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Old 07-31-2012, 09:50 AM   #21
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I do recall my grandma using graham flour (and have recipes that use graham flour), but never millet flour. These recipes are from the '20s, '30s, '40s (she was married in 1919, so I suspect she wrote down recipes when she was first married, and then stopped). I don't know how available millet flour would have been in a remote community of 3000 in Minnesota 18 miles south of the Manitoba border.

I had the same thought--no leavening--but the fudge cake is more like a brownie...but very fudge-like.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:56 AM   #22
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...I don't know how available millet flour would have been in a remote community of 3000 in Minnesota 18 miles south of the Manitoba border...
You make a good point, but millet is the only 'm' flour i could think of.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:36 AM   #23
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maybe multi-purpose flour?
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That would be AP flour. I wonder how many different types of white wheat flour there were in a remote community of 3000 in rural Minnesota 18 miles from the Manitoba border in the 20s and 30s.
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That would be AP flour. I wonder how many different types of white wheat flour there were in a remote community of 3000 in rural Minnesota 18 miles from the Manitoba border in the 20s and 30s.
Probably not a lot. I will ask my aunt when I see her later this month--she's 92 and still has her mind (and lived across the street from my grandma from the time she was married until my grandma died). She might know. And, she still lives in that little remote town.
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It's sounds almost like mys sister's frosting recipe except she used all white sugar.
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It's sounds almost like mys sister's frosting recipe except she used all white sugar.
If you mean the fudge cake recipe, it is not frosting, it is a cake. I remember this cake very well.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #28
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Wondering if anyone recognizes this recipe my grandma wrote down in her recipe file?

Hairdressers

2 c sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
1 c powdered sugar
1 egg

Topping

1 egg with water, sugar, cinnamon, almonds

Sift flour, baking powder, salt. Cut in butter, than egg. Knead, chill 20 minutes. Roll out, cover with egg, sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar, and almonds.

I'm sure this isn't called "Hairdressers." Anyone know what it is called? Could they be Almond Crescents?
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Looks almost like a coffee cake type, quick danish type dough.
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Looks almost like a coffee cake type, quick danish type dough.
I was thinking it was a cookie...because of the egg + water being brushed on it and then sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar, and almonds.
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