Subject: 1960s angel biscuits
Date: 8/23/2021, 8:26 AM
On 8/22/2021 8:57 PM, Libby wrote:
Angel Biscuits from the 1960s and earlier
This "angel biscuits" recipe was published in the "Hints from Heloise" newspaper column in the 1960s:
Subject: Re: Recipe Request
Date: 8/23/2021, 8:56 AM
On 8/22/2021 9:01 PM, Libby wrote:
Mandarin Orange Congealed Salad with a cream cheese layer from the 1960s
No success with this.
Libby, the problem that I am finding with these requests of yours for recipes from the 1960s is that there
are rarely (almost never, in fact) dates given in recipes.
There are several recipes for each of your requests on the web, and they may be called "old fashioned" or
"old" or "Grandma's", but they don't give a specific date, and if you read the text of the recipes that
seem to be old ones, most of them are not the original recipe - they have been updated for the modern cook.
If you must have recipes for these things that are verifiably from the 1960s or before, then you will just
have to Google each recipe title and go and check each one personally. Your best bet might be to obtain a
copy of "The Joy of Cooking," or "The Betty Crocker Cookbook" or "The Good Housekeeping Cookbook" that was
published in the 1960s or before. If you do that, then every recipe in the book will be older than the 1960s.
("The Joy of Cooking" was first published in 1937). You might find those cookbooks for sale at used book
outlets on the web, or you might just go to your local library and look there for cookbooks published in the
sixties or before.
Sorry to disappoint you, but I cannot spend the time necessary to go and check each recipe that is on the
web for these things to try to find one that has a date and that's dated in the 1950s or 1960s.
I will, however, post your requests for reader input. Perhaps one of my readers can help.
Subject: raisin pie
Date: 8/23/2021, 9:04 AM
On 8/22/2021 9:05 PM, Libby wrote:
Raisin Pie, no top crust, bottom pie shell only, filling cooked and poured into
baked pie shell, from the 1960s and earlier, may have originated in the Blue Ridge
Mountains of NC
There is an old raisin pie recipe here: Raisin Pie
On 8/23/2021 11:24 PM, Libby wrote:
Thanks so much for the suggestions for the 3 cookbooks to check. My mother-in-law had
her mandarin orange recipe on the back of an old envelope, long lost. I'm gathering her
delicious recipes for the time when the family can safely gather and have a big dinner.
I'll know the recipe as soon as I see it. I remember her Jello salad had three layers
with toasted pecans scattered on top. She probably added that last Southern touch herself!
I use many of her favorite recipes, and I'm trying to retrieve the lost ones, too.
My children & grandchildren will get copies to keep the holiday traditions alive!
Thanks so much,
You might try this recipe for the Mandarin orange congealed salad:
Layered Orange Congealed Salad
It does not have pecans on top, but you could add those.
This recipe sounds delish, as well as getting closer to the one I'm looking for! The cookie
layer wasn't in ours, but it sounds so yummy that I believe I'll add it! I remember one of
the layers was orange gelatin with the mandarin oranges in it. I believe the cream cheese
layer used lemon gelatin. I always had trouble getting the Jello-mandarin orange layer to
set up without being runny. However, my dear mother-in-law's was just perfect every time!
Thanks so much for helping me on this journey!