Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rosebud Rolls and Very Old Cookbooks

Welcome to Vintage Show & Tell! I'm so excited about this new link up and all the great things that were shared last week. The cold weather always gets me in the mood to be a better homemaker--I guess it's just because I'm home more often and am looking for ways to bring my family comfort when it's shivery outside! Over the past few days, I've been going through my recipes and cookbooks and digging out some long-forgotten memories. When my great grandma Annabelle passed away 10 years ago, I was given a bunch of the recipes and cookbooks she had in her collection. Many of them are very old and lots of the recipes are in her handwriting, or that of her friends, with personal messages enclosed. What a treasure! 

A couple days ago, I found a recipe for Rosebud Rolls that had been cut out of a 1950s edition of The Oregonian. I tried them out this morning and they turned out lovely, don't you think? I've served them on the pretty tea-for-one set my husband bought me for my birthday. They're really simple to make. Just use your favorite sweet bread recipe (like one for cinnamon or orange rolls) and after the first rising, break the ball in half, roll each one out, and spread with jam. Then roll them up, slice them in one-inch slices, and place them in a greased muffin tin. Let them rise another hour and bake at 350. When I serve these to the kids in the morning, I'll make a sweet glaze to drizzle on top. 

My Grammy Annabelle stored a stack of newspaper clippings in this neat Hershey's Milk Chocolate box. This is the box that the company would pack bars in to be sent to shops for resale. Her family owned a general store at Shaniko, Oregon, so it's possible this came from there. 

Here are a couple cookbooks that were included in the collection I received. One is a Webster Composition Book with recipes and other fun things written inside. There's not a date on it that I can see, but the name on the back is not one I recognize---even though the recipes inside are in my Grammy's handwriting. It's hard to say how she came upon someone else's empty composition book---but it's fun to speculate! The second book is simply titled, Cookbook, and was compiled and published by the Mothers' Club of Burns, Oregon in 1926. My Grammy would have been about 11 years old at that time so I believe this belonged to my great great grandma, Tresa Baker. It's almost antique! In addition to recipes, it's got lots of lovely meal plans, household tips, and local advertising inside. The pages are pristine. I intend to use this a lot more than my ancestors seemed to!

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  1. I'd love to join but I haven't found anything else to share this week. I'll come back and visit the party, though. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  2. Great party, Sarah, and I've shared it all over the place.

  3. Oh those are all so awesome! I just made some rosebud rolls that I found from Catholic Cuisine and they shared a really awesome way to roll up and cut the rolls so that they truly look like roses.


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