Archie’s Recipe Book

Strawberry shortcake

Mix and sift flour, B.P., sugar and salt. Cut in Crisco. Combine beaten eggs and milk and stir in quickly. Turn into greased (10 inch) ring mold. Base Bake in hot oven (400 ºF) for 25 or 30 minutes. To serve, fill center with strawberry meringue made by beating together egg whites, powdered sugar and strawberries until mixture holds its shape. Serve with additional berries.

Swan’s down angel food

Sift flour once, measure, and sift 4 times more. Beat egg whites and salt on large platter with flat wire whisk. When foamy, add cream of tarter. Continue beating until eggs are stiff enough to hold up peaks, but not dry. Fold in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until all is used. Fold in flavoring. Sift small amount of flour over mixture and fold in carefully. Continue until all is used. Bake in un-greased angle food pan in slow oven at least 1 hour. Begin at (275 ºF) and after 30 minutes increase heat slightly (325 ºF) and bake 30 minutes longer. Remove from oven and invert pan for 1 hour or until cool.