Recipies of the Food Fair Fancies ~ 1937 Kansas City Food Fair

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1/4 cup shortening
1 cup C. & H. sugar
2 eggs (whole)
2 cups Aristos Never-Fail flour
1 cup tomato soup
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
2 teaspoons Dr. Price's baking powder
1 cup Ideal nuts
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon Morton's salt

   Cream shortening and sugar, add egg and beat well.  Mix and sift dry ingredients.  Add alternately with tomato soup.  Beat well.  Add the nuts and raisins.  Pour into well greased pan, size about 8x10-inch by 1 1/2-inch deep.  Bake in oven 1 hour at 350 F.  Has delicious flavor and unusual color.

Mrs. Helen B. Wolfe.

1/2 cup C. & H. Sugar
1/2 cup butter
4 egg whites
1 cup milk
2 1/4 cups Aristos Never-Fail flour
3 teaspoons Dr. Price's baking powder
1 teaspoon Burnett's almond extract

   Cream the butter thoroughly and add sugar, creaming until light and fluffy.  Add the flour, which has been sifted three times  with the baking powder, alternately with the milk.  Always add the flour first before the liquid.  Beat thoroughly and beat in extract.  Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry, and fold carefully into mixture.  Bake in a moderate oven in large round pan or two 8-inch layers, 35 minutes to 1 hour, according to size of pan.

Miss Virginia Euler.



   Dissolve 1/2 cup cocoa in 1/2 cup boiling water.  Cream 1/2 pound butter and 2 cups C. & H. sugar; add 3 egg yolks beaten; add cooled cocoa.  Then add 2 1/2 cups Aristos Never-Fail flour to which 2 teaspoons Dr. Price's Baking powder has been added.  These dry ingredients must be added alternately with 1/2 cup milk.  Last fold in 3 beaten egg whites to which has been added 1/2 teaspoon Morton's salt.  Flavor with 1 teaspoon Burnett's vanilla.  Bake in 3 layers


     1 1/2 cups white sugar
     1 1/2 cups C. & H. brown sugar
     2 egg yolks
     1/8  lb. butter
     1 teaspoon Burnett's vanilla extract
Cook fast until it forms soft ball in water.  Stirring constantly.  Beat until thick and spread on cake.

Helen Bloustine.

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups C. & H. sugar
2 cups plus 6 tablespoons Aristos Never-Fail
1/2 cup Ideal broken nut meats
16 Maraschino cherries, quartered
1/4 teaspoon Morton's salt
3/4 cup liquid and 1/4 cup juice from 5 oz
    bottle of cherries and milk to make 4/4
    cup liquid
4 egg whites

   Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and cream together thoroughly.  Sift flour once before measuring.  Mix nuts and cherries, and dredge with 2 tablespoons flour.  Mix and sift remainder of flour with baking powder and salt.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with the liquid. Blend in the floured nuts and cherries.  Fold in egg whites which have been beaten until stiff but not dry.  Pour into well greased and floured cake pan, and bake.  Cool and frost with white icing and decorate with cherries using strips of citron for leaves and angelica for stems in making the cherry clusters.  Bake in 8-inch square pan in moderate oven 350 F.; time, 50 minutes.

Mrs. Ruby Williams.



     1/2 cup C. & H. sugar
     1/2 cup cocoa
     1 beaten egg
     1/2 cup milk
Mix and cook in double boiler until very thick.  Let cool.


     1 cup C. & H. sugar
     1/2 cup butter
     1/2  cup milk
     2 cups Aristos Never-Fail flour
     2 eggs
     1/4  teaspoon Morton's salt
     1 teaspoon soda
     1 teaspoon Burnett's vanilla extract
Cream butter and sugar, add well-beaten eggs.  Dissolve soda in milk, add salt to flour, add alternately with the milk.  Fold in part one add vanilla.   Bake in two layered tins for 30 minutes at 350 F.  Spread with chocolate icing


     2 squares bitter chocolate
     1/2 cup hot milk
     2 egg yolks
     1/4 teaspoon Morton's Salt
     1 teaspoon Burnett's vanilla
     2 cups or more powdered C. & H. sugar
Place the chocolate in the top of a double boiler, add the hot milk, stirring and cooking constantly.  Add salt and egg yolks.  Stir and cook five minutes.  Remove from heat and gradually stir in the powdered sugar until of right consistency.  Add vanilla and spread.

Mrs. J. F. Meyer.

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