In the days that my mother was a stay at home mum with three young children, she enjoyed to cook. As a result, from an early age, we were used to eating international cuisine.
She also made staples of homemade jam and bread and cookies and it was not until I was a teenager that our mother gave in started to buy bread, because she had taken on a full time job. The Straw Hat, a local bakery was pretty good and the staff were familiar faces. On the odd occasion cakes were bought there too. I enjoyed the enormous meringues, smooth and crisp on the outside, filled with oodles of fluffy whipped cream and topped off with a bright red glace cherry and a sprinkling of chopped (greener than they nature had intended) pistachios. Another favourite of mine were the sugar coated doughnuts. These were filled with a bright red strawberry jam that would ooze out if you bit into it hard enough. Sometimes we would play a game, to see who could eat their doughnut without licking the sugar off their lips. A challenge that was accepted, and won a couple of times, but after that I preferred not to play, because it took the enjoyment out of the sugary doughnut experience.
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