Baking perfectionists?

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    The California Room needs help describing this photo!
    We think it's a home economics course at San Jose State College, in the 1950s? 1960s?

    Collection: Historic Photograph Collection (SJPL California Room)
    Date: circa 1955

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    1. sweetsensations 66 months ago | reply

      Yes, a home economics course. They use to measure the crowns of muffins for them to be acceptable to serve at dinner parties and the such. To get the perfect crown you had to measure everything exactly right, right temperature of oven, freshness of ingredients and the amount of cooking and cooling time. All which will determine the type of crown you will obtain on a muffing, cake, etc...

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