Craftsman Kitchen

We've combed the museum's collection of books for 1910s recipes that you can try at home! 



Reliable Recipes and Helpful Hints

Calumet Baking Powder Co. Chicago

Publisher: Calumet B P Co

Publication Date: 1914

Marian Cole Fisher

"A concise compend of tested recipes which make most delicious dishes, together with a compliation of helps and hints of value to every housekeeper."

This item is in the public domain.  View as a PDF.


     Ginger Bread

     One-Egg Cake





Ginger Bread

 Reliable Recipes_GingerBread

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup molasses

1/3 cup lard

2 eggs

3/4 cup milk

2 cups flour

2 level teaspoons Calumet Baking Powder

1 scant teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon each of ginger, cloves and all spice


Mix together the eggs, lard, sugar and molasses. Sift together three times the baking powder, flour, salt, soda and spices. Add the milk. Put together and beat thoroughly. Bake in moderate oven.  



We substituted honey for molasses, and Crisco for lard. Bake at 375 for 40 - 50 minutes. 





One-Egg Cake

One Egg_Cake_low_res

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 2/3 cups flour

2 level teaspoons baking powder

1 egg well beaten



Cream the butter, add gradually the sugar, then the egg. Sift together thoroughly the flour and baking powder, and add alternately with the milk to the first mixture. Bake in a flat pan (at 350 degrees) thirty minutes. 








Happy baking! 

28 May 2020



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