Monday, June 3, 2013

Dessert Waffles from 1933

I found this plaid-covered cookbook by General Foods in an antique shop in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  It's full of baking recipes and was printed in 1933.  Inside its front cover are the kinds of hand-written notes that I always look for, but seldom find! To the left is this note:  "Found this in an old house being torn down in Lampasas-March 1990.  Making way for a Circle K gas station. ~Jean"  On the right inside cover is a hand-written recipe (in pencil, of course!) for Mrs. Shaw Norris' Pear Relish.  I think you will enjoy the easy summertime recipe for dessert that I'm sharing from page 119.
(A Big thank you to my one-man IT staff for his help while he's home from college;  kudos, Ben!)

Summer Dessert Waffles

2 1/2 C sifted Swans Down Cake Flour
2 1/2 tsp Calumet Baking Powder
2 tsp sugar
2 egg yolks, well-beaten
1 1/2 C milk
2/3 C melted butter
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and sugar, and sift again.  Combine egg yolks, milk and butter.  Add to flour, beating until smooth.  Fold in egg whites.  Bake in hot waffle iron.  Cool waffle.  Serve in sections, topped with ice cream and fruit sauce.  Makes five 4-section waffles.

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  1. These sound yummy! Thanks for sharing on Simple Supper Tuesday.

  2. These sound delicious! I too love finding books that have little notes written in them, but they are hard to find! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe at Mix it up Monday :)

  3. Wow, what a find! I LOVE old books, especially cookbooks - I bet there are all sorts of awesome treasures in that book...

  4. This looks good, You are invited to share this here:

  5. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen