 8 ozs sugar, 1 beaten egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
10 ozs plain flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 oz chopped pecans.
Add all the above to the date mixture and bake 35 mins at 160 deg centigrade. (moderate oven) pan should be 9" x 12" and greased.
Topping 5 table spoons soft brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons cream.
Mix these ingredients together and boil 3 min then beat till fudgy at the edges. Spread on the cake when cool and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
HOPE YOU ENJOY
This was given to me in about 1970 by my friend who lives on Jersey, and at the time it was to raise money for charity, we were asked to give 1/- (one shilling) to a deserving cause.
Since then there have been reports that the Queen Mum denied any association with the cake, and recently all the cheffy chefs, have re-invented it and call it sticky toffee pudding. no matter what you call it or who invented it it is delicious and very slimming (NOT)
HOPE YOU ENJOY