Old-fashioned baked goods: 4 recipes that should have never gone out of style

  • The recipe for Gram’s Doughnuts dates back to the Depression when one of the cookbook’s author’s grandmother would invite local workers inside for coffee and all the doughnuts they wanted for 10 cents.

  • Above left: The recipe for Gram’s Doughnuts dates back to the Depression. Above: It’s the butter in the butterhorns that makes them so addictive, a half-tablespoon of it in every roll.

  • Swedish tea ring on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Lemon chiffon pie combines the sweet, delicate tartness of the filling, so impossibly light, on a simple crust, with a dollop of whipped cream on top for an additional little taste of sin. (Photos by Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Far away on a distant sea lies the Island of Old-Fashioned Baked Goods.