In recent years, we’ve acquired some very old family recipes that have been handed down through the generations.

This collection is delightful for a number of reasons… because the recipe cards are so old they smell like an antique bookstore, because we’ve never heard of the dishes before, because they’re dishes that just aren’t made anymore.

The first one I fell in love with was solely based on it’s name. Blueberry Boy Bait. How can you not fall in love with a recipe that suggests it will draw the boys like flies? The minute I laid eyes on this little index card I immediately had visions of great grandmother as a young girl, sweating over the stove in the hopes of attracting true love. Poetic.

Thanks, great-gram!

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Blueberry Boy Bait
  1. Sift flour and sugar together into a large bowl.
  2. Cut in margarine until the size of small peas.
  3. Measure 3/4 cup of this mixture and set aside for topping.
  4. Add baking powder, salt, unbeaten egg yolks and milk.
  5. Beat for 3 minutes at low speed.
  6. In a separate bowl beat two egg whites until stiff.
  7. Fold gently into batter.
  8. Spread into greased 12x8 pan.
  9. Sprinkle with blueberries, top with reserved crumble.
  10. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
  11. Serve hot with whipped cream or cold as a coffee cake.
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By The Restaurant Widow

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