I love this funny little Women’s Weekly box of recipes from days gone by, and I love the hot cross bun recipe – I make it every easter!
But WHO was it eating all the aspic in 1967? WHY was it so popular
You get lulled into a false sense of security with the delicious chocolate layer sponge and rock buns at the start.
But you still have a fair idea that the “slimmers” section is not going to get anybody excited. Ever.
I like to think I’d eat this now. I am fairly terrified of macaroni pies and anything that looks too dry-noodle-y. I sort of prefer it swimming in sauce and not all moulded and looking at me like that.
but hey… cheese.
I love the colour they’ve chosen to make these prawns look natural. These are some neon-ass prawns. You’ll probably turn into a ninja turtle if you eat them.
and apple? with a pimiento-stuffed olive? why?
oh and parsley. don’t forget the parsley.
always, always, always reminds me of the dinner party death scene in monty python’s the meaning of life.
“how can we all have died at the same time?”
“the salmon mousse.”
I’ve heard bacon makes everything better… but I’m still pretty scared. Days before proscuitto, I guess!
this is pretty cute but I won’t be eating it.
… so many things i want to say about this fish in white sauce business
but we’re family-friendly ’round these parts.
plus i’m too traumatised.
again with the moulded rings! no wonder spinach had a bad name for like, ever.
man, do i miss corned beef. probably the only thing i do miss.
luckily i still have pimiento-stuffed olives out of a jar and funky sandwiches.
and paprika on eggs.
Deep fried bread boxes filled with stuff and prawns! I’ve had prawn toasts in my previous life, and the bread… the deep fried bread… I’m not willing to put myself through such torture ever, ever again.
What a delightful shade of vomit gravy on those brown, sad carcasses!
“I wonder if I deliberately made this photo blurry to save my eyes from the … beef… in … jelly…
Easter Hot Cross Buns from the 1967 Women’s Weekly Recipe Cards
I made these hot cross buns last easter for my sister, who is a total hot cross bun connoisseur.