4 Classic Cakes From The Thirties / 4 Klassiske Kaker Fra Tredvetallet

4 cake recipes found in “Moderne Baking” (Modern Baking)
published by Freia as in 1938 to promote their baking powder

4 Classic Cakes From The Thirties / 4 Klassiske Kaker Fra Tredvetallet

Baking is strange, our breakfast, lunch and dinner habits and menus change a lot from decade to decade, but our favourite cakes recipes hardly ever change. “Moderne Baking” was published 80 years ago and still you could find these four recipes in one version or other in just about any contemporary baking cook book.

Its nice to know there are still some constants in our lives in these times of rapid changes – Ted

Winking smile

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St Clement’s Pie / St Clements Pai

A classic British pierecipe foung on BBCgoodfood
St Clement’s Pie / St Clements Pai

A very British version of Key lime pie – an indulgent, creamy pai with tangy oranges and lemons.

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Classic Prawn Cocktail / Klassisk Rekecocktail

A classic appetizer recipe found on goodhousekeeping.co.uk
Classic Prawn Cocktail / Klassisk Rekecocktail

This delicious ever-popular starter has no cooking involved,
so it’s no hassle to prepare!

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The 1912 Titanic Lemon Tart / Titanic Sitronterte fra 1912

A historic tart recipe found on World Turn’d Upside Down
The 1912 Titanic Lemon Tart / Titanic Sitronterte fra 1912

Stephanie Ann Farra who runs ‘World Turn’d Upside Down‘ writes: The Challenge: “Foods served at notable events in history.

What kind of food was served at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth? What did Benjamin Franklin eat at the Constitutional Convention? Find a food item that was served at a notable event in history, research the recipe, and recreate the dish.”

Stephanie chose the lemon tart served the first class
passangers on Titatic

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Australian Banana Crescents / Australske Bananhorn

A fancy dessert recipe found in “The Best of International Cooking” published by Hamlyn in 1984
Australian Banana Crescents / Australske Bananhorn

In my eyes you just can’t go wrong with bananas. I love them in any form or shape, but then again, that’s just me  😉

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Jane Austen’s Negus / Jane Austens Negus

A classic hot beverage recipe found at historyextra.com
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In every issue of BBC History Magazine, picture editor Sam Nott brings you a recipe from the past. Here’s a recipe for the Negus served at the balls in Mansfield Park and The Watsons.

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French Ham Plate / Fransk Skinketallerken

A Continental lunch plate recipe found in “Norsk Ukeblads
Store Salatbok” (The Norwegian Weekly Family Magazine’s
Large Salad Book) published in 1984

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Mussels in Dill Sauce / Blåskjell i Dillsaus

A recipe for a cold shellfish dish found in “Alt om Urter”
(All About Herbs) published by Den Norske Bokklubb in 1985
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Most Scandinavians are crazy when it comes to shellfish of any kind and I’m noe exception. I’ve posted lots of recipes for mussels already. Here’s another one – Ted 😉

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Broiled Scallops with Tartare Sauce / Stekte Kamskjell med Tartarsaus

A starter recipe found in “Recipes from Famous Places”
published by Better Homes and Gardens in 1975

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This appetizer was served at the Old Original Bookbinder’s
in Philidelphia back in the mid seventies.

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Chocolate Pancakes / Sjokoladepannekaker

A recipe from “32 Entirely New & Original Lutona Cocoa Recipes” published by E & S Jt. C.W.S Ltd. in the 1930s
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In Context: The English and the Scottish CWS opened a cocoa factory in Dallow Road, Luton, in 1902. Like the British Empire it is gone now, demolished early in 1970. It is now a site of the Guardian Business Park, near the junction with Vernon Road. This poster dates from 1906 and is a contrast between an idealised view of work in West Africa and the impressive building with smoking chimney to demonstarte a hive of industry in Luton.

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Nowadays the cocoa and chocolate is advertised as a Fairtrade product, the workers in West Africa have their own co-operative, but no sign of any factories in the UK, or wherever it is processed in the EU.

Saxony Curd Cakes / Dravlekaker fra Sachsen

A classic German dessert recipe found in “The Best of International Cooking” published by Hamlyn in 1884
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Curd cheese is similar to cream cheese but with a lower fat content and it, like cottage cheese, has had a lactic starter added. This gives it a light acidity and a light flavour, colour and texture.

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How to Make Homemade Goat Cheese with Lemon Juice / Slik Lager Du Hjemmelaget Geitost med Sitronsaft

A recipe for homemade cheese found on about.com/food/How to Make Homemade Goat Cheese with Lemon Juice_cheese.about_post

If you want to make a very simple version of homemade goat cheese, this recipe using lemon juice and goat’s milk is the one. The acidity in the lemon juice thickens the milk and makes soft curds form. Once the liquid is drained away from the curds, viola, you have a basic but tasty version of homemade goat cheese.

White vinegar can also be used to make homemade goat cheese, although the lemon flavor is slightly more pleasing in the finished product.

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Toast with Fillet of Veal and Mushrooms / Toast med Kalvefilet og Svampe

A classic Danish sandwich found in “MENU International Madleksiokons  – Småretter og Salater” (MENU Internatonal
Food Encyclopedia – Snacks and Salads)
published by Lademann in 1975
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Cottage Pudding

A 18th century dessert recipe found on revolutionarypie.com
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Karen Hammonds who runs revolutionarypie.com writes: “Pudding” was once a general term for dessert (and still is in Great Britain), but there were plenty of recipes in old cookbooks for “cake,” so why wasn’t this one of them? The answer seems to be that although it was a cake, this dish was served with a sauce that was poured over the top, resulting in a slightly mushy, pudding-like dessert. The cake itself was also very moist.

As for the term “cottage,” it probably identified this dish as simple and affordable — suitable for farmers or laborers who lived in modest cottages. (It is similar in that sense to cottage pie, an early name for shepherd’s pie.)

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Traditional Blackberry Jelly / Tradisjonell Bjørnebærgelé

A traditional jelly recipe found on about.com/food/
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There has to be some compensation for the disappearance of summer and the sunshine. The abundance of wonderful autumn fruits, vegetables and berries do a great job. From September onwards it is possible to pick from a an abundance including sloes, bilberries, plums, pumpkins, and  wild mushroooms and fat juicy blackberries.

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