Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Occident Photo-Step Recipes For "Miracle Method" Breads, Rolls, Francy Breads


The green cover of the pamphlet features a montage of eight black and white photographs of different breads, plus a black and white photograph of Virginia Roberts in the lower left portion of the cover. Title text reads Occident Photo-Step Recipes For "Miracle Method" Breads, Rolls, Fancy Breads. Virginia Roberts is identified by her name in script, followed by Occident Consumer Service, Minneapolis 15, Minn. Additional text stamped on the cover reads Important Correction, Use Only "2 Teaspoons Salt" In Recipes On Page 14. The back cover is mostly blank, but has some text that reads This Is Your Copy Of Virginia Roberts' Occident Photo-Step Recipes For "Miracle Method" Bread, Rolls, Fancy Breads. Note that on the front cover both references to "breads" are plural, but on the back cover one is singular and one is plural. The first nine inside pages include a description of "Miracle Method," plus directions on how to make bread in this manner. All but one of the remaining pages are dedicated to bread recipes, accompanied by black and white photographs.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Roberts, Virginia

Brand Name: Occident Flour

Publisher: Occident Consumer Service (Minneapolis, MN)

1950 (ca.)

23 p.

18.4 x 13.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: Roberts, Virginia. Occident Photo-Step Recipes For "Miracle Method" Breads, Rolls, Francy Breads. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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