Sunday, 17 February 2013

Vintage Teatowel Titters

Whilst sorting through some of my collection of vintage linens the other day I couldn't help but smile at these tea towels I found amongst them. 

The first is a promisary note as follows:

'The Bank of Good Resolutions
I promise to do the
Washing up
One Day sometime
for the sake of peace and quiet
signed A B Smith
Henpecked Husband'.

Perhaps nowadays it would be more appropriate for him to load and unload the dishwasher.

The second is this sweet Welsh Rarebit tea towel, which gives you the recipe and instructions for making 'proper' Welsh Rarebit. (I always just thought it was cheese on toast with a splash of Worcestershire Sauce - shows my ignorance!)

Anyway, the recipe is as follows:

2oz grated cheese
1 teaspoon of vinegar
half a teaspoon of dry mustard
half an ounce of margarine
1 teaspoon of milk
Salt and pepper

Method of cooking:

1.  Heat milk and margarine in saucepan.
Add cheese.  Heat slowly until melted.  Add seasoning.
2.  Spread on rounds of toast.  Place under grill until golden brown.

Sounds yummy!


  1. My mum ordered Welsh Rarebit at a cafe recently. I think we learned to make it at school but I have never eaten it !

  2. It does sound nicer than cheese on toast I must admit.