Category Archives: Vintage Recipes

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.


Cornish Pasties Recipe

cornish pastiesCornish Pasties Recipe 1909 Edwardian.

Procure some nice lean beef, and mince it as finely as possible, add to this some finely chopped onions, and season with pepper and salt. Place the whole lot of ingredients on a dish and well moisten with good, rich stock. Have same good pastry, and line some greased patty-pans with a thin layer. Fill the patty-pan with meat, and cover with a layer of pastry. Brush the top over with egg, and bake in a quick oven.

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.


Raisin Loaf Recipe

Rasin LoafEdwardian Loaf Recipe 1909.

Take half a pound of white sugar and half a pound of butter, beat these with the hand well together to a cream; add four eggs, one at a time, and well beat each one with the butter and sugar. Lightly mix in one pound of flour, previously mixed with one teaspoonful of baking-powder, then lightly mix with the whole half a pound of raisins. Bake at once thoroughly in a quick oven. This makes two most nourishing loaves.


Chicken Souffle Recipe

Chicken SouffleChicken Souffle Recipe from 1916.

Mince up the chicken. Make a white sauce with milk, flour, and a little butter. Stir in the minced, chicken. Add the beaten yolks of two eggs. Whip the whites to a stiff snow. season the chicken mixture, and put in an ordinary kitchen basin. Heap the whipped whites on top, and bake in a quick oven, or cook in the steamer.


Apple Tartlets Recipe

Apple -TartApple Tartlets Recipe from 1916.

Pare, core, and slice one pound of cooking apples, cook in a clean saucepan with a little water until soft, mash them, and add four ounces of fine sugar and three ounces of butter. Stir all one way until the butter is melted. Pour the mixture into a basin, add the grated rind and juice of one lemon, and three eggs (well beaten). Mix well with a wooden spoon. Line some patty-pans with thin pastry, put some of the mixture into each, and bake in a hot oven.


Cottage Pie Recipe From 1909 Book

Cottage Pie

Ingredients,—- Two pounds of boiled potatoes, one ounce of driping, half a pound of cold meat,a little milk, pepper and salt to taste.

Method.— Mash potatoes well, add pepper and salt, and enough milk to make them into a paste. Beat well with a wooden spoon. Chop the meat finely. Grease a pie dish, put in some potatoes, then meat. Sprinkle over it a little pepper and salt, and cover with rest of the potatoes. Mark with a fork.Add a few pieces of dripping, and bake in a quick oven for about half an hour.