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

Orange Cake

I hope everyone had a nice week off celebrating American Independence, or just enjoying yourselves. In the spirit of summer, today’s newspaper recipe is for an Orange Cake, sounds lovely. It came from Mrs Le Roy Mohnke at 1680 S. Pearl Street. I believe this was in Milwaukee, WI. Just for fun, I did a … Continue reading

Macaroni and Salmon

Oh dear. I suppose this could be like tuna casserole. It’s basically the fish and noodles with a cream sauce. Just….it’s a no for me, dawg. Macaroni and Salmon 1 8 oz pkg White Pearl macaroni (cooked) 1 can salmon 2 tbsp butter 2 cups milk 3 tbsp flour Buttered bread crumbs Combine a tablespoon … Continue reading

Bayrische Knoedel

This recipe could alternately be titled Bavarian Dumplings. Bayrische or Bayerische is how you say Bavarian in German apparently. Knoedel are a hugely popular dish throughout Europe, including Bavaria, Germany, Austria, Eastern European countries such as Czechoslovakia, into Ukraine and Belaruse, and even into the Scandinavian countries. Most often made with bread and/or potato, these … Continue reading

Almond and sprinkle Cake

From Mrs E Marquardt of Wauwatosa, today we have Almond and Sprinklet Cake. Google and I both don’t know exactly what a “sprinklet” was. I wonder if it is an older name for sprinkles? There is a Norwegian word or place called “sprinklet” but even that is difficult to identify because it shows a big … Continue reading

White Fruit Cake

This sounds a bit like a sponge cake with the large amount of egg whites, and a bit like a fruit cake with the citron, pineapple and candied cherries. In contrast to winter fruit cakes, this recipe calls for no cinnamon, nutmeg or clove. It also uses the egg whites and baking powder for a … Continue reading