A classic Continental 19th century cake recipe found in “The Chocolate Book” by Valerie Barrett published in 1987
Dobos torte or Dobosh (pronounced [ˈdoboʃ], Hungarian: Dobos torta) is a Hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. The five-layer pastry is named after its inventor, Hungarian confectioner József C. Dobos, who aimed to create a cake that would last longer than other pastries in an age when cooling techniques were limited. The round sides of the cake are coated with ground hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, or almonds, and the caramel topping helps to prevent drying out.
Dobosh or Dobos torte was first introduced at the National General Exhibition of Budapest in 1885; King Franz Joseph I and Queen Elisabeth were among the first to taste it. The cake soon became popular throughout Europe, both for its durability through shipping and for its unique appearance. With its flat, shiny, caramel top, it was simple but elegant, as opposed to the more intricate cakes of the age.
A cookie recipe found in “Cooky Jar Favourites” published by the Tested Recipe Institute in 1960
Peanut butter, raisins and oats should give these cookies the perfect chewiness. Just the thing with a glass of lemonade for the children of the Norwegian post-war baby boom which I was a part back in 1960 when this book was published. Little Ted was 7 back then.
A cake recipe found in “Healthy Recipes with Dairy Food” a free E-book published by Dairy Australia
Ricotta (pronounced [riˈkɔtta] in Italian) is an Italian whey cheese made from sheep, cow, goat, or Italian water buffalo milk whey left over from the production of cheese. Like other whey cheeses, it is made by coagulating the proteins that remain after the casein has been used to make cheese, notably albumin and globulin.
A cake recipe found in “A Sampler of Modern Sour Cream Recipes” published by American Dairy Association in 1970
Cinnamon (/ˈsɪnəmən/ sin-ə-mən) is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods. The term “cinnamon” also refers to its mid-brown colour.
Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered to be “true cinnamon“, but most cinnamon in international commerce is derived from related species, also referred to as “cassia” to distinguish them from “true cinnamon”.
Cinnamon is the name for perhaps a dozen species of trees and the commercial spice products that some of them produce. All are members of the genus Cinnamomum in the family Lauraceae. Only a few Cinnamomum species are grown commercially for spice.
A classic Swedis cookie recipe found in “Cappelens Kokebok” (Cappelen’s Cook Book) published in 1995
Karin was the Swedish artist Carl Larsson’s wife. The recipe is assigned to this cookbook by Karin’s and Carls’s grandson. Today, the syrup cookies are baked every Christmas in Larsson’s home Sundborn in Dalarna. The cakes should be quite tough. You keep the toughness by storing the cakes in plastic bags together with a piece of bread.
Potash (potassium carbonate) can be purchased at the pharmacies, but can be substituted with baking powder or baking soda.
A baking recipe found in”Borden’s Evaporated Milk Book of Recipes” published in the 1920s
A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding, typically baked in muffin tins or dedicated popover pans, which have straight-walled sides rather than angled.
Popovers may be served either as a sweet – topped with fruit and whipped cream or butter and jam for breakfast or with afternoon tea – or with meats at lunch and dinner.
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A summery pie recipe found in “Better Homesand Gardens’ Gifts From Your Kitchen” published in 1976
Pies are perfect for bringing to family picnics or other gatherings. Everybody loves them and they are not that hard to make. A mug of custard would not be a miss along with this pie as so many others.