MOTHER'S MAYONNAISE DRESSING
1 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. dry mustard, salt
butter the size of an egg
Mix sugar, flour, mustard, salt, and add to the beaten eggs. Add boiling vinegar & butter. Cook in double boiler until thick.
Add cream to thin when ready to use.
CRUMB TOPPING FOR CAKE, RHUBARB
Melt 2 T butter and 1 T lard in frying pan. Sfit together 1 c. flour, 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar, and 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, & pinch of salt. Add to fat before it browns & stir until it separates & crumbles. Sprinkle on top and bake.
We never worried about the oven temperature - you learned to stick your arm in the oven to decide if it was the right temperature to bake bread, cakes, cookies, pies, or to bake the roast, etc. Dad occasionally teased Mother or Louise about any bread that had crusts that were a little dark.