Our Grandmothers were experts at stretching their grocery dollars to feed large families! At times, it was necessary for them to be very creative cooks - making do with what they had on hand or what was readily available.

Take a step back in time learn how Grandma did it - much of her knowledge can be applied to our modern households!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

"Excellent Cheap Cake" Recipe

1/2 cup Spry or butter (Spry was an early version of Crisco)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cup sifted flour
3/4 cup milk

Combine Spry, salt and vanilla.  Add sugar gradually and cream until light.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Add baking powder to flour, sift 3 times.  Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

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