I'm sharing the Musings from the Vintage Recipe Project today. What have I been up to with my vintage recipes, vintage cookbooks and old church recipe booklets?
Today I am working on another recipe for the Vintage Recipe Project.
For the moment all I am saying is that it has strawberries in it.
What a surprise huh? The strawberries are still looking beautiful at the grocery store and they are some of the sweetest fresh Florida strawberries I have ever tasted.
The cat is out of the bag. Check out this vintage Strawberry Sponge Pie recipe.
I guess all that freezing weather we had here in Florida that damaged most of the Florida vegetable crops did something good for the strawberry crops.
It's like the freezing cold weather just kisses those Florida strawberry plants with an extra bit of sweet strawberry flavor.
Vintage Dessert Recipes
I've learned a few things with the vintage dessert recipes that I have made so far. Don't believe the proportions!
This is the second vintage recipe that I have made that the portions are way off and I had way more filling or batter then the vintage recipe led me to believe.
Luckily I expected it this time and had extra pans ready to fill should I need them.
One might wonder if the vintage pan sizes were different back then.
I mean you always hear things about how nowadays we eat much bigger portions of everything.
Well, I thought that might be the case but since I love and collect vintage kitchen items as well as love the vintage recipes I also have on hand some vintage baking pans.
One, in particular, is a pie pan that I used today. Shoot! There I go with a spoiler for my next vintage recipe. OOPS!
So now you know my next vintage recipe is going to be baked in a vintage pie pan and one of the ingredients is strawberries.
Yea, but this isn't any plain jane strawberry pie.
It is cooling on the counter right now and it is the prettiest thing!
But much different from any strawberry pie I have ever seen. I hope it tastes as good as it looks!
Isn't that a cute ad up there? Some of the clip art from these old cookbooks really crack me up!
Check out the Flour On My Face Vintage recipe page for all of the old fashioned vintage recipes I have shared over the years.
It is my mission to reunite you with those old favorite recipes your grandmother used to make!
I know this is a post from a long time ago but I hope you see this message! I have a question for you. Do you think that old cookie recipes need to be altered with regards to flour amounts because of flour and most ingredients being made differently than they were in say 1955? If so, what would you recommend for altering it?
Hi Mary it is hard to say without seeing the cookie recipe. I have made a couple of old vintage cookie recipes and did not change the flour amount. I would suggest testing the recipe as it is written before making any changes. If you'd like to email me a copy of the recipe I can look it over and see if I think the amounts are off. firstname.lastname@example.org