Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tea Cake

Recipe for Tea Cake:

2 eggs - then add
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening

-cream together

4 tbl molasses
1 teasp each of cinnamon and cloves
2 cups flour

-mix together thouroughly then add cup of boiling water
1 teasp soda

Bake 35 minutes

Found in "Jackie Ethel Joan: Women of Camelot" by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Published by Warner Books, 2000.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Matzo Balls

"Matzo Balls."
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup fat
2 eggs
salt & pepper
meal to consistency for rolling
Found in "Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut. Published by Scribners, 1952.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Johnny Appleseed Bars

Recipe for "Johnny Appleseed Bars" -

1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 c oats
2/3 c brown sugar (packed)
1/2 c oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together and press half of dough in 9" square pan

Sprinkle with 1 c nuts 2 c thin sliced apples

Spread rest of dough over nuts and apples, press down with pancake turner and smooth top

Bake 350 degrees - 25 min.

Cool and sift conf. sugar

Cut in bars

Found in "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. Published by Random House, 1943.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rice Dainty

Recipe for "Rice Dainty (pudding)" -

3/4 c. cooked rice
3/4 c. fruit - chopped
1/2 c. honey
3/4 c. cream - whipped

Mix rice, fruit + honey.

Fold in whipped cream + chill well.

Found in "Sixty-five Delicious Dishes Made with Bread" by Marion Harris Neil. Published by The Fleischmann Co., 1919.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mrs. Eisenhower's Fudge

Mrs. Eisenhower's Fudge

4 1/2 c. sugar
Salt (pinch)
2 TB butter
1 can evaporated milk (tall)

Bring to boil - boil 6 minutes

Put in bowl

12 oz. semi-sweet choc. bits
4 sq. bitter choc.
1 pt. marshmallow cream (2 jars)
2 c. nut meats

Pour boiling syrup over choc. and cream, beat till melted.
Pour in pan.

Found in "Bend Sinister" by Vladimir Nabokov. Published by Time-Life in 1964.

I figured that someone had just copied a recipe published by Mamie Eisenhower, so I did a little research. Sure enough, this is her "Million Dollar Fudge."

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

English Muffin Loaves

English Muffin Loaves - Betty Gregory

5 1/2 - 6 cups flour *
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 pkgs. Fleischman's Active Dry Yeast
2 cups milk
1 tbl. sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tsp. salt

*Measure by spooning flour lightly into cup

Combine 3 cups flour, yeast sugar, salt, and soda. Heat liquids until very warm (120° f. - 130° f.)
Add to dry mixture; beat well. Stir in enough more flour to make a stiff batter. Spoon into two 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" pans that have been greased and sprinkled with cornmeal. Sprinkle tops with cornmeal. Cover, let rise in warm place for 45 min. Bake at 400° f. for 25 min. Remove from pans immediately and cool.

To serve: Slice and toast. Makes 16 slices per loaf.

Found in "Florida's Favorite Foods" published by the Florida Department of Agriculture, 1961.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

This And That

Recipe for... food.

Chocolate Mouse

8 oz bitter sweet ch
egg whites
whip cream

Cook small onions w/ dash of sugar
olive oil, ground pepper add 1/2 butter
add tiny peas (fresh only) canned
slice carrots very thin. cook 1 c (water)
dash salt / sugar
shell steak / roast no fat dab of butter
oregano rosemary thyme
cayenne black pepper dash salt
roll roast in it
brown in olive oil 4 min ea side
asparagus cut on bias in pieces

hot mustard
dash salt
cracked pepper
canola oil

> mix put asparagus in sauce marinate

Make of this what you will.

Found in "The Low Calorie French Cookbook" by Béhotéguy de Téramond. Published by Grossett and Dunlap, 1964.

Many thanks to Sara for deciphering this recipe.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Andrea's Cheesecake

Recipe for cheesecake:

Cheese Cake - Andrea

4 pkgs 8 ounce cream ch
1 C sugar
Med sized can crushed pineapple drained overnite
1 tsp vanilla
dash cinnamon

---in blender thoroughly mixed and thick

Add 4 eggs

Pour into spring pan - graham cracker - use brown sugar

1 hr @ 350 °

Found in "The Deaf Smith Country Cookbook" by Marjorie Winn Ford, Susan Hillyard, and Mary Fault Koock. Published by Macmillan, 1979.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Choco Mallow Logs


Choco Mallow Logs

1 6 oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate
2 tbl. Parkay margine
1 egg beaten
3 cups Kraft Miniature Marshmallows
1 cup chopped nuts
Conf. sugar

Melt choc. + marg. over low heat. Remove from heat.
Add egg mix well. Cool slightly. Mix marshmallows
and nuts in large bowl. Pour chocolate mixture over
marshmallows and nuts; mix well.
Divide mixture in half.

On waxed paper sprinkled with conf. sugar shape each into a roll about 8" long. Chill several hours. Slice to serve. 2 rolls.

Found in "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by A.C. Doyle. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1907.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Charlie Chaplin Cocktail & Art Rose's Punch

Recipe card.

Side one:

Charlie Chaplin Cocktail (Art Rose's father-in-law)

4 parts gin

2 parts imported French apricot brandy

1 part lemon juice

Shake with a bunch (?) of ice and serve.

Side Two:

Art Rose's Punch

1 part whiskey

1 part white grape juice

2 parts sparkling water

Have all chilled -
Pour over block of ice in punch bowl - serve at once.

Found in "Thesaurus of Humor" by Mildred Meiers and Jack Knapp. Published by Crown, 1940.

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