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

Mountain Snow Puffs

This recipe for mountain snow puffs starts off with a choux base – meaning a cream puff. Next comes a filling of pineapple and coconut. The structure of the recipe is similar to our modern format, but the method reads a bit like your grandma is telling you over the phone what to do. Mountain … Continue reading

A page from home economics, circa 1930

There is quite a lot of information included on these pages concerning cereals. The entries are not about boxes of cereal purchased from a grocery store, but about the actual grains rice, wheat, oats, corn. It’s easy for us to forget that in the early 20th century, while processed cereal was available in the store, … 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