• 5 MOUTHWATERING VINTAGE RETRO DESSERTS TO TAKE YOU DOWN MEMORY LANE

    September 27, 2017 admin

    There’s nothing I enjoy more than tucking in to dessert.  Even more so though when that dessert reminds me of my grandmother or my childhood.  I wanted to share with you some mouth-watering vintage desserts that are my favourites.   I hope they take you back down memory lane and bring back some happy memories, as they do for me.  If you’d like to make some of these recipes head over to my related posts: Making a Pineapple Upside Down…

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  • Vintage Baking: Pains Au Chocolat

    September 28, 2016 admin

    It is said that Marie-Antoinnette introduced the croissant to France!  I’m not sure about that but I do know the croissant first appeared in the French dictionary in 1863! So in the spirit of the Great British Bake Off and pasty week I opted for Pains Au Chocolat early on Sunday morning, what more could you ask for with a lovely cuppa and sitting down on a relaxing Sunday? Of course being a Sunday morning, there was no way I…

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  • Vintage Baking: Carrot Cake

    September 14, 2016 admin

    Carrot cake is not so much ‘vintage’ as ancient!  It dates back to Medieval times when it was thought to be named carrot pudding.  Although today’s incarnation of carrot cake came about around the 1960s when cream cheese icing appeared.  The earliest print references to frosting a carrot cake were in America around this period. Before the carrot cake of today, it had previous incarnations such as carrots baked in pastry, or like plum pudding baked in a pan and…

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  • Vintage Baking: Irish Wheaten Bread

    September 7, 2016 admin

    It has become a pleasure to research vintage recipes and to attempt baking them.  I am not the best of bakers but will certainly give it a go.  I do hope you liked my vintage recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Custard Kisses? With the Great British Bake Off now on our screens it has spurred me to continue baking and researching a new recipe each week.  Since it is bread week on GBBO I have decided to make…

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  • Vintage Baking: Custard Kisses

    August 31, 2016 admin

    So as another week of Great British Bake Off comes to our screens I thought it would be an idea to whip up an old school favourite – custard kisses.   This is another one in my vintage recipe box! So why not give this vintage recipe a go, I can guarantee they will taste delicious. Ingredients for biscuit: 175g softened butter 50g caster sugar 50g icing sugar 2 egg yolks (or 1 full egg if you want to avoid…

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