Time for tea and vintage mixmaster butter cake

Time for tea and vintage mixmaster butter cake

It’s been a little while between bakes for me, but last weekend the baking drought ended! My new place has a rather old oven and while I do love vintage things I was a little nervous to see how this ‘vintage’ piece would perform. Although… you’d think a vintage oven coupled with my vintage baking […]

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Time for tea and almond blossom cake

Time for tea and almond blossom cake

I recently picked up a whole assortment of vintage cookbooks at an estate sale (YAY!) and while I’m still yet to go through the majority of them, one in particular caught my eye. The ‘McAlpin’s Family Favourites Recipe Book’ is filled with oodles of delicious sounding baked treats so I was a little undecided on […]

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Time for tea and chocolate coconut slice

Time for tea and chocolate coconut slice

The 1970s Australian Women’s Weekly ’100 delicious biscuits and slices’ recipe book is probably my most loved. I grew up with my mother baking many treats from it including my favourite, the ANZAC biscuit. I often bake batches of ANZAC biscuits (especially on rainy days) but this time… the chocolate coconut slice recipe caught my […]

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Time for tea and tropical pineapple teacake

Time for tea and tropical pineapple teacake

Pineapple is one of my favourite fruits. It’s sweet, a little bit tart and what better way to celebrate the sunshine of spring than with a tropical pineapple teacake! Tropical Pineapple Teacake Recipe taken and adapted from Woman’s Day, 27 August 1973. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter; 3oz. sugar; 1 egg; 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour; […]

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Time for Tea and Zesty Lemon Yo-Yo Biscuits

Time for Tea and Zesty Lemon Yo-Yo Biscuits

Yo-Yo biscuits are one of my absolute favourites and I’m always on the look out for different versions to make. I am a big fan of this passionfruit yo-yo recipe in ‘Tea and Cake’, which adds a nice twist on the traditional kind and it inspired to me add a little zesty twist to a […]

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Time for tea and banana bread

Time for tea and banana bread

I’m surprised I haven’t shared a banana bread recipe before because well… I absolutely love it! It’s a little strange actually because I don’t really like bananas themselves but if you mash them up and bake them, I’m all for it. The following is a banana bread recipe I found in a 1942 issue of The […]

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Time for tea and coconut jam buns

Time for tea and coconut jam buns

It has been day after day of pouring rain here and when it’s so dreary and cold outside there’s only one cure… baking! To bake these treats I combined two similar recipes from my 1950s Good Housekeeping’s Picture Cake Making book. Why? Well, I wanted the best of both worlds and not just a coconut […]

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Time for tea and carrot cake

Time for tea and carrot cake

I’m trying to eat a little healthier lately, which may or may not be a result of excessive chocolate consumption during the Easter period. ;) But… a girl still needs to bake! I’ve always loved carrot cake and I like to think it’s a little bit healthier than your regular chocolate cake or sponge. I […]

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Time for tea and brownie squares

Time for tea and brownie squares

Yesterday I was craving something chocolate (which to be honest is pretty much an every day occurrence!) and I decided to bake a batch of brownie squares from a 1950s Australian Women’s Weekly recipe. Brownie Squares First layer: 1 cup rolled oats, 1/3 cup plain flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter. Combine […]

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Time for tea and Raspberry Sandwich

Time for tea and Raspberry Sandwich

I love sponge cake but I’ve never baked one myself. I think it’s mostly due to my fear of not baking two perfect spongy layers, which in the end is kind of silly so I decided to bake this ‘Raspberry Sandwich’ recipe in my copy of ‘New Australian Cookery Illustrated‘. Raspberry Sandwich Ingredients: 4 oz. […]

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