Thursday, June 22, 2006

1920s Winning Grape Nuts Recipes!

After yesterday’s posting about little antique cookbooklets, I had a request that I post a couple of 1920s Grape Nuts contest recipes, so here are a couple of the more offbeat ones:

Winning second place in the Grape Nuts contest, earning this housewife $750:

Grape Nuts Raisin Pie

3/4 cup Grape Nuts
3/4 cup raisins, seeded and chopped

1-1/2 cups brown sugar

2-1/4 cups hot water

1/4 cup vinegar

3 tablespoons butter

Mix in order given, and cook for 10 minutes. Cool. Put into a paste-lined plate and cover with half-inch strips of paste placed half an inch apart. Bake about 40 minutes. The oven should be hot for the first 15 minutes and then the heat should be reduced.


Grape Nuts Cheese Balls

1 cup grated cheese

6 drops Worcestershire sauce

½ cup Grape Nuts

1 well-beaten egg

Mix all together and roll between hands into little balls, flouring the fingers if necessary. Put the balls into a wire basket and drop into a kettle of hot fat. In one minute they will be golden brown and ready to be served with your salad. These are especially nice served with fruit salads.


Grape Nuts Lolly Pops

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup dark syrup

2 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon butter

½ cup Grape Nuts

½ teaspoon lemon extract

Boil the syrup, sugar, vinegar, water and butter until a little of the mixture will form a hard ball when dropped into cold water. Do not boil too hard. Add the Grape Nuts and stir well over a low heat, then add the lemon extract. Pour the mixture on a buttered platter and when cold enough to handle wrap a small portion aroud a small wooden stick.

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