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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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A 1970's Party
Children's parties held at home or in a local hall became popular in the 1970's. Convenience foods like sliced bread, ready made biscuits, cakes, fruit squash, jelly and Angel...
Healthiness: (50 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (50 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (50 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (50 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (50 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (50 votes)

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Almond Leach/Leech, a kind of Milk Jelly  (Tudors)
To make Almond Milk: (Note: You need to make this the day before)Roughly 250g almonds/2 tablespoon rice flour moistened with 550ml water, is about the right proportions to end up with...
Healthiness: (164 votes) Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (164 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (164 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (164 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (164 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (164 votes)

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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Angel Cake  (Interwar Years)
Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5Sift icing sugar in a small bowl  Sift flour on top and stir until evenly mixed. Set asidePut the egg whites, cream of...
Healthiness: (223 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (223 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)

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)

Barbequed Sweet Potatoes
Scrub the sweet potatoes and brush with a little of the oil Wrap each sweet potato in a sheet of kitchen foil Cook the potatoes on a hot barbeque for 40-60 minutes...
Healthiness: (10 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (10 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)

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Boiled Ham  (Victorians)
Soaking the ham: The ham needs to be put into a container large enough to be well covered by water or you will need to keep turning it to make sure the salt is evenly soaked...
Healthiness: (591 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 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)

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Brown Bread Ice Cream  (Victorians)
Crumble the wholemeal brown breadMix the brown sugar with the melted butter and add the crumbs Stir well then spread the mixture on a baking sheetBake the crumbs in...
Healthiness: (221 votes) Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (221 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (221 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (221 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (221 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (221 votes)

Burns Night Crannachan
Toast the oatmeal in a frying pan on a high heat until lightly brownBlend the raspberries in a liquidiser until smoothWhisk the cream to a soft consistency Mix...
Healthiness: (30 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (30 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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Butterfly Cakes (1970's Party)
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 in...
Healthiness: (93 votes) Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (93 votes)

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Caraway Seed Cake  (Victorians)
Grease a large cake tin with butter and line the bottom with greaseproof paper (this stops the cake from sticking to the tin)Pre-heat oven to 170 degree CIn a large bowl,...
Healthiness: (585 votes) Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (585 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (585 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (585 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (585 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (585 votes)

Celeriac Oven Chips
Pre -heat the oven to fan 210°C/415°f/Gas Mark 7 Melt the butter in a small pan Add the curry powder and black mustard seeds and cook for 1-2 minutes until...
Healthiness: (56 votes) Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (56 votes)

History Cookbook
Cheese and Pineapple Hedgehog  (Postwar / Modern)
Wrap the half grapefruit in the tin foil, all the edges should be tucked under the cut surface of the fruitPlace the grapefruit, cut-side down on a platePush a cube of...
Healthiness: (925 votes) Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (925 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (925 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (925 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (925 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (925 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, pineapple and sausage hedgehog
Wrap the half grapefruit in the tin foil, all the edges should be tucked under the cut surface of the fruitPlace the grapefruit, cut-side down on a platePush a cube of...
Healthiness: (1503 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (1503 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (1503 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (1503 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (1503 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (1503 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)

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Chocolate Cream  (Stuarts)
Carefully separate the egg whites from the yolk, and put the whites in a bowl Scald a pint of cream by bringing it to the boilCoarsely grate the chocolate, add to the...
Healthiness: (72 votes) Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (72 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (72 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (72 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (72 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (72 votes)

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Put the foil or metal sheets in the fridge to chillBreak up the milk chocolate into the medium bowlMelt the chocolate in the microwave, do this slowly (10 second bursts) as...
Healthiness: (51 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (51 votes)

Chocolate Popcorn
Place the oil in a large pan and heat until just smoking
Healthiness: (15 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (15 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)

Christmas Gingerbread House
To make the template:For 1 large house: cut from thin card a side wall 12cm by 20cm, an end wall 12cm by 13cm, a triangular gable with sides of 12cm, 7.5 cm and...
Healthiness: (7 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (7 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (7 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (7 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (7 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (7 votes)

Christmas Pudding
Place all the dry ingredients (everything except the eggs and brandy) into a large bowl and mix well Stir in the eggs and brandy. (let everyone have a turn at stirring and making a...
Healthiness: (85 votes) Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (85 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (85 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (85 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (85 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (85 votes)

Christmas Window Biscuits
Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas Mark 4 / Fan 160°C
Healthiness: (45 votes) Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (45 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (45 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (45 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (45 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (45 votes)

History Cookbook
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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Coronation Tarts  (Edwardians and WW1)
Pre-heat oven to 325FGrease a muffin or bun tin with butterIn a large bowl, beat the butter to a creamGently beat the egg and add to the butterStir in the...
Healthiness: (396 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (396 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (396 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (396 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (396 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (396 votes)

Crispy cakes
Put the butter,syrup and chocolate in the mixing bowl.Place the bowl over a large saucepan of simmering water.Allow the butter, syrup and chocolate to melt, stirring to mix...
Healthiness: (9 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (9 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (9 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (9 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (9 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (9 votes)

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Crystallized Flowers  (Stuarts)
Gently pull the petals off the roses without damaging themPaint the petal on both sides with egg mix using a pastry or food brushDrop the petal onto the plate of sugar and...
Healthiness: (41 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (41 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (41 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (41 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (41 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (41 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)

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Dates Alexandrine  (Romano-British)
If you are blanching the almonds yourself, put them in a bowl and pour over boiling water. Wait for a few minutes and strain the almonds. Peel the skin offWarm the butter in a pan...
Healthiness: (186 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (186 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (186 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (186 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (186 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (186 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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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)

Fortune Cookies
Write your fortunes/messages on strips of white paper about 10cm by 1.5cmPreheat the oven to 200°C/400°f/Gas Mark 6, and grease two baking sheetsBeat the egg white...
Healthiness: (91 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (91 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (91 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (91 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (91 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (91 votes)

Fruit and Nut Fudge
Fill a glass with iced water and put in the fridge
Healthiness: (61 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (61 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (61 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (61 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (61 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (61 votes)

Garlic and Herb Dip
Tip the creme fraiche into a bowlAdd the garlic and parsleyUse scissors to snip the chives into the mixtureSeason with salt and pepperMix well and transfer...
Healthiness: (31 votes) Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (31 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (31 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (31 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (31 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (31 votes)

Garlic Pitta Bread
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...
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)

Gazpacho Soup
Tear up the bread and soak it in some water for 30 minutes and then squeeze it dry.Throw away the water Skin the tomatoes by placing them in a bowl of boiling water for 1...
Healthiness: (18 votes) Healthiness: 4.6 out of 5 (18 votes)Healthiness: 4.6 out of 5 (18 votes)Healthiness: 4.6 out of 5 (18 votes)