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1920's orange short cake

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a recipe by
Jennifer Ellis
Pace, FL

200-300 F. = Slow oven 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 :(

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Ingredients For 1920's orange short cake

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
  • sliced oranges
  • 6 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour (seperate from the cup of flour above)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
    egg, seperated
  • 1/2 jar
    orange jelly

How To Make 1920's orange short cake

  • 1
    Place 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.
  • 2
    Beat 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.
  • 3
    Mix 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.
  • 4
    Use 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.

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