• 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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  • So who’s brave enough to give Spam another go?

    July 5, 2016 admin

    Spam came in to our world in 1941, made from chopped pork and ham; it was a firm favourite of many families after the Second World War. It continued to dominate dinner plates in the 60s especially in fritter form! Out of fashion for many years, it did get a sort of come back in the 1990s.  Today it is still used widely so I decided to give it a go… This is the recipe I tried: Spanish Omelette with…

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  • Vintage / Retro Party Ideas for Food

    July 4, 2016 admin

    So you’ve decided to throw a vintage/retro party?  Why not try some of these vintage food ideas?  Click on image for recipe.   Vol-a-Vents Mini Prawn Cocktails   Classic Summer Pudding Speedy Banana Splits A great selection of other vintage/retro party ideas can be found here.

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  • It’s summer so let’s raise a Glass: How to make a vintage cocktail

    June 30, 2016 admin

    It’s summer so let’s raise a Glass:  How to make a vintage cocktail Refreshing and stimulating, let’s raise a glass this summer and get making vintage cocktails!   Daiquiri The first classic cocktail is the sweet and sour taste of the Daiquiri.  So here we go… 50ml of white rum 20ml of freshly squeezed lime juice 2 teaspoons of icing sugar To garnish a slice of lime Shake all the ingredients with some ice then sieve into a pre-chilled glass.…

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  • Ideas for a Vintage Themed Garden Party

    June 30, 2016 admin

    Vintage is just so now! If you are a collector of vintage items, if you love vintage or if you just want something a little different, the good news is that you can hold a vintage themed garden party for a relatively small amount of cash. When I think of a garden party, tea and finger sandwiches pop in to my head, and the fact I adore all things vintage china and the elegance of it just adds to the…

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