Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Candy Recipes circa 1900...

Pictured here is my grandfather Lewis Hopping a.k.a. HOP to one and all circa about 1950 outside his restaurant in Yorktown, Indiana.  He passed about 43 years ago at the age of 83.  He had a colorful career during his lifetime, restauranter, bootlegger (hey, he had to make money during the depression!) and pre-depression he was a confectioner (candy-maker) in Muncie, Indiana. 

Recently I came across three pages of onion skin paper typed recipe lists I thought you might enjoy.   They aren't really Christmas candy and the quantities are HUGE as you might imagine for a candy store.  Some of these ingredients I can't even identify today on Google.  Happy Holidays to all  as we remember those we love and maybe there is a recipe on this list you can break down for the holidays...

I'm thinking of adding ONE final section to my pending cookbook for family recipies and putting these in there just for giggles...Keep On Eggin'