I somehow ended up as curator of the family recipe box -- which is an odd mix of Eastern European and American Midwest, with a dose of "hot damn, all our recipe-sharing neighbors are Italian" thrown in for good measure.
Some of them are rather old. And, uh, missing half the directions. (Like just what in the hell that batter is supposed to make? Cake? Cookies? Bread? Souffle? Gruel?) I'm both intrigued by and wary of the depression/rationing era ones, like this:
One Egg Cake
1 1/2c flour
Put egg in large coffee cup, fill to 1/2 full of butter, then fill to brim with sweet milk. Add this to sifted dry ingredients. Beat, add 1tsp vanilla and nuts if desired. Bake in 8" square pan in moderate oven.
I mean, with such precise measurements, what could possibly go wrong?Original post has comments.