Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Handwritten Recipe: Rhubarb Cookie Squares

Since today is Wednesday I'm putting up a handwritten recipe. My new Wednesday blog feature is about Preserving Family Recipes. But this is not from my family, unless you count my 18+ collections of handwritten recipes I've purchased 'family.' I do sort of consider my collection a part of me, but that's an issue for another day. Or a mental health professional...

This one does have misspellings and commentary, making it charming - 10 me at least. Here's the typed out writing from the card:
Ruhbarb Cookie Squares (just as written) 11x7x2 at 350 degrees
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/3 cup butter or marg.
FILLING:  1 cup sugar
1/4 cup + all purpose flour
2 eggs lite beaten, 1 teasp vanilla
3 cups finely diced fresh or froz. ruhbarb. 
-In bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar & butter to course crumbs.
Press into bottom of greased pan.  Bake 350 degrees 12 min.
For filling combine first 4 ingredients.  Stir in Ruhbarb and pour over warm crust.  Bake 35 - 40 min. until wooden toothpick into center comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack.  Can serve warm or store in refrig. 
Travels good:  pot lucks - church etc.

I had a blast at the Palatine PLD last night for Nostalgia Foods, where I served Snoballs (pink), Moon Pies, GooGoos, Mallo Cups. It was a really fun crowd that came out in bitter cold weather. Tomorrow night I have a Cakes show at Zion Benton PL. 

1 comment:

Kathleen Ernst said...

I agree, the hand-written ones are special! I have a couple of cards written by my great-grandmother...treasres.