The Story of Crisco eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 304 pages of information about The Story of Crisco.

Sufficient for one medium-sized cake.

Marmalade Cake

1/2 cupful sugar 1/2 cupful Crisco 1 cupful marmalade 1-1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1 egg 2 cupfuls flour 1/2 teaspoonful powdered ginger

Sift salt, flour, and baking powder into basin, rub in Crisco with finger tips, add ginger and egg well beaten.  Knead lightly to smooth paste and divide into two pieces.  Roll out pieces and line Criscoed dinner plate with one of them.  Spread over with marmalade, cover with remaining piece of paste, pinch neatly round the edges and bake in moderate oven half an hour.  Cut like pie and serve hot or cold.

Sufficient for eight pieces.

Old Fashioned Seed Cake

2 cupfuls sugar 1-1/2 cupfuls Crisco 4 cupfuls flour 1 teaspoonful salt 2 tablespoonfuls carraway seeds 12 eggs

Cream Crisco and sugar thoroughly together, then drop in eggs one by one, beating each one in well before next is added, sift in flour and salt, add carraway seeds.  Turn into Criscoed and papered loaf tin and bake in moderately hot oven one and a half hours.

Sufficient for one large cake.

Almond and Citron Cake

1 cupful sugar 1 cupful Crisco 5 eggs 1/2 lb. blanched chopped almonds 1/4 lb. shredded candied citron peel 2 cupfuls flour 1 teaspoonful baking powder 1/2 wineglass brandy 1/4 teaspoonful powdered mace 1 teaspoonful salt

Cream Crisco and sugar thoroughly together, beat in yolks of eggs one by one, add almonds, citron, brandy, mace, flour, baking powder, salt, mix well and fold in whites of eggs beaten to a stiff froth.  Turn into a papered cake pan and bake in a moderate oven for one hour.  Cover with boiled frosting if liked.

Sufficient for one large cake.

Walnut Cakes

  For Cakes

1 cupful sugar 1/2 cupful Crisco 1 cupful milk or water 1/2 teaspoonful salt 2 cupfuls flour 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1 whole egg and 2 yolks of eggs 1 cupful chopped walnut meats 1 teaspoonful vanilla extract

  For Frosting

1 cupful sugar 1 cupful water 2 whites of eggs Pinch Cream of tartar 1 teaspoonful lemon juice 1 teaspoonful vanilla extract

For cakes. Cream Crisco and sugar thoroughly together, add eggs well beaten, salt, vanilla, milk or water, baking powder, flour, and nuts.  Mix well and divide into Criscoed and floured gem pans and bake ten minutes in moderate oven.  When cold cover with boiled frosting.

For frosting. Dissolve sugar and water over fire in a saucepan, add cream of tartar and boil until it forms a soft ball when tried in cold water, or 240 deg.  F. Pour on to the beaten whites of eggs, pouring in a steady stream and very slowly, adding, while beating, lemon juice, and vanilla; beat until thick, and use.

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