Peanut Squares

Smashed in between two other recipes on the page, I originally thought this was part of one of the others. But no, this is a recipe for Peanut Squares that includes powdered sugar and lemon flower. I’m not sure how that would taste, honestly. I couldn’t find any kind of lemon flour, so I’m guessing it is an actual lemon flower. Also, this recipe calls for 1/2 a bottle of milk. This calls to mind the glass bottles that the milkman used to deliver to the doorstep, and those bottles were usually a quart. So how much is a quart, you ask? A quart (a quarter of a gallon) is two pints, so this recipe calls for one pint, which is two cups liquid.

Next, there are a lot of notations for butter here, and I don’t think they are all correct. Maybe. I don’t know. 1 tsp butter, 1/4 butter, and hot butter. Any ideas, friends? There is also no discernible method, as per usual, but a notation for time, so I imagine the time is how long to bake them.

Peanut Squares

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 bottle milk (2 cups)

Hot butter

1 tsp butter

1/4 butter

1 lb powdered sugar

Lemon flower

Chopped peanuts

20-26 minutes

One thought on “Peanut Squares

  1. I wonder if the 1/4 butter is a quarter pound (a stick) of butter. Like why would anyone bother writing out “lb or pound” when it’s sooooo obvious. The tsp of butter is a mystery. I’ve seen recipes where it’s something like a quarter cup plus a tablespoon of an ingredient, but a teaspoon extra of anything doesn’t seem enough to make much of a difference. Greasing the pan? Drizzling over the top? Mixed with one of the other ingredients to facilitate incorporation? Weird.


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