Questions tagged [vintage-cooking]

Questions about making dishes from older cookbooks, or using antiquated cooking techniques or equipment. Primarily refers to dishes and techniques of the last 150 years, as opposed to the History and Food History tags which can explore much earlier periods.

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'Sweet milk' substitute in an old recipe

I have an old pancake recipe (circa 1930) that I would like to try. However it includes as an ingredient "sweet milk." Having never seen such a thing in stores. I'm trying to find the best ...
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Mystery ingredient in cookies with cream tartar

The attached picture is of a cookie recipe from my grandmother who passed a year ago. I would like to make the cookies, especially since they share my daughter's name, but there is one ingredient that ...
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How much is "1-2 cents worth" of yeast in an old recipe?

I'm looking through an old cookbook, ''The Art of German Cooking and Baking'' by Lina Meier (2nd Ed., 1922, Milwaukee, file on wikipedia). There is a recipe for waffles here which calls for "1-2 cents ...
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