Good Housekeeping Cookery Compendium
First published by the National Magazine Co in 1952.
Where to buy this book:
Buy from independent booksellers via Abebooks
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How I got this book:
Received as a gift
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
'Here, in one handsome volume, is a true Home Cooking Companion. It is produced with an eye to the needs of every member of the family and presented in attractive pictorial form so that young daughters can be shown all the basic processes of cookery, and their elders can embark on ambitious recipes in the certain knowledge of success.'
I have previously blogged a couple of recipes which originated in this book - Quick Biscuits and a classic Fruit Cake. It was my Mum's go-to recipe book and she made sure that my sister and I both got our own copies too although, now I come to think about it, I'm not sure what happened to Mum's original. If you're into vintage style, classic British cookery, or even Great British Baking, you need a copy of the Good Housekeeping Cookery Compendium in your kitchen!
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This week's prize departs from the usual literary theme and is cookery-related instead. You could win a new duo of VonShef silicon baking tools - a pastry brush and a spatula. I have also departed from my usual 'just comment' entry method and am trialling the Gleam giveaway widget which allows entries to be counted not only for commenting, but also for tweeting, following Literary Flits and visiting my Facebook page. Hopefully I have set everything up correctly. Let me know how you get on!
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Baking tools giveaway
The Giveaway is open worldwide from noon today until midnight (UK time) on the 7th September. I will be checking that the winning entry did complete whatever task they claim they have before awarding the prize.