Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Grandmother’s old-fashioned way)

This was in Grandmother writing and her cakes were out-of-this-world. 1943
                                                       Pineapple Upside Down Cake

1/3 cup of butter                                        ¼ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of granulated sugar                          1 teaspoon of orange extract
1 egg                                                          ½ cup of milk
1 ¾ cup of cake flour                                 3 tablespoons of butter
3 teaspoons of baking powder                   ¾ cup of brown sugar
5 or 6 slices of canned pineapple               5 or 6 cherries

Cream the butter and sugar together; add egg well beaten and flavoring.
Sift together the dry ingredients and add to the first mixture alternately with the milk.
Cream together the 3 tablespoons of butter and brown sugar.
Rub the bottom and sides of a heavy iron frying pan with the mixture.
And place slices of pineapple on the bottom and sides of the pan.
Place cherries in the middle of pineapple rings on the bottom.
Pour the cake mixture in over the pineapple and bake in moderate oven at 375 Degrees
for about 40 minutes. Check for doneness.

Then turn on round cake dish---something not china or best cake plate--She used a round skillet to put the hot cake on and served it hot.
Add whipped cream freshly made or ice cream freshly turned.

If you try this one it is great---I remember the wonderful cakes she made and served
on her veranda with all her beautiful flowers when I was very young.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Spiced Cantaloupe Recipe


(No date on this recipe and the writing is very faded.)

Use under-ripe cantaloupe. If small, cut in natural sections, otherwise in pieces to suit your taste.
Remove seed and pare off the hard outer rind. Cover the sections with a salt solution---3 tablespoons
of salt to one quart of water---and soak about three hours.

The following *sirup is sufficient for seven pounds of melon: 3 cupfuls of sugar, 1½ cup full of mild vinegar, ½ teaspoon of whole cloves, 1 to 2 pieces of stick cinnamon.

Drain the melon from the salt water and simmer slowly in the *sirup until the liquid is thick and
The melon is a clear deep color. Pour into hot Mason jars and seal at once.  


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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cup Cakes Recipe 1940

                                                                  Cup Cakes

Another of Great Grandmother or Grandmother’s Recipes
The date is faded, but it looks like 1940

½ cup of shortening         2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 cup of sugar                   1/8 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs                                 ½ cup of milk
1 ¾ cups of flour               1 teaspoon of vanilla

Cream shortening and add sugar gradually. Add beaten eggs. Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt
and add alternately with the milk to the first mixture. Add vanilla and mix well. Pour into greased cup cake pans.
Bake in hot oven 400 degrees 15 to 20 minutes. When cool cover tops with frosting.

Quick Frosting
1 cup of sugar                   1 egg white
4 tablespoons of               ¼ teaspoon of vanilla
cold water

Put sugar, water and egg white in a sauce pan and cook over boiling water

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

President Wilson’s Fruit Cake Recipe

Witten in Great-Grandmother’s Recipe Book in 1925

1 pound butter

1 pound of sugar

1 pound of flour

12 eggs

5 pounds of raisins

1 pound of crystalized cherries

1 pound of crystalized pineapple
                                                                                             ¼ pound of guava paste

1 pound blanched and ground almonds

1 pound of pecans

1 glass of grape jelly

1 tablespoon cinnamon                                                                    

½ teaspoon of nutmeg

1 pound of citron

1 tablespoon of melted chocolate

½ teaspoon allspice

½ cup of cordial or grapefruit juice

1 cup of whiskey or grapefruit juice


There were no instructions I suppose one would mix it all together and put in buttered round cake pans.

And bake them it slow until it is done.


This sounds enormous and I wonder how it would taste---maybe one day I will be brave enough to try it.


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