I made this old-fashioned coffee cake the other day. I found the recipe in my new $2 thrift store treasure, All About Home Baking third edition, second printing, 1936. It has the woman's name, address and phone number who owned it hand-written on the inside cover. Phone number is 802... lol The cake was really simple and dense. It's a dough, not a batter, which I thought was interesting. The kids gobbled it down, and ate all the leftovers the next day. It was really delicious and not too sweet. I used whole wheat flour or graham flour as they called it back then :) instead of white, just because we're trying to phase out white flour at our house. It was still fantastic.
Doesn't it have a fun plaid cover?
I like that each recipe has a quick recipe in the top corner box, and then a detailed step-by-step recipe with tips for those that need more help. I love all of the pictures. There are pics of each recipe. They're full of enamel-ware, wooden spoons and milk bottles. I'm sure I'll be posting more pictures and/or recipes from this book.
This card was inside. It's awesome. This book was originally .25 and the coupon expires June 30, 1938. What a cool thing to still have :)
Here's the quick recipe:
My cake was totally done in 20 minutes, so check early :)