Rediscovering an old recipe is like finding a family heirloom in your attic that you never knew existed before. The excitement of the discovery is equally as fun as uncovering the story behind the found treasure. I’ve been exploring vintage Betty Crocker recipes lately and have found some little treasures with lovely old stories surrounding them. Here are a few I’ve made recently:
This simple egg and gravy dish was a commonly taught dish in home ec classes around the turn of the century. Ladies had to learn how to hard cook an egg, make a white gravy, fold ingredients, slice toast into perfect points, and shred or grate egg yolks making them into a finishing garnish. After learning these standard cooking procedures women would be more ready to take on breakfast for their future families.
Though I must say the dish isn’t typical of what I enjoy for breakfast, the era tale behind it made it just delightful one Saturday morning. I could imagine my great grandmother perfecting all of these little cooking tips and getting excited to jump more into the adventures of cooking. Or maybe she was more like me and preferred something sweet and fruity in the mornings 🙂 Either way, making this recipe inspired me to jump back into my vintage cookbooks for ideas. You can find this recipe on BettyCrocker.com.