Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vintage dessert recipes: lemon ice, lemon filling, lemon chiffon pie

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

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We went to a fun 4th of July celebration, complete with flag waving, potluck, friends, a sweet doggy, of course fireworks, and lemons -- huge, lemons more the size of grapefruits, which made gallons of wonderful, refreshing lemonade. We were the lucky recipients of a grocery bag full of these huge lemons. Yum!

So what's better to post than a recipe calling for lemons? How about three recipes using lemons?

Here's a cool lemon ice recipe for these hot summer months, a lemon filling and a lemon chiffon pie.

Lemon tree art by Susan Rudat
Lemon Ice
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
few grains of salt
6 tablespoons lemon juice

Combine sugar, salt, and water.  Heat to boiling.  Boil 5 minutes.  Cool.  Add lemon juice.  Freeze.  4 servings.

Lemon Filling
1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
2 2/3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 egg yolk, well beaten
1/8 teaspoon salt
grated rind of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup lemon juice

Combine all ingredients except lemon juice.  Cook over hot water until thick, smooth, and transparent.  Add lemon juice.  Cook 5 minutes.

Lemon Chiffon Pie
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons lemon juice

Beat egg yolks slightly.  Add 1/2 cup sugar.  Add few grains salt, water, and lemon juice, or other fruit juices.  Cook over hot water until thick and smooth.  Beat egg whites until stiff.  Add 1/4 cup sugar.  Fold into hot mixture.  Pour at once into baked pastry shell.  Bake in slow oven (325 F.)  20 minutes.  Della Bowlesby Williams, Santa Paula, Cal.

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  1. That Lemon Chiffon Pie sounds great. Looks easy also. Even I could make that.Maybe. I have Macaroon cookies over at my place. Come over and have some.

  2. I think lemon is one of the best tastes of summer. Thanks, Joy!

  3. What I love this the LEMON ICE! Haha. I love it. My daughter loves ice and its one way to feed her Vitamin C! ;-) Thanks for the idea.

    If you wont mind I'd love to guide my Foodista friends to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!

  4. I love lemon desserts, especially those made with fresh from the tree lemons. They just taste so much better! All of those recipes sound delicious.

  5. In would love to try lemon chiffon, looks yum!


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