In 2011 Woman’s Weekly celebrated its centenary issue, and throughout the year we published 4 special pull-out issues with our pick of 100 recipes from over the years. We’ve had so many requests from people who missed one or two of these issues that we’ve now compiled them into this very special magazine, which is on sale now.
Hello, this is Cookery Editor, Sue, and I’ve worked out that over the past 100 years, I’m probably only the 5th Cookery Editor that there has been on Woman’s Weekly. I’ve been working on the magazine for about 21 years, and Liz Burn who was Cookery Editor before me was here for 22 years, so it’s a job that people seem to love doing and don’t leave very often! Before Liz, it was Janet Warren, and I occasionally get to meet up with both Liz and Janet – so the world of cookery writing is very small and we all keep in touch.
Our Home Economist, Kate, and Cookery Assistant, Iris, selected and tested all 100 recipes, and they said that although some of the recipes sounded very plain and simple they all tasted delicious and stood the test of time well.
One of our favoutites was the Date and Walnut cake, originally from March 1939 and part of “The Young Bride’s Cake-Making Course”. The recipe claimed to make you “the most successful cake-maker in your circle”. I won’t make the same claims for it, but do agree it’s a lovely moist cake, perfect for afternoon tea with friends.
If you’re planning any picnics for the bank holiday weekend, then try these Fish and Egg Cakes which make a tasty alternative
For these 2 recipes, plus another 98, look our for our 100 Favourite Recipes which is on sale from good newsagents from 7th May until 4th June (unless they have sold out before this date – so we’d recommend buying earlier rather than waiting).