Category Archives: Dessert Recipes

Lemon Pudding Recipe

Lemon Pudding Recipe 1352.

Ingredients.—-The rind and juice of two large lemons, half a pound of sugar, quarter of a pint of cream, the yolks of eight eggs, two ounces of almonds, half a pound of butter,melted.

Method.—-Mix the sugar with the cream, and add the yolks of eggs and the butter, which should be previously warmed. Blanch and pound the almonds, and put these with the grated rind and strained juice of lemons to the ingredients. Stir all together; line a dish with puff-pastry, put in the mixture, and bake for one hour. Add fruit on top to decorate.

lemon pudding


Fruit Custard Pudding Recipe

creme-brulee-895358_1920Fruit Custard Pudding From Edwardian 1909.

After baking a custard in a pie-dish, put it away till cold, then turn out into a glass dish and spread raspberry jam over it (be sure to use raspberry jam, as it adds to the quality of the pudding), then slice some nice bananas to cover, and repeat, alternately spreading jam and bananas till there is sufficient quantity. The pudding is completed by pouring cream that has been whipped till very thick. Pour the cream over all of the pudding.


Economical Christmas Pudding Recipe

Economical Christmas Pudding Recipe from 1916.

Four ounces of chopped suet, flour, currants, and breadcrumbs; two tablespoonfuls of treacle, one teaspoonful of mixed spice. Mix together, moisten with half a pint of milk. Put into a greased basin, boil for eight hours.

Christmas pudding


Bread Pancakes Recipe

Bread Pancakes Recipe from 1916.

Soak three ounces of breadcrumbs in hot water till quite soft, then press out the water, add one ounce of flour, one ounce of butter, melted, a teaspoonful of baking-powder, and a little salt. Beat up two eggs with half a pint of milk, and mix lightly with the other ingredients. Fry the batter as you would with ordinary pancakes, and serve with sugar and lemon-juice.

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Fig Cake Recipe

Fig Cake Recipe from Edwardian 1909.

Cream a cupful of butter and two cupfuls of brown sugar. Mix thoroughly, and add four beaten eggs,a teaspoonful of ground cloves,a cupful of water, and three cupfuls of flour sifted with teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Cut half a pound of figs and two cupfuls of raisins in small pieces, dredge them with a quarter of a cupful of flour, and add to mixture. Pour into a well buttered tin, and bake in a moderate oven for two hours.

fig cake


Blackberry Pie Recipe

Blackberry Pie Recipe from 1916.

One cupful of ripe blackberries, one cupful of sugar, one egg. Beat the egg and sugar together, stir in blackberries, and bake this between two pie-crusts,( pastry). Moisten the edge of the under crust before putting upper crust on, press tightly together, then the juice will not run out. When done, sprinkle with castor sugar. Serve hot or cold.Blackberry pie


Walnut Cream Cake Recipe

Walnut cakeWalnut Cream Cake Recipe from 1916

Beat a quarter of butter to a cream with a quarter of a pound of castor sugar, add half a pound of flour, a pinch of salt, a teaspoonful of baking-powder, and a quarter of a pound of shelled and chopped walnuts. Beat into this two eggs and the white of one (well whisked, and two tablespoonfuls of milk. Turn into a greased tin, and bake in a moderate oven for about half an hour until quite cooked.
Leave till cold, then ice with walnut cream icing. For this
make four ounces of icing sugar to a paste with two ounces of roughly chopped walnuts and the white of an egg.

Buttercup Cake Recipe

cupcakesBUTTERCUP CAKE RECIPE 1909 EDWARDIAN

Ingredients.–Eight ounces of flour, one tablespoonful of cornflour, one teaspoonful of baking-powder, one egg, three tablespoonfuls of milk, one orange, three ounces of butter, six ounces of sugar.

Method-Mix flour, cornflour, baking-powder, and castor sugar together, then add the chopped rind of one orange, and rest of same, after removing the pips. Beat well together, then add a well-beaten egg, and lastly the milk. Bake in small patty-tins or shallow dish for about an hour. The oven should be fairly hot, and the tins well-buttered. The cakes can be iced over by heating the white of an egg with plenty of icing sugar and a little orange-juice.


Steamed Ginger Pudding Recipe

Ginger puddingSteamed Ginger Pudding Recipe 1909 Edwardian

Ingredients

Six ounces of flour, three ounces of  suet, three ounces of preserved ginger, three ounces of moist sugar, two eggs, a tablespoonful of milk.

Method.–  Mix all these ingredients well together, put into a buttered mould, and steam for two hours and a half. Serve with jam sauce if desired. This is made by putting half a pint of boiling water into a saucepan and adding half an once of arrowroot which has been mixed into paste. Add a teaspoonful of sugar. Boil this for five minutes, add jam of any kind preferred, and then strain through sieve.


Strawberry Shortcake with Cream Recipe

Strawberry ShortcakeStrawberry Shortcake Recipe from 1909 Edwardian

Make a short cake from the following recipe: A quarter of a cupful of butter, one cupful of sugar, half a cupful of milk, one cupful and two-thirds of flour, two teaspoonfuls and a half of baking-powder, whites of two eggs, half a teaspoonful of any flavouring. Bake this cake in a ring. Fill the centre with strawberries, piled high, and decorate with whipped cream. If you want the dish a little more fanciful, the cake may be iced with either pink or white icing.