I remember my mum making this when I was younger. Back in those good old days.... you know the ones, when you are younger and you would sometimes turn up your nose at these things! Well older and wiser and now paying for my own groceries, I have dug this up from the recipe form Mums recipes and now ...shock horror... making and eating it it myself!! My family love this in summer and I always have it on hand. I have never kept it very long when I make it so I am not sure how long it does keep, but I have listed a few variations under the recipe that you can use to jazz it up for different foods also. I also keep my cream in the refrigerator once opened.
- Put all ingredients, with pepper (to taste) into a pan and whisk together until blended. Heat gently, whisking all the time until the mixture thickens.
- Pour into hot sterilized jars or bottles and seal.
- Variations~ Add either tomato paste, anchovy sauce, curry powder, chopped hard boiled eggs etc for any flavouring of your preferred choice.
- Add any chopped herbs which compliment the food being served. E.G. Add Tarragon for chicken, Basil for pasta.
- Add chopped capers, gherkins, parsley, tarragon and chervil to make a tartar type cream to serve with fish.