I received as a gift what I believe is a small silver overnight case. Inside are 1960-70s era recipes clipped from newspapers and magazines. From desserts to dinners, the typed instructions are often accompanied by hand-written notes.
“Stir more here.” The arrow points to the butter and shortening, just before adding the sugar, and is written on the December 25, 1961, recipe for chocolate pound cake.
“Try this,” is written on the Farm Journal Square Doughnuts recipe. I wonder if the baker in the family ever tried them, or were they left to be baked another day? I’ll give you the glaze recipe:
Blend 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar, 1/3 cup milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Dip the warm doughnuts in the glaze.
Drain on a rack over waxed paper.
You can reuse your glaze drippings, the food editor said.
Recipes provide tips for cooking, baking, stewing, and roasting. Some of us create concoctions and call them casseroles. Some of us follow recipes. Some of us may even reuse the drippings.
What “tips” do you pass on to others?
Where do you get your recipes for living?
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