Posts tagged: Dorothy Dean
The holidays are here.
To help you plan your celebrations, The Spokesman-Review Food section is turning to Dorothy Dean, who reigned for decades as the newspaper’s resident home economics expert.
Look for festive, throw-back recipes from the 1930s forward in this week’s issue, which comes out Wednesday.
Mains include Roast Duck with Mushroom Stuffing from 1938. Sides include Creamed Onions from 1954 – along with an updated, more flavorful version that features a few more ingredients (sharp white cheddar, crisp white wine, salty beef stock) than its original counterpart (cream, milk, salt, pepper).
As always, find food-related briefs in the Fresh Sheet round-up, plus a few more Dorothy Dean recipes for desserts, appetizers and holiday beverages.
Too Many Cooks received a call inquiring about a misplaced Dorothy Dean recipe for Russian Tea Cakes.
Teddy Pulley, a home cook and baker in Spokane Valley, said she had been making them for some 50 years. So Too Many Cooks thought others might be interested in the favorite recipe, too.
Here it is, just in time for holiday cookie baking:
Russian Tea Cakes
(Mexican Wedding Cakes)
1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for rolling
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or blanched almonds
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts. Blend thoroughly. Chill dough several hours. Shape into 1-inch balls, mounds or crescents. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while warm; cool on rack.
Yield: about 4 dozen cookies.
Come see me at the Kitchen Engine this morning at the Flour Mill. I have goodies.
I'll be there with food and newspapers from 10 a.m. until noon today and 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
I'll have tastes of this Danish Puffs recipe (pictured above) from the Dorothy Dean Homemaker's Service.
I also have these vegan Almond Jam Thumbprint Cookies.
And perhaps I'll even break into this Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze.
I'll have copies of the recipes.
I can't wait to see you.