We haven’t had a Torte Thursday for awhile, so here is another old-timey recipe from Grandma G. This recipe dates back to the 20’s when Grandma still lived in Wisconsin.
Grandma has penciled in “Good!” next to this recipe.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup flour
A Little Salt
1 cup milk
2 tsp. Baking Powder
Sift the sugar, baking powder, flour, and salt into a bowl. Add butter to the bowl and rub into the dry ingredients. Add the beaten eggs and milk, and if necessary, add more flour to make a rather stiff batter.
Spread the batter about one inch thick in a greased pan. Sprinkle the top with sugar, cinnamon, and finely cut almonds. Bake 30 mins (probably at 350 degrees).
Notice how Grandma doesn’t mention what size pan to use, how much salt to put in, or the oven temperature. She does mention that this is an old German recipe.