For the Pares

Welcome, one and all, to the digital version of Nana's recipe box. Cook and enjoy. Share and photograph. Send me those photos and I will post them alongside the recipes. Feel free to comment on any adaptations you have experimented with, so we can all learn and share and cook together. But most of all, thank you to the great chef herself, who is always loved and never forgotten.

April 11, 2009


1 lady finger recipe or sponge cake

2 cups 35% cream

2 pints strawberries

2 cups custard, cooled

½ cup grand marinier

½ cup sugar

Mix sugar and strawberries - refrigerate for 2 hours.

Cut cake in ½ inch slices, or line bowl with fingers. Sprinkle liquor on top. Alternate layers of cream (whipped), strawberries, custard and liquor. Decorate with cake and cream.


4 egg yolks

¼ cup sugar

1 ½ cups milk

1 tsp vanilla

Bring milk and vanilla to a boil. Beat yolks and sugar till light and fluffy. Gradually pour in ½ boiling milk, beating constantly. Pour egg mix into remaining milk. Cook, while beating till custard coats spoon. Do not boil.

Serves 6-8

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