Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spaghetti Sauce



Recipe for spaghetti sauce:

Saute:

1/3 c olive oil
1 onion chopped fine
2 chopped garlic buds

Add:

1 lb ground beef, brown and add
1 can tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 can (4 oz) mushrooms + liquid
1/2 tea salt
1/2 tea oregano
1/2 tea basil
bay leaf
thyme
parsley
chopped green pepper
1 c chopped celery

Cook 2 hours or until right consistency


Found in "A Legacy" by Sybille Bedford. Published by Simon and Schuster, 1957.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Tomato Pudding




Recipe for Tomato Pudding:

2 cans (#3) of tomatoes
5 cups cubed white bread (or bread crumbs)
1 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup melted butter
3/4 cup boiling water

Strain tomatoes - no juice. Add sugar and salt. Add boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes. Put bread cubes in casserole. Pour butter over bread. Add boiling tomato mixture. Bake for 50 minutes at 375 degrees.

see: p. 185 of Joy of Cooking

(sorry to have taken so long with this! HG)

Found in "A Family Affair" by Roger Eddy. Published by Crowell, 1958.


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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Snowballs


Recipe for "Snowballs" -

Cream:
 1/3 cup butter
 1/3 cup sugar

Add:
 2/3 cup milk

Batter: Sift together 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 cup flour, 2 tsp baking powder, add a pinch of salt, lastly fold in 2 beaten egg whites. Place small amount of dessert fruit in custard cup. Cover with batter. Steam in small amount of water 30 min. Remove from heat. Invert pudding in serving dish. Pour custard sauce over pudding and add more fruit if desired. Server warm with whipped cream.

Mrs. Patrick Whelan

Custard Sauce

 2 cup milk
 1 heaping tbs flour
 Yolk of 1 or 2 eggs
 1 cup sugar

Cook in double boiler and add vanilla when cool. About 1/2 tsp

Mrs. Patrick Whelan

Found in "The Horse and Buggy Doctor" by Arthur E. Hertzler. Published by Harper and Brothers, 1938.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sour Milk Biscuit

Hope all of you in the U.S. have a great Thanksgiving. Today's post comes from my book Handwritten Recipes - if you need a last minute biscuit recipe, give it a shot.



Sour Milk Biscuit

2 cups g.m.(?)  flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup shortening

Stir in ²∕³ cup sour milk

Knead lightly.

Bake at 450 degrees, 10 to 12 minutes.


Found in The Art of Cooking and Serving by Sarah Field Splint. Published by Procter & Gamble, 1930.


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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spiced Nuts and Coffee Coated Pecans


Two recipes:

Coffee Coated Pecans

Cobine:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water or milk
1 T. instant coffee

Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until boils. Cook to a soft boil.

Add 2 cup pecans. Stir, then spread

Spiced Nuts

Bring to soft ball stage:

1 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t cloves
1 t cinnamon
1/2 c water

Add 1/2 lb. pecan and 1/2 t vanilla. Stir until creamy. Cool. Spread on foil. Break nuts apart.

Found in "First Comes Love" by Christie Ridgway. Published by Avon, 2002.


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ice Cream


Recipe for "Ice cream in Kelvinator"

1 qt. milk
1 doz (dozen?) marshmallows
1/2 pt whipping cream
1 t. vanilla

Warm milk with marshmallows until dissolved. Then beat in whipping cream when cool. Add vanilla and freeze.
Stir from time to time to keep creamy.

Found in a very worn copy of "The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book" by Fannie Merritt Farmer. Published by Little, Brown, 1931.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fudge "Nugats"


Recipe for "Fudge Nugats" -

Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner
(40-48 pieces, makes 2 lb.)

Combine in saucepan
- 2 c. sugar (I cut it this time to 1 c. sugar 1/4 c. karo syrup)
- 1/2 c. oleo
- 1 c. evap. milk

Bring these to full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil 10 min, stirring occasionally

Stir in
- 1 c. (6 oz. pkg) choc bits (I used butterscotch this time)
- 3/4 c. flour
- 1 c. finely crushed graham crackers
- 3/4 c. chopped nuts (I used 1/2 c. pecans)
- 1 tsp vanilla

Spread in pan (12 x 8 or 9 x 9) - cool


Found in "Mary Lyles Wilson's New Cook Book" published by The Southwestern Company, 1952.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ginger Snaps


Recipe for ginger snaps:


3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon soda
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon ginger

Make in balls sugar drop
Pat and cover with sugar

Found in "The Rumford Complete Cook Book" by Lily Haxworth Wallace. Published by the Rumford Company, 1923.


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Rhubarb Wine


Recipe for Rhubarb Wine

16# rhubarb cut in small pieces
Pour boiling water let stand 9 day
Strain and add the following

7# sugar
2 oranges
2 lemons
2 slices roasted bread
1# raisins
1 yeast cake

Stand 7 days - strain and bottle
Can use in four weeks - better in 4 years

if mold appears skim off

Found in "Tritton's Guide to Better Wine and Beer Making For Beginners" by S.M. Tritton. Published by Faber and Faber, 1965.


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

French Ice Cream



Recipe for French Ice Cream

(Zellah V.C. Bull)

2 eggs - well beaten
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
2 cups top??? milk

Cook in double boiler until custard consistency

Cool.

Add a little salt, vanilla or other flavoring
1/2 pint whipped cream
Stir once or twice


Found in "The Cook is in the Parlor" by Marguerite Gilbert McCarthy. Published by Gramercy, 1947.


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