Recipe: Peach Cobbler

Line a deep dish with rich thick crust; pare and cut into halves or quarters some juicy, rather tart peaches; put in sugar, spices and flavoring to taste; stew it slightly and put it in the lined dish; cover with thick crust of rich puff paste and bake a rich brown; when done, break up the top crust into small pieces and stir it into the fruit; serve hot or cold; very palatable without Sauce, but more so with plain rich CREAM or CREAM Sauce, or with a rich brandy or wine. Other fruits can be used in place of peaches. Currants are best made in this manner:—

Press the currants through a sieve to free it from pips; to each pint of the pulp put two ounces of crumbed bread and four ounces of sugar; bake with a rim of puff paste; serve with CREAM. White currants may be used instead of red.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)

Recipe: Cherry Roly Poly Cobbler

  • Place in a mixing bowl
  • Two and one-half cups of sifted flour,
  • Two tablespoons of baking powder,
  • One teaspoon of salt,
  • One-half cup of sugar.

Sift to mix. Now rub in one-half cup of shortening and mix to a dough with three-quarters cup of water. Roll out one-quarter inch thick and fill with the prepared cherries. Roll as for jelly roll and then place in a well-greased and floured pan. Bake in a moderate oven for thirty-five minutes, basting every ten minutes with syrup made from

  • One-half cup of brown sugar,
  • Three-quarters cup of boiling water.

To prepare the cherries: Stone two pounds of cherries and place in a Saucepan and add

  • One cup of brown sugar,
  • Four tablespoons of water.
  • Cook slowly until the cherries are soft and then add
  • Two tablespoons of cornstarch dissolved in
  • Three tablespoons of water.

Bring to a boil and cook for five minutes. Cool and use. This mixture must be very thick.

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (Year 1918)
by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss