| 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
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 that be!
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, peel.
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 round loaves.
|Although I purchased this box at a thrift shop in
Waverly, Ohio, I found receipt in the back from
Enterprise Alabama belonging to Mrs. Ruth Garrison.
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 minutes.
|Read, "The Story of the Missing
Cookie Jar" by PenVampyre. A
delightful little Christmas story with
mouthwatering recipes for the most
wonderful time of the year!
Read "Santa and the Magic Key". An
entertaining story for the holidays, plus
recipes for your Christmas. A story by
Read "Easter and Where NOT to Hide
Eggs" Memories of Easters past and a
few vintage recipes.
Logan's Halloween Story -The original
story won first place in sixth-eighth
grade division of Southeastern Middle
School, 2005 by Logan Lyon
Food and Genealogy. A story By Robin
L. Wallace. Our lives, our families,
our very history's are defined by the
foods we eat.
Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace
A short story by Suellen Fry.
Memories of my father and his version of
Memorial Day Recipes - "For me,
Memorial Day was the day when we
went out where relatives were buried in
the tiny, local cemeteries and thoroughly
cleaned up each gravesite, carrying away
branches that may have fallen in the
Grandma Irwin's Story of Courage and
Swit Tater Biskits Recipe.
Homemade Remedies Recipes -
Recipes our grandparents used from a
poultice, mustard plasters, gargles and
|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 yeast breads.
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 woods Thanksgiving.
|Photo was marked August