Also the appliances were a far cry from what we have today, for example some of the recipes we're reading suggested that the ingredients be kept in a Ice Box.
We have come a long way and maybe the conveniences have changed but the recipes have remained a part of our lives. Join us in bringing back some of these old recipes and share your story with us.
Our first Vintage Recipe is White Moon Cake with Luscious Lemon Frosting. This was taken from All About Home Baking Cookbook by General Foods Corporation printed in 1933.
Initially I was hesitant about this recipe since it used baking powder. I was concerned about the flavor, texture and flattening in the middle. To my delight it turned out to be a beautiful white cake enhanced by a fresh lemon frosting.
White Moon Cake Ingredients
3 cups sifted cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 egg whites, stiffly beaten
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Spray the bottom of two 9 inch layer cake pans or use parchment paper cut to the size of the bottom of the pan.
Sift flour once, add dry ingredients and sift together three times.
Cream butter and add sugar gradually. Cream together until light and fluffy
Add flour, alternating with milk, in small amounts and beating after each addition until smooth.
Fold in egg whites.
Bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees F. Then increase heat to 350 degrees F and bake 15 minutes longer.
Luscious Lemon Frosting Ingredients
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
3 tablespoons butter
3 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
Dash of Salt
Add orange rind to butter; cream well. Add part of sugar gradually blending after each addition.
Combine lemon juice and water; add to creamed mixture, alternately with remaining sugar, until right consistency to spread.Beat after each addition until smooth.
We will post a new Vintage Recipe monthly!
We would love to see your vintage recipes! Just add your favorite vintage recipe to our permanent link below. Your link will show each month of the series.
Authored by +Terri Henkels and +Shawna Williams
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