Sunday, January 27, 2013

February 20 - 21, 1954 A Bit of Fire, A Basket, A Vase, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Biscuits and Potato Candy

Diary Entry:  Feb. 20, 1954

"Started getting ready to go to Osaka.  House full of smoke.  Floor in study on fire under stove.  B pulled out stove.  Hole in floor.  After fire out we went on.  Bob went to school.  Jimmy came home to lunch with him.  Got my flower shears and a small bread basket.

Traditional Japanese flower shears

Diary Entry:  Feb. 21, 1954

"Left children to rest after lunch and went to Kitaguchi.  Promised to make them potato candy but could not find powdered sugar.  Got a vase and bamboo basket for flower arranging class.  Made a pineapple unside down cake for supper.  Teruko-san made beautiful biscuits for supper.  She learns so fast."

NOTES:  If interested, use the link for the Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe:

For biscuit recipes:
Easy Potato Candy

Boil, peel and mash a small potato, about the size of your fist.  When cool, gradually add powdered sugar until a firm dough is formed.  Knead until very smooth.  On a sugared surface, roll out into a thin rectangle.  Spread with peanut butter and roll up jelly-roll style.  Slice into rounds.

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