I don't know if it has been that obvious but we're a family that takes our baking and cooking very seriously. The week always starts on Sunday morning with me baking a loaf of bread. I try to keep it as wholesome but delicious as possible and usually stick to half wholemeal and half white flour with some rye chucked in. Sunday afternoons is when Amber bakes something to take to school with the sandwiches. Sometimes it's gingerbread, treacle loaf, biscuits or the boiled fruitcake by Delia. During the week Amber will try and sneak in a few puddings like Apple Betty, Eve's pudding, Chocolate surprise pudding by Nigella and if nothing else is in the cupboard or fridge she'll make biscuits instead - a favourite at the moment being Chocolate Chip cookies - these have taken over from Cornish Fairings. How she remains a size 10 I don't know (but I do know why I'm not a size 10, or 12 or....).
So you can see that we have a lot of recipes under our belt(s). If there is one recipe though that would be everyones favourite it would have to be Vanilla Fudge. Now this isn't something we make everyday. Infact I usually do two batches for our two school fairs which I bag up in small amounts and sell for 50p. Then being the meany that I am (according to my children) I may make it once or twice in the year (you'll know why when you see the quantity of sugar). So here is the recipe (originally from a Harrods cookery book):
Place the two milks, the sugar and butter into a deep pan (I use my preserving pan) with a cooking thermometer.
Simmer until the sugar dissolves then turn up the heat and boil until it reaches 115 degrees C.
Take off the heat and add the vanilla essence. Now beat the whole thing with a wooden spoon until the mixture leaves a trail.
Pour quickly into greased tins (that look like they've never been washed) and leave to set. However, you'll need to mark it up into squares whilst the mixture is still hot.
I actually doubled the recipe in this case hence the large quantity of the stuff. Warning: very addictive.