Okay, so the photo doesn’t match the recipe, but I have no camera access at the moment. This cupcake is another idea you can make with Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix and cream cheese frosting.
Remember the Leach’s Secrets of Sweet Making magazine I bought for 1 pound in a flea market? I was trying to figure out the date. Well, I brought it home to show my mother and she says it’s from the 1930’s. We’ve been reviewing it together and discussing all of the sweets her mother made for her during WWII. (That is when they had enough sugar and butter rations). Thought you might like to try one of the delightful and delicious old-fashioned sweet recipes. Keep reading for Top Secret project.
1 teacup of pineapple chunks without juice
1 teacupful caster sugar
½ teacupful milk
1 tablespoonful lemon juice
1 dessertspoonful golden syrup
If you’re in the US, you can find golden syrup in the English section of your supermarket.
Mix the sugar and milk together in an enameled pan over the fire and stir till hot. Add golden syrup and bring to a boil. Add pineapple and lemon juice. Allow mixture to boil "at a gallop" for ten minutes. Continue to stir or it will burn at once. Remove from fire, allow to cool for five minutes and then "beat it as hard as you can with a wooden spoon" till it begins to set. Pour into a well greased tin. Cut into squares when cold. Yummy!
Okay, okay, the Top Secret Undercover Project. I’ve been working on it with my mother while I’ve been home. It’s a little bit naughty and a little bit nice and something I never dreamed I would be making or even discussing with my mother. With each post, I will give a hint to see if all you Extremely Crafty Chums can guess what it is. The person who guesses will win a pair. That’s the first clue – they come in pairs and it’s often undercover.