Boiled Raisin Cake

Boiled Raisin Cake


Cook until tender (30 minutes):

2 cups raisins

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. cloves

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 1/2 cups water

Add 1/2 cup shortening and cool.


1 tsp. soda dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water.

Stir in 2-2 1/2  cups flour.

Add 2 tsp. vanilla.

Bake 350’F 45 minutes.

Poor Man’s Pie

Poor Man’s Pie


Doris Blaser lived with Emma for a year after they were first married before

they moved to Salt Lake. Emma taught her these recipes.


Pie dough – rolled out.

Put cinnamon and sugar on dough.

Add milk or cream or add fresh apple – salt and cinnamon and sugar. Bake.

Corn Meal Bread


My mother, Doris Blaser, was raised in Durham, North Carolina.
She has this recipe of her mother’s (Vena Draughon) for Corn Meal Bread.

1/4 cup flour
3/4 cups meal
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup milk or water

Use a teaspoon corn oil and a Tablespoon Butter mixed.

Bake in pie pans or muffin pans.
Bake 400’F.