Monday, 6 April 2009
This little recipe box had to come home with me from the secondhand shop, but I couldn't think of a practical use for it until I saw Cicada Daydream's business card holder. Sticking cards in between recipes means I get to file people under 'Luncheon' or 'Pies' or 'Biscuits'. Which is funny, to me at least.
(Just so you know, the box is sitting on the new Post Office Rates book. I'll be raising shipping costs on some items in my shop by about 50c. US cents, that is. )
The recipes all call for Royal Baking-Mix, which is a mixture of flour, baking powder, salt and cooking fat that you're supposed to make up and store in a tin, ready to use whenever you need to bake treats. I can't imagine anyone baking often enough to use this mixture before it turns rancid, but this little kit was clearly used. It comes with recipe cards, cellophane sleeves to keep them clean, and blank cards for your own recipes. Apparently you could also get new recipes every month from Royal Baking Powder in Paarl. Tempting treats like this:
Or you could clip likely-looking candidates out of magazines to paste onto the blank cards.
Instructions, too, just in case.