My grandmother, Florence BOWDEN MILNE left us a spiral bound notebook, which I refer to has her journal. The entire notebook is written in her hand and was begun about the time of her marriage to my grandfather, Joseph, in 1906. In it she left a treasure chest of family information and wonderful clues to life back in the early 1900's.
TODAY'S FEATURED RECIPE
Orange Coconut CustardHere is a transcription of the recipe.
3 eggs slightly beaten
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teas. salt
3 cups milk
3/4 teas. vanilla
3/4 teas. grated orange rind
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1 cup 40% corn flakes cereal
1 teas nutmeg
Mix eggs, sugar & salt: add milk gradually & mix well. Fold in remaining things. Put into 1 1/2 qt. casserole, in pan of hot water & bake at 350° an hr. or until set.
6 cups sliced pared apples
1 1/4 cups light br. sugar
1/4 teas. nutmeg
1 teas. grated lemon rind
4 cups corn flakes
1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
Apples in 9x9 inch pan cover with 1 cup br. sugar, nutmeg & lemon rind. Crush corn flakes, mix with rest br. sugar & butter, sprinkle over apples bake 375° an hr or until apples tender.
I haven’t tried any of the recipes in my grandmother’s journal. However, I was curious as to whether this recipe or something called Orange Coconut Custard was still around today.
Here are a couple of sites with recipes with similar names.
Taste of Home - Orange Coconut Custard Recipe
Soft Orange Custard Recipe
These current recipes seem to have far fewer ingredients. I wonder if they taste similar?
Do you have a family recipe from an ancestor? I’d love to hear about it in a comment or on your own blog.
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