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Cherry Layer Cake, vintage receipt

From Miss A Nichols Allegan, Mich Cherry Layer Cake 2 cups of flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon butter pinch of salt 1 cup canned cherries without the juice [reserve juice for frosting] 2 eggs 2/3 cup water Bake in layers Icing: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup water cup 1/2 cup cherry juice boil […]

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Apple Dumpling- Vintage Recipe

“Apple Dumplings” in olden times were basically a whole apple wrapped in dough and tossed in a kettle of boiling water, or later steamed. Much more recently they have been baked, and more often the apples diced and seasoned within. In the 1700s in one of his sermons, John Wesley used this dish as an […]

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Vintage Cake recipes

Loaf Cake: One cupful each of butter, raisins, and milk; two cupfuls of sugar, four cupfuls of flour, four eggs, nutmeg ,one and one half teaspoonfuls of baking powder Delicious Pound Cake; One cupful of butter, one and one half cupfuls of sugar, five eggs, two scant cupfuls of flour, nutmeg or mace That is […]

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Mayonnaise free potato salad

POTATO SALAD Boil or steam small potatoes, and while warm, peel and slice thin.  Chop some parsley and dice an onion and add to the sliced potatoes.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss.  Then pour over two or three dessert spoonfuls of oil, or melted butter can be used,  and moisten the whole with […]

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Blueberry Cake

I just found this recipe while browsing an 1897 Good Housekeeping magazine. I have never made it, so you try it and let me know how it turns out.:-D I can’t get blueberries in the Philippines, so it will be a while before I can try it, not to mention the pesky fact that I […]

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