Vintage Better Homes & Gardens Christmas

I knew I had a vintage BHG issue and figured I would have to dig to find it. Lucky me I stumbled across it with out really looking. It is the December 1942 edition and is full of wonderful vintage ads and recipes. Here are two of the recipes:

Prune-Walnut Pie
2 1/2 cup pitted cooked prunes, well drained
1/4 cup prune liquor
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped nut meats
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamonChop prunes coarsely. Add prune liquor, lemon juice, melted butter and nut meats. Mix sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon' add to prune mixture. Pour into 9-inch pastry-lined pie pan. Adjust top crust; flute edge, Bake in hot oven 450 degrees 10 minutes, then in moderate oven 350 degrees 30 to 35 minutes. Serve slightly warm.

Fig-Marmalade Pudding
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 beaten egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped dried figs
1 cup orange marmalade
Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and beat well. Sift dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Add figs and marmalade; blend well. Pour into greased and floured 8-or 9-inch tube pan Bake in slow oven 325 degrees 1 hour. Serve with hard sauce.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Rochelle, I LOVE your "blog!" (And I NEVER read blogs, so I have no real idea why I even checked it out! Must have been fate!) I even "subscribed" (although I have no real idea what that means--yet!).

I wish I had a husband who understood that we don't necessarily cook EVERY recipe in EVERY cookbook(let) we have or why we need another one if we haven't made all of the recipes in any of the ones we already own!

From your writing, you sound like a warm, wonderful, intelligent person! You have some very lucky friends!

I am definitely making the Unstuffed Cabbage Roll(s) Casserole tonight for dinner! I've been "faking" my mother's Golumpkis (sp?) for years and "unstuffing" them because it is so difficult to find cabbage leaves large enough to roll! I will be leaving out the cheese, though, because in all the years she made this Polish recipe (for which she never had a written recipe!), there was NO cheese anywhere in it! It would seem really strange to ADD it after 50+ years of eating it without cheese!

Best wishes in EVERYTHING you do! Give your wonderful hubby a kiss for all of us who wish we'd met his brother years before we met our own spouses!

A fan forever,

Lehigh Acres, Florida