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Brown Scones Recipe

Brown Scones Recipe from 1916.

Rub three ounces of butter into one pound and a quarter of wholemeal flour. Add a teaspoonful of castor sugar, half a teaspoonful of salt, and two teaspoonfuls of baking-powder. Mix into a light dough with sour milk, roll out, cut into scone-shaped pieces, brush over with milk, and bake in a quick oven. Butter-milk is better than sour milk when it can be provided.
Brown scones


Rock Biscuits Recipe

Rock Biscuits Recipe from 1860.

Ingredients.–6 eggs, one pound of sifted sugar, half a pound of flour, a few currants.

Method.—Break the eggs into a basin, beat them well until very light, add the pounded sugar, and when this is well mixed with the eggs, dredge in the flour gradually, and add currants. Mix together well,and put the dough onto the fork,and then place dough onto the tins, making it look as rough as possible. Bake the cakes in a moderate oven from 20 minutes to half an hour; when they are done, allow them to get cool, and store them away in a tin canister, in a dry place.

Rock Bisciuts


Mocha Cake Recipe

Mocha Cake Recipe from 1909.

Required.—Two eggs, two ounces of fine flour, one teaspoonful of baking-powder, three ounces of butter, seven ounces of icing sugar, strong coffee to taste.

Method.—Beat the yolks of the eggs with castor sugar, add flour by degrees in which baking-powder is mixed, beat whites of eggs to a stiff froth, and add to cake last. Butter two small tins of the same size—round ones are best—and divide the mixture equally between them, and bake in a quick oven for a quarter of an hour. When cold spread each cake with coffee icing, and lay together; then ice the outside evenly.

Icing.—Stir three ounces of butter to a cream with seven ounces of icing sugar, and when it is fit to spread, add a few drops of very strong coffee.

mocha cake


Vanilla Cakes Without Eggs

Vanilla Cakes without Eggs Recipe from 1916.

Take three ounces of butter and three ounces of castor sugar, beat to a cream, add half a gill of fresh milk and a few drops of vanilla; then take six ounces of flour and a teaspoonful of baking-powder, mix together, then put the mixture into small tins, and bake in a moderate oven for fifteen minutes. vanilla cakes without eggs


Honey Cake Recipe

Honey cakeHoney Cake Recipe from 1873

Ingredients.— half breakfast-cupful of sugar, one breakfast-cupful of rich sour cream, two breakfast-cupfuls of flour, half a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda, honey to taste.

Method.—Mix the sugar and cream together; dredge in the flour, with as much honey as will flavour the mixture nicely; stir it well, that all the ingredients may be thoroughly mixed; add the carbonate of soda, and beat the cake well for another five minutes; put it into a battered tin, bake it from half to one hour, and let it be eaten warm.


Almond Cake Recipe

This Almond Cake Recipe is from the Mrs Beaton 1887 Household management book.She has some great recipes in it, and lots of household tips on how to run a home in Victorian Britain 1887. I will be concentrating on the recipes from this book in my next posts. I hope you all enjoy them.
Almond Cake

Almond Cake Recipe 1865

Ingredients–half a pound of sweet almonds, 1 oz of bitter almonds, 6 eggs, 8 tablespoonfuls of sifted sugar, 5 tablespoonfuls of fine flour, the grated rind of 1 lemon, 3 oz of butter.
Method—–Blanch and pound the almonds to a paste; separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs; beat the later, and add to the almonds. Stir in the sugar, flour, and lemon -rind; add the butter, which should be beaten to a cream; and when all these ingredients are well mixed, put in the whites of the eggs, which should be whisked to a stiff froth. Butter a cake mould, put in the mixture, and bake in a good oven from 1 to 2 hours.


Toad-in-the-Hole

steak pieToad-in-the-hole recipe Edwardian 1909

Ingredients.—Half a pound of flour, two eggs, one pint of milk, one and a half pounds of steak.
Mix the flour in a basin with half a teaspoonful of salt. Beat up the eggs in the milk, stir into the flour, and beat well,and beat well together. Cut the meat into neat pieces, and place in a greased dish; pour over the batter, and bake in a hot oven for one hour.


French Apple Tart from 1909 Cook Book

French Apple Tart.

Stew a pound of apples with sugar and a little lemon peel. When cold, place it in a pretty fancy dish, and pour custard over. Cover with thin slices of sponge cake, pour a little liquid butter over, and bake till lightly browned. Serve hot or cold. To make the custard, stir two teaspoonfuls of flour into a paste with cold milk; add a well beaten egg. Stir till thick, but do not let it boil or it may burn.

Hashed Turkey Recipe from 1909

Hi everyone, just came across a great recipe for left over turkey. Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year 2015. If you’re like me you will be wondering what to do with your left over turkey. So follow this recipe idea for something different and vintage from 1909.

Cut the remains free from the bone into small pieces, roll them in flour, and season with salt and pepper. Melt a little butter in a saucepan, and partly fry in it some onions. Add a little flour, and let it brown, then stir in a little stock. Put in the pieces of turkey with any of the stuffing you have, cover closely, and simmer for half an hour. Arrange the meat neatly on a hot dish, add to the saucepan a dessert spoonful of mushrooms, ketchup, a desert spoonful of walnut vinegar, and a little grated nutmeg. Boil up, stir well, and pour over the turkey.