1/2 cupful bran 2 tablespoonfuls Crisco 1 tablespoonful whole wheat flour 1/2 cupful white flour 1/2 cupful milk 1 saltspoonful salt 1 egg 2 tablespoonfuls molasses 1 teaspoonful baking powder
Mix Crisco thoroughly with molasses, add egg well beaten, milk, salt, bran, flours, and baking powder. Divide into well greased gem pans, and bake in hot oven from eight to ten minutes. These gems are excellent for constipation.
Sufficient for eight gems.
Brown Nut Bread
4 tablespoonfuls melted Crisco 2 eggs 1 cupful sugar 1 cupful sour milk 2/3 cupful New Orleans molasses 1-1/2 cupfuls flour 1-1/2 cupfuls graham flour 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1 teaspoonful baking soda 1 cupful sultana raisins 1 cupful chopped nut meats
Beat eggs and sugar together for five minutes, then add molasses, soda mixed with milk, salt, flours, raisins, and nuts. Mix and turn into Criscoed and floured cake tin and bake in slow oven one and a quarter hours.
Sufficient for one medium-sized loaf.
1 quart flour 2 tablespoonfuls Crisco 1 tablespoonful sugar 1 teaspoonful salt 1 teaspoonful baking soda 1 teaspoonful baking powder 1 egg 3/4 pint buttermilk
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together, then rub in Crisco with finger tips, add egg well beaten, and soda mixed with milk. Dough should be soft and little more milk can be added if needed. Roll out lightly and handle as little as possible. Cut with biscuit cutter, lay on Criscoed tins and bake in hot oven ten minutes.
Sufficient for thirty biscuits.
1 cupful sugar 6 tablespoonfuls melted Crisco 2 eggs 2 squares chocolate 1/3 teaspoonful salt 1/2 cupful flour 1 cupful chopped English walnut meats 1 teaspoonful vanilla extract 3 tablespoonfuls boiling water
Cream Crisco and sugar together, add eggs well beaten, chocolate dissolved in boiling water, salt, flour, vanilla, and nuts. Divide and spread thin in 2 Criscoed square pans and bake in slow oven from twenty to twenty-five minutes. Cut in strips and serve with ice cream. These are a cross between cookies and heavy cake.
Sufficient for fifty brownies.
1 cupful sugar 5 tablespoonfuls Crisco 2 cupfuls flour 1/4 cake chocolate 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoonful baking soda 1/2 teaspoonful vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoonful salt
Cream Crisco and sugar together, add chocolate melted, eggs well beaten, vanilla extract, flour, salt, and soda. Mix and turn out on to floured baking board. Roll out thin, and cut with small cutter. Lay on Criscoed tin and bake from seven to ten minutes in moderate oven.