I stole this cookbook from my Mum a long time ago. Wonderful ways to prepare desserts, by Jo Ann Shirley. It was published in 1977.
Inside its thick yellowed pages are recipes full of 1970s indulgences. No pictures, so you have to use your imagination.
Plenty of treats containing pineapple, bananas, gelatine, and eggs separated by the dozen. Pineapple glazed cheese pie. Cream cheese and apricot flan. Chocolate marshmallow souffle. Frozen lemon mousse. Peach upside-down pudding. Butterscotch cream pie.
So I’m going to give some of these a whirl. Join me on a journey back to the height of 1970s pudding chic…