Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book

by Betty Crocker | Cooking, Food & Wine |
ISBN: 0028627717 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcliff1976wing of Regensburg, Bayern Germany on 9/12/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcliff1976wing from Regensburg, Bayern Germany on Monday, September 12, 2005
My mom gave us this cook book as a 1st anniversary present, and it has been very useful in the realm of desserts. Especially here in Germany, where native cakes — even freshly baked ones — double as projectile warfare implements.

It has a lot of history for our family because it's a reprint of the same version that my mother and her mother before her used for lots of family-favorite recipes. This is definitely a Permanent Collection resident of my shelf.

You can't beat it for unintentional entertainment value, either. It was originally published in 1950, and this version is very true to that one, from the pictures of the finished products (reminding me to check out to the cutesy (or, at times even sexist or chauvinistic) commentary from original submitters of recipes and advice from the authors to their reader base:
If you are a Good Mathematician, You May Safely
To make half a recipe: To double a recipe:
Use exactly one-half of the amount of each ingrent. Use exactly twice the amount of each ingredient.

Whoa. Call in the Mathletes. This could get tricky.

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