In 1939, Brownie Schrumpf served in the Maine Egg Meal Menu Contest. The winner would participate in the Cleveland Cook Off. While Brownie did not win, one of her recipes was quite interesting.
Makes a large cake and requires no icing:
6 egg whites
½ tsp. cream of tartar
¼ tsp. of salt
Beat egg whites until stiff, add cream of tartar and salt. Sift four times.
Then we will need ¾ cup of sugar and ½ cup of flour which is added to egg white, then add Tsp. of vanilla extract. Put in bottom of large angel cake pan.
Mix egg yolks, ¾ cup of sugar. Beat 3 minutes then sift four times.
¾ cup of flour, 1 Tsp. of baking soda, add to egg yolks alternately with ¼ cup boiling water; add ½ Tsp. of lemon extract.
Place by spoonfuls on top of other mixture and bake in oven 350 degrees fahrenheit until done. Make sure to grease the pan well.
Honey & Vinegar Candy
I’m always looking for ways to use some of my infused vinegars, such as blackberry vinegar, and this easy honey candy recipe fits the bill perfectly! For the batch pictured above, I used blueberry infused vinegar (made exactly like the blackberry version.)
- 1 cup of honey
- ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar ( or fruit infused vinegar)
- (optional) ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Pour the honey and vinegar into a heavy saucepan. Place pan over medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Adjust the heat lower if needed and let boil until honey reaches 300(hard crack stage)
Remove from heat, add vanilla, if desired. Immediately pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in freezer or refrigerator to cool.
Once completely chilled, break into long strips, then break those again into smaller, bite sized pieces. Store in freezer. These start off crunchy, but turn rather chewy after a few seconds!
Lumber Camp Molasses Doughnuts
(As made by Mr. Frank Crosby, Patten, ME)
Mildred Brown Schrumpf
In the following recipes, all measurements are level. Flour is sifted before measuring. Use standardized measuring cups and spoons for best results.
c – cup t – teaspoon T – tablespoon
3 t = 1 T. 16 T = 1 c 4 c = 1 quart
Sift together: 4 c (plus) sifted flour
1 ½ t soda
1 t salt
1 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
1 T melted lard
1 c molasses
½ c sugar
Add Alternately with
1 t lemon extract
1 c sour milk
Fry in lard. May be sugared lightly.
Looking for a use for all those potatoes you bought from our fundraiser? Here is a recipe that comes from our Board member, Dr. Marianne Sarrantonio