January 23, 2022

From my Grandmother's Recipe Box - Homemade Grape Nuts

I explained in a previous post how I came to own an old metal recipe box that was my grandmother's.  I had this box in my possession for a few years before she passed away in the spring of 2017.  However, I hadn't used the recipes in it much as I didn't want to keep touching them and flipping through them as some are so brittle.

Some are 'newer' meaning; gathered in the 1970's but many are from the late 1940's and are handwritten - a couple in blobbed ink - and many are so faded I can barely decipher them.

I was going through them about 5 years ago (Fall of 2017 I think) and lamenting the fact many are ripped and edges breaking off the brittle cards - and it suddenly hit me; I need to take a picture of the card and type out the recipe on my site so they are 'saved' not only for me but for my three kids (all of whom love to cook and bake!).  

That is how and why I started to post some of my Grandmother's vintage recipes and photos of her recipe cards.  I've not continued this very often through the previous 2 years as... life... got in the way.  But I hope to keep adding some here and there throughout 2022.  Best laid plans and all that... ha.  



Homemade Grape Nuts

3 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup dark syrup
2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt

Mix well and bake in a slow oven.  Cool.  Cut in squares and dry in oven.  When it is good and dry, grind it.

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