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England , Nana Ruth June 2008

In her second recipe Nana Ruth shows grandaughter Lauren how to cook the family’s favourite Nanna Ruth Speciality – Lemon Meringue Pie. This recipe was also broadcast on BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour. Click here to listen.

    Ingredients

  • For the pastry base:
  • Home made or ready made sweet pie base
  • For the lemon filling:
  • 3 unwaxed lemons
  • 3 tablespoons of cornflour
  • 4oz sugar
  • 1 famous knob of butter
  • 2 egg yolks
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  • For the meringue
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of caster sugar

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What’s Cooking Grandma? » Blog Archive » What’s Cooking Grandma on Woman’s Hour August 25, 2008

[...] Nana Ruth and Grandaughter Lauren featured on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Listen again here or click here for a video of the recipe [...]

nana Ruth Nuttall September 30, 2008

To make the lemon filling, grate the lemon rinds and add to half a pint of water along with the squeezed lemon juice. Bring to the boil and blend with the cornflour to which has been added a couple of tablespoons of water to make a smooth paste.Add 4 oz caster sugar. Beat the egg yolks and quickly stir into the hot lemon sauce. Fill the pastry case with this filling.

john alsford August 3, 2009

Dear Sir,
I was in the Cosy Corner, Lancaster King Street on Saturday. They had closed at four. Some two chaps were talking at the counter on the way out. Obviously facing each other talking one said “fuck off” as I passed. I returned the observation I’m afraid.
I last ate at the Cosy Corner on Firday , a bowl of chips . Their cooking is very good and I see by your website that quite some effort goes in to their work. I like being their customer and the place is friendly.
I hope this episode has not spoilt this main observation about them.

john alsford August 3, 2009

Dear Sir,
I was in the Cosy Corner, Lancaster King Street on Saturday. They had closed at four. Some two chaps were talking at the counter on the way out. Obviously facing each other talking one said “f*** off” as I passed. I returned the observation I’m afraid.
I last ate at the Cosy Corner on Firday , a bowl of chips . Their cooking is very good and I see by your website that quite some effort goes in to their work. I like being their customer and the place is friendly.
I hope this episode has not spoilt this main observation about them.The cafe that is, they have always been very pleasant

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john alsford August 3, 2009

Dear Sir,
I was in the Cosy Corner, Lancaster King Street on Saturday. They had closed at four. Some two chaps were talking at the counter on the way out. Obviously facing each other talking one said something rude to me to seem surprising out of his own converstaion as I passed. I returned the observation I’m afraid.
I last ate at the Cosy Corner on Firday , a bowl of chips . Their cooking is very good and I see by your website that quite some effort goes in to their work. I like being their customer and the place is friendly.
I hope this episode has not spoilt this main observation about them.The cafe that is, they have always been very pleasant

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England , Nana Ruth December 2006

In this recipe Nanna Ruth shows us not only how to make a delicious Blackcurrant Jam but also, with the help of Grandaughter Lauren, how to make the scones to spread the jam onto. This was filmed by Human Beans as part of What’s Cooking Grandmas of Lancaster.  

    Ingredients to make 6lbs

  • 2lbs blackcurrants
  • 1 1/2 pts water
  • 3lbs sugar
  • knob of butter

4 comments...

John Lewis February 4, 2009

Very good video easy to follow even i can make jam now thanks a lot.

Mick August 20, 2009

We finally got around to try and make jam this year, with the blackberries we picked at the week end. The recipe worked wonders! Even for the novices that we are, although we found that with Blackberries jam you’ve to put the mixture through a cieve to get rid of the seeds. Big thanks to Ruth!

mick August 13, 2011

i tried this & the scones both were lovely , loved the scones with the jam & clotted cream

graham November 13, 2011

I make jam myself I just want to say how lovely it was to watch nana making the jam and showing her grandauther how to do it aswell great video x

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