Saturday, August 18, 2018

Rowoco Game Pie Fluted Tin Mould


I practically snatched this out of Mr. LH's hand when I saw him with it at the thrift store! All HE knew was it had something to do with baking and didn't he see something like it on "The Great British Baking Show"? YES! I binge watched a couple seasons on Netflix several months ago so he was stuck overhearing it.

This is a Game Pie Tin or Oval Fluted Pate Mould. In The Great British Baking Show, it was being used by a contestant for a "picnic pie" with a hot water crust pastry and filled with meat and veggies. It looked divine!

This particular one might be a tad bit smaller. It measures approximately 9 ½” L x 4 ½” W x 2 7/8” H (not including clips). It also has a sticker on it with ROWOCO France. It appears to be in VERY good shape, and with the sticker still on it, I wonder it it has ever been used.

Looking for a recipe to use? Here is one from The Great British Baking Show: Raised Game Pie

These appear to be very hard to find. As much as I would love to keep this one in my own kitchen, it's going in our Etsy shop.



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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Vintage Recipes: High Altitude Baking Adjustments

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


Of course, when you dig through a box of recipes that came from the Rocky Mountain region, it makes perfect sense that you would run into a recipe card with “High Altitude Baking Adjustments” on it.



High Altitude Baking can be a frustrating experience, especially for those new to the challenge. The tips found on this recipe card will give you a place to start when trying to adjust your recipes for a higher altitude.

Please note the adjustments start at 5000 ft which may be higher than your altitude. I presume the information was published in the Denver area which sits at 5280 feet above sea level so their readers would probably not have a need for instructions for a lower altitude.

I don’t suggest trying to convert ALL your recipes to high altitude unless you have a lot of patience and time on your hands…or unless you just plain ‘ol WANT to. It took me several weeks to get my bread machine recipe right so I’ve only fussed with a handful of recipes.

Sometimes it makes sense to find some new family favorites. I recommend taking a look at a couple of my favorite high altitude baking books, Pie in the Sky by Susan G. Purdy and Sharing Mountain Recipes: The Muffin Lady’s Everyday Favorites by Randi Lee Levin.


Also, check out second hand bookstores for local cookbooks (like those usually used by schools or churches as fundraisers). You can find a lot of high altitude family favorites in those cookbooks.

Please Note: 
We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.



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Monday, August 6, 2018

NFL Football Teams Cross Stitch Patterns


Football season is coming up fast! We were thrilled to come across this vintage NFL cross stitch pattern book by Nomis.

It includes 28 NFL teams from 1987. Each team has a helmet pattern and a team name pattern. There is even a blank helmet pattern so you can create your own! That's 57 different patterns in all in this book!


You can create all kinds of football gifts with vintage team logos for your favorite NFL fan!

Find this NFL pattern book (and read all the details about it) as well as other cross stitch books in our Etsy shop.



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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Vintage Recipe: Barbara's Apple Cake

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen.


This recipe for Barbara’s Apple Cake was handwritten on an index card. It was found in an old large recipe file box. The age of the recipe card is unknown.

The original recipe has been scanned and is transcribed below. It can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer. We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.

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Barbara's Apple Cake

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ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 Cup Wesson Oil
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 Cups Fresh Apples (chop then measure)
  • 1 Cup Pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt

instructions:

Mix all ingredients together. Bake in an ungreased tube pan at 350 F for 1 hour.

NOTES:

I suggest letting this cake cool almost completely before trying to turn it out of the pan (I only waited about 10 minutes and a lot of it stuck to the pan bottom).

The cake tasted good (better when cold) but was oily tasting. I might try replacing half the oil with applesauce. The pan may need to be sprayed or greased and floured if you try this option.
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Canning Maraschino Cherries


Last year I saw someone post on Facebook about canning maraschino cherries. Mmmm...I thought. That sounds good. Maybe I could make them myself and have some great cherry flavor without that weird waxy texture.

But cherries were going out of season by the time I saw the post. So I forgot about it.

Last week someone posted a photo of their pot of cherries in brine, the first step in making maraschino cherries, and I remembered cherries were currently $1.29 a pound at Sprouts. It was time.

I couldn't find the original recipe on the Oregon State University Extension's website so I printed out a photo of the recipe. Royal Anne cherries were called for. Perhaps they are firmer? Sprouts didn't have Royal Anne cherries so I opted for the regular cherries, simply named "sweet cherries" (they were the ones that were on sale anyway).

I only needed 4 1/2 lbs of cherries for the recipe but I bought 15 pounds. FIF-TEEN POUNDS. I guess I'd better stock up while the price is low, huh?

The recipe is easy to follow but it does take three full days before you can actually can them. They were super sweet (I'll cut WAY back on the sugar next time I make them) but I served it "over ice cream to cut the sweetness" and it was really good. A couple scoops of ice cream, a few cherries and some juice drizzled over the whole thing! YUM!


The cherries weren't firm but they held up well. They also still retained their cherry flavor, even with all that sugar.


The recipe would up making 8 half-pints of cherries in syrup and 3 half pints of syrup. I also had another half pint that was about half filled with cherries and then filled to the top with syrup that went straight into the refrigerator.

I contacted the Oregon State University Extension about their missing recipe and here was their response:

OSU Extension has recently redesigned our website. We are in the process of review and recommendations for further revision, bear with us!  
Here is a link to the archive that has the marachino cherry recipe. I suggest you download and save it somewhere safe, I don't believe these archives will remain accessible for very long. 
https://archive.extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/sites/default/files/images/sp50492.pdfhttps://archive.extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/food-preservation/publications#food_safety/  
Thanks for letting us know this one was of interest and missing!

Items shown in post photos:

Kerr wide-mouth half pint jar
Vintage Federal Glass Dessert Cup



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