Soft Drink Recipes From Outdated Time Soda Parlors

Prepare for some old southern recipes , like those Grandma use to make. My Uncle Clayton, a real Southern gentleman of the old order, was well-known throughout our space for his barbecue sauce I nonetheless use his recipe to this day and it’s the one one most of our relations ever want.

My grandmother Polly, now ninety five and still as sharp as ever, has slowed down within the kitchen but in her heyday she was properly-known for a lot of recipes, together with her old sorry” fruitcake.

Now I know that everybody thinks that their Mama is the very best cook dinner, however my Mama has all of them beat 🙂 Only a few of the things that pop into mind when I consider my Mama’s kitchen are the world’s finest fried hen, cornbread and fried okra.

As soon as I went off to varsity, my Mama typically shipped me care packages along with her yummy tea truffles inside, and all my buddies old time recipes would pile up on my tiny dorm room mattress and eat them whereas I read the candy letter that came contained in the box.

I feel that a few of why i prepare dinner IS for these recollections and i do not care if it’s soooo ‘1965′ – in actual fact, i feel those are the recipes i enjoy essentially the most – it connects us to a spot and time in our own history as well as connects us to those that have handed on – those recipes hold our stories alive!

Burnt Sugar Cake

⅔ cup butter, 1½ cups sugar, 3 well beaten eggs, 3 cups all-purpose fl our, 3
teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon vanilla and ½
cup caramelized sugar syrup.
Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Add well beaten eggs and mix well. Add
fl our and other dry ingredients (sifted together 3 times); add water alternately. Add
vanilla and the caramelized syrup last. Bake in 3 greased 9-inch layer pans and use
caramel frosting between layers and on top and sides. Bake in 350ºF oven for 35
minutes.

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Lady Biltmore Cake

½ cup shortening, 1 cup sugar, whites of 3 eggs, ½ cup milk, 1 teaspoon
vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon almond extract, I¾ cups fl our and 2 teaspoons baking
powder.
Cream shortening; add sugar and unbeaten white of one egg; add milk very
slowly, beating between each addition. Add fl avoring; then add fl our which has been
sifted with baking powder; lastly fold in beaten whites of 2 eggs. Bake in square
greased layer tins in hot oven, about 15 minutes. Use desired fi lling and cover top
and sides of cake with white icing.

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Loaf Hickory Nut Cake

Cream ½ cup butter and 1½ cups sugar until fl uffy. Sift 2 cups cake fl our with
2 teaspoons baking powder and ¼ teaspoon salt. Add alternately with ¾ cup milk;
beat well after each addition. Add 1 cup chopped hickory nuts, then fold in 4 stiffl y
beaten egg whites. Pour into buttered cake pan and bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes.

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Tilden Cake

1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 3 cups fl our, ½ cup cornstarch, 2 teaspoons
baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 cup milk and 2 teaspoons lemon extract.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Sift dry
ingredients together and add alternately with milk. Add lemon extract. Bake in two
9-inch layer cake pans at 350ºF for 30-40 minutes.
(A glimpse into history reveals that Samuel J. Tilden, Democratic candidate for
President in 1876, lost to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes by one electoral vote. Mr.
Tilden was prominent enough to have a cake named for him.)

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Scripture Cake

1 cup Judges 5:25, 3½ cups of Exodus 29:2, 2 cups of Nahum 3:12, 1 cup
Genesis 24:17, 1 teaspoon of Exodus 16:31, 2 cups of Jeremiah 6:20, 2 cups of
Samuel 30:12, 1 cup of Numbers 17:8, 6 cups of Isaiah 10:14, 1 pinch of Leviticus
2:13 and 3 teaspoons of Amos 8:14. Season to taste with 1 Kings 10:2, follow
Solomon’s prescription for a good boy in Proverbs 23:14 and bake.
Each scripture verse contains one or more ingredients used in making a cake.
Follow carefully.

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Grandma’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

10 eggs (1 pound), 2 cups (1 pound) butter, 2 cups (1 pound) sugar and 4
cups (1 pound) fl our.
Beat the yolks and whites separately. Cream the butter, cream and sugar. Add
egg yolks and mix well. Add stiffl y beaten egg whites alternately with fl our. Long
beating of air into this mixture is the success of the cake. Bake for 2 hours; begin
baking in warm oven, gradually increasing the heat to moderate.

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Molasses Cake

1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon bread (baking) soda, 1 cup
molasses, 3 cups fl our, 1 teaspoon ginger, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon ground
cloves and 1 cup milk.
Cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs. Add soda to molasses. Sift dry
ingredients together. Add alternately milk, molasses and dry ingredients to butter,
sugar and egg mixture. Bake in large loaf pan for 45 minutes at 350ºF.

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