Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 1936

Cold and plesant
Still zero weather trees covered with frost this morning like fairy land
Made a cherry pie and jelly tarts and a layer cake*
Done all the chores- and regular Saturday work-
Mother has been fine all day-
500 lbs of coal delivered
No mail today^-

Jelly or jam tarts*

*Another busy baking day for Irene! (Image & recipe below from

Jam Tarts


  • 3/4 c butter
  • 1/8 c caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/5 c jam
  • 7/8 c plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. To make pastry, sift flour, salt and sugar into a bowl, rub to crumbs, stir in egg and make a ball - chill for half an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and grease tartlet tins. Roll our pastry and stamp out circles, press into the tins and spoon a heaped tsp of jam into each.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

^So the coal truck can deliver, but that mail carrier didn't make it out. Interesting.

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Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.