Anyone else have the Day To Day Cookery?

I remember my Mums copy from when I lived at home all tattered and covered in food splashes with notes written in the margins in pink and purple pens with yellow transparent contact paper holding the entire thing together.

This is the book that taught me to cook and it’s the first gift my Mum gave me when I moved out of home.  In my hot little hands was a fresh edition of Day To Day Cookery ready for me to cover in my own food spills and scribble notes all over.  Hopefully one day one of my kids will learn to cook from my copy.

Anyway, this was my fave recipe when I was a kid.  It felt so grown up to be making patty cakes but the recipe was so simple – Mum always had what it needed on hand.

Small Cakes from Day To Day Cookery

Cuisine Oven Bake


Beat into a cream.
Add to cream & beat.
Gently mix into the batter.


  1. Scoop the batter into a lined mini muffin tray.
  2. Bake in a moderate oven for 10 - 15 minutes.

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