If you think back to some of your fondest memories, baking and licking out the bowl of batter afterwards is sure to be amongst them. Food, like music, is amazingly transportive and the smell of scones baking can take you right back to granny’s kitchen.
Tastes and smells take you back to the happy moments of your mom’s kitchen, birthday celebrations, baking cakes with granny, Christmas, Easter, and Sunday lunch. We are sentimental beings and one whiff of a favourite childhood meal can ignite nostalgia unlike anything else.
We asked you to share your nostalgic memories with us and this is what you had to say:
Lauren Watson “I remember waking up to the smell of bacon and onions being fried by Dimitri for the daily delivery of yummy quiches”
Karol StudioTarab “I remember hearing the electric mixer on in the kitchen, and rushing to go eat whatever cake or biscuit batter was in the mixing bowl”
Reyanah Abass “Licking the bowl of leftover chocolate cake batter”
Laurette Gliddon “Waking up to my granny’s freshly bakes scones with fresh cream and homemade strawberry jam. What a champ that lady is.”
Olga Rubie “Loved my gran’s tapioca pudding and bread pudding. The best ever.”
Robin Dee Lapperts “Licking the Wooden spoon and empty Bowl of Batter. My Job Decorating the Cake and Trifle.”
Elizabeth Steyl Hattingh “Being part of helping with the biscuits and melk tert for xmas. We still had a dover wood stove then and the helpers will all be around the 10seater table with a cup of freshly roasted ground coffee and some freshly baked bread. The biscuits would be rolled out and cut into Xmas trees and stars. As soon as the biscuits were cold we would put green frosting on the xmas trees and white on the tips of the branches and add a silver ball to each tip. The stars would be in red and white with silver balls in each point. The melk tert we just observed as my dear mother was a master at the all butter flaky pastry and not to forget the thick creamy and rich filling with a scattering of cinnamon. Those were the aromas that still takes me down memory lane whether it be passing by a bakery or just wafting from someone’s house.. Memory lane, cinnamon and milktart fillings with woodstove and large table setting the ambience.”
Jennifer Spannenberg “I loved her cakes with lots of raisins and all kinds of dates mix I had to stir this mixture until it makes bubbles lol”
Thank you for sharing your memories with us, we would love to hear more!