Thursday, 20 August 2009

1957 'vintage recipes'...sweet tooth, anyone?


I love whipping around the kitchen. And whip I do - like a tornado. I make mess, spill things, whip things onto walls...all in the name of baking. You see - I cook dinner, but it doesn't flick my switch. But baking and cooking sweeties does - and popping healthy home cooked alternatives into my sons lunchbox.

I have the biggest sweet tooth in the world - yes, it is even bigger than yours! I could eat chocolate all of the time, but now without the gallbladder - well, no can do! I baked a cake this arvo - a yummy vanilla tea cake - and this thought struck there such a thing as a vintage recipe? Or - are recipes timeless? Methinks they are - even if I don't want a hock pie or a braised liver (weekly meals way back when) - I think baking and cooking is timeless...

To honour the art of baking I am popping on some lovely recipes today - featured in 1957. Enjoy Treacle Cake, Apricot Custard Pie, Green Tomato Pickles and Peanut Butter Cookies. Delish!


  1. mmmmmmmm - apricot custard pie for me!!
    Cheers, Karen

  2. I think it's the treacle pudding for me!

  3. Mmmmm, I think that any recipe requiring dripping would qualify as vintage :)