I don’t cook, but I look at this recipe for Russian Cream nearly every day.
My mother framed it and gave it to me. It was written by her mother, my Gramma Jennie. Some day it will belong to my daughter, her namesake.
On the back of the frame it says “circa 1945 shower gift card” in my mom’s handwriting.
Along the left hand side is the recipe. It was written in pencil. The paper has darkened with age and the pencil lines have faded, making it very hard to read. I can’t quite make out the very last part.
On the right side, opposite the ingredients and instructions my grandmother wrote “annotations” in ink. Rather than transcribe them, I’ll let you read them as she wrote them. (Click on the pictures to make them larger.)
Heat in double boiler
1 pt sweet cream
3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp gelatine (Knox flavorless) dissolved in 1 cup cold water
Cook in double boiler 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
Fold in 1 pt sour cream. Add 1 tsp vanilla, serve with preserved fruit.
My grandmother signed the recipe card this way: “Live life fully and enjoy your many blessings.”
I totally agree!
Happy Mother’s Day!