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Make a few slits on one side of each pitta bread without cutting all the way throughHeat a griddle pan Griddle to warm the pittas on each side or place them under a hot grill Melt...
Healthiness: (97 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)
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American Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5Put the oats into a food processor or liquidiser and whizz to a fine powder Add flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder...
Healthiness: (767 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (767 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (767 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (767 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (767 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (767 votes)
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Apple and Carrot Muffins
Pre-heat the oven to Gas 4 /180 C / 350FIn the first bowl, sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and gingerIn the second bowl, add the first 7...
Healthiness: (199 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (199 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (199 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (199 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (199 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (199 votes)
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Apple Coleslaw
Wash the fruit and vegetablesRemove the hard stem of the cabbage and finely shred Peel and grate the carrotSlice the celeryPeel and grate the apple...
Healthiness: (150 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (150 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (150 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (150 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (150 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (150 votes)

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Apricot Upside-Down Pudding  (World War 2)
Soak the apricots overnight if possibleChop the suet finely (or use ready prepared suet) and mix with the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and cinnamonGrease a pudding...
Healthiness: (208 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (208 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (208 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (208 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (208 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (208 votes)

Asparagus Dip
Snap the woody ends off all 3 bundles of asparagus and wash in a sink full of cold water to remove any soil and grit Steam for approximately 8 - 10 minutes, until tender Set...
Healthiness: (135 votes) Healthiness: 1.4 out of 5 (135 votes)Healthiness: 1.4 out of 5 (135 votes)Healthiness: 1.4 out of 5 (135 votes)Healthiness: 1.4 out of 5 (135 votes)Healthiness: 1.4 out of 5 (135 votes)

Aubergine Dip
Heat the oven to 200°C/400°f/Gas Mark 6 Put the aubergine on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes until tender Cool and pull off the skin...
Healthiness: (26 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (26 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (26 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (26 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (26 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (26 votes)

Baked Vegetable Crisps
Preheat the oven to 200°C / Gas Mark 6 / Fan 180°C
Healthiness: (90 votes) Healthiness: 0.9 out of 5 (90 votes)Healthiness: 0.9 out of 5 (90 votes)Healthiness: 0.9 out of 5 (90 votes)Healthiness: 0.9 out of 5 (90 votes)Healthiness: 0.9 out of 5 (90 votes)

Blackberry Muffins
Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºf/Gas Mark 6, put muffin cases into the holes in a bun tinCream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric whisk or...
Healthiness: (85 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (85 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (85 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (85 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (85 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (85 votes)

Breakfast Bars
Put the oil and the honey into a saucepan and heat gently until the honey has meltedRemove from the heat and stir in all the remaining ingredientsPress the mixture into a...
Healthiness: (68 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (68 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (68 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (68 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (68 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (68 votes)

Broad Bean and Red Pepper Salad
Put the deseeded pepper halves under a hot grill and grill skin side up until it starts to blacken.  Or put the pepper halves in a hot frying pan/griddle skin side down until it starts...
Healthiness: (27 votes) Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)

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Butterfly cakes  (Postwar / Modern)
Grease well 12 - 15 bun (patty) tins or prepare the same number of small cake casesTurn on the oven to 185C / 375F / Gas no 5Cream the butter and caster sugar together until...
Healthiness: (239 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (239 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (239 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (239 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (239 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (239 votes)

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Cheese Muffins  (Interwar Years)
Preheat the oven to hot (200C)Beat the egg lightlyStir in the milkAdd a pinch of paprika and stirSift flour, baking powder and salt together Stir...
Healthiness: (46 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (46 votes)

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Cheese Spread  (Saxons & Vikings)
In a medium sized bowl, cream the two cheeses until smooth (you could use a food processor, but it doesn't take very long to do this by hand)Add the remaining ingredients and mix...
Healthiness: (40 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (40 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (40 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (40 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (40 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (40 votes)

Chickpea Salad
To wash the chickpeas, tip them in a colander, over the sink.  Run cold water over them and leave to drain.  Put the chickpeas in a serving bowlAdd the tomatoes,...
Healthiness: (14 votes) Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)

Christmas Cold Turkey Salad
Mix the lemon juice and mayonnaise together in a large bowl Stir in the turkey and red cabbage Scatter with chopped parsley and serve immediately
Healthiness: (30 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)

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Coconut Macaroons  (Interwar Years)
Pre-heat the oven to Gas 2, 150 C, 350F Beat the eggs whites together till light and fluffy Add the lemon juice and beat again Add the sugar and beat vigorously...
Healthiness: (45 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (45 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (45 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (45 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (45 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (45 votes)

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Crumpets  (Edwardians and WW1)
Warm the milk and water together in a panpour into a jug and add the yeast and sugarLeave in a warm place for 15 minutesSift the flour and salt into a large bowl,...
Healthiness: (119 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (119 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (119 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (119 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (119 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (119 votes)

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Cucumber (and Mint) Sandwiches  (Interwar Years)
Marinade the mint leaves in the lemon juice for a few minutesCut the bread into thin slices and butter each side with butter Remove the crusts making sure the slices are...
Healthiness: (735 votes) Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (735 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (735 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (735 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (735 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (735 votes)

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Cucumber Sandwiches  (Edwardians and WW1)
Peel cucumbers and slice very thin Sprinkle the slices with a little salt and lay on paper towels to drainCut the white bread into very thin slices For each...
Healthiness: (133 votes) Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (133 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (133 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (133 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (133 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (133 votes)
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Cucumber Sandwiches
Marinade the mint leaves in the lemon juice for a few minutes Cut the bread into thin slices and spread each side with butter  Remove the crusts making sure the...
Healthiness: (53 votes) Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (53 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (53 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (53 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (53 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (53 votes)

Divine Dip
Preheat oven to 175°C/350°f/Gas Mark 4 Wash spinach thoroughly and steam or microwave it until it wilts (goes floppy)  Leave to cool and then squeeze out all of the...
Healthiness: (4 votes) Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (4 votes)

Diwali Spiced Orange Drink
1. Pour the orange juice into a jug 2. Grate the ginger and crush it in a garlic press to squeeze the juice out into the jug (throw away the ginger pulp) 3. Add the saffron to the jug
Healthiness: (57 votes) Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (57 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (57 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (57 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (57 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (57 votes)

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Dried Apples  (Tudors)
Peel your apples and core themSlice the apples thinly, approx 1/2 cm or lessThread the apples onto the string, either using pegs to space them or by tying. (The rings should...
Healthiness: (201 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (201 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (201 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (201 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (201 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (201 votes)

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Dry Potato and Pea Curry  (Postwar / Modern)
Boil and peel the potatoes and cube them into small cubes.Finely chop an onion.Peel and chop the garlic finely.Put sunflower oil in a wide flat pan (that has a...
Healthiness: (25 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (25 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (25 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (25 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (25 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (25 votes)
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Dry Potato and Pea Curry (Hindu Cooking)
Boil and peel the potatoes and cube them into small cubesFinely chop an onionPeel and chop the garlic finelyPut sunflower oil in a wide flat pan (that has a...
Healthiness: (76 votes) Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (76 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (76 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (76 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (76 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (76 votes)

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Eggless Mayonnaise  (World War 2)
Peel and mash the potatoStir in the mustard and saltAdd the vinegar,  beating wellBeat in the salad oil slowly, adding only a little at a time and mixing...
Healthiness: (568 votes) Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (568 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (568 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (568 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (568 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (568 votes)

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Ember Day Tarts  (Normans / Medieval)
Please note you will need to make the pastry first, if you are using the recipe for medieval pastry on this site.Chop the onions  Parboil for about 5...
Healthiness: (100 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)

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Flapjacks  (Interwar Years)
Pre-heat the oven to Gas 4, 180C Line the baking tin Put the sugar, butter and syrup in a pan and melt togetherAdd the oats (and fruit if using) and stir in...
Healthiness: (281 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (281 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (281 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (281 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (281 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (281 votes)
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Hare (Rabbit) Terrine
Ensure you have a good fire lit in the range, so the oven will be hotCut the best pieces of hare/rabbit meat into neat slices and mince the restMix the minced meat with the...
Healthiness: (310 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)

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Hertfordshire Oven Scones  (Edwardians and WW1)
Sift flour salt, baking powder and sugar into a basinRub butter thoroughly but lightly, into dry ingredientsStir in enough rich milk or half cream to make a soft dough...
Healthiness: (149 votes) Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (149 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (149 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (149 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (149 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (149 votes)

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Honey Cake  (Romano-British)
Preheat oven to 170C, 330F or gas 3. If you have a fan oven, turn off the fan if possible or put the heat down to 160CGrease well one or two baking tins, according to size - about 2...
Healthiness: (937 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (937 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (937 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (937 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (937 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (937 votes)

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Lemon and Barley Water  (Victorians)
Place the barley and water into a pan, cover and boil for 30 minutesStrain the liquid into a large jug, through a sieveFinely peel the lemons, removing only the outer yellow...
Healthiness: (539 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (539 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (539 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (539 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (539 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (539 votes)

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Lemonade  (Edwardians and WW1)
Grate the lemon rindSqueeze the juice into a basinAdd the tartaric acidPlace the sugar in large basin, add the rind and lemonBoil the water and pour onto...
Healthiness: (93 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)
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Macaroons (coconut)
Ensure the range oven is hot, keep the fire going wellBeat the eggs whites together till light and fluffyAdd the lemon juice and beat again Add the sugar and beat...
Healthiness: (43 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (43 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (43 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (43 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (43 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (43 votes)

Marinated Olives
Mix everything together Cover and set aside for 3-4 hours before serving.  This lets the flavours mix togetherServe
Healthiness: (6 votes) Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (6 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (6 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (6 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (6 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (6 votes)

Mini Quiches
Preheat the oven to Gas 6, 200CGrease the bun tinSeive the flour and salt into the bowlAdd the butter and rub in to make breadcrumbsAdd the water, a little...
Healthiness: (107 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (107 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (107 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (107 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (107 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (107 votes)

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Mock Fish Cakes  (World War 2)
Mix all the ingredients together and beat up wellMake the mixture into little flat cakesFry or bake until golden brownServe with salad
Healthiness: (438 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (438 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (438 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (438 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (438 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (438 votes)

Mushrooms à la Grecque
Wipe or wash the mushrooms. Leave them whole if they are small, otherwise cut them into halves or quarters In a pan, heat the olive oil then gently fry the mushrooms. Add the garlic...
Healthiness: (137 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (137 votes)

Nutty Popcorn
Pour the oil into a large heavy based pan that has a well fitting lid Add the popping corn, cover with the lid and cook on a gentle heat, shaking the pan from time to...
Healthiness: (12 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (12 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (12 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (12 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (12 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (12 votes)

Pear Chutney
Gently melt the butter in a saucepan Add the vinegar and honey, stirring lots Add the pears and cook gently for 7-10 minutes, the mixture will become thick. Stir regularly...
Healthiness: (9 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (9 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (9 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (9 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (9 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (9 votes)

Pesto Potatoes
Preheat oven to 200°C/400°f/Gas Mark 6 Wash and dry the potatoes. Then cut in half Put the potatoes into a roasting tin, pour the oil over them, sprinkle with sea...
Healthiness: (15 votes) Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)

Pineapple & Cheese Hedgehog
1. Carefully cut the cheese into bite size cubes 2. Cut the pineapple into eighths3. Cut the orange in half and place, flat side down, onto a plate 4. Thread a piece of pineapple...
Healthiness: (708 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (708 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (708 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (708 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (708 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (708 votes)

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Pineapple and Rhubarb Marmalade  (Edwardians and WW1)
Cut a fresh pineapple into small chunksPlace in a pan and cook in its own juice until tenderCut double the quantity of rhubarb to the amount of pineapple you have and stew...
Healthiness: (51 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (51 votes)

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Pita  (Prehistoric)
Mix 2 tablespoons warm water with the sugar in a bowl, stir well and add the teaspoon of yeastLeave to rise in a warm place until bubbly on topPreheat the oven to hottest...
Healthiness: (31 votes) Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (31 votes)