Frosted Loaf Cake

You had me at cake. This is a fairly straight forward cake that is made in what we think of today as a bread pan (or meatloaf pan). In the days of home bread making, kitchens had numerous types and shapes of pans. Long skinny ones, jelly roll pans, spring pans, bundt pans, multiple loaf … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Broken Date Torte

The edge of this page was just destroyed and my scanner couldn’t detect it, unfortunately. I apologize for the left side being cut off. A quick search revealed many date torte recipes, but none that quite matched. Originally I thought this was a recipe for tarts, but the use of baking powder suggests a rise … Continue reading

Ethel’s Fruit Cakes

For the best fruit cakes you need to make them around Thanksgiving (4th Thursday of November for everyone else), and then baste them well with alcohol of some kind. I have always made my great-grandmother’s fruit cake recipe, but the Jackson’s Vanilla Wafer recipe is a very popular one on this site. Add to the … Continue reading

Springlers

I have no idea if I am reading this right, but it sure looks like “springlers” to me. What do you think? Also, the quantity is quite large – 3 pounds of flour, a dozen eggs. What could this possible be? UPDATED: My smart, smart readers all agree this is a recipe for Springerles, a … Continue reading

Boston Cream Pie

Today’s newspaper clipping is similar to others found in “the very old book” that was originally tagged the Girl’s Trade School. I tried doing a little searching to find the Girl’s Trade School in Wisconsin, but google thinks I’m looking for “girl’s grade school” even though I’m not. Sigh. I’ll keep after it in my … Continue reading

Cherry Chocolate Cake

From Fond du Lac, WI we have a newspaper clip with a recipe for Cherry Chocolate Cake. I can’t deny, the cherry chocolate combination is one of my favorites! There’s something about the sweet chocolate and fruity cherry that is just lovely. Unfortunately, the damage to this old book has destroyed one of the corners … Continue reading