Friday, 4 November 2011

Nostalgic.....


One of my favourite memories.....



....was in a school kitchen. The school was actually a big house. The kitchen wasn't a big clinical affair. It was just like my mums kitchen. The dining hall, was a dining room. The cook was a lovely rounded lady who had the rosiest cheeks and ALWAYS had time for the children. Baking classes in the kitchen were always HUGE amounts of fun.....



...My favourite memory of being in that kitchen was making peppermint creams for our parents...




....I must have been about 7.....



....I loved it.....



....so....



....a trip down memory lane...

.....yes.....what is that you say?......Hummmmmm...yes.....I did say no more baking...

...but to be fair, these were never 'baked'....

...Am I forgiven?...

.....okay then....just the once...

xxx

30 comments:

  1. Lovely post! Your first picture reminded me of fizzy cola bottles which I absolutely loved as a kiddy. x

    Have a great weekend.
    Leah x

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  2. Your old school sounds lovely...lovely trip down memory lane
    x

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  3. Haha love it!! I too can vividly remember rolling out the sweet smelling dough & cutting out creams :) brilliant & looks like you really enjoyed yourself! Was it inspired by Lorraine Pascale's programme as I was inspired by her too?! Have fun munching on them :)

    Jo x x x

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  4. Oh those look fab! Love the foot cutter. Must have a go. They look like the perfect Christmas treat. C.x

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  5. BEAUTIFUL AND YUMMY PHOTOS AS ALWAYS!

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  6. Beautiful pictures of such tasty treats, and lovely to read about your sweet memories too. Have a happy weekend.
    Helen x

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  7. We also made peppermint creams at primary school - must have been the done thing. I feel compelled to make them now too.
    Sam x

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  8. Ummmmm, they look yummy Vanessa. Your school sounds amazing too. I think I can remember making these ...or was it coconut ice...I think that was similar ?
    Have a great weekend and thanks for your comments :0)
    Jacquie x

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  9. We used to make those every Christmas, but ours were coloured the most lurid green! Yours are much nicer, and definitely not baked, no indeedy, so you are of course forgiven ... but not for making me suddenly crave sweet things ;D

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  10. Youve made me very hungry ,lovely pictures x

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  11. oohh peppermint creams, flashback time :-) I remember making some for my grandparents as a child and enjoying it, I really must make some with the kiddies! x

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  12. Oh I can remember making these at school and Brownies. On the list to do for Christmas with my Little Miss.

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  13. My little sister and I would always make these at the weekend for the family and I keep meaning to do this with the girls after getting Lorraine's new book - hopfully soon.

    have a lovely weekend,

    Nina x

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  14. aahhh what a lovely post memories are so sweet and i bet those are to. What goes into them? dee xx

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  15. They look very yummy indeed - might have to try that sometime, I've loads of pretty cutters.

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  16. Totally forgiven, they are the cutest peppermint creams ever, just one snag, i can't taste them :D
    Have a sweet weekend Karen x

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  17. This is so cute! I love your post! Enjoy your weekend dear!:)

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  18. Your old school sounded just like mine.It was run by two lovely,kind bosomy ladies..they seemed old to me but they were probably in their 50's..and it had a wonderful homely atmosphere.I don't remember cooking there,but I do remember learning Greek dancing,and making a bamboo pipe! :0)

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  19. I LOVE peppermint creams!! This post has made me crave something sweet!

    Ashley xxx

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  20. If I didn't know any better I'd think we went to the same school. We had a 2 classroom school with a school kitchen that gave one choice (two if you count Ham & cheese salad or Cheese Salad) where we were allowed to eat Ice cream until we got brain freeze.
    Lovely pictures as usual. I really must get my camera out more.
    x

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  21. I haven't made peppermint creams in years! It used to be a brownie/guide thing for us. Might get to it soon.

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  22. What baking joy..I have never seen these before. It is nice to take a trip down memory lane..hugs to your for a great weekend.

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  23. these look like the cutest peppermint patty's , I want one or two

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  24. These look delish!!! I have never made them - are they easy? I bet my girlie would love to make some of these.
    How come your choc is so glossy and shiny???? And beautifully dipped!!!
    Thanks for your message on my blog. Yeah it's a very stressful time but I keep reminding myself we have each other and our health and that's the main thing.
    Thanks x x x x x x x

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  25. Love making peppermint creams takes me back to my childhood.

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  26. wow I just found out about you're blog !!! It is beautiful, love you re pictures really shot with heart and feelings definitely come back again !!!

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  27. Hi Vanessa,

    Your peppermint creams look delicious! Wish I could taste one :-)!

    Happy new week,

    Madelief x

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  28. Yum! You take the most beautiful photos! May I ask where you got the recipe for peppermint creams from?

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  29. They look yummy yummy yum! x

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