Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Zena Skinner

I remember watching her on TV many, many years ago; I was lucky to find this book down at the tip, and home it came. Very much of its time, the recipes were shown on Town and Around, the TV programme. issi was published in 1965.
Not sure about her dip recieps, made with powdered soup and soured cream.......... but I did try the refrigerator cake, which was good, but I had to put extra butter in to get it to hold together a bit better. Worth making if you can get cheapish biscuits. Would be nice iced, or with chocolate drizzled over, or with marshmallows added.............

1/2 lb semi-sweet biscuits (I used Co-op rich tea)
2 oz butter (I used about 3 1/2 oz)
1 oz caster sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp cocoa

Crush the biscuits - I used a potato masher in a deep sided bowl; melt butter, sugar, syrup and cocoa together, then mix well with biscuits. Turn into a greased tin or pan and regrigerte for a couple of hours or overnight. Cut into squares.

I'll be mkaing these again, as theys oon went, and were popular up at the village hall Fair Trade cafe too.
Didn;t get a picture of them as theyw ere eaten too fast...........LOL

Next one to try from this book is the old fashioned Maids of Honour.


  1. I remember watching Zena Skinner, she was very like a teacher I had.

    Wish we had a recycling centre like yours...


    Hannah x

  2. Does your book have Zena's American cheesecake recipe? One of the readers at is searching for it.