Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Vintage Recipe Thursday -- 14th Weekly Edition Chocolate Whipped Cream Cup Cakes, Chocolate Chiffon Pie, Sliced Peach Turnovers

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers or your own original vintage family recipes. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?


I'm baaaack!!!

My computer decided to play a dirty trick on me and broke down without even the courtesy of a fair warning! Arumph!

Parts had to be ordered, motherboards had to be exposed, a game of Silicon Valley Operation had to be played, batteries had to be charged. Finally, the flat line gave a beep and was back online!

Six days, 15 hours, and 35 minutes later -- HAL, my evil computer wasn't counting, but I was -- I am at last able to return to my addiction of blogging, tweeting, e-mailing, and surfing. My withdrawals were just as strong as any sugary dessert withdrawal would have been, perhaps even stronger.

This is the longest time I have been off-line and it made me go down memory lane -- without even enough RAM -- that I have been online since 1991, I have owned a computer since 1989, used computers daily since 1983, assembled my first motherboard in 1982, typed my first mini code in 1977 on an Apple with 64k (the precursor to the famous LISA), owned one of the first computerized pocket calculators when I was only 6 (the sales people thought my aunt was insane), saw my first computer punch cards before kindergarten and drew my first baby scribbles on wide, green and white IBM paper with holes along both margins, a recycling hand-me-down from my Godfather's office when they upgraded computer printers.

For this week's Vintage Recipe Thursday we need to go all the way back to the days of the ENIAC, the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Calculator which was invented by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania and began construction in 1943 and was completed in 1946. That's it, in the photo below, taking up an entire room. No, I was not born yet! ;-)

These recipes were in the picnic section, so appropriate for our upcoming 4th of July celebrations! Enjoy!

Prepare chocolate cup cakes. Cool. Cut slice from top of each. Remove centers. Fill with slightly sweetened whipped cream. Serve at once.

1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup water
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
4 teaspoons gelatin
3 tablespoons cold water
2 squares chocolate
1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine milk, water, chocolate, and nutmeg. Combine well-beaten egg yolks, sugar, and salt. Add chocolate mixture. Cook over hot water, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth. Soften gelatin in cold water. Add to hot ingredients. Stir until dissolved. Add flavoring. Cool. Beat until light and fluffy. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into baked pastry shell. Chill. Serve with whipped cream. 6 servings. Submitted to Searchlight by Mrs. Walter Dean, Ontario, Cal.

Roll plain pastry in thin sheet. Cut in rectangles 4 by 6 inches. Place 1/2 cup sliced peaches on one-half of each rectangle. Sprinkle with sugar and flour. Add 1/2 teaspoon butter. Fold pastry over. Pinch edges together. Place in baking pan. Bake in hot oven (425 F.) about 20 minutes.

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  1. Here's my link:
    Glad you are back with us again.

  2. sorry to hear about the computer trouble, I'll have another recipe posted this afternoon, too (an entree this time, woo!)

  3. Both of those sound awesome. Sorry to hear about your computer woes - always so frustrating! Have a great 4th.

  4. Great to have you back! Thanks for sharing these awesome sounding recipes!


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