| Homemade bread recipes from the recipe boxes handwritten during
the decades of the 1950's, 60's, and 70's.
I find homeless recipe boxes from the past, bring them home and give
them a new place to live in my kitchen. I prefer vintage recipe
collections. Here are a few free recipes from my collection and a few
vintage photographs that were lost in time.
I have taken the liberty of giving them new life here, on my site. I
know very little about the people in the photos, except they were
love. I collect the photos from here and there.
If someone has written a name next to the recipe or other little
tidbits, I will include them. These are recipes from our mother's and
grandmother's past, handed down from generation to generation.
You may find one of your long lost relative's recipes. How cool would
7UP, Coke, Pespie and Dr. Pepper.
Angel or Devil Recipes.
Beef Dinners and Steaks.
Carry In Dishes
Chicken, Poultry Dishes
Cobbler & Crisp Recipes
Dips and Party Mix Recipes
Fish, Shrimps, & other Swimmers
Gravy - Gravies
Ice Cream Recipes
Jams, Jellies, Marmalades
Lunch Box Sandwich Spreads
Pancakes, Hotcakes, BuckWheats and
Pickles and Picklers
Pie Lover's Page.
Porkchops, Piggies, and other Oinkers
Soups and Chowders
Vintage Recipe Books
1913 Baking Powder
Vintage Pillsbury's Recipe Booklet
Vintage Coconut Booklet
2 cakes of compressed yeast
1/4 cup of warm water
1 cup of milk, scalded
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
4 to 4 1/2 cups of sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup of mixed diced candied fruits and peels
1 recip of confectioners icing walnut halves.
Soften compressed yeast in lukewarm water, 85 degrees.
Combine milk, sugar, shortening, salt. Cool to lukewarm.
Add about 2 cups of flour, lemon peel - beat until smooth.
Add eggs and beat well. Stir in softened yeast. Add fruits,
Stir in remaining flour to make soft dough, cover with damp
cloth and let rest 10 minutes.
Knead on lightly floured pastry board until smooth, elastic,
6-8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turn once to grease
surface. Cover, let rise in warm place until double in bulk,
about 2 hours.
Punch down, divide dough in half, cover, let rest 10 minutes.
Shape dough in 2 balls. Place on greased cookie sheet, pat
tops to flatten slightly, cover, let rise until almost double,
about 2 hours.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Frost with
confectioners' icing. Decorate with walnut halves. Yield: 2
|Although I purchased this box at a thrift shop
in Waverly, Ohio, I found receipt in the back
from Enterprise Alabama belonging to Mrs.
The first recipe is:
2 packages yeast
2 cups luke warm water
1 1/2 cup milk, scalded then cooled
3 tablespoons sugar
3 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons shortening
10 cups flour sifted before measures.
Mix all ingredients and half of the flour into
bowl - add last half flour and mix until dough is
formed. Turn out on a floured board. Knead
for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place
in greased bowl, cover, let rise until double in
bulk (1 1/2 hours) Knead down and let rise
until about 40 minutes. Divide dough into 3
equal parts. Form dough. Put into greased
pans into loaves. Cover and let rise until
double in bulk. Bake at 425 degrees about 40
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Logan's Halloween Story -The
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|Everyone's recipe box or journal
was cramed full of homemade
bread recipes. So many that I
had to created quite a few pages
for all the recipes I have found
so far. This page has mostly
The first bread I ever made was
a recipe from a Betty Crocker
Cook Book. It a banana nut
bread. My mom's favorite was
corn bread. Of course there
were several recipes for pumpkin
breads . Perfect for your typical
over the river and through the
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