I found a recipe for Cherry Tomatoes in Cream in The Southern Junior League Cookbook, a compilation of Southern recipes collected during the 60s and 70s which I shared on the Pastry Sampler blog. I was flipping through the cookbook (a recent used book find) and the combination of tomatoes with cream and sugar brought back …
These caramels are flavored with molasses and brown sugar, and the recipe comes from the Rumford Complete Cookbook by Lily Haxworth Wallace, 1927. 1 votePrintDakota Caramels Ingredients2 cups brown sugar1 cup molasses1/4 pound grated chocolate1/3 cup butter1 cup milk1 cup shelled, chopped nutsInstructionsPut all the ingredients, except the nuts, into a large saucepan and cook …
Old School Pastry | Original 1922 Girl Scout Cookie Recipe
The Girl Scouts didn’t always have boxes or bags of cookies to sell to people – they mixed up the cookies themselves. Before 1936 when commercial bakeries got involved baking and packaging, Girl Scouts baked their own cookies. The recipe below is for sugar cookies, which probably equates to the ‘Shortbreads’ or ‘Trefoils’ that are …
Old School Pastry: Peanut Recipes
This classic recipe comes from my 1927 copy of The Rumford Complete Cook Book by Lily Haxworth Wallace who was a “Lecturer, Teacher, and Writer on Domestic Science.” It calls for mixing the dough, rolling out thinly, and then cutting with a round cutter.  
Old School Pastry | Chocolate Caramels
From 1908, here is a recipe for Chocolate Caramels.  
From Any One Can Bake, a 1927 instructional book produced by the Educational Department of the Royal Baking Powder Company, here is a picture of making tart molds using an upside down muffin mold. Want an old fashioned pie crust? Try Perfect Pie Crust or “The New Crisco Pastry.”  
cutting a cake by francis galton
Purely for fun, Sir Francis Galton, (FRS, knighted in 1909), described in the publication Nature in 1906 how to cut a cake in a way “so as to leave a minimum of exposed surface to become dry”. Essentially, you cut out the middle, push the remaining cake halves together. Then, you keep cutting the center parts and pushing …
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