A little pre-Christmas baking going on.
Butter Pecan Tart recipe:
6 cups of white flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Mix the dry ingredients together
In measuring cup beat 1 egg
add 1 tablespoon white vinegar and
enough cold water to make 1&1/4 cups of liquid set aside
add one pound of all vegetable shortening or lard to the dry ingredients
cut in with pastry cutter until dry mixture resembles the texture of dry oatmeal
Add the wet ingredients to make dough, work the dough until it is smooth
divide dough into three balls, wrap each separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate
While the pastry is chilling make the tart filling:
2 cups white sugar
2 cups raisins
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup butter
8 tablespoons heavy cream (whipping cream)
2 cups pecans or walnuts
Beat eggs then combine with remaining ingredients except the pecans. Boil at medium heat for 3 minutes or microwave 1 minute at a time on high stirring between each minute until mixture has boiled. Add pecans.
Fill unbaked tarts shells and bake at 375 degrees F for 15 - 20 minutes. Tiny tarts, bake at 400˚ for 15 minutes. Tiny tarts are filled using little coffee or baby spoons. These tarts are easy to remove from tins if left to cool in pans for 15 minutes, then insert sharp knife tip between tart and tin to lift up. Yield: 7 dozen little tarts from this double batch. Note: for butter tarts omit nuts.
Pastry is identical to tart recipe.
7 large peeled and sliced Macintosh apples
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup white flour
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
Combine flour, sugar and spices together, add lemon juice to apples and mix together. Add dry mixture to apples and mix together.
Fill unbaked pie shell with apple mixture. brush water on rim of bottom pie shell. put top shell on and seal together.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and bake 20 minutes until pie is nicely browned and apples are cooked.
Pastry is identical to tart pastry.
Pumpkin pie filling:
6 - 7 cups cooked and mashed pumpkin (or canned pumpkin)
2&1/4 cups of sugar
1&1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp ground cinnamon
1&1/2 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp ground cloves
5 cups of evaporated milk
Beat eggs then combine the remaining ingredients. pour into unbaked pie shell bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F then reduce heat to 350 bake until knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Serve with sweetened whipped cream if desired. Yield: 5 pumpkin pies.
my name is fabian and i got a problem defining the type of my necchi i bought recently on ebay. it was sold as a necchi lelia 513, but the sign is missing. and all the pictures i can find on the internet showing this type look a bit different, also the machine in your manual does ( thanks a lot for scanning and putting it online :) ). but i found one picture on google showing a machine, looking the same as mine does, except for the color and the desk ( mine is in a box). could you maybe tell me wether its a type 513 or not? would be a great favour.
i already say thanks a lot and nice greets from germany"
From looking at the photo Fabian included in the email and comparing it to my machine it is a Necchi Lelia 513. Below are new photos I took today.
When lifting the front the serial number is revealed.
I wish my vintage machines could tell their stories of where they have been, what they sewed and how they were loved.
Introducing Pinky! - Japanese 15 Clone
1910 Bernard Stoewer Treadle
Made in Germany
1940 Singer 15-91 (Pearl)
This machine has a geared driven motor. Sold to Linda in Glenboro April 2015
1960s Imperial - Ruthie
Made in Japan. Ruthie was gifted to an immigrant family in August 2010.
Bernina Nova 900 (Novalee)
Manufactured in Switzerland between 1982-1985. Sold to Marge in Steinbach, Manitoba in February 2012.
1983 Bernina 930 Record
Manufactured in Switzerland
Elna Air Electronic TSP
Manufactured in Switzerland in 1976. This machine was gifted to my niece in September 2010.
1954 Elna Supermatic
Manufactured in Switzerland. This machine was sold to Jeanne In Winnipeg December 2011.
1970s Elna Supermatic (Ella)
Manufactured in Switzerland. Sold to Kristen in Winnipeg in December 2011.
Elna SU 62C
Manufactured in Switzerland. Purchased in July 2013 and sold in August 2013.
1996 Husqvarna 500 (Heidi)
Made in Sweden. I bought it new in 1997 and to this day it is still my favourite machine. Heidi complete with the cabinet she sits on was gifted to Shannon in July 2011.
Husqvarna 530 Lily
Manufactured in Sweden 1997 traded for the 555 in March 2012
Husqvarna Lily 555
Manufactured in Sweden sold to Rosalie in Stonewall May 2015
1979 Husqvarna 6570 (Ruby)
Manufactured in Sweden. Ruby was sold to Sandra in Winnipeg March 2012.
1961 Necchi Lelia 513
Made in Italy - sold to Maria in Winnipeg January 2013
1954 Necchi Mira BU
Manufactured in Italy. Mira was sold to Cindy in Florida in January 2012.
Pfaff 7510 (Phyllis)
Isn't she pretty? Phyllis was sold in June 2011.
I'm just tickled pink with her!
Singer Genie 354
Manufactured in France in 1974. Traded in to upgrade embroidery machine in September 2013.
Singer featherweight - Tinkerbell!
A tiny black beauty. Traded in to upgrade embroidery machine in September 2013.
1956 Domestic Automatic (Wilma)
Manufactured in Japan. This machine has a dozen cams to make fancy zig-zag stitches. Wilma was given to my son Jason in August 2013, she lives in Calgary now.
Fancy sewing machine cabinet
In 1988, I bought this cabinet without a machine for $35. My husband took it apart. It took me four months of evenings and weekends to strip and refinish it. Doug put a shelf in to fit a modern free-arm machine. Since 1997 this cabinet is home to Shannon's Husqvarna 500.
Elna Stella (Stella)
My Wee Sewing Machine made in Switzerland. Stella weighs about 12 pounds. This machine was sold on ebay to a lady in Hawaii.