Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sour Cream Pie

Recipe for Sour Cream Pie:

1 2/3 c. sour milk
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. ground raisins
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. cloves
dash nutmeg
1 T. corn starch
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites

Raw crust - bake 275

Beat egg yolks, add sugar, corn starch, cream, spices and beat. When ready, fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour in crust and bake 1 1/2 hours.

Found in a very well-worn copy of "The Boston Cooking School Cook Book" by Fannie Merritt Farmer. Published by Little, Brown, 1912.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hobo Bread

Recipe for "Hobo Bread" attributed to Debbie Aiken:

2 cups raisins
2 1/2 cups boiling water (pour over raisins, add 4 tsp. soda, let stand overnight overnight on countertop)


1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
4 tbsp. oil
4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix well. Add raisins and nuts and some of the raisins liquid (enough to make mixture smooth)

Pour into 3 greased 1 lb. coffee cans.

Bake at 350 deg. for 1 hour ten min

Found in "Captain Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, no date, circa 1955.

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