Bran Date & Nut Muffins

Third in a series of bran muffins, today we have Bran Date & Nut muffins. These muffins are intended to be “mini muffins” with the direction to bake them in a gem pan. Gem pans can be configured in a variety of arrangements but they are usually intended to make a dozen or two dozen … Continue reading

Brown Sugar Cake

These old typed recipe cards were not typed in purple ink. Over the years, the black ink has been damaged by the acids in the paper it was typed onto, and faded to this interesting eggplant purple color. You can tell it was typed on a manual typewriter (as if anything else existed for the … Continue reading

Golden Layer Cake

A lovely and simple recipe for a golden layer cake. Notice that all of the ingredients are white, except the eggs. The use of shortening in place of butter helps to preserve the lovely, pale color of the cake. If you used egg whites only, you could produce a lovely white cake. Where there is … Continue reading

Caramel Crunch Sundaes

These Caramel Crunch Sundaes sound like they will be delicious- the recipe is really for tart style dessert cups. Sounds like something delicious for a fun birthday or fancy dinner party. You will need individual tart tins or other mould so you can make separate cups. I suppose you could use cupcake pans for a … Continue reading

Snowflake Cake

Here’s a clipping from a Betty Crocker leaflet – the type that were included with bags of flour. The leaflet generally included several recipes, baking tips, and usually a coupon for something like a piece of silverware. The “New Method” being referred to here is sift all the dry ingredients together, add your fat & … Continue reading

Pineapple Icebox Cake

From South Milwaukee, here’s a recipe for Pineapple Icebox Cake. It isn’t technically a cake, more like a blancmange or a panna cotta. Both of these dishes are molded gelatin desserts, though a blancmange can also be made with corn starch instead of gelatin. It’s definitely a 20th century dessert, not something I personally would … Continue reading

Sour Cream and Buttermilk Doughnuts

This little clipping features a wonderful name – Wrangofske. I could not resist a little research to see if I could find out who Mrs Paul Wrangofske was. As it turns out, she has her own wonderful name: Hedwig. It seems she went by her nickname, Hattie. There wasn’t a whole lot about her, except … Continue reading