As an American living in England, I really missed real American-style baked beans. The kind you get here are in a plain tomato-based sauce, with no sweetness at all. This was my answer, after a bit of tweaking.
Apple pandowdy is a bit like an apple pie but with fluffy cake on top. When I was growing up, we had an apple tree in the back yard. The apples were too tart to eat raw, but they were delicious in baked desserts. This is the first one I ever made on my own. You can substitute molasses for brown sugar like I normally do, and I use vanilla paste instead of vanilla extract. You can also omit the bourbon, if desired.
This is a traditional apple dessert, where the apples are cooked in a fluffy crust. This recipe comes from "The Little House Cookbook" by Barbara M Walker, and it featured in "Farmer Boy." This is my favorite recipe from this cookbook.
This is a traditional "country" dish. Sugar is optional, but I think it's better with it. Try this for breakfast with fried potatoes. This recipe came from "The Little House Cookbook" by Barbara M Walker, and the food featured in "Farm Boy."
Graham bread (named after Sylvester Graham) is bread made with both white and brown wheat. It requires minimal kneading, but it's also slow to rise. Instead of sugar, this bread uses molasses to feed the yeast. This recipe came from "The Little House Cookbook" by Barbara M Walker, and was served at the church's New England Supper in "Little Town in the Prairie."
These cakes are a cross between shortbread and sugar cookies. They are brown on the outside and pure white on the inside. This recipe comes from "The Little House Cookbook" by Barbara M Walker, and the cakes were part of Laura and Mary's Christmas stockings in "Little House on the Prairie."