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The Perfect Sponge

The following pages come from one of the first cookery books I ever owned. It was produced by the publishers of Woman’s Own magazine at a time when the womens magazine business was booming. A lot of the pamphlets from … Continue reading

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The Cake Walk

Granny Robertson would not have dreamt of ‘popping out to the shops’ for cakes or biscuits. Sunday was baking day and all the cakes and sweetmeats for the week, well planned in advance naturally, would be made on this day … Continue reading

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The Stork and the Cake

A Richer Cake, a Better Cake? The style of a cake is as much of a fad as a piece of music. It can be as rich and grandiose as an opera or as light and fluffy as a pop … Continue reading

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Christmas Cake, c.1954

Christmas Cake 1954 This is a cake I produced for a local nursing home. The theme is homely patriotism. It is made with the recipe from 1954 that I have reproduced below. The design of the finish is simple and … Continue reading

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A Childrens Christmas

Many of the popular celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have pre-Christian or secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, music, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the … Continue reading

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The Evolution Of Treacle . . .

Treacle and Golden Syrup feature so heavily in British baking, especially at times of celebration such as Easter & Christmas, that a brief definition may well be in order before I go any further. Treacle is any syrup made during … Continue reading

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More On Milk . . .

With the post second world war emphasis on rebuilding the economy of the country, all things natural and home produced were promoted heavily. From beef to lamb, chicken to eggs, all were re-invented, re-packaged and sold through the medium of the … Continue reading

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