Friday, March 16, 2012

Going Through the Era's // Baking Thursday {1940s}

Well, here is yesterday post for GTTE's Baking Thursday. I made some fudge cookies that taste amazing for the 1940s!! In fact, they taste more like brownies than cookies. I'll definitely be making this recipe again sometime soon.

College Fudge Squares
Favorite Recipes For Country Kitchens c. 1945

1/2 Cups Sifted Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/3 Cup Shortening
2 Squares Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate, melted {I used 6TBSP Chocolate Powder + 2TBSP Butter}
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs, well beaten
1/4 Cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
  • Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and salt, and sift again.
  • Add shortening to melted chocolate and mix well.
  • Add sugar gradually to eggs, beating thoroughly; then add chocolate mixture and blend.
  • Fold in flour mixture. Add milk and vanilla, mix well.
  • Bake in greased pan, 9x9x2 inches , in slow oven (325 F.) 35 minutes, or until done. {Stick a toothpick in the center & see if it comes out clean.}
  • Remove from pan and cool. Cut in squares. Makes about 16 squares.

Sorry, this post wasn't up last night. But we went to the screening of Sound of The Spirit {FB page} which all of us kids but the youngest, helped build the bedroom set last summer. And by the time we got home & I tried the fudge cookies out {I had to taste them out before sharing the recipe with y'all}, and got on my computer to do this post. I just started falling asleep. So I delayed writing my post & just went to bed. *grin* I'm sure y'all don't mind.

Now, what did y'all cook up this week for the 1940s?


  1. Ashley, it was worth the wait! I just linked up~

  2. So going to try that!

  3. I made honey biscuits from a 1943 German magazine. Father was amused, because I used a substitute for the wartime substitutes from the recipe - I used real honey instead of artificial one. :-)
    I'm definitely also going to make them again soon.

    I wonder how big the squares of chocolate from your recipe are supposed to be? I'd definitely use chocolate myself, but how much exactly?
    It's the kind of thing that's very popular in the Czech Republic, by the way - poured into a tin, baked that way and then cut into squares. We make all sorts of desserts this way here.

  4. @Hana - Marmota That's one fun thing about using WWII recipes, using the real thing instead of the wartime substitutes. :)

    Each square of chocolate is one ounce here in the United States.

  5. I am now starving. Thanks a ton. :P LOL

  6. Hi Ashley!
    I co-edit a blog called Reflections of Grace, with a sweet friend of mine, Johanna and I was working on our monthly recipe post and I decided on the theme chocolate. :D I was wondering if I might re-post your recipe and picture {I'd be sure and give you the credit and a link to the original post, of course} If you could let me know asap {just reply via comment} then that would be wonderful! Thanks!

  7. I enjoyed finding your blog today! Glad you like old-fashioned things!


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