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    Hello Y'all. We are having the first Old River Founders Day in my little community and I would like to enter the pie/cake contest. The recipe has to be about 40 years old. I have some very old recipes, but would love to see some of your ideas or ~heirloom~ recipes.I will have to make two for each entry.One for the Judges and one for the benefit. It's going to be great fun to be a part of something like this.
    Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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    Re: Recipes needed for Old River Founder's Day

    Here's a website for Heirloom recipes as well as a couple of other recipes

    http://www.fruitfromwashington.com/Recipes/heirloom_classics.htm


    Molasses Cake (Heirloom Recipe)

    This heirloom recipe for Molasses Cake was found in the 1920 cookbook of Therese Farrell.

    1 cup granulated sugar
    3/4 cup molasses
    3/4 cup lard
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 level teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1 level teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 heaping teaspoon of baking soda
    1 1/4 cups strong, black coffee at room temperature

    METHOD

    Equipment: 1 cake pan 9 x 13 inches, buttered and floured.
    Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Cream together sugar, molasses and lard.

    In a separate bowl sift together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and baking soda.

    Cool 1-1/4 cups (10 ounces) strong, black coffee to room temperature.

    Combine the dry mixture with the lard/sugar/molasses mixture.

    While combining, slowly add the black coffee and stir vigorously until all ingredients are well mixed and a smooth batter is formed.

    Pour into prepared cake pan and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick or table knife.

    Note: Cooks in the old days (remembering my mother and grandmother, now) were artistic in their cooking and thus, a cup of flour may not necessarily be a level cup because they cooked by feel and by experience. It may be that this batter is a bit thin, however, if it was I would still try it first and see if it worked. Again, we have to remember that the gluten content of today's flour is higher and less flour can make more volume than it once did.



    Depression Cake

    An Heirloom Recipe - Favorite of those who like a heavy, moist & spicy cake

    2 c. sugar
    2 c. strong coffee
    1/2 c. shortening
    2 c. raisins
    1 apple, peeled and grated
    2 c. flour
    1 t. soda
    2 t. baking powder
    1 t. each cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg
    1 c. chopped nuts (optional)

    Simmer the first five ingredients for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool 10 minutes. Blend together the remaining ingredients and stir into saucepan mixture. Pour batter into well-greased and floured 13x9-inch pan. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

    Note: 2 cups water may be substituted for the coffee. Diced candied fruit may be added for an easy to make fruit cake.

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      Re: Recipes needed for Old River Founder's Day

      I remember my great-grandmother making this one and she passed it on to my mom. My great-grandmother used plain graham crackers for it, and my mom tweaked it a bit by using the cinnamon grahams. I lost the recipe for a while, and someone here on the board miraculously found it for me!

      Shoebox Cake

      1 pound honey cinnamon graham crackers
      2 teaspoons baking powder
      6 eggs -- lightly beaten
      2 cups sugar
      2 cups milk
      1/2 pound sweet butter -- melted
      1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
      1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
      7 ounces grated coconut

      Preheat oven to 250º. Make crackers into fine crumbs in the food processor.
      In a large bowl combine crumbs and baking powder, then add eggs, sugar, milk, butter, nuts, and coconut. Blend until thoroughly incorporated.

      Line a shoebox with wax paper and pour in cake mixture. Place uncovered box on cookie sheet in oven and bake for three hours. Let cool before slicing.

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      • #4
        Re: Recipes needed for Old River Founder's Day

        Thank-you Ladies! I visited the website and it had some very interesting content. I am tickled with these recipes. Very Nice, Thank-You!
        Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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          Re: Recipes needed for Old River Founder's Day

          1850 Blackberry Pie

          1 10" Unbaked Pie Shell
          1 qt Blackberries
          1 c Flour
          2 c Granulated Sugar
          1 c Milk

          Fill shell with berries. Mix flour, sugar, and milk. Pour mixture over berries. Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes until center is set. If desired, brown under broiler.

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          • #6
            Re: Recipes needed for Old River Founder's Day

            My very FAVORITE thing in life is BLACKBERRIES and all the memories that go with it. Thank-you so much RescuedPanther. I may submit these recipes with y'alls name if they end up making a cookcook. Would that be okay with you?
            Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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            • #7
              Re: Recipes needed for Old River Founder's Day

              fine with me

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