This cookbook is technically a stove instruction manual: for a Monarch Electric “Twin Efficiency” Electric Range.
The emblem for Monarch ranges on the back indicates that the twin efficiency of their ranges were speed and economy.
The visual representation of that efficiency is an illustration of twin homemaking women!
Which I think gives the cover of this manual a certain air of… creepiness.
It is not an overly exciting booklet. The pages alternate between instructions for the range and recipes for various courses. There are some nice 4-color pictures interspersed showing off the bounty of food made in the efficient appliance. Some of the food in the photos looks so perfect and Technicolor, the baked hams so evenly and decoratively marbled, that I suspect Play-Doh may have been used.
These recipes look nice though, homey and easy.
Ham Rolls with Bean Sauce and Banbury Tarts
- These recipes are from the Monarch Electric Range Book & Recipes. They are listed below as they appear in the book.
For rolls: Using Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe from p.35
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 cup ground cooked ham, firmly packed
1 No. 2 tin green beans, drained
2 cups of white sauce
Roll biscuit dough about 1/4 inch thick, in rectangular sheet. Spread with mustard and cover with ham. Roll up from long side like jelly roll. Cut in slices 1 inch thick and place in buttered muffin tins. Bake in hot oven (450°F.) for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Heat beans in the white sauce and serve over rolls. Yield 4 to 5 servings.
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup sugar
1 cracker (rolled)
2 tablespoons flour
Juices of 1 lemon
Blend ingredients thoroughly. Prepare Puff Paste and roll to 1/8″ in thickness. Cut pieces 3-1/2″ x 3″. Put two teaspoons of mixture on each piece. Moisten edges halfway around with cold water. Fold over. Press edges together with fork. Bake about 20 minutes at 400°.