Deliciously Vintage Baking & Desserts – Victoria Glass

60 Nostalgic recipes that will make you feel like a kid again

Enjoy a taste of simpler times with Victoria Glass’ comforting baking recipes for all things retro and nostalgic. 

It’s not hard to see why some cakes and bakes become classics, with family recipes handed down through the generations. You have only to sink your fork into a moist Lemon Drizzle Cake or enjoy the smell of freshly-baked Cinnamon Buns to understand why there are some sweet treats that we simply can’t resist returning to again and again. This book is a celebration of those recipes, drawing from a broad culinary heritage. From cookies and cakes to pastries and desserts, Victoria charts the delicious range of some of our much-loved classics. Lesser-known smaller bakes such as Jumbles and Fat Rascals feature alongside indisputable classics such as Rock Cakes and fruit-studded Chelsea Buns. Larger cakes and pastries range from the quintessential Victoria Sponge and Hummingbird Cake, to those creations with an international flair: delight with a decadent Austrian Sachertorte or a South African Melktert. To finish, classic puddings include Apple and Blackberry Crumble and Spotted Dick. Comforting and economical, these 60 vintage recipes are guaranteed to hit all the right notes of nostalgia and deliciousness.


There are few greater delights than a delicious afternoon tea and in Deliciously Vintage Baking & Desserts, Victoria Glass has created the most mouthwatering recipes that give you every reason to create your own delightful treats.

Richly illustrated,  with beautiful photography by Isobel Wield, there are 60 recipes, the content includes an Introduction where Victoria reminds us of the nostalgia many of us feel about such sweet treats.

‘There is nothing quite so evocative of childhood and happiness as the welcoming smell of freshly made cakes, buns and biscuits. Baking nurtures the senses, enveloping us in its intoxicating aroma like a soft blanket on a cold day.’ 

Having awakened our senses, Victoria then shares recipes for all the baking basics that we may need to create the rest of the delightful content of Biscuits and Cookies, Small Cakes & Bakes, Large Cakes, Pastries, Desserts.

Open any page in this book and you will find the most delectable treats with step-by-step recipes for Madeleine Cakes, Cream Buns, White Chocolate Butterfly Cakes with Raspberry Buttercream, Cinnamon Rolls, Scones, Angel Cake, the most sumptuous Black Forest Gateau and Lemon Meringue Pie and ending with the Queen of Puddings and a Christmas Pudding! 

There are many more favourites tucked into this delightful book, so why not create your own memories of afternoon tea, served on beautiful vintage china, and take time to rest awhile before the week begins. Highly  Recommended 

Deliciously Vintage Baking & Desserts – Victoria Glass – Photography by Isobel Wield is published by Ryland Peters and Small