An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Upside Down Cake




2 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

melt together in heavy skillet
let cool

1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup pastry flour
1 teaspoon melted shorting
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 slices of pineapple (drained)

beat egg till light
add sugar and beat well
sift flour and B.P.
and add alternately with milk and vanilla

arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar mixture
cover with batter and bake in moderate oven 20 min.

serves 6


Sometimes Aunt Pit didn't tell us the exact oven temperatures. Here's a cheat sheet.
Cool oven 250F
Slow oven 250350F
Moderate oven 350375F
Hot oven 375450F



Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2020
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