Recipes brought to you by Royal Baking Powder, 1920.

Royal Baking Powder Biscuits

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Baking Powder


Here is the recipe for Royal Baking Powder Biscuits—famous around the world—clip this out and try them. But use Royal Baking Powder. Cheap substitutes won’t do. Only by using Royal, will you see the proper results which made Royal famous around the world.

Biscuits [Palaoa Liilii]

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk or half milk and half water

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt, add shortening and rub in very lightly; add liquid slowly; roll or pat on floured board to about one inch in thickness (handle as little as possible); cut with biscuit cutter. Bake in hot oven 15 to 20 minutes.

Here is a fine recipe for Cheese Biscuits:

Cheese Biscuits [Palaoa Waiupaa]

1-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon shortening
6 tablespoons grated cheese
5/8 cup milk

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add shortening and cheese; mix in lightly; add milk slowly, just enough to hold dough together. Roll out on floured board about 1/2-inch thick; cut with biscuit cutter. Bake in hot oven 12 to 15 minutes.

Level off all measurements.

In many of the recipes, there are a lot of eggs; you will however get fine results if you lessen the eggs by half and add one teaspoon of Royal Baking Powder in place of each egg left out.

Write for the Free Recipe Book. A recipe book that is economical with eggs and other expensive material will be sent by mailbag at no cost. Write to

Royal Baking Powder Co., 135 William St., New York, U. S. A.

[These recipes were part of a series of ads in the Kuokoa (and in papers across the United States as well). It is a good way to get cooking descriptions in Hawaiian!

The English for the main parts of the recipes came from “The New Royal Cookbook” put out by the Royal Baking Powder Company in 1920 (which is the cookbook mentioned in this ad which they are giving away free if you mail away for it). It is provided online by Project Gutenberg!]

(Kuokoa, 3/12/1920, p. 3)

Palaoa Liilii Royal Baking Powder

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 11, Aoao 3. Maraki 12, 1920.

Hawaiian Opera, 1925.

Glee Club of Charles E. King

This is a scene from the Opera “Prince of Hawaii” presented at the Liberty Theater on the night of Monday last, continuing its performance until the night of Saturday, May 9. Mr. C. E. King put together this Opera, and there are only talented singers who perform the songs.

There was much lauding of the performance of Monday night, and for that reason, Liberty Theater has been full every night since–not just for the beautiful appearance of the singers, but also because of the beauty of their singing.

The proceeds of this opera will go to funding the education of Hawaiian children; for a scholarship set up by the Hawaiian Civic Club.

[I’m not much into opera, but I still would like to have witnessed this first hand!]

(Kuokoa 5/7/1925, p.1)

Ka Hui Himeni a Chas. E. King

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 19, Aoao 1. Mei 7, 1925.

More plays! 1925.


This play was shown at Waikiki Park on this past Saturday, and will be shown again on this Satrday night. From the left to the right—Alice Malahea, Lydia Holt, William Smith, Abbie Lincoln.

[This is another i wish i could have seen! This is a repost from the abandoned Hoolaupai Facebook page of times past. I like the format of because it is very easily searched!]

(Kuokoa, 5/21/1925, p. 5)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 21, Aoao 5. Mei 21, 1925.

This must have been some show, 1912.


With the arrival of the night of the 3rd of August, 1912, a Pageant will be performed at Heeia, Koolaupoko, beginning at 7:30. Here are the scenes that will be shown, and it will be beautiful.


1. Kiwalao.

2. Kamehameha.

3. Kahekili.

4. Kauikeaouli.

5. Kalakaua and the warship Kaimiloa.

6. Kamehameha and Kaahumanu.

7. Battle of Kamehameha at Napoopoo along with the war fleet of canoes.

8. Kalakaua and the hapa haole hula ku’i.


9. The crater of Pele.

Aloha Oe. Hawaii Ponoi.

Western Dancing [Hulahula].

Entrance, 50 cents a ticket, and 25 for children.

This masterful undertaking will be lead by H. M. Kaniho.

(Aloha Aina, 7/27/1912, p. 4)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVII, Helu 30, Aoao 4. Iulai 27, 1912.