Bonny Oaks 1934 - 1938
Bonny Oaks Breakfast with
By Maymie DeLong-Jones, a Bonny Oaks Acorn from 1934-1938
Dr. and Mrs. Keese would have their family come to visit and this was a typical
breakfast we would prepare. The muffins had a wonderful crispy outer
texture that everyone loved.
1 lb butter
1 cup milk
1 TBS baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 heaping TBS sugar
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease muffin-pan cups (updating to non-stick
pans with vegetable spray works great).
In large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Measure milk in a 2-cup measuring cup. Add eggs and vanilla, beat with
a fork mixing well.
Slowly beat milk mixture into the softened butter. Add dry
ingredients, mixing in one cup at a time. The consistency will be a
thick smooth batter.
Quickly dip batter into muffin-pan cups two thirds full. Bake 20 to 25
minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Loosen edge of each muffin with a knife, turn out. Serve hot with
Makes 24 muffins.
Stretch the Eggs
With the Depression continuing and the
Keese's having such a large family, we needed a way to make scrambled eggs go
further. You will be surprised how good these taste and satisfy a hungry
Bonny Oaks' Scrambled Egg Recipe from
In a large mixing bowl, add 1-2 eggs per
person being served. For every 6 eggs, add 2/3 cups precooked white
rice and 1/2 tsp milk for each egg used.
Mix all ingredients. Heat buttered frying pan, add egg mixture and
Salt and pepper to taste.
A Clever Mother
Mrs. Keese was a very clever mother when it
came to her children. A table in the downstairs hallway was expressly used
to honor her visiting sons and daughters.
Whichever child was visiting that particular time would have their family
photographs displayed on that table. Photographs were continuously being
replaced with the other visiting children's photos, each thinking it was their
photographs constantly on display.
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