The 32-Bit Cafe Cookbook

Hi all, for those who don’t know, we do have a Recipe Book !! While work on the basic recipe book IS done, I’m making this thread if there’s more recipes you wanna add!

Respond to this thread either with the recipe or a link to it; the only rule is it must be either your own or a family recipe! I consider a recipe “your own” if you made significant adjustments to a prewritten recipe but y’know. It’s all subjective.

I’ll respond in this thread when I add the recipes! So just let them pile up and I’ll add them in batches (like a cookie :) )


Love this, Jay.

I have a recipe for a vegan banana bread that I use all the time and immortalised it on my website, if you would like to add it :banana:


my mum’s ANZAC biscuit recipe! its kind of similar to the oatmeal cookie recipe already on there so idk how u feel about that but here u go

[EDIT] Added conversions!


  • 102g [1 cup] rolled oats
  • 150g [1 cup] plain flour
  • 211g [1 cup] brown sugar
  • 60g [3/4 cup] desiccated coconut
  • 125g [4.40oz] butter (switch this with your preferred butter substitute if u cant deal with dairy)
  • 30ml [2tbsp] golden syrup (maple syrup or honey also works)
  • 5ml [1tsp] baking soda
  • 45lm [3tbsp] boiling water

how to make

  1. preheat oven to 150⁰C [302⁰F]
  2. combine oats, sugar, flour and coconut in bowl
  3. melt butter and syrup over low heat (or in microwave)
  4. dissolve the baking soda into the boiling water and add to butter mixture
  5. combine butter mixture with oats mixture
  6. spoon in equal amounts onto a lined baking tray, allow room for them to spread
  7. cook in oven for 15 mins conventional, or 10 mins fan-forced
  8. let cool and enjoy!


  • these ANZAC biscuits come out a little chewier than most recipes for it so be prepared for that, or feel free to leave them in the oven for a bit longer if you prefer a tougher biscuit
  • theyre supposed to keep for a while by design since they were traditionally made by the families of soldiers during WW1 to send them as gifts from home, so put em in an airtight box for later if you like
  • my mum will yell at you if you call them “cookies” instead of “biscuits”, you have been warned xd
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i just typed up my meatloaf recipe!

i’d also like to contribute my garlic butter brussels sprouts — they’d go great as a side dish with the loaf :sillygoose:

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I don’t know if this counts, but I will share it anyway…

This was given to me by an elderly friend who lived through some difficult circumstances in Japan during WWII. The idea is that it can be made with limited ingredients and mixed directly within the pan. The “No-No” within the name refers to “no dairy, no eggs”. Instead, the cake rises due to the combination of vinegar and baking soda.

It is also sometimes called a “Depression Cake”, in reference to The Great Depression of the 1930s. Yet another name that one hears sometimes is a “Wacky” or “Crazy Cake”. I am not sure where the latter name comes from. All in all, it is a delicious treat when one does not have a lot.

No-No Cake

US/Imperial measures; Metric in brackets

Dry Ingredients:

  • One and a half cups [192 g] flour
  • One cup [201 g] sugar
  • One-third cup [33 g] cocoa powder
  • One teaspoon [3.4 g] baking soda
  • One-half teaspoon [2.9 g] salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • One cup [2-1/3 dL] cold water
  • One-third cup [3/4 dL] oil
  • One tablespoon [15 mL] vinegar
  • One teaspoon [5 mL] vanilla

Step 1 - Sift dry ingredients into an 8x8 inch [~20x20 cm] cake pan.
Step 2 - Make three holes in the dry ingredients. Pour the vinegar in one hole, the vanilla in another, and the oil in the other.
Step 3 - Pour the cold water all over and mix it well.
Step 4 - Bake at 350-degrees Fahrenheit [~177 C] for 30-40 minutes.

While I haven’t tried them, there are also a couple of variations possible…

  • Leave out the cocoa powder and add another one-half teaspoon [2.5 mL] of vanilla for the vanilla version
  • Leave out the cocoa powder and add the juice of two lemons [~1/2 cup or ~1-1/8 dL] for the lemon version


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I submit my Grandma’s borscht. This is the best I’ve got, and it’s as family as a family recipe can get.

ALRIGHT everybody!
@frills, @squiddied, @doubleincision, @purelyconstructive, and @npw, you’re in the cookbook! Thank you so much for these recipes you’re all so cool :)


yay thanks!

im def gonna try some of these recipes, i think iv actually never had meatloaf before

omg that’s tragic, meatloaf is one of my favorite foods

Eat My Loaf it’s extremely filling and delicious

Absolutely love this! I’m definitely going to be trying some recipes in the cookbook very soon! :yum:

Figured I’d also throw my hat in the ring and submit my mother’s Bread Rolls recipe that I make a lot:

Goes great with roasts, curries, and waking up in the middle of the night to stuff one’s face before other people eat them up the next day. :blush: