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Old 07-24-2012, 05:30 AM   #11
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Here's another one, on a 2" x 2" square scrap of paper:

1-1/2 c B sugar (that would be brown sugar)
3/4 c shortening
3 eggs
1-1/2 c S. milk (that would be sour milk)
1-1/2 c w. flour (not sure? wholewheat flour?)
1-1/2 c m. flour (not sure....)
1-1/2 tsp soda (that would be baking soda)
Dates

Could this be Date squares? Date cookies?
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:47 AM   #12
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Date Bread ...

Brown sugar, sour milk, whole meal or whole wheat flour, Milled Flour and baking soda ...

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Old 07-24-2012, 05:54 AM   #13
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Here's another one, on a 2" x 2" square scrap of paper:

1-1/2 c B sugar (that would be brown sugar)
3/4 c shortening
3 eggs
1-1/2 c S. milk (that would be sour milk)
1-1/2 c w. flour (not sure? wholewheat flour?)
1-1/2 c m. flour (not sure....)
1-1/2 tsp soda (that would be baking soda)
Dates

Could this be Date squares? Date cookies?
The w. flour could be white flour. She did write w. flour for white flour in other recipes...and w. sugar for white sugar <g>.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:14 AM   #14
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No directions re: mixing. Anyone? This is a very moist, fudge-like cake (as I recall). Here's what my grandma wrote down:

Fudge Cake


c butter (melted)
1 c brown sugar
1 egg (unbeaten)
2 T cocoa
c flour
c nut meats
vanilla
Directions:
1. Use a 9” square pan and cook for 15 minutes in a moderate oven.
2. Make uncooked cocoa icing and ice cake while warm.

Anyone want to take a stab at how the ingredients are combined?

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:20 AM   #15
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Stir butter into the brown sugar, beat in egg and vanilla, sift flour, cocoa and stir in,
add nuts.

or even add the nuts to the sugar and butter to stir in. I would try to keep the mixing of the flour to a minimum.
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Stir butter into the brown sugar, beat in egg and vanilla, sift flour, cocoa and stir in,
add nuts.

or even add the nuts to the sugar and butter to stir in. I would try to keep the mixing of the flour to a minimum.
I'm giving it a try this weekend. As I recall, she used an 8" x 8" pyrex dish...and she'd grease and flour it--bake at 350. It was really, really rich and very, very good.
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It sounds rich and wonderful!
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Here's another one, on a 2" x 2" square scrap of paper:

1-1/2 c B sugar (that would be brown sugar)
3/4 c shortening
3 eggs
1-1/2 c S. milk (that would be sour milk)
1-1/2 c w. flour (not sure? wholewheat flour?)
1-1/2 c m. flour (not sure....)
1-1/2 tsp soda (that would be baking soda)
Dates

Could this be Date squares? Date cookies?
Could the c m. flour be corn meal flour?

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No directions re: mixing. Anyone? This is a very moist, fudge-like cake (as I recall). Here's what my grandma wrote down:

Fudge Cake


c butter (melted)
1 c brown sugar
1 egg (unbeaten)
2 T cocoa
c flour
c nut meats
vanilla
Directions:
1. Use a 9 square pan and cook for 15 minutes in a moderate oven.
2. Make uncooked cocoa icing and ice cake while warm.

Anyone want to take a stab at how the ingredients are combined?

Thanks!
Many of my Danish recipes call for beating the egg with the sugar until light.

I would mix the cocoa with the flour and then add the nuts. I would alternate mixing the butter and flour/cocoa/nut mix into the egg/sugar mix.

No levening?
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:16 AM   #19
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Could the c m. flour be corn meal flour?


Many of my Danish recipes call for beating the egg with the sugar until light.

I would mix the cocoa with the flour and then add the nuts. I would alternate mixing the butter and flour/cocoa/nut mix into the egg/sugar mix.

No levening?
that was 1 1/2 c (cups) m. flour
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Could be millet flour.
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