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Legaspy 8: Grandma

Join us for an absolute classic of British cuisine, the humble crumble, as cooked by our Grandma.

Gpa: How many sides is a balloon?

L: 1

K: 0

All: *Laugh*

Gpa: Two: inside and outside.

All: *Groan*

Why is this your Legaspy? Gma: Because you asked for us to do something like that, didn't you? But it was nice of you to come and we've enjoyed your company and you've helped us.

K: So basically because we told you to make it for us...

Gma: Yes. But, no you have been helpful, haven't you? You peeled the apples and everything.

L: Its nice to learn how to do it as well. Because, I don't think I've ever made an apple crumble.

K: And its learning by doing.

Gma: Yes. Well I thought it was the easiest one, easier than the other two [recipes you suggested].

Who taught you how to cook? Gma: Well my mother really. We learnt at school as well.

L: Did you just do dessert at school, or did you do main courses as well?

Gma: No, we did main courses as well.

K: Would it just have been that you helped around the house and learnt because you were expected to help?

Gma: Yes, I think so. Or you enjoyed doing it anyway.

What is a dish you can't cook but wish you could?

Gma: Ooh I don't know.

Gpa: Well her victoria sponge she used to do very well, but suddenly that went awry because we changed the dish.

Gma: I've gone off of cooking because there's only Grandpa and I and we buy the cakes now. Remind me of the question again?

L: If you could cook any dish in the world what would you cook?

Gma: Well can I say this: what we've just had?!

L & K: Yes, that's a good answer!

Gma: Well, that's the one that I'm cooking every week!

K: Its like you snuck up behind on the question.

Who is your biggest inspiration when cooking?

Gma: My husband.

K: (To Grandpa) You're the inspiration.

L: Or the driving force.

Gpa: My mother helped you with the yorkshire puddings, do you remember that?

Gma: Yes. That's going back a lot of years. Well, there you go, you can say my mother-in-law or Bill's mother taught me how to cook.

K: That's funny because our mum can't make yorkshire puddings. Maybe it skips a generation.

What do you like to listen to while you cook? Gma: If its news time or something like that, then I have the radio on. But I don't have it on every day to listen to it, but if its time for the news or something of interest then I listen.

K: Do you often cook together?

Gma: Yes, at night you [Grandpa] does the vegetables and I do everything else.

K: So you have each other for company, you don't need the radio?

Gma and Gpa: Yes, yes.

L: And do you usually cook after the six o'clock news?

Gma: Oh yes, we don't eat until eight o'clock at night, which is all wrong, wrong! You see, when he used to play golf regularly he used to come in about two o'clock on a Sunday afternoon, and I said 'well its ridiculous this! we're going to eat later' and we've just stayed with it, haven't we?

L: Oh really! I didn't know that was why!

K: No me either!

Gma: Well, this was it, not only was it a game of golf, you stopped and had a beer.

K: True, I remember when we used to be here on a Sunday, it would be like that.

What is the best dish you've ever eaten?

Gma: That I've cooked myself? Well I suppose where we go out on a Saturday night, isn't it?

Gpa: What, the French Horn?

Gma: No, the Bottle and Glass. They won't know where that one is will they?

L: We can tag it and tell everyone about it, but then it might get really busy.

K: So the fish and chips you would have? Is it like a comfort food?

Gma: I suppose it is yes.

L: But you don't have mushy peas?

Gma: No I don't have mushy peas and I don't have.. what's the other thing they have?

K: Oh, tartare sauce

Gma: Yes, so I just have the fish chips.

K: When we got fish and chips on Sunday I made mum and dad order an extra portion of mushy peas, because everyone is alway like 'maybe I'll try a couple' and then I can't have the amount that I want.

All: * laugh *

K: Its quite frustrating.

Apple crumble


4 apples

3oz self raising flour

2oz Stork margarine

1oz granulated sugar

  1. Pre-heat oven to 185c

  2. Peel and chop 4 apples into quarters, removing the core

  3. Chop the apple pieces to 1cmx1cm chunks and add to a saucepan

  4. In a bowl, mix 3oz self raising flour, 2oz margarine

  5. Rub the mixture between your fingers until it looks like breadcrumbs

  6. Add 1oz granulated sugar

  7. Cover the apples in the saucepan with water and cook on a medium heat on the hob for 5-10 minutes

  8. Put the apples into an oven proof dish, filtering out some of the water with a slotted spoon. Spoon over the crumble mix

  9. Put crumble in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes


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