The Vintage Kitchen - recipes from 1800-1979
All recipes from the Vintage Kitchen have been moved to the new website.
Bierocks This version of the popular Bierocks recipe includes how to make the bread by hand. It appears here with kind permission from "the Sockguy" :)
Cakes, Crumbles, Scones and Muffins
Carrot Cake. My father's favourite 8-)
Lamingtons. Little butter cakes covered with chocolate and coconut. This recipe also contains several variations on the basic butter cake
Moist Fruit Cake by Rita Taylor
Pumpkin Scones. We don't use pumpkins to make pie in Australia, we make scones! :)
Rich Chocolate Cake. Now with a how-to recipe video
Cookies (Biscuits to my Fellow Aussies), Rolls and Bars
Anzac Biscuits (Cookies). Oatmeal & golden syrup biscuits, an Australian favourite
David's Family Lemon Bar. Lemon snack bar. This recipe was kindly sent to me by my friend David Sykes from New York :)
Pavlova. A traditional Australian/New Zealand dessert with a meringue base and cream and fruit topping.
Gelatine Based Desserts
Trifle. A delicious English dessert made from jelly (jell-o), custard, cream, sponge cake and fresh fruit and a little liqueur if you're feeling decadent. (Now includes a video)
Yet another recipe for trifle, this one is made without jelly (jell-o)
Mum's All-Purpose Pastry including instructions for Treacle Tart (with video), Jam Tart and Mum's Apple Pie.
Pies and Tarts
Treacle Tart from the 1970's - Week 4 of the Pottermore celebrations (video)
in the Hole
Sausages baked in Yorkshire Pudding batter. A favourite with the kids!
A traditional English side dish to serve with a steaming hot roast. (Now includes a video)
Irish Stew. Meat and potato stew.
Olla Gitana. Also known as Ratatouille. A delicious vegetable stew.
Check out the Vintage Kitchen website for more cooking tips!
Weight, Volume, Tempertature, and Packet Size Conversion Charts.
This is the master list that I use when cooking from vintage recipes from the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Print straight from the page or dowload a pdf to print later.
Temperature and Weight Conversions
Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius and grams to ounces and back again!