The Vintage Kitchen - recipes from 1800-1979


All recipes from the Vintage Kitchen have been moved to the new website.


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

. My father's favourite 8-)

. Little butter cakes covered with chocolate and coconut. This recipe also contains several variations on the basic butter cake

by Rita Taylor

. We don't use pumpkins to make pie in Australia, we make scones! :)

Chocolate cake

. Now with a how-to recipe video

Cookies (Biscuits to my Fellow Aussies), Rolls and Bars

. Oatmeal & golden syrup biscuits, an Australian favourite

. Lemon snack bar. This recipe was kindly sent to me by my friend David Sykes from New York :)

Desserts (Misc)

. A traditional Australian/New Zealand dessert with a meringue base and cream and fruit topping.

Gelatine Based Desserts

Mum's trifle recipe

. 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)

, this one is made without jelly (jell-o)


Treacle tart

including instructions for Treacle Tart (with video), Jam Tart and Mum's Apple Pie.

Pies and Tarts

Treacle tart

- Week 4 of the Pottermore celebrations (video)

Side Dishes

Sausages in Yorkshire pudding

Sausages baked in Yorkshire Pudding batter. A favourite with the kids!

Yorkshire pudding

A traditional English side dish to serve with a steaming hot roast. (Now includes a video)


. Meat and potato stew.

. Also known as Ratatouille. A delicious vegetable stew.

Cooking Tips

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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.

Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius and grams to ounces and back again!