Recipe book will raise cash for charities

Mayoress of Burnley Coun. Joan Hegginbotham with the recipe book she has produced. Photo Ben Parsons
Mayoress of Burnley Coun. Joan Hegginbotham with the recipe book she has produced. Photo Ben Parsons

WHAT’S on the menu for tea at your house tonight?

How about a big bowl of Roast Mediterranean Soup followed by Cowboy Hot Pot and rounded off with Banana Alaska Splits and a slice of Granny Smith’s cherry cake if you have room?

If that all sounds too delicious to resist then all the recipes, and many more, can be found in a new recipe book launched by Mayoress of Burnley Mrs Joan Heginbotham to raise money for the Mayor’s Charity Fund.

Mrs Heginbotham asked people to donate recipes for the book and the result is a mouth-watering collection of dishes divided into soups and starters, meat and fish, desserts and puddings, cakes and pastries. There is also a section on pasta, pizza and vegetarian dishes.

The book, simply called Recipe Book, is packed with recipes donated by local people. Kay Nelson, a friend of the Mayoress, edited the book and it is on sale for £7.50. So far 80 copies have been sold.

Mrs Heginbotham said: “Without Kay this book would not have been possible. Hundreds of hours has been spent on making this project happen and I hope people like it. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the book including all the people who donated recipes.”

Mrs Heginbotham contacted local firms and businesses to advertise in her book and she has sent them all a complimentary copy. The book is on sale at Pendleside Hospice or can be bought by ringing the Mayoress on 01282 426354.