Kitchen Fun

November 25, 2007 on 8:36 pm | By | In Food Musings | 1 Comment

Kitchen Fun Cookbook

 

Boy, does this bring back memories! This cookbook, published in 1932, was the very first cookbook I cooked from. Although it has all sorts of recipes (including one for Carrot Loaf), I stuck to the desserts. Here’s one that was obviously popular:

Another recipe

 

And although it’s not a recipe in the book, my sister found this stuck inside (it’s a recipe from my grandfather):

Ralph's recipe

 

In case you can’t read it, here’s his recipe:

Chocolate Molasses Candy (written on April 27, 1931)

Use all molasses in jar. Add one full scoop of sugar, then about 3/4 of another. Mix 2 1/3 teaspoons of cream with sugar. Boil until it smells like something were wrong. Add all of the butter left over from dinner. Also shake the baking powder can at mixture. Beat 30 seconds and put in buttered pan.

(I think this is the mark of a true chef — who needs to be precise?!!!)

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  1. Hi Betsy,

    My name is Lesa and I’m very impressed with the quality of your posts and to that end… well, I’ve got nothing.

    On the other hand, your grandfather obviously had a huge influence on your cooking life. I could use that kind of helpful hint; I always cook my food long past the time it smells as if something were wrong.

    L

    Comment by Lesa Sullivan — December 8, 2007 #

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