Jan 18, 2010

Gingerbread Update

A couple of weeks ago I found a page in my vintage magazine about the many ways to top gingerbread. (Click HERE.) It has taken me that long to gather the ingredients, but tonight's the night!

The original page didn't give a recipe for the lemon sauce, so I decided to look through my vintage cookbooks. The one I settled on came from the 1958 edition of Betty Crocker's Dinner for Two Cookbook.

Lemon Sauce

1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 cup boiling water
1 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind

Stir in water with sugar and cornstarch and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Keep hot until time to serve.


Quick Lemon Sauce

Prepare 1 pkg. lemon pudding and pie filling mix according to pkg. directions--except use 1 1/2 times the amount of liquid.

I'm going for the original one, although I like how they gave a foolproof option for the newlywed chef!

The gingerbread is baking as I type. I'm going to break out the vintage plates to serve this baby!


Renee said...

take a picture and let us know how it taste! I looooove lemon :D

Roxanne said...

Renee--I think lemon is another one of those flavors that has become less popular since the 50s. I think we should do our part to bring back it's popularity!

I'll try to get a pic!

weenie_elise said...

i love lemon...

I just made a lemon meringue pie which sadly my filling was too runny so ended up being a lemon splat pie...

Roxanne said...

Weenie--Were the directions for the Lemon Splat Pie in the "variations" section under the original recipe? That's good of them to provide that alternative... (Ha!)

Packrat said...

Sounds so good.

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