Thursday, March 10, 2011

One Egg Cake from Great Gift Cookbook

Last night I had a blast talking about Jello at the Fremont Public Library Dist. in Mundelein. It was my fourth time at that library, and a lovely woman who has been to a couple of my shows gave me this treasure. It has all the Culinary Arts pamphlet cookbooks. Many I have never been able to find so I was thrilled with this! I just wanted to sit and look at it, but of course I did my show - for over 40 people! I heard many funny and delicious Jello combinations and tips from the audience. That always makes a show more interesting for everyone.

From the first pamphlet - 500 Delicious Dishes from Leftovers, from 1953:  One-Egg Cake
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg, unbeaten
2 cups sifted cake flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and cream until fluffy.  Add egg and beat thoroughly.  Sift dry ingredients together 3 times and add alternately with milk and vanilla.  Pour into greased pans.  Bake in a moderate oven (350F) 25 minutes.  Makes 2 (9-inch) layers.

1 comment:

Miss RM said...

That's an excellent cookbook collection! I have a lot of the individual cookbooks, but not in that fancy binder!