I have had the pleasure of wearing and using the Traveling Susan Apron for the last couple of weeks.
The time is nigh for me to send it on to the next recipient.
Who should I send it to?
I put that decision to the back of my mind and had a baking session instead.
This recipe comes from a book which is about 90 years old a time when food was rather stodgier than that which we favour today.
Nevertheless, with a name like that, how could I resist?
I don't eat meat suet, so I substituted a vegetarian alternative.
I didn't have apricot jam - so I substituted blackcurrant jam.
I wonder whether this could be one of the reasons I am no great shakes as a cook!
Perhaps if I stuck more closely to the recipes...
It was quick and easy to make.
It came out of the oven looking pretty much as I expected.
It is a pudding more suited to cold winter days, but George enjoyed it served with a generous helping of custard.
It is said that the apron chooses the next recipient itself...
I confess I was sceptical,
by the time I had finished cooking I knew who should have the apron next
SCARLET, of TALES FROM BEYOND THE NOOK
Well done Scarlet, I hope you enjoy wearing the apron as much as I have.
I am also pleased to tell you that I managed to keep it clean!
I want to say a huge thank you to two marvellous women:
Susan of My Mothers Apron Strings
who made this beautiful apron
Meggie, of Meggie on the Prairie
She was awarded the apron by Susan
and generously decided to send the
apron off for a year of adventure,
to draw people together, to create, and cement,
friendship right across the world.
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING SUSAN APRON was born.
Enjoy your turn with the apron, Scarlet.
I know it contains some magic.