Recipe #3
November 21, 2008

Posted by BDM Historian.

My collection includes a Dr. Oetker's recipe booklet, which was printed in the early 1930's and includes many nice recipes that can be easily duplicated today - particularly since most of the Dr. Oetker products listed in the recipes are still easily available, even in the American market.

I'll list some of the recipes in translation (and with translated units of measure) on this page for everyone's cooking pleasure - and don't forget, you can take these recipes to re-enactments since they're authentic for the 1930's/1940's time period!

You will notice that period recipes can be quite vague in terms of baking instructions - instead of giving duration and temperature, they often give you something along the lines of "bake on medium heat" or "bake for about 40 minutes". Some degree of experimentation is recommended and necessary when working with these recipes.

Recipe #3
Banana Pie


2.5 oz butter
3 egges
5.3 oz sugar
1 packet Dr. Oetker's vanilla sugar
5.3 oz flour
1/2 packet Dr. Oetker's baking powder


8 oz whipped cream
1 packet Dr. Oetker's vanilla sugar


Whip butter, sugar, and egg yolks until they have a foamy consistency. Then add in flour and baking powder, and lastly the egg whipped egg whites. Spread the dough approximately two fingers thick across the bottom of a greased baking pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes on medium heat.

After letting the pie crust, lay out banana slices. Top with whipped cream mixed with vanilla sugar. Cut into squares.