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Vintage Plates with Vintage Cake Recipes!

On overcast Autumn days what better thing to do than bake cakes? Today I've popped a vintage flapjack recipe from my Gran's Revo Cookbook c.1957 in the oven, along with a modern day marmalade cake. Both are incredibly simple to make, why not have a go?



Marmalade Cake Recipe
You will need a 1lb loaf tin, greased and lined.

225gm SR Flour
1 pinch salt
1 level tspn baking powder
115 gm Clover Light (or similar) 
60gm Half Spoon Sugar
1 tspn grated orange rind
2 beaten eggs 
2 large tbspns thick cut marmalade
2 tbspns Milk

For the topping:
Icing sugar mixed with juice from the orange to a thick consistency
Jelly Fruits to decorate is you wish
(If you wish to use full fat margarine and sugar that works fine.)

1. Rub the fat into the flour, baking powder and sugar, until it resembles breadcrumbs
2. Whisk in everything else with an electric hand whisk to form a relatively thick batter.
3. Pour into the tin and bake at 175c fan oven for around 55 minutes or until golden (when a skewer comes out clean it's done.)
4. When cool, ice and decorate



When it came to the flapjacks I altered the recipe from margarine to butter as I had some to use up, and again changed the sugar to soft brown, and the syrup to honey, I also popped in the apricots to use them up too!! So this recipe is not exactly as it appears in the book. 

Apricot Flapjacks
Greased and lined 6" round or square tin
3oz Butter
2oz Soft brown sugar
2oz Honey
8oz Rolled Oats
3 oz snipped ready to eat Apricots.

Melt the butter, sugar and honey over a low heat. Stir in the oats and fruit until well covered. Press into the tin and bake at 175c Fan oven for 20 - 25 mins. Leave to cool, then cut into 10 pieces.

If you are looking for some vintage check plates from the 1950s as shown in this article, then why not pop into the yay retro! online vintage shop now? Search Harlequinade by clicking here to see what we check china we have in at the moment. This is the name check china from the 50s is often referred to, as it came in all sorts of colours! 
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