OK - so she's a fictional character, but I still admire her. The Broon (Brown) family live in a tenement flat at 10 Glebe Street. They first appeared as a comic strip in the Scottish weekend newspaper "The Sunday Post" in 1936 and are still popular today.
The picture above shows Maw serving afternoon tea to a group of ladies - I actually remember when my Granny's friends came round they did not take off their coats or hats when they had a wee cuppa!
I've added the names!
The Broons Annual (published by DC Thomson) was issued every second year, alternating with the Oor Wullie Annual. My brother and I got them every Christmas and just looking at the characters brings back some lovely memories of Granny reading these stories to us. My sons also got these annuals till very recently!
This wee book is fabulous, containing some recipes (old and new), hints and tips for serving the perfect afternoon tea and some fabulous old Broons pages from the annuals.
I was going to try one of the recipes to show you, but I've not got enough butter (Maw Broon would not approve!) - will give it a go next week.
Maw Broon's Afternoon Tea Book - published by Waverley Books