Cherry Torte

As we learned previously, a torte is a pretty layer cake. This one sounds like a lovely layer cake with a zwieback crust, a layer of cherries and then a creamy topping. You could sprinkle the top with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings for a gorgeous finish. Cherry Torte 1 1/2 cups zwieback crumbs 2 … Continue reading

Sweet Sour Pickles

From Juneau, WI we have a recipe for sweet & sour pickles. These popular little gherkins take quite a lot of sugar, spices and time to make, but according to the recipe, they are delicious. I’m not a pickle maker, so I can’t advise here, except to say that pickling spice is probably what she … Continue reading

Butter Horns (Cold Set)

In the world of butter horn recipes, there is a lot of variation. Some doughs use sour cream, cottage cheese, or just butter. Some have fillings, some don’t. Some chill overnight and bake immediately afterwards, others chill, raise and then bake. I could not find a lot of information on the history of butter horns, … Continue reading

None Better Waffles

I have to admit my waffle failure. I received a waffle iron early in my marriage, and I fondly remembered my mother making waffles on a special occasion or random weekend breakfast. Excited, I told my husband I would be making waffles for breakfast. With great anticipation I made them…and made an enormous mess. The … Continue reading

Banana Layer Cake

This is another recipe with little information, and does not include a baking temperature or time. I believe this falls back again on a cook’s knowledge. So often I find vintage recipes that don’t include these pieces of information and I think women just knew based on their experience. Of course, modern women are not … Continue reading

500 Cake

I’m not really sure what the 500 in 500 Cake means. Possibly $500, but why not put the dollar symbol? I have a recipe for Oscar’s $100 Cake that dates from this general era, so a $500 banana cake recipe seems a bit of an expense! The town of Cudahy is a small one located … Continue reading

Puff Ball Do-Nuts

From Mrs Ervin Eilers, today we have Puff Ball Do-nuts. They sound a bit like donut holes to me. Yum! I have not tested this recipe and rarely use hot oil for cooking. If you decide to try it, use caution with the oil or fat that you use. Maybe even use a donut fryer, … Continue reading