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

Date Cake (untested)

This recipe is written in fountain pen in Grammy's handwriting and is attributed to Mrs. Shattuck.

  • 3/4 package chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups clour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • stiff egg whites
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions are very limited on this recipe:
  1. Combine chopped dates, baking soda, and hot water (probably to reconstitute the dates)
  2. Let the dates cool
  3. Add remaining ingredients
I suspect once everything is combined it is baked in a baking pan at the standard oven temperature (350°F) but I don't know for how long.

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