Orange Blossom Cake

Our patroness – Irene Bartz, who attended the Girl’s Trade School in 1938 or so – was a prodigious recipe collector. I spent a couple days scanning the entire book due to its increasing fragility. Each time I handled it, another piece seemed to fall off. So, I made the decision to scan everything and … Continue reading

Cheese Torte

This poor little notation that starts on the bottom of one page and continues on the top of the next has seen some rough times. I believe some of the ingredients are missing and probably some of the method. What I can make out seems so incomplete. I did some googling and found a variety … Continue reading

Sea Foam Candy / Butterscotch

I kept thinking this was a duplicate, because I remember some discussion about Sea Foam Candy recently. I was right, but this isn’t an actual duplicate either. Like numerous recipes I have, this is a variation of another candy of the same name. The previous recipe for Sea Foam Candy called for more sugar. I … Continue reading

Heavenly Food

Here’s another recipe called Heavenly Food, although the first was for a cake. This one suggests more of a bar cookie. It’s still a mystery. Heavenly Food 1 cup dates 1 cup broken nuts 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 6 eggs 3 heaping teaspoons flour Cut into squares when cold. Sprinkle with 4th … Continue reading

Dropped Doughnuts

I have never made doughnuts, but I enjoy them, is that enough? :-) It goes without saying that you will need heated oil or grease to make this. The instructions are quite vague, so if you make it, both “good luck” and “tell us how it went”! Dropped Doughnuts 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar … Continue reading

Peanut Drop Cookies

A drop cookie is a dough that is dropped from a spoon onto the baking sheet. These days, I use a scoop that looks like a mini ice cream scoop because it gives me a perfectly rounded ball of dough. But as I was learning to bake from my mother, we used two spoons – … Continue reading

Fudges

Oh, fudge, the bottom of this page is completely destroyed and unreadable. That’s a bummer! We will never know the recipe for Brown Sugar Candy, and that’s a shame. I am going to tell myself that maple sugar candy is similar and leave it at that, but I’d guess that’s not really the case. A … Continue reading