Baking Contest in 1920

Bisbee Daily Review, Bisbee, Arizona June 2, 1920, page 6

We cordially invite you to participate in a cake baking contest that will be held this week under the auspices of Mrs. Nettie Taff, national demonstrator of WESSON OIL and SNOWDRIFT for the manufacturers, the Southern Cotton Oil Co.

Mrs. Taff is demonstrating the economical and delightful use of these products all this week at the store of the Phelps Dodge Mercantile Company, and will be delighted to have you call and see her use Snowdrift which is the product that it will be necessary for you to use in baking your cake for the contest. The following is the recipe that you will have to use, which is the famous LADY BALTIMORE CAKE RECIPE of Mrs. Taff:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Snowdrift (shortening)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups pastry flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon extract, lemon or vanilla

Cream the sugar and shortening together, then add well-beaten yolks of eggs and mix until smooth. Mix salt and baking powder and flour together and sift three times. Add milk and flour alternately until all is used, then fold in the well-beaten whites of three eggs and bake in three layers.

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