Category Archives: baking

Meta Makes Me Sift Bread Crumbs

You probably don’t recall my friend Meta (https://historylive.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/meet-my-new-friend-meta/), but I still have the two-volume cookbook.  A month or so ago I decided to make dinner from some version of her menus (I rarely have the ingredients on hand to follow … Continue reading

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Small Basic Cake (ca. 1937)

Alas, it’s been a while since I ran across anything from general history that’s interesting enough to report on here!  But I am still using my vintage pamphlet collection.  Last week I baked a cake from the Sands, Taylor & … Continue reading

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Vintage Cookery and Baking Powder Amounts

I’ve been short of time for my regular historical research projects, but I have two large bags of apples and went through my pamphlets in search of recipes.  While I was at it, I decided to look into the baking … Continue reading

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That was then, this is then: Perfect bread

One of my “vintage cooking pamphlets” is really a small book (110 pages long) called “Easy Home Baking: Tested Recipes for Breads, Rolls, Cakes, Cookies, Pastries and Desserts,” published by Sands, Taylor & Wood Co. – the former name of … Continue reading

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