Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mince Meat

Recipe for mince meat, either for or by "Aunt Ila" -

8 cup meat, cooked
6 cup apples (grind)
4 boxes raisins (seedless)
1 tsp cin.
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp allspice
2 cup vinegar
2 cup sugar

Simmer until thick

Found in "The Flowering of New England" by Van Wyck Brooks" Published by Dutton, 1940.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012


Recipe for fudge (the easy kind):

1 cup Fluff (1/2 + 1/2)
1 pk chocolate chips (12 oz)
I can sweetened condensed milk (Borden's Eagle Brand)

Melt together in double boiler. Take off hear and add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and cup walnut. Chill for one hour. Take out and form into ring.

The reverse of the recipe is a memorandum from the D&H Railroad:

Delaware and Hudson Railway Company
(Third Subdivision)

Effective 0202 hours Sunday, October 31, 1971, between the hours of 0800 and 1630 daily, except Saturday and Sunday, the use of two-way radio is prohibited between Fourth Avenue and Madison Avenue, Albany, account contractors blasting operations.

P.W. Young - Superintendent
General ORder 2-18, Albany NY, Oct 26 1971

Found in "Starburst" by Frederick Pohl. Published by DelRey, 1982.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Baby Back Ribs

Recipe for baby back ribs (I love how it's written on notepad paper advertising hypertension medicine):

Baby Back Ribs
Bring to boil and simmer 2 hours
Make mixture:
  • 1 part raspberry sauce
  • 3 parts barbecue sauce - smoke house (hour?)
When ribs are done from simmer BASTE with this mixture and BARBECUE or broil over an open flame for 2 minutes only

Found in "366 Low-Fat Brand-Name Recipes in Minutes!" by M.J. Smith. Published by Chronimed Publishing, 1994.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Whole Wheat Bread

Recipe for whole wheat bread. It looks like this is a photocopy, as the left side is a bit cut off.

Whole Wheat Bread - Sesshin (Koshu)

1/2 cup honey or mild molasses
1/2 (cup?) melted butter or liquid shortening
1 teasp. salt
2 tables. yeast dissolved in 1/3 cup lukewarm water
3 cups milk scalded and cooled
Approx. 9 cups whole wheat flour

1. Scald and cool milk.
2. Stir molasses, shortening, salt, dissolved yeast into cooled milk
3. Stir in 1/2 flour and beat well
4. Cover and let sponge rise until light
5. Stir down and add remaining flour
6. Knead adding more flour if necessary, dough should be almost soft but not sticky
7. Let rise until doubled again
8. Turn our on floured board and flatten and let rest (couple of minutes)
9. Shape into two loaves and place in buttered bread pans
10. Let rise until doubled
11. Bake 375 degree oven for 35-40 min or until done

Optional - Add sesame seed at step #3, 1/4=1/3 cup per loaf. Substitute 1/2 graham flour - makes it taste more like cake

Found in "Ginko: A Practical Guide" by Georges Halpern. Published by Avery, 1998.

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