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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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Lafayette Pudding

The weeks following Christmas and its over indulgences can be very deflating, but the opportunity arises for some small, interesting dishes. Dishes that have nothing to do with turkey, chestnut stuffing, gammon (either baked or boiled), roast potatoes, mince pies, … Continue reading

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Chequer Board Cookies

Though time consuming and somewhat irritating if things start to go wrong, I still like to make these as a sort of exercise in patience, to slow the world down when it begins falling apart. The pleasure of producing a … Continue reading

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A Word From Our Sponsors

Everybody will want one . . . Advertising is one of the oldest forms of art known to man. Whether it be cave paintings depicting game roaming the wilds as in ‘here be bison’ or an image using subliminal and … Continue reading

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More Tea Vicar?

To round off the previous post on Afternoon tea that centred around sandwiches and cakes I should like here to add the final pages of the particular article on cakes that has shown some interest amongst visitors to this blog. I … Continue reading

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