While cleaning out my Mom's house, in preparation to sell it, I ran across a treasure trove of really, REALLY old cookbooks. I mean some of them are so old, they were actually copied on a ditto machine. Remember those? Unfortunately most of the really old ones had long since lost their covers, and I have no idea of the name of the book or the author, which is a real shame
Peanut Butter Bread
- 1/4 cup of shortening
- 3/4 cup of peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of sifted flour
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of milk
Cream the shortening and peanut butter together.
Add sugar and continue creaming until light.
Add well beaten eggs.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and add alternately with the milk.
Mix until well blended.
Bake in greased loaf pan in moderate oven (350 degrees F) for one hour.
This recipe makes one loaf
If you are like me, you probably wondered exactly what "creaming" is. Well, creaming is a rather old fashion term for the technique of blending ingredients like shortening or butter and sugar. The ingredients are beaten with the shortening or butter until they become light and fluffy, due to the incorporation of air in the batter. The air bubbles increase in volume while the item is being baked. The creamed ingredients serve as a leavening agent that make the baked goods rise. (definition courtesy of Wikipedia)
There are literally hundreds of old time recipes in my Mom's elderly cookbooks, I will be sharing many more of them in the future.
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