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Gary Cooper Recipe: Buttermilk Griddle Cakes

Gary Cooper Recipe

Gary Cooper Recipe: Buttermilk Griddle Cakes

A Gary Cooper recipe; or, that is, one of his favorites from his mom.

Mr. Gary Cooper borrowed this recipe from his mother, Mrs. Charles Henry Cooper. These griddle cakes were a feature of the Cooper ranch in Montana.

Buttermilk Griddle Cakes Recipe

Griddle cakes made from buttermilk have an unusually good flavor and are more tender than those made with plain water or milk.

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sweet cream
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated cornmeal
  • 2 cups flour

Mix ingredients together in order given. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased, hot griddle. Cook on one side and when puffed, full of bubbles and well cooked on edges, turn and cook on other side.

Serve with butter and maple syrup.

Gary Cooper and His Mother

Gary Cooper Recipe from Mom

A Bit About Gary Cooper

Dad was a true Westerner, and I take after him“, Gary Cooper told people. Dad was Charles Henry Cooper, who left his native England at 19, became a lawyer and later a Montana State Supreme Court justice. In 1906, when Gary was 5, his dad bought a 600-acre ranch that had originally been a land grant to the builders of the railroad through that part of Montana. In 1910, Gary’s mother, who had been ill, was advised to take a long sea voyage by her doctor. She went to England and stayed there until the United States entered World War I. Gary and his older brother Arthur stayed with their mother and went to school in England for seven years. Too young to go to war, Gary spent the war years working on his father’s ranch. “Getting up at 5 o’clock in the morning in the dead of winter to feed 450 head of cattle and shoveling manure at 40 below ain’t romantic“, said the man who would take the Western to the top of its genre in High Noon (1952).

I think the most surprising trivia fact about Gary Cooper is the following:

In the early 1930s his doctor told him he had been working too hard. Cooper went to Europe and stayed a lot longer than planned. When he returned, he was told there was now a “new” Gary Cooper–an unknown actor needed a better name for films, so the studio had reversed Gary Cooper’s initials and created a name that sounded similar: Cary Grant.

Source: Gary Cooper Bio on IMDB

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Katherine Hepburn Brownie Recipe

Katherine Hepburn

It’s fun to know a celebrity actually enjoyed a bit of baking! Following is a Katherine Hepburn brownie recipe as published in Ladies Home Journal in the year 1975.

These are rich and decadent, so a small square goes a long way in satisfaction and flavor!

Katherine Hepburn Brownies: The Recipe

First, melt two squares of unsweetened chocolate and 1/4 pound sweet butter (1 stick) in a heavy saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in 1-cup of sugar. Add 2 eggs along with 1/2-teaspoon real vanilla and beat like mad.

Stir in 1/4-cup flour, 1/4-teaspoon salt and a cup of chopped walnuts – not smashed up, you know, but just chopped into fairly good sized pieces.

Now mix all that up. Then you butter a square tin (8 x 8 inches) and dump the whole thing quickly into the pan. Stuff this pan into a pre-heated 325-degree oven for 40 minutes. After that, take out the pan and let it cool for awhile. Then cut into 1-1/2-inch squares and dive right in.

Food Editor’s Note: We tested this recipe in our Ladies Home Journal test kitchens, and it received accolades all around. Since you use only 1/4 cup flour (rather than the 1/2 or 3/4 cup ordinarily called for), the brownies have a wonderful pudding-like texture. In fact, if they are cut warm, you could almost eat them with a fork (which is no drawback, we assure you).

About Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn was an incredibly unique woman who forged her own path and her own destiny. Stories leaked out that she was haughty off-screen, but what it really amounted to, was that she refused to play the Hollywood game. She didn’t care to pose for pictures or gave interviews. She enjoyed wearing slacks and no make-up, being somewhat of a Tomboy. Hepburn’s story is interesting and rewarding – she always remained true to herself, not Hollywood.

To read more about her, check out her complete bio on IMDB.

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Making Hires Root Beer Homemade

Hires Root Beer Intro

Making Hires Root Beer Homemade

This is the original recipe for making Hires Root Beer. This recipe dates back to a brochure put out in the year 1891. Very vintage, very good! The typed recipe is slightly adapted, but you can download the original below in a PDF file, if you like.

Recipe Directions for Making Hires Root Beer

  1. Take contents of bottle (Root Beer Extract).
  2. 4 pounds of sugar (granulated is preferable).
  3. 5 gallons of pure fresh water (lukewarm is preferable).
  4. Half pint of good fresh yeast, or half cake of fresh compressed yeast.
  5. When made in cool weather, double the quantity of yeast should be used.

The Way to do It

Dissolve the sugar thoroughly in the water, then add the Root Beer Extract and the yeast. (If cake yeast be used, it should first be dissolved in a little cold water, then it will mix more readily with the beer.) Stir until thoroughly mixed, and bottle in strong bottles or jugs at once, corking and tying the corks securely. Then be sure and set in a warm place for several hours, so that it can become effervescent. (If set in a cool place when first made the yeast becomes chilled and cannot work).

It will be ready to drink after being bottled in ten or twelve hours, but will open more effervescently if allowed to stand for three or four days. After the Beer has become effervescent, it should then be set in a cool place of even temperature. Before opening the bottle place it on ice, or in a cold place, for a short time, when it will be sparkling and delicious.

To make the Hires Root Beer more cheaply, molasses or common sugar may be used to sweeten it.

A very pleasant drink may be made for immediate use by adding two teaspoonfuls of the Extract to a quart of water, sweetening with granulated sugar to suit the taste, then beat half the white of an egg and mix together.

Note. Occasionally parties write us that they have tried to make the Root Beer, and while it is very good, it does not effervesce, or pop, when it is opened.

Now, when a case of this kind happens, we know that there is something wrong in the making of it. Either the yeast was not good, or else the Beer, when made, was placed in the cellar, or in a cool place, where it became shilled and could not ferment.

A woman in making bread is always very careful that the dough does not become chilled, so sets it in a warm place to insure its rising and becoming light. So it is with our Root Beer, warmth is essential to life. If this simple fact is borne in mind no one will ever fail in making our Root Beer to have it delicious and sparkling.

When we say, “fresh compressed yeast,” we mean the small square cake yeast that is sold fresh every day in most of the prominent towns of the United States at two cents a cake. When only the dry cake yeast can be had, a whole cake should be used. In fact, our experience has been that very little of the dry cake yeast sold is good for anything; we therefore prefer to use good fresh baker’s yeast, or fresh compressed yeast.

If these simple hints are carefully borne in mind the Hires Root Beer is very little trouble to make successfully.

When we say “yeast”, we do not mean baking powder.

THE CHARLES E. HIRES CO.,
SOLE MANUFACTURERS, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Cooking and Baking with Root Beer Root Beer Recipes Cookbook

Once you’ve made a batch of homemade Hires Root Beer, discover many tasty ways to use it in your cooking and baking with our Root Beer Recipes eBook!

Click the image below to download a copy of the page that contained the original publication of “Making Hires Root Beer”.

Hires Root Beer

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Randolph Scott All American Actor

Randolph Scott Memorial Photo

Randolph Scott All American Actor

Randolph Scott was a handsome all American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood’s greatest and most popular Western stars. Mr. Scott, another one of the great actors of yesteryear, was best friends with Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, and the Rev. Billy Graham. He was a conservative Republican and one of Hollywood’s biggest supporters of Ronald Reagan as governor of California. Read more about this amazing man on IMDB.

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My retirement is both voluntary and involuntary. One reason, and this is voluntary, is the impact of television. All old movies are turning up on television, and frankly making pictures doesn’t interest me anymore. Another reason is that the film industry is in a declining state.

George Randolph Scott was born on January 23, 1898 and passed away on March 2, 1987. He was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. That’s a total of 34 years and a whole lot of movies!

Movie Offerings on Mayda Mart

The following movies are available here if they’re linked. If not, they are available by special request. Just use my contact form to let me know which ones you’d like to buy.  Thank you.


Mr. Scott was a powerhouse when it came to making movies. He made so many and I do take special requests, if there is something in particular you’re looking for. If I can find it for you, we can work out the arrangements, so don’t hesitate to ask!

Did You Know?

Randolph Scott was hired to coach Gary Cooper in a Virginia dialect for The Virginian (1929) and played a bit part in the film.

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Bette Davis Classic Movies

Bette Davis

Bette Davis Classic Movies

Bette Davis made so many wonderful classic movies dating back to the 1930s. She was an incredible, unique actress, an exceptional claim to fame all her own. She was good at being bad, both in movies and in her day-to-day life!

While in many ways Bette Davis could appear bigger than life, she was also vulnerable in her own ways, just like any one of us. She described the last three decades of her life as a “my macabre period“. She hated being alone at night and found growing older “terrifying”. I should think many of us relate to those feelings. During her life, she spent the majority of her wealth supporting her mother, three children, and four husbands.

She was amazing, sassy, tough and lovable all at the same time – not to mention a real treat to watch, no matter her role.

Quotes From Bette Davis

  • I wouldn’t piss on Joan Crawford if she were on fire.
  • Getting old is not for sissies.
  • What a fool I was to come to Hollywood where they only understand platinum blondes and where legs are more important than talent.
  • To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
  • I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I think I just can’t play myself. I don’t know how! But, if you give me a drink – give me a cigarette – give me a gun – I’ll play any old bag you want me to. I just can’t play myself!
  • The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone’s concern and like vampires they suck our life’s blood.

The above quotes (and many more), along with the entire bio of Bette Davis can be found on IMDB.

Bette Davis Movies Available by Request

  • 1932 – Cabin in the Cotton
  • 1934 – Of Human Bondage
  • 1934 – Fashions of 1934
  • 1935 – The Girl From 10th Avenue
  • 1942 – Man Who Came to Dinner
  • 1934 – Fog Over Frisco
  • 1936 – The Golden Arrow
  • 1938 – The Sisters
  • 1941 – The Great Lie
  • 1932 – The Rich Are Always With Us
  • 1943 – Watch on the Rhine
  • 1946 – Deception
  • 1948 – Winter Meeting
  • 1949 – Beyond the Forest
  • 1950 – All About Eve
  • 1956 – Catered Affair
  • 1965 – The Nanny

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Favorite Fruit Desserts

Favorite Fruit Desserts

Favorite Fruit Desserts

Make these favorite fruit desserts with cherry, apple, blueberry, peach, apricot, strawberry or pineapple pie filling. These are great desserts for winter! Quick, easy and so delicious! Start off with the basic pie crust recipe. Yes, there’s lard – but this is vintage and frankly, that’s how past cooks make the best pie crusts ever.

In fact, did you know that 1 piece of apple pie (average size) supplies 24 percent more food energy and 36 percent less fat than an average serving of roast beef? And that’s made using lard in the crust. Do if it doesn’t “gross you out”, don’t shy away from lard.

Basic Pastry

A pastry recipe suitable for any pie!

Ingredients
1-3/4 cup sifted pastry flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup lard
1/2 cup hydrogenated fat (Crisco)
Ice water – about 1/3 cup

Directions
Sift flour with salt. Cut in lard until mixture is the consistency of corn meal. The lard must be cold and firm and cut, rather than rubbed in. Next, cut in the remaining fat having particles the size of large peas. Moisten the dough with water, stirring as little as possible. Form into ball and chill before rolling shells.

In a hurry? Use any of the fine quality prepared pie crust mixes or frozen crusts available at your grocer.

Deep Dish Pie

1 can pie filling of choice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
Pastry for one crust pie

Directions
Pour pie filling in greased baking dish 10 x 6 x 2-inches. Sprinkle nutmeg on, and dot with butter. Roll pastry large enough to allow a 1/2-inch over hanging edge all around. Cut small slits in center to let steam escape. Lay pastry loosely over mix; fold over hanging edge over rim of the dish. Press the edges down firmly with tines of a floured fork. Brush top with milk. Bake in hot oven, preheated to 425-degrees for 40 minutes. Serves 6.

Upside Down Cake

Ingredients
2/3 cup butter
1-1/2 cup sugar
2-1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Pour pie filling into a heavy skillet. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add sifted dry ingredients and milk alternately in small amounts. Beat well after each addition. Add vanilla and pour batter over mixture in skillet. Bake in moderate 350-degree oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven, cool slightly and turn onto large platter.

Cobbler

1 can pie filling of choice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup biscuit mix (Bisquick)
1/3 cup coffee cream or evaporated milk

Directions
Place pie filling in 1-1/2 quart casserole. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Add cream to biscuit mix. Drop dough by spoonfuls over pie filling. Bake about 20 minutes in moderately hot oven, 400 degrees. Serves 5 to 7.

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10 Ways to Serve Peaches

10 Ways to Serve Peaches

10 ways to serve peaches! All are delicious, some may be more preferable than others but whatever way you slice and dice, peaches make a great dessert.

 

10 Ways to Serve Peaches

01. Victorian Rose Salad

Form a rose on each bed of lettuce by over-lapping slices of sliced peaches (canned or fresh). Fill the center with whipped cream mayonnaise and garnish with three cherries pitted and filled with pecans.

02. Vanilla Fruit Sauce

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup syrup drained from can of peaches
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar and cornstarch and stir into Peach syrup. Boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from fire and add butter and flavoring. Makes 1 cup.

03. Peach Jelly

2 cups peach syrup (saved from canned peaches)
1 lemon
3 cups sugar
1 cup liquid pectin

Mix peach syrup, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Stir constantly while adding liquid pectin and boil vigorously for one minute. Skim and pour into sterilized glasses. Cover with melted paraffin. Makes four glasses.

04. Peach Salad Selma

For each portion place a peach half on lettuce and fill with mayonnaise blended with cream cheese. Garnish with blanched almonds and half a Maraschino cherry. Serve with ripe olives.

Peach Salad Selma
Peach Salad Selma

05. Peach Tapioca Cream

1 2-1/2 can peaches
1 cup evaporated milk diluted with 1 cup water
1-1/2 tablespoons tapioca
2 eggs, beaten separately
2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Drain peaches from their syrup and place a fruit half in each serving dish. Heat diluted milk in a double boiler and add tapioca. Cook for twenty minutes, or until the tapioca is transparent. Stir into the well-beaten egg yolks, return to double boiler and cook ten or fifteen minutes longer. Remove from fire, fold in stiffly beaten egg whites and flavor. Pour over peach halves, chill and serve with vanilla fruit sauce. Serves six to seven.

06. Peach Cobbler

4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 No. 2-1/2 can sliced peaches
Nutmeg
Baking powder biscuit crust

Mix the sugar and cornstarch together thoroughly and add to the sliced peaches. Turn into a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with nutmeg and cover with baking powder biscuit dough. Bake in a hot oven until crust is browned and serve cold with sauce. Serves six.

07. Jellied Peach Salad

1 package orange flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup peach juice
1 No. 2-1/2 can sliced peaches
1 package cream cheese
1/4 cup ground nuts

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water and add the juice drained from the peaches. Rinse large muffin tins with cold water and line with sliced peaches. Pour the gelatin over the fruit and when it begins to thicken, drop a nut covered cheese ball in the center of each mold. Chill and serve inverted on lettuce. Garnish with mayonnaise. Servings ten.

08. Golden Peach Salad

1 No. 2-1/2 can peaches
8 stoned dates
8 small bananas
1 head lettuce
French dressing
Chopped parsley

Drain the juice from the peach halves and arrange on lettuce. Fill each half with a stoned date. Cut the bananas lengthwise in quarters and make a criss-cross of four banana strips around each peach. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with French dressing. Servings eight.

09. Peach Conde

2 cups streamed or boiled rice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup peach juice
1 No. 2-1/2 can peaches
Raspberry jam

While the rice is hot, add the vanilla, sugar and peach juice. Pour int a casserole and cover the top with peaches, cut side up. Keep in the oven long enough to heat the fruit thoroughly. Before serving, fill the peaches with raspberry jam. Serves six.

Peach Conde
Peach Conde

10. Peach Upside Down Cake

4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnut meats
1 No. 2-1/2 can peaches
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons milk with enough water to make 1/3 cup liquid

Butter a deep cake pan generously and line with brown sugar. Sprinkle with walnut meats and arrange the drained peach halves over the bottom of the pan. Sift the dry ingredients. Cream the shortening and the sugar and add the well-beaten eggs and the flavoring. Add the diluted milk and dry ingredients alternatively, blend well and turn into pan. Bake from 45 to 60 minutes in a moderate ove (350 degrees) and serve warm. Serves ten.

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Strawberry Filling Sweets

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Strawberry Filling Sweets

Strawberry season is in full swing but time is short! Try out these strawberry filling sweets from Comstock in the 1950s. Each recipe uses strawberry pie filling for a quick strawberry treat.

Strawberry Filling Sweets

 

Strawberry Turnovers

1 can strawberry pie filling
Pastry for one crust pie

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix pastry and roll 1/8-inch thick. Cut into 4-inch squares. Place 1-tablespoon of strawberry filling in center of each. Dampen edges with water – then fold like a triangle. Press edges together with a fork. Prick top of each turnover with fork to allow steam to escape. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Strawberry Sundaes

Strawberry Pie Filling
Vanilla Ice Cream

Spoon generous amounts of strawberry filling over individual servings of vanilla ice cream. Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherry. Serve with cookies or cake.

Strawberry Parfait

Alternate spoonfuls of instant vanilla pudding with strawberry filling in tall glasses. Serve chilled.

Strawberry Quickie

1 can strawberry pie filling
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
1 cup milk
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Melt margarine in 9-inch baking dish. Pour in strawberry filling. In separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Stir in milk, beat until it forms a smooth creamy mixture. Pour over filling. Bake 30 minutes in preheated oven at 350 degrees, or until crust is a rich, golden brown.

Quick Strawberry Shortcake

Spoon generous amounts strawberry pie filling over big biscuits or slices of sponge cake. Top with whipped cream.

Strawberry Angel Torte

1 can strawberry pie filling
1 plain angel food cake

Cut the angel food cake horizontally into four slices. Spread a slice with strawberry filling, top with a slice of cake. Cover that slice with filling. Keep going until you have a 4-layer strawberry-filled cake. Spread remaining filling on top of cake and decorate with whipped cream.

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Farm Made Cocoa Recipes from Hershey’s

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Farm Made Cocoa Recipes from Hershey’s

From Hershey’s “Made On The Farm“, a recipe booklet published in 1915, a host of delicious farm made cocoa recipes published for the public.

Farm Made Cocoa Recipes

Farm Made Cocoa Recipes in Text Form

Typed up and tidied-up by yours truly for easier reading, copying and pasting!  These are all in the public domain, so you are free to share as you please. There are nine Farm Made Cocoa Recipes in total and an optional bonus for you at the end. 🙂

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Cocoa SauceCocoa Sauce Farm Made Cocoa Recipes

Ingredients
2 ounces Hershey’s Cocoa
1 pint water
1 pound sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions
Make paste of cocoa with part of water. Add entire quantity of water and boil 3 to 5 minutes. Add entire quantity of sugar, dissolve thoroughly and remove from fire. When cold, add 2 teaspoonfuls of vanilla. Serve on puddings or ice cream.

Cocoa Cake

IngredientsCocoa Cake
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2-1/2 tablespoons Hershey’s Cocoa
1-1/2 cup flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sweet milk

Directions
Cream the butter and sugar gradually, then add eggs well beaten. Make past of cocoa by adding milk. Mix baking powder with flour and sift. Add salt and vanilla. Turn into a buttered and floured cake pan and bake in moderate oven for 45 minutes. Cover with ice cream frosting.

Cocoa Cream Pie

Ingredients:Cocoa Cream Pie
1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups milk
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions
Mix cocoa, cornstarch, yolks of eggs, salt and milk. Cook until thick. Stir constantly, add flavoring and pour into a baked pie crust. Cover with a meringue made by beating the whites of eggs until stuff and adding two tablespoons of brown sugar. Brown in oven.

Devil’s Food Cake

IngredientsDevils Food Cake
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sweet milk
Yolks of 3 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sweet milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Boil the first six ingredients gently; cool. When cool mix the last four ingredients – cocoa, brown sugar, sweet milk and vanilla – into boiled mixture. Bake in slow oven (325 degrees) until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Baking time will depend on pan used. Go with 8-inch layers or a 9×13-inch baking pan and adjust accordingly.

Cocoa Fudge

IngredientsCocoa Fudge
4 ounces Hershey’s Cocoa
4 cups sugar
2 cups milk
Butter size of an egg

Directions
Place cocoa into sauce pan and rub into smooth paste by adding part of milk. Add 4 cups of sugar, piece of butter and all of milk except 1/2-cup. Place on fire and boil. Then add 1/2 cup of milk and cook until it forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water.

Take from fire, add vanilla and beat until it is just thick enough to pour into buttered tins. By adding 1/2 cup of milk last you will find fudge to be free from grain and to be nice and smooth. When cool, score into blocks 1-inch square and break.

Iced Cocoa

Ingredients and DirectionsIced Cocoa Beverage
Make a heavy syrup by mixing thoroughly 1-cup Hershey’s Cocoa and 2 cups sugar. Add enough water to make a paste, then stir this into 2-cups of boiling water and let it boil for 6 minutes. Remove from fire and add a pinch of salt. When cool put into glass jar and place in refrigerator. This enables you to serve instantly a cool, refreshing drink by using a tablespoon of syrup in a glass, a small quantity of cracked ice, and fill with milk, or one-half water can be used with good results. This is a very nourishing and healthful drink for children.

Cocoa Syrup for Ice Cream Sundaes

Ingredients and DirectionsCocoa Syrup for Ice Cream Sundaes
For 1 pint of syrup, use three heaping teaspoons of Hershey’s Cocoa and mix thoroughly after adding enough cold water to make a thick paste.

Add this to 1/2 pint of boiling water and boil for about 6 minutes, then stir in one and two-thirds cup of sugar. Remove from fire again boiling one minute. Add a pinch of salt. Keep in a cool place.

Cocoa Icing

IngredientsCocoa Icing
2 ounces Hershey’s Cocoa
Pound of confectioners’ sugar
Piece of butter size of a walnut
1 teaspoon vanilla
Boiling water

Directions
Place cocoa into saucepan. Add enough boiling water to make a paste. Add sugar, butter and vanilla. Rub into smooth paste and ice cake.

Hershey’s Cocoa for Hot Drink

Ingredients and Directions
For each cup use 1-teaspoon of Hershey’s Cocoa, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 cup of hot water. Mix cocoa and sugar. Add sufficient water to make a paste. Stir this into the water and let it boil for 4 minutes, then add the same quantity of hot milk as water used, and it is ready to serve. A pinch of salt added improves the flavor.

Shh! It’s a secret…BUT, if you click that image below, you can download a cleaned-up PDF file of all the above Farm Made Cocoa Recipes and images. On the house, no strings!

Hersheys Cocoa for Hot Drink

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Nine Quick Pie Filling Treats

Nine Quick Pie Filling Treats

Pie Filling Treats
Pie Filling Treats

Nine quick pie filling treats to make year-round, for any occasion, any time. Why you could even serve a pie of apple pie for breakfast!

Apple pie…for breakfast? Sure thing! New England folks have been serving pie for breakfast for years. Try it yourself. Warm your pie (apple or any other kind if preferred) first, then serve it and watch it disappear. It’s a delicious, different way to get important, nourishing breakfast fruit.

Remember… husbands love wives … who serve homemade pies – at breakfast time – any time!” – Comstock Pie Filling Treats, 1950’s

Note: Sugar and salt substitutes may be used in any recipe. The correct amounts will be stated on the package or bottle of the substitute.

Quick Pie Filling Treats

Dutch Apple Pie

  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • Pastry for 1 crust pie
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Arrange apples in unbaked pastry shell. Melt the butter, add the sugar, salt and cinnamon. Spread over the apples. Add flour mixed with cream. Bake in 425 degree oven for 15 minutes or until crust is brown. Serve with whipped cream.

Apple Casserole

  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Place half of the apples in a greased baking dish. Mix half the sugar with the flour and sprinkle evenly over apples. Add remaining apples and top with sugar. Dot with butter. Bake uncovered 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Apple and Cheese Casserole

  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • Butter or margarine
  • Salt
  • 1 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk

Line a buttered casserole with bread crumbs. Put in 1/3 of the apples. Cover with 1/3 of the cheese. Sprinkle with salt. Repeat for two layers. Cover with milk. Sprinkle crumbs on top, dot with butter and bake until apples are tender and the top brown. Serve very hot.

Apple Fritters

  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • Batter lightly flavored with rum
  • Sugar and cinnamon
  • Chopped walnuts

Use a pancake mix or your favorite batter, flavor it lightly with rum. Chop apples coarsely and mix into batter. Fry until brown. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and chopped nuts.

Southern Fried Apples

  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1/3 cup bacon fat
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Put part of the bacon fat into a frying pan, add apples, and sprinkle with salt and sugar. Cook over low heat, adding fat as necessary, and stirring very carefully to prevent breaking the apples. When ready to serve, the apples will be golden brown in color, with very little juice. Serves 8.

10-Minute Crumble Crust Pie

Spoon any flavor pie filling into a 9-inch pie pan and heat under broiler about 5 minutes until bubbly. Crumble one stick instant pie crust mix with 1/2-cup brown sugar (packed), 1 teaspoon cinnamon, until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Broil until golden brown (2 to 4 minutes).

Blueberry Sauce

Just pour one can blueberry pie filling into a sauce pan, add water for sauce consistency, and heat. Serve warm over pancakes or waffles. Chill for ice cream and other desserts.

Quick Blueberry Betty

Pour blueberry pie filling on top of slices of French toast, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and nutmeg and bake at 425 degrees about 20 minutes.

Pineapple Parfait

Alternate spoonfuls of instant vanilla pudding with pineapple pie filling in tall glasses. Serve chilled.

See also: Pie Sliced Apples – Good Eatin’ Desserts! and/or a great collection of apple recipes over at Belly Bytes. Visit their Apple Recipe Collection!