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The Dessert Fort

Continuing what seems to be becoming a rather obsessive blogging of chocolate related items I thought that this might be of some interest. As the antique advert to the right here suggests, Cadbury’s chocolate is, or rather was, a British … Continue reading

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Never Enough Chocolate!

The history of chocolate has already been outlined on this blog through an old leaflet published by Cadbury’s in the fifties. Here is another version, also by Cadbury’s, from a mid-seventies chocolate book that I have already dipped into. I … Continue reading

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Cooking With Chocolate

There are a number of interesting books in the archive on cooking with chocolate and the article here comes from  the Cadbury’s Chocolate Cookbook published in the mid Seventies. At the time, the author Patricia Dunbar was head of Cadbury … Continue reading

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Mr Terry Of York

On the 30th of September 2005  Terry’s of York was closed by it’s new owners Kraft. Although production of Terry’s products was to continue at other factories and plants across Europe, it was the end of an era. Joseph Terry, … Continue reading

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All Hail The Easter Bunny!

Rabbits have been associated with the spring since ancient times. It is believed that the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring, Eostre had a hare as her companion. The hare is an ancient symbol of fertility and rebirth and was a popular … Continue reading

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Lebküchen

The forerunner of today’s Lebküchen was called the “honey cake” and its history can be traced back to the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans. They believed that honey, the only sweetener widely available to them, was a gift of the … Continue reading

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Festive Yule Log

The Yule Log is an old tradition in Britain, symbolising food and warmth (the burning of the log) in the middle of the long cold winter. Along with the Gingerbread House, and of course the Gingerbread Men, it forms a … Continue reading

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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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