Catsup (Mrs Borgworst)

I have made my own barbecue sauce, but never my own catsup. I’m afraid I rely heavily on Heinz 57 lol. This recipe was originally written in pencil and then overwritten in pen. It was obviously one she didn’t want to lose. I’m uncertain if some of these ingredients would have been whole or ground … Continue reading

Cake

Nothing like keeping it simple! This is a very basic recipe for a vanilla white cake. The penmanship is much nicer than some of the entries, and I wonder if this is a recipe written early in our collector’s lifetime. Maybe even when she took her classes in cooking. It is interesting that the filling … Continue reading

Chocolate Caramels

Here’s a little listing of ingredients with no discernible method. It’s fairly typical of the Girl’s Trade School book. I can only assume that the lady who wrote it down knew what to do! Candy making requires some precision and a candy thermometer. It is suggested to test your thermometer before every use to ensure … Continue reading

Doughnuts

Ah, Sunday morning…a coffee and a doughnut. Mmmmm. Whatever you do with your Sunday morning, let’s hope it has more direction(s) than this recipe! Doughnuts 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 2 eggs nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 tablespoons lard or butter

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

Jelly Roll

Here’s another scan that has a bonus recipe. Jelly Roll seemed awfully short so I thought it included the information below it, which is in fact a recipe for a Graham Torte. A jelly roll is also known as a Swiss roll cake – the beautiful spiral rolled cakes that feature so prominently on the … Continue reading

Devils Food Cake

I keep meaning to make Devils Food Cake, but since I don’t bake a lot of cakes I haven’t gotten around to it…yet. One day it will happen! In this particular recipe there is the notation for “scant” amounts. This means just slightly less than the full measure. And since it isn’t quantified, you really … Continue reading