This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
Creamed butter Sliced strawberries
Powdered sugar Cinnamon.
Butter lightly thin slices of white bread. Cover with sliced strawberries, sprinkle with powdered sugar and a little cinnamon, and set the top slices in place. Serve at once.
Banana and Honey Sandwiches
2 tablespoonfuls lemon juice
3 tablespoonfuls thick cream White or entire wheat bread
Slice the bananas and marinate in the lemon juice. Spread the white bread with the cream and honey mixed. Cover one-half the slices with the bananas, and press on the top slices.
Cut stale entire wheat bread in very thin slices, then in finger lengths. Spread generously with creamed butter, and then with pineapple marmalade. Put together in pairs, and bake slowly till delicately browned.
Entire wheat bread Creamed butter
Butter the bread lightly, then spread half the slices with cream cheese, and the rest with the conserve. Press two of each kind together, and cut in any desired shape.
Cut stale nut bread into very thin slices; spread with cream cheese and butter beaten together and put together with orange marmalade; cut into finger lengths for serving.
Brazil nuts or pecans English walnuts Neufchatel cheese Entire wheat bread
Wash equal parts of prunes, raisins, dates and figs; prepare half as many Brazil nuts, pecans and English walnuts. Put through a food chopper - first a little fruit, then a few nuts; add a little orange juice, knead well, and pack into jelly glasses or baking powder tins, and let stand aside in a cool place. When wanted for use, set the pan in hot water, loosen the sides with a knife and take out the mixture. Cut thin and place between pieces of entire wheat bread, spread with Neufchatel cheese.
Measure equal quantities of raisins and peanut butter. Put the raisins through the medium-fine knife of the food chopper, and blend with the peanut butter and a little plain butter. Spread between slices of entire wheat bread.
Prepare sandwiches of full slices of white bread spread lightly with creamed butter, and then with orange marmalade. Toast quickly, butter and cut in triangles. Serve very hot.
2 tablespoonfuls orange juice 1 teaspoonful lemon juice
Butter thin crackers About 1 cupful sifted confectioner's sugar
Mix together the fruit juices. Stir in the confectioner's sugar and mix thoroughly. Heat butter thin crackers in the oven till crisp, cool and spread lightly with the filling. Press together in pairs.
Stale white bread 2 tablespoonfuls hot water 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls cocoa Confectioner's sugar
1/2 cupful chopped walnut meats 1/4 teaspoonful vanilla
Make an ordinary confectioner's icing from the water, cocoa, sugar and vanilla, and stir in the walnuts. Cut the bread in thin slices, shape and spread lightly with the butter. Put together with the chocolate filling.
12 saltine crackers 1/2 Neufchatel cheese
1 tablespoonful butter
Cream together the cheese and butter, and spread the crackers lightly. Split the dates, removing the pits, and use two dates as a rilling for each sandwich.
1/2 cupful stoned dates
1/2 cupful chopped English walnut meats 1/4 cupful minced preserved ginger
Ginger syrup and lemon juice to moisten Entire wheat bread Creamed butter