Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Most Marvelous Meals with Minute Tapioca

 I had forgotten about this little gem until the other night when I made tapioca pudding. Good thing I wasn't really planning on sharing pictures, it was a flop! I ran out of tapioca and it didn't firm up right. The cover is what caught my eye, isn't it pretty? Her expression makes me laugh. Judging from her ensemble this little booklet is from the late 1930s.
 There are recipes for everything with tapioca! Meatloaf, gravy, ham loaf, potpie, soups, souffle, puddings, pies and ice cream. They were very inventive.
 Such a colorful picture. I love how simple ingredients like fruit and nuts are used to add a special touch to pudding.
I have always wanted to make a souffle, haven't you? From watching Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina to often. Such an old fashioned dish. I haven't gotten up the courage yet.


  1. As a matter of fact, I bought a box of Minute Tapioca a couple of months. I don't know why but I remember as a young brideI used to put in cherry pies to thicken. Guess that was back in the day when I made pies from scratch.

  2. One of these days, we should have a "Sabrina Souffle Challenge". I too have wanted to try one for the same reason. That and I run into them when I read vintage cookbook menu suggestions. Did people really eat them that much? I don't think I've ever had any kind of souffle. I have had tapioca, love it. Didn't know you could do so much with such a simple ingredient.

  3. I love Tapioca! That Coconut Tapioca Souffle sounds wonderful! Love the old advertising, too. They sure knew how to cook in the 30s!
    Farmhouse Hugs,