Monday, January 06, 2014

Vintage Recipe Monday!




Good Monday morning everyone!  How's everyone surviving these bitterly cold days?  If it gets as cold as the weatherman says tomorrow we will be breaking a record that goes back to 1918! 

So what's good to eat that will warm you innards?  How about some Corn Meal Muffins, recipe right out of a 1920's recipe booklet from Snow King Baking Powder.  I have so many of these little recipe booklets and the other day I pulled them out and decided I was going to try some of these old recipes.  I am glad I tried this one!
 
 
 
Corn Meal Muffins
compliments of Mrs Herbert. L Richie of Concord N.C.
 
4 Tbls shortening
2 Tbls. sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup flour
1 cup corn meal
4 tea. Snow King Baking Powder
1/2 tea. salt.
Cream shortening and sugar together until light.  Add well-beaten egg, then flour, baking powder and salt sifted together and mixed with cornmeal.  Add milk gradually.  Beat well and bake in a hot over in well greased muffin pans about 25 minutes in a moderately hot oven. 
 
At the bottom it says "This recipe won first prize for four consecutive years at Cabarrus Co. Fair!
 
 
Here is the deal with mine.  I add self rising flour only so I didn't use the baking powder or the salt.  I should have!  They didn't rise like they should have, but they were still delicious!
 
While these are baking I browsed through the booklet and I think it must have belonged to someone with a mischievous little one, because someone has colored all the cheeks red on all the ladies photos in the book!

 
These really do take 25 minutes to bake, I was worried it would be too long but they came out great!
Crispy on the outside and light and delicious on the inside.

This recipe is a keeper!
I can't really find any information about Snow King Baking powder on the internet other than they are no longer in business and tins of vintage baking powder cost about $50.00! 
 
Have a great day and stay warm!
 
Linda

7 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your corn muffins would be a perfect addition to some of my favorite soups. Thanks for sharing.

vintage grey said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing! Stay warm and cozy, and a Happy New Year to you! xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love to try out recipes in these old books. They are oldies but goodies. The "make up" on these gals is charming too. Have a great day.

Danielle

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love to try out recipes in these old books. They are oldies but goodies. The "make up" on these gals is charming too. Have a great day.

Danielle

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hee-hee- reminds me of the doodles on our old Pee-chees!

Our family loves cornbread and milk! Yum! ♥

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I just love old recipes! These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!! I love your blog header too, so adorable! Wishing you a lovely day! xo Holly
ps. I'm your newest follower :)

Jann Olson said...

YUM Linda! I love old recipes too. They are some of the best. Corn muffins are perfect with soup or just for a snack too! Happy to be a new follower.
hugs,
Jann