The 1970s buffet is back!

There is no surprise that here at Dimmet we are a fan of all things 70s style. From decor to good old fashioned 70s holiday fun, we incorporate every aspect of 70s life in to our holiday home. Yet there is one thing that we all love, and that is scrumptious food! So you can imagine how delighted we were to hear that retro recipes have been making a comeback!

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Original 70s Recipes: Cheese-Peach Salad With Mustard Mayonnaise

We hope you enjoyed our series on 70s inspired recipes where made 1970’s recipes with a modern twist! Our new series starts this week and we are recreating original 70s recipes from 1970s cookbooks. And trust me, if you had read some of the horrors in these books, your stomach would curdle 😉 Today we are kicking off this new series with Cheese-Peach Salad with Mustard Mayonnaise from the delightful cookbook: Woman’s Day Collector’s Cook Book So on with the recipe… taken from the book…

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Original 70s Recipes: Ham and Banana Hollandaise

On my quest to recreate original 70s recipes, I stumbled across this little beauty from the McCall’s Great American Recipe Card Collection. Ham, mustard, bananas and hollandaise sauce… together…. in the same dish… baked. Although not in America myself, as I am firmly based in Good Ol’Blighty, I can remember my Mother putting fruit and meat together a lot as I was growing up so this could well have been tried over here too. Oh well, always up for trying new things so here goes!

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70s Inspired Retro Recipes: Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a renowned French dish that has been around since the 18th Century, but here in the UK it made a real impact in the 1970s and was often served as a dinner party dish. But this vegetable stew/casserole is not only very tasty but also full of goodness.

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70s Inspired Retro Recipes: Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Who would have thought that the still very trendy carrot cake has been around for over 40 years! This 1970s favourite is still very much a part of our cake life now and is served in most coffee shops in one form or another.

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70s Inspired Retro Recipes: Cheese Fondue

Imagine you are in the 1970’s, in the Swiss Alps, you have just come back from skiing and you are all warm and cosy in your ski lodge… what 70s inspired recipe comes straight to mind? Cheese fondue of course! A retro party classic but still a great crowd pleaser today.

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70s Inspired Retro Recipes: Crêpes Suzette

Back in the 1970s one of the desserts of choice to not only wow your guests but also tasted delicious was Crêpes Suzette. Usually flambéd this dessert always caused a stir a dinner parties. But not everyone has time to whip out a flambé dish at the dinner table so our version is not only a non-flambé recipe so you can cook it with minimal fuss but also using Cointreau instead of the traditional Grand Marnier, just to give it that extra citrus kick!

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70s Inspired Retro Recipes: Quiche Lorraine

A retro recipe recipe collection wouldn’t be complete without this throwback to the 70s. The ever delicious Quiche Lorraine. The eggy, cheesy, bacon pie is delicious hot with a jacket potato or cold with a salad. Add a few cherry tomatoes and a little fresh basil to garnish and you have a modern twist on this 70’s classic.

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70s Inspired Retro Recipes: Steak Diane

A fabulously retro steak recipe, the sophisticated Steak Diane. Steak with brandy and mustard sauce, divine! I wonder who Diane was?…

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