Thursday, December 31, 2009

Black Magic Dessert

I don't remember eating this but it sounds pretty good if you like rich desserts!

Black Magic Dessert
Makes 8 servings

Melt in double boiler:
1 6 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate pieces

Add – 2 teaspoons water, 1 teaspoon sugar

Stir in gradually – 4 egg yolks, well beaten.

Beat well; let cool to room temperature.

Beat – 4 egg whites
Add 1/4 of the beaten egg whites to the chocolate mixture; blend.
Fold in remaining beaten egg whites.

Whip -- 1 cup heavy cream. Fold into chocolate mixture.

Tear into bite size pieces: 1 – 10 inch angel food loaf cake.

Grease 9 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 inch loaf pan.
Fill loaf pan by alternating layers of cake pieces with chocolate.
Top with layer of chocolate; chill 24 hours.

(Handwritten by grandma in pen on 3 x 5 index card)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Chocolate Dainties

My grandmother enjoyed desserts and cookies and she tried any new recipe that she found. I don't remember these.

Chocolate Dainties

Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine and 1 cup C and H Powdered Sugar*; add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon water. Sift, then measure 2 1/4 cups enriched flour and sift again with 4 tablespoons cocoa; stir into butter-sugar mixture. Add 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts; mix well. Form into small rolls about 2” long. Bake on un-greased cooky sheet in slow oven (300°) about 20 minutes. While hot, roll in powdered sugar; cool and roll in powdered sugar again. Makes about 3 dozen small cookies.

*…pure CANE, of course!

(Recipes obviously cut from a powdered sugar box)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I'm going to start with basic recipes of my grandmother. She made these often and I loved them. I remember that any extra waffles were refrigerated and then warmed in the toaster.


3 egg yolks beaten
2 teaspoons sugar (correction added: 3 teaspoons)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups flour (correction added: 1 cup regular 1/2 cup cake)
3 egg whites – beaten stiffly

(Typed on 3 x 5 index card)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hippie Coffee Can Bread

This entry really dates me. I haven't made it for a long while but I remember it is pretty good. If I made it today I'd probably use loaf pans mainly because it is so hard to find a suitable coffee can. The recipe card mentions that it is from the New Mexico Commune.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 37 minutes (the time might need to be adjusted using loaf pans).

1/2 cup warm water (warmer than luke)
1 large can condensed milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ginger
2 Tblsp. oil
2 Tblsp. sugar
4 c flour (2 white - 2 whole wheat)
1 pkg dry yeast

In bowl mix water, yeast, sugar, & ginger - add oil & milk. Gradually add flour & stir & stir & stir - (Bob will have to help). Fill can 1/2 full cover with towel in warm place & let rise for 1 hr. (Should be above can about 1 in.) Grease cans well - very important - take out of can immediately & cool.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Old recipes

This coming year I am going to post old recipes. Some of these recipes are from my grandfather's bakery, some are recipes that my grandmother, grandfather and aunt regularly used. Also I have a few old recipe pamphlets that I will include. Hopefully I can do some everyday, we'll just have to see. Check back.