Retro Recipe Project

Last Updated December 06, 2016
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Dusting off the book jackets to bring new life to outmoded recipes. Edible Rhody is throwing it back to oldie (but goody) recipes, and updating them for the modern chef. Taking vintage cookbooks, testing, tasting and adding a spin, we have found dishes that should be brought back into the contemporary cook’s kitchen.

Kitchen Sense: The Retro Recipe Project

Block Island Cookbook published in 1962
Dusting off the Book Jackets to Bring New Life to Outmoded Recipes

Frosted Coffee Squares

Frosted Coffee Squares
This is a moist, almost blondie-like cake, flavored with fresh coffee, cinnamon and chocolate that maintains the essence of the original recipe. Don’t cheat yourself by using a cheap cup of Joe—...

"The Greatest!" Pound Cake

Pound Cake
This is now my favorite pound cake recipe. It stays moist for a second, even third day, if you can keep any in the house that long. All I’ve added is a bit more detail to the instructions, plus the...

German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake
I chose the German Apple Cake on page 141 because it used baking powder and because I was incredibly curious about the sugarless cake base. The only sweetness in the recipe comes from the apples and...

Blackberry Flummery

Blackberry flummery served in jar
A “flummery” is essentially a British, starch set pudding using anything from oatmeal to calves feet as the binder. The jelly would then be topped with cream or honey to provide extra sweetness...

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