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Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)
1 cup brown sugar, 1 heaping tablespoon butter, 3 eggs (saving out whites for icing), 1 teaspoon pastry spice, 1/4 cup corn syrup, 1 small teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup biscuit crumbs.
Line a pan with pastry and put mixture in and bake 20 to 30 minutes. For icing: beat white of eggs stiff, add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar slowly; put on cake when cold. —Mrs. A. Hutchison
1/2 cup butter, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup milk, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 cups rolled oats, 1 cup chopped raisins, 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
Cream butter and sugar. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon three times, and mix it with the rolled oats, chopped raisins, and nuts. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk. Drop small teaspoonfuls on a buttered baking tin, and bake 15 to 20 minutes.
Crumb and rub together 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup flour. Line a shallow tin with this mixture; put in a slow oven while the following is being mixed:
1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup shredded coconut, 1-1/2 cups brown sugar, 2 beaten eggs, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder sifted with 2 tablespoons flour.
Spread this over first mixture, return to the oven, and bake 20 minutes in a moderate oven. Cut in strips. —Mrs. Alex Long
1 pint of cream whipped stiff and sweetened with confectioner's sugar; set away to chill. Chop fine 1 orange, 12 marshmallows, 1 banana, 1-1/2 cups pineapple, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts; beat fruit and nuts into cream just before serving.
A cherry added to top of each serving adds to the appearance. —Mrs. Roy F. Laing
Boil together for 15 minutes a pint of water and a handful of raisins, 1/2 cup white sugar, butter size of an egg. For dumplings take a cup of flour, a dessertspoon sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, a pinch of salt; mix to a soft dough with milk or water.
Drop by spoonfuls into boiling raisin sauce, cover and boil for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve at once. —Mrs. E. G. Johnston
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