5 whole eggs
1 lb of powdered sugar
½ tsp lump powdered ammonia (Also called Baker’s Ammonia)
2 drops oil of anise
Flour to make stiff enough to knead
Beat eggs well
Add other ingredients
Roll ¼ inch thick
Print with mold
Let stand overnight
Bake at 350 degrees until straw coloured
If you cannot find Baker’s Ammonia you can substitute an equal amount of baking powder. Baker’s Ammonia was used in Northern European recipes pre-baking powder. If you do use the Baker’s Ammonia, do not sample the dough! It’s a leavening agent that is harmless after cooking but your kitchen may stink a bit during baking.
I’m the one on the left. Would you believe my cousin next to me is only 2 months older than I am? His sister is a year and 2 months older. I think this was his birthday or Easter or both. My mom made and smocked the dress.
Normally when I bake or cook I’m very exact about my measurement of ingredients but it occurs to me that instead of channeling my Great Grandpa Alex on the party mix I’m more like my Great Grandma Hilda on my mom’s other side. She never measured.
That recipe was born out of frustration with the recipes on the box that barely if at all coat the ingredients and I like to be able to taste the Worcestershire sauce.
I’ve never written this one down before but I know what I put in it this morning. LOL!
This is my cure for a depressing day. Yesterday in the morning I learned Lady Olivia had died. Then someone at camps partner’s cancer had returned. Then I learned that one of my favourite CITs from Osito Rancho is in UCLA hospital after fighting ovarian cancer for 10 years and I know that other people I love are fighting their hardest right now to beat the demon cancer. I’m frustrated that all I can do is pray and listen and be there if or when someone calls and it hurts.
These men and many others in my family have served in the US military.
The first is my Uncle Don, WWII Navy pilot.
The second is my Dad, WWII US Army Cavalry. His older brother Frank was. Lt Commande in the US Navy and his little brother, Robert was a Navy pilot.
The last pictured is my grandpa, Carl, he was a WWI Navy pilot complete with leather Snoopy helmet that fascinated me as a kid. He was with the Seabees in WWII and according to my mom and grandma would be picked up in secret in the middle of the night to disappear for weeks at a time. He would never say where he was or what he did.
Mom’s side was 1st generation but my dad’s side has fought in every war from the Revolutionary War, James Robb to a cousin in the 101st in Desert Storm.
I salute their service and courage.
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter (1/4 pound) melted
2 whole eggs
1 square (1 oz) bitter chocolate
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 Tsp vanilla
Mix together sugar and butter
Beat in the 2 eggs
Melt over hot water 1 square chocolate, cool slightly and beat in butter mixture.
Sift before measuring and beat into the butter mixture the flour.
Bake the batter in a greased 8 1/2 inch pie plate in a slow (325) degree oven for 30 minutes.
The pie will look and feel moist and gooey but don’t on that account bake it longer. It’s supposed to look and feel that way.
Cool in pan, cut into 6 pieces and dish each piece into individual dessert plates. Top each serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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