Days Gone By - stories from the past

RECIPE WEDNESDAY – Gingerbread Lollipops – great recipe for Halloween from the past

From 1946 Avondale Sun (October – December BPonline)

 Gingerbread Lollipops

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1-2 cup milk
  • 1-3 cup vitaminized margarine
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3-4 cup orange marmalade
  • Garnishes and sticks

Sift, measure flour and resift with soda, spices and salt. Stir vinegar into milk, and let stand in warm place while you beat margarine light with orange rind, molasses and egg. Stir into flour mixture and add milk. Stir only until batter looks smooth. Fill well greased 3-inch muffin pans about 1-3 full. Bake in moderate oven (350º F.) 20 to 25 minutes. Spread each cake with orange marmalade and return to oven for 3 minutes. Remove from pans and make jack-0′-lantern faces on each cake with little candles, bit of fruit, etc. Place an orange or black gum drop on wooden meat stick or stick candy if available. Press down about 1 ½ inches, press stick into side of cup cake under mouth until it rests on gum drop. Push other ends of sticks into a large grapefruit or small pumpkin. Serve with hot beverage. Yield: 2 dozen 3-inch cup cakes.

Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past This book is a compilation of some of the funny and helpful tips from our past history. Some recipes and tips date back to 1770s. One or two sound a little dangerous and I would never try them myself, but I’ve included then in this book for their humorous and historical value. A few are useful, especially for our ‘green’ society today

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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