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Grandma’s best baking recipes

What’s old is new again. Especially in the world of baking. Slices, biscuits and cakes are the ultimate expressions of nostalgia. We’ve dug deep and unearthed some of grandma’s best baking recipes from old cookbooks. Here we’ve given them a tasty update.

Original recipes

If you have sweet memories of freshly baked treats waiting for you when you returned home from school, or remember those tantalising smells when visiting grandma. Each nanna had their specialty, whether it was biscuits like melting moments, slices and bars or fruit cakes or pies.

Synonymous with early Australian baking is Fairy margarine. For more than 50 years, Fairy has helped Australians create baked goods, just like grandma used to make. That’s why we tapped into their heritage cookbooks for these absolute gems.

Here we feature the original recipe, as it appears in the heritage cookbooks, alongside a modern take that retains the integrity of the original while giving it a fresh new update. So that these traditional baking recipes can be enjoyed and shared by a whole new generation.

Choc-mint Brownie Slice

The chocolate mint combo goes way bake. As does the chocolate mint slice that originally made Australians fall in love with that choc-mint flavour. Staying pretty true to the original, the new and improved Choc-mint Brownie Slice is smooth, silky and very moreish.



Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Some recipes need a little more creative licence to bring them up to a recipe that resonates with today’s palate. The pineapple upside down cakes are cooked in a muffin tin for ease of today’s busy cooks.



Chewy Triple Chocolate Slice

The initial inspiration for this recipe was the classic chocolate chip cookie. It’s been turned into the ultimate triple chocolate biscuit slice. Great to pop into lunch boxes, or for a cheeky afternoon treat.




*DISCLAIMER: Fairy is a contributing recipe Partner at This article features content sourced from Fairy and our own opinions. For more information visit the Fairy website.


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