Friday, July 24, 2009

Soy Bean Meal Biscuit

1 cup soy bean meal or flour
1 cup whole wheat
1½ teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon corn syrup
2 tablespoons fat
1 cup milk

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in fat. Add liquid to make soft dough. Roll one-half inch thick. Cut and bake 12 to 15 minutes in hot oven.

From "Foods That Will Win the War, and How to Cook Them", 1918

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Potato Biscuit

1 cup mashed lightly packed potato
2 tablespoons fat
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
About ½ cup milk or water in which potatoes were cooked

Add melted fat to mashed potato. Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt and add to potato mixture, add enough of the milk to make a soft dough. Roll out ½ inch thick, cut with a biscuit cutter and bake in a quick oven for 15 minutes. (If bread flour is used in place of whole wheat, the biscuits are slightly lighter and flakier in texture.)

From "Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them", 1918, by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss