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Friday, February 29, 2008

"Your Home and You" - Circa 1962, Spice Chiffon Cake Recipe

Check out this gorgeous chrome Sunbeam Mixmaster that we've acquired! Lucky you if you have it in my fave colour, turquoise of course, although the pink and yellow models are pretty yummy too. Then there's white. This Mixmaster was made sometime between 1957 and 1967 and was the first Sunbeam model to feature 12 speeds and was the last of the classic models.

Okay ladies what time is it? Time to don your vintage aprons, set your kids in front of their paint-by-numbers and ready yourself for a bit of baking with your shiny new (vintage) Sunbeam Mixmaster! This recipe ("adapted from a recipe by Betty Crocker of General Mills") appears in a great book from 1962 called "Your Home and You" published by The MacMillan Company of Canada "for students of home and family living". Enjoy!
Miss P


2 layer cake, 350 F, 30-35 mins
2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sugar

1. Heat oven. Grease round layer-cake pans 8 x 1 1/2 inches. Dust with flour. Put egg whites and yolks into separate bowls. Beat egg whites until frothy. Gradually beat in 1/2 c. sugar. Continue beating until very still and glossy.

2 1/4 c. sifted cake flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. each, nutmeg, all spice, cloves
1/3 c. salad oil
1 c. milk

2. Into another mixing bowl, sift remainder of sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Add oil and half of milk. Beat 1 minute, (mixer at medium speed or 150 hand strokes). Add remainder of milk and ulnbeaten egg yolks. Beat 1 minute more. Scrape bowl often. Fold in meringue. Pour into pans. Bake. Frost with Orange-Butter Frosting, or use your Mixmaster for the Vanilla frosting!

ORANGE-BUTTER FROSTING (Uncooked) For 2 layer cake

1/4 c. butter or margarine
Icing sugar, about 2 c.

1. Cream table fat. Add 1 c. icing sugar. Continue creaming.

3 T. orange juice
1/8 t. salt
2 T. grated orange rind

2. Add these to the sugar mixture. Then add enough more sugar to make the frosting suitable for spreading. If you wish an especially thick covering of frosting, use 1 1/2 times the recipe.

FROSTING (Made in Electric Mixer) For 2 layer cake

2 egg whites

1. Put into smaller bowl of electric mixer.

1 c. sugar
1/4 t. cream of tartar
1/8 t. salt
5 T. boiling water

2. Put these in a saucepan. Heat to a rolling boil. Start the mixer at high speed. At once pour the hot syrup gradually into the egg whites. Then reduce mixer speed to medium.

1 1/2 t. vanilla

3. Add vanilla. Continue beating until the frosting is thick enough to spread.

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