Early 19th-century Indiana Amish and Shakers loved despair pies, which were tasty and not too gloomy. Any sweet pie fashioned from larder goods when fresh, seasonal produce was scarce was included.
This could be considered a 'lacky cake,' as it lacked conventional baking materials. Butter, eggs, etc. Yet this inventive solution—known as a ‘chocolate Depression cake’—works.
While this may not be a great snack, peanut butter isn't sweet, so why not add some creamy mayo?
This 19th-century Appalachian Mountain settler recipe for yeast-free bread is smart. It rises because a starter is formed by culturing bacteria in boiled milk, cornmeal, sliced potato, sugar, and salt overnight.
The first carrot cake recipe dates back to 1929, but like many once-frugal meals, it became famous during World War II.
Although it seems antique, this delicacy became famous as a rare treat during the Great Depression, when people had to use the cheapest and longest-lasting ingredients.
People searching their pantries for sweet delights come up with many great recipes.
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