A baking recipe found in “Good Luck Recipes” published by John F Jelke Co in 1916
For a book close to a hundred years old, “Good Luck Recipes” features an amazing 32 large full colour illustrations like the one I’ve used when making the image above. John F Jelke must have sold an awful lot of margarine
A dessert recipe from an ad for Carnation published in LIFE magazine in 1958
When I started this blog back in late 2013 I based a lot of the first posts on old ads and the designer in me has missed that for a while now, so I think I’ll post some of these from time to time again from now on – Ted
A dessert recipe found in “Cappelens Internasjonale kjøkken – Indonesia” (Cappelen’s International Kitchen – Indonesia) published in 1994
Sumatran food is traditionally very spicy with lots of chilli, lemon grass, ginger, garlic and coriander. Some of the spiciest food in all of Indonesian is the Padangese food from Padang in West Sumatra. Their desserts on the other hand is southingly sweet and mellow.
A holiday tradition for many families, Martha Washington’s candy is a treat that’s easy to make and even more delicious to eat. This particular recipe for No-Bake Martha Washington Candy features just a few choice ingredients, making it even simpler to prepare.
Martha Washington (née Dandridge; June 13 [O.S. June 2] 1731– May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime she was often referred to as “Lady Washington”
A hint of rosewater adds sweet, floral aroma to this moist, dense semolina cake, packed with four types of coconut. Refrigerating overnight gives the semolina time to soak up the sweet coconut liquid, resulting in a softer, more tender crumb.
Tanzania sits at a crossroads in the spice trade routes from India. That’s why Indian spices ended up in so many Tanzanian dishes like this fish curry. The dish originated in Zanzibar but is now enjoyed all over the eastern coast of Africa. Coconut milk enriches the curry and gives it a tropical flavor. Serve over boiled yuca, potatoes, or rice.
These light fluffy sponge cakes dipped in chocolate icing and coated in desiccated coconut are a national institution in Australia where they are served for afternoon tea. In New Zealand they are coated in raspberry jam rather than chocolate icing, both are so delicious. The Lamington is said to have been named after Lord Lamington, who was governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901.
A dessert recipe found in REMA 1000’s booklet “Sjømat På Sitt Beste” (Seafood At Its Best)
Sorbet is just a fancy name for frozen fruit run in a food processor while adding sugar syrup. If you’ve never made it before it sounds difficult as everything with fancy names but it is really very simple to make – Ted
A recipe from “They’ll Love It!” published by Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk in 1976
Here’s a recipe from a seventies version of these inexpensive small food product promoting cook books. This one is from Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and was published in 1976. I found this one on a flea market here in Oslo a couple of years ago – Ted
A classic Norwegian Christmas cookie found on dinmat.no
For many Norwegians, including me, it wont be Christmas before the juicy and tasty coconut macaroons is baked. The recipe is super simple and gives cakes that is guaranteed to keep its shape during baking. A portion of this recipe yields about 30.