Oatmeal Crisps

These are similar to oatmeal cookies, but the chilling of the dough and thin slicing will give you a nice, crispy cookie. Oatmeal Crisps  1 c shortening 1 c Brown sugar 1 c granulated sugar 2 beaten eggs 1 teas vanilla 1 1/2 c flour 1 teas salt 1 teas soda 3 c quick cooking … Continue reading

Pineapple Philly Pie

This could be a sweet and creamy, cheesecake-y type dessert. I don’t usually go for pineapple myself, but this could be really good. I think the cream cheese would soften the sharpness of the pineapple and be a really nice balance. Pineapple Philly Pie 1/3 c sugar 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 c crushed pineapple (do … Continue reading

Bran Muffins

More bran muffins, this time calling for straight bran. You can use Graham flour or unbolted wheat flour, or even whole wheat flour in a pinch. Bran Muffins 2 c flour 3 1/2 teas B.P. 1 1/2 teas salt 1/3 c sugar 1 egg 1 3/4 c milk 2 c bran 3 tbs melted shortening … 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

Cottage Pudding

Cottage Pudding was a tremendously popular dessert in the second half of the 19th century. Apparently it was originally devised or published during the 1860s, with popularity growing until it appeared in the 1896 Fannie Farmer cookbook. As we have previously learned, “pudding” doesn’t necessarily mean the dish is a soft and squishy milk based … Continue reading

Chocolate Cream Pudding

A pudding isn’t necessarily what Americans picture when someone says “pudding.” A traditional “figgy pudding” of Christmas carol fame is more like a fruit cake, and I have a recipe for an upside down pudding that really is a self-saucing cake. However, this pudding sounds like it might actually be a molded pudding, with consistence … Continue reading

Honey Drop Cake

This recipe is called Honey Drop Cake, but it really sounds like muffins or cupcakes. It appears to be baked in buttered tins. I’m not 100% sure though. I found the exact recipe at another site and it was dated 1915. It came either from a book called Honey and its Uses in the Home, … Continue reading