I can imagine my mother-in-law making this cheese pudding. She was a wonderful person, very different from my own mum although in many ways their lives were similar. My mum grew up in a small village, as my mother-in-law did, but the difference was their families before them. My mother-in-law came from a family who had lived in the same area of Surrey for eighty years or so before she was born, having lived in the same part of Kent for hundreds of years before that. My mum’s family had a different history – one side from London, the other side from Littlehampton, and a complicated history at that.
Both ‘mums’ were excellent cooks, but from different generations although there was only eleven years between them in age. They both used what was available, were economical, didn’t waste food, were imaginative and creative, and produced delicious meals – plus biscuits, cakes, scones etc.
I can’t imagine my mum making this, but I’m sure my motehr-in-law would have, and no doubt, humble though it was, it would be delicous:
- 1/4 lb grated cheese
- 1/4 lb grated breadcrumbs
- 1 oz butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 tbsp milk
- mix the dry ingredients then add the milk and beaten eggs
- pour into a buttered dish and bake in a moderate oven for twenty minutes
- serve with ketchup