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

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

Catsup #2

Here’s another recipe for catsup. In this instance, the catsup seems like it will have more of what we consider to be a “traditional” flavor. It includes mustard, salt, red pepper, etc. Does anyone know how large a “salt bag” was? The recipe wants us to put certain spices into a salt bag and I … Continue reading

Prune Pudding

Modern day prunes have a bad rap, but in history a prune was just a type of plum. There are different types of plums, and one thing that differentiates them is how easily the stone or pit comes out. Prunes are freestone, meaning their stone comes out easily, whereas most plums available in the grocer’s … Continue reading

Corn Relish (Mrs. Borgwordt)

I was initially picturing a whole-kernel corn relish, but since this goes through a food chopper, it must be more like a spread. The 6-7 pints would then be canned as per the desired canning method. Corn Relish 1 dozen corn [ears] scraped (large) 6 green peppers 1 qt pickles (skinned) 1 qt ripe tomatoes … 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