Tomato au Gratin 1980

Take 4 to 6 tomatoes, 2 oz grated cheese, pepper and salt. Scald tomatoes in boiling water and remove the skin. Leave while or cut in slices. Place in a fire-proof dish; season with salt and cover with the grated cheese. Put into a hot oven for about 10 mins till brown on top. Read more......

Christmas Crumble 1980

Take 4oz flour, 2oz margarine, 2oz brown sugar, 2oz ground almonds, a small tin of sliced peaches, 8 tablespoons of mincemeat. Put mincemeat on bottom of greased oven dish, cover with drained peaches. Rub margarine into flour, add sugar and almonds and mix well. Cover peaches and mincemeat with crumble and bake in a moderate oven for 25- 30 minutes. Serve hot with custard or cream. Read more......

Jam Roly Poly Pudding 1906

Take 1lb flour 6oz suet pinch salt teaspoon baking powder any kind of jam. Put flour in a basin and add salt, suet and baking powder, mix with sufficient water to make a dough. Roll out making it longer than broader and spread the jam over it, wet edges then roll up. Tie it up in a scalded flour cloth and let it boil for 2 hours. This is an inexpensive and very easily made pudding. Read more......

Vegetable Marrow Jam 1906

Ingredients: 5lb marrow, free from pith and skin, 5lb sugar, 2 large lemons, 2oz bruised ginger, ¼ teaspoon cayenne. Cut the marrow into little lumps about 1 inch long and ½ inch thick. Put them into the preserving pan. After the sugar has been melted in as much water as will cover the bottom of the pan, add the juice and rind of lemons, ginger and cayenne, tied in a muslin bag. Boil all steadily for one hour. This is best made in September. Read more......

Marmalade Girdle Cakes 1931

You'll like these girdle cakes with their filling of marmalade. Mr Lowden of Leith contributes this recipe... Read more......

  • 2 cupfuls of flour
  • 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cupfuls of milk
  • 2 tablespoons marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Macaroni, Ham and Tomato Pie 1931

Try this for dinner. It is very appetising served with fried rounds of new potatoes. Ingredients:- 4 oz macaroni, ½ lb tomatoes, 6 oz lean ham, 1 finely minced onion, 2 eggs, 1 oz grated cheese. Read more......

Gingerbread 1931

The children will be the better of this wholesome cake at teatime ... Take 1lb flour and mix in 2 teaspoonfuls of ground ginger, 2 teaspoonfuls cinnamon, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda, 6 oz sugar. Melt the butter in a ½ lb of golden syrup. Have 6 oz currants well washed and dried, 3 oz candied peel finely chopped and add to the dry ingredients. Add the syrup milk and ½ teacupful of milk and 3 well-beaten eggs. Put in a steady moderate oven and bake. Read more......

Syrup and Cinnamon Pudding 1931

This week's special dish is.... Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, why not try it for to-morrow's dinner?

Ingredients:- Read more......

  • 10 oz flour
  • A little less than ½ teaspoon bi-carb soda
  • 5 oz margarine
  • ½ dessertspoonful powdered cinnamon
  • 4 oz sugar
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • Milk

Princess Potatoes 1931

This is a very nice dish that would be welcome at supper-time ... Take ½lb cooked potatoes, 1oz butter, 1oz grated cheese, salt and pepper, yellow of an egg and a little milk. Mix all ingredients in a basin, then form into little fingers and brush with egg. Flour an oven plate, place on the fingers and brown in the oven. Dish neatly on an ashet pour on a little melted butter and garnish with parsley. Read more......

Rhubarb In Disguise 1956

What about that rhubarb that is getting more and more stringy? Here is a recipe for rhubarb and orange jam which tastes for all the world like apricot preserve. You will need:- 4lbs jam sugar 2 large sweet oranges 2lbs rhubarb Cut the oranges finely and rhubarb into pieces. Put in a basin and cover for 24 hours. Then boil it for ¾ hour, no longer. That's all! Read more......