Wednesday, October 12, 2011

@JacobBromwell #Vintage Authentic Sifter and an Old Recipe Too! #cooking

So many things are just not like they used to be; sturdy, solid, simple and built to last. Everything these days seems so rushed, hurried and disposable, including so many of the products on the market. Honestly, we get real tired of rolling the dice every time we purchase a product. I bet you do too.




Jacob Bromwell is out of the ordinary. Established in 1819 with an idea to create solid cooking and kitchen ware, Jacob Bromwell creates products the same way they did back then and they are expected to last for generations. I inherited one of Jacob Bromwell's fine flour sifters from my father's family's estate. It may have belonged to his great-aunt Josephine or possibly his grandmother but in any case, it made its way to me many years later. I used to just turn the handle to feel how smoothly it turned the little wires inside the sifter. It was mesmerizing. Unfortunately, the sifter suffered during one of our moves in my early 20's and couldn't be put back together. I was thrilled to be able to review a brand new (yet oh so vintage feeling) flour sifter from Jacob Bromwell. As soon as I opened the box, I could feel the need to find some vintage recipes to try with my new sifter.


Inherited Vintage Recipe Box


I also inherited a recipe box that belonged to my father's great-aunt and grandmother's mother. Whew. Did you catch that? That makes her my great great grandmother. She came to the US from Holland as a young girl so seriously, some of the recipes are.... weird. Like pigeon pie. Care for a slice? Yea, I didn't think so. In this recipe box are booklets, brochures with recipes amongst the handwritten recipes and newspaper clippings. I decided upon a recipe for Apple Rolls - perfect for this Fall/Halloween season. The recipe is taken from Betty Crocker's 15 Prize Recipes celebrating their 15th Anniversary, 1921-1936, and is typed exactly as it was printed.


Apple Rolls


4 medium sliced apples (or 2 cups berries or other fruit)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 Tbsp. butter
Sugar and Cinnamon


METHOD - Select apples that will cook quickly. Peel, core and chop fine. Put sugar and water in a pan 2 inches deep. Cook about 5 minutes over slow fire. While syrup is cooking, make up a rich biscuit dough. Roll about 1/4-inch thick. Spread with the finely chopped apples (or other fruit) and roll into a long roll. Cut into pieces about 1 1/2 inches wide. Place cut side down in the pan of hot syrup. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Place pan in oven and bake until apples are cooked and the crust is a golden brown. Lift out on platter and pour syrup around them. May be topped with whipped cream. TIME - bake 23 minutes. TEMPERATURE - 450° F., hot oven. SIZE OF PAN - 6x12 inches. AMOUNT - 12 servings. VARIATIONS - Fresh cherries, blackberries or loganberries, or other fruit, are just as delicious as apples in this dessert. Canned fruit may be drained and used, the juice added to the syrup. Part brown sugar or maple sugar may be used in the syrup.


Finely Chopped Fresh Jonathan Apples from the Backyard

Making Biscuit Dough with Jacob Bromwell's All-American Sifter (you can really see the frankenstein scar on my hand in this pic, yuck!)

Dough and Apples Before it's Rolled Up

Slices Ready to Bake

Finished Apple Roll


In case you may wonder, this recipe was really really tasty and not too sweet, not too tart and not too much cinnamon. They were so good, in fact, that just a few hours after making them only 3 rolls were left. My husband said they were "fantastic". So, yea, there ya go. I'm thinking I'll dig out more of these recipes from a simpler time.


So now you're sitting there reading this and thinking "hey, I'd like to get the vintage cooking bug too!" and guess what? Jacob Bromwell is generously offering one lucky Artsy Chaos an All-American Flour Sifter just like the one we reviewed, how generous and fun too! To enter, just use the form below. Make sure your java is up to date and be patient, the form may be slow to load. If you are unable to see either the entry form or the GFC widget to follow us, please refresh the page and that should do the trick!



FTC Disclosure: We received a sample of the above reviewed product to facilitate this article. No other compensation was received. All opinions are those of the owners and editors of Artsy Chaos.

66 comments:



vmkids said...

My mom makes the best christmas cookies and will not share it with anyone. She also has these farmer cookies that are fabulous. SHHHHH she told me them but I am not at liberty to tell anyone.
vmkids3 at msn dot com



Aisling said...

My mother left me a wonderful fruitcake recipe. (Lucky for me everyone in my family loves having fruitcake once a year.) mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net



Aisling said...

I'd love to have a set of Wonder Shredders. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net



Michelle B said...

I have my mom's sugar cookie recipe that is a hit anywhere I bring them.



Michelle B said...

I would love to try the shredders.



nicolesender said...

I have my grandmothers handwritten recipe book from the 30's. The paper is so fragile and easily damaged. I plan to work on saving her recipes for my family.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com



nicolesender said...

I like the Classic Tin Cup!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com



Karrieann said...

Paul's Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until thoroughly combined.
Spread the batter evenly into an ungreased 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven. Cool before frosting.
To make the frosting, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners' sugar a little at a time, beating until mixture is smooth. Spread evenly on top of the cooled bars. Cut into squares.



Karrieann said...

...the classic tin cup is a gem!



Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Really love anything baked apple. Your recipe looks yummy.

Mine is a crustless apple pie. It has a sugar cookie dough top crust only. So easy and yet so good!

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com



Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I like the popcorn popper.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com



~April~ said...

We do not have any real family recipes :-(
april@pinebelt.net



~April~ said...

I like the Lexington hand grater... april@pinebelt.net



Sam Buck said...

My mom passed down a recipe for Chocolate Crinkles to make during christmas timr only...yum!



Sam Buck said...

I'd love Morgan's Famous Grater! We grew up with one of those...and I'm only 26!



~*AmberJ*~ said...

Chicken & Dumplings, Oreo Delight, Punch Bowl Cake, Chinese Hamburger



~*AmberJ*~ said...

I want the Potato Baker!



Shannon D M said...

My grammy always made the best fudge!! Lol She still does, I love that recipe!! shanniesok22 @ gmaildotcom



Shannon D M said...

I like the look of the popcorn maker!!!



Missy L said...

My mom's Turkey Stuffing recipe is very unique and I make it for our family now. I hope to pass it down to my own children- they love to help me cook



Missy L said...

I like the Authentic Potato Baker too



mtmomo09 said...

family style lasagna!!
mtmomo09 at gmail dot com



mtmomo09 said...

marshall rotary ricer
mtmomo09 at gmail dot com



Sunnie said...

Wow, those are some old recipes! THats cool is has stayed in your family, my mom also has an old recipe book. We make my moms tacos a lot.
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Sunnie said...

I like the heritage cookie sheet
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Desi @ Wee Share said...

to be honest, not really. I grew up on southern cooking and my husband and I have a different cooking style. I do miss my granny's cornbread, though!

Desiree
weeshareblog@gmail.com



Desi @ Wee Share said...

I like this-- http://www.jacobbromwell.com/old-fashioned-mini-grill

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com



tarter95 said...

I have a corn pudding recipe that is outstanding ...got it from a 1960's cookbook.
tarter95 at hotmail dot com



tarter95 said...

The popcorn popper looks neat as well.
tarter95 at hotmail dot com



Deb said...

I have a great recipe for noodle pudding from my grandmother that we make every year for Hanukkah and my mom's recipe for snickerdoodles is the best ever.



Deb said...

I'd love to also get their Marshall Rotary Ricer.



ferriz said...

we make fried pies from scratch. old family recipe passed down from generation to generation. cherry is my favorite.

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com



Amanda said...

my grandmothers recipes were handed down to me when she passed away.



Amanda said...

lexington hand grater , i'd like to try



Anonymous said...

Nope unfortunately I have no inherited recipes I didnt get to spend much time with my mother and my Grandmother I just never asked

trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com



Romapr said...

My mom makes delicious homemade cinnamon rolls. Thanks!

romapup at gmail dot com



Romapr said...

I'd like to have the Original Popcorn Popper.

romapup at gmail dot com



Jenn S. said...

My family has a great vanilla cream pie recipe that has been handed down.
jas8929(at)gmail(dot)com



Jenn S. said...

I would also love to try out the Authentic Potato Baker.
jas8929(at)gmail(dot)com



Cara Nitz said...

I have been looking for a sifter like this lately! How wonderful!



Deborah said...

I have inherited recipes but they were never written down, but passed on orally thru the women in my family. I suppose it's time to figure out exact measurements and write them down. asthenight at gmail dot com



Deborah said...

I love the Coloma Colander.



corey1971 said...

My favorite "inherited" recipe is my mother's pumpkin pie! (olomon@hotmail.com)



corey1971 said...

I like the "original popcorn popper" olomon@hotmail.com



Tammy said...

I make my grampa's chicken and dumplings!



dddiva said...

Love making holiday cookies and gramma's stew. Traditions are the cookies and Gingerbread houses.

Sherry Conrad
discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com



dddiva said...

I also like the Coloma Colander

Sherry Conrad
discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com



Sweetsillysara said...

I bake fresh bread on Sunday's. My grandpa always did and I inherited his love of baking bread, and I do it like he did, early in the morning :)
sarasarasweet@aol.com



Michelle Hagewood said...

I have a recipe for Fried Apples and Christmas Cookies that were my Grandmothers. I have yet to see or taste anything else like them.

boylaneely at hotmail dot com



Priscilla Benavides said...

I have inherited a lot of mexican dishes such as enchiladas, mole, pozole, menudo, chiles rellenos, arroz con pollo etc...

priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com



Priscilla Benavides said...

I like the popcorn maker.

priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com



calvad said...

I love to make italian cookies from my mother in laws recipes! calvad at aol dot com



erma said...

We have my Hubby's grandma's noodle recipe.
erma2167@sbcglobal.net



truwinner said...

My mom was famous for her spaghetti, and thank God we all learned it before she died. My grandma was also a great cook and one of her yummy things she made was wild rice casserole, and being from MN wild rice is grown there. Makes me want to go cook. My norwegian gram would make donuts and leftse'.

truwinner@gmail.com



truwinner said...

legendary bread pan or pike's peak cooling rack...so many things on this site bring back memories of baking as a young girl :0)

truwinner@gmail.com



susansmoaks said...

my grandma made a raisin pie that i learned how to make
susansmoaks at gmail dot com



amanda hoffman said...

we have a special tea we make
amandahoffman35 at yahoo dot com



Lisa said...

My mom passed down to me the recipe for her pork dressing that's a Thanksgiving must-have.
lafittelady at gmail.com



Naddez said...

I have inherited recipes from my mother & grandmothers including Homemade Banana Pudding, Corn Bread Dressings, Homemade sweet potatoes, just to name a few. Thanks! (Quanda)



Naddez said...

I'd like to try the Coloma Colander. Thanks! (Quanda)



Atreau said...

We have lots of family recipes but always share them!



Atreau said...

I would like the chestnut roaster.



ezmerelda said...

There was a cake my grandmother and great-aunt made and we could never get them to give us the recipe. I recently found out that it was a traditional appalachian wedding cake and got the recipe out of a book. I can't wait to make it for Christmas.

ezmerelda at mail dot com



ezmerelda said...

Fireplace season is coming soon to Texas and I would love to have the original popcorn popper. I've never had popcorn made that way, we tend to be a microwave popcorn family and I am sure this would be better.

ezmerelda at mail dot com



brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...still make my Mom's Irish Soda Bread, and Bran Bread.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com



Teresa said...

Wow, those are some old recipes! THats cool is has stayed in your family, my mom also has an old recipe book. We make my moms tacos a lot. sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com