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 nut cake

Time for tea and chocolate nut cake

Some weeks need more chocolate than others and if you’re having one of those weeks (I know I was when I baked this last week) then the following 1960s cake recipe might be just what the doctor ordered. Chocolate Nut Cake Ingredients: 5oz. butter; 8oz. sugar; 12oz. self raising flour; 3 eggs; 1 gill milk […]

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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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Time for tea and coconut cake

Time for tea and coconut cake

Coconut. Be it in a slice, biscuit or a cake I have a soft spot for it and the following coconut cake recipe in my 1950s copy of Good Housekeeping’s Picture Cake Making I simply had to bake! Coconut Cake Ingredients: 8 oz. flour; pinch of salt; 1 tsp baking powder; a little grated lemon […]

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