Monday, May 30, 2016

Scottish Shortbread

Recipe for "Scottish Shortbread,"a recipe "from the kitchen of Mabel Fairweather."

1/2 cup soft butter (butter only)
1/2 cup very fine sugar
2 cups sifted flour

Cream butter until soft and fluffy. Add sugar gradually. and work until light. Add 1 3/4 cups flour, reserve 1/4 cup for bake board and blend well. Turn out dough and gradually knead in remaining flour. Press evenly into 8" aluminum ungreased cake tin. Score edges and thoroughly prick all over with a fork. (Last step very important).

Bake in a moderate oven 325- 350 degrees F (depending on your oven) for approx. 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour, or until nice golden colour and is shriking from sides of pan. Let cool in pan and then on wire rack until thoroughly cool. Store in airtight tin.

Found in "The Cookie Book: Delectable and Delicious Dainties" compiled by Nellie Watts. Published by Culinary Arts Press, 1939.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pumpkin Pie

 Recipe for pumpkin pie:

1 1/2 C pumpkin
3/4 C sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
1/4 t nutmeg + cloves
3 slightly beaten eggs
1 1/4 C milk
1 6 oz can - 2/3 cup ev. milk
1 9" pastry shell

400" 50 min

Found in "Treatise on Cake Making" published by The Fleischmann Division, Standard Brands Inc., 1935

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Mustard Pickles

Recipe for mustard pickles:

2 qts tomatoes
2 qts little cucumbers
1 qt onions (small)

Cut these up and soak all over-night with salt

2 qts vinegar, add 2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons celery seed
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1 cauliflower, cut up - also add tomatoes, cucumbers and onions that have drained and ?? (I think it says "sook" as in the past tense of soak) until soft, not mushie.

Reverse side, I'm not sure if it's still part of the recipe:

??? 3/4 cup flour
1/4 lb ground mustard
a tablespoon turmeric
??? water
Add to boiling mixture and continue boiling 5 minutes
Stir so it does not stick

Found in "The Settlement Cookbook" edited by Mrs. Simon Kander. Published by Settlement Cookbook Company, 1931.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016


 Recipe for fudge:

Fudge - Jewel(?) Beck

2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Dark Karo
1/2 Cup milk
2 sqr. Bitter Bakers
pinch salt

All in pan, cook toll soft ball in water - about 5,8,10 min

Found in "Capital Stories by American Authors" published by The Christian Herald, 1903.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cheezy Pretzels

 Recipe for "Cheezy Pretzels" -

1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp bkg pwd
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt


2 tbsp butter - add, blend to size peas
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
2/3 cup milk

400 degrees for 20 min

Roll to 1/4 inc thick
Cut 1 in. piece (long)
Roll to like a snake

Found in "The Little Nugget" by P.G. Wodehouse. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1914.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Chocolate Dessert

 Recipe for "Chocolate Dessert" -

2 C pwd. sugar
2 sq. chocolate
1/2 C butter
1/2 C nut meats
3 eggs yolks, beaten
3 egg whites, beaten stiff

Cream sugar and butter and melted choc.
Add 1 tsp. vanilla and nuts
Add egg yolks and fold into egg whites

Roll one box vanilla wafers to crumb, line bottom of 9 x 13 cake pan. Save some crumbs for top

Put mixture on crumbs, then 1 qt. vanilla ice cream on top of that.
Add remaining crumbs

Found in "New Trends in Table Settings" by Lucy Staley. Published by Hearthside, 1968.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Recipe for oatmeal drop cookies:

2 eggs
3/4 c. veg. oil
1/2 c. milk
1 c. honey
1 1/2 tea vanilla
2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 c. raisins
1 c. candied fruit mix, chopped

Beat eggs, add oil, milk, honey and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, salt, soda and spices. Blend in oats, nuts and fruits. Stir liquid into dry measure. Drop level tbsp dough onto greased baking sheets.

350 degrees - 10-12 minutes

Found in "Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus" published by Merriam-Webster, 1988.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Green Bean Bake

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here's a recipe for Green Bean Bake:

Cooking time - 30 min

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 dash pepper
4 cups cooked, cut green beans
1 1/3 cups french fried onions

Mix soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 1/2 casserole. Bake 350 degrees for 25 mins

Serves 6

Found in "The Films of Laurence Olivier" by Margaret Morley. Published by Citadel Press, 1977.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Corn Relish

Recipe for corn relish:

18 ears corn
1 qt chopped cabbage
2 c diced celery
2 c chopped green pepper
1/2 c chopped red pepper
1 1/2 c chopped onion
2 c cider vinegar
1/2 c lemon juice
1 1/2 c sugar
3 T sakt
2 tea celery seed
2 T dry mustard
1/4 tea cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tea tumeric

Cut corn from cob and combine other vegetables in big kettle. Mix seasoning ingredients and add to vegetables. Stir well. Cook slowly for 35 minutes stirring often. Turn into hot jars filling to overflowing.

Found in "Steam: Its Generation and Use" published by Babcock and Wilcox, 1923.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Raspberry Salad

Large volume recipe for Raspberry Salad:

Serves 50

15 pkgs (3 oz) raspberry jello
15 cups boiling water
10 - 10 1/2 oz. packages frozen raspberries
15 cups applesauce

Dissolve jello in hot water. Add unthawed berries. Stir to dissolve. Add applesauce and pour unto mold. Serve with whipped cream or mayonnaise thinned with cream.

Found in "Ruth Wakefield's Toll House Tried and True Recipes" published by M. Barrows and Co., 1940.

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