A delicious dessert recipe found in “Fransk Bondekost” (French Farmhouse Cooking) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in in 1980
A soufflé (French: [su.fle])is a baked egg-based dish originating from the early eighteenth century France. It is made with egg yolks and whipped egg white combined with various other ingredients and served as a tasty main course or sweetened as a dessert. The word soufflé comes from the French verb souffler which means ‘to breath’ or ‘to puff’.
An Austrian dessert speciality found in “The best of International Cooking” published by Hamlyn in 1984
Dumpling is a broad classification for a dish that consists of small pieces of dough (made from a variety of starch sources), often wrapped around a filling (as in ravioli or wontons). The dough can be based on bread, flour, or potatoes, and may be filled with fish, meat, sweets, or vegetables. They may be cooked by boiling, frying, simmering, or steaming.
A classic Continental 19th century cake recipe found in “The Chocolate Book” by Valerie Barrett published in 1987
Dobos torte or Dobosh (pronounced [ˈdoboʃ], Hungarian: Dobos torta) is a Hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. The five-layer pastry is named after its inventor, Hungarian confectioner József C. Dobos, who aimed to create a cake that would last longer than other pastries in an age when cooling techniques were limited. The round sides of the cake are coated with ground hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, or almonds, and the caramel topping helps to prevent drying out.
Dobosh or Dobos torte was first introduced at the National General Exhibition of Budapest in 1885; King Franz Joseph I and Queen Elisabeth were among the first to taste it. The cake soon became popular throughout Europe, both for its durability through shipping and for its unique appearance. With its flat, shiny, caramel top, it was simple but elegant, as opposed to the more intricate cakes of the age.
A snacks recipe found in “Ost i Varme og Kalde Retter”
(Cheese in Hot and Cold Dishes) published by
Den Norske Bokklubb in 1988
Every grocers has shelf after chelf with salt snacks these days so it is
so easy to grab a box or bag, but why not try this recipe for these
spicy snack straws instead the next time the snacks hunger hits you
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
Smoked fish is good in all kinds of recipes because of its deep flavour, plus it is nutritious, tasty and fairly cheap. A Smoked Mackerel Fishcake is this and more. Mackerel is not only an economical fish to cook and eat, as an oily fish it also very healthy. Most Mackerel fishing is currently sustainable, so we don’t need to feel too guilty eating it.
In this Smoked Mackerel Fishcake Recipe the fish is teamed with hard boiled egg, horseradish cream sauce and parsley which delivers a soft , sweet and extremely tasty fishcake.
Take Cream a good cupful & put it in a strainer; then take yolks of Eggs & put thereto, & a little milk; then strain it through a strainer into a bowl; then take Sugar enough & put thereto, or else honey for default of Sugar, then color it with Saffron; then take thine coffins & put in the oven empty & and let them be hardened; then take a dish fastened on the Baker’s peel’s end; & pour thine mixture into the dish & from the dish into the coffins & when they do rise well, take them out & serve them forth.
Take a thousand eggs or more, I Volume, Harleian MS. 279, c. 1420