Today I am starting a new feature for my blog. I’ve named it Cooking Confidential. I hope to make this a monthly feature to share with you information and a recipe from a cookbook that I have recently read. I am starting off with
Viv’s Family Recipes
by V. M. Sang
This is an interesting cookbook. The author writes that the impetus to write this book was inheriting a cookbook from her Grandmother. The cookbook is collaboration of cooks from various backgrounds and life experiences. Some of the recipes come from Ms. Sang’s Grandmother and reflect cooking during times of food shortage due to wars, and other recipes are from her mother, extended family, and friends of the family.
The following was supplied by Viv’s Aunt Millie. Viv’s Aunt Millie also gave Viv a copy of her personal cookbook. This recipe intrigued me because it was a different take on a rice crispy treat.
- 125 g butter
- 125 g carmels
- 125 gram marshmallows
- 1 small packet of Rice Krispies (I used about 10 ounces)
Put the butter, caramels, and marshmallows into a pan and heat gently until melted.
Add the Rice Krispies and stir well to coat.
Press into a greased Swiss roll tin and put in the fridge to cool.
Slice into bars or squares when set.
These are best kept in the fridge, as they tend to go very soft and break up if they get warm.
This is a comprehensive cookbook filled with many interesting recipes. If you are a lover of food history, it definitely deserves a place on your shelf.
Viv’s Cookbook, Viv’s Family Recipes, can be found on Amazon.