While rooting around in the drawers of the kitchen at a recent estate sale, I came across a Gold Medal Flour booklet filled with popular recipes from decades past. From the 1880s through the 1950s when the booklet was produced, it also shows trends of the times along with news headlines and popular songs for each era. Fun!
Here is the 1940s section . . .
And here is what folks were cooking up back then . . .
My mom was quite a baker and she used to make a mean Chiffon Cake. If you'd like to try baking one, here is Gold Medal's recipe.
A few more sweet treats from the 40s . . .
To see the ingredients more clearly, click on the photos for an enlarged view. Happy baking!