For this weeks Flashback we're headed to 1935! And that's wayback :-) In fact it was the year my parents were born. At some point I picked up a weathered and well used cookbook at a garage sale. I often take it down and browse through it, but had never made it anything from it until this past weekend.
I'm not sure who Ida was or what a Service book is, but it has some pretty yummy sounding recipes in it. And some really great offers..look at all you could get for $1.00 in 1935. Take a peek at the Raspberry Roll recipe at the bottom left. I wanna give that one a try.
This Sunday was my husband Randy's birthday and knowing he loves spice flavored anything I decided to give a recipe from the book a try. Well...it isn't exactly from the book. It's taped inside the book along with lots of other recipes that caught the eye of the owner of Miss Ida's book.
What intrigued me about this recipe was the Raisin Cream Filling. Weird...but like a moth to a flame...I had to fly in closer.... And here is the filling in all its glory. It has a familiar taste, but I can't put my finger on where I would have tasted such a thing before. It's good though!
The cake itself was pretty good too although I think I'd use an extra egg next time to make it a little moister.
Most importantly though is that Randy (my nonsweeteater) liked it! Happy Birthday Dear! The cake part is very similar to the Tomato Soup cake he often requests. Not exactly a beauty...but it made a nice presentation too.
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