There has been a copy of Betty Crocker’s Cookbook in my house for as long as I can remember. You know the one…It’s bright red, with white lettering, and regardless of the edition, features over 1000 recipes from green bean casserole, to New York cheesecake.
The first one I recall seeing was my Grandma’s tattered and well loved 1950 edition. Then there was my Mum’s hardcover, published in the1980s. And now I have my very own copy, the soft cover, with a spiral spine. (Of course I have my Grandma’s original tucked away safely for nostalgia’s sake.)
According to my Gran, recipes such as this one were a staple in war-time kitchens everywhere. Since fresh groceries were of high value, and often in low supply, it was common to bake with recipes that didn’t require valuable commodities such as butter and eggs. In modern times, baking without these items is more likely to be a lifestyle choice, or dietary consideration, rather than necessity. In my case, I often bake to accommodate the needs and likes of my friends. There are a few vegetarians, several vegans, and one who cannot eat too much protein.
And so, with its lack of eggs, milk or butter, this “accidentally vegan” cake recipe is easily the most well loved page in my Betty Crocker cookbook. (The drips of batter, and spills that adorn the page serve as proof.) – Tita Suicide (a.k.a. @Cupcakedujour)
Come party with SuicideGirls at Lo-Fi on April Fool’s Day. Tita, Bella, and Rydell Suicide will be hosting a special SG soiree to mark the closing night of Emerald City Comic Con. They’ll be playing all the SG movies while DJ Jay Battle spins local and old school hip-hop till last call. A guest performance by Seattle’s own Mello Drama will be the backdrop for a crazy evening with Suicide Girls from all over the world. Come one. Come all. Because the con only happens once a year! Come support local music and a few of your fave painted ladies!