Some 70s dishes that may not have stood the test of time!

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Monday night’s Nigella’s Christmas recipes  on BBC2 included her take on sticky toffee pudding.

And Nigella said sticky toffee pudding was invented in the seventies.

Which set me thinking of other dishes that, as far as I recall, made their first appearance in the seventies.


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Black Forest Gateau

Chicken Kiev

Carrot Cake

carrot cake
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Arctic Roll

Vol au Vents

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Boeuf Bourguignon

Rum Baba


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And, of course, all washed down with a nice bottle of Blue Nun!

We still occasionally have a quiche and a sticky toffee pudding but the others are consigned to the recipe dustbin in our house. What about you? Have you still got a fondue set? Or are you still trying to assemble the Pavlova? I gave up on that one years ago!

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  1. I remember queuing for food at an engagement party in the early 70s, when a friend stuck her head out from the line to hiss to her sister:’Julie!! Volleyvents!!’
    They seemed the height of sophistication!

    1. That’s great. My mum’s speciality was defrosted prawns mixed in pink sauce and dobbed into the middle of Jus-rol frozen volleys. Usually they went soggy and collapsed onto the pineapple and cheese on cocktail sticks. Oh, happy days!

  2. Ha ha ha! I remember in the 70s when people used to eat at the Berni Inns. Prawn cocktail for starters, black forest gateaux for pudding! I think the pineapple and cheese hedgehog has become kitsch rather than naff, though 🙂

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