Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Red Cake

 Recipe for Red Cake:

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups cugar
2 eggs

2 oz red food coloring (that seems like a lot)
1 tsp cocoa - mix well

Add 2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda

Bake at 360 degrees

Found in "Cooking With the Pennsylvania Dutch" edited by A. Monroe Aurand. Published by The Aurand Press, 1946.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Sour Cream Pie

 Recipe for "My Mother's Sour Cream Pie."

My Mother's Sour Cream Pie (good)
Uncle Roger's favorite

1 c. sour cream
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. chopped raisins
Yolk of two eggs
2 tbs flour
1 tsp vanilla


Bake in one crust. Beat egg whites, add 3 tbs sugar, top and brown.

Found in "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor" published by The Heritage Press, 1949.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Rhubarb Crisp

Recipe for rhubarb crisp:

1 cup sifted flour
3/4 cup uncooked rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 tsp. cinnamon

Fruit mixture

4 cups diced rhubarb
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together crumb topping ingredients until crumbly. Press half of crumbs into greased 9" layer pan. Cover with rhubarb.

In small saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Cook, stirring until thick and clear. Pour over rhubarb. Top with remaining crumbs.

Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 1 hour. Cut in squares and serve warm, plain or with whipped cream. Makes 8 servings.

Found in "The State, The Family and Education" by Miriam E. David. Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980.

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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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