Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Coffee Cake

Recipe for coffee cake (I think). Some of the writing has faded a bit and is tough to make out:

6 cups flour
1 cup butter
1 cup of coffee prepared as from the label
1 cup molasses
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of raisins
1 teaspoon soda
Spice with cloves and cinnamon

Found in the 1886 edition of "The Centaur Almanac and Cook Book."

Here are a few more scans of that old almanac:

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Eggs in a Basket

This recipe, featured in my book Handwritten Recipes, is for the classic "Eggs in a Basket" -

6 hard-cooked eggs
1 can deviled ham
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
green pepper, pimiento, stuffed olives (chopped into strips)

Cut eggs in half and remove yolks. Blend ham, mayonnaise and relish. Fill hollows with mixture and garnish with strips of pepper, pimiento and stuffed olives.

 Found in Good Egg Dishes by Ambrose Heath. Published by Faber and Faber Ltd., 1952.

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