My Great Grandfather, William Adam Bisset Scott, was riding his bicycle home when he was hit by a car. Initial reports indicate that he was taken to hospital "with slight concussion and severe leg lacerations" but he later died from "extensive injuries sustained".
|The Adelaide Advertiser|
20 September 1943
There is a family rumour that William's wife, Agnes, received a large cheque from a rich local family, which she used to clear all debt.
So what does this have to do with recipes you may be wondering?
Agnes operated a tea house after the death of her husband and from all accounts, she was a wonderful cook.
|Norm Schnnars, Agnes Schnaars (nee Scott) and Walter Scott|
The Tea House, Waterfall Gully Road, Burnside, South Australia.
My cousin recently made me aware that he holds Agnes' recipe book. The first couple of pages are pictured below.
|The first page of Agnes Scott's recipe book.|
It amused me to read in one of the recipes "heat over slow fire and stir".
Unfortunately, I am not much of a cook (my husband does the cooking in this house) but it is my goal to prepare every recipe in the book in the coming weeks/months. I hope to share them with you.
|William and Agnes Scott and Family - Approx 1916|
Children - Allan, Donald (at back) , Walter (at front), Agnes
You will find more recipes on Family Recipe Friday (GeneaBloggers)