22 March 2009

Raspberry Marlow



I love vintage cookbooks and old recipes.  So I was so excited to read about the Everything Old Is New Again recipe contest over at the Domestic Muse.  I recently inherited an old cookbook that belonged to my grandmother, Norge Binding of Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook.  I love this cookbook!  One, it is huge, two, the copyright is 1945 so it is FILLED with vintage recipes, and three, my grandmother won this book for being the top sales girl on the floor of White House Appliances in Eureka, CA.  She was very proud of her accomplishment and of this cookbook.



This was my first time actually using this book because I am so afraid it is going to fall apart!  It deserves to be used though and it reminds me of my grandmother and makes me wonder if she had ever tried the recipes and what she thought of them.  Grandma, I made this for you!  It is very rich tasting, but perfect for a spring day.  My five year old thought it would be perfect in a no-bake pie with a graham cracker crust.  Perhaps that will be our next experiment with the leftovers!

Raspberry Marlow adapted from Norge Binding of Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c. raspberries (defrosted if frozen)
8 oz. marshmallows
1/3 c. dates, finely chopped
1 c. heavy whipping cream

Directions:

1.  Mash the raspberries to a pulp and add them to the top of a double boiler over gently simmering water.  Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until the marshmallows are melted completely.
2.  Transfer the marshmallow mixture to a bowl, stir in the dates.  Chill the mixture 1-2 hours.
3.  Whip the whipping cream until heavy peaks form.  Stir in 1/3 of the whipping cream into the chilled marshmallow/raspberry mixture to lighten it a little.  Fold in the rest of the whipping cream gently.  
4.  Chill until ready to serve.

33 comments:

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Mmmmm, sounds yummy! I love browsing through my grandma's old cookbooks - so much culinary history!

By the way, my hubby is from a town called Marlow in the UK. I wonder why this dish is called Marlow? Does the cookbook say?

Happy cook said...

This is a dessert which i really new to me.

Robin Sue said...

I love old cookbooks like that. What a fun recipe. They made so many good things back then that have been lost to us. We do need to go back and make some of these. Another thing I find interesting is that I will get a great recipe from someone and they say they got it in a current magazine. Then when I go through an old cookbook I find it in there. So we are all searching for something new (old)!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds so interesting. What an awesome gem of a cookbook. Doesnt Karens contest sound like fun.. I think I have my idea, now its finding the time to do it:)

Cathy said...

I have to agree with your child...in a graham cracker crust or a chocolate cookie crumb crust. That looks great!

Netts Nook said...

Now I am so hungry looks great Joie. Can't wait to try this one.

James said...

.... or on top of meringues. The simple things are always best.

Chef E said...

I love old cookbooks too, and just sent a 'Slow Cooking' one to another blogger than I noticed cooks that way.

Funny I remember this salad so well at my grandmothers house, she loved it!

Wandering Coyote said...

That looks great!

Bob said...

That looks mad good, I love raspberry anything. I bet it would be awesome in a graham cracker crust! I used to love using my moms Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from the 50s. It's what I used to make my first cake when I was 8! :)

Dietitian for Hire said...

very cool to find old recipes I have some old British cook books also thanks for reading my blog love yours, will post pics of trip Rebecca, oh I stay home with my lil daughter also, oh and congrats on the weight loss thats awesome

gastroanthropologist said...

Vintage cookbooks are the so cool. I love the name "marlow" too.

Debbie said...

I have to admit...I love stuff like this. It looks good.... something we would have on a Sunday at my grandma's house. :~)

How have you been?

Debbie said...

oh....and I wanted to tell you, that I was looking at your "diet stories" post and all I can say is this: WOW!!!
I am envious and impressed. It's hard to keep the motivation up.
You look great.

way to go.

Karen said...

Isn't this just typical of an old dessert... the color is beautiful and it looks so creamy and delish!

Reeni♥ said...

I just inherited a cookbook from my Grandma too. Yours has such history! The Marlow looks so lovely and yummy, your son's idea is excellent!!

Foodycat said...

That sounds really good!

Heather said...

how fun and retro! i love it! i love old cookbooks too :)

NuKiwi said...

I too love the vintage recipes and cookbooks.

I have one that was a wedding gift from my best friend's Dad and it has all of his margin notes in it! Fabulous!!!

Anyway, I'll bet your recipe would be delicious with other fruits too!!!

Rhyleysgranny said...

That looks wonderful and so simple. I agree with your little one. A graham cracker/digestive biscuit base would be lovely.

Varsha Vipins said...

Simple ,quick,yum dessert..:)

Elyse said...

Talk about a "tried and true" recipe! I love how vintage it is. And it looks like this recipe withstood the tests of time. It looks absolutely delicious!

Sam said...

Old cookbooks are so fascinating, this dessert sounds really good!

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

I love your old cookbook and it's even better that it's a book prize for your grandma. It sounds like it would be good with a crumb crust, or maybe you could just dip biscuits in it.

Emily said...

Oooh, this sounds great! And I love the name!

girlichef said...

This looks might similar to the recipe of my grandma's that I'm going to use for the Everything Old is New Again (diff. flavor, though)...bet my grandma would like this, too! Head on over to my site to pick up an award when you get a chance!!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

It looks so light and heavenly and sounds so delicious! I have a couple of smaller cookbooks my gave me that were hers when she first got married. You've inspired me to go through them!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a lovely dessert - a great find in an old cookbook and definitely one recipe that should be new again!

Sophie said...

It looks so light & so tasty!! Simplicity as its best!

Daily Spud said...

Mmmm. Marshmallows. Lovely :)

I love the old recipe book thing too. I was given a facsimile copy of the classic Mrs Beetons Book of Household Management for Christmas. It was first published in 1859 and it's an absolutely fascinating read!

MaryBeth said...

I love this stuff..it just screams summer!!!

Meg said...

Love this raspberry yumminess!

emily said...

Sounds wonderful and deliciously light. You know I am a sucker for vintage recipes.

Em
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