Grandma’s best vintage baking recipes

Baking recipes have come full circle, and what’s old is new again! Vintage baking such as slices, biscuits and cakes are back. Here are grandma’s best retro recipes including chocolate chip cookies, pineapple upside down cake and choc-mint slice with a modern update.

In partnership and featuring recipes from Fairy Baking.

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Grandma's best baking recipes

There’s nothing quite like the memory of freshly baked treats right out of the oven after school or when visiting grandma. Each nanna had their specialty, from biscuits and fruit cakes to slices and pies. Intertwined in these memories of Australian baking is Fairy margarine. For over 50 years, Fairy has helped Australians and grandmas create baked goods with the delicious taste you remember from childhood. We went back to their heritage cookbooks to find the original recipes, and gave them moden updates so these traditional baking recipes can be enjoyed by a new generation.

Choc-mint Brownie Slice

The chocolate mint combo is a classic that goes way back. As does the chocolate mint slice that originally made Australians fall in love with that choc-mint flavour. The new and improved Choc-mint Brownie Slice stays relatively true to the original, with an ultra smooth, silky texture.

Original recipe from 'Secrets from Grandma's Pantry Cookbook'

New recipe for Choc-mint Brownie Slice:

GET THE RECIPE: Choc-mint Brownie Slice


Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Pineapple cakes have stood the test of time thanks to their fruity flavours and rich, sticky texture. We’ve updated this recipe by cooking glossy pineapple upside down cakes in muffin tins for ease of today’s busy cooks. Also great for avoiding fights over the last slice!

Original recipe from 'Secrets from Grandma's Pantry Cookbook'

New recipe for Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

GET THE RECIPE: Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Chewy Triple Chocolate Slice

The inspiration behind this recipe was the classic chocolate chip cookie. Cookie and slice have been melded together to create the Chewy Triple Chocolate Slice. Great for lunch boxes, afternoon treats or midnight snacks.

Original recipe from 'Secrets from Grandma's Pantry Cookbook'

New recipe for Chewy Triple Chocolate Slice

GET THE RECIPE: Chewy Triple Chocolate Slice

These recipes are perfect for baking and sharing with friends and family, why not give them a try this weekend? Find some more delicious and nostalgic recipes below!


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