If a recipe says "untested"...

We want to post scans of all the original recipes so everyone in our family can enjoy them even if we haven't gotten around to testing each one in our modern kitchen. As we test each recipe, we will add our notes and photos to the recipes we do test and remove the note "untested" in the title. If you make one of the untested recipes, take a photo of the finished product and send us a note to let us know of your experience so we may include those in the recipes as well.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cream Filling (untested)

This recipe is written in fountain pen and may be Esther's handwriting. The number in the upper right corner written in pencil appears to be "67". This recipe certainly predates 1967 so this could be the date that Grammy made it later.

This appears to be a versatile recipe for cream filling to be used between cake layers or in pastries. I noticed that this cream filling can be made to be vanilla flavored or lemon flavored depending on the last ingredient. I suspect that many other flavors could be made by swapping out that last ingredient. I'd be interested to know if any of you come up with some yummy alternatives.

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups scalded milk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  1. Mix dry ingredients
  2. Add eggs slightly beaten
  3. Add scalded milk gradually
  4. Cook 15 minutes in double boiler, stirring constantly
  5. Flavor

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