Saturday, July 20, 2013


How long has it been since you heard the term "Ice Box"?  I can still vaguely remember going into town with my family and picking up the big ice blocks and watching Dad bring them home and carry them into the house with big ice tongs.  There was a door at the bottom of the ice box where he put them.  Can you imagine how inconvenienced we would feel today if we had to do that?

This is another recipe from my Marshall Township 1955 recipe book.  This recipe was submitted by Mrs. Don Fish.  Don was a local farmer and school bus driver whose children attended our school.  I can remember him allowing us to have class parties at his farm and he would take us on hayrides in the Fall.

1 cake yeast
2 cups lukewarm water
1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp fat
1 tsp salt
7 cups flour

Crumble yeast cake in bowl, add water, sugar, salt.  Add 1/2 of the flour, then the melted fat.  Add rest of flour.  Mold into loaf and let raise until twice its size.  Push down and put in ice box.  Use as desired.  Make into rolls and let stand 3-4 hours.  Bake 20 minutes at 420 degrees.

(I wonder if it was really 420 degrees or if that is a misprint and it was 425 degrees?)

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