Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Orange Sponge Cake

Recipe for orange sponge cake:

Beat whites of three eggs stiff.
Add 3 yolks, one at a time, beating constantly.
Add - gradually - one cup of sugar, grated rind of one orange and one-third cup of orange juice.
Fold in one cup flour, sifted with one teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Turn into buttered shallow pan, and bake in a moderate over - 25 or 20 minutes.

Found in "St. Nicholas' Travels" by Hertha Pauli. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1945.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

French-Swiss Cookies and Sand Tarts

Two typewritten and xeroxed recipes:

French-Swiss Cookies

1/2 lb. butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 egg white
Colored candies or ground nuts

Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Beat in egg yolk. Add flour and cinnamon and blend well. Roll pieces of dough into 1" balls between buttered palms. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet about 2" apart. Press out paper thin with a floured spatula. Paint with egg white and sprinkle with colored candies or ground nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 mins. Yield: 6 dz cookies


Sand Tarts

Cream 1/2 cup butter. Add 1 cup sugar, 2 egg yolks (beaten lightly) and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat the mixture until light. Sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add to first mixture and blend well. Chill for several hours. Roll dough thin and cut with 3" star cookie cutter. Place on buttered baking sheets and put a split blanched almond on each cookie. Brush with unbeaten egg whites, then sprinkle with muxture of 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Bake in moderate oven, 375 degrees, for ten minutes.

Found in "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. Published by the Junior Book Club, no date, circa 1945.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tomato Butter

 Recipe for tomato butter:

Peal, slice and measure ripe tomatoes

To every quart, add one pint vinegar, one pint light brown sugar, then add two teaspoons cinnamon and one of cloves.

Boil down about like jelly

Does not need sealing

Found in "The Amazing Story of Repeal" by Fletcher Dobyns. Published by Willett, Clark and Co., 1940.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Pumpkin Golden Glow

Handwritten recipe for "Pumpkin Golden Glow" -

Chop coarsely 3 lb. of peeled pumpkin
Cover with 3 lb. of sugar. Let stand overnight.
In morning, add juice and grated rind of 6 oranges and 3 lemons.
Cook slowly till thick.
Few raisins may be added.

Found in "Astrology: Your Place Amount The Stars" by Evangeline Adams. Published by Dodd and Mead, 1930.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mocha Cake Filling

Recipe for Mocha Cake Filling:

Cream 2 tablespoons of butter with 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 teas vanilla
3 teas cocoa and sufficient strong coffee to make the mixture of spreading consistency. Beat until smooth and glossy.

Found in "The Every-Day Cook Book" by Mrs. E. Neil. Published by Donohue and Co., no date.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Corn Muffins

 Recipe for corn muffins:

4 T butter, melted
1 C sugar


2 eggs
1 1/2 C corn meal
1 1/2 C white Presto flour
1 1/2 C milk

Oven - 375 - 30 minutes

Found in "Red and Black" by Grace Richmond. Published by A.L. Burt, 1919.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

White Cake

Recipe for white cake:

1/2 c. butter or margerine
1 c. sugar
1 egg well beaten
1/2 ts salt
1 c. milk
1 c flour
4 ts powder (bkg)
1 1/2 c. huckleberries

Cream fat and sugar
Add egg
Mix and sift dry ingredients, reserving 1/4 c. flour to dredge berries. Add alternately with milk
Fold in dredged berries

Bake in shallow pan 350 degrees 30 or 45 mins

Found in "Barnaby Rudge" by Charles Dickens. Published by Harper and Brothers, 1875.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tomato Pickles

Recipe for tomato pickles:

1 pk. tomatoes ??
1 cup salt
Stand overnight, drain

Boil tomatoes in 2 qts water and 1 qt vinegar 15 minutes

Drain, then take
5 qts vinegar
2 lbs brown sugar
1/2 lb white mustard seed
2 tablespoons ground allspice
2 tablespoons ground cloves
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground ginger
2 tablespoons ground mustard
2 green peppers cut in strips

Put all into a porcelain kettle and cook 15 minutes and ?? ?? in loose.

Found in "Lowney's Cook Book" prepared by Maria Willett Howard. Published by Lowney's, 1921.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Syrup for Pickling Peaches


Syrup for Pickling Peaches

3 cups sugar
2 cups cider vinegar
2 cups water
1 T whole cloves
1 T whole allspice
3 inch stick of cinnamon

Place spices in bag. Boil syrup for 5 minutes, Add preparted fruit (cook about 5/8 minutes) and cook until tender but not soft. Pack in sterilized jars.

Found in "The Marsh: A Century of Cranberries" by Lela Potter Winn. Published by Exposition Press, 1981.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Glorified Rice

 Recipe for "Glorified Rice" -

1 pt crushed pineapple
1 C. pineapple juice
1 pkg lemon jelly
1 C. boiling water
2 C. cold cooked rice
1 C. whipped crea,
1 C. sugar

Method - Drain pineapple - dissolve jello in boiling water and add pineapple juice.  Allow to thicken. When set, whip to consistency of heavy cream. Add pineapple pulp to rice and fold into whipped jello. Add sugar to whipped cream and fold into rest. Set in cold place to harden. You may serve with more whipped cream.

Found in "The Middle Twenties" by John Farrar. Published by George H. Doran, 1924.

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