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April 7, 2007

Sailor Cake

6 ounces light brown sugar
6 ounces butter
1 pint molasses
1 ounce baking soda
4 eggs
1 1/2 pound flour
2 tablespoonsful cinnamon
1/2 pint thick milk

Warm the butter with the molasses. Drop the dough on tins and bake in a quick oven.

From Agricultural Almanac 1887

April 14, 2007

Marilla Cuthbert's Raspberry Cordial

What was Diana Berry's favorite beverage from Anne of Green Gables? Why it was Raspberry Cordial! So here is a recipe for Raspberry Cordial taken from an Almanac of 1892.

Raspberry Cordial
Crush one pound of raspberries and store into them on quart of water and the juice of two oranges; add a sliced lemon, cover, and let the mixture stand two hours, then strain, and add one pint of sugar. Cool on ice before serving. Cherry or grape cordial may be made in the same way.

You could try the cherry or grape using the above method, but if you have a lot of blackberries on hand you can try this recipe:

Blackberry Cordial
Crush ripe blackberries, and to each gallon of juice add one quart of boiling water; let it stand twenty-four hours, stirring it a few times; strain , and add two pounds of sugar to each gallon of liquid; put in jugs and cork tightly.

April 15, 2007

Cottage Charm Giveaway

Update: We have extended the cut off time to 10:00pm tonight! Thanks to all the those who have signed up so far!

We are joining the Cottage Charm Give Away Day at One Woman's Cottage Life . You can fill out the form below this post, being sure to use a valid email address and you will be entered to win a copy of our special colorized edition of the Clabber Girl vintage cookbook [circa 1937] in e-book form.

Just some of the recipes in the booklet include

* Butterscotch Pecan Rolls
* Quick Cinnamon Rolls
* Clabber Girl Nut Bread
* Peanut Butter Bread
* Vanilla Nut Ice Box Cookies
* And Much More!

Drawing will take place on May 26, 2007 so the deadline for your submission will be 12:00pm10:00pm May 25, 2007 Eastern Time Zone. One random winner will be selected on May 26, 2007 and will be announced here at 3:00pm Eastern Time Zone. The winner will then receive a link to the book via email.

[If you entered this site through the main page and do not see a form, just click on the above title and you will taken to the page where the form is. Thanks!]

April 20, 2007

Stewed Pears

This is a handwritten recipe found in my old cookbook that dates 1824. This recipe is certainly Victorian in age. The name of this recipe is:

To Stew Pears

Peel 25 nice pears (any cooking sort will do) lay in the bottom of a stewpan with 1 lb loaf sugar. The rind of a lemon cut in thin strips, a little of the juice, with enough liquid cochineal to make it a nice bright color, let them stew slowly 'till down, try them with a silver fork take them up and add about a tablespoonsful of arrowroot mixed with water to the syrup to thicken. do not take off the stems in peeling the pears & keep a little of the syrup in another basin to throw over them when dished.

April 21, 2007

A Pretty Supper Dish

I love my little cookbook published in 1824. I just cant help myself finding unusual things that I would like to try some day. This one is quite simple really called 'A Pretty Supper Dish'
Boil a tea-cupful of rice, having first washed it in milk till tender; strain off the milk, lay the rice in little heaps on a dish, strew over them some finely powdered sugar and cinnamon, and put warm wine and a little butter into the dish.

April 27, 2007

Vintage Recipe American Maid Biscuit

American Maid Biscuit

1/2 Pint Flour
2 level Teaspoonsful Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoonful Salt
2 level Teaspoonsful Lard
[Milk also needed]

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together throughly, then work in the lard. Add milk sufficient to make a soft dough then turn in a floured board and work just enough to get the dough in shape. Roll or pat out and cut with a biscuit cutter. Bake in hot oven - 15 minutes will do.

Note: American Maid was a flour company during the early part of the 20th century. It was ran around Houston, Texas. Funny enough this recipe was on the inside of sheet music given by the American Maid flour company.

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