Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ideas in Home Entertainment - 1937

Source: The Housewife's Year Book of Health and Homemaking, copyright 1937, Kellogg Co.

Date Whip - 1930

1 cup stoned and chopped dates
3 egg whites

1/3 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

Cook dates in boiling water until tender. Press through a sieve. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add sugar, lemon juice, and salt. Carefully fold in the date pulp. Pile lightly on a buttered dish and bake 30 minutes in a moderate oven. Serve with soft custard or whipped cream.

Source: Come Into the Kitchen, Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company, 1930

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Orange Cup Salad - 1925

1 grapefruit
3 oranges
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup pineapple, cut in small pieces

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Peel grapefruit. Remove pulp separately from each section, discarding all the membrane. Cut in pieces. Cut oranges in halves and remove pulp, being careful to keep in as large pieces as possible. Save the skins for salad cups. Mix the fruit, add sugar and lemon juice. Chill. Serve in the orange skins with Fruit Salad Dressing and garnish with Maraschino cherries.

Fruit Salad Dressing:

1/2 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon paprika

1 egg yolk

2 Tablespoons vinegar

1 cup olive oil

1/2 cup whipped cream

Mix the mustard, salt, pepper and paprika. Add egg yolk and mix well. Add one tablespoon vinegar. Add the oil gradually, beating constantly with an egg beater or silver fork. As mixture thickens, add remainder of vinegar. Fold whipped cream in lightly.

Source: Heinz Book of Salads, copyright 1925, H.J. Heinz Co.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rice Muffins - 1940

1 egg
1 cup milk

1 cup cooked rice

3 Tablespoons melted shortening

1 1/2 cups flour

5 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar

Beat egg, add milk, rice and melted shortening; mix thoroughly. Add flour sifted with baking powder, salt, and sugar. Mix together quickly. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake in moderately hot oven at 425 about 30 minutes. Makes 12.

Source: A Guide to Royal Success in Baking, copyright 1940, Standard Brands Inc.

How To Bake Cakes - 1937

Source: Cakes and Cookies With Personality, copyright 1937, The Best Foods Inc.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cherry and Pineapple Marmalade - 1930s

Wash, drain, seed the cherries and run them through a meat grinder. Peel and grind or shred the pineapple. Mix pineapple with cherries using 1/4 as much pineapple as cherries. To the mixture add 2/3 as much sugar as there is fruit and juice. Cook this mixture until it is clear and thick, stirring to prevent burning. Pour hot marmalade into clean, hot Ball Jars. Seal immediately.

Source: The Ball Blue Book, 1930s

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peanut Butter Bread - 1934

2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Clabber Girl Baking Powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup milk
2 eggs

1 cup peanut butter

Sift dry ingredients together. Beat milk, eggs, and peanut butter together with egg beater, then add gradually to dry ingredients while beating with a spoon. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan, size about 8 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Bake one hour in a moderate oven (350).

Source: Clabber Girl Baking Book, copyright 1934

Monday, April 4, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake - 1935

3 cups sifted flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 cup Spry (shortening)

1 cup milk (about)

2 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in quarters

Sift dry ingredients together and cut in Spry. Add milk, mixing to a soft dough. Knead lightly 20 seconds. Divide dough in half. Pat one piece into 9-inch layer pan greased with Spry. Spread with Spry and cover with other half, patting to fit pan. Bake in hot oven (425) 30 minutes. Separate layers. Spread with butter; cover with 1/2 of berries. Place upper layer on top. Cover with remaining berries. Serves 8.

Source: Aunt Jenny's Favorite Recipes, Lever Brothers Company, 1935