• 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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  • 4 SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKING VINTAGE PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

    August 24, 2016 admin

    Below I tell you how in 4 simple steps you can make vintage pineapple upside down cake.   I am just so excited that the Great British Bake Off 2016 is finally here.  The programme gives me so many great memories such as Brendan from Series 3 and his baking that just looked like something out of the 1950s. What about Howard when Deborah accidentally used his Crème Anglaise?  Who could forget “bingate” when Iain dumped his Baked Alaska?  And…

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  • My latest Vintage Find: 1950 recipe tin

    August 17, 2016 admin

    There are some vintage items I come across that I can’t seem to part with.  This cute little 1950s recipe tin is one of them.  I mean just look at it – it is so cute!  Made of tin, it has some dishes on it that I wouldn’t know how to describe they just look so awful but that’s the charm for me.  Surprisingly,  inside there is a recipe for home-grown children – have a look at the photo to…

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