Thursday, March 6, 2008

Silverwood Spice Pie

IMG silverwood 1957

This is from a promotional pamphlet put out by Silverwood Dairies in Canada sometimes in 1957. It sounds like a custard pie with extra spice, not that fashionable, but it is sounds good enough. The Silverwood people feel that it would be an even better idea if you used their powdered milk in it.

Spice Pie (Using Silverwood's Milk Powder)

4 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups milk
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 Tb melted butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 Tbs flour
4 egg whites
1/2 tsp salt

Combine first eight ingredients, mix well. Beat egg whites and salt until stiff but not dry. Fold gently into egg yolk mixture. Pour filling into warm baked pie shell. Bake 40 to 50 minutes in 350 F oven.
*To convert milk powder to milk follow directions on package.

I like that last little hint. Don't, you know, try any funny business on your own, like mixing half the package with a tablespoon of water, or with orange juice or something. Just read the package! I guess they thought they had to tell the housewives that.

Also they tried to make the booklet appeal more to women by calling it Food Fashions of '57, like you would be stylish if you made their recipes, like Fried Corn with Sour Cream Sauce and Tuna-Macaroni Supreme. Very cutting-edge.

The photo is from the front page, which tells us that "more than 450,000 Canadian housewives have witnessed demonstrations which feature the proper balance of food for healthful nutrition, so necessary in our daily diets."

I'll bet you anything they are also showing them how to mix the powdered milk! They don't trust the housewives to read the back of the box!Nutmeg Pie on Foodista

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