Iced Coffee in Perfection, A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

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Relax this summer by sitting out on the patio, with an iced coffee in hand, enjoying reading a book and soaking up some sunshine. Doesn’t that sound great! Making a cold coffee at home can be simple and easy. Enjoy your favorite coffee flavor, creamy from the milk, and a little sweet from the whipped topping.

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Here is a tasty iced coffee recipe found in the Rumford Complete Cookbook. Iced Coffee in Perfection is on page 214 in the 1908 cookbook.

Here is my version of the recipe.

Iced Coffee in Perfection
Ingredients: 
1 pint cold coffee
1 pink milk
Ground cinnamon
Whipped topping
Cracked Ice

Directions: 
Fully prepare and chill coffee for it to be cold. Have milk fully chilled as well. Blend together in a pitcher and mix well. When serving, add the cracked ice. Top off with a large dollop of whipped topping. Sprinkle over top each glass with the cinnamon.
Perfect in a coffee mug……

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….or a mason jar!

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What a great way to enjoy coffee in those hot days of summer!

 

Apple Puffs, A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

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Add a little tartness and crunch to your ice cream dessert! These apple puffs from the Rumford Complete Cookbook are a great addition to a nice bowl of vanilla ice cream. The apple puffs have a slight crunchy outside with the inside a cake texture with bits of tender apples inside. When pairing it with ice cream, I also drizzled caramel on top to complete the taste. The apple puffs recipe is on page 97 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook!

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Here is my version of the recipe with some modifications for the puffs to take shape.

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Apple Puffs
Ingredients: 
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 apples, peeled, and chopped
1 egg
1 tsp Rumford Baking Powder
1 cup milk
Pinch of salt

Directions:
Mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium size mixing bowl. Add the sugar and chopped apples. Add the egg and milk and mix to a rather stiff batter. Drop spoonfuls of batter into a hot deep fryer and cook until the puffs are golden brown. Remove and drain puffs on a paper towel on a plate. Serve warm with ice cream.

I prepared these apple puffs and enjoyed with vanilla ice cream drizzled with my favorite caramel sauce to top it off. So delicious!!

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Chocolate Loaf Cake, A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

Need an easy recipe to bake and take? This Chocolate Loaf Cake recipe is great for that! I made it the other day for a snack carry in I attended and it went over well.

Simply mix everything together, bake, cool, slice and you’re done!

This cake is light, fluffy and moist!

One slice of the loaf is perfect for like chocolate fix too!

The Chocolate Loaf Cake recipe is on page 135 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook. Below is a copy of the recipe.

Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe Original

Here is my version:

Chocolate Loaf Cake

Ingredients:
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 c. milk
2 c. flour
2 tsp. Rumford Baking Powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 chocolate squares

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl beat one cup of the sugar with the butter to bring to a cream. Add the eggs, 1/2 of milk and vanilla. Mix together well. Add the flour and baking powder to the mixture and beat them into the other ingredients. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, add the remainder of the sugar and milk and the chocolate squares. Cook until chocolate is dissolved, stiring occassionally. Add the chocolate mixture to the cake batter and beat together well.
Bake in a loaf pan at 350° F. for 1 hour.

After cooling, you can also add your favorite frosting!

Pound Cake Waffles: A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

We love breakfast! Especially weekend mornings when we have no plans, a nice home cooked breakfast is perfect. Waffles are definitely a favorite for us and so easy to make. The kids love them too. When looking through the Rumford Complete Cookbook this month, I wanted to try one of the waffle recipes. The pound cake waffle recipe sounded good, so I wanted to try that. I will for sure be making these again they were delicious!

The Pound Cake Waffles recipe is on page 128 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook. A photo of the recipe is below.

 

Here is my version of the recipe with some updates, I actually made these waffles a few times they were very well liked!

Pound Cake Waffles: A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe 

Ingredients:
3/4 c. butter
1 c. sugar
5 eggs
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. Rumford Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. lemon or vanilla flavoring

Directions:

In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugar together and beat to a cream. Add the well beaten egg yolks to the bowl. Then the flour, salt, ad baking powder and mix together well. Add the flavoring you like and beat thoroughly. Lightly beat the egg whites and then add by folding them in the batter. Cook the waffles in a waffle maker and serve. One batch makes 12 waffles.

I tried these waffles with vanilla flavoring and they were so good! My family really enjoyed them. The flavoring just added a little extra to them. I made them another time and had almond extract and used that, which was also very good.

We will definitely be making these again. Breakfast or dinner (we like to have breakfast for dinner often) they are delicious!

 

Sugar Cakes : A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

These little sugar cakes are so simple and tasty!

I talked a little bit before about liking to make snacks for my kiddos to enjoy.

sugar-cakes1When looking through the Rumford Complete Cookbook this month, I had snacks in mind for a recipe to try!

These little cake muffins are delicious sweet treat! They are soft, moist and fluffy but yet pleasantly dense. Packed with a sweet flavor they are kid approved….my son loved these!

The Sugar Cakes recipe is on page 163 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook. Below is a photo of the recipe.

Here is my version of the recipe with some updates.

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Sugar Cakes: A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 egg whites

Directions:
Mix together the butter and the flour in a medium mixing bowl until crumbly. Add the sugar and mix well. Beat the egg whites until slightly frothy and add them to the dry mixture. Mix together well with a hand mixer. Pour mixture into a well greased mini muffin pan for small cakes. Sprinkle a small amount of sugar onto the top of each cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

The mixture was too runny with this recipe from the cookbook to roll out at all on a cutting board and cut into small cakes. I decided to bake them in the mini muffin pan and they turned out great! Mini cakes!

The recipe makes 18 mini sugar cakes.

A moist, sweet in flavor little mini cake. Grab a handful for a little snack!

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Oatmeal Sticks – A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

oatmeal sticks 2It’s back to school here in our town! The boys have been back for about 3 weeks! We had a great summer and looking forward to Fall. Looking through the Rumford Complete Cookbook this month, I was looking for something that could work for the kids’ lunches or a snack and I came across this Oatmeal Sticks recipe.

I like to try to make up a variety of snacks for the kids homemade here and there. This recipe is super easy and doesn’t take long to put together and bake. Double or triple the batch to have more made up.

The Oatmeal Sticks recipe is on page 120 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook. Below is a photo of the recipe.

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Here is my version of this recipe.

Oatmeal Sticks

Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup butter – softened
1 1/2 cups scalded milk
1/2 cup oatmeal or rolled oats
3 tsp Rumford Baking Powder

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder and mix together. Add the butter and blend in with the dry mixture. Scald the milk and then add to the oatmeal in a separate bowl and stir. Add the oatmeal/milk mixture to the dry mix and butter and mix together until well blended and smooth. Use hands and roll dough into sticks. I did about the thickness of a pencil, but a little shorter. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 425° F. I got 60 sticks out of one batch!

I did have a small bowl of flour to add a little to the dough as I was rolling out the sticks that prevented it from sticking to my hands.

Savory Potatoes: A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

Its garden season here in Indiana! Looking through the Rumford Complete Cookbook this month, I thought it would be nice to try a recipe using some sort of vegetable from the garden. We are definitely a potato eating family, so it seemed fitting to try a potato recipe. It sounded delicious and a great addition as a side to our meal.

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We are harvesting a wide variety of produce in the garden right now, potatoes being one of them. Each Spring we plant several hundred pounds of a few different varieties to grow for our farmers market booth and ourselves.

The Savory Potatoes recipe is on page 67 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook. Below is a photo of the recipe from the book.

Here is my version of the recipe with some updates:

Savory Potato Dish

Savory Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients:
6 medium sized potatoes (I used fresh new potatoes, so I used an amount about equivalent to 6 medium potatoes.
2 small onions
1 pint milk
salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:
Clean and slice the potatoes into thin slices. Chop onion into small minced size pieces. In a baking dish, create a layer of potatoes. Then sprinkle lightly with onion. Add salt and pepper for taste. Repeat layers until out of ingredients. Add milk over the potatoes to cover them. Bake at 400 degrees for an hour or until potatoes are tender.

These potatoes smelled delicious as they were baking and reminded me of walking into my grandma’s house as she was making a meal for the family. The smell of potatoes, onion, and pepper together takes me back to a smells of a homestyle meal.

This side dish was a great addition to our meal and will be enjoyed again!

Cheese Puffs: A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

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Looking through the Rumford Complete Cookbook again this month, I was looking for a different kind of recipe to try. I found this one on Cheese Puffs and thought it sounded good, so I tried it out. They are yummy!!

A great side to a meal or a fun snack!

The Cheese Puffs recipe is on pages 56 and 57 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook. Below is a photo of the recipe that is in the book.

Here is my version of the recipe with some updates:

Cheese Puffs

Ingredients:
2 eggs
3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. shredded cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. Rumford Baking Powder
1/2 cup milk – I decreased from 1 cup in the cookbook recipe, as it was too liquidy to fry.

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Deep Fryer to fry puffs in

Directions:
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and mix together with the milk. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt and pepper. Add the cheese and mix. Then add to the egg/milk mixture. Stir everything together well. Drop spoonfuls into deep fryer and fry until golden brown. Drain and serve.

These tasted like a fried cheese bread. The kids loved them too! We enjoyed them with marinara sauce and ranch dressing for dipping!

Quick Breakfast Puffs

I was looking forward to looking the Rumford Complete Cook Book again this month to try another recipe. It is fun to read how the recipes are written from 1908. This time I picked the Quick Breakfast Puffs. I always look for easy breakfast ideas for the kids, sometimes needing something that is “grab and go.”

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After making these Quick Breakfast Puffs, I definitely think they would be great for breakfast!! My kids loved them too!

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The Quick Breakfast Puffs recipe is on page 120 of the Rumford Complete Cook Book. Below is the photo that is in the cookbook.

Quick Breakfast Puff Recipe

Here is my version of the recipe.

Quick Breakfast Puffs

Ingredients

2 eggs
1 c. milk
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. Rumford Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs well. Then add the milk and melted butter and mix. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to the liquid mixture and beat with hand mixer for roughly 2 minutes. Pour the batter into a greased muffin pan, or add muffin liners. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes.

They have a light and fluffy egg taste and are so yummy! Cut in half and add a little butter or some bacon and cheese for a complete breakfast.

Corn Bread: A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

Reading through the Rumford Complete Cookbook, a reprint of the 1908 original edition by Lily Haxworth Wallace, has been fun to see the different recipes and how they were written for that time period.

I am excited to work on a project to visit some of these recipes and try them out. The first one I worked with is the corn bread on page 122. Below is a photo of the recipe in the cookbook.

Rumford Cookbook Cornbread Recipe

Here is my version of the corn bread recipe with some updates:

The Backroad Life Rumford Cornbread Review

Rumford Corn Bread

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp flour
2 cups yellow corn meal
2 tsp Rumford Baking Powder

Directions

Combine the eggs, salt, milk, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a hand mixer. Add the flour, baking powder, and corn meal and continue to mix. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 9 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 – 35 minutes. Cool somewhat before serving.

We enjoyed this corn bread with a bowl of hearty chili and it was delicious! It had great flavor and I think it would be a great bread to serve with soups, especially chili or ham and bean soup.

Rumford Corn Bread with Chili

I look forward to my next Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe to try.