Book cover, titled 'Favorite Island Cookery Book II'

Part of “the new normal” due to COVID-19 is ordering take-out or cooking at home. While there still are no events to report on our usual Bulletin Board, we continue to share recipes from Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin’s nostalgic “Favorite Island Cookery” cookbooks, which were published in the 1970s. They were favorites in the 1970s, and they’re still favorites in 2020. Enjoy!

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 2)

Bake: 350 degrees
Time: 25 min.
Yield: 1 8 x 8-inch pan


¼ cup oil
1 cup tightly packed brown sugar
1 egg
¾ cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Blend oil and sugar. Stir in egg. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and add to above mixture. Blend. Mix in vanilla and nuts. Spread in square pan that has been prepared by greasing and then placing waxed paper on top of the grease. Bake.


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