Nostalgic recipes

Bring the past to your plate with these nostalgic recipes. Take a trip back to your school days with sticky sponges, rice pudding, cheese pies and teatime treats like fondant fancies and iced party rings.

Retro recipes that were once all the rage make a comeback. We’re talking prawn cocktail, black forest gateau and arctic roll. Old-fashioned treats like pork pies, raspberry lemonade and scotch eggs also feature in this unashamedly nostalgic recipe collection.

Which old favourite will you make first?

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Pink and green prawn and pasta salad

Pasta salad recipes

Pink and green prawn and pasta salad

Serve up a summer dinner with minimal faff. Debora Robertson’s verdant pasta salad is crammed with juicy pink prawns. Perfect...

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Classic homemade lemonade

Non-alcoholic drink recipes

Classic homemade lemonade

Bright, refreshing homemade lemonade is the ultimate thirst quencher and completely different to most of the stuff in the shops....

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Prawn cocktail platter

Prawn cocktail recipes

Prawn cocktail platter

What’s better than classic prawn cocktail? A prawn cocktail platter for sharing! This recipe has stood the test of time...

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Michel Roux Jr’s almond and raspberry frangipane tart

Sweet tart recipes

Michel Roux Jr’s almond and raspberry frangipane tart

Devote an afternoon to making Michel Roux Jr’s classy almond and raspberry frangipane tart. “I adore almond puddings and this...

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Mini baked alaskas

Frozen dessert recipes

Mini baked alaskas

Introducing our failsafe mini baked alaskas. This tried-and-tested recipe by food producer Pollyanna Coupland combines a spiced chocolate no-churn ice...

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Jamaican ginger cake with chocolate ganache and berry coulis

Baking recipes

Jamaican ginger cake with chocolate ganache and berry coulis

Elainea Emmott’s Jamaican ginger cake is the ultimate comfort bake. Team it with simple berry coulis and chocolate ganache for...

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Caramelised white chocolate

White chocolate recipes

Caramelised white chocolate

Fans of blond bars such as Caramac (sadly now discontinued) know there’s a fourth type of chocolate out there: caramelised...

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Malt iced buns with raspberry icing

Baking recipes

Malt iced buns with raspberry icing

Who doesn’t love an iced bun?  Even better, how about a homemade iced bun. These ones temper the sometimes over-sweet...

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Rum and raisin spotted dick

Retro puddings

Rum and raisin spotted dick

You can’t get a more traditional British pud than spotted dick – something that’s fallen out of fashion in recent...

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Chocolate parkin with marbled custard

Retro puddings

Chocolate parkin with marbled custard

Sticky Yorkshire parkin is taken to chocolate town with this indulgent bake – but the sauce definitely shares star billing....

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Black forest bakewell tart

Sweet tart recipes

Black forest bakewell tart

When black forest gateau meets bakewell tart, something magical happens. These two nostalgic desserts combine perfectly – especially when served...

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Pear and brown butter strudel

Pear recipes

Pear and brown butter strudel

This easy pear strudel – flavoured with nutty brown butter, cinnamon and a sprinkling of brandy-soaked sultanas – is a...

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Pain au mint chocolat ice cream sandwich

Nostalgic recipes

Pain au mint chocolat ice cream sandwich

Unabashed nostalgia meets Parisian sophistication in this artful mash-up of mint choc chip ice cream and patisserie joie de vivre....

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Vanilla slice

Patisserie recipes

Vanilla slice

The hero of many a high street bakery, the vanilla slice is a glorious thing. Like a cross between a...

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Traditional English trifle

Trifle recipes

Traditional English trifle

Raspberry jelly, thick vanilla custard, sherry-soaked sponge fingers and pillowy mounds of whipped cream: it’s the ultimate traditional trifle recipe....

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Ginger toffee dodgers

Afternoon tea recipes

Ginger toffee dodgers

The classic biscuit we all know and love gets a welcome update with the warming flavours of ginger and caramel...

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