More Doughnuts

This recipe sheet is virtually identical to the previous entry for raised and cake doughnuts. Each type would be cooked in hot oil. Let the dough cook for a bit, then turn it over so the other side cooks. I recall reading (though not from where exactly) that the oil should be deep enough for … Continue reading

Raised Doughnuts – sweet dough

We have talked about the history of the doughnut being almost uniquely American in the past. Before the days of a doughnut shop on every corner, women made doughnuts at home, deep fried in grease and dusted with sugar or maybe powdered sugar. The likes of Winchell’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Krispy Kreme really took the … Continue reading

English Muffins

  While I’m positive English muffins existed before the 1980s, I recall a specific marketing push that made them seem “new” to my youthful experience at that time. There were all sorts of brands and varieties, some with nooks and crannies, some with raisins, some plain. I have loved them ever since, and if we … Continue reading

Little Swiss Quiches

This is the type of recipe I usually avoid because it takes three note cards to write out the instructions. Even drifting onto the back for a sentence or two can scare me off, haha. If there’s too much thinking, forget it. But this one is the type of dish you might serve at a … Continue reading

Maryland Cream Waffles

So this recipe for Maryland Cream Waffles dates back to at least the 1940s, possibly earlier. All the reviews I have read about them indicate they are to die for and are far superior to other waffle recipes. I like to eat waffles but I am pretty bad at making them. I always seem to … Continue reading

Dough Nuts

There are numerous recipes for dough nuts/donuts/doughnuts and the name always makes me wonder if they were originally called dough knots. I haven’t found any evidence of such naming, it just makes sense to me. I have noticed that Maggie frequently directs to “rub in” the butter. I can only surmise this was how it … Continue reading

Scones

If you have been looking for a traditional scone recipe, here it is. Honestly, scones can be difficult to make, but when you consider this very old method is quite straight forward, then maybe it’s just that making scones from scratch is intimidating, but not actually difficult. These scones would be more like a biscuit, … Continue reading