1920's orange short cake
325=375 F. = Moderate
400-450 F. = Hot oven
450-550 F = Very Hot
This was the way they baked in the twenties, and before that, sometimes after that, well into the 40's
I found this recipe on the web somewhere and thought it interesting, though, I haven't tried it yet. I plan to this weekend :), I would give credit to the author, and their picture, but I can't find the site again :(
How to Make 1920's orange short cake
- 1Place in a mixing bowl
One cup of flour,
One-half teaspoon of salt,
Two teaspoons of baking powder,
Five tablespoons of sugar,
One-half cup of water.
- 2Beat to a stiff dough and then spread on a well-greased and floured layer-cake pan, making the dough higher at the sides than in the middle of the pan. Cover with sliced oranges, cut into small pieces with a sharp knife. Now place in a bowl:
Six tablespoons of brown sugar,
Two tablespoons of flour,
One-half teaspoon of nutmeg.
- 3Mix well and then spread on the shortcake and bake in a moderate oven for thirty minutes. Much of the actual preparation of the menu can be prepared on Saturday.
- 4Use yolk of one egg for making dressing for coleslaw. For orange cake use
White of one egg,
One-half glass of jelly.
Place in a bowl and beat until mixture holds its shape. Pile on orange shortcake.