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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