Last year I had to interview Cornish children and ask them where certain foods originated from. I thought bacon would be relatively easy and I got answers ranging from "a supermarket" to my favourite "eerrrrr Afghanistan?".
In my third year at school Home Economics changed and became "Food Technology". Instead of learning about how to cook and the science of food we learnt how to put a sandwich together in a sandwich factory and designing ready meals....
Gone were the apple crumbles and lasagnes. So here is my tribute to the first recipe we learnt.....it might look naff and scruffy but it still tastes as good as when I unwrapped it on the boat home and ate the lot!
Chocolate and Orange Whirl Cake......
1x 4 egg cake mix
2 tbsp cocoa
8oz icing sugar
Weigh the four eggs in their shells. Note how much they weigh and put the same amount of self raising flour, caster sugar, butter and the eggs (out of their shells!). Mix.
Put half the mix in another bowl and add the cocoa. Mix. In the other bowl add the rind of 2 oranges and the juice of half an orange. Mix.