Retro Cakes and Cookies

Retro Cakes and Cookies

by Wendy Sweetser


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Bake the cakes our grandmothers made with these delightful traditional recipes.

Take a trip down memory lane and discover recipes for delicious, retro-style cakes and cookies that are perfect for a morning snack, afternoon tea, or an after-dinner treat. Small Cakes, Buns, and Bars includes tasty lemon bars, rich chocolate fridge cake, and pretty butterfly cakes. In the second chapter, Cookies and Other Treats, choose from the wonderfully named snickerdoodles, to buttery melting moments, and scrumptious Jam Sandwich cookies, otherwise known as Jammie Dodgers. Finally, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Large Cakes—try decadent devil’s food cake, moist spiced apple cake, or festive Christmas yule log. With cooking tips and variations, as well as interesting “Did You Know?” facts about the history of the cakes, this is a lovely book for your own shelves, or an ideal gift for a friend that captures the magic of traditional home baking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908862624
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date: 02/14/2013
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Wendy Sweetser trained at the Cordon Bleu schools in Paris and London and has contributed articles to numerous publications including OK!, The London Magazine, Period Living and You Are What You Eat. She is the author of 20 cookery books and is a member of the UK Guild of Food Writers and the Slow Food Association.

The author is based in Southend-on-Sea, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Small cakes, Bars, and Buns 6

Maids of Honor 8

Date, Apricot, and Pecan Sheet Cake 10

Lemon Bars 12

Chocolate Fridge Cake 14

Rock Cakes 16

Swiss Buns 18

Coconut Pyramids 20

Butterfly Cakes 22

Chapter 2 Cookies and other Treats 24

Snickerdoodles 26

Double Chocolate Pinwheels 28

Melting Moments 30

Jam Sandwich Cookies 32

Shortbread Petticoat Tails 34

Ginger Nuts 36

Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers 38

Macroons 40

Chapter 3 Large Cakes 42

Coffee-Walnut Layer Cake 44

Devil's Food Cake 46

Dundee Cake 48

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 50

Christmas Yule Log 52

Iced Orange Seed Cake 54

Cherry-Almond Sponge 56

Pound Cake 58

Spiced Apple Cake 60

Cornish Saffron Cake 62

Index 64

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