2. Dress like a bag lady.
3. Wear funky shoes.
4. Blow her kisses in public.
5. When out walking, talk to everyone you meet.
Although my 2 teenagers think all these things are highly embarrassing, I am sure that there are many parents out there whose own children would have a list of different things.
I remember as a teenager dreading having to take anything back to a shop, or make a complaint as my Mum could be quite snippy and my heart would sink, not just for me but for the poor shop assistant who was dealing with us. I had to laugh about situations like this last week, my middle daughter was staying with my Mum and she had been in a clothes shop getting some trousers. My DD came home and told us she had been mortified when the assistant had folded the item and placed it in the bag as my Mum promptly pulled it out and said to the assistant " You cant get good service nowadays!" while re-folding the item and putting it back in the bag.
Now I may be an embarrassing Mum, but I am a Mum all the same and I know I can put things right by making these lovely biscuits and all will be forgiven....
Custard Creams Makes 18
For The Biscuits:
2 oz icing sugar
6 oz marg
¼ teaspoons baking soda
2 oz custard powder
6 oz plain flour
1 oz marg
2 oz icing sugar
Few drops vanilla essence
Pre heat oven to gas mark 5 or 350oF.
Cream together margarine and sugar.
Sift flour, custard powder and baking soda together and add to creamed mixture. It is quite stiff to work with, but will come together in the end.
The recipe says to roll out the mix, but my Mum always took teaspoonfuls of the mixture and rolled it into a ball before placing on the baking tray and flattening with a fork. The mix had a lot of margarine in it and would benefit from chilling if you had the time.
Bake for around 15 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.