Publication Details: Western Canada Flour Mills Co. 1923
The Purity Flour cookbooks are an amazing series that spanned decades and that featured dozens of classic recipes that, of course, featured flour as one of their key ingredients.
Most often this is as old-school and home-style North American as one gets, especially with the earlier editions.
But they really do stand the test-of-time and the cookbooks are a delight for bakers, with sections replete with cookies, rolls, breads and cakes. But there are also plenty of mains, gravies and sides.
In fact, a Purity Flour cookbook is, in my opinion, a truly wonderful addition to a cookbook collection as pleasing to browse and peruse as a Joy of Cooking or any of the other standards.
The edition we are featuring today is from 1923. It is densely packed with nearly 200 pages of recipes, most pages with 5-6 in two columns. I am especially fond of its simple full colour illustrations. The recipe for roast chicken is a stand-out as are any of the baking ones.
One of the recipes, you will note, comes highly recommended by a previous owner!
And, of course, lest it need be said, you can use any flour in place of where a recipe calls for the once grand brand.
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