Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Recipes for Good Eating

I hope you didn't seriously think I was going to start posting entirely healthy recipes! Please - healthy in vintage times is 1/2 cup butter vs. 1 cup... This is another fabulous Crisco cookbook that Rosemary Harris gave me at ALA. It's from 1949, and if you thought the banana recipes were crazy, get ready for more!
I do love the cover photo.
Here is one of the recipes featured there:
Mashed Potato Doughnuts
2 tablespoons melted Crisco
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 3/4 cups sifted flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed potatoes
Crisco for deep frying
Blend Crisco, egg and milk. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Combine two mixtures with mashed potatoes and mix thoroughly. Roll on lightly floured pastry cloth or board and cut with floured doughnut cutter. Fry in deep Crisco heated to 365F 3-5 minutes. (mmmmm). Drain on absorbent paper. Dip in powdered sugar.


Janice said...

Yes, indeed SUPER healthy lol!

Rosemary Harris said...

As weird (and unhealthy) as this recipe sounds, my mother used to use potatoes in her zeppole recipe and they were fantastic!

Amy said...

Zeppoles are awesome. I am trying to find little ones for my Vintage Spring Holiday Talks for St. Joseph's Day. Yum! Rosemary - do you have your Mother's recipe?

Rosemary Harris said...

I don't have her recipe..sad to say I can't ask her. I've only found one recipe for them that uses potatoes and they were referred to as Neapolitan zeppole. I can email to you if you like. Of course, the memory of everything eaten in childhood is so much better, isn't it? But these are pretty good.

Miss Pippi said...

The cover is beautiful!