Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Recipe Diary - First Recipe


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It's been a while since I've posted here and I think it is about time that I started back up. Last time I visited my Mom she gave me this old diary that Bubba used to write a lot of her recipes in. Here is the first recipe in that book.


Title: "mezes torte"= honey cake

Recipe So Far

1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 lb ??????
1 1/2 c coffee, cooked
Dry ???, 2 tablespoons
1/2 glass oil
4 ?????
4 c flour
2 spoons (Hungarian:kanal) Cocoa

Starting Point
1 c. sugar
2 ?????
1 lb ??????
1 1/2 c ????? cooked
?????
1/2 ?????
4 ?????
4 c flour
1 ?????

12 comments:

Samantha said...

Here are my ideas so far, added to what you already put in...

Recipe So Far
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 lb ??????
1 1/2 c coffee, cooked
Dry ???, 2 tablespoons
1/2 plus oil (??)
4 ?????
4 c flour
1 ?????

Brett said...

I think that must be 1/2 glass oil, otherwise, I think you are right.

Anonymous said...

I agree about the 1/2 glass oil. Just below that, it looks like "4 lefele sode." A lefele is a teaspoon in Yiddish--could it be 4 teaspoons baking soda? (That seems like way too much, though.)

Brett said...

It looks like maybe that word just to the right of it is related "aylest"? That is a lot of baking soda.

malke said...

"4 lefele soda" could be 4 spoons of seltzer. My mom, whose writing & recipes look just like these, uses "soda" for both baking soda or seltzer.

malke said...

& the title is "??? torte",i.e.: some kind of cake

aa8969 said...

hi Brett, i think the last item is cocoa.

Brett Harris said...

I think you are right, but what is the measurement?

k9ahura said...

title "mezes torte"= honey cake , last line 2 spoonsful cacao

Brett said...

You definitely got the name, and I think you are right that is a 2 not a 1, but I don't think it is spoonful. Maybe small?

k9ahura said...

2 kanal kakao = 2 spoons(ful) cocao kis, kicsi, keves small amt.

Brett said...

I see, kanal = spoon in Hungarian. Good one!