Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 1936

Thawed and plesant getting colder this eve-
Snowed a little this afternoon and again this eve*-
Done all the chores
Stewed prunes and made apple pudding^-
Cleaned out under the oven this A.M.
Took Mother over to Anna Bowers and Iliff and I went to Ithaca-
Aunty has been fine today-
Rec'd letter from Mildred Searles.

Baked Butterscotch Apple Pudding

*Same here. I guess the weather is one thing Irene would not find too different in 2014.

^You'll never guess what I found. No, unfortunately not Irene's recipe for apple pudding, but the great world of Google spit out a recipe Irene would have been happy to try- Butterscotch Apple Pudding! 

Baked Butterscotch Apple Pudding


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/3 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced apples mixed with 1/3 cup brown sugar


In a saucepan, combine 1 cup brown sugar, and cornstarch, 1/4 cup butter. Stir in 1 cup water; cook over low heat until thickened. Pour mixture into a lightly buttered 10x6-inch baking dish. In a bowl, combine sifted flour, baking powder, salt, and 2/3 cup brown sugar. Blend in 1/4 cup butter and the 1/2 cup milk, stirring just until dampened. Stir in the sliced apples with 1/3 cup brown sugar. Pour apple batter over syrup in baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. 


  1. Reading your blog makes me hungry! I've no apples..... right - I'm off to make some soup instead!


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