Famous Cranberry Dishes, a charming booklet


Recently I dug out a vintage cranberry promotion booklet that featured recipes from various inns across the country. It is old because this note is on the inside cover "Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice is available only in limited quantites. If you cannot find it in your city, prices and shipping charges will be sent on request."
There are pen and ink illustrations and descriptions of all the inns. They all seemed so lovely it would be interesting to google and see if they are still in business. But of course that would take up way too much time :)
This cake was served at The Farm Kitchen in Baraboo, Wisconsin. "At the entrance to Devil's Lake Park. Everything served here is made in the one-time farm kitchen. Home made soup, skillfully cooked fried spring chicken, fresh garden vegetables cooked to order. And, of course, famous desserts... like this superb Cranberry Spice Cake featuring Wisconsin-grown cranberries."

Cranberry Spice Cake

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar
1egg, beaten

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup nut meats

1-3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoons cloves

1 cup Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce (Jellied or Whole)

Cranberry Cream Cheese Frosting

3 ounces package cream cheese

4 tablespoons Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce (Jellied or Whole)

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 pound confectioners' sugar

For cake: cream shortening and sugar, add egg. Stir in raisins and nuts. Combine dry ingredients and sift; add to first mixture. Stir in cranberry sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for about one hour in greased tube pan, or for 30 to 40 minutes in greased 8-inch layer cake pans. Ice with Cranberry Cream Cheese Frosting.
For frosting: soften cream cheese with cranberry sauce. Add salt. Gradually add sugar, beating until creamy.

Cranberry Muffins as served at White Turkey Inn Danbury, Connecticut. "Built in 1760. Once a stagecoach stop for a change of horses and a bracer. Now owned by Harry and Dorothy Davega who believe in the early ideals of America, its atmosphere, and cultured way of life. Here you will find the essence of Colonial living in the appointments, the service and the food"

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup sugar

2 eggs, well beaten

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

5 teaspoon baking powder (wow that seems like a lot)

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup milk

1 cup Ocean Spray Whole Cranberry sauce, drained

Cream together shortening and sugar. Stir in well beaten eggs. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add sifted dry ingredients to shortening-sugar mixture alternately with milk. Blend thoroughly. Fill greased muffin tins 1/3 full making a hole in center of the patter. Put in one teaspoonful of cranberry, then fill tins until 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serve hot. Makes 12 muffins.

5 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

Another one of my favorite Cranberry booklets, Rochelle. I posted a recipe for Cranberry Cookies from The American Cranberry Exchange booklet for Cranberry Month in October. I think I'll "bounce" this link right on over to my blog:) Thanks for sharing...

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

It sounds like that will make a nice frosted-pink celebration cake. Very festive!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Rochelle(:)
Just popped in to say I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season (:)
I enjoy coming to see you and your ''weird recipes'' too.
hugs, Patty

Kathy said...

Cranberries and cream cheese is a good flavor combination. Love this booklet!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hii Rochelle(:) Happy 2009~
Oh my cranberry cakes an muffins.. well we love cranberries so with cream cheese may be a winner(:)
I hope you're having a great time this week..
hugs, Patty