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- Most items that need to be melted in a saucepan can
now be melted in microwaves.
- A tin is equal to 1 2/3 Cups
- A Hot oven is 400 degrees
- Baking soda does not always need to be dissolved.
Better storage today makes it far less lumpy.
- Most flour is now pre-sifted. Sifting also used
to remove impurities from poor storage.
- Margarine, butter, oleo and shortening are often used
- Lard, renderings and fryings usually refer to solid
shortening. Inmost cases products like Crisco can be used. If you
want to give a hint of the old time flavor, fry bacon, drain fat into a
container and cool. Add a bit to the shortening in the old time recipes
to get the flavor.
- Unless stated otherwise, oatmeal used is not instant
or quick cooking.
- When a recipe simply calls for nuts, generally
walnuts and pecans are preferred.
- Tbsp = Tablespoon
- Tsp = Teaspoon
- For a 12 x 18 pan - use 3 cake mixes and bake at
325 for 55 minutes.
- All temperatures are in Fahrenheit degrees
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