Oh to be brave.

Gosh, I’ve just finished a new post, my first in months; I’ve been tired and other things that are of no interest to anyone even me, when the post, complete with pictures disappeared, Windows Ten, I didn’t ask for it. But I won’t be defeated by a little machine, I will rewrite this post, I will begin, again.

The Blu Ribbon Cook Book. Apparently it was popular as I have the 26th edition, priced at $1.95, “For Everyday Use In Canadian Homes.” Blue Ribbon at one time produced tea, and baking products such as baking powder and vanilla extracts. Like other companies, they produced a cook book to promote their goods. What ever happened to Blue Ribbon and where have all of our Canadian companies gone?

Delights                                                                                              Yield 3 dozen

A cookie dough made into tea-time size tarts, filled with jam (let’s revive tea-time, if only to eat these little beauties).

1/2 cup butter                                                                  1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sugar                                                                   1 teaspoon Blue Ribbon Vanilla Extract

2 eggs, unbeaten                                                            Jam flavour of your choice

2 cups sifted cake flour

2 teaspoons Blue Ribbon Baking Powder

Grease small muffin tins. Cream butter, add sugar and vanilla extract. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, a small amount at a time, blending well. Chill. Form the dough into small balls, and with the fingers pat into prepared muffin tins. Fill the centres of each with 1 teaspoon of jam (I used plum jam and apple vanilla jelly). Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Cool. Serve topped with whipped cream. (Or perfect without and even better on a picnic at the beach).IMG_2820


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