Wednesday Wisdom Cakes and Cake Baking 1905

Best Materials Requisite for Cake Making. In cake-making it is absolutely essential that the best materials be employed. Stale eggs, strong butter, must flour, or common sugar are not so much as to be thought of in this connection. The idea that such refuse “will do for cooking” is most unworthy. When a luxury, such... Continue Reading →

Mint Cup~1906

This is an easy recipe that would be fun to try. Something like a sweet, sour, minty slushie. Not bad for 1906. I could see this going down well at the school fair. Note: 1 pound of sugar is equal to 2 cups. Discover

Candied Orange Peels ~1886

Citron Preserves. How did oranges get into the August CSA box? I'm not even sure where we grow oranges locally this time of year. Regardless, they are, as is any fruit save papaya, most welcome. Not a huge fan of papaya.  Oranges are an easy snack for families with kids. I've never known of a kid... Continue Reading →

Meringues ~1922

Meringue Cookie Time! Let's say you've made a delicious pudding or custard from scratch that called for 5 egg yolks. What do you do with all of those egg whites? Ingredients: 5 egg whites 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup sugar Beat eggs and cream of tartar together until foaming, slowly... Continue Reading →

Pie Day ~1947

Classic Recipes to Celebrate Pie Day. Happy Pi(e) Day! Here are a few fun pie recipes to help celebrate the day. Mother’s Pumpkin Pie ~1875 Pie or Cobbler? ~1910 Remarks on Pie Making ~1866 On Pies ~1855 Thanksgiving Pie “The Crown of the Feast”~1866 Apples Prepared for Nice Pies ~1851  

Small Sugar Cakes ~1905

Easy Gluten Free Sugar Cakes. First, let me say that these are just lovely to look at. They come out about the size of your hand and just look like they should be in a pastry shop window. Next, let me say that I don't think this is a good gluten free 'cake' recipe. (This... Continue Reading →

Introducing Icings ~1902

Frosting and Icing Recipes. Cooked and Uncooked Icings. Homemade icing is simple to make, yet the automatic reflex is to reach for the pre-made frosting in a plastic tub on the grocer's shelf. Why is that? It always leaves a cloying taste of sweetened preservatives that only the kids will eat (by the spoonful, no... Continue Reading →

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