Sunday, March 14, 2010

Then And Now #61 Betty Crocker Gingerbread Mix

Betty Crocker's Gingerbread Mix today, for cake or cookies.
Here is an advertisement from 1956:

And another from 1961:

And here is the way the package looks "Now":
It looks pretty good there, doesn't it? I love to bake, and I don't think I have ever made cookies from a mix. It's so easy to mix up a batch from scratch. But I bought one of these mixes back around Thanksgiving, because I just felt like trying it. I never did make it during the holidays, but I finally decided to give it a try a few days ago.

It was all right, but, with apologies to Betty Crocker, I think I'll stick with homemade gingerbread from here on in.


Tina Dawn said...

Gingerbread can definitely be counted as one of my favorite things in life. I agree it is very easy to make without a mix! Now I want to make some. Love T

Midcenturymadam said...

It looks pretty yummy to me. Add a big dollop of whipped cream and I'd be a happy gingergirl.

Lorlore said...

Daddy used to love gingerbread and I remember making it for him and it was from scratch!! Whipped cream on top was a must!! Hope to do more gingerbread men with the grandkids come Christmas!!

yosemite faith said...

my mother in law (RIP) was fantastic at so many things. gardening, sewing and cooking to name just a few. something she made i nicknamed indiana shortcake cuz she was from indiana. she would break her gingerbread into large pieces and serve with peaches (fresh please so this is seasonal) and whipped cream!!! delicious. i made a 'cake' once. two gingerbreads and in the center i put the peaches with a bit of whipped cream. topped it with whipped cream. y'all must try this when peaches are in season-it is soooo amazing.