Cooking Through the Decades: Recipe Recreation

#AD I Received A Voucher To Pick Up The Ingredients To Write This Post.

Cooking Through the Decades: Recipe Recreation. Hello friends. A little while back Rennie Heartburn kindly asked me to take part in a fun recipe challenge, Cooking Through the Decades.

*AD I Received A Voucher To Pick Up The Ingredients To Write This Post*.

Also, the idea of the post is to recreate one of my favourite and iconic recipes of a from a decade of my choice. Two of my all time favourite recipes sprang mind; Prawn Cocktail and The Knickerbocker Glory.

Not in the same dish though, hehe. Both still all time favourite recipes of mine which I probably discovered in the 80’s. Such a fun decade. Even though it does seem like a lifetime ago!

Recipe Recreation

Cooking Through the Decades: Recipe Recreation:

Knowing me and my children well, we would both pick out the sweet recipe first every time. So I pick a special back to school treat for them!

The Knickerbocker Glory was first described in the 1920. They consists of layers of fruit, ice cream, fruit syrups, whipped cream and a cherry on top. All served up in a tall glass and eaten with a long teaspoon. So yummy!?

Cooking Through the Decades: Recipe Recreation

The Knickerbocker Glory:

I also remember having my first ever Knickerbocker Glory at around 13 years old. We were on holiday in Blackpool. As a family, we had been out for the night, most properly finishing off our night in the slots (as a child that was my favourite thing to do in Blackpool!)  and walking to our hotel.

I could not believe my eyes when we walked by an ice cream parlor, open and full of people eating ice creams. For that reason, I just gazed inside, memorised!. “Ice cream being sold late a night.!?” I can imagine my eyes were sparking! My dad said, come on lets go and try one. Oh my… It tasted amazing… I felt so lucky!

So here is my take on The Knickerbocker Glory. We all loved them. They tasted great. My daughter keeps asking “when are you making them again mum?” “Just wait till we go shopping” I replied!!

Recipe Recreation

Cooking Through the Decades: Recipe Recreation The Knickerbocker Glory:

Serves 4


1 x 125g pot of ready made strawberry jelly

1 x 410g (drained 240g) of peach slices and cut into halves

8 Biscoff Caramelised Biscuits (or any biscuits you have to hand) 

8 Ice cream scoops of vanilla soft scoop ice cream

300g of fresh strawberries

200g frozen raspberries, thawed

1 Tablespoon of icing sugar

4 Glazed cherries

Squirty cream

Smoothie maker or blender


4 medium sized serving glasses

Cooking Through the Decades: Recipe Recreation


1.) Defrost the raspberries before using. In a smoothie maker/blender, place the defrosted raspberries and icing sugar into and blitzs until smooth. Sieve to remove all the little seeds and set aside.

2.) Chop the peach slice, set aside. Wash, hull and chop the strawberries, set aside. Place the biscuits into a food bag and bash with a rolling pin to make into crumbs, set aside.

3.) Ready to get the ice cream out the freezer and start layering.

4.) In the bottom of the glass share out the ready made jelly into all 4 glasses.

5.) Next layer up all the ingredients into all 4 glasses.

6.) Half the biscuit crumbs, half the peaches, 1 scoop of ice cream into each, half the strawberries, the other half of peaches, another scoop of ice cream, other half of strawberries, drizzle the raspberry sauce on top of each, add the squirty cream, place a cherry on top and sprinkle rest of the crushed biscuits.

Last but not least, enjoy!

Cooking Through the Decades: Recipe Recreation
Cooking Through the Decades: Recipe Recreation

Cooking Through the Decades: Recipe Recreation:

So what do you think of my favourite 80’s treat? Do you like Knickerbocker Glory’s? Another recipe similarly to this is the chocolate sundae, remember this one too? Most probably any favourite recipe I have just remembered.

About this post: I got sent a voucher to pick up some ingredients as part of the Cooking Though The Decades campaign. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post.

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  1. Jess
    7 May 2016 / 01:35

    This sounds so tasty!I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group. Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16 June 2016 / 20:33

      Aww, thanks Jess 🙂

  2. 5 May 2016 / 20:53

    This looks so yummy Claire.Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. 🙂

  3. 5 May 2016 / 20:29

    Ah Knickerbocker Glory – I used to love having one of those at the local Wimpey! And prawn cocktails at the Berni Inn – we were a civilised lot 🙂 Great post which prompted some fab memories – thanks for linking up to #PoCoLo xx

  4. 2 May 2016 / 08:54

    This takes me back to my childhood so full of colour and fun #CreativeMondays

  5. Winnie
    30 April 2016 / 21:57

    O M G !!!This look FABULOUS !!It's almost 1AM here but I'd eat it in a second if I could

  6. Stone Cottage Adventures
    30 April 2016 / 09:27

    Mmmm… Thank you for the recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  7. pixiedusk
    29 April 2016 / 17:54

    This looks so lush! The photos and how the fruits are glistening! Ihavent had this before but I am so curious & wants to try one! #pocolo

  8. Nikki Galloway
    27 April 2016 / 21:28

    This looks so yummy!

  9. Margarett Murphy
    27 April 2016 / 17:01

    These look amazing!

    • Claire
      1 May 2016 / 17:57

      Thanks, they tasted great too 🙂

  10. Elegance and Mommyhood
    27 April 2016 / 15:27

    Tasty and delish as always with your recipes and meals. Please do come by tomorrow morning and linkup a beauty/style/fashion/shopping post with me. I promise you will like tomorrow's post. Thank you and Happy Hump Day!

  11. Tamar SB
    27 April 2016 / 14:27

    Mm, that looks tasty!!

  12. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    27 April 2016 / 11:43

    This sounds so good! I love the idea of choosing something from a favorite decade!

    • Claire
      1 May 2016 / 17:55

      Thanks Heather, I am going to recreate lots of my favourites now!!

  13. 27 April 2016 / 12:35

    Ohh yum! That looks so good. My grandad would get me a Knickerbocker Glory once a week when he picked me up from school. heheheI think I will have to try my girls with one of these x

    • Claire
      1 May 2016 / 17:56

      Aww, how lovely of him Kim 🙂