Raisins, Raisins in Everything
Okay. I like raisins as well as the next person. They taste good in cinnamon bread, sprinkled over my bowl of oatmeal, and in these great cookies called Chunkies that I get from the bakery at the West Point Market.
But some of the recipes in the promotional cookbook Avoid Menu-Monotony with Delightful Sun-Maid Recipes carry it a bit too far. Perhaps raisins were a lot more popular in 1932. Perhaps the home economists at Sun-Maid were stretching things a bit and they just ran out of ideas.
On the other hand, maybe you've been searching for one of the unusual recipes in this booklet for a long time.
Nestled in amongst the traditional recipes such as Raisin-Oatmeal Cookies, Sun-Maid Bread Pudding, Sun-Maid Dark Fruit Cake, Sun-Maid Nut Bread and Layer Spice Cake are some dishes that don't seem to do much for my appetite:
- Raisin Angel Food Cake
- Pineapple Raisin Ice Cream
- Raisin Orange Ice Cream
- Chocolate Raisin Ice Cream (okay, maybe this would be good)
- Raisin Fudge Squares
- Casserole Raisins and Carrots
- Raisin Rice Brittle (a Rice Krispies Treat with raisins)
- Raisin Cocoanut Candy
- Raisin Spaghetti Ring
- Pickle Sandwich Filling