- 1 large navel orange with skin
- 2 cinnamon sticks, divided
- 1/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
Cut orange into 1/4-inch-thick rounds; cut rounds into 1/4-inch cubes. Place in heavy medium saucepan; add 3 cups water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Drain, rinse, and drain well. Boil again with 3 cups water; rinse and drain.
Return orange cubes to same pan. Add 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 cinnamon stick. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil gently until all liquid evaporates, about 30 minutes.
Bring brown sugar, rum, vinegar, allspice, 1/4 cup water, and 1 cinnamon stick to boil in saucepan. Mix in cranberries. Cook until thick syrup forms, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Mix in orange; cook 1 minute. Transfer chutney to small bowl; cool. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover; chill.
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Maple syrup, red pepper flakes, and candied orange zest make this holiday classic fun again. This “spread” pairs well with our Cheddar Biscuits and tastes great with everything on your Thanksgiving table too.
What to buy: Candied orange peel really makes this dish, so look for it in gourmet grocery stores.
Game plan: This can be stored, covered and refrigerated, up to a week. Serve at room temperature.
1. Combine the cranberries, sugar, orange zest, and orange juice in the saucepan.
2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat to low.
3. Simmer the sauce until the cranberries are soft and start to fall apart, about 30 minutes. Then remove from heat—the sauce will thicken some as it cools.
You can refrigerate it and serve chilled (it will thicken as it cools), or serve it while still warm for something different.
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Base Cranberry Sauce (Bobby Flay)
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Grapefruit-Campari Cranberry Relish (Bobby Flay)
Roasted Pork Tenderloin filled with Sun-Dried Cranberry Stuffing (Bobby Flay)
Roasted Pork Tenderloin filled with Sun-Dried Cranberry Stuffing (Bobby Flay)
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Roasted Pork Tenderloin Filled with Sun-Dried Cranberry Stuffing with Roasted Root Vegetables (Bobby Flay)
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Mix an ounce of the flavored vodka into a few ounces of fresh squeezed orange juice and stir in some orange simple syrup i have some left from making candied orange peels mix an ounce with some lime juice cranberry juice and a little simple syrup simple syrup is just sugar melted into water.
Cranberry and orange vodka recipe.
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Pour the cooled mixture into the glass container s.
The mix is quite simple.
Garnish with a wedge of lime.
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Directions place cranberries sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan.
1 can 12 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate partially thawed.
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Ingredients 9 cups water.
8 cups lemon lime soda chilled.
Place orange peels in a large glass container with an airtight lid or large mason jars with lids.
Pour over the vodka seal and leave somewhere dark for 2 weeks shaking the jar now and then about once a week until the sugar has dissolved.
1 can 12 ounces frozen cranberry juice concentrate partially thawed.
34 cup thawed lemonade concentrate.
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A shot of vodka and a 31 ratio of cranberry and orange juices.
Put them into 2 sterilised see know how wide necked jars with lids with the strips of orange zest and the sugar.
Of course you can play with these ratios in any way that you like and even switch out the vodka.
Allow the cranberry mixture to cool.
Add ice and stir to combine.
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Easy Cook: Fresh Cranberry Fruit Compote
Cranberries add a festive and refreshing touch to holiday meals. The tart flavor of cranberry sauce helps tone down the rich flavors of a large holiday turkey meal. Doesn’t cut the calories of the meal you just ate, but it does cleanse the palate. Last weekend company was visiting — they helped with the cooking. My niece and I created wonderful fresh fruit compote with cranberries and foods on my kitchen counter. We served the dish at almost all meals and discovered it was a satisfying substitute for high-calorie desserts. Guess we found a way to save on calories, after all.
Top Cheese Merchant Looks Ahead
Anne Saxelby/Photo: Christine Han
She’s a superstar of American cheese, sourcing the best from around the country for her acclaimed Manhattan shop and wholesale business. Pre-pandemic, Anne Saxelby supplied cheese to almost every New York City restaurant that cared about serving the best. But what a year. “Our two biggest revenue streams just disappeared overnight,” says Saxelby, the founder of Saxelby Cheesemongers. Given that May is American Cheese Month, I wanted to hear her views on how the pandemic has changed the cheese landscape. And, of course, I asked her to curate a cheese board featuring three American cheeses she’s loving right now.
Rustic Cranberry Walnut Bread – No Knead Version
Here is a rustic Cranberry Walnut Loaf. This is an easy bake, what with being no knead and all. It is a flavorful loaf with lots of whole wheat goodness in it. The whole wheat coupled with the dried cranberries and walnuts adds a tinge of purple to the loaf. As no knead loaves go, this is a high hydration bread, and if you are in the mood I would say make the dough even more wet that I did in this recipe.
Here we are approaching the end fall.. Plenty of seasonal foods in store. The touch of cool weather is is prefect for for soups and home made breads. Our family&rsquos favorite of this season is cranberries . As for me I prefer the dried variety , though my kids tend to disagree ..
Every year we make this amazing sweet cranberry walnut quick bread . This year, since I was fascinated by the no knead breads , I decided to try a savory version . It tuned out to be a beautiful loaf , perfect to go with roasted pumpkin soup, kale salad or just toasted and topped with a dash of butter.
Usually in no knead recipes the nuts and fruits are added after the first rise. But here everything went in together, and the result was a purple tinged bread with wonderful nutty , tart flavor.
Take a large bowl add yeast, flours and salt in that order. Combine well. I used unbleached bread flour and whole wheat flour here. The cranberries and nuts add so much goodness that even if one made this with only all purpose flour, it will still be a guiltless pleasure. Make a well in the center pour 1 1/2 cups of water and mix with a wooden spoon until you have a slightly sticky dough (about 30 seconds). It is perfectly OK to use your hand to do the mixing, but really all it takes is a spoon. The dough may need a bit more water, so add one tablespoon at a time until all the flour comes together in a slightly sticky mass. Cover and let the dough rise for at least 12 hours (overnight ). The ambient temperature in my kitchen is barely touching 70 degrees now. So it was perfectly safe for me to let it rise on the counter top . If you are on a warmer region , refrigerate the dough for a couple of hours to slow down the yeast activity. Remember this is a recipe where slow fermentation does most of the magic.
Once it is doubled and you see the bubbles as in the picture (last row above), it is time to punch down and the second rise. Use the spoon to deflate the dough. It is not a hard task as the dough is not a stiff one, but a bit soft and droopy. Use a flat spatula to scoop the dough from the sides and bring to the center. In that process you get to see the beautiful gluten stands created by the yeast.
If you feel that it is too wet this is the time to add a few more teaspoons of flour. Shaping a wet dough is a bit tough. The easiest way is to dust a parchment paper with flour and invert the dough on to it. Sprinkle the top of the dough with more flour and lightly shape into a log or boule or the shape you are looking for. Pick up the parchment and transfer the dough into a loaf pan or bowl. Spray the top with a little bit of oil and cover the dough with another bowl and set aside to rise for another 1 to to 2 hours . This method forces the dough to take the shape of the container. So make sure that the container that you choose has roughly the same dimensions as the container you are going to bake the bread in. You can refrigerate the dough at this point or up to 12 hours.
We are looking for the dough to double in size once again. But this being a free form dough it is difficult to gauge by size . Gently poke the dough and if it leaves an impression then it is time. If it springs back, let it rise 15 minutes more and test again. Since I was going for a crusty bread I wanted to try baking in a heated pan. For this place a casserole dish in the lower third of the oven , and preheat at 450°F . Do not open for 5 to 10 minutes after the oven thermometer registers 450. This is done to make sure that the baking dish is hot . Use an ovenproof casserole dish , or a cast iron pa , but do not preheat with regular loaf pan.
When you are ready to bake the bread , open the oven, and with pot holders carefully place the pot on the counter . Remove the bowl covering the dough , pick the dough up by holding the sides of the parchment , and gently slide it into the waiting pan . This transferring technique is something that I haven&rsquot mastered yet , as you can see my dough is not in the perfect shape. Cover the dough with aluminum foil or or the casserole lid . Transfer the dish to the oven and turn down the temperature to 400°F and bake for 25 minutes. Then, remove lid, and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes uncovered, at 350°F, until the crust is a deep golden brown. Remove pot from oven, let rest for 5 minutes and carefully remove it from the pot, and let cool completely before slicing.
Document on Subject : "GOOD THINGS TO EATSUGGESTED BY RUFUSA COLLECTION OF PRACTICAL RECIPES"— Transcript:
2 he cows to and from thepastures, mind th
he cows to and from thepastures, mind the calves, gather chips, etc.In 1867 my mother moved to Nashville, Tennessee, my grandmother's home, where I attendedone term of school. Two of my brothers were lost in the war, a fact that wrecked my mother'shealth somewhat and I thought I could be of better service to her and prolong her life by gettingwork. When summer came I got work milking cows for some neighbors, for which I got twodollars a month. I also carried hot dinners for the laborers in the fields, for which each one paidme twenty-five cents per month. All of this, of course, went to my mother. I worked at differentplaces until I was sixteen years old, but long before that time I was taking care of my mother.At the age of sixteen I was employed in Nashville by a restaurant-keeper named Hemphill. Iworked there until I was twenty-one years of age. In 1881 I came to Chicago and got a positionat 77 Clark Street, where I remained for two years at a salary of ten dollars a week.In 1883 I entered the Pullman service, my first superintendent being J. P. Mehen. I remained intheir service until 1897. During the time I was in their service some of the most prominentpeople in the world traveled in the car assigned to me, as I was selected to handle all specialparties. Among the distinguished people who traveled in my care were Stanley, the Africanexplorer President Cleveland President Harrison Adelina Patti, the noted singer of the world atthat time Booth and Barrett Modjeski and Paderewski. I also had charge of the car for PrincessEulalie of Spain, when she was the guest of Chicago during the World's Fair.In 1894 I set sail from Vancouver on the Empress of China with Mr. and Mrs. Nathan A.Baldwin for Japan, visiting the Cherry Blossom Festival at Tokio.In 1897 Mr. Arthur Stillwell, at that time president of the Kansas City, Pittsburg & GouldRailroad, gave me charge of his magnificent $20,000 private car. I remained with him seventeenmonths when the road went into the hands of receivers, and the car was sold to John W. Gatessyndicate. However, I had charge of the car under the new management until 1907, since whichtime I have been employed as chef of the subsidiary companies of the United States SteelCorporation in Chicago.HINTS TO KITCHEN MAIDSIt is always necessary to keep your kitchen in the best condition.If a percolator is used it should first be put into operation. If the breakfast consists ofgrapefruit, cereals, etc., your cereal should be the next article prepared. If there is no diningroommaid, you can then put your diningroom in order. If hot bread is to be served (including cakes)that is the next thing to be prepared. Your gas range is of course lighted, and your oven heated.Perhaps you have for breakfast poached eggs on toast, Deerfoot sausage or boiled ham. One ofthe above, with your other dishes, is enough for a person employed indoors.When your breakfast gong is sounded put your biscuits, eggs, bread, etc., in the oven so that theymay be ready to serve when the family have eaten their grapefruit and cereal.This is the easiest meal of the three to prepare. Yesterday's dinner perhaps consi
3 sted of roast turkey, beef or lamb, and
sted of roast turkey, beef or lamb, and there is some meat left over then pick out one of my receipts calling for minced or creamed meats baked or stuffed potatoes are always nice, or there may becold potatoes left over that can be mashed, made into cakes and fried.For a roast beef dinner serve vegetable soup as the first course, with a relish ofvegetables in season and horseradish or chow-chow pickle, unless you serve salad.If quail or ducks are to be served for dinner, an old Indian dish, wild rice, is very desirable.Prepare this rice as follows:Place in a double boiler a cupful of milk or cream to each cupful of rice and add salt and pepperto taste. It requires a little longer to cook than the ordinary rice, but must not be stirred. If itbecomes dry add a little milk from time to time.Do not serve dishes at the same meal that conflict. For instance, if you have sliced tomatoes, donot serve tomato soup. If, however, you have potato soup, it would not be out of place to servepotatoes with your dinner.Fish should never be served without a salad of some kind.The above are merely suggestions that have been of material assistance to me.TABLE OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURESFour teaspoonfuls of a liquid equal 1 tablespoonful.Four tablespoonfuls of a liquid equal 1/2 gill or 1/4 cup.One-half cup equals 1 gill.Two gills equal 1 cup.Two cups equal 1 pint.Two pints (4 cups) equal 1 quart.Four cups of flour equal 1 pound or 1 quart.Two cups of butter, solid, equal 1 pound.One half cup of butter, solid, equals 1/4 pound 4 ounces.Two cups of granulated sugar equal 1 pound.Two and one half cups of powdered sugar equal 1 pound.One pint of milk or water equals 1 pound.One pint of chopped meat equals 1 pound.Ten eggs, shelled, equal 1 pound.Eight eggs with shells equal 1 pound.Two tablespoonfuls of butter equal 1 ounce.Two tablespoonfuls of granulated sugar equal 1 ounce.Four tablespoonfuls of flour equal 1 ounce.Four tablespoonfuls of coffee equal 1 ounce.One tablespoonful of liquid equals 1/2 ounce.Four tablespoonfuls of butter equal 2 ounces or 1/4 cup.All measurements are level unless otherwise stated in the CONTENTSFISH BEEF, VEAL AND PORK SALADS POULTRY AND POULTRY DRESSINGS LUNCH DISHES GAME, GRAVY AND GARNISHES LENTEN DISHES MISCELLANEOUS VEGETABLES SAUCES ROLLS, BREAD AND MUFFINS PIES AND PASTRIES CAKES, CRULLERS AND ECLAIRS CANDIES ICE CREAM AND SHERBETS PRESERVES, PICKLES AND RELISH SOUFFLES FILLING FOR CAKES DESSERTS SAUCE FOR PUDDINGS BEVERAGES ADDITIONAL RECIPES TABLE OF CONTENTS GOOD THINGS TO EATASPARAGUS SOUPTake three pounds of knuckle of veal and put it to boil in a gallon ofwater with a couple of bunches of asparagus, boil for three hours, strain, and return the juice tothe pot. Add another bunch of asparagus, chopped fine, and boil for twenty minutes, mix atablespoonful of flour in a cup of milk and add to the soup. Season with salt and pepper, let itcome to a boil, and serve at once. BEAN SOUPOne-half pound or one cup is sufficient for one quart of soup. Soups can bemade which use milk or cream as basis. Any kind of green vegetable can be used with them, ascreamed celery or creamed cauliflowe
4 r. The vegetable is cooked and part milk
r. The vegetable is cooked and part milk and part water orpart milk and part cream are used.BISQUE OF CLAMSPlace a knuckle of veal, weighing about a pound and one-half, into asoup kettle, with a quart of water, one small onion, a sprig of parsley, a bay leaf, and the liquordrained from the clams, and simmer gradually for an hour and a half, skimming from time totime strain the soup and again place it in the kettle rub a couple of tablespoonfuls of butter withan equal amount of flour together and add it to the soup when it is boiling, stirring until againboiling chop up twenty-five clams very fine, then place them in the soup, season and boil forabout five minutes, then add a pint of milk or cream, and remove from the fire immediately, andBISQUE OF LOBSTERRemove the meat of the lobster from its shell and cut the tenderpieces into quarter-inch dice put the ends of the claw-meat and any tough portions in a saucepanwith the bones of the body and a little cold water and boil for twenty minutes, adding a littlewater from time to time as may be necessary put the coral to dry in a moderate oven, and mix alittle flour with some cold milk, and stir the milk, which should be boiling, stirring over the firefor ten minutes, then strain the water from the bones and other parts, mix it with milk, add a littlebutter, salt, pepper and cayenne to taste, and rub the dry coral through a fine-haired sieve, puttingenough into the soup having it a bright pink color. Place the grease fat and lobster dice in a souptureen, strain the boiling soup over them, and serve at once.BISQUE OF OYSTERSPlace about thirty medium-sized oysters in a saucepan together withtheir own juice and poach them over a hot fire, after which drain well then fry a shallot colorlessin some butter, together with an onion, sprinkle over them a little curry and add some of theoyster juice, seasoning with salt and red pepper. Pound the oysters to a good firm paste,moistening them with a little of their juice, and strain through fine tammy cloth. Warm them overthe fire, but do not let them boil add a small quantity of thickening of potato flour mixed with alittle water. When about to serve incorporate some cream and fine butter, garnishing with somechopped oysters and mushrooms, mixed with breadcrumbs and herbs. Add a little seasoning ofsalt, pepper and nutmeg, some raw egg yolks, and roll this mixture into ball-shape pieces, placethem on a well-buttered baking sheet in a slack oven and poach them, then serve.BLACK BEAN SOUPWash one pint of black beans, cover with one quart of cold water andlet soak over night. In the morning pour off the water and pour over three pints of cold water.Cook, covered, until tender, four or five hours, add one tablespoonful of salt the last hour, rubthrough a strainer, add the strained beans to the water in which they were boiled, return to thesoup kettle. Melt one tablespoonful of flour, stir this into the hot soup, let boil, stirringconstantly add a little pepper, slice thinly one lemon, put all the slices into the tureen and pourthe soup over. Serve very hot.CHESTNUT SOUPPeel and blanch the chestnu
5 ts, boil them in salted water until quit
ts, boil them in salted water until quite soft,pass through a sieve, add more water if too thick, and a spoonful of butter or several of sweetcream. Season to taste and serve with small squares of bread fried crisp in butter or olive oil.CHICKEN GUMBO, CREOLE STYLEFor about twelve or fifteen, one young hen chicken,half pound ham, quart fresh okra, three large tomatoes, two onions, one kernel garlic, one smallred pepper, two tablespoons flour, three quarts boiling water, half pound butter, one bay leaf,pinch salt and cayenne pepper. To mix, mince your ham, put in the bottom of an iron kettle ifpreferred with the above ingredients except the chicken. Clean and cut your chicken up and putin separate saucepan with about a quart or more of water and teaspoonful of salt set to the sideof the fire for about an hour skim when necessary. When the chicken is thoroughly done stripthe meat from the bone and mix both together just before serving add a quart of shrimps. CREAM OF CELERY SOUPChop fine one head of celery and put on to cook in one pint of water. Boil until tender, add one pint of milk, thicken with a spoonful of butter, season to taste,and strain. Then add one cupful of whipped cream and serve at once.EGG SOUPBeat three eggs until light, then add one-half cupful of thick sweet cream and onecupful of milk, pour over this two quarts of boiling water, set on the fire until it comes to a boil,season to taste, then pour over broken bread in the tureen and serve.GREEN PEA SOUPPut one quart of green peas into two cups of boiling water, add asaltspoon of salt, and cook until tender. Rub peas and liquor through a puree strainer, add twocups of boiling water, and set back where the pulp will keep hot. Heat two cups of milk, add ateaspoon of flour rubbed into a rounding tablespoon of butter, season with salt, pepper, and alevel teaspoon of sugar. Add to the hot vegetable pulp, heat to the boiling point, and serve.GREEN TOMATO SOUPChop fine five green tomatoes and boil twenty minutes in water tocover. Then add one quart hot milk, to which a teaspoonful soda has been added, let come to aboil, take from the fire and add a quarter cupful butter rubbed into four crackers rolled fine, withsalt and pepper to taste.ONION SOUPCut three onions small, put one-quarter cup of butter in a kettle and toast onetablespoon flour till bright yellow in color in it mix with this the onions, pour on as much brothas is wanted, add a little mace and let boil, then strain, allow to cook a little longer, add yolk oftwo eggs, and serve.PEANUT SOUPMade like a dry pea soup. Soak a pint and one-half nut meats over night intwo quarts of water. In the morning add three quarts of water, bay-leaf, stalk of celery, blade ofmace and one slice of onion. Boil slowly for four or five hours, stirring frequently to keep fromburning. Rub through a sieve and return to the fire, when heated through again add one cupful ofcream. Serve hot with croutons.SAGO SOUPWash one-half cup sago in warm water, add desired amount of boiling broth(meat or chicken), a little mace, and cook until the sago is soft, and serve.SALMON
6 SOUPTake the skin and bones from
SOUPTake the skin and bones from canned salmon and drain off the oil. Chop fineenough of the fish to measure two-thirds of a cup. Cook a thick slice of onion in a quart of milktwenty minutes in a double boiler. Thicken with one-quarter cup of flour rubbed smooth withone rounding tablespoonful of butter. Cook ten minutes, take out the onion, add a saltspoon ofpepper, one level teaspoon of salt and the salmon. Rub all through a fine strainer, and serve hot.The amount of salmon may be varied according to taste.SORREL SOUPWash thoroughly a pint of sorrel leaves and put in a saucepan with twotablespoonfuls of butter, four or five of the large outside leaves, a sliced onion, and a few smallsprigs of parsley. Toss over the fire for a few minutes, then sift into the pan two tablespoonfulsof flour and stir until blended with the butter remaining. Transfer to the soup kettle and pour ingradually, stirring all the time, three quarts of boiling water. Cook gently for fifteen or twentyminutes, then add a cupful of mashed potato and one of hot milk. Season with salt, pepper and alittle nutmeg. Have in the soup tureen some croutons of bread toasted brown, pour the hot soupover them and serve. The sorrel should be cut in fine pieces before cooking. This is one of thedelicacies of the early spring, its slightly acid flavor making it particularly appetizing.TOMATO SOUPPut one quart can of tomatoes, two cups of water, one-half level tablespoonof sugar, one level teaspoon of salt, four whole cloves, and four peppercorns together in asaucepan and simmer twenty minutes. Fry a rounding tablespoon of chopped onion and half asmuch minced parsley in a rounding tablespoon of butter until yellow, add two level tablespoonsof cornstarch. Stir until smooth, then turn into the boiling soup and simmer ten minutes. Addmore salt and pepper and strain. TOMATO SOUPInto a saucepan put one quart can of tomatoes and two cups of broth from soup bones. To make this cover the bones and meat with cold water and simmer slowly forseveral hours. Add to tomato and stock a bit of bay leaf, one stalk celery cut in pieces, sixpeppercorns, a level teaspoon of salt and a rounding teaspoon of sugar. Cook slowly until tomatois soft. Meanwhile put a rounding tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan and when melted andhot turn in a medium-sized onion cut fine. When this has cooked slowly until yellow, but notbrowned, add enough of the tomato to dilute it, then turn all back into the larger saucepan. Mixand press through a strainer to take out the seeds and bits of vegetables, reheat, and serve withsmall croutons.TOMATO SOUP, CORNED BEEF STOCKPut one quart can tomatoes on to boil, add sixpeppercorns, one-half inch blade of mace and a bit of bay leaf the same size. Fry one slicedonion in one level tablespoonful butter or beef fat until slightly colored, add this to the tomato,and simmer until the tomato is quite soft, and the liquor reduced one-half. Stir in one-fourthteaspoon of soda, and when it stops foaming turn into a puree strainer and rub the pulp through.Put the strained tomato on to boil again and add an equal amount of corned b
7 eef liquor, orenough to make three pints
eef liquor, orenough to make three pints in all.Melt one heaped tablespoon butter in a smooth saucepan, add one heaped tablespoon cornstarch,and gradually add part of the boiling soup. Stir as it thickens, and when smooth stir this into theremainder of the soup. Add one teaspoon salt and one-fourth teaspoon paprika. Reserve one pintof this soup to use with spaghetti. Serve buttered and browned crackers with the soup.VEGETABLE BROTHTake turnips, carrots, potatoes, beets, celery, all, or two or three, andchop real fine. Then mix with them an equal amount of cold water, put in a kettle, just bring to aboil, not allowing it to boil for about three or four hours, and then drain off the water. The flavorwill be gone from the vegetables and will be in the broth.VEGETABLE SOUPTake one-half a turnip, two carrots, three potatoes, three onions and alittle cabbage. Run through a meat chopper with coarse cutter and put to cook in cold water.Cook about three hours. If you wish you can put a little bit of cooking oil in. When cooked addone quart of tomatoes. This will need about six quarts of water.The most nutritious soups are made from peas and beans.VEGETABLE SOUP (without stock)One-half cup each of carrot and turnip, cut into smallpieces, three-fourths cup of celery, cut fine, one very small onion sliced thin, four leveltablespoons of butter, three-fourths cup of potato, cut into small dice, one and one-half quarts ofboiling water, salt and pepper to taste. Prepare the vegetables and cook the carrot, celery andonion in the butter for ten minutes without browning. Add the potato and cook for three minuteslonger, then add the water and cook slowly for one hour. Rub through a sieve, add salt andpepper to taste, and a little butter if desired.WHITE SOUPPut six pounds of lean gravy beef into a saucepan, with half gallon of waterand stew gently until all the good is extracted and remove beef. Add to the liquor six pounds ofknuckle of veal, one-fourth pound ham, four onions, four heads of celery, cut into small pieces, afew peppercorns and bunch of sweet herbs. Stew gently for seven or eight hours, skimming offthe fat as it rises to the top. Mix with the crumbs of two French rolls two ounces of blanchedsweet almonds and put in a saucepan with a pint of cream and a little stock, boil ten minutes,then pass through a silk sieve, using a wooden spoon in the process. Mix the cream and almondswith the soup, turn into a tureen, and serve.WINE SOUPPut the yolks of twelve eggs and whites of six in an enameled saucepan and beatthoroughly. Pour in one and a half breakfast cupfuls of water, add six ounces of loaf sugar, thegrated rind and strained juice of a large lemon, one and one-half pints of white wine. Whisk thesoup over a gentle fire until on the point of boiling, removing immediately. Turn into a tureen, and serve with a plate of sponge cakes or fancy biscuits. (This soup should be served as soon as taken from fire.)CHESTNUT SOUPPeel and blanch the chestnuts, boil them in salted water until quite soft,pass through a sieve, add more water if too thick, and a spoonful of butter or several of sweetc
8 ream, season to taste, and serve with sm
ream, season to taste, and serve with small squares of bread fried crisp in butter or olive oil.BOILED CODFISH, WITH CREAM SAUCETake out the inside of a cod by the white skinof the belly, taking care to remove all blood. Place the fish in a kettle with salted cold water boilfast at first, then slowly. When done take out and skin. Pour over it a sauce made as follows:One-fourth pound butter put into a stewpan with one tablespoonful of flour, moistened with onepint of cream or rich milk, and salt and pepper, and also one teaspoonful essence of anchovies.Place the pan over the fire and let thicken, but not boil.BOILED MACKERELPrepare and clean some mackerel. Put in water and boil until they aredone. When cooked, drain and put the mackerel on a hot dish. Blanch some fennel in saltedwater. When it is soft drain and chop finely. Put one tablespoonful in half pint of butter sauce.Serve in a sauce boat with the fish.BOILED SALMON WITH SAUCE TARTAREScrape the skin of the fish, wipe, and if youhave no regular fish kettle with a perforated lid, tie in a piece of cheesecloth and place gently in akettle of boiling salted water. Push the kettle back on the fire (where it will simmer gently,instead of boiling hard) and cook, allowing about six minutes to the pound. Remove carefully,drain, and chill. If the fish breaks and looks badly take out the bones, flake, pile lightly on theplatter and pour the sauce over it. This may be a hot sauce Hollandaise or a cold sauce tartare.BROILED MACKERELDraw and wash the mackerel. Cut off heads and rub over with saltand leave for an hour. Rub a gridiron with olive oil, lay the mackerel on it and broil over acharcoal fire. Place some chopped parsley and onions on a hot dish, with the hot fish, squeezingover the mackerel a little lemon juice. Serve hot.BROILED MACKEREL, WITH BLACK BUTTERTake some mackerel, open and removebones. Season with butter, pepper, and salt. Place the fish on a gridiron and broil over a clearfire. Put a part of the butter in a saucepan and stir it over the fire until it is richly browned,squeezing into it a little lemon juice. Place the fish on a hot dish, arrange some sprigs of parsleyaround it, and pour over it the butter sauce, and serve hot.CODFISH CONESWhen it is not convenient to make and fry fish balls try this substitute.Pick enough salt codfish into shreds to measure two cups and let stand in cold water for two ormore hours, then drain dry. Make a sauce from one cup of hot milk, two level tablespoons eachof flour and butter, and cook five minutes. Mash and season enough hot boiled potatoes tomeasure two cups, add the sauce and the fish and beat well with a fork. Shape in small cones, seton a butter pan, brush with melted butter and scatter fine bread crumbs over. Set in oven toCODFISH HASHTake a cup of cooked cod, pick in pieces and soak in cold water for twelvehours. Boil some potatoes and add them to the finely chopped fish, a little at a time. Put in asaucepan with some butter and stir. Let it cook gently.FINNAN HADDIE FISH CAKESThe finnan haddie parboiled with an equal quantity of mashed potatoes, season wi
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th melted butter, salt and pepper, add a beaten egg, and mold into FISH, EAST INDIA STYLEPeel two medium-sized onions, cut into thin slices. Put in astewpan with a small lump of butter and fry until lightly browned. Pour over them some whitestock, judging the quantity by that of the fish one ounce of butter, little curry powder, salt, lemonjuice, a little sugar, and cayenne pepper. Boil the stock for fifteen or twenty minutes, then straininto a stewpan, skim and put in the fish, having it carefully prepared. Boil gently, withoutbreaking the fish. Wash and boil half a cup of rice in water, and when cooked it should be driedand the grains unbroken. Turn the curry out on a hot dish, garnish with croutons of fried bread.Serve hot, with the rice in separate dish.FISH EN CASSEROLEOne of those earthen baking dishes with close-fitting cover of thesame ware and fit for placing on the table is especially useful for cooking fish. For instance, taketwo pounds of the thick part of cod or haddock, both of which are cheap fish. Take off the skinand lay in the casserole. Make a sauce from two cups of milk heated, with a good slice of onion,a rounding tablespoon of minced parsley, a small piece of mace, a few gratings of the yellowrind of lemon, half a level teaspoon of salt, and a little white pepper. Cook in the top of a doubleboiler for twenty minutes. Heat one-quarter cup of butter in a saucepan, add three leveltablespoons of flour, and cook smooth, turn on the hot milk after straining out the seasonings.Cook until thick and pour over the fish. Cover and bake half hour, then if the fish is done servein the same dish with little finely minced parsley scattered over.LOUISIANA CODMelt one-quarter cup of butter and let it begin to color, add two leveltablespoons of flour and stir until smooth. Add one cup of water and cook five minutes. Add halfa level teaspoon of salt, half as much pepper, and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Chop fine onemedium-size onion and one small green pepper, after taking out the seeds. Brown them in twotablespoons of butter, add one cup of strained tomatoes, a bit of bay leaf, and the prepared sauce.Put slices of cod cut an inch thick into a casserole, pour on the sauce, cover closely, and bake ina slow oven three-quarters of an hour.METELOTE OF HADDOCKWash and skin the haddock and remove the flesh from thebones in firm pieces suitable for serving. Put the head, bones and trimmings to cook in coldwater and add a small sliced onion and salt and pepper. Boil six good-sized onions until tender,then drain and slice and put half of them into a buttered baking dish. Arrange the pieces of fishon these, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then add the remaining onions. Drain the fish from thetrimmings, add to it two tablespoons lemon juice and pour it over onions and fish. Cover veryclosely and cook in the oven until the fish is tender. Then drain off the liquid, heat it to theboiling point, and thicken it with two eggs slightly beaten and diluted with a little of the hotliquid. Arrange the onions on a hot platter and place the fish on top, then pour over the thickenedA MOLD OF SALMONIf w
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here one cannot get fresh fish, the canned salmon makes adelicious mold. Serve very cold on a bed of crisp lettuce or cress. Drain off the juice from a canof salmon, and flake, picking out every fragment of bone and skin. Mix with the fish one egglightly beaten, the juice of a half lemon, a cup fine dry bread crumbs, and salt and pepper toseason. Pack in a buttered mold which has a tight-fitting tin cover, steam for two hours, andcool. After it gets quite cold set on the ice until ready to carve.OYSTERS A LA POULETTEOne quart oysters, four level tablespoons butter, four leveltablespoons flour, one-half level teaspoon salt, one-fourth level teaspoon celery salt, one-halfcup oysters liquor, one cup each of chicken stock and milk, juice one-half lemon. Look over theoysters, heat quickly to the boiling point, then drain and strain the liquor through cheesecloth.Melt the butter, add the flour, salt and celery salt, and when blended add the oyster liquor,chicken stock and milk, stirring until thick and smooth. Cook for five minutes, then add theoysters and lemon juice, and serve at once. OYSTER FRICASSEPut one pint of oysters into a double boiler or into the top of thechafing dish. As soon as the edges curl add the slightly beaten yolks of three eggs, a few grainsof pepper and half a teaspoon of salt. Set over hot water and as soon as the egg thickens add ateaspoon of lemon juice. Spread on slices of toasted brown bread and garnish with celery tips.Celery salt is a good addition to the seasoning.RECHAUFFE OF FINNAN HADDIECover a finnan haddie with boiling water and let itsimmer for twenty minutes, then remove the kettle and flake, discarding the skin and bones. Forthree cups of fish scald two cups of thin cream and add to the fish. Season with paprika or a dashof cayenne, and when thoroughly heated stir in the yolks of two eggs, diluted with a little hotSCALLOPED CLAMS IN SHELLChop the clams very fine and season with salt andcayenne pepper. In another dish mix some powdered crackers, moistened first with warm milk,then with clam liquor, a beaten egg and some melted butter, the quantity varying with the amountof clams used stir in the chopped clams. Wash clean as many shells as the mixture will fill, wipeand butter them, fill heaping full with the mixture, smoothing with a spoon. Place in rows in abaking pan and bake until well browned. Send to the table hot.SCALLOPED SHRIMPSMake a sauce with a level tablespoon of cornstarch, a roundingtablespoon of butter and one cup of milk cooked together five minutes. Season with one-quarterlevel teaspoon of salt and a few grains of cayenne. Add one can of shrimps after removing allbits of shell and mincing them fine. Use, if preferred, the same amount of fresh shrimps. Put intobuttered scallop shells, scatter fine bread crumbs over the top of each, and dot with bits of butter.Set in a quick oven to brown the crumbs, and serve hot in the shells.STEWED CODFISHTake a piece of boiled cod, remove the skin and bones and pick intoflakes. Put these in a stewpan, with a little butter, salt, pepper, minced parsley and juice of alemon. Put on the fire a
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nd when the contents of the pan are quite hot the fish is ready to serve.CODFISH CONESWhen it is not convenient to make and preparation into shapes, dip theminto egg beaten with cream, then in sifted breadcrumbs and let them stand for half an hour or soto dry then fry them a delicate color after plunging into boiling lard. Take them out, drain, placeon a napkin on a dish and serve. The remainder of the chicken stock may be used for makingconsomme or soup.BEEF, VEAL AND PORKBEEF EN CASSEROLEHave a steak cut two inches thick and broil two minutes on eachside. Lay in a casserole and pour round two cups of rich brown sauce add three onions cut inBEEF HASH CAKESChop cold corned beef fine and add a little more than the samemeasure of cold boiled potatoes, chopped less fine than the beef. Season with onion juice, makeinto small cakes, and brown in butter or beef drippings serve each cake on a slice of butteredtoast moistened slightly.BEEF RAGOUTAnother way to serve the remnants of cold meat is to melt one roundingtablespoon of butter in a pan and let it brown lightly. Add two rounding tablespoons of flour andstir until smooth and browned add one cup of strained tomato and one cup of stock or strainedgravy, or part gravy and part water. When this sauce is thickened add two cups of meat cut insmall, thin slices or shavings. Stir until heated through and no longer, as that will harden the meat. Season with salt and pepper, and serve at once. BOILED BONED HAMWash a ham, place it in a saucepan, cover with cold water and boilfor four or five hours, according to its size. Take out the bone, roll the ham and place it in a basinwith a large weight on top. When cold put it on a dish, garnish with parsley, and serve.BONED HAMHave the bone taken from a small ham and put into a kettle of cold water withone onion cut in quarters, a dozen cloves, and a bay leaf. Cook slowly until tender and do nottest it until you have allowed fifteen minutes to the pound. Take from the kettle, remove the skin,brush with beaten egg, sprinkle with bread crumbs and set in the oven to brown.BREADED CUTLETSHave the cutlets cut into portions of the right size for serving. Dusteach side with salt and pepper. Beat one egg with a tablespoon of cold water, dip the cutlets inthis and roll in fine bread crumbs. Fry three slices of salt pork in the frying-pan and cook thecutlets in this fat. As veal must be well done to be wholesome, cook it slowly about fifteenminutes. Serve with a gravy made from the contents of the pan or with a tomato sauce.BROILED LIVER AND BACONAs broiling in most cases is wasteful, the liver and baconare generally fried together, but the dish is somewhat spoiled by this method. The best way is tofry the well-trimmed slices of bacon, and after having washed and sliced the liver, say a third ofan inch thick, dry it on a cloth and dip in flour. Place in the bacon fat and broil over a clear fire,adding pepper and salt while cooking. When done lay on a dish, placing a piece of bacon oneach piece of liver.BROILED PIG'S FEETThoroughly clean as many pig's feet as are required, and splitl
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engthwise in halves, tying them with a broad tape so they will not open in cooking. Put in asaucepan with a seasoning of parsley, thyme, bay leaf, allspice, carrots and onions, withsufficient water to cover. Boil slowly until tender, and let them cool in the liquor. Dip in thebeaten yolks of eggs and warmed butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover with breadcrumbs seasoned with very finely chopped shallot and parsley. Put on a gridiron over a clear fireand broil until well and evenly browned. Unbind and arrange on a dish, garnish with friedparsley and serve.BROILED SHEEP'S KIDNEYSTo broil sheep's kidneys cut them open, put them on smallskewers. Season with salt and pepper and broil. When done serve with shallot or maitre d'hotelBRUNSWICK STEWCut up one chicken, preferably a good fat hen, cover with cold water,season with salt and pepper, and cook slowly until about half done. Add six ears of green corn,splitting through the kernels, one pint butter beans and six large tomatoes chopped fine. A littleonion may be added if desired. Cook until the vegetables are thoroughly done, but very slowly,so as to avoid burning. Add strips of pastry for dumplings and cook five minutes. Fresh pork canbe used in place of the chicken and canned vegetables instead of the fresh.CALVES' TONGUESWash and put into a saucepan with half a dozen slices of carrot, anonion sliced, five cloves, a teaspoon of whole peppercorns, and half a level tablespoon of salt.Cover with boiling water and simmer until tender. Drain and cool a little, then take off the skin.Drop back into the hot liquid to reheat. Serve with a sauce. Melt one-quarter cup of butter, addthree slightly rounding tablespoons of flour, stir and cook until browned, add two cups of broth,brown stock of rich gravy melted in hot water, one-half level teaspoon of salt, the same ofpaprika, a saltspoon of allspice, one tablespoon of vinegar, a few grains of cayenne, and half atablespoon of capers. Pour over the tongues and serve.CORNED BEEF HASHTo two cups of chopped cold corned beef, add two cups of choppedcold boiled potatoes. Heat three tablespoons of bacon fat in a frying pan and add the meat andpotato, add pepper and salt, if necessary, and moisten with water. Cook slowly until a nice brownunderneath. Roll from the pan on to a hot platter. Garnish with parsley and serve with pickled beets. ENGLISH POT ROASTCut one pound of cold roast into two-inch pieces, slice four goodsized potatoes thin, also one onion, into a deep dish, put a layer of the beef, one of potatoes, oneof onions, salt and pepper, another layer of meat, potatoes and onions, season again, add one cupgravy, and over all put a thick layer of potatoes. Bake three hoursthe longer and slower theFRANKFORT SAUSAGEFor this use any part of the pig, but equal quantities of lean andfat. Mince fine, season with ground coriander seed, salt, pepper, and a small quantity of nutmeg.Have ready skins, well cleaned and soaked in cold water for several hours, fill with the seasonedmeat, secure the ends and hang in a cool, dry place until needed.FRIED HAMCut off a thick slice of ham
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. Place in a saucepan over the fire, with sufficientwater to cover and let come to a boil. Pour off the water, and fry the ham slowly until it is brownon both sides. Season with pepper and serve. Eggs are usually served with fried ham. They maybe fried in the same pan or separately, in sufficient grease to prevent burning. Season with saltand pepper, place around the ham.HAM AND CHICKEN PIETrim off the skin of some cold chicken and cut the meat intosmall pieces. Mix with an equal quantity of finely chopped lean ham and a small lot of choppedshallot. Season with salt, pepper and pounded mace, moisten with a few tablespoonfuls of whitestock. Butter a pie dish, line the edges with puff paste and put in the mixture, placing puff pasteover the top. Trim it around the edges, moisten and press together, cut a small hole in the top,and bake in a moderate oven. When cooked, pour a small quantity of hot cream through the holein the top of the pie, and serve.HAM CROQUETTESChop very fine one-fourth of a pound of ham mix with it an equalquantity of boiled and mashed potatoes, two hard boiled eggs chopped, one tablespoonfulchopped parsley. Season to taste. Then stir in the yolk of an egg. Flour the hands and shape themixture into small balls. Fry in deep fat. Place on a dish, garnish with parsley and serve.HASH WITH DROPPED EGGSMince or grind cold cooked meat and add two-thirds asmuch cold chopped vegetables. The best proportions of vegetables are half potato and one-quarter each of beets and carrots. Put a little gravy stock or hot water with butter melted in it,into a saucepan, turn in the meat and vegetables and heat, stirring all the time. Season with salt,pepper, and a little onion juice if liked. Turn into a buttered baking dish, smooth over, and set inthe oven to brown. Take up and press little depressions in the top, and drop an egg into each. Setback into the oven until the egg is set, but not cooked hard. Serve in the same dish.LAMB CHOPS EN CASSEROLETrim off the superfluous fat from the chops, and placethem in a casserole with a medium sized onion, sliced and separated into rings. Cover each layerof chops with the onion rings, then add a pint of boiling water. Cover and cook for one hour andone-half in a moderate oven. Add salt and pepper and some sliced carrot, and cook until thecarrot is tender. Remove the chops to a hot platter and pour over them the gravy which may bethickened, then garnish with the carrot.LAMB CURRYCut the meat into small pieces, (and the inferior portions, such as the neckcan be utilized in a curry), roll in flour and fry in hot olive oil, pork fat, or butter, until a richbrown. Mince or slice an onion and fry in the same way. Then put into a saucepan, cover withboiling water, and simmer until the bones and gristly pieces will slip out. When the meat issufficiently tender add a cupful each strained tomato and rice, then a powder. Cook ten minuteslonger and serve.MEAT PIEChop fine, enough of cold roast beef to make two cupfuls, also one small onion,pare as many potatoes as desired and boil, mash and cream as for mashed potatoes. Drain acupful of tomato li
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quid free from seeds, stir meat, onion and tomato juice together, put in a deep dish, spread potatoes over the top and bake in a hot oven. MINCED MUTTONMince the meat from a cold roast of mutton, put into a saucepan. Makea roux, moisten with a little stock and season with salt and pepper, adding butter and somegherkins. Put the minced meat into the sauce and let it cook without boiling. Serve with thinslices of bread around the plate.PIG'S EARS, LYONNAISESinge off all the hair from pig's ears, scrape and wash well andcut lengthwise into strips. Place them in a saucepan with a little stock, add a small quantity offlour, a few slices of onion fried, salt and pepper to taste. Place the pan over a slow fire andsimmer until the ears are thoroughly cooked. Arrange on a dish, add a little lemon juice to theliquor and pour over the ears. Serve with a garnish of fried bread.PORK CUTLETS AND ANCHOVY SAUCEBroil on a well greased gridiron, over the fire,nicely cut and trimmed cutlets of pork. Place frills on the bones of the cutlets. Serve very hotwith Anchovy Sauce.RAGOUT OF COOKED MEATCut one pint of cold meat into half-inch dice, removing thefat, bone and gristle. Put the meat into a stew pan, cover with boiling water and simmer slowlytwo or three hours or until very tender. Then add half a can of mushrooms cut fine, twotablespoons of lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Wet one tablespoonful of cornstarch to asmooth paste with a little cold water and stir into the boiling liquor, add a teaspoon of caramel ifnot brown enough. Cook ten minutes and serve plain or in a border of mashed potatoes. Theseasoning may be varied by using one teaspoon of curry powder, a few grains of cayenne or halfa tumbler of currant jelly and salt to taste.RICE AND BEEF CROQUETTESTo use up cold meat economically combine two cups ofchopped beef or mutton with two cups of freshly boiled rice. Season well with salt, pepper, onionjuice, a large teaspoon of minced parsley, and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Pack on a large plateand set away to cool. After the mixture is cold, shape into croquettes, dip into beaten egg, roll infine crumbs and fry in smoking hot fat.ROLLED RIB ROASTHave the backbone and ribs removed and utilize them for making astew for lunch. Tie the meat into a round shape and sprinkle it with salt and pepper, then dredgewith flour and place in a dripping pan. Have the oven hot when the meat is first put into it, inorder that it may be seared over quickly to prevent the juices from escaping. Then reduce the heatand baste with the fat in the pan. When done place on a hot platter and surround with ricedSHEEP'S BRAINS, WITH SMALL ONIONSTake sheep's brains. Soak in lukewarm waterand blanch. Stew with thin slices of bacon, a little white wine, parsley, shallots, cloves, smallonions, salt and pepper. When done arrange the brains on a dish, with the onion's around reducethe sauce and serve. Calves' brains may be dressed in the same way.SHEEP'S TONGUESSheep's tongues are usually boiled in water and then broiled. To dressthem, first skin and split down the center. Dip them in butter or sweet
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oil, mixed with parsley,green onions, mushrooms, clove of garlic, all shredded fine, salt and pepper. Then cover withbread crumbs and broil. Serve with an acid sauce.SHOULDER OF VEAL BRAISEDBuy a shoulder of veal and ask the butcher to bone it andsend the bones with the meat. Cover the bones with cold water and when it comes to a boil skim,then add a little onion and carrot and a few seasoning herbs and any spices desired. Simmergently for an hour or so until you have a pint of stock. To make the stuffing take a stale loaf, cutoff the crust and soak in a little cold water until soft. Rub the crumbs of the loaf as fine aspossible in the hands, then add to the soaked and softened crust. Chop a half cup of suet fine, putinto a frying pan a tablespoon of the suet, and when hot add an onion chopped fine. Cook untilbrown then add to the bread with regular poultry seasoning or else salt, pepper, and a bit of thyme. Mix well and stuff the cavity in the shoulder, then pull the flaps of the meat over and sew up. Put the rest of the suet in the frying pan and having dusted the meat with flour, salt andpepper and a sprinkling of sugar, brown on all sides in the fat into the bottom of the braising pan,which may be any shallow iron pot or granite kettle with a tight cover, put a layer of thin slicedonions and carrots, a bit of bay leaf and sprigs of parsley, and on this lay the meat. Add two orthree cloves, pour hot stock around it, cover closely and braise in a hot oven for three hours.SPANISH CHOPSGash six French chops on outer edge, extending cut more than half waythrough lean meat. Stuff, dip in crumbs, egg and crumbs, fry in deep fat five minutes and drainon brown paper.For the stuffing mix six tablespoons of soft bread crumbs, three tablespoons of chopped cookedham, two tablespoons chopped mushroom caps, two tablespoons melted butter, salt and pepper toHARICOT OF MUTTONTo make a la bourgeoise, cut a shoulder of mutton in pieces aboutthe width of two fingers. Mix a little butter with a tablespoonful of flour and place over a slowfire, stirring until the color of cinnamon. Put in the pieces of meat, giving them two or three turnsover the fire, then add some stock, if you have it, or about half pint of hot water, which must bestirred in a little at a time. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, green onions, bay leaf, thyme,garlic, cloves, and basil. Set the whole over a slow fire and when half done skim off as much fatas possible. Have ready some turnips, cut in pieces, and stew with the meat. When done take outthe herbs and skim off what fat remains, reducing the stock if too thin.VEAL CROQUETTESMake a thick sauce from one cup of milk, two level tablespoons ofbutter, and four level tablespoons of flour. Cook five minutes, season with salt, pepper and celerysalt, and a few drops of lemon juice, and a tablespoon of finely minced parsley. Add two cups ofcold cooked veal chopped fine and cool the mixture. Shape into little rolls, dip in an egg beatenwith one tablespoon of water then roll in fine bread crumbs. Fry in deep smoking hot fat. Be sureto coat the whole surface with egg and to have the fat ver
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y hot, as the mixture has been cookedonce and merely needs beating to the center and browning on the outside.VEAL LOAFMince fine three pounds lean raw veal and a quarter of a pound of fat pork. Adda half onion chopped fine or grated, a tablespoonful of salt, a teaspoonful pepper and aspoonful seasoning herbs. Mix well, add two-thirds of a cup cracker crumbs, a half cup vealgravy, the yolk of one egg and the whites of two beaten together. Form into a loaf, pressingfirmly together. Brush over with the yolk of an egg, dust with finely rolled cracker crumbs andset in a greased rack in the dripping pan. When it begins to brown, turn a cup of hot water intothe pan and baste frequently until done. It will take about an hour and a half in a moderate oven.VEAL PATTIESMake a sauce of two level tablespoons each of butter and flour, one cup ofstock or boiling water, and one cup of thin cream. Cook five minutes, add two cups of finelychopped cooked veal, half a level teaspoon of salt, a saltspoon of pepper, also the beaten yolks oftwo eggs, and a tablespoon of finely minced parsley. As soon as the egg thickens take from thefire and fill hot pastry cases.VIRGINIA STEWA half grown chicken or two squirrels, one slice of salt pork, twelve largetomatoes, three cups of lima beans, one large onion, two large Irish potatoes, twelve ears of corn,one-fourth pound of butter, one-fourth pound of lard, one gallon of boiling water, twotablespoonfuls salt and pepper mix as any ordinary soup and let it cook for a couple of hours ormore, then serve.BROILING STEAKWhile many prefer steak fairly well done, still the great majority desireto have it either rare, or certainly not overdone. For those who wish a steak well donecompletely throughand still not to have the outside crisp to a cinder, it is necessary to cut thesteak possibly as thin as one-half inch, and then the outside can have that delicious and intense scorching which quickly prevents the escape of juices, and also gives the slightly burned taste which at its perfect condition is the most delicious flavor from my own preference that can begiven to a steak. By this I do not mean a steak burned to a cinder, but slightly scorched over avery hot fire.FOR RARE BROILED STEAKFor those who are fond of rare steak it can be cut from oneinch to one and one-quarter inches in thickness and the outside thoroughly and quickly broiled,leaving the inside practically only partially cooked, so that the blood will follow the knife andstill the steak has been heated completely through and a thin crust on either side has been wellcooked, which has formed the shell to retain the juices.PROPERLY FRYING STEAKTo fry steak properly (although some claim it is not proper tofry steak under any circumstances), it is necessary to have the butter, oleo, fat or grease pipinghot, for two reasons: First, the steak sears over quickly, and the juices are thus retained within thesteak to better advantage than by the slow process of cooking, but even more important is the factthat the incrustation thus formed not only holds the juices within the steak, but prevents the fat
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from penetrating and making the steak greasy, soggy and unattractive. As a rule, however, wemust acknowledge that broiled steak is in varying degrees largely superior to fried steak.BROILED LOIN STEAKSTwo loin steaks of about a pound each: season with salt andpepper to taste, baste on either side with a little oil. Place on a broiler over a bright charcoal fire,and broil for six minutes, on each side. Serve on a hot dish with Bordeaux sauce and garnishwith rounds of marrow.FRIED HAMBURG STEAK, WITH RUSSIAN SAUCESelect a piece of buttock beef,remove the fat and chop very fine. Add finely chopped shallot, two eggs, salt, pepper, and gratednutmeg. Mix well and form into balls. Roll in bread crumbs and fry with a little clarified butterfour or five minutes, turning frequently. Serve with Russian sauce.FRIED SAUSAGE MEATRoll sausage meat into small balls, wrapping each in a thin rasherof bacon and fasten with a skewer. Fry lightly in a little butter. Serve with fried parsley andcroutons of fried bread. Serve hot.ROAST BEEF, AMERICAN STYLELay the meat on sticks in a dripping pan, so as not totouch the water which is placed in the bottom of the pan. Season with salt and pepper and roastfor three or four hours, basting frequently. When done sift over the top browned cracker crumbsand garnish with parsley.ROAST BEEF ON SPITRemove most of the flap from sirloin and trim neatly. Have a clearbrisk fire and place the meat close to it for the first half hour, then move it farther away, bastingfrequently, and when done sprinkle well with salt. The gravy may be prepared by taking the meatfrom the dripping pan which will have a brown sediment. Pour in some boiling water and salt.Strain over the meat. A thickening of flour may be added if necessary. Garnish with horseradishand serve with horseradish sauce.ROAST RIBS OF BEEFBreak off the ends of the bones of the desired amount of ribs takeout the shin-bone, and place the meat in a baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and spread some smalllumps of butter over it and dust with flour, baking in a moderate oven till done. Serve hot andgarnish with horseradish.ROAST SHOULDER OF PORKRemove the bone from a shoulder of pork and spread itover inside with a stuffing of sage and onions, filling the cavity where the bone was taken out.Roll up and secure with a string, put in a pan and roast in a very hot oven till done. When doneput on a dish, skim off the fat in the pan, add a little water and a tablespoon of made mustard,boil the gravy once and pass through a strainer over the meat and serve.SMOKED BEEF WITH CREAMPlace the finely minced beef in a stewpan with a lump of butter, cooking it for two minutes, and moisten slightly with a little cream, add two tablespoonfuls of bechamel sauce. Serve as soon as it boils up.Cut the steak half an inch thick from between the two ribs, remove all gristle and fat,and trim in the shape of a flat pear. Sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper and oil to preventoutside hardening. Broil ten minutes over a moderate and even fire. Place about four ounces ofmaitre d'hotel butter on a dish. Lay the steak upon it an
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d garnish with fried potatoes, servingeither piquant, D'Italian, or tomato sauce.STEWED SAUSAGE WITH CABBAGEProcure a medium sized white cabbage, remove allthe green leaves, and cut it into quarters, removing the center stalks. Wash thoroughly in coldwater, drain well and cut into small pieces. Put in boiling salted water for five minutes. Take outand put in cold water and cool moderately. Drain in a colander and put in a saucepan with onegill of fat from soup stock or one ounce of butter. Season with a pinch of salt and one-half pinchof pepper, a medium sized onion and a carrot cut into small quarters. Put on the cover of thesaucepan, set on a moderate fire and cook for half an hour. Take twelve sausages, prick themwith a fork, add them to the cabbage and allow all to cook together for twelve minutes. Dress thecabbage on a hot dish and arrange the sausages and carrot on top. Serve very hot.SUCKLING PIGThe pig should not be more than a month or six weeks old, and if possibleshould be dressed the day after it is killed. First, scald it as follows: Soak the pig in cold waterfor fifteen minutes, then plunge it into boiling water. Hold it by the head and shake around untilthe hairs begin to loosen. Take out of the water and rub vigorously with a coarse towel, until allhairs are removed. Cut the pig open, remove the entrails, wash thoroughly in cold water. Dry ona towel, cut the feet off at the first joint leaving enough skin to turn over and keep it wrapped ina wet cloth until ready for use.ASPARAGUS SALADCook the asparagus in salted water, drain and chill. Serve with Frenchdressing or sprinkle lightly with a little oil dressing let stand a half hour and serve withmayonnaise or boiled dressing as any one of the three distinct kinds is appropriate with thisBEET SALADBake the beets until tender, remove the skins and place them in the ice box tochill. Shred a white cabbage finely and sprinkle well with salt and use lettuce leaves to line thesalad bowl. Slice the beets, place them on the lettuce, spread with a layer of cabbage, garnishwith sliced beets cut in points and dress with mayonnaise or boiled dressing.BIRDS NEST SALADHave ready as many crisp leaves of lettuce as may be required to makea dainty little nest for each person. Curl them into shape and in each one place tiny speckled eggsmade by rolling cream cheese into shape, then sprinkle with fine chopped parsley. Serve withFrench dressing hidden under the leaves of the nest.CABBAGE SALADChop or shave fine, half a medium size head of cabbage that has beenleft in cold water until crisp, then drain. Season with salt and pepper, then pour over it a dressingmade this way: Beat the yolks of two eggs, add two tablespoons of melted butter and beat again.Add two tablespoons thick sour cream, two tablespoons sugar, a sprinkle of mustard and half cupof vinegar. Beat until thoroughly mixed, pour over the cabbage and toss lightly until uniformlyCAULIFLOWER MAYONNAISETake cold boiled cauliflower, break into branches, addingsalt, pepper and vinegar to season. Heap on a platter, making the flowers come to a point at the top. Surround
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with a garnish of cooked and diced carrots, turnips, green peas. Pour mayonnaise over all, chill and serve. Another garnish for cauliflower is pickled beets.CELERY AND NUT SALADCut enough celery fine to measure two cups, add one cup offinely shredded or shaved cabbage and one and one-half cups of walnut meats, broken in smallpieces, but not chopped. Mix and moisten on a serving dish and garnish with celery tips.CREOLE SALADHalf cup of olive oil, five tablespoons of vinegar, half teaspoon ofpowdered sugar, one teaspoon salt, two tablespoons chopped red pepper, three tablespoonschopped green peppers, half Bermuda onion, parsley and lettuce and serve.FISH SALADRemove skin and bones and flake cold cooked fish. Sprinkle with salt andpepper and add a few drops of lemon juice. Arrange on a bed of shredded lettuce in the shape ofa fish. Cover with mayonnaise or cream dressing and garnish with hard boiled eggs and parsley.JELLIED CUCUMBERPare and slice cucumbers and cook in water to cover until tender.Drain, season with salt, a few grains of cayenne, and to one cup of the cooked cucumber add alevel teaspoon of gelatin dissolved in a spoonful of cold water. Stir the soaked gelatin in whilethe cucumber is hot. Set into a cold place to chill and become firm. If a large mold is used breakup roughly into pieces, if small molds are taken then unmold onto lettuce leaves and serve withNUT AND CELERY SALADCover one cup of walnut meats and two slices of onion withboiling water, to which is added a teaspoon of salt. Cook half an hour, drain, turn into ice coldwater for ten minutes, then rub off the brown skin. Add the nuts broken in small pieces to twocups of celery cut in small pieces crosswise. Use only the white inner stalks, serve with a creamTwo cups of apples cut into small pieces, one cup celery cut into small pieces, onecup English walnuts. Serve on a lettuce leaf with mayonnaise dressing, made without mustard,and thinned with cream. Garnish dish that dressing is made in with a little garlic.SPANISH TOMATOESChoose ten or a dozen large tomatoes, cut a slice from the stem endof each and scoop out the inside. Put the pulp into a basin with two ounces of melted butter, twotablespoonfuls of lemon juice, half a pound of chestnuts, boiled and grated, and seasoning of saltand white pepper to taste. Fill the tomatoes with this, which should be about the consistency ofthick cream, spread with a thick mayonnaise, garnish with chopped parsley and serve on lettuceTOMATO BASKETSTomato baskets are charming accessories for holding vegetable salad,chicken, shrimps, cold beans, asparagus tips, shredded celery, cucumbers cut in cubes andminced peppers. Choose firm, smooth tomatoes, not too large and as nearly one size as possible.Dip for half a minute in boiling water, skin and set in ice box to chill. Cut out pulp and seeds,dress the cavity with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar, then fill with the salad, seasoned with Frenchdressing or mayonnaise. Handles of watercress may be attached to these baskets. Set on lettuceor cress, as desired.TRIANON SALADCut one grape fruit and two oranges in
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sections and free from seeds andmembrane. Skin and seed one cup white grapes and cut one-third cup pecan nut meats in smallpieces. Mix ingredients, arrange on a bed of romaine and pour over the following dressing: Mixfour tablespoons olive oil, one tablespoon grape juice, one tablespoon grape vinegar, one-fourthteaspoon paprika, one-eighth teaspoon pepper and one tablespoon finely chopped Roquefortcheese. This dressing should stand in the ice-box four or five hours to become seasoned.CREAM DRESSINGMix one-half level tablespoon each of salt and mustard, three-quarterslevel tablespoon of sugar, one egg slightly beaten, two and one-half tablespoons of melted butter,three-quarters cup of cream, and heat in a double boiler. When hot add very slowly one-quarter cup of hot vinegar, stirring all the time. When thickened strain and cool. FRENCH DRESSINGFor party of six five tablespoons of oil and three of vinegar, juice ofhalf lemon, two drops tabasco, tablespoon of salt, slice of onion, and boil for three minutes andready for service. Strain and bottle and put in ice box, shake before using each time.SALAD DRESSINGWhen making salad for a large family take quart bottle with a ratherwide mouth, put in one-half cup of vinegar, one and one-half cups of olive oil, two levelteaspoons of salt and one-half level teaspoon of pepper cork the bottle tightly and shakevigorously until an emulsion is made. The proportion of vinegar may be larger if not very strongand more salt and pepper used if liked. Use from the bottle and shake well each time any is used.Instructions for Preparing Poultry Before Dressing.To serve poultry tender and delicate it should be kept some hours after being killed beforeboiling or roasting. Poultry intended for dinner should be killed the evening before. Whenpoultry has ceased to bleed, before picking put it into cold water, in a vessel large enough tocompletely cover it. Then take out and soak in boiling water for a few minutes. Pick it, beingcareful to take out all the small feathers. When cleaning the inside of poultry or game be sure notto break the gall bladder, for it will give a bitter taste to the meat. Be equally careful not to tearthe intestines near the gizzard, as it will make the inside dirty and spoil the whole bird.POULTRY AND POULTRY DRESSINGSBOHEMIAN CHICKENSelect a young and tender chicken and prepare as for frying orbroiling. Place in a frying pan a pat of butter and place on the fire. Beat to a smooth, thin battertwo eggs, three spoonfuls of milk and a little flour, season, dip each piece of the chicken in thisbatter and fry a rich brown in the heated butter.CHICKEN A LA TARTAREHave a chicken dressed and split down the back it should notweigh over two and a half pounds. Put one quarter cup of butter in a frying pan with a teaspoonof finely minced parsley, half a teaspoon of salt and a little pepper. Brown each half of thechicken in the butter and on both sides. Take up the chicken, brush the inside over with an eggbeaten with one tablespoon of cold water, lay in a dripping pan and dust over the egg half a cupof fine bread crumbs mixed with the same amo
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unt of minced cooked ham. Set in a hot oven andfinish cooking. Serve on a hot dish with sauce tartare. The chicken will cook best if laid in a wirebroiler resting on the dripping pan.CHICKEN BROILED IN PAPERSplit a chicken and let it soak for two hours in oil mixedwith parsley, sliced onion, cloves, salt and pepper. Put each half in papers, enclosing all theseasoning and broil over a very slow fire. When done take off the paper, bacon, etc., and servewith sauce a la ravigotte.CHICKEN CROQUETTESStir a pint of fine chopped chicken into a cup and a quarter ofsauce made of one-third cup of flour, three tablespoons of butter, a cup of chicken stock andone-fourth cup of cream, season with a few drops of onion juice, a teaspoon of lemon, oneteaspoonful celery salt and pepper. When thoroughly chilled form into cylindrical shapes, roll inegg and bread crumbs and fry in deep fat. Serve surrounded with peas and figures stamped uponcooked slices of carrot. Season with salt, paprika and butter.CHICKEN CROQUETTESTake two chickens weighing about two pounds each, put theminto a saucepan with water to cover, add two onions and carrots, a small bunch of parsley andthyme, a few cloves and half a grated nutmeg, and boil until birds are tender then remove the skin, gristle and sinews and chop the meat as fine as possible. Put into a saucepan one pound of butter and two tablespoonfuls of flour, stir over the fire for a few minutes and add half a pint ofthe liquor the chickens were cooked in and one pint of rich cream, and boil for eight or tenminutes, stirring continually. Remove the pan from the fire, season with salt, pepper, gratednutmeg and a little powdered sweet marjoram, add the chopped meat and stir well. Then stir inrapidly the yolks of four eggs, place the saucepan on the fire for a minute, stirring well, turn themass onto a dish, spread it out and let it get cold. Cover the hands with flour and form thepreparation into shapes, dip them into egg beaten with cream, then in sifted breadcrumbs and letthem stand for half an hour or so to dry then fry them a delicate color after plunging into boilinglard. Take them out, drain, place on a napkin on a dish and serve. The remainder of the chickenstock may be used for making consomme or soup.CHICKEN CROQUETTES WITH FISH FLAVORThe foundation of all croquettes is athick white sauce which stiffens when cold, so that mixed with minced fish, chicken or othercompounds it can be easily handled and shaped into pears, cylinders, ovals, etc. When cooked thecroquettes should be soft and creamy inside. This sauce is made as follows:Scald in a double boiler one pint rich milk or cream. Melt in a granite saucepan two eventablespoons butter, then add two heaping tablespoonfuls cornstarch or flour, and one tablespoonof flavor.When blended add one-third of the hot cream and keep stirring as it cooks and thickens. Whenperfectly smooth put in all the cream. The sauce should be very thick. Add the seasoning, a halfteaspoonful of salt, a half teaspoonful celery salt, white peppers or paprika to taste, then theIn shaping the croquettes take about a tablespoonful of the m
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ixture and handling gently andcarefully, press gently into whatever shape is desired. Have ready a board sprinkled lightly withbread or cracker crumbs, and roll the croquettes lightly in this, taking care not to exert pressuresufficient to break them. Coat the croquettes with some slightly salted beaten egg. Then rollagain in the crumbs. Fry in deep hot fat, a few at a time, then drain on paper.CHICKEN POT PIECut a fowl into pieces to serve and cook in water to cover until thebones will come out easily. Before taking them out drop dumplings in, cover closely and cookten minutes without lifting the cover. The liquid should be boiling rapidly when the dough is putin and kept boiling until the end. For the dumplings sift two cups of flour twice with half a levelteaspoon of salt and four level teaspoons of baking powder. Mix with about seven-eighths cup ofmilk, turn out on a well floured board and pat out half an inch thick. Cut into small cakes. If thissoft dough is put into the kettle in spoonfuls the time of cooking must be doubled. The bones andmeat will keep the dough from settling into the liquid and becoming soggy. Arrange the meat inthe center with dumplings around the edge and a sprig of parsley between each. Thicken theliquid and season with salt and pepper as needed and a rounding tablespoon of butter.CHICKEN TIMBALESMix three-fourths of a cupful of flour with a half teaspoonful of salt.Add gradually while stirring constantly, one-half cupful of milk and one well beaten egg and onetablespoonful of olive oil. Shape, using a hot Swedish timbale iron, and cook in deep fat untildelicately brown. Take from the iron and invert on brown paper to drain. To make the filling fora dozen timbales, remove bones and skin from a pint bowlful of the white or white and darkmeat mixed of cold boiled or roasted chicken, and cut in half inch pieces. Put over the first in asaucepan two tablespoonfuls of butter and two of flour and when melted and blended add milkand chicken broth, a cupful and a half or more as desired to make a rich cream sauce. Seasonwith salt and pepper, add the chicken and, if preferred, one-half cupful of mushrooms cut inpieces the same size as the chicken. Then brown in butter before adding to the sauce. Fill theDEVILED CHICKENSplit the chickens down the back and broil until done, lay on a hot dripping pan and spread on a sauce, scatter fine crumbs over and set in a quick oven to brown. For the sauce beat a rounding tablespoon of butter light with one-half teaspoon of mixedmustard, one teaspoon of vinegar and a pinch of cayenne.FRICASSED TURKEY OR GOOSE GIBLETSScald and pick giblets. Put them in asaucepan with a piece of butter, a bunch of parsley, green onions, thyme, bay-leaf and a fewmushrooms warm these over the fire, with a sprinkle of flour moistened with stock or water,adding salt and pepper to taste. Reduce to a thick sauce, adding to it the yolks of two eggs, andlet simmer without boiling. Serve with sprinkling of vinegar.FRIED CHICKENCut up two chickens. Put a quarter of a pound of butter, mixed with aspoonful of flour, into a saucepan with pepper, salt, little
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vinegar, parsley, green onions, carrotsand turnips, into a saucepan and heat. Steep the chicken in this marinade three hours, havingdried the pieces and floured them. Fry a good brown. Garnish with fried parsley.JELLIED CHICKENFor jellied chicken have on hand three pounds of chicken that has beenboiled and cut from the bone in strips. Mix a quart of rich chicken stock that has been boileddown and cleared with a teaspoonful each of lemon juice, chopped parsley, a dash of celery saltand a quarter teaspoonful each of salt and paprika. At the last stir in a teaspoonful of granulatedgelatin that has been dissolved. When the jelly begins to thicken add the chicken and turn it intoa mold. To have the chicken scattered evenly through the jelly, stand the dish containing the jellyin a pan of ice and turn in the jelly layer by layer, covering each with chicken as soon as it beginsto thicken.MARBLED CHICKENSteam a young fowl until tender or cook it gently in a small amountof water. Cut all the meat from the bones, keeping the white and dark meat separate. Chop themeat with a sharp knife, but do not grind it, season with salt and pepper. Press into a moldmaking alternate layers of light and dark meat. Strain the broth in which the fowl was cookedand which should be reduced by cooking to a small amount, season with salt and pepper, add atablespoon of butter after skimming clear of all fat. Pour this broth over the meat and set all inthe ice chest until cold and firm. Unmold and cut in thin slices with a sharp knife, then if likedgarnish with cress and sliced lemon and serve.POTTED CHICKENTruss a small broiler in shape and lay in casserole. Brush it generouslywith melted butter, put on the cover, and cook twenty minutes. Now add one cup of rich stock orbeef extract dissolved in hot water to make a good strength. Cover and finish cooking. Serveuncovered in the same dish with spoonfuls of potato balls, small carrots sliced and tiny stringbeans laid alternately round the chicken. The vegetables should each be cooked separately.PRESSED CHICKENCut as for a stew. Skin the feet and place in the bottom of a stew pan.Arrange the fowl on top, just cover with water, and cook slowly until tender. Do not let the meatbrown. Separate the dark and light meat and throw away the feet, from which the gluten has beenextracted. Chop liver, skin, heart and gizzard fine. Add these chopped giblets to a dressing ofstale bread crumbs seasoned and moistened with a little hot water and butter. Arrange the largepieces of meat around the sides and bottom of a baking dish, alternating dark and light, and fillalternately with dressing and chicken until the dish is full. Remove the fat from the water inwhich the chicken was cooked, heat boiling hot and pour over the chicken. Put into a press forseveral hours and when cold slice.ROAST CHICKENHaving drawn and trussed the chicken put it between some slices ofbacon, take care to fasten the feet to the spit to keep it together, baste it with its gravy, when welldone through, serve with cress round the dish, season with salt and vinegar. The chicken andbacon should be covered with
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buttered paper, until five minutes of the bird being done, then takeoff the paper, and finish the roasting by a very bright fire.STUFFED CHICKENPut a pint of milk into a saucepan with a good handful of crumbs of bread and boil until very thick. Set away to cool. Add to this parsley, chopped green onion, thyme, salt, pepper, piece of butter and the yolks of four eggs, and place in body of chicken,sewing up the opening. Roast the chicken between rashers of bacon.TURKEY GIBLETS A LA BOURGEOISEThe giblets of turkey consist of the pinions, feet,neck and gizzard. After having scalded pick them well and put in a saucepan with a piece ofbutter, some parsley, green onions, clove of garlic, sprig of thyme, bay-leaf, a spoonful of flourmoistened with stock, salt and pepper. Brown to a good color.TURKEY TRUFFLESTake a fat turkey, clean and singe it. Take three or four pounds oftruffles, chopping up a handful with some fat bacon and put into a saucepan, together with thewhole truffles, salt, pepper, spices and a bay-leaf. Let these ingredients cook over a slow fire forthree-quarters of a hour, take off, stir and let cool. When quite cold place in body of turkey, sewup the opening and let the turkey imbibe the flavor of the truffles by remaining in a day or two, ifthe season permits. Cover the bird with slices of bacon and roast.ANCHOVY STUFFINGPut some large fine chopped onions into a frying pan with a little oilor butter and fry them to a light brown. Put them in a basin and add some breadcrumbs that havebeen dipped in water and squeeze quite dry. Then add a small piece of liver of the bird to bestuffed. The filling of seven or eight salted anchovies, a pinch of parsley, with a few choppedcapers. Work these well together, sprinkle over a little pepper and thicken the mixture with yolksof eggs, when it is ready for use.CHESTNUT STUFFINGPeel a sound good-sized shallot, chop it up fine, place it in asaucepan on a hot fire with one tablespoonful of butter and heat it for three minutes withoutbrowning. Then add one-fourth pound of sausage meat and cook for five minutes longer. Add tenfinely chopped mushrooms and a dozen well pounded cooked peeled chestnuts and stir all welltogether, season with one pinch of salt, half pinch of pepper, one-half saltspoon of powderedthyme, and one teaspoonful of finely chopped parsley. Let this come to a boil, add one halfounce of sifted bread crumbs and twenty-five or thirty whole cooked and shelled chestnuts andmix all well together, being careful not to break the chestnuts. Allow to cool and then is ready forCHESTNUT STUFFING FOR TURKEYPut a dozen or fifteen large chestnuts into asaucepan of water, and boil them until they are quite tender, then take off the shells and skins, putinto a mortar and pound them. Put four ounces of shredded beef suet into a basin, stir in one-halfpound of bread crumbs, season with salt and pepper to taste, and squeeze in a little lemon juice.Mix in a pound of chestnuts and stuffing will be ready for use.CHESTNUT STUFFING WITH TRUFFLESRemove the dark or outer skins from somechestnuts, immerse in boiling water for a few minu
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tes, remove the light skins and boil for abouttwenty minutes, put in a saucepan one pound of fat bacon and two shallots, and keep these overthe fire for a few minutes. Then add the whole chestnuts, also one-half pound of chestnutspreviously cut out into small pieces, put in pepper, spices and salt to taste, and a small quantityof powdered margoram and thyme. Hold it over the fire a little longer, turning it occasionally. Itis then ready for use.CHICKEN LIVER STUFFING FOR BIRDSChop a half pound of fat chicken livers in smallpieces and put them in a frying pan, with two finely chopped shallots, two ounces of fat ham,also chopped thyme, grated nutmeg, pepper, salt and a small lump of butter. Toss it about overthe fire until partly cooked. Then take it off and leave it until cold. Pound in a mortar, then it isready to use.CHICKEN STUFFINGTake the heart, liver, and gizzard of a fowl, chop fine, season to tasteand mix with boiled rice, worked up with a little butter. Stuff the chicken with this.GIBLET STUFFING FOR TURKEYPut the giblets in a saucepan over the fire with boiling water to cover, sprinkle over a teaspoonful of salt and a quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper and boil gently until tender. Save the water in which the giblets were boiled to use for gravy. Chopthe giblets quite fine, put them in a frying pan over the fire with four ounces of butter, twobreakfast cups of stale breadcrumbs and a good seasoning of salt, pepper and any powderedsweet herbs except sage. Stir all these ingredients together until they are of a light brown, add awine glass of sherry or Madeira wine, and the force meat is ready for use.PICKLED PORK STUFFING FOR TURKEYSChop up very fine a quarter of a pound offat and lean salted pork, break quite fine a couple of breakfast cupfuls of bread and put them in afrying pan over the fire with two heaping tablespoonfuls of butter, fry to a brown and seasonwith salt, pepper and any sweet herbs except sage.POTATO STUFFINGCut some peeled raw potatoes into slices of moderate thickness andthen cut into squares, rinse with cold water, drain and place them in a saucepan with a couple ofounces of butter, a chopped onion and one or two tablespoonfuls of chopped parsley, a little saltand pepper and grated nutmeg, place the lid on the pan, keeping the pan at the side of the fire andshaking contents occasionally until nearly cooked, then chop fine an equal quantity of pig's liverand stir into the potatoes a few minutes before serving.STUFFING FOR BIRDSPeel two large onions, parboil them, then drain and chop them fine.Soak one breakfast cup of bread crumbs in as much milk as they will absorb without becomingtoo soft. Pour four ounces of butter in a stewpan, place it over the fire, and when the butter ismelted put in the onions, breadcrumbs and one tablespoon of chopped parsley, pepper and salt totaste. Add a small quantity of grated nutmeg. Add the beaten yolks of two eggs and stir themixture over the fire until it is reduced to a paste, without allowing it to boil. The stuffing is thenready. It can be made in larger or smaller quantities according to the number of the bird
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s to beSTUFFING FOR BOILED TURKEY OR RABBITRemove the outer peel of one pound ofchestnuts, then put them in boiling water until the inner skins can easily be removed, then trimthem and put them into small lined saucepan, cover them with broth and boil until the pulp andthe broth has been well reduced. Pass the chestnuts through a fine wire sieve. Chop fine one-fourth pound of cold boiled fat bacon and mix it with the chestnut puree, season to taste with salt,pepper and minced lemon peel. The stuffing will then be ready to serve.STUFFING FOR DUCKSPeel a fair size onion and sour cooking apple, chop them both veryfine, and mix them with six ounces of finely grated stale breadcrumbs, one scant tablespoonful ofsage leaves either powdered or finely mixed, one tablespoon butter, a little salt and butter. Bindthe whole together with a beaten egg and it is then ready for the ducks.STUFFING FOR FISHWeigh two pounds of breadcrumbs without the crusts, and cut it intosmall squares, mix in one-half tablespoon of powdered curry and a liberal quantity of salt andpepper. Dissolve six ounces of butter in one-half pint of warm water and beat in the yolks of foureggs. Pour the liquid mixture over the bread and stir it well, but do not mash it. It is then ready toSTUFFING FOR FOWLSTrim off the crusts from two pounds of bread, put the crumbs intoa basin of cold water, soak it for five minutes then turn it onto a sieve and drain well, pressingout the water with a plate. When nearly dry cut the bread into small squares and season it wellwith powdered sage, salt and pepper. Warm one breakfast cupful of butter, beat in an egg andthree teacupfuls of warm water and pour it over the bread, stirring it lightly, but not mashing it.Allow it to soak for ten minutes and the stuffing will then be ready to serve.STUFFING FOR GOOSERoast fifty chestnuts, using care not to let them burn, remove theinner and outer peels and chop them fine. Chop the goose's liver, put it in a saucepan with one-half tablespoonful of chopped parsley, shallots, chives, and a little garlic and about two ounces of butter, fry them for a few minutes, then put in the chopped chestnuts with one pound of sausage meat, and fry the whole for fifteen minutes longer. The stuffing is then ready for use.STUFFING FOR POULTRYPut two handfuls of rice into a saucepan of water and parboil it,mix in ten or twelve chestnuts peeled or cut into small slices, one pan full of pistachio nuts andone handful of currants. Put the mixture in a saucepan with four ounces of butter, stir it well overthe fire until thoroughly incorporated, season with pepper and salt and if liked a little groundcinnamon, and it is then ready for use. This stuffing is used for turkeys and other birds oranything else that is roasted whole.STUFFING FOR POULTRY GALANTINECut into squares three pounds of cooked fleshof either ducks or fowls peel and chop two hard boiled eggs and one medium-size onion. Mix allof these together with three breakfast cupfuls of stale breadcrumbs, three well beaten eggs andone-half cupful of poultry fat that has been warmed season to taste with pepper,
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salt and sage.After the force meat has been spread in the boned duck, or other bird, about one cupful ofchopped jelly strewn over it will be an improvement and will set in the force meat.STUFFING FOR RABBITSPeel two onions and boil, when they are tender drain and mincethem. Chop one-half pound pickled pork and few fine herbs, stir them in with the onions, thenstir in the yolks of two eggs and add a sufficient quantity breadcrumbs to make it fairlyconsistent. Season to taste with pepper and salt, using a very little of the latter on account of thesalt in the pork. Then stuffing is ready for use.STUFFING FOR A SUCKLING PIG AND 'POSSUMPut two tablespoonfuls of finelychopped onions into a saucepan with one teaspoon of oil. Toss them over the fire for five or sixminutes, add eight ounces of rice boiled in stock, an equal quantity of sausage meat, four or fiveounces of butter, a small quantity of minced parsley, and pepper and salt to taste. Turn themixture into a basin and add three eggs to make the whole into a stiff paste. It is then ready forSTUFFING FOR TURKEY (ROASTED)To one pound of sifted breadcrumbs add one-halfpound of butter, one pound of boiled and mashed potatoes and a little summer savory rubbed to afine powder, add sufficient eggs to stiffen and season with salt, pepper and grated nutmeg. Alittle sausage meat, grated ham and a few oysters or chopped mushrooms may be added they area marked improvement, as are also a few walnuts roasted, chestnuts and filberts, and the samemay also be served in the gravy with the bird.STUFFING FOR VEALTrim off the skin and mince fine one-fourth pound of beef suet. Mixwith it one cupful of bread crumbs, one tablespoonful of chopped parsley, two tablespoons offinely minced ham and the grated peel of a lemon. Season the stuffing to taste with pepper andsalt and bind it with one beaten egg. It is then ready to use.TRUFFLE AND CHESTNUT STUFFINGPeel off the thick outer skin of the chestnuts, patthem into a saucepan with a bay leaf, a lump of salt, and plenty of coriander seeds. Cover themwith water, and boil until nearly tender. Drain the chestnuts and peel off the inner skin, for everyhalf pound of chestnuts, weighed after they are boiled and peeled, allow one-half pound ofbacon, one-quarter pound of truffles, and the chestnuts all cut up into small pieces season totaste with salt, pepper and spices and add a little each of powdered thyme and marjoram toss themixture for a few minutes longer over the fire and it is then ready for use.TRUFFLE STUFFING FOR TURKEYBrush well one and one-half pounds of truffles, peelthem, mince the peel very fine, cut the truffles into slices, put them all into a saucepan with one-quarter pound of minced fat bacon and any obtainable fat from the turkey. Also a good size lumpof butter, with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for ten minutes and let it get cold before using. Aturkey should be stuffed with this three days before it is cooked, and truffle sauce shouldaccompany it. ENGLISH STUFFINGFirst, take some stale bread (use your own judgment as to the quantity), and brown it in your oven. Also one onion
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(red ones preferred), a quarter of a pound offresh pork, or sausages, and run it through your meat grinder with a few stalks of celery place itin a saucepan, in which a small lump of butter has been dissolved. Beat one or two eggs in a pintof sweet milk. Stir all ingredients well. Place on the fire or in the oven and continue to stir, so asto see that the onions are cooked. After you have this done set in a cool place when the abovearticles are cold, place inside the turkey. Your seasoning that you place in the turkey, or makeyour gravy with, is sufficient. Roast it in the same way as you have done in the past.LUNCH DISHESBREAD, WITH CREAM CHEESE FILLINGFor this use the steamed Boston brown breadand a potato loaf of white. Take the crust from the white loaf, using a sharp knife. Then insteadof cutting crosswise cut in thin lengthwise pieces. Treat the brown loaf in the same way. Butter aslice of the white bread on one side and do the same with a brown slice. Put the two butteredsides together with a thin layer of fresh cream cheese between. Next butter the top of the brownslice of bread, spread again with cream cheese and lay a second slice of buttered white bread ontop. Repeat until there are five layers, having the white last. Now with a sharp knife cutcrosswise in thin slices. Sometimes the cream cheese filling can be varied with chopped pistachionuts or olives, or it can be omitted entirely. In any case, it is delicate and appetizing.CHEESE CROQUETTESCut one pound of American cheese into small dice. Have ready acupful of very hot cream sauce, made by blending a tablespoonful each of flour and butter, andwhen melted adding a scant cup of hot milk. Stir until smooth and thickened. Add the cheese tothis sauce, also the yolks of two eggs diluted with a little cream. Stir the whole and let it remainon the stove a moment until the cheese gets "steady." Season with salt, red and white pepper, andjust a grating of nutmeg. Put this mixture on the ice until cold, then form into small croquettesand roll in fine bread or cracker crumbs. Dip in beaten egg, then again roll in the crumbs, dropinto boiling fat and cook to a golden brown.CHICKEN AND PIMENTO SANDWICHESAdd to finely minced chicken, roasted orboiled, an equal amount of pimentos. Moisten with mayonnaise and spread between wafer thinslices of white or brown bread. A leaf of lettuce may also be added.CRESS SANDWICHESTake thin slices of rare roast beef and cut into small pieces. Add anequal quantity of minced watercress dressed with a teaspoonful of grated horseradish, a little saltand paprika to season, and enough softened butter or thick cream to moisten. Blend theingredients well, and spread between thin slices of buttered graham or whole wheat bread. Cut inneat triangles, but do not reject the crust.BANANA SANDWICHESRemove the skin and fibers from four bananas, cut them inquarters and force through a ricer. Mix with the pulp the juice of half a lemon, a dash of salt andnutmeg and set it away to become very cold while you prepare the bread. This should be cut invery thin slices, freed from crusts and trimmed into any preferred
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shape. Slightly sweeten somethick cream and add a speck of salt. Spread the bread with a thin layer of the cream, then withthe banana pulp put together and wrap each in waxed paper, twist the ends, and keep very colduntil serving time.GERMAN RYE BREAD SANDWICHESPut between buttered slices of rye bread choppedbeef, cheese or chicken, and cover with finely chopped pickle, dill or the plain sour pickle.Another variation of the German sandwich is a layer of bologna sausage, then a thin layer ofpumpernickel covered with another thin slice of rye bread. Cut into strips half an inch wide and the length of the slice. GRILLED SARDINES ON TOASTDrain the sardines and cook in a buttered frying-pan orchafing dish until heated, turning frequently. Place on oblong pieces of hot buttered toast, andHAM SANDWICHESChop two cups of ham, using a little fat with the lean. Mix onetablespoon of flour with enough cold water to make smooth, add one-half cup of boiling water,and cook five minutes then add the ham and one teaspoon of dry mustard. Mix well and pressinto a bowl or jar.JAPANESE SANDWICHESThese are made of any kind of left-over fish, baked, broiled orboiled. Pick out every bit of skin and bone, and flake in small pieces. Put into a saucepan withjust a little milk or cream to moisten, add a little butter and a dusting of salt and pepper. Work toa paste while heating, then cool and spread on thin slices of buttered bread.For this take equal quantities of boiled fish and boiled rice. For a cupful each usetwo hard boiled eggs, a teaspoonful curry powder, two tablespoonfuls butter, a half tablespoonfulcream, and salt, white pepper and cayenne to season. Take all the skin and bone from the fishand put in a saucepan with the butter. Add the rice and whites of the boiled eggs cut fine, thecream, curry powder and cayenne. Toss over the fire until very hot, then take up and pile on ahot dish. Rub the yolks of the boiled eggs through a sieve on top of the curry, and serve.SANDWICH FILLINGSOther timely and appetizing fillings are green pepper and cucumberchopped fine and squeezed dry, then seasoned with mayonnaise, any of the potted and deviledmeats seasoned with chopped parsley or cress with a teaspoonful creamed butter to make itspread, cheese and chopped spinach moistened with lemon juice and mayonnaise, veal choppedfine with celery or cress and mayonnaise, Camembert cheese heated slightly, just enough tospread, a Boston rarebit made with cream and egg left over scrambled eggs and cress, roastchicken and chopped dill pickles, cheese and chopped dates or figs, orange marmalade, andsardines pounded to a paste with a few drops of lemon juice added.SANDWICHES FROM COLD MUTTONChop very fine, and to each pint add atablespoonful of capers, a teaspoonful each chopped mint and salt, a dash of pepper, and ateaspoonful lemon juice. Spread thickly on buttered slices of whole wheat bread, cover with otherslices of buttered bread, and cut in triangles.TONGUE CANAPESCut bread into rounds, toast delicately, spread with potted tongue. Inthe centre put a stuffed olive and surround with a row of chopped
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beet and another of choppedwhite of egg.CORN TOASTToast some slices of stale bread and butter, then pour over some canned corn,prepared as for the table, sprinkling a little pepper over it. If you have not already done so. Donot prepare so long before serving as to soak the bread too much. Peas are also good used thesame way.TONGUE TOASTMince boiled smoked tongue very fine, heat cream to the boiling point andmake thick with the tongue. Season to taste with pepper, nutmeg, parsley or chopped greenpeppers and when hot stir in a beaten egg and remove from the fire at once. Have ready as manyslices as are required, spread with the creamed tongue and serve at once. If you have no creammake a cream sauce, using a tablespoonful each of butter and flour and a cup of milk.LUNCHEON SURPRISELine buttered muffin cups with hot boiled rice about half an inchthick. Fill the centers with minced cooked chicken seasoned with salt and pepper and a littlebroth or gravy. Cover the tops with rice and bake in a moderate oven for fifteen minutes.Unmold on a warm platter and serve with a cream sauce seasoned with celery salt. If liked, twoor three oysters may be added to the filling in each cup. SARDINE RAREBITOne level tablespoon butter, one-fourth level teaspoon salt, one-fourthlevel teaspoon paprika, one level teaspoon mustard, one cup thin cream or milk, one cup gratedcheese, one-fourth pound can sardines, boned and minced, two eggs, toast or crackers. Melt thebutter, add the salt, paprika, mustard, cream and cheese and cook over hot water, stirring untilthe cheese is melted. Then add the sardines and eggs slightly beaten. When thick and smoothserve on toast or crackers.BANANA CROQUETTESRemove skins and scrape bananas. Sprinkle with powdered sugarand moisten with lemon juice. Let stand twenty minutes cut in halves crosswise. Dip in egg,then in fine cracker crumbs and fry in deep fat. When done drain on brown paper. Serve withBACON AND GREEN PEPPERSSelect firm green peppers, cut into rings, removing all theseeds. Soak for twenty minutes in salted ice water. Drain and dry and fry in the pan in which thebacon has cooked crisp. Keep the bacon hot meanwhile. When the peppers are tender heap themup in the center of a small platter and arrange the slices of bacon around them.CHEESE RAMEKINSUse two rounding tablespoons of grated cheese, a rounding tablespoonof butter, one-quarter cup of fine breadcrumbs, the same of milk, and a saltspoon each ofmustard and salt, the yolk of one egg. Cook the crumbs in the milk until soft, add the stifflybeaten white of the egg. Fill china ramekins two-thirds full and bake five minutes. ServeCHEESE TIMBALESCrumble into timbale cups, alternate layers of bread and Americancheese. Pour over them a mixture of eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard, allowing one egg anda tablespoonful of milk to each timbale. Cook in the oven or on top of the stove in a shallow panof hot water, kept covered.FRIED BANANASPeel some bananas and cut in halves crosswise, roll in flour and fry indeep hot fat. Set on end and pour a hot lemon sauce around them.MINCED CABBAGEWas
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h a cabbage and lay in cold water for half an hour. With a sharpknife cut it into strips or shreds, an inch long, then drop them into iced water. Beat a pint ofcream very stiff. Drain the cabbage, sprinkle lightly with salt, and stir it into the whipped cream,turning and tossing until it is thoroughly coated with the white foam. The cabbage should betender and crisp for this dish.NUT HASHChop fine cold boiled potatoes and any other vegetables desired that happen to beon hand. Put them into a buttered frying-pan and heat quickly and thoroughly, salt to taste, thenjust before serving stir in lightly a large spoonful of nut meal for each person to be served.PEANUT MEATOSEDissolve one cup of cornstarch in two cups of tomato juice, add twocups of peanut butter and two teaspoons of salt. Stir for five minutes, then pour into cans andsteam for four or five hours.REMNANTS OF HAM WITH PEASCut the ham into small cubes, measure and add anequal quantity of peas. In using canned peas rinse them well with cold water and drain. Mix thepeas and ham and for one and one-half cups add a cup of white sauce seasoned with a teaspoonof lemon juice, a dash each of nutmeg and cayenne and salt to taste. Mix well and add one eggwell beaten. Turn into a buttered baking dish, cover with buttered breadcrumbs and bake in a hotoven until well browned.SCOTCH SNIPEFour slices bread buttered, one-half box sardines (one-half pound size), fivedrops of onion juice, six drops lemon juice, few grains salt, two level teaspoons grated cheese,one tablespoon thick cream. Remove the skins and bones from the sardines, mince fine and addseasonings, cheese and cream. Mix to a paste, spread on bread and heat thoroughly in the oven. SQUASH FLOWER OMELETPut to soak in cold water. Then boil about fifteen minutes, strain in a colander and cut up, not too fine. Now a regular omelet is made but fried in a little bitof olive oil instead of butter, and just before it is turned over the flowers are spread on top.Brown quick and turn out on a hot platter.VEGETABLE ROASTTake cooked beans or peas, pass through a colander to remove theskins, and mix with an equal quantity of finely chopped nut meats. Season to taste. Put one-halfthe mixture into a buttered baking dish, spread over it a dressing made as follows: Pour boilingwater on four slices of zweiback, cover, let stand for a few minutes, then break them up with afork and pour over one-half cup of sweet cream, season with salt and sage. Cover the dressingwith the remainder of the nut mixture, pour over all one-half cup of cream, and bake for one andone-half hours. Serve in slices with cranberry sauce.WALNUT LOAFOne pint of dry breadcrumbs, one and one-half cups of chopped or groundnut meats, mix well with salt and sifted sage to suit the taste, add two tablespoons of butter, onebeaten egg and sufficient boiling water to moisten. Form into a loaf and bake in a granite orearthen dish in a modern hot oven.GAME, GRAVY AND GARNISHESROASTED CANVAS-BACK DUCKProcure a fine canvas-back duck, pick, singe, drawthoroughly and wipe throw inside a light pinch of salt, run in the head
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from the end of the headto the back, press and place in a roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt, put in a brisk oven, and cookfor eighteen minutes. Arrange on a very hot dish, untruss, throw in two tablespoons of whitebroth. Garnish with slices of fried hominy and currant jelly. Redhead and mallard ducks areprepared the same way.BROILED WILD DUCKPick, singe and draw well a pair of wild ducks, split them down theback without detaching, place them skin downwards on a dish, season with salt and pepper andpour over two tablespoons of oil. Boil the birds well in this marinade, place them on a broiler ona brisk fire, broil for seven minutes on each side. Place them on a hot dish and cover with maitred'hotel butter, garnish with watercress, and serve.ROAST DUCK WITH ORANGE SAUCEScrape a tablespoonful each of fat, bacon, andraw onion and fry them together for five minutes. Add the juice of an orange and a wine-glassfulof port wine, the drippings from the duck and seasoning of salt and pepper. Keep hot withoutboiling and serve with roast duck.CHICKEN GRAVYPut into a stockpot the bones and trimmings of a fowl or chicken with asmall quantity of stock and boil them. Add flour and butter to thicken it, and then place the poton the side of the stove and let simmer. Stir well and after the gravy has simmered for someminutes skim and strain it, and it will be ready to serve.GRAVY FOR WILD FOWLPut into a small saucepan a blade of mace, piece of lemon peel,two tablespoonfuls each of mushroom catsup, walnut catsup and strained lemon juice twoshallots cut in slices, two wineglasses of port wine. Put the pan over the fire and boil thecontents then strain, add it to the gravy that has come from the wild fowl while roasting. If thereis a large quantity of gravy less wine and catsup will be necessary.SALMI OF GAMECut cold roast partridges, grouse or quail into joints and lay aside whilepreparing the gravy. This is made of the bones, dressing, skin, and general odds and ends afterthe neatest pieces of the birds have been selected. Put this (the scraps) into a saucepan, with onesmall onion minced, and a bunch of sweet herbs, pour in a pint of water and whatever gravy may be left, and stew, closely covered, for nearly an hour. A few bits of pork should be added if there is no gravy. Skim and strain, return to the fire, and add the juice of a half lemon, with a pinch ofnutmeg, thicken with browned flour if the stuffing has not thickened it sufficiently, boil up andpour over the reserved meat, which should be put into another saucepan. Warm until smokinghot, but do not let it boil. Arrange the pieces of bird in heap upon a dish and pour the gravy overLENTEN DISHESORANGE FOOLTake the juice of six oranges, six eggs well beaten, a pint of cream, quarterof a pound of sugar, little cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well together. Place over a slow fire andstir until thick, then add a small lump of butter.PLUM PORRIDGETake a gallon of water, half a pound of barley, quarter of a pound ofraisins, and a quarter of a pound of currants. Boil until half the water is wasted. Sweeten to tasteand add half pint of white win
33 e.RICE SOUPBoil two quarts of wate
e.RICE SOUPBoil two quarts of water and a pound of rice, with a little cinnamon, until the riceis tender. Take out the cinnamon and sweeten rice to taste. Grate half a nutmeg over it and letstand until it is cold. Then beat up the yolks of three eggs, with half a pint of white wine, mixwell and stir into the rice. Set over a slow fire, stirring constantly to prevent curdling. When it isof good thickness it is ready to serve.RICE MILKBoil half pound of rice in a quart of water, with a little cinnamon. Let it boiluntil the water is wasted, taking great care it does not burn. Then add three pints of milk and theyolk of an egg. Beat up and sweeten to taste.FORCED MEAT BALLS FOR TURTLE SOUPCut off a very small part of the vealy partof a turtle, mince it very fine and mix it with a very small quantity of boned anchovy and boiledcelery, the yolks of one or two hard-boiled eggs, and two tablespoons of sifted breadcrumbs,with mace, cayenne pepper and salt to taste, a small quantity of warm butter, and well beatenegg. Form the paste into balls, plunge them into a frying-pan of boiling butter or fat, fry them toa good color, and they are ready. They should be added to the soup hot.TRUFFLES FOR GARNISHChoose large round truffles, wash them thoroughly and peelthem, and put the required number into a saucepan, pour over them enough chicken broth orchampagne to nearly cover them, add an onion stuck with three or four cloves, a clove of garlic,a bunch of sweet herbs, and a little of the skimmings of the chicken broth or fat. Place the pan onthe fire and boil for fifteen minutes with the lid on, then remove from the fire, and let the trufflescool in their liquor. Remove them, drain, and they are ready for use. Another way to fix them isto boil them ten minutes and cut them into various shapes. The trimmings from them as well asthe liquor may be used in making sauce.FRIED PARSLEYCarefully pick the stems from the parsley, dry it on a cloth, put into afrying basket, then into hot fat. Be careful that the fat is not too hot. Fry for a few minutes.BEEF MARROW QUENELLESPut one-half pound beef marrow into a basin, with an equalquantity of breadcrumbs, add two tablespoons of flour salt and pepper to taste. Work it into asmooth paste with the yolks of six eggs and the whites of one. Take it out a little at a time andpoach in boiling salted water, drain, trim, and serve very hot.CALF'S LIVER QUENELLESSteep a thick layer of bread in milk, until well soaked, thensqueeze and mix with half a pound of finely ground calf's liver, and season with parsley, chives and lemon peel in small quantities, and all finely ground. Dust in salt and pepper and a tablespoonful of flour. Bind the mixture with beaten eggs. Divide the mixture with a tablespooninto small quantities and shape each one like an oval. Plunge the ovals into a saucepan of boilingwater and boil for a half an hour. Chop some bacon, place it in a frying-pan with a lump ofbutter and fry until brown. When the quenelles are cooked pour the hot bacon and fat over them,and serve.CHICKEN QUENELLESMix together one teacupful each of breadcrumbs a
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nd finelypounded cooked chicken. Season highly with salt and cayenne and bind with raw egg yolks.Mold into pieces about the size and shape of an olive, between two spoons. Roll in egg andcracker dust and fry them, or poach them in boiling broth or water until they float, and use themas desired.BEAUREGARD EGGSTwo level tablespoons butter, two level tablespoons flour, one-halflevel teaspoon salt, one cup milk, four hard-boiled eggs. Make a white sauce of the butter, flour,salt and milk, and add the whites of the eggs chopped fine. Cut buttered toast in pointed piecesand arrange on a hot plate to form daisy petals. Cover with the sauce and put the egg yolksthrough a ricer into the center.EGG AND POTATO SCALLOPFill a buttered baking dish with alternate layers of coldboiled potatoes sliced thin, hard-boiled eggs also sliced, and a rich white sauce poured over eachlayer. Cover the top with buttered crumbs and set in the oven until the crumbs are browned.EGGS SCRAMBLED IN MILKHalf pint of milk, five eggs. Heat the milk in a saucepan andwhen it is just at the boiling point stir in the eggs, which should have been beaten enough to mixthem thoroughly. Stir steadily until they thicken, add a half teaspoonful of salt and serve at once.EGG WITH WHITE SAUCE FOR LUNCHEONCut stale bread into one-fourth slices andshape into rounds, then saute in olive oil. Arrange on a hot platter and on each place a Frenchpoached egg. Cover with Marnay sauce, sprinkle with buttered breadcrumbs and put in oven justlong enough to brown crumbs. For the Marnay sauce, cook one and one-half cups of chickenstock with one slice of onion, one slice carrot, bit of bay leaf, a sprig of parsley and sixpeppercorns until reduced to one cup, then strain. Melt one-fourth cup of butter, add one-fourthcup flour, and stir until well blended, then pour on gradually while constantly heating the chickenstock and three-fourths cup scalded milk. Bring to the boiling point and add one-half teaspoonsalt, one-eighth teaspoon paprika, two tablespoons of Parmesean cheese and one-half cup gooseor duck liver, cut in one-third inch cubes.LIGHT OMELETSeparate your eggs and beat the yolks until thick and light colored, addinga tablespoonful cold water for each yolk and a seasoning of salt and pepper. Beat the whites untilthey are dry and will not slip from the dish, then turn into them the beaten yolks, foldingcarefully until thoroughly blended. Have the pan hot and butter melted, turn in the mixture,smothering it over the top, cover and place on asbestos mat on top of stove until well risen, thenuncover and set in the oven to dry. Try it with a heated silver knife thrust in the middle. Whendone, cut across the middle, fold and turn out, dust with sugar, glaze and serve quickly.OMELET FOR ONEBeat the yolks of two eggs until creamy, add four tablespoons of milkand saltspoon of salt. Add the whites beaten stiff and put into a hot pan in which a roundingteaspoon of butter is melted. The mixture should begin to bubble almost at once cook three orfour minutes, slipping a knife under now and then to keep the under side from burning. When the top
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begins to set, fold it over and turn on a hot platter. SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH MUSHROOMSPare, wash and slice half a pound of freshmushrooms, put them in a sautoir cover, shake the sautoir once in awhile and cook ten minutes.Break and beat five or six eggs in a saucepan, adding seasoning of salt, pepper, nutmeg and one-half ounces of butter cut into bits. Add the mushrooms, set over the fire, stir constantly withwooden paddle, and when eggs are thick and creamy turn into a heated dish, garnish with toastedbread points, and serve at once.SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH PEPPERSScrambled eggs on toast with chopped sweet greenpeppers make an excellent breakfast dish. Toast four slices of bread, butter, and put where theplatter on which they are arranged will keep hot. Put a tablespoonful of butter in a hot frying-pan, as soon as it bubbles turn in half a dozen eggs which have been broken into a bowl, and mixwith half a dozen tablespoonfuls of water. As the whites begin to set, whip together quickly witha silver knife. Sprinkle over the top two finely cut peppers from which the seeds have beenremoved, stir through the eggs, let the whole cook a half minute, then pour over the slices oftoast, garnish with sprigs of parsley, and serve at once.SCOTCH EGGSShell six hard-boiled eggs and cover with a paste made of one-third stalebreadcrumbs cooked soft in one-third cup milk, then mix with one cup lean boiled ham mincedvery fine and seasoned with cayenne pepper, one-half teaspoon mixed mustard and one raw eggbeaten. Roll slightly in fine breadcrumbs and fry in hot deep fat a delicate brown.BANANAS WITH OATMEALAdd a teaspoonful of salt to a quart of rapidly boiling waterand sprinkle in two cups of rolled oatmeal. Set the saucepan into another dish of boiling water(double boiler), cover and cook at least one hour. Longer cooking is preferable. Have ready halfa banana for each person to be served. The banana should be peeled and cut in thin slices. Put aspoonful of the hot oatmeal over the bananas in the serving dishes. Pass at the same time sugarand milk or cream. Other cereals may be served with bananas in the same way.SPAWN AND MILKHave the water boiling fast. Salt to taste, then holding a handful of mealhigh in the left hand, let it sift slowly between the fingers into the bubbling water, stirring all thetime with the right hand. Stir until a thin, smooth consistency obtains, then push back on the firewhere it will cook slowly for several hours, stirring occasionally with a "pudding stick" orwooden spoon. It will thicken as it cooks. Serve in bowls with plenty of good rich milk.BOILED SAMPSoak two cupfuls over night in cold water. In the morning wash thoroughly,cover with boiling water, and simmer gently all day. Do not stir, as that tends to make it mushy,but shake the pot frequently. As the water boils away add more, but not enough to make muchliquid. About a half hour before serving add a cupful rich milk, tablespoon butter, and salt toseason. Let this boil up once, and serve hot.MOLDED CEREAL WITH BANANA SURPRISETurn any left-over breakfast cereal,while still hot, into cups rinsed in cold w
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ater, half filling the cups. When cold, scoop out thecenters and fill the open spaces with sliced bananas, turn from the cups onto a buttered agatepan, fruit downward, and set into a hot oven to become very hot. Remove with a broad-bladedknife to cereal dishes. Serve at once with sugar and cream or milk.THICKENED BUTTERPlace in a saucepan the yolks of a couple of eggs. Break them gentlywith a spoon, adding four ounces of butter, melted but not browned. Set the pan over a slow fire,stirring until of the required consistency.SHRIMP BUTTERPick and shell one pound of shrimps, place them in a mortar and pound,add one-half pound of butter when well mixed pass the whole through a fine sieve. The butter isthen ready for use.SARDINE BUTTERRemove the skins and bones from seven or eight sardines put them in a mortar and pound until smooth. Boil two large handfuls of parsley until tender, squeeze it as dry as possible, remove all stalks and stems and chop it. Put the parsley in the mortar with the fishand four ounces of butter, then pound again. When well incorporated mold the butter into shapes.Keep on ice until ready for serving. Excellent for hot toast.MAITRE D'HOTEL BUTTERQuarter of a pound of butter, two tablespoonfuls of choppedparsley, salt and pepper and juice of two lemons. Mix thoroughly and keep in cool place.CAULIFLOWER IN MAYONNAISESelect some large, cold boiled cauliflowers and breakinto small branches, adding a little salt, pepper and vinegar to properly season. Heap them on adish to form a point. Surround with a garnish of cooked carrots, turnips and green vegetables,pour some white mayonnaise sauce over all, and serve.SARDINE COCKTAILDrain and skin one-half box boneless sardines and separate intosmall pieces. Add one-half cup tomato catsup, mixed with two teaspoons Worcestershire sauce,one-half teaspoon tabasco sauce, the juice of one lemon, and salt to taste. Chill thoroughly andserve in scallop shells, placing each shell on a plate of crushed ice.SAUCE FOR VARIOUS SHELLFISH IN THE SHAPE OF COCKTAILFor the trufflesauce melt three tablespoons of butter, add three tablespoons of flour, and stir until well blended,then pour on gradually while heating constantly one cup milk and one-half cup heavy cream.Bring to the boiling point and add two chopped truffles, two tablespoons Madeira wine, salt andpepper to taste.BAKED MILKPut fresh milk into a stone jar, cover with white paper and bake in a moderateoven until the milk is thick as cream. This may be taken by the most delicate stomach.MINT VINEGARFill in a wide-mouthed bottle or a quart fruit jar with fresh mint leaves,well washed and bruised a little. Let the leaves fall in without pressing. Fill the jar with cidervinegar, put on the rubber, and turn the cover tightly. Let stand three weeks, uncover, and drainoff the vinegar into bottles and keep well corked.BLACKBERRY VINEGARMash the berries to a pulp in an earthenware or wooden vessel.Add good cider vinegar to cover and stand in sun during the day and in the cellar at night,stirring occasionally. Next morning strain and add the same amount fresh
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berries. Crush and pourthe whole, the strained juice, and set in the sun again all day and in the cellar at night. The thirdday strain to each quart of the juice one pint water and five pounds sugar. Heat slowly and whenat boiling point skim, and after it boils strain and bottle.HOMEMADE VINEGARFor pineapple vinegar, cover the parings and some of the fruit, ifyou wish, with water. A stone crock or glass jar is the best receptacle for this purpose. Add sugaror sirup, according to the condition of the fruit, and set in the sun where it can fermentthoroughly. Skim frequently to remove all impurities, and when as acid as desired, strain andbottle. Gooseberry vinegar is made by crushing gooseberries not quite ripe, covering with coldwater (three quarts of water to two of fruit) and allowing it to stand for two days. Press andstrain. Allow a pint of sugar and half a yeast cake to each gallon of the liquid. Set in the sun, andwhen the fluid has worked clear, strain and leave in a warm place until as sharp as desired. Acloth should be tied over the top of the jar to keep out insects and dust.SAMP AND BEANSSoak a quart of the samp and a scant pint pea beans over night in coldwater, each in a separate vessel. In the morning put the samp over to cook in a large pot,covering with fresh boiling water. Simmer gently about two hours, protecting from scorch, by anasbestos mat and a frequent shaking of the pot. As the samp commences to swell and the waterdries out add more. After two hours add the beans that have been soaking, together with a poundof streaked salt pork. Season with salt and pepper and continue the cooking all day, shakingfrequently. Just before serving add butter and more salt if it needs it. DRESSING FOR ITALIAN RAVIOLINine eggs beaten very light. One quart of spinach boiled and drained until dry. Chop very fine. Add salt and pepper to taste, one cup gratedAmerican cream cheese, little nutmeg, one-half pint breadcrumbs soaked in milk, twotablespoonfuls olive oil, three tablespoonfuls of cream. Cracker meal enough to thicken.NOODLE DOUGH FOR ITALIAN RAVIOLIMake noodle crust as you would for noodles.Roll very fine and cover half the crust with ravioli dressing half-inch thick. Turn over the otherhalf to cover. Mark in squares as shown in figure.Cut with a pie cutter after marking. Drop one by one in salted boiling water, cook about twentyminutes, drain and arrange on platter and sprinkle each layer with grated cheese and mushroomBOLOGNA SAUSAGEChop fine one pound each of beef, pork, veal and fat bacon. Mix withthree-fourths of a pound of fine chopped beef suet and season with sage, sweet herbs, salt andpepper. Press into large skins thoroughly cleaned and soaked in cold salt water for several hoursbefore being used, fasten tightly on both ends and prick in several places. Place in a deepsaucepan, cover with boiling water, simmer gently for an hour, lay on straw to dry and hang.LEMON JELLYGrate two lemons and the juice of one. The yolks of three eggs, two cups ofsugar. Butter, the size of an egg. Boil until thick.One half-pound of peanuts, one pound of dates chopped fine
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. One cup ofmilk in the dates and boil, add peanuts. Make a boiled icing. Take the long branch crackers,spread the filling between the crackers, put on the icing and put in the oven to brown.BRUSSELS SPROUTSWash well in salted water about two pounds of Brussels sprouts andpick them over well. Place them on a fire in a saucepan filled with water, a little salt andbicarbonate of soda. With the lid off boil fast till tender about twenty to twenty-five minutes.When done drain them and dry on a cloth. Put in a large saucepan a good-sized lump of butterand a little salt and pepper. Toss the sprouts in this until they become quite hot again, but do notfry them. Serve on a quartered round of buttered toast.BRUSSELS SPROUTS MAITRE D'HOTELBoil the sprouts and then place them in asaucepan with a lump of butter and beat them well. Put half a pound of fresh butter in a pan withtwo tablespoonfuls of chopped parsley, the juice of a couple of lemons, a little salt and whitepepper and mix together well with a spatula, and when it boils stir quickly. Place the sprouts on adish and turn the sauce over them.BRUSSELS SPROUTS SAUTEDOne pound of Brussels sprouts should be thoroughlywashed and boiled and then put into a pan over the fire together with a good-sized lump ofbutter, a little salt, and toss for eight minutes. Sprinkle over them a little chopped parsley, andserve when done.BAKED MUSHROOMS IN CUPSPeel and cut off the stalks of a dozen or more large fatmushrooms, and chop up fine. Put the trimmings in a stewpan with some water or clear gravy,and boil well. When nicely flavored strain the liquor, return it to the stewpan with themushrooms and a moderate quantity of finely chopped parsley, season to taste with salt andpepper, and boil gently on the side of the stove for nearly three-quarters of an hour. Beat foureggs well in one-half teacupful of cream, and strain. When the mushrooms are ready move thestewpan away from the fire and stir in the beaten eggs. Butter some small cups or molds, fill each with the mixture, and bake in a brisk oven. Prepare some white sauce when baked turn the mushrooms out of the molds on a hot dish, pour the sauce around them, and serve.BOILED CHESTNUTS SERVED AS VEGETABLESPeel off the outside skin of thechestnuts and steep them in boiling water until the skin can be easily removed, and throw theminto a bowl of cold water. Put two ounces of butter into a saucepan with two tablespoons of flourand stir the whole over a fire until well mixed. Then pour in one-half pint or more of clear brothand continue stirring over the fire until it boils. Season with salt, throw in the chestnuts and keepthem simmering at the side of the fire until tender. When served in this way they make a goodvegetable for roasted meat or poultry, particularly turkey.BOILED CORNChoose short, thick ears of fresh corn, remove all the husks except the innerlayer: strip that down far enough to remove the silk and any defective grains and then replace it,and tie at the upper end of each ear of corn. Have ready a large pot half full of boiling water, putin the corn and boil steadily for about twenty
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minutes, if the ears are large, and fifteen minutes ifthey are small. Remove from the boiling water, take off the strings, and serve hot at once. Ifdesirable, the inner husk may be removed before serving, but this must be done very quickly, andthe ears covered with a napkin or a clean towel to prevent the heat from escaping. Serve plenty ofsalt, butter and pepper with the corn. These may be mixed by heating them together, and serve ina gravy bowl.BOILED ONIONS WITH CREAMPeel twelve medium-sized onions, pare the roots withoutcutting them, place in a saucepan, cover with salted water, add a bunch of parsley, and boil forforty-five minutes take them from the saucepan, place them on a dish, covering with two gills ofcream sauce, mixed with two tablespoonfuls of broth, garnish, and serve.CORN FRITTERSPrepare four ears of fresh corn by removing the outer husks and silks boiland then drain well. Cut the grains from the cobs and place in a bowl, season with salt andpepper, add one-fourth pound of sifted flour, two eggs and a half pint of cold milk. Stirvigorously, but do not beat, with a wooden spoon for five minutes, when it will be sufficientlyfirm butter a frying-pan, place it on a fire, and with a ladle holding one gill put the mixture onthe pan in twelve parts, being careful that they do not touch one another, and fry till of a goodgolden color, cooking for four or five minutes on each side. Dress them on a folded napkin, andBROILED EGGPLANTPeel an eggplant and cut it into six slices each half an inch thick. Putthem into a dish and season with salt and pepper and pour over them one tablespoon of sweet oil.Mix well and arrange the slices of the eggplant on a broiler and broil on each side for fiveminutes, then place on a dish which has been heated and pour over a gill of maitre d'hotel sauce,and serve.FRIED EGGPLANTSelect a nice large eggplant, peel, remove the seeds, and cut into piecesabout one and one-half inches long and three-quarters of an inch wide. Put them on a plate,sprinkle well with salt and leave standing for an hour or so. Then wrap the pieces in a cloth andtwist it around so as to squeeze as much juice as possible from them without breaking. Sprinkleover with flour, covering each side well, and place them in a frying basket. Put a large lump offat in a stewpan and when it boils put in the basket. As each plant is nicely browned take out ofthe basket, sprinkle with salt and lay on a sheet of paper in front of a fire so as to drain as free aspossible from fat. Serve on a napkin spread over a hot dish.EGGPLANT FRITTERSBoil the eggplant in salted water mixed with a little lemon juice.When tender, skin, drain and mash them. For every pint of pulp, add one-half breakfast cup fullof flour, two well beaten eggs, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Shape into fritters andfry in boiling fat until brown.BROILED MUSHROOMS ON TOASTTrim off the stalks of the required quantity of large mushrooms, peel, score them once across the top, place them on a gridiron and grill over a slow fire, turning when done on one side. Trim the crusts off some slices of bread and toast on
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bothsides. Cut rounds out of the toast the same size as the mushrooms, butter them and place amushroom on each. Put a lump of butter in each mushroom and sprinkle over with salt andpepper. Place a fancy dish-paper on a hot dish, and serve the mushrooms-on-toast, with a garnishof fried parsley.DEVILED MUSHROOMSCut off the stalks even with the head and peel and trim themushrooms neatly. Brush them over inside with a paste brush dipped in warm butter, and seasonwith salt and pepper, and a small quantity of cayenne pepper. Put them on a gridiron and broilover a clear fire. When cooked put the mushrooms on a hot dish, and serve.MUSHROOMS IN CREAMPeel and trim the required quantity of mushrooms. Put somecream in a pan over the fire and season with pepper and salt to taste. Rub the mushrooms in saltand pepper, and as quickly as the cream comes to a boil put them in and let boil for four minutes.Serve hot.BOILED SPANISH ONIONSBoil Spanish onions in salted water thirty minutes. Drain andadd butter or drippings, salt and pepper, covering the pan to prevent steam from escaping. Cookslowly for about three hours, basting frequently with drippings. Care should be taken that they donot burn.BAKED ONIONSPut six large onions into a saucepan of water, or water and milk in equalproportions, add salt and pepper and boil until tender. When done so they can be easily mashedwork them up with butter to the consistency of paste, cover with breadcrumbs, and bake in amoderate oven. If preferred they may be boiled whole, put in a baking dish covered with butterand breadcrumbs, then baked.FRIED ONIONSPeel and slice into even rounds four medium-sized onions. Place them firstin milk then in flour, fry in very hot fat for eight minutes. Remove them carefully and lay on acloth to dry. Place a folded napkin on a dish, lay the onions on, and serve very hot. Garnish withfried parsley.GLAZED ONIONSPeel the onions and place in a saucepan with a little warmed butter, addsugar and salt to taste, pour over a little stock. Place over a moderate fire and cook slowly tillquite tender and the outside brown. Remove and serve on a dish. A little of the liquor, thickenedwith flour, may be served as a sauce.FRIED SPANISH ONIONSPeel and slice two pounds of Spanish onions. Place them in a hotfrying-pan, containing two heaping tablespoonfuls of butter, add salt and pepper.BOILED OYSTER PLANTScrape a bunch of oyster plants, dropping into cold water towhich a little vinegar has been added. Cut in small pieces and boil in salted water until tender.Season with butter, pepper and cream. Cream may be omitted if desired.BROILED POTATOESPeel a half dozen medium-sized cooked potatoes, halve them and layupon a dish, seasoning with a pinch of salt, and pour over them two tablespoons of butter androll them thoroughly in it. Then arrange them on a double broiler, and broil over a moderate firefor three minutes on each side. Serve in a folded napkin on a hot dish.PARSNIP FRITTERSPeel and boil some parsnips until tender, then drain thoroughly andmash, mixing in with them two beaten eggs, salt to taste, and sufficien
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t flour to bind them stiffly.Divide and mold the mixture into small round cakes with floured hands. Put a large piece ofbutter into a stewpan, place on the fire and let it boil. Then put in the cakes and fry to a nicegolden brown color. Take out and drain them, and serve on a napkin spread over a hot dish, witha garnish of fried parsley. MASHED PARSNIPSWash and scrape some parsnips, cut in pieces lengthwise, put them in a saucepan with boiling water, a little salt and a small lump of drippings. Boil till tender, removeand place in a colander to drain, and press all the waste out of them. Mash them till quite smoothwith a wooden spoon, put them in a saucepan with a tablespoonful of milk or a small lump ofbutter, and a little salt and pepper stir over the fire until thoroughly hot again, turn out on to adish, and serve immediately.POTATO BALLSMash thoroughly a pound of boiled potatoes and rub them through a wiresieve. Mix in a quarter of a pound of grated ham, a little chopped parsley, and a small onionchopped very fine, together with a small quantity of grated nutmeg, and the beaten yolks of twoeggs. Roll this mixture into balls of equal size, then roll in flour and egg-breadcrumbs, and fry indripping or brown them in the oven, and serve on a hot dish.POTATOES AND ONIONS SAUTEDTake an equal amount of small new potatoes andonions of equal size, peel and place in a saute pan with a good-sized piece of butter, tossing themover the fire for a quarter of an hour, being careful not to let them burn. Put in enough water tohalf cover the vegetables, add a little salt and pepper, place the lid over the pan and stew gentlyfor half an hour, then squeeze a little lemon juice in it and turn on a hot dish, and serve.POTATOES LYONNAISECut into round slices eight boiled potatoes, lay in a frying-panwith an ounce and a half of butter and the round slices of a fried onion, seasoning with a pincheach of salt and pepper. Cook for six minutes, or until they become well browned, tossing themall the while. Sprinkle over with a small quantity of chopped parsley, and serve.STEWED MUSHROOMSPeel and remove the stalks from some large mushrooms, wash andcut them into halves put two ounces of butter into a small lined saucepan with twotablespoonfuls of flour and stir this over the fire, then mix in by degrees one and one-halfbreakfast cupfuls of milk while boiling and after being thickened, put in the mushrooms. Seasonto taste with salt, pepper and a small quantity of powdered mace, and stew gently on the side ofthe fire until tender. When cooked turn the mushrooms on to a hot dish, garnish with somecroutons of bread that have been fried to a nice brown, and serve.STUFFED ONIONS, STEAMEDPeel eight large onions and boil for ten minutes, and saltthem slightly. Remove them from the fire, drain quite dry, push about half the insides out chopthe parts taken out very small, together with a little sausage meat add one teacupful ofbreadcrumbs, one egg, and salt and pepper to taste. Put this mixture into the cavity in the onions,piling a little on the top and bottom so that none shall be left. Arrange them in
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a deep pan. Putthem in a steamer over a saucepan of water and steam for one hour and a half. Put the pan in theoven to brown the tops of the onions, adding one breakfast cupful of butter to prevent burning.Arrange them tastefully on a dish, and serve hot.POTATO CROQUETTESTake four boiled potatoes and add to them half their weight inbutter, the same quantity of powdered sugar, salt, grated peel of half a lemon and two well beateneggs. Mix thoroughly and roll into cork-shaped pieces and dip into the beaten yolks of eggs,rolling in sifted breadcrumbs. Let stand one hour and again dip in egg and roll in crumbs. Fry inboiling lard or butter. Serve with a garnish of parsley.CREAMED POTATOESCut into cubes or dices about half a pound of boiled potatoes andplace in a shallow baking pan. Pour over them enough milk or cream to cover them and put inthe oven or on the side of the stove and cook gently until nearly all the milk is absorbed. Add atablespoonful of butter, a teaspoonful each of finely chopped parsley, and salt, and half asaltspoonful of pepper, mixed well together. When they have become thoroughly warmed turninto a dish, and serve immediately.APPLES AND ONIONSSelect sour apples, pare, core and thinly slice. Slice about half asmany onions, put some bacon fat in the bottom of a frying-pan and when melted add the apples and onions. Cover the pan and cook until tender, cooking rather slowly. Sprinkle with sugar, and serve with roast pork.BACON AND SPINACHLine a pudding dish with thin slices of raw bacon. Take boiledspinach, ready for the table, season with butter, salt and pepper. Take also some boiled carrots,turnips and onions. Whip up the yolk of an egg with pepper and salt, and stir into the carrots andturnips. Arrange the vegetables alternately in the dish and partially fill with boiling water. Steamfor an hour. Turn out on a flat dish, and serve with a rich brown gravy.BOILED CELERYTrim off the tops of the celery about one-third of their length, and alsotrim the roots into rounding shape. Save the tops for making cream of celery and for garnishes,cook the celery in salted water until tender, drain, lay on toast, and pour a cream sauce over.BOSTON BAKED BEANSPick over a quart of small pea beans, wash thoroughly and soakover night in warm water. In the morning parboil them until the skins crack open. Pour off thewater. Put into the bottom of a glazed earthenware pot, made expressly for the purpose, a pint ofhot water in which have been dissolved a half tablespoonful salt, two tablespoonfuls molasses, ahalf teaspoonful mustard, and a pinch of soda. Pack in the beans until about a third full, thenplace in it a pound (or less, if preferred) of streaked pig pork, the skin of which has been scored.Cover with a layer of beans, letting the rind of the pork just show through. Now add enoughmore seasoned hot water to cover the beans, and bake covered in a slow oven all day or night.When done the beans should be soft, tender and moist but brown and whole, and the porkcooked to a jelly.BREADED POTATO BALLSPare, boil and mash potatoes and whip into three cups ofpotato three level
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tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons of hot milk, salt and pepper to taste alsotwo teaspoons of onion juice and two level tablespoons of chopped parsley, one-quarter cup ofgrated mild cheese and two well-beaten eggs. Beat well and set aside to cool. Mold into smallballs, roll each in beaten egg, in fine stale breadcrumbs, and then fry in deep hot fat.CABBAGE AND CHEESEBoil the cabbage in two waters, then drain, cool and chop. Seasonwell with salt and pepper and spread a layer in a buttered baking dish. Pour over this a whitesauce made from a tablespoonful each of flour and butter and a cup of milk. Add two or threetablespoonfuls of finely broken cheese. Now add another layer of cabbage, then more of thewhite sauce and cheese, and so on until all the material is used. Sprinkle with fine crumbs, bakecovered about half an hour, then uncover and brown.CAULIFLOWER AU GRATINSelect a firm, well-shaped cauliflower, and after thepreliminary soaking in cold salt water throw into a kettle of boiling water and cook half an hour,until tender. Drain, pick off the flowers and lay to one side, while you pick the stalks into smallpieces. Lay on the bottom of a rather shallow buttered baking dish, sprinkle with pepper, gratedcheese and cracker crumbs. Dot with pieces of butter. Add a little milk, then a layer of theflowerets and another sprinkling of milk, cheese and pepper.CAULIFLOWER FRITTERSSoak and boil the cauliflower in the usual way, then separateinto flowers. Dip each piece into a thin batter, plunge into boiling fat and fry a delicate brown.Serve very hot on napkins. If preferred, the pieces may be dipped into a mixture of salt, pepper,vinegar and oil, then fried.CREAMED SPAGHETTIHave two quarts of water boiling in a kettle and one-third of apound of spaghetti. Hold a few pieces of the spaghetti at a time in the water and as the endssoften turn them round and round and down into the kettle. When all are in the water put on acover and cook the spaghetti twenty minutes, then drain.Make a cream sauce with a rounding tablespoon each of flour and butter and one cup of cream.Season with one-half teaspoon of salt and a few grains of pepper. Stir in the spaghetti cut in inchpieces, turn on to a dish, and sprinkle with finely grated cheese. FRIED CORNCut the corn off the cob, leaving the grains as separate as possible. Fry in justenough butter to keep it from sticking to the pan, stirring very often. When nicely browned addsalt and pepper and a little rich cream. Do not set near the fire after adding the cream.FRIED TOMATOESWipe some smooth solid tomatoes and slice and fry in a spider withbutter or pork fat. Season well with salt and pepper.GLAZED CARROTS WITH PEASWash, scrape and cut three medium-sized carrots in one-fourth inch slices, then, in cubes or fancy shapes, drain and put in saucepan with one-half cupbutter, one-third cup sugar, and one tablespoon fine chopped fresh mint leaves. Cook slowlyuntil glazed and tender. Drain and rinse one can French peas and heat in freshly boiling waterfive minutes. Again drain and season with butter, salt and pepper. Mound peas on hot dish a
44 ndsurround with carrots.GLAZED SWEET POT
ndsurround with carrots.GLAZED SWEET POTATOESPut two rounding tablespoons of butter and one of sugar intoa casserole and set on the back of the range to heat slowly. When hot lay in raw, pared sweetpotatoes cut in halves, lengthwise. Dust with salt and pepper and put in another layer of seasonedpotatoes and enough boiling water to stand one-half inch deep in the dish. Put on the close-fitting cover and set in the oven to cook slowly. When the potatoes are tender serve in the samedish with the sweet sauce that will not be entirely absorbed in the cooking. This way of preparingsweet potatoes pleases the Southern taste, which demands sugar added to the naturally sweetGLAZED SWEET POTATOESSweet potatoes, like squash and peas, lose a little of theirsweetness in cooking, and when recooked it is well to add a little sugar. Slice two large cookedsweet potatoes and lay in a small baking dish, sprinkle with a level tablespoon of sugar and afew dashes of salt and pepper, add also some bits of butter. Pour in one-half cup of boilingwater, bake half an hour, basting twice with the butter and water.GREEN MELON SAUTEThere are frequently a few melons left on the vines which will notripen sufficiently to be palatable uncooked. Cut them in halves, remove the seeds and then cut inslices three-fourths of an inch thick. Cut each slice in quarters and again, if the melon is large,pare off the rind, sprinkle them slightly with salt and powdered sugar, cover with fine crumbsthen dip in beaten egg, then in crumbs again, and cook slowly in hot butter, the same aseggplant. Drain, and serve hot. When the melons are nearly ripe they may be sauted in butterwithout crumbs.JAPANESE OR CHINESE RICEWash one cup of rice, rubbing it through several watersuntil the water runs clear. Put in porcelain-lined stewpan with a quart of soup stock and bayleaves and boil twenty minutes. The stock must be hot when added to the rice. Shake the kettle inwhich it is cooking several times during the cooking and lift occasionally with a fork. Do not stir.Pour off any superfluous stock remaining at the end of twenty minutes, and set on the back of thestove or in the oven, uncovered, to finish swelling and steaming. Just before serving add one cupof hot tomato juice, a quarter cup of butter, a tablespoon chopped parsley, a dash of paprika, andone tablespoon of grated cheese. Serve with grated cheese.LIMA BEANS WITH NUTSSoak one cup of dry lima beans over night. In the morning ripoff the skins, rinse and put into the bean pot with plenty of water and salt to season, rather morethan without the nuts. Let cook slowly in the oven and until perfectly tender add one-half cup ofwalnut meal, stirring it in well let cook a few minutes, and serve.MACARONI WITH APRICOTSStew twenty halves of fresh apricots in half a cup of sugarand enough water to make a nice sirup when they are done. Before removing from the fire add aheaping tablespoonful of brown flour and cook until the sirup is heavy and smooth. Parboil tensticks of macaroni broken in two-inch pieces, drain, add to one pint of scalding hot milk twoounces of sugar. Throw in the parb
45 oiled macaroni and allow it to simmer un
oiled macaroni and allow it to simmer until the milk is absorbed stir it often. Pour all the juice or sauce from the apricots into the macaroni, cover the macaroni well, set on back of the stove for fifteen minutes, then take off and allow to cool. Whencold form a pile of macaroni in the center of the dish and cover with apricots, placing them incircles around and over it.MACARONI AND CHEESECook macaroni broken up into short length in boiling saltedwater. Boil uncovered for twenty or thirty minutes, then drain. Fill a buttered pudding dish withalternate layers of macaroni and grated cheese, sprinkling pepper, salt and melted butter overeach layer. Have top layer of cheese, moisten with rich milk, bake in moderate oven until a richSCRAMBLED CAULIFLOWERTrim off the coarse outer leaves of a cauliflower. Aftersoaking and cooking, drain well and divide into branches. Sprinkle with nutmeg, salt and pepperand toss into a frying pan with hot butter or olive oil.MACARONI OR SPAGHETTI SERVED IN ITALIAN STYLEBreak a pound of macaronior spaghetti into small pieces. Put into boiling salted water and boil about twenty minutes. Thendrain and arrange on platter. Sprinkle on each layer grated cheese and mushroom sauce. ServeMUSHROOM SAUCE, ITALIAN STYLE(For macaroni, spaghetti, ravioli and rice.)Asmall piece of butter about the size of an egg. One or two small onions, cut very small. Abouttwo pounds of beef. Let all brown. Prepare as you would a pot roast. Add Italian driedmushrooms, soaked over night in hot water, chopped in small pieces. Add about one-half can oftomatoes. Let all cook well. Salt and pepper to taste. Add a little flour to thicken.MOLD SPINACHRemove roots and decayed leaves, wash in several waters until no gritremains. Boil in water to nearly cover until tender, drain, rinse in cold water, drain again, chopvery fine reheat in butter, season with salt and pepper and pack in small cups. Turn out andgarnish with sifted yolk of egg.NUT PARSNIP STEWWash, scrape and slice thin two good-sized parsnips. Cook untilperfectly tender in two quarts of water. When nearly done add a teaspoon of salt and whenthoroughly done a teaspoon of flour mixed with a little cold water, stir well and let boil until theflour is well cooked, then stir in one-half cup of walnut meal, let boil up once, and servePOTATOES A LA MAITRE D'HOTELSlice cold boiled potatoes thin. Melt a roundingtablespoonful of butter in a saucepan, add a heaping pint bowl of the potatoes, season with saltand pepper, and heat. Now add a teaspoon of lemon juice and the same of finely minced parsley,and serve at once.POTATOES AU GRATINMake a white sauce, using one tablespoonful of butter, one offlour, one-half a teaspoonful salt, one-quarter of a teaspoonful of white pepper and one cupful ofmilk. Cut cold boiled potatoes into thick slices, or, better still, into half-inch cubes. Butter abaking dish, put in it a layer of the sauce, then one of the potatoes, previously lightly seasoningwith salt and pepper. Continue until all are in, the proportion of potato being about two cupfuls.To one cupful of dried and sifted
46 breadcrumbs, add one teaspoonful of melt
breadcrumbs, add one teaspoonful of melted butter and stiruntil it is evenly mixed through. Spread this over the contents of the baking dish, and place in aquick oven for twenty minutes, or until nicely browned. For a change, a little onion juice,chopped parsley or grated cheese may be added to the sauce.POTATO CREAMEDCut cold boiled potatoes into small dice and cover them in a smallsaucepan with milk. Let them stand where they will heat slowly and absorb nearly all the milk.When hot add to one pint of potatoes a tablespoon of salt and a dash of white pepper. Sprinkle alittle finely chopped parsley over the top as a garnish. POTATO MOLDMash some potato smoothly, add to it some butter and a little milk to makeit smooth but not wet. Season with white pepper and salt and add enough chopped parsley tomake it look pretty. Press into greased mold and bake for half an hour until lightly browned. Dustwith crumbs and serve.POTATO PARISIENNEPotato marbles seasoned with minced parsley, butter and lemonjuice are liked by many. Others find that they are not sufficiently seasoned, that is, the seasoninghas not penetrated into the potatoes, especially if a large cutter has been used. This method willbe found to remedy this fault, giving a seasoning which reaches every portion of the potato. Itmay not be quite so attractive as the somewhat underdone marbles, but the flavor is finer.Pare the potatoes and steam or boil them until soft, being careful they do not cook too fast. Drainoff the water and let them stand uncovered until dry. Then cut in quarters lengthwise, and then inthin slices, letting them drop into a stewpan containing melted butter, salt and paprika. When allare sliced cover them and let them heat for a few minutes, add minced parsley and lemon Juice,shake them about so the seasoning will be well mixed and serve at once.POTATO PUFFSNo. 1To one cup of mashed potato add one tablespoon of butter, one egg,beaten light, one-half cup of cream or milk, a little salt. Beat well and fill popover pans half full.Bake until brown in quick oven.POTATO PUFFSNo. 2Add hot milk to cold mashed potato beat up thoroughly. Add one ortwo well-beaten eggs, leaving out the yolks if preferred whiter. Drop in spoonfuls on a butteredtin, place a piece of butter on the top of each and bake a delicate brown or put in a pudding dishand butter the top and bake till of a light brown on top. Fifteen minutes in a hot oven will beRICE A LA GEORGIENNE FOR FIVE PERSONSWash one pound of rice in severalchanges of cold water until water is clear, and cook until soft, but not soft enough to mashbetween the fingers. Let it drip, cool and drip again. Add it to one-quarter pound of meltedbutter, not browned, season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly bake in covered dish fortwenty minutes.RICE IN TOMATOESCook some rice in boiling salted water until tender and season highlywith pepper. Cut a small slice from the top of each ripe tomato, take out the seeds, fill with theseasoned rice, put a bit of butter on each, set in the oven and bake until the tomato is tender.RICE SERVED IN ITALIAN STYLE WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE
47 51Steam or boil one-half pound of rice
51Steam or boil one-half pound of rice until done, then drain. Remove meat from mushroom sauce. Drop rice intomushroom sauce and cook about five minutes. Pour on platter and sprinkle heavy with gratedSCALLOPED TOMATOESDrain a half can of tomatoes from some of their liquor andseason with salt, pepper, a few drops of onion juice and one teaspoonful sugar. Cover the bottomof a small buttered baking dish with buttered cracker crumbs, cover with tomatoes and sprinklethe top thickly with buttered crumbs. Bake in a hot oven. Buttered cracker crumbs are made bysimply rolling common crackers with a rolling pin and allowing one-third cupful of melted butterto each cupful of crumbs. This recipe takes about one and one-third cupfuls of crumbs.SPAGHETTI A L'ITALIENNELet it cook until the water nearly boils away and it is verysoft. The imported spaghetti is so firm that it may be cooked a long time without losing its shape.When the water has boiled out, watch it and remove the cover so it will dry off. Then draw themass to one side and put in a large lump of butter, perhaps a tablespoon, and let it melt, then stirin until the butter is absorbed, and pour on one cup of the strained juice from canned tomatoes.Season with salt and paprika, and let it stew until the spaghetti has absorbed the tomato. Thespaghetti, if cooked until soft, will thicken the tomato sufficiently and it is less work than to make a tomato sauce. Turn out and serve as an entree, or a main dish for luncheon and pass grated sap sago or other cheese to those who prefer it. When you have any stock like chicken or veal, addthat with the tomato or alone if you prefer and scant the butter.STUFFED CABBAGECut the stalk out of two or more young cabbages and fill with astuffing made from cooked veal, chopped or ground very fine, seasoned well with salt andpepper, and mixed with the beaten yolk of an egg. Tie a strip of cheese cloth round eachcabbage, or if small, twine will hold each together. Put into a kettle with boiling water to coverand cook until tender. Drain, unbind and serve hot.STUFFED EGG PLANTWash a large egg plant, cut in halves the long way and scoop theinside out with a teaspoon, leaving each shell quite empty, but unbroken. Cook the inside portionin one-half cup of water, then press through a strainer and mix with one-half cup of breadcrumbs, one rounding tablespoon of butter and season with salt and pepper. The shells should liein salt and water after scraping, and when ready to fill them wipe them dry and pack the filling.Scatter fine crumbs over the top, dot with butter and bake twenty minutes.STUFFED POTATOESSelect smooth, even sized potatoes and bake until done. Remove oneend, carefully scrape out the center of each mash and season with salt and butter, add a generousportion of nut meat and fill the shells with the mixture. Cover with the piece that was cut off,wrap each potato in tissue paper and serve.CORN STEWED WITH CREAMSelect a half dozen ears of Indian corn, remove the silksand outer husks, place them in a saucepan and cover with water. Cook, drain, and cut the corn offthe cobs with a sharp knife, bei
48 ng very careful that none of the cob adh
ng very careful that none of the cob adheres to the corn. Place ina stewpan with one cup of hot bechamel sauce, one-half breakfast-cupful of cream and aboutone-quarter of an ounce of butter. Season with pepper and salt and a little grated nutmeg. Cookgently on a stove for five minutes, place in a hot dish and serve.CUCUMBER SAUCEPare two good sized cucumbers and cut a generous piece from the stemend. Grate on a coarse grater and drain through cheese cloth for half an hour. Season the pulpwith salt, pepper and vinegar to suit the taste. Serve with broiled, baked or fried fish.GHERKIN SAUCEPut a sprig of thyme, a bay-leaf, a clove of garlic, two finely choppedshallots, and a cayenne pepper, and salt into a saucepan, with one breakfast cup of vinegar. Placepan on fire and when contents have boiled for thirty minutes, add a breakfast cup of stock orgood broth. Strain it through a fine hair sieve and stir in one and one-half ounces of liquefiedbutter mixed with a little flour to thicken it. Place it back in the saucepan and when it boils stir init a teaspoonful or so of parsley very finely chopped, two or three ounces of pickle gherkins, anda little salt if required.GIBLET SAUCEPut the giblets from any bird in the saucepan with sufficient stock or waterto cover them and boil for three hours, adding an onion and a few peppercorns while cooking.Take them out, and when they are quite tender strain the liquor into another pan and chop up thegizzards, livers, and other parts into small pieces. Take a little of the thickening left at the bottomof the pan in which a chicken or goose has been braised, and after the fat has been taken off, mixit with the giblet liquor and boil until dissolved. Strain the sauce, put in the pieces of giblet, andserve hot.GOOSEBERRY SAUCEPick one pound of green gooseberries and put them into a saucepanwith sufficient water to keep them from burning, when soft mash them, grate in a little nutmeg and sweeten to taste with moist sugar. This sauce may be served with roast pork or goose instead of apple sauce. It may also be served with boiled mackerel. A small piece of butter will make thesauce richer.HALF-GLAZE SAUCEPut one pint of clear concentrated veal gravy in a saucepan, mix itwith two wine-glassfuls of Madeira, a bunch of sweet herbs, and set both over the fire untilboiling. Mix two tablespoonfuls of potato flour to a smooth paste with a little cold water, thenmix it with the broth and stir until thick. Move the pan to the side of the fire and let the sauceboil gently until reduced to two-thirds of its original quantity. Skim it well, pass it through a silksieve, and it is ready for use.HAM SAUCEAfter a ham is nearly all used up pick the small quantity of meat stillremaining, from the bone, scrape away the uneatable parts and trim off any rusty bits from themeat, chop the bone very small and beat the meat almost to a paste. Put the broken bones andmeat together into a saucepan over a slow fire, pour over them one-quarter pint of broth, and stirabout one-quarter of an hour, add to it a few sweet herbs, a seasoning of pepper and one-halfpint of good beef st
49 ock. Cover the saucepan and stir very ge
ock. Cover the saucepan and stir very gently until well flavored with herbs,then strain it. A little of this added to any gravy is an improvement.HORSERADISH SAUCEPlace in a basin one tablespoonful of moist sugar, onetablespoonful of ground mustard, one teacupful of grated horseradish, and one teaspoonful ofturmeric, season with pepper and salt and mix the ingredients with a teacupful of vinegar or oliveoil. When quite smooth, turn the sauce into a sauceboat, and it is ready to be served.LEMON BUTTERCream four level tablespoons of butter and add gradually one tablespoonof lemon juice mixing thoroughly.LEMON SAUCE FOR FISHSqueeze and strain the juice of a large lemon into a linedsaucepan, put in with it one-fourth pound butter and pepper, and salt to taste. Beat it over the fireuntil thick and hot, but do not allow to boil. When done mix with sauce the beaten yolks of twoeggs. It is then ready to be served.LOBSTER BUTTERTake the head and spawn of some hen lobsters, put them in a mortar andpound, add an equal quantity of fresh butter, and pound both together, being sure they arethoroughly mixed. Pass this through a fine hair sieve, and the butter is then ready for use. It isvery nice for garnishing or for making sandwiches.MAITRE D'HOTEL BUTTERCream one-fourth cup of butter. Add one-half teaspoon salt, adash of pepper and a tablespoon of fine chopped parsley, then, very slowly to avoid curdling, atablespoon of lemon juice. This sauce is appropriate for beefsteak and boiled fish.SAUCE A LA METCALFPut two or three tablespoonfuls of butter in a saucepan, and whenit melts add about a tablespoonful of Liebig's Extract of Beef season and gradually stir in abouta cupful of cream. After taking off, add a wine-glassful of Sherry or Madeira.PARSLEY AND LEMON SAUCESqueeze the juice from a lemon, remove the pips, andmince fine the pulp and rind. Wash a good handful of parsley, and shake it as dry as possible,and chop it, throwing away the stalks. Put one ounce of butter and one tablespoonful of flourinto a saucepan, and stir over fire until well mixed. Then put in the parsley and minced lemon,and pour in as much clear stock as will be required to make the sauce. Season with a smallquantity of pounded mace, and stir the whole over the fire a few minutes. Beat the yolks of twoeggs with two tablespoonfuls of cold stock, and move the sauce to the side of the fire, and whenit has cooled a little, stir in the eggs. Stir the sauce for two minutes on the side of the fire, and itwill be ready for serving.POIVRADE SAUCEPut in a stewpan six scallions, a little thyme, a good bunch of parsley,two bay-leaves, a dessert-spoonful of white pepper, two tablespoons of vinegar and two ounces of butter, and let all stew together until nearly all the liquor has evaporated add one teacupful of stock, two teacupfuls of Spanish sauce. Boil this until reduced to one-half, then serve.ROYAL SAUCEPut four ounces of fresh butter and the yolks of two fresh eggs into asaucepan and stir them over the fire until the yolks begin to thicken, but do not allow them tocook hard. Take sauce off the fire and
50 stir in by degrees two tablespoonfuls of
stir in by degrees two tablespoonfuls of tarragon vinegar,two tablespoons of Indian soy, one finely chopped green gherkin, one small pinch of cayennepepper, and a small quantity of salt. When well incorporated keep sauce in a cold place. Whencold serve with fish.SAUCE FOR FISHSimmer two cups of milk with a slice of onion, a slice of carrot cut inbits, a sprig of parsley and a bit of bay-leaf for a few minutes. Strain onto one-quarter cup ofbutter rubbed smooth with the same flour. Cook five minutes and season with a level teaspoon ofsalt and a saltspoon of pepper.SAUCE MAYONNAISEPlace in an earthen bowl a couple of fresh egg yolks and one-halfteaspoonful of ground English mustard, half pinch of salt, one-half saltspoonful red pepper, andstir well for about three minutes without stopping, then pour in, one drop at a time, one and one-half cupfuls of best olive oil, and should it become too thick, add a little at a time some goodvinegar, stirring constantly.SAUCE TARTAREUse one-half level teaspoon of salt and mustard, one teaspoon ofpowdered sugar, and a few grains of cayenne beaten vigorously with the yolks of two eggs. Addone-half cup of olive oil slowly and dilute as needed with one and one-half tablespoon ofvinegar. Add one-quarter cup of chopped pickles, capers and olives mixed.TARTAR SAUCEMix one tablespoon of vinegar, one teaspoon of lemon juice, a saltspoon ofsalt, a tablespoon of any good catsup and heat over hot water. Heat one-third cup of butter in asmall saucepan until it begins to brown, then strain onto the other ingredients and pour over thefish on the platter.SHRIMP SAUCEPour one pint of poivrade sauce and butter sauce into a saucepan and boiluntil somewhat reduced. Thicken the sauce with two ounces of lobster butter. Pick one and one-half pints of shrimps, put them into the sauce with a small quantity of lemon juice, stir the sauceby the side of the fire for a few minutes, then serve it.SAUCE FOR FRIED PIKEPeel and chop very fine one small onion, one green pepper, halfa peeled clove, and garlic. Season with salt, red pepper and half a wine-glassful of good whitewine. Boil about two minutes and add a gill of tomato sauce and a small tomato cut in diceshaped pieces. Cook about ten minutes.ROLLS, BREAD AND MUFFINSBREAKFAST ROLLSSift a quart of flour and stir into it a saltspoonful of sugar, a cup ofwarm milk, two tablespoonfuls of melted shortening and two beaten eggs. Dissolve a quarter of acake of compressed yeast in a little warm milk and beat in last of all. Set the dough in a bowl torise until morning. Early in the morning make lightly and quickly into rolls and set to rise nearthe range for twenty minutes.EGG ROLLSTwo cups flour, one level teaspoon salt, two level teaspoons baking powder,two level tablespoons lard, two level tablespoons butter, one egg, one-half cup milk. Sift togetherthe flour, salt, and baking powder, work in the shortening with the fingers. Add the egg well beaten and mixed with the milk. Mix well, toss onto a floured board and knead lightly. Roll out and cut in two-inch squares. Place a half-inch apart in a buttered pan. Ga
51 sh thecenter of each with a sharp knife.
sh thecenter of each with a sharp knife. Brush over with sugar and water, and bake fifteen minutes in ahot oven.EXCELLENT TEA ROLLSScald one cup of milk and turn into the mixing bowl. Whennearly cool add a whole yeast cake and beat in one and a half cups of flour. Cover and let rise.Add one-quarter cup of sugar, one level teaspoon of salt, two beaten eggs, and one-third cup ofbutter. Add flour enough to make a dough that can be kneaded. Cover and let rise. Roll out one-half inch thick, cut in rounds, brush one-heal each with melted butter, fold and press together. Setclose together in the pan, cover with a cloth, let rise, and bake.LIGHT LUNCHEON ROLLSHeat one cup of milk to the scalding point in a double boiler,add one rounding tablespoon of butter, one level tablespoon of sugar, and one level teaspoon ofsalt. Stir and set into cold water until lukewarm, then add one yeast cake dissolved in one-quartercup of lukewarm water, and two cups of flour. Beat hard for two or three minutes, cover, and letrise until very light. Add flour to make a dough that can be kneaded and let rise again. Knead,shape into small rolls. Set them close together in a buttered baking pan, let rise light, and bake ina quick oven.A PAN OF ROLLSScald one pint of milk and add one rounding tablespoon of lard. Mix inone quart of sifted bread flour, one-quarter cup of sugar, a saltspoon of salt and one-half yeastcake dissolved in one-half cup of lukewarm water. Cover and let rise over night. In the morningroll half an inch thick cut into rounds, spread a little soft butter on one-half of each, fold over andpress together. Let rise until light and bake in a quick oven. Rolls may be raised lighter than aloaf of bread because the rising is checked as soon as they are put into the oven.RAISED GRAHAM ROLLSScald two cups of milk and melt in it two level tablespoons ofbutter and one-half level teaspoon of salt. When cool add two tablespoons of molasses and one-half yeast cake dissolved in a little warm water. Add white flour to make a thin batter, beat untilsmooth and set in a warm place until light. When well risen stir in whole meal to make a doughjust stiff enough to knead. Knead until elastic then place it in the original bulk. Flour the boardand turn the risen dough out carefully, pat out one inch thick with the rolling pin and make intosmall rolls. Place these rolls close together in the pan, brush over with milk and let rise until verylight. Bake in a quick oven.RYE BREAKFAST CAKESBeat the egg light, add one-half cup of sugar, two cups of milk,a saltspoon of salt, one and one-half cups of rye meal, one and one-half cups of flour and threelevel teaspoons of baking powder. Bake in a hot greased gem pan.BREAKFAST CAKESSift one cup of corn meal, one-quarter teaspoon of salt and two levelteaspoons of sugar together, stir in one cup of thick sour milk, one-half tablespoonful meltedbutter, one well beaten egg and one-half teaspoon of soda, measured level. Beat hard and bake ingem pans in a quick oven.SCOTCH OAT CAKESCan be either fried on a griddle or broiled over a fire. The meal forthis purpose should be gr
52 ound fine. Put a quart of the meal in a
ound fine. Put a quart of the meal in a baking dish with a teaspoonful ofsalt. Pour in little by little just enough cold water to make a dough and roll out quickly before ithardens into a circular sheet about a quarter of an inch thick. Cut into four cakes and bake slowlyfor about twenty minutes on an iron griddle. Do not turn but toast after they are cooked.SCOTCH SCONESTwo cups flour, four level teaspoons baking powder, two leveltablespoons sugar, one level teaspoon salt, three level tablespoons butter, one whole egg or twoyolks, one cup buttermilk. Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt, and work in thebutter with the fingers, then add the buttermilk and egg well beaten. Mix well, turn onto flouredboard and knead slightly. Roll out one-half inch thick. Cut with small biscuit cutter and cook on a hot griddle, turning once. LOG CABIN TOAST FOR BREAKFASTThis is made up of long strips of bread cut to thethinness of afternoon tea sandwiches, then toasted a delicate brown. All are lightly buttered andpiled on a hot plate log cabin fashion.OLD FASHION RUSKSAt night make a sponge as for bread with two cups of scalded milk,a teaspoon of salt, yeast and flour. In the morning put half a cup of butter into two cups of milkand heat until the butter is barely melted, add this to the sponge, one cup of sugar and threebeaten eggs. Add flour to make a dough that can be kneaded. Let rise very light. Roll out oneand one-half inches thick, cut in round cakes, let rise and bake a deep yellow color.WAFFLES SOUTHERN STYLEOne pint of flour, one pint buttermilk, one egg, halfteaspoon soda dissolved in little water, one teaspoon sugar, one teaspoon salt, one teaspoonbaking powder, one tablespoon cornmeal, one tablespoon melted butter. Mix as any other battercake or waffles.WHOLE WHEAT POPOVERSPut two-thirds cup of whole wheat meal, one and two-thirdscup of white flour, and one-half level teaspoon of salt into a sifter and sift three times. Pour twocups of milk on slowly and stir until smooth. Beat two eggs five minutes, add to the first mixture,and beat again for two minutes. Turn into hot greased iron gem pans and bake half an hour in arather quick oven.BERRY MUFFINSMix two cups sifted flour, one-half teaspoon salt and two roundedteaspoons baking powder. Cream one-quarter cup of butter with one-half cup sugar, add wellbeaten yolk of one egg, one cup milk, the flour mixture and white of egg beaten stiff. Stir incarefully one heaped cup blueberries which have been picked over, rinsed, dried and rolled inflour. Bake in muffin pans twenty minutes.BUTTERMILK MUFFINSSift four cups of flour, one-quarter cup of cornmeal, and onelevel teaspoon each of salt and soda three times. Beat two eggs well, add a level tablespoon ofsugar, four cups of buttermilk, the dry ingredients, and beat hard for two minutes. Bake in muffinrings or hot greased gem pans. One-half the recipe will be enough for a small family.ENGLISH MUFFINSOne pint milk, two level tablespoons shortening (butter or lard), twolevel teaspoons sugar, one level teaspoon salt, one yeast cake dissolved in one-fourth cuplukew
53 arm water, flour. Scald the milk and add
arm water, flour. Scald the milk and add the shortening, sugar, and salt. When lukewarmadd the yeast and sufficient flour to make a good batter. Here one's judgment must be used. Beatwell and let rise until double in bulk. Warm and butter a griddle and place on it buttered muffinrings. Fill not quite half full of the batter, cover and cook slowly until double, then heat thegriddle quickly and cook for about ten minutes, browning nicely underneath. Then turn them andbrown the other side. When cool split, toast and butter.GRAHAM MUFFINSHeat to the boiling point two cups of milk, add a tablespoon of butterand stir until melted. Sift two cups of whole wheat flour, one-half cup of white flour, twoteaspoons of baking powder. Pour on the milk and butter, beat, add the yolks of two eggs wellbeaten, then the stiffly beaten whites. Bake in hot greased gem pans.HOMINY MUFFINSSift twice together one and one-half cups of flour, three level teaspoonsof baking powder, one level tablespoon of sugar, and a saltspoon of salt. To one cup of boiledhominy add two tablespoons of melted butter and one cup of milk. Add to the dry ingredientsand beat, then add two well beaten eggs. Pour the batter into hot greased gem pans and bake.Sift a saltspoon of salt, two level teaspoons of baking powder, and two cups offlour together. Beat the yolks of two eggs, add one cup of milk, two tablespoons of meltedbutter, and the dry ingredients. Beat, add lightly the stiffly beaten whites of two eggs, fill hotbuttered gem pans two-thirds full, and bake in a hot oven. QUICK MUFFINS IN RINGSBeat two eggs, yolks and whites separately. Add to the yolkstwo cups of milk, one level teaspoon of salt, one tablespoon of melted butter and two cups offlour in which two level teaspoons of baking powder have been sifted, and last the stiffly beatenwhites of the eggs. When well mixed bake in greased muffin rings on a hot griddle. Turn overwhen risen and set, as both sides must be browned.BOILED RICE MUFFINSTo make muffins with cooked rice, sift two and one-quarter cupsof flour twice with five level teaspoons of baking powder, one rounding tablespoon of sugar, anda saltspoon of salt. Put in one well beaten egg, half a cup of milk, and three-quarters cup ofboiled rice mixed with another half cup of milk, and two tablespoons of melted butter. Beat well,pour into hot gem pans and bake.BOSTON BROWN BREADTo make one loaf sift together one cup of cornmeal, one cup ryemeal, and one cup of graham flour, with three-quarters cup of molasses and one and three-quarters cup sweet milk. Add one-half teaspoonful of soda dissolved in warm water. Turn into awell buttered mold which may be a five-pound lard pail, if no other mold is handy. Set onsomething that will keep mold from bottom of kettle and turn enough boiling water to come halfway up on the mold. Cover the kettle and keep the kettle boiling steadily for three and one-halfhours. If water boils away add enough boiling water to keep the same amount of water in kettle.Put in molds and cut when cool.CRISP WHITE CORNCAKETwo cups scalded milk, one cup white cornmeal, two levelteaspoons sa
54 lt. Mix the salt and cornmeal and add gr
lt. Mix the salt and cornmeal and add gradually the hot milk. When well mixed,pour into a buttered dripping pan and bake in a moderate oven until crisp. Serve cut in squares.The mixture should not be more than one-fourth inch deep when poured into pan.Croutons made coarsely are no addition to a soup. For the best sort, cut out stalebread into half-inch slices, spread with butter, then trim away the crust. Cut into small cubes, putinto a pan and set in a hot oven. If the croutons incline to brown unevenly shake the pan.EGG BREADOne pint of boiling water, half pint white cornmeal to teaspoon salt, twotablespoonfuls of butter, two eggs, one cup milk, bake in a moderate oven.GRAHAM BREADPut one cup of scalded and cooled milk, one cup of water, two cups offlour and one-half yeast cake dissolved in one cup of lukewarm water into a bowl and let riseover night. In the morning add a level teaspoon of salt, two rounding cups of graham flour andone-half cup sugar. Beat well, put into two pans and let rise until light and bake one hour.NUT BREADOne and one-half cups of white flour, two cups of graham flour, one-half cupof cornmeal, one-half cup of brown sugar and molasses, one pint of sweet milk, one cup ofchopped walnuts, two teaspoons of baking powder, one-half teaspoon of salt. Bake in a long panfor three-quarters of an hour.OATMEAL BREADOver a pint of rolled oats pour a quart of boiling water. When cool addone teaspoonful suet, one teaspoon butter, one-half cup molasses and one-half yeast cakedissolved in a little water. Stir this thoroughly and then add two quarts sifted flour. Do not kneadthis and allow it to rise over night, and in the morning stir it again, and then put it in wellbuttered bread pans: let it rise until it fills the pans and then bake in a moderate oven. It takes alittle longer to bake than white bread.OATMEAL BREADCook one cup of rolled oats in water for serving at breakfast, and onecup of molasses, one and one-half cups of lukewarm water in which is dissolved one yeast cakeand one teaspoon of salt. Mix in enough flour to make a stiff dough, cover and let rise. Whenvery light stir down, put in pans, let rise light and bake in a slow oven. The heat should besufficient at first to check the rising, then the baking should be slow.ORIENTAL OATMEAL BREADTake two cupfuls of rolled oats, put in bread pan, turn on four cupfuls of boiling water, stir for awhile. Add, while hot, a heaping tablespoonful of lard or one scant tablespoonful of butter and one of lard, two teaspoonfuls of salt and fourtablespoonfuls of sugar and three of molasses. Now add two cupfuls of cold water (making sixcups of water in all) and, if cool enough, add one yeast cake dissolved in a very little water. Nowstir in all the white flour it will take until it is as stiff as you can manage it with the spoon. Set inwarm place over night, and in the morning with spoon and knife fill your tins part full, let rise tonearly top of pan, then bake an hour for medium size loaves.RAISIN BREADScald three cups of milk and add one teaspoon of salt and two tablespoonsof sugar. Cool and add one-half yea
55 st cake, dissolved in one-quarter cup of
st cake, dissolved in one-quarter cup of lukewarm water.Mix in enough flour to make a drop batter and set to rise. When this sponge is light put in twocups of seeded raisins and enough flour to make a soft dough, but stiff enough to knead. Let riseagain, then mold into two loaves. Let the loaves double in size and bake slowly, covering withanother pan for the first twenty minutes of baking.STEAMED BROWN BREADBeat one egg light, add one cup of cornmeal, one cup rye-meal and one and one-half cups of flour sifted with a half level teaspoon of salt. Add one cup ofmolasses, and after it is turned out put in one level teaspoon of soda and fill with boiling water.Add to the other one-third cup more of the water. Pour into well buttered mold and steam fourSOUTHERN CORNCAKEMix two cups of white cornmeal, a rounding tablespoon of sugarand a level teaspoon of salt, then pour enough hot milk or milk and water to moisten the mealwell, but not to make it of a soft consistency. Let stand until cool, then add three well beateneggs and spread on a buttered shallow pan about half an inch thick. Bake in a quick oven, cut insquares, split and butter while hot.STEAMED CORN BREADSift together one cup cornmeal and flour and a level teaspoon ofsalt. Put one level teaspoon soda in one tablespoon of water, add to one-half cup of molasses andstir into the meal with one and two-thirds cups of milk. Beat and turn into a greased mold. Steamfour hours, take off the lid of the mold and set in the oven fifteen minutes.STEAMED GRAHAM BREADPut into a mixing bowl two cups of sour milk, one cup ofmolasses, one level teaspoon of salt, two of soda and then enough graham flour to make a batteras stiff as can be stirred with a spoon, adding one-half cup of seeded raisins. Pour into a two-quart mold or lard pail well greased, cover closely and set in a kettle of boiling water that comestwo-thirds the depth of the mold. Cover the kettle and keep the water boiling constantly for fourWHOLE WHEAT BREADScald one cupful of milk and one teaspoonful of butter, one ofsalt, one cup of water and one tablespoonful of sugar. When lukewarm add half a cake ofcompressed yeast dissolved in a little water and enough wheat flour to make a thin batter. Beatvigorously until smooth and let rise until very light. Add as much whole wheat flour as you canbeat in with a spoon. Pour into greased tins, let rise until light and bake in moderate oven for oneASPARAGUS FRITTERSMake a thick sauce with one-half cup of milk, one roundingtablespoon of butter and one-quarter cup of flour. Stir in one cup of cooked asparagus tips andcool. Add one beaten egg and cook on a hot buttered griddle in small cakes.CORN FRITTERSOne-half can corn, one-half cup flour, one-half level teaspoon bakingpowder, one level teaspoon salt, a dash of cayenne and one egg. Chop the corn fine and add theflour, sifted with the baking powder, salt and cayenne. Add the egg yolk, well beaten and fold inthe white beaten stiff. Drop by spoonfuls into hot fat one-half inch deep. Turn once whilecooking. When done, drain on brown paper and serve.CRUMB GRIDDLE CAKESSoak one p
56 int of bread crumbs in one pint of sour
int of bread crumbs in one pint of sour milk for an hour, then add a level teaspoon of soda dissolved in one cup of sweet milk, and one well beaten egg, half a teaspoon of salt and flour enough to make a drop batter as thick as griddle cakes areusually made.HOMINY CAKESTo two cups of boiled hominy add two tablespoons of melted butter. Breakthe whole very fine with spoon or fork. Add two well beaten eggs, one-third teaspoon of salt,and a saltspoon of pepper. Form into little cakes, after adding enough milk to make it of the rightconsistency to handle. Set cakes on buttered dish and dust with a little finely grated cheese. Bakein hot oven and serve at once.OATMEAL CAKEMix fine oatmeal into a stiff dough with milk-warm water, roll it to thethinness almost of a wafer, bake on a griddle or iron plate placed over a slow fire for three orfour minutes, then place it on edge before the fire to harden. This will be good for months, if keptin a dry place.PINEAPPLE PANCAKESMake a batter using half pound sifted flour and three good sizedeggs with a cupful of milk. This makes a very thin batter. When smooth and free from lumps,bake in a well buttered frying pan, making the cakes about eight inches in diameter. As soon asbrown on one side turn. When cooked on both sides remove to a hot serving dish and sprinklewith sweetened pineapple. Bake the remainder of batter in the same way, piling in layers with thepineapple between the cakes. Cut in triangular pieces like pie and serve very hot.SQUASH FRITTERSTo two cups of mashed dry winter squash add one cup of milk, twowell beaten eggs, one teaspoon of salt, a little pepper and one heaping teaspoon of bakingpowder. Beat well and drop by spoonfuls into hot butter or cooking oil and fry.PIES AND PASTRIESA GOOD CRUST FOR GREAT PIESTo a peck of flour, add the yolks of three eggs. Boilsome water, put in half a pound of fried suet and a pound and a half of butter. Skim off the butterand suet and as much of the liquor as will make a light crust. Mix well and roll out.CRUST FOR CUSTARDSTake a half pound of flour, six ounces of butter, the yolks of twoeggs, three spoonfuls of cream. Mix well and roll very thin.DRIPPING CRUSTTake a pound and a half of beef drippings boil in water, strain and let itget cold, taking off the hard fat. Scrape off and boil it four or five times then work it up well intothree pounds of flour, then add enough cold water to make dough, just stiff enough to roll. Thismakes a very fine crust.PASTE FOR TARTSOne pound of flour, three-quarters of a pound of butter and just enoughcold water to mix together. Beat well with a rolling pin.PUFF PASTETake a quarter of a peck of flour, rub in a pound of butter, make it up into alight paste with a little cold waters, just stiff enough to handle then roll out to about thethickness of a crown piece. Spread over with butter and sprinkle over with flour, then double upand roll out again. Double and roll out seven or eight times. It is then fit for all kinds of pies andtarts that require a puff paste.APPLE PIEMake up a puff paste crust and lay some around the sides of a
57 dish. Pare andquarter apples. Put a laye
dish. Pare andquarter apples. Put a layer of apples in the dish, sprinkle with sugar, and add a little lemon peel,cut up fine, a little lemon juice, a few cloves then the rest of the apples, sugar and so on.Sweeten to taste. Boil the peels and cores of the apples in a little water, strain and boil the syrup with a little sugar. Pour over the apples. Put on the upper crust and bake. A little quince or marmalade may be used, if desired.Pears may be used instead of apples, omitting the quince or marmalade.Pies may be buttered when taken from oven. If a sauce is desired, beat up the yolks of two eggs,add half pint of cream, little nutmeg and sugar. Put over a slow fire, stirring well until it justboils up. Take off the upper crust and pour the sauce over the pie, replacing the crust.APPLE PIESOUTHERN STYLEFor four pies half pound butter, quarter pound of lard,half dinner teaspoon of salt, work four cups flour and the above ingredients with a fork, and thenmix with ice water and mix it so it will just stick together. Then ready for use.BEATEN CREAM PIELine a plate with good paste, prick in several places to prevent risingout of shape. Bake and spread over some jelly or jam about half an inch thick, and cover withone cup of cream beaten stiff with two rounding tablespoons of powdered sugar and flavoredwith one teaspoon of vanilla.LARGE LEMON PIEMix three level teaspoons of corn starch smooth in a little cold water,and stir into three cups of boiling water. Cook five minutes stir in one level tablespoon of butter,the juice and grated yellow rind of two lemons, one and one-half cups of sugar, and the yolks ofthree eggs. Cook until the egg thickens, take from the fire and cool. Line a large pie plate withpaste and gash it in several places to prevent rising unevenly, bake and fill with the mixture.Cover with a meringue made from the white of three eggs beaten with six level tablespoons ofpowdered sugar. Set in the oven to color.LEMON PIEThis is an old fashion pie, because it is baked between two crusts, yet manyhave called it the best of all kinds. Grate the yellow rind of two lemons, take off all the whiteskin and chop the remainder very fine, discarding all the seeds. Add two cups of sugar and twobeaten eggs. Mix well and pour into a paste lined plate cover, and bake thirty minutes.NUT MINCE PIESOne cup of walnut meats chopped fine, two cups of chopped apple, onecup of raisins, one and one-half cups of sugar mixed with one teaspoon each of cinnamon andallspice and one-half teaspoon each of cloves and salt, one-half cup of vinegar and one-half cupof water or fruit juice. Mix thoroughly. This quantity makes two large pies.PINEAPPLE CREAM PIEOne-half cup butter, one cup sugar, one can shredded pineapple,one-half cup milk, two eggs. Cream the butter, add gradually the sugar, then the pineapple, milkand eggs well beaten. Mix well and bake in one crust like custard pie. When cool cover with ameringue or with whipped cream sweetened and flavored with vanilla.PLAIN PIE PASTESift one and one-half cups of flour with a saltspoon of salt and rub inone-quarter cup of lard. Moisten
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with very cold water until a stiff dough is formed. Pat out andlay on one-quarter cup of cold butter rolled out in a sheet. Fold in three layers, turn half wayround, and pat out again. Fold and roll twice more. This will make one large pie with two crusts.CHERRY PIEMake a good crust, lining the sides of a pie pan. Place stoned cherries, wellsweetened, in the pan and cover with upper crust. Bake in slow oven. (A few red currants may beadded to the cherries if desired.)Plums or gooseberry pies may be made in the same way.CHERRY PIERoll two large soda crackers into fine dust and stone cherries enough tomeasure two cups. Line a pie plate with good rich paste and scatter one-half cup of sugar over.Sprinkle one-half of the cracker dust, and over that one-half of the cherries. Repeat the threelayers, pour on one cup of cherry juice and cold water, cover with paste and bake in a moderate FRESH RASPBERRY PIELine a pie plate with rich paste, fill with raspberries and scatter on sugar to sweeten. Cover with a crust and bake in a quick oven. When done draw from the oven,cut a gash in the top, and pour in the following mixture: The yolks of two eggs beaten light witha tablespoon of sugar and mixed with one cup of hot thin cream. Set back in the oven for fiveGREEN CURRANT PIEStew and mash a pint of rather green currants, sweeten abundantly,add a sprinkling of flour or a rolled cracker and bake with two crusts. Dust generously withpowdered sugar.GREEN TOMATO PIETake green tomatoes not yet turned and peel and slice wafer thin. Filla plate nearly full, add a tablespoonful vinegar and plenty of sugar, dot with bits of butter andflavor with nutmeg or lemon. Bake in one or two crusts as preferred.LEMON CREAM PIEStir into one cup of boiling water one tablespoonful of cornstarchdissolved in a little cold water. Cook until thickened and clear, then add one cup of sugar, ateaspoonful of butter, and the juice and grated rind of two lemons. Add the beaten yolks of threeeggs and take from the fire. Have ready the bottom crust of a pie that has been baked, firstpricking with a fork to prevent blisters. Place the custard in the crust and bake half an hour.When done take from the oven and spread over the top a meringue made from the stifflywhipped whites of the eggs, and three tablespoonfuls of sugar. Shut off the oven so it will be ascool as possible giving the meringue plenty of time to rise, stiffen and color to a delicate gold.APPLE FRITTERSBeat the yolks of eight eggs and the white of four together. Add a quartof cream. Put over a fire and heat until you can bear your finger in it. Add quarter of a pint ofsack, three-quarters of a pint of ale and make a posset of it. When cool put in nutmeg, ginger,salt and flour. The batter should be pretty thick. Add pippins, sliced or scraped and fry in deepAPPLE SLUMPFill a deep baking dish with apples, pared, cored and sliced. Scatter on a littlecinnamon and cover with good paste rolled a little thicker than for pie. Bake in a moderate ovenuntil the apples are done, serve in the same dish, cutting the crust into several sections. Beforecutting, the
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crust may be lifted and the apples seasoned with butter and sugar, or the seasoningmay be added after serving. A liquid or a hard sauce may be served with the slump. If the applesare a kind that do not cook easily bake half an hour, then put on the crust and set back in theBREAD PUFFS WITH SAUCEWhen bread dough is raised light, cut off small pieces andpull out two or three inches long. Fry like doughnuts in deep fat and put into a deep dish, turnover the puffs a cream sauce seasoned with salt and pepper.CHERRY DUMPLINGSSift two cups of pastry flour with four level teaspoons of bakingpowder and a saltspoon of salt. Mix with three-quarters cup of milk or enough to make a softdough. Butter some cups well, put a tablespoon of dough in each, then a large tablespoon ofstoned cherries and another tablespoon of dough. Set in a steamer or set the cups in a pan of hotwater and into the oven to cook half an hour. Serve with a sweet liquid sauce.COTTAGE CHEESE TARTLETSOne cup cheese, three level tablespoons sugar, few grainssalt, two teaspoons melted butter, one tablespoon lemon juice, yolks two eggs, one-fourth cupmilk, whites two eggs. Press the cheese through a potato ricer or sieve, then add the sugar, salt,butter, lemon juice, and the egg yolks well beaten and mixed with the milk. Mix well and foldthe whites of the eggs beaten stiff. Line individual tins with pastry and fill three-fourths full withthe mixture. Bake in a moderate oven for thirty minutes.PRUNE TARTSWash the prunes thoroughly and soak over night or for several hours. Cookin the same water. When very tender rub them through a sieve. To one cup of the pulp add onetablespoon of lemon juice, the yolks of two eggs beaten with one-half cup of thin cream and a few grains of salt. Mix well and sweeten to taste, then fold in the whites of two eggs beaten very stiff. Line small tins with paste, fill with the mixture and bake in a moderate oven. Serve cold.RASPBERRY DUMPLINGSWash one cup of rice and put into the double boiler. Pour overit two cups of boiling water, add one-half teaspoon of salt and two tablespoons of sugar and cookthirty minutes or until soft. Have some small pudding cloths about twelve inches square, wringthem out of hot water and lay them over a small half pint bowl. Spread the rice one-third of aninch thick over the cloth, and fill the center with fresh raspberries. Draw the cloth around untilthe rice covers the berries and they are a good round shape. Tie the ends of the cloth firmly, dropthem into boiling water and cook twenty minutes. Remove the cloth and serve with lemon sauce.TART SHELLSRoll out thin a nice puff paste, cut with a small biscuit cutter. With cutter takeout the centers of two or three of these, lay the rings thus made on the third and bakeimmediately. Shells may also be made by lining pattypans with the paste if the paste is light theshells will be fine and may be used for tarts or oyster patties. Filled with jelly and covered withmeringue (a tablespoonful of sugar to the white of an egg), and browned in the oven.BAVARIAN CREAMSoak one-quarter of a box of gelatin in cold water until
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it is soft, thendissolve it in a cup of hot milk with one-third of a cup of sugar. Flavor with vanilla and set awayto cool. Whip one pint of cream and when the gelatin is cold and beginning to stiffen stir in thecream lightly. Form in mold.BOILED CUSTARDHeat two cups of milk in a double boiler and pour on to the yolks ofthree eggs beaten light, with three rounding tablespoons of sugar and a pinch of salt. Return tothe double boiler and cook until the spoon will coat with the custard. Cool and add flavoring.CALLA LILIESBeat three eggs and a rounding cup of sugar together, add two-thirds cup offlour and one-half teaspoon of lemon flavoring. Drop in teaspoonfuls on a buttered sheet,allowing plenty of room to spread in baking. Bake in a moderate oven, take up with a knife, androll at once into lily shape. Bake but four or five at a time because if the cakes cool even a littlethey will break. Fill each with a little beaten and sweetened cream.COCOA CUSTARDFor three cups of milk allow four teaspoons of cocoa, three beaten eggs,three tablespoons of sugar, and three-quarters teaspoon of vanilla. Heat the milk, stir in thecocoa, and cool a little before pouring over the egg and sugar. Bake in custard cups set in a panof hot water in a moderate oven.COFFEE CREAMHave one and one-half cups of strong coffee hot, add one level tablespoonof gelatin soaked in one-half cup of milk for fifteen minutes. When well dissolved add two-thirds cup of sugar, a saltspoon of salt, and the yolks of three eggs beaten light, stir in the doubleboiler till thick, take from the fire, and add the white of three eggs beaten stiff and one-halfteaspoon of vanilla. Fill molds that have been dipped in cold water, set in cool place and whenfirm unmold and serve with powdered sugar and cream.COFFEE CUP CUSTARDOne quart milk, one-fourth cup ground coffee, four eggs, one-halfcup sugar, one-fourth level teaspoon salt, one-half teaspoon vanilla. Tie the coffee loosely in apiece of cheesecloth and put into double boiler with the milk. Scald until a good coffee color andflavor is obtained, then remove from the fire. Remove the coffee. Beat the eggs and add thesugar, salt and vanilla, then pour on gradually the milk. Strain into cups, place in a pan of hotwater, and bake in a moderate oven until firm in the middle. Less vanilla is required whencombined with another flavoring.CAKES, CRULLERS AND ECLAIRS ALMOND CAKESOne pound sifted flour, one-half pound butter, three-fourths pound sugar,two eggs, one-half teaspoon ground cinnamon, four ounces of almonds blanched and choppedvery fine. Two ounces of raisins finely chopped. Mix all the dry ingredients together, then rub inthe butter, add eggs and spices last of all, roll out half an inch thick, cut in fancy shapes and bakein a slow oven.ALMOND CHEESE CAKESBlanch and pound to a fine paste one cupful almonds. As youpound them add rose water, a few drops at a time to keep them from oiling. Add the paste to onecupful milk curd, together with a half cup cream, one cupful sugar, three beaten egg yolks and ascant teaspoonful of rose water. Fill patty pans lined with paste and
61 bake in hot oven ten minutes.AUNT AMY'S
bake in hot oven ten minutes.AUNT AMY'S CAKETake two eggs, one and one-half cups of sugar, one cup of sour milk,one-half cup of butter, two cups of flour and one teaspoonful of soda. Spice to taste. This is agood cake and one which is also inexpensive in baking. Use a moderate oven and bake in loavesrather than sheets.BALTIMORE CAKEBeat one cupful of butter to a cream, using a wood cake spoon. Addgradually while beating constantly two cupfuls fine granulated sugar. When creamy add a cupfulof milk, alternating with three and one-half cupfuls pastry flour that has been mixed and siftedwith two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Add a teaspoonful of vanilla and the whites of six eggsbeaten stiff and dry. Bake in three buttered and floured shallow cake tins, and spread between thelayers and on top the following icing: Put in a saucepan three cups sugar, one cup water. Heatgradually to the boiling point, and cook without stirring until the syrup will thread. Pour the hotsyrup gradually over the well beaten whites of three eggs and continue beating until of the rightconsistency for spreading. Then add one cupful chopped and seeded raisins, one cup choppedpecan meats and five figs cut in strips.BALTIMORE CAKEFor this cake use one cupful butter, two cupfuls sugar, three and one-half cupfuls flour, one cupful sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls baking powder, the whites of six eggsand a teaspoonful of rose water. Cream the butter, add the sugar gradually, beating steadily, thenthe milk and flavoring, next the flour sifted with the baking powder, and lastly the stiffly beatenwhites folded in at the last. Bake in three layer cake tins in an oven hotter than for loaf cake.While baking prepare the filling. Dissolve three cupfuls sugar in one cupful boiling water, andcook until it spins a thread. Pour over the stiffly beaten whites of three eggs, stirring constantly.Add to this icing one cupful chopped raisins, one cupful chopped nut meats, preferably pecans orwalnuts, and a half dozen figs cut in fine strips. Use this for filling and also ice the top and sideswith it.BREAD CAKECream one cup of sugar and one-half cup of butter, add one-half cup of milk,two cups of flour sifted with three teaspoons of baking powder and last the stiffly beaten whitesof three eggs and half a teaspoon of vanilla flavoring. Bake in one loaf.BRIDE'S CAKEOne and one-half cupfuls of sugar, one-half cupful of butter, one-half cupfulof sweet milk, two cupfuls of flour, one-quarter cupful cornstarch, six egg whites, one and one-half teaspoonfuls baking powder, one teaspoonful vanilla. Cream the sugar and butter, add milk,flour and cornstarch into which the baking powder has been thoroughly sifted, stir in the whitesof eggs quickly with the flavoring.BUTTERMILK CAKECream three tablespoons of butter with one cup of sugar, add one cupof buttermilk, one well beaten egg, two cups of flour sifted with four teaspoons of baking powderand one-half cup of seeded raisins cut in pieces and rolled in flour.CHOCOLATE CAKEBeat one cup of butter to a cream with two cups of sugar, add theyolks of five eggs, beaten until light-colored, an
62 d one cup of milk. Sift three and one-ha
d one cup of milk. Sift three and one-half cupsof flour with five level teaspoons of baking powder and add to the first mixture. Stir well andfold in the beaten whites of two eggs. Beat in layer cake tins and spread the following mixture between when the cakes are nearly cold. Beat one and one-half cups of powdered sugar, three level tablespoons of cocoa, one teaspoon of vanilla, and the whites of three eggs together until asmooth mixture is made that will spread easily. The exact amount of sugar varies a little onaccount of size of eggs.CHOCOLATE CAKECook one cup of sugar, one-half cup of milk, one-half cup of gratedchocolate and the beaten yolk of one egg together until smooth. When done add a teaspoon ofvanilla and cool. Beat one-half cup of butter to a cream, add one cup of sugar slowly, and beatsmooth. Add two beaten eggs, one-half cup of milk, two cups of flour in which two-thirdsteaspoon of soda has been sifted and when well beaten add the cool chocolate mixture. Bake infour layers and put together with a white boiled icing.CHOCOLATE CAKECook one cup of sugar, one-half cup of milk, one cup of gratedchocolate and the beaten yolk of one egg together until smooth. When done add a teaspoon ofvanilla and cool. Beat one-half cup of butter to a cream, add one cup of sugar slowly and beatsmooth. Add two beaten eggs, one-half cup of milk, two cups of flour in which two-thirdsteaspoon of soda has been sifted, and when well beaten add the cool chocolate mixture. Bake infour layers and put together with a white boiled icing.CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKEBeat a half cupful butter to a cream, adding gradually onecupful sugar. When light beat in a little at a time, a half cupful milk and a teaspoonful vanilla.Beat the whites of six eggs to a stiff froth and sift a teaspoonful and a half with two cupfulsflour. Add the sifted flour to the mixture. Then fold in the whipped whites. Have three butteredlayer cake tins ready and put two-thirds of the mixture into two of them, into the third tin put theremainder of the batter, having first added to it two tablespoons melted chocolate. Bake the cakesin a rather quick oven for twenty minutes. Put a layer of the white cake on a large plate andcover with white icing, on this lay a dark layer and cover with more of the white icing. On thisput the third cake and cover with the chocolate icing. Put into a graniteware pan one cupful and ahalf cupful water and cook gently until bubbles begin to rise from bottom. Do not stir or shakewhile cooking. Take at once from the stove and pour in a thin stream over the stiffly whippedwhites of two eggs. Beat it until thick, flavor with vanilla, and use two-thirds of this for the whiteicing. Into the remainder put a tablespoon and a half melted chocolate and a suspicion ofcinnamon extract, and frost the top and sides of the cake.CHOCOLATE LOAF CAKESCream one cup of butter, add two and one-half cups of sugarand beat to a cream. Beat the yolks of five eggs light, add to the butter and sugar, with one cupof milk and three cups of flour in which four level teaspoons of baking powder have been sifted,the stiffly beaten whites of five egg
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s and two teaspoons of vanilla flavoring and two squares ofchocolate melted. Bake in a moderate oven.COCOA CAKECream one-half cup of butter, add one cup of sugar, and beat again. Add thebeaten yolks of three eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla. Sift two cups of pastry flour twice withone-quarter cup of cocoa and four level teaspoons of baking powder. Add to the first mixturealternately with three-quarters cup of milk, beat hard, and fold in the stiffly beaten whites ofthree eggs. Bake in a loaf and cover with white icing.CREAM CAKE OR PIEThis recipe makes a simple layer cake to be filled in various ways.Cream one-quarter cup of butter with one cup of sugar, add the beaten yolks of two eggs andone teaspoon of vanilla. Now beat hard, then mix in one-half cup of milk alternately with oneand one-half cups of flour sifted twice with two level teaspoons of baking powder. Beat justenough to make smooth, then fold in lightly the stiffly beaten whites of two eggs and pour intoan oblong shallow pan that is buttered, floured and rapped to shake out all that is superfluous.Bake about twenty minutes, take from pan and cool. Just before serving split the cake and fillwith a cooked cream filling or with sweet thick cream beaten, sweetened with powdered sugarand flavored to the taste. CREAM LAYER CAKECream one-quarter cup of butter well with one cup of sugar, add the yolks of three eggs beaten light, one-half cup of milk, then one and one-half cups of floursifted twice with three level teaspoons of baking powder. Stir in lightly last of all the whites ofthree eggs beaten stiff. Bake in a pan large enough to make one thin cake and bake. Cool andsplit, then spread on one-half pint of cream beaten light, sweetened, and flavored with a fewdrops of vanilla. Put on the top cake and dust with powdered sugar.DATE CAKESift two cups of flour with four level teaspoons of baking powder, one-halflevel teaspoon of salt and one-quarter cup of butter. Beat one egg, add three-quarters cup ofmilk and mix into the ingredients. Add last one and one-half cups of dates stoned and cut intosmall pieces and rolled in flour. Bake in a sheet in a moderate oven and serve warm or with aliquid sauce as a pudding.EGGLESS CAKEOne and one-half cups sugar, one cup sour milk, three cups sifted flour,one-half cup shortening, one teaspoon soda, one-half teaspoon cinnamon, one-half teaspoonnutmeg, one cup chopped raisins, salt.FEATHER CAKESift one cup of sugar, two cups of sifted flour, three level teaspoons ofbaking powder and a few grains of salt. Add one cup of milk, one well beaten egg, threetablespoons of melted butter and a teaspoon of vanilla or lemon flavoring or a level teaspoon ofmixed spices. Beat hard and bake in a loaf in a moderate oven about half an hour.FIG CAKETwo cupfuls of sugar, two-thirds of a cup of butter, one cupful of milk, four evencupfuls of flour, five eggs, two teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar, one of soda, sifted with the flour,mix the butter and sugar until creamed, add the unbeaten yolks of the eggs, add the milk and theflour slowly, beating all the time, lastly the whites of the eggs. Flavor two
64 cupfuls of choppedfigs and mix in. Bake
cupfuls of choppedfigs and mix in. Bake quickly.FIG LAYER CAKECream one-quarter cup of butter with one cup of sugar, add one beatenegg, one cup of milk, two cups of flour sifted twice with four teaspoons of baking powder. Bakein layer tins.For the filling-chop one-half pound of figs fine, add one-half cup of sugar and one-quarter cupof cold water. Cook in a double boiler until soft, let cool, and spread between the cakes.FRUIT CAKEOne cup dark sugar, one-half cup butter, one cup molasses, one cup coffee(cold liquid), three eggs, three tablespoons mixed spices, one pound currants, two pounds raisins,three cups flour, three teaspoons baking powder, one-fourth pound citron.GOLD CAKEMix the yolks of four eggs, one cup of sugar, one-half cup of sweet milk, one-half cup of butter, three cups of flour sifted three times, one teaspoonful of cream of tartar andone-half teaspoon of soda. Beat very thoroughly. Use a moderate cake oven.HICKORY NUT CAKECream one cup of butter with two cups of sugar, add the well beatenyolks of four eggs, and one-half cup of milk. Sift three level teaspoons of baking powder twicewith two and one-half cups of pastry flour. Reserve one-half cup of the flour and add theremainder to the first mixture. Now fold in the whites of four eggs beaten stiff, one teaspoon oflemon juice, half a dozen gratings of the yellow rind of lemon and one cup each of seeded andchopped raisins and of chopped hickory nuts mixed with the reserved half cup of flour. Bake in amoderate oven, cover with a white icing and garnish without meats.HUCKLEBERRY CAKESMix together one quart of flour, one teaspoon salt, four teaspoonsbaking powder and one-half cup of sugar. Mix one-third cup butter, melted with one cup ofmilk. Add it to the flour and then add enough more milk to make a dough stiff enough to keep inshape when dropped from a spoon. Flour one pint of berries, stir in quickly, and drop by thelarge spoonful on a buttered pan or in muffin rings. Bake twenty minutes. ICE CREAM CAKECream three-quarters cup of butter with two cups of fine granulated sugar. Add one cup of milk with two cups of flour and three-quarters cup of cornstarch siftedtwice with five level teaspoons of baking powder. Fold in slowly the whites of seven eggs andbake in layers.LAYER CAKEOne and one-half cups of sugar, two-thirds of a cup of butter, the whites ofsix eggs, one cup of sweet milk, two and one-half cups of pastry flour, two teaspoonfuls ofbaking powder, flavor with lemon, put two-thirds of the mixture into jelly tins. To the rest addtwo tablespoonfuls of molasses, one-half cup of raisins (seeded), three figs (chopped), oneteaspoonful cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful allspice, two tablespoonfuls of flour. Bake, whencool, together with jelly, having the dark layer in the center.One-half pound of peanuts, one pound of dates chopped fine. One cup ofmilk in the dates, and boil, add peanuts. Make a boiled icing. Take the long branch crackers,spread the filling between the crackers, put on the icing, and put in the oven to brown.PLAIN CAKEBeat together one-half cup of butter and two cups of sugar
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until light andcreamy, add the well beaten yolks of three eggs, one-half cup of milk, three cups of flour inwhich three teaspoons of baking powder have been sifted, and last the stiffly beaten whites ofthree eggs. Add any flavoring preferred and bake in a moderate oven.PLAIN TEA CAKECream two level tablespoons of butter and one cup of sugar together, addone beaten egg, one cup of milk and two cups of flour in which three level teaspoons of bakingpowder have been sifted. Bake in a sheet, and serve while fresh.RAISIN CAKEOne cup butter, three eggs, one and one-half cups sugar, one cup sour milk,one teaspoon soda, one cup raisins, little nutmeg, three cups flour. One can use two eggs andone-half cup butter then bake as usual.ROCKLAND CAKETwo cups sugar, one cup butter beaten to a cream, five eggs, one cupmilk, four cups flour, two teaspoonfuls baking powder, one teaspoonful essence of lemon.One cup of sugar, one tablespoon of butter, one-half cup of milk, oneegg, one cup of flour, one teaspoon of cinnamon. Cream the butter, add the sugar, then the eggswell beaten, then the flour, baking powder and cinnamon, sifted together, and the milk. Spreadvery thin on the tin sheet and bake. When nearly done sprinkle with sugar when brown removefrom the oven, cut into squares and remove quickly with a knife. They should be thin and crispy.SNOW CAKEBeat the white of four eggs stiff. Cream one-half cup of milk and one cup ofbutter and one cup of sugar, add one-half cup of milk and two cups of flour sifted twice withthree level teaspoons of baking-powder. Fold in the whites of the eggs last and half a teaspoon ormore of lemon or vanilla flavoring.SPICE CAKESFor little spice cakes cream one-half cup of butter with one cup of sugar, addone beaten egg, one-half cup of sour milk, and one-half level teaspoon each of soda, bakingpowder, and cinnamon, and a few gratings of nutmeg sifted with two and one-half cups of pastryflour. Stir in one-half cup each of chopped walnut meats and seeded and chopped raisins. Rollout thin and cut in shape or put small spoonfuls some distance apart on a buttered pan and pressout with the end of a baking powder can until as thin as needed do not add more flour. BakeSPONGE CAKEWhites of two eggs beaten to a stiff froth, beat the yolks thoroughly, thenbeat both together, then add one scant cup of granulated sugar (beating again), one scant cup offlour (beat again), and one teaspoon of baking powder. Sift the flour three or four times, stir thebaking powder in the flour, and lastly add five tablespoons of hot water.SULTANA TEA CAKESInto three-quarters of a pound of flour stir a pinch of salt, a teaspoonful of baking powder, three ounces of butter and lard mixed in equal portions, three ounces of sifted sugar and two ounces of sultanas. Chop one and half ounces of candied lemonpeel, add that and moisten all with two well beaten eggs and a little milk if necessary. Workthese ingredients together, with a wooden spoon turn on to a board and form into round cakes.Place them on a floured baking sheet and cook in a quick oven. Five minutes before the cakes aredon
66 e brush them over with milk to form a gl
e brush them over with milk to form a glaze, and when ready to serve cut each through witha knife and spread liberally with butter.SUNSHINE CAKECream one cup of butter, add two cups of sugar and beat, add one cup ofmilk, the yolks of eleven eggs beaten until very light and smooth, and three cups of flour siftedwith four teaspoons of baking powder three times to make it very light. Turn into a tube bakingpan and bake three-quarters of an hour in a moderate oven.TEA CAKEThis cake is to be eaten warm with butter. Rub a rounding tablespoon of butterinto three cups of flour sifted with a saltspoon of salt, six level teaspoons of baking powder andone-quarter cup of sugar. Beat one egg light, add one and one-half cups of milk and the dryingredients and beat well. Pour into a long buttered pan and bake about twenty minutes. Do notslice this cake, but cut through the crust with a sharp knife and break apart. This mixture can bebaked in muffin tins, but it saves time to bake it in a loaf.VELVET CAKEOne-half cup butter, one and one-half cups sugar, yolks four eggs, one-halfcup milk, one and one-half cups flour, one-half cup cornstarch, four level teaspoons bakingpowder, whites four eggs, one-third cup almonds blanched shredded. Cream the butter, addgradually the sugar, then the egg-yolks well beaten. Beat well and add the milk, the flour,cornstarch, and baking powder sifted together, and egg whites beaten stiff. Beat well and turninto buttered shallow pan. Sprinkle with the almonds, then with powdered sugar and bake fortyminutes in a moderate oven.WHITE PATTY CAKESCream one-third cup of butter with one cup of sugar, add one-halfcup of milk, one and three-quarter cups of flour sifted twice with two and one-half levelteaspoons of baking powder, and flavor with a mixture of one-third teaspoon of lemon flavoringand two-thirds teaspoon of vanilla flavoring. Bake in little plain patty pans and cover the top ofeach with white icing. Garnish with two little leaves cut from angelica and a bit of red candiedCOFFEE CREAM CAKES AND FILLINGRoll good plain paste three-eighths of an inchthick and cut in rounds and through a pastry tube force a cream cake mixture to make a bordercome out even with the edge of the round, and bake in a hot oven. Fill and frost. For the creamcake mixture put one cup of boiling water, one-half cup of butter and one level tablespoon ofsugar together in a saucepan and boil one minute, then add one and three-quarters cups of flourall at once. Stir rapidly and when the cooked mixture cleaves from the pan add five eggs one at atime, beating well between each addition. Do not beat the eggs before adding.COFFEE ECLAIRSPut one cup of hot water, one-half cup of butter and one-half teaspoonof salt in a small saucepan over the fire. The instant it boils add quickly one and one-half cups ofsifted pastry flour. Stir thoroughly for five minutes, or till it all clears from the pan in a lump. Letit cool slightly and then add five eggs whole, one at a time. Mix very thoroughly, then drop thedough with a spoon on to a buttered baking pan in pieces about four inches long and one andone-half
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inches wide and some distance apart. Bake in a quick oven until well puffed up anddone through they will settle as soon as removed if not baked sufficiently. When cool, cut alongone edge and fill with the prepared cream and frost with coffee icing.Scald two cups of milk, add four tablespoons of melted butter and whenlukewarm one level teaspoon of salt and three and one-half cups of flour. Beat hard, add one-half yeast cake, dissolved in one-half cup of lukewarm water and beat again. Let rise until light,then grease large muffin rings and set them on a hot griddle. Fill each ring not over half full and bake slowly until a light brown, turn rings and contents over, bake a little longer, then slip rings off. Serve hot. If any are left over, split, toast and butter them.Scald one cup of milk, and when lukewarm add one yeast cake dissolved in one-quarter cup of lukewarm water, and add one and one-half cups of flour and a level teaspoon ofsalt. Cover and let rise until very light add one cup of sugar, one-quarter cup of melted butter,three well beaten eggs, one-half of a small nutmeg grated and enough more flour to make a stiffdough. Cover and let rise light, turn on to a floured board and roll out lightly. Cut into longnarrow strips and let rise on the board. Now twist the strips and fry until a light brown color, anddust over with powdered sugar.DUTCH CRULLERSCream one cup of sugar and one-half cup of butter, add one egg andbeat, then one cup of sour milk. Sift one level teaspoon of flour and add to the mixture, now beatin enough sifted pastry flour to make a dough that can be rolled out. Cut in rings and taking holdof each side of a ring twist it inside out. Fry in deep hot fat.INDIVIDUAL SHORTCAKESSift two cups of flour, three teaspoons of baking powder, andone-half level teaspoon of salt together. Add two well beaten eggs and one-half cup of meltedbutter. Beat and pour into greased muffin pans until they are two-thirds full. Bake in a hot oven,then split and butter. Crush a quart box of any kind of berries, sprinkle with one-half of cup ofsugar and use as a filling for the little shortcakes.RAISED DOUGHNUTSScald one cup of milk. When lukewarm add one-quarter of a yeastcake dissolved in one-quarter of a cup of lukewarm water, one teaspoon salt and flour enough tomake a stiff batter. Let it rise over night. In the morning add one-third of a cup of shortening(butter and lard mixed), one cup light brown sugar, two eggs well beaten, one-half nutmeg gratedand enough flour to make a stiff dough. Let it rise again, toss on floured board, pat and roll out.Shape with the biscuit cutter and work between the hands until round. Place on the floured board,let rise one hour, turn and let rise again. Fry in deep fat and drain on brown paper. Cool and rollin powdered sugar.SOUR MILK DOUGHNUTSBeat two eggs light, add one cup of sugar and beat, one-halfcup of butter and lard mixed, and beat again. Stir one level teaspoon of soda into one pint of sourmilk, add to the other ingredients and mix with enough sifted pastry flour to make a dough assoft as can be rolled. Take a part at a time, roll
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half an inch thick, cut in rings and fry. Usenutmeg, cinnamon, or any flavoring liked. These doughnuts are good for the picnic basket or tocarry out to the boys at their camp.SUGAR COOKIESBeat to a cream one cupful of shortening, half lard and half butter, onecupful granulated sugar. Add one cup rich sour cream and two eggs unbeaten, four cupfuls floursifted with one teaspoonful soda and a half teaspoonful baking powder. Stir just enough to makea stiff dough, toss on to the lightly floured molding board and knead another cupful of flour intoit. This mixing gives the cookies a fine grain. Flavor with a little nutmeg, roll out, cut intocookies, and bake.SOFT GINGER COOKIESPut a level teaspoon of soda in a measuring cup, add threetablespoons of boiling water, one-quarter cup of melted butter or lard, a saltspoon of salt, a levelteaspoon of ginger, and enough sifted pastry flour to make a dough as soft as can be handled.Shape small bits of dough, lay in the greased baking pan and press out half an inch thick bake CANDIED VIOLETSGather the required quantity of perfect sweet violets, white or blue. If possible, pick in the early morning while the dew is still on them. Spread on an inverted sieveand stand in the air until dried, but not crisp. Make a sirup, using a half pound of pure granulatedsugar and a half pint of water. Cook without stirring until it spins a thread. Take each violet bythe stem, dip into the hot sirup and return to the sieve, which should be slightly oiled. Leave forseveral hours. If the flowers then look preserved and clear they will not require a second dipping,but if they appear dry as if some portions of the petals were not properly saturated, dip again.Now have ready a half cupful of melted fondant. Add a drop or two of violet extract and a fewdrops of water to reduce the fondant to a thin, grayish, paste-like consistency. Dip the flowers inthis one at a time, dust with powdered crystallized sugar, and lay on oiled paper to harden. Roseleaves may he candied in the same way, substituting essence of rose for the violet and a drop ortwo of cochineal to make the required color. A candy dipper or fine wire can be used for dippingthe rose petals.CREAMED WALNUTSCook two cups of sugar and one-half cup of water together until thesirup threads. Add a teaspoon of vanilla, take from the range and beat until thick and creamy.Make small balls of the candy and press half a walnut meat into each side. Drop on to a plate ofgranulated sugar.CRYSTALLIZED COWSLIPSThese make a prized English confection, much used forornamenting fancy desserts. The flowers are gathered when in full bloom, washed gently andplaced on a screen to dry. When this is accomplished the stems are cut to within two inches ofthe head and the flowers are then laid heads down on the tray of the crystallizing tin, pushing thestalks through so the flowers shall be upright. When full put the tray in the deep tin and fill withthe same crystallizing sirup, pouring around the sides and not over the flowers. When dry,arrange in baskets or use in decorating.FRUIT PASTETake equal weights of nut meats, figs, dates a
69 nd prepared seedless raisins.Wipe the fi
nd prepared seedless raisins.Wipe the figs and remove the stems, remove the scales and stones from the dates. Mix well andchop fine or run it all through a meat chopper. Mold it on a board in confectioners' sugar untilyou have a smooth, firm paste. Roll out thin and cut into inch squares or small rounds. Roll theedge in sugar, then pack them away in layers with paper between the layers.GLACE FIGSMake a sirup by boiling together two cups of sugar and one and a half cups ofwater. Wash and add as many figs as can be covered by the sirup. Cook until they are tender andyellow, then remove from the fire and let them stand in the sirup over night. In the morning cookfor thirty minutes, and again let them stand over night. Then cook until the stems are transparent.When cold drain and lay them on a buttered cake rack or wire broiler and let them remain untilvery dry.PINEAPPLE MARSHMALLOWSThis is a good confection for Thanksgiving. Soak fourounces gum arabic in one cupful pineapple juice until dissolved. Put into a granite saucepan witha half pound of powdered sugar, and set in a larger pan of hot water over the fire. Stir until themixture is white and thickened. Test by dropping a little in cold water. If it "balls," take from thefire and whip in the stiffly whipped whites of three eggs. Flavor with a teaspoonful vanilla ororange juice, then turn into a square pan that has been dusted with cornstarch. The mixtureshould be about an inch in thickness. Stand in a cold place for twelve hours, then cut into inchsquares and roll in a mixture of cornstarch and powdered sugar.RAISIN FUDGEPut into a saucepan one heaped tablespoon butter, melt and add one-half cupmilk, two cups sugar, one-fourth cup molasses and two squares chocolate grated. Boil until it iswaxy when dropped into cold water. Remove from fire, beat until creamy, then add one-half cupeach of chopped raisins and pecans. Pour into a buttered tin, and when cool mark into squares.SIMPLE WAY OF SUGARING FLOWERSA simple way of sugaring flowers where theyare to be used at once consists in making the customary sirup and cooking to the crack Rub the inside of cups with salad oil, put into each cup four tablespoonfuls of the flowers and sugar, let stand until cold, turn out, and serve piled one on top of the other.ICE CREAM AND SHERBETSBALTIMORE ICE CREAMTwo quarts of strawberries, two cups of granulated sugar, halfcup powdered sugar, one pint cream, about two spoonfuls vanilla, half cup chopped nuts, heat theberries and sugar together, when cool mix other ingredients and freeze.BLACK CURRANT ICE CREAMStew one cupful black currants five minutes, then pressthrough a fine sieve. Add a cupful rich sirup and a cupful thick cream, beat well, then freeze.When stiff pack in an ornamental mold, close over and pack in ice and salt. When ready to serveturn out on a low glass dish, garnish with crystallized cherries and leaves of angelica.FROZEN ICECook one cup of rice in boiling salted water twelve minutes. Drain and put it inthe double boiler, one quart milk, one cup sugar and one saltspoon salt. Cook till soft, then rubthrough a sieve. Scal
70 d one pint of cream and mix with it the
d one pint of cream and mix with it the beaten yolks of four eggs. Cookabout two minutes, or until the eggs are scalding hot, then stir this into the rice. Add more sugar,if needed, and one tablespoonful vanilla. Chill and pack firmly in the freezer or round the mold.Turn out and ornament the top with fresh pineapple cut in crescent pieces or with quarteredpeaches and serve a fresh fruit sirup sauce with the cream.FRUIT ICEThree lemons, three oranges, three bananas, three cups sugar, three pints coldwater, by pressing juice from orange and lemons, strain well, peel banana, rub through strainerinto the fruit juice, add the sugar, then the water, stir until the sugar is dissolved, pour intofreezer. The ice that is used should be pounded until fine, and the right kind of salt should beICE CREAM WITH MAPLE SAUCEScald one quart of cream, add one-half cup of sugar,a bit of salt, and when cold freeze as usual, first flavoring with vanilla or extract of ginger.Reduce some pure maple sirup by boiling until quite thick, stir into it some sliced pecans orwalnuts and serve hot with each portion of the cream.PINEAPPLE CREAMTwo cups of water, one cup of sugar, boil fifteen minutes, let cool, addone can grated pineapple. Freeze to mush, fold in one-half pint of whipped cream, let stand anhour, but longer time is better.VANILLA ICE CREAMPut two cups of milk in a double boiler, add a pinch of soda andscald, beat four eggs light with two cups of sugar, pour the hot milk on slowly, stirring all thetime turn back into double boiler and cook until a smooth custard is formed. Cool and flavorstrongly with vanilla because freezing destroys some of the strength of flavoring. Stir in a pint ofsweet cream and freeze.CRANBERRY SHERBETThis is often used at a Thanksgiving course dinner to serve afterthe roast. To make it boil a quart of cranberries with two cupfuls of water until soft, add twocupfuls sugar, stir until dissolved, let cool, add the juice of one or two lemons and freeze. Thismay be sweeter if desired. Serve in sherbet glasses.Mash ripe red currants well and strain the juice. To two cups of thejuice add two cups of sugar, two cups of water, and bring to boiling point. Cook a few minutesand skim well, then pour while hot slowly on to the whites of two eggs beaten stiff. Beat a fewminutes, cool, and freeze. LEMON GINGER SHERBETThis is made the same as the lemon with the addition of four ounces of candied ginger cut in fine bits and added to the sirup with the grated yellow rind of alemon. Boil until clear, add lemon juice and a little more of the rind and proceed as with the ice.LEMON SHERBETPut two cups of sugar into four cups of water and cook five minutes afterit begins to boil. Add one-half level tablespoon of gelatin soaked in a tablespoon of cold waterfor fifteen minutes. Stir one cup of lemon juice and freeze.PINEAPPLE SORBETPeel and cut up a small sugar loaf pineapple and let it stand in a coolplace over night with a pint of sugar added to it. An earthen jar is best for holding the pineapple,whose acid properties forbid its standing in tin. In the morning strain, pre
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ssing out as much of thejuice as possible. Add to this a pint of water and the grated rind of an orange. Boil ten minutes,add the juice of one lemon and two oranges, freeze about fifteen minutes until of a smooth, even,cream-like texture, and serve after the meat course at dinner. If you desire a granite which isfrozen as hard as ice cream, but should be of a rough-grained consistency, set the mixture awaypacked in ice and let it remain there for two or three hours. Scrape the frozen part occasionallyfrom the sides of the can and stir long enough to mix the ice with the mass, but not long enoughto make it creamy. Serve in a cup made of the half skin of an orange with the pulp scraped out.TEA SHERBETMake a quart of fine flavored tea in the usual way, pour off, sweeten to taste,add the juice of half a lemon and the fine shredded peel, and freeze.GLACE DES GOURMETSMake a custard of one pint milk, six egg yolks, one cup sugarand a few grains of salt. Strain and add one pint cream, one cup almonds (blanched, cooked incaramel, cooled, and pounded), and one tablespoon vanilla. Whip one pint heavy cream and addone-half pound powdered sugar, one tablespoon of rum, one teaspoon of vanilla and one-fourthpound of macaroons broken in small pieces. Freeze the first mixture and put in a brick mold,cover with second mixture, then repeat. Pack in salt and ice, using two parts crushed ice to onepart rock salt and let stand two hours. Remove from mold and garnish with macaroons in brandy.MAPLE PARFAITBeat four eggs slightly in a double boiler, pour in one cup of hot maplesirup, stirring all the time. Cook until thick, cool, and add one pint of thick cream beaten stiff.Pour into a mold and pack in equal parts of ice and salt. Let stand three hours.PINEAPPLE PARFAITCook for five minutes over the fire one cup granulated sugar and aquarter cup of water. Beat the yolks of six eggs until lemon colored and thick, then add the siruplittle by little, constantly beating. Cook in a double boiler until the custard coats the spoon, thenstrain and beat until cold. Add two cupfuls pineapple pulp pressed through a sieve and fold in apint of cream whipped stiff. Pack and bury in the ice and salt mixture.STRAWBERRY PARFAITHull, wash and drain some sweet strawberries. Press through astrainer enough to give about two-thirds of a cup of pulp. Cook together in a granitewaresaucepan one cupful granulated sugar and half a cup of water until it spins a thread. Do not stirwhile cooking. Whip two whites of eggs stiff and then pour the hot sirup over them and continuebeating them until the mixture is cold. As it thickens add the crushed berries, a spoonful at atime. Have ready a pint of cream whipped to a solid froth, stir lightly into the egg and berrymixture, then pack into a covered mold and bury in ice and salt, equal proportions, leaving it forseveral hours.VIOLET PARFAITThis is made the same as white parfait, using one-third cup of grape juiceinstead of the boiling water, and adding half a cup of grape juice and the juice of half a lemon tothe cream before beating.VANILLA PARFAITCook a half cup each sugar and
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water over the fire until it threads. Donot stir after the sugar has dissolved. Beat the whites of three eggs until very stiff, pour the sirupslowly over it, beating constantly. Flavor with vanilla, and when cold fold in a pint of creamwhipped stiff. Pour into a mold and pack. PRESERVES, PICKLES AND RELISHCHERRY PICKLESStem, but do not pit, large ripe cherries. Put into a jar and cover with asirup made from two cups of sugar, two cups of vinegar and a rounding teaspoon each of groundcloves and cinnamon cooked together five minutes. Let stand two days, pour off the vinegar,reheat and pour over the cherries, then seal.CHILI SAUCEPeel and slice six large ripe tomatoes, add four onions chopped fine, three-quarters of a cup of brown sugar, one-quarter cup of salt, four cups of vinegar and two teaspoonseach of ginger and cloves and one-half teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Cook together one hour andseal in small glass jars.COLD CATSUPCut four quarts of tomatoes fine, add one cup of chopped onion, one cup ofnasturtium seeds that have been cut fine, one cup of freshly grated horseradish, three large stalksof celery chopped, one cup of whole mustard seeds, one-half cup of salt, one tablespoonful eachof black pepper, cloves and cinnamon, a tablespoon of mace, one-half cup of sugar and fourquarts of vinegar. Mix all well together and put in jars or bottles. It needs no cooking, but muststand several weeks to ripen.CREOLE SAUCEScald and peel twenty-four tomatoes. Remove the seeds from greenpeppers and cut the pulp and four onions fine. Shred one ounce dried ginger, mix and add fourtablespoons each of sugar and salt, three cups of vinegar and one-half pound seedless raisins.Boil slowly three hours, then put away in wide-mouthed bottles.GINGERED GREEN TOMATOESTo one peck small green tomatoes allow eight onions.Slice all together and sprinkle with one cupful of salt. Let them stand twenty-four hours, thendrain and cover with fresh water. Make a strong ginger tea, allowing one quart of boiling water toa pound of bruised ginger root. Let it simmer gently for twenty minutes until the strength of theginger is extracted. Scald the chopped tomatoes in this. Drain. Mix together one ounce groundginger, two tablespoonfuls black pepper, two teaspoonfuls ground cloves, a quarter pound whitemustard seed, one-half cupful ground mustard, one ounce allspice, three ounces celery seed andthree pounds brown sugar. Now put the sliced onions and tomatoes in a kettle with sugar andspices in alternate layers, and pour over them enough white wine vinegar to cover well. Cook thepickle until tender, then pack in jars and seal.GREEN TOMATO MINCETo two quarts chopped apples, greenings are best, allow twoquarts chopped green tomatoes, one pound each seeded raisins and cleaned currants, one-halfnutmeg, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful ground cloves, six cups granulatedsugar and a cupful and a half of cider vinegar. Boil slowly three or four hours and can.Allow to one gallon sliced green tomatoes one pint grated horseradish, elevenounces brown sugar, two tablespoons each of fine salt and ground musta
73 rd. Put the tomatoes in alarge stone cro
rd. Put the tomatoes in alarge stone crock, sprinkle the salt over them and let stand over night with a slight press on top.In the morning add to the tomatoes and let stand several weeks until it has formed its ownvinegar. Always keep the pickle under the liquor and have it in a cool place.PEPPER RELISHChop fine a small head of white cabbage, six large green peppers, and anice bunch of celery. Put in a large bowl and sprinkle with a half cup of salt, mix well, cover andlet stand over night. Next morning drain and mix in two tablespoons of mustard seed, and pack ina stone jar. Put in a porcelain kettle three pints of vinegar, two tablespoons sugar, one tablespooneach of whole cloves, allspice and whole pepper, a clove of garlic and one onion minced.Simmer gently twenty minutes, strain and pour boiling hot over the vegetables. When cold cover and keep in a cool place. TOMATO CATSUPThis catsup has a good relish on account of the onion in it. Wash ripetomatoes, cut them in slices and cook slowly for one hour. Press through a sieve to take out theseeds and skin. To one quart of this pulp and juice add one tablespoon of cinnamon, one of blackpepper and one of mustard, one teaspoon of cayenne, one-half cup of salt and two onionschopped fine. Simmer two and one-half hours, then add two cups of vinegar, cook an hourlonger. Put in bottles and seal.TOMATO CHUTNEYCut up and peel twelve large tomatoes and to them add six onionschopped fine, one cup of vinegar, one cup of sugar, a handful of finely chopped raisins, salt totaste, a half teaspoonful of cayenne and a half teaspoonful of white pepper. Boil one and one-half hours and bottle or put in stone jars.VEGETABLE RELISHUse two quarts each of cooked and finely chopped beets andcabbage, add four cups sugar, two tablespoons salt, one tablespoon black pepper, a halftablespoon cayenne, a cup of grated horseradish and enough cold vinegar to cover. Bottle in glassjars and keep in a cool place.APPLE AND GRAPE JELLYPull the grapes off the stems of six large bunches, put them ina preserving kettle, just cover with water. Pare and slice six large fall pippin apples. Put themwith the grapes. When boiled soft strain through a flannel bag. To a pint of juice allow threequarters of a pound of sugar. Boil the juice fifteen minutes, skim and add the sugar, which hasbeen heated. Boil ten or fifteen minutes. This will fill three jelly glasses.BLACK CURRANT JELLYThis is one of the best old-fashioned remedies for sore throats,while a teaspoonful of it dissolved into a tumbler of cold water affords a refreshing fever drink orfamily beverage on a hot day. Stem large ripe black currants and after washing put into thepreserving kettle, allowing a cupful of water to each quart of fruit. This is necessary because theblack currant is drier than the red or white. Mash with a wooden spoon or pestle, then cover andcook until the currants have reached the boiling point and are soft. Turn into a jelly bag and drainwithout squeezing. To each pint of the juice allow a half pound loaf sugar. Stir until well mixed,then cook just ten minutes from the time it commences to b
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oil. Overcooking makes it tough andstringy. Pour in sterilized glasses and when cold cover with paraffin.CANNED PINEAPPLEPare the pineapple and carefully remove the eyes with a sharp-pointed silver knife. Chop or grate or shred it with a fork, rejecting the core. Weigh, and to everypound of fruit allow a half pound of sugar, put all together in the preserving kettle, bring quicklyto boiling, skim, and remove at once. Put into jars and fill to overflowing with sirup, and seal.CHERRY PRESERVESSelect large red cherries, stem and stone them, and save the juice.Weigh the fruit and an equal amount of sugar. Sprinkle the sugar over the cherries and let standsix hours, then put into a preserving kettle, add the juice, and heat slowly. Simmer until thecherries are clear, and skim carefully several times. Seal in jars and keep in a cool, dark place.CRANBERRY CONSERVETo three and a half pounds cranberries add three pounds sugar,one pound seeded raisins and four oranges, cut in small pieces after peeling. Cook gently abouttwenty minutes, take from the fire, add one pound walnut meats, and cool.CHERRY JELLYThe juice of cherries does not make a firm jelly without the addition ofgelatin. This means that it will not keep, but must be eaten soon after making. But if a soft jellywill satisfy it can be made, and kept like other jellies, without gelatin. To make this jelly crushripe cherries and cook until soft, with just enough water to keep from burning. Strain andmeasure, to each cup of juice allow a cup of sugar. Simmer the juice ten minutes, heat the sugarand drop into the boiling juice. In a few minutes a soft jelly will form.CRANBERRY MOLDThis is an extremely pretty way of serving cranberries in individual molds. Wash a quart of cranberries and put in a porcelain or granite saucepan. Sprinkle over the top of the berries two cupfuls of sugar and on top of the sugar pour one cupful cold water. Setover the fire and cook slowly. When the berries break into a boil, cover just a few moments, notlong, or the skins will burst, then uncover and cook until tender. Do not strain, but pour at onceinto small china molds. This gives a dark rich looking mold that is not too acid and preserves theindividuality of the fruit. If you wish to use some of the cranberries in lieu of Maraschinocherries, take up some of the most perfect berries before they have cooked too tender, using adarning needle or clean hat pin to impale them. Spread on an oiled plate and set in warming ovenor a sunny window until candied.CURRANT AND RASPBERRY JELLYSome of the finest jellies and jams are made fromraspberries combined with currants. For jelly use two-thirds of currant juice to one-thirdraspberry juice and finish in the usual way.FIG PRESERVESTake the figs when nearly ripe and cut across the top in the form of a cross.Cover with strong salted water and let stand three days, changing the water every day. At the endof this time cover with fresh water, adding a few grape or fig leaves to color, and cook until quitegreen. Then put again in cold water, changing twice daily, and leave three days longer. Add apound granulat
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ed sugar to each pound figs, cook a few moments, take from the fire and set asidefor two days. Add more sugar to make sweet, with sliced and boiled lemon or ginger root toflavor, and cook until tender and thick.GREEN GRAPE MARMALADEIf, as often happens, there are many unripened grapes stillon the vines and frost threatens, gather them all and try this green grape marmalade. Take onegallon stemmed green grapes, wash, drain and put on to cook in a porcelain kettle with one pintof water. Cook until soft, rub through a sieve, measure and add an equal amount of sugar to thepulp. Boil hard twenty-five minutes, watching closely that it does not burn, then pour into jars orglasses. When cold cover with melted paraffin, the same as for jelly.GREEN TOMATOES CANNED FOR PIESTo fifteen pounds round green tomatoes slicedthin allow nine pounds granulated sugar and a quarter pound ginger, washed, scraped and cutvery thin, and four lemons scrubbed and sliced thin, removing all seeds. Put this mixture over thefire with a pint of water and cook about half an hour, taking care the contents of the kettle do notscorch. Turn into sterilised glass jars and seal air tight. A tablespoonful of cinnamon and a halftablespoonful each of cloves and allspice may be added to the sauce while cooking if desired.PEAR AND BLUEBERRY PRESERVESPick over and wash two quarts of blueberries, addwater to nearly cover and stew them half hour. Mash them well, when all are broken turn into abowl covered with cheese cloth. Drain well and when cool squeeze out all the juice. Put theblueberry juice on to boil, add one pint of sugar to each pint of juice and remove all scum. Allowone quart of sliced pears to one pint of juice. Use hard pears not suitable for canning. Cook themin the syrup, turning over often and when soft and transparent skim them out into the jars. Boildown the syrup and strain over the fruit. Fill to overflowing and seal.PRESERVED CURRANTSWeigh seven pounds of currants before picking over, then stemthem and throw out all that are not perfect. Put seven pounds of sugar with three pints of currantjuice and boil three minutes, add the currants, one pound of seeded raisins, and cook all twentyminutes. Seal in small jars.PRESERVED STRAWBERRIESThe following method for preserving strawberries is highlyrecommended. Weigh the berries and allow an equal amount of sugar. As two cups weigh apound, the sugar can be measured. Put the sugar into the preserving kettle with enough coldwater to moisten it, but not enough to make it a liquid. Set the kettle on the back of the range,and when the sugar has entirely dissolved lay in the fruit and heat. As soon as it boils skim andcook five minutes. Do not stir or mash the berries. Now spread them around on deep platters orenameled pans and cover with panes of window glass. Set in the sun, and the syrup will gradually thicken. Turn into small jars and seal. RHUBARB JAMAdd to each pound of rhubarb cut without peeling, a pound of sugar and onelemon. Pare the yellow peel from the lemon, taking care to get none of the bitter white pith. Slicethe pulp of the lemon in an earthen bowl,
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discarding the seeds. Put the rhubarb into the bowl withthe sugar and lemon, cover and stand away in a cool place over night. In the morning turn intothe preserving kettle, simmer gently three-quarters of an hour or until thick, take from the fire,cool a little and pour into jars.SPICED CRABAPPLESWash the crabapples, cut out the blossoms end with a silver knife.To four pounds of fruit take two pounds of sugar, one pint of vinegar, one heaping teaspoon eachof broken cinnamon, cassia buds and allspice, add one scant tablespoon whole cloves. Tie thespices in a thin bag and boil with the vinegar and sugar five minutes. Skim them, add the applesand simmer slowly until tender which will take about ten or fifteen minutes. Skim out the apples,putting them in a large bowl or jar. Boil the sugar five minutes longer and pour over the fruit.Next day drain off the syrup, heat to the boiling point and pour again over the apples. Do this forthe next two days, then bottle and seal while hot.SPICED CRABAPPLE JELLYWith crabapples still on hand a nice spiced jelly can be madeto serve with meats. Cook the apples without peeling until tender. Strain through a jelly bag, addvinegar to taste with cloves and cinnamon. Cook twenty minutes, add an equal quantity of sugarthat has been heated in the oven. Boil five minutes, skim and turn in glasses.SPICED RIPE TOMATOPeel ripe tomatoes and weigh. For each seven pounds allow twocups of vinegar, seven cups of sugar, one ounce of whole allspice, the same of stick cinnamonand one-half ounce of whole cloves. Cook the tomatoes half an hour or until soft, cutting topieces while cooking. Add the vinegar, sugar and spices tied in a muslin bag. Cook until thicklike marmalade. Serve with cold meats.TOMATO FIGSScald eight pounds of yellow tomatoes and remove the skins. Pack them inlayers with an equal weight of sugar. After twenty-four hours drain off the juice and simmer fiveminutes, add the tomatoes and boil until clear. Remove the fruit with a skimmer and harden inthe sun while you boil down the syrup until thick pack jars two-thirds full of the tomatoes, pourthe syrup over and seal. Add the juice of four lemons, two ounces of green ginger root tied up ina bag and the parboiled yellow rind of the lemons to the juice when boiling down.WILD GRAPE BUTTERIf the wild frost grapes are used, take them after the frost hasripened them. Stem and mash, then mix with an equal quantity of stewed and mashed apple. Rubthe mixture through a sieve, add half as much sugar as there is pulp and cook until thick, beingcareful that it does not burn. It is a good idea to set preserves and fruit butters in the oven withthe door ajar to finish cooking as there is then much less danger of burning or spattering.YELLOW TOMATO PRESERVESAllow a pound sugar to each pound tomatoes and halfcup of water to each pound fruit. Cover the tomatoes with boiling water, then skim. Make asyrup with the sugar, and when boiling skim and add the tomatoes. Have ready a sliced lemonthat has been cooked in boiling water and a little sliced ginger. Add to the tomatoes. Cook untilthe tomatoes are clear, remov
77 e, pack in jars, cook the syrup until th
e, pack in jars, cook the syrup until thick, pour over and seal.MINCE MEATOne peck sour apples, three pounds boiled beef, two pounds suet, one quartcanned cherries, one quart grape juice, one pint cider, one pint apple butter, one glass orangemarmalade, half pound candied orange peel, half pound citron, two pounds currants, two poundsraisins, two tablespoonfuls salt. Put all together and boil up well. This may be canned for future SOUFFLES ASPARAGUS SOUFFLEOnly very tender asparagus should be used. Cut it fine and boiltender in salted water. Add the well beaten yolks of four eggs, one tablespoonful of soft butter, asaltspoon of salt and a little pepper. Then fold in the stiffly beaten whites of the eggs and bake ina steady oven. Canned asparagus can be substituted for fresh.CABBAGE SOUFFLEChop a solid white head of cabbage and cook in salted water untiltender. Drain and place in a buttered dish in layers with a sprinkling of grated cheese between.Mix two tablespoonfuls each of flour and butter, add one cupful of rich milk, the beaten yolks oftwo eggs and a saltspoon of salt and mustard, stir over the fire until it boils. Then add the stifflybeaten whites of the eggs, pour over the cabbage and bake for half an hour.CHEESE SOUFFLEMix together one-half cup breadcrumbs, a quarter teaspoon salt, a halfteaspoonful mustard and a dash of cayenne. Add a tablespoonful butter, a cup and a half milkand cook over hot water. When heated remove. Add while hot two cups grated cheese and thewell beaten yolks of three eggs. Cool. When ready to bake add the beaten whites of four eggsand a cup of whipped cream. Fill individual cups half full, set in a pan of hot water and bakefifteen minutes in a quick oven.CORN SOUFFLETo one pint of sweet grated corn (canned corn) drain and run through afood chopper (may be used), add the well beaten yolks of two eggs, one pint of sweet milk, onesmall teaspoonful of salt, one and one-half tablespoonfuls of sugar and the stiffly beaten whitesof the eggs. Mix well and bake in a buttered casserole or ramequins for forty minutes.GUERNSEY CHEESE SOUFFLEPin a narrow folded paper thoroughly buttered on theinside, around six or eight ramequins and butter the ramequins thoroughly. Melt twotablespoonfuls butter and in it cook two tablespoonfuls of flour and a quarter teaspoonful each ofsalt and paprika. When the mixture looks frothy stir in half a cup of milk and stir until boiling.Then add four ounces grated cheese and the beaten yolks of three eggs. Lastly fold in the stifflywhipped whites of three eggs. Put the mixture into the ramequins letting it come up to the paperor nearly to the top of the dishes. Set the ramequins on many folds of paper in a dish, pour inboiling water to half fill, and let bake in a moderate oven until the mixture is well puffed up andfirm to the touch. Remove the buttered paper, set the ramequins in place and serve at once. Agreen vegetable salad seasoned with French dressing and a browned cracker may accompany theSOUFFLE OF CARROTSBoil the carrots and mash them fine, add a little sugar to taste, apinch of salt, a spoonful of flour and
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a good lump of butter, the well beaten yolks of four eggs,and lastly fold in the stiffly beaten whites. Bake in a quick oven in the dish in which it may beTOMATO SOUFFLEStew three cupfuls of tomato down to two, add seasoning to taste andsix eggs, the whites beaten stiff, and bake for ten or fifteen minutes or until set. Serve as soon asFILLING FOR CAKESCOFFEE CREAM FOR CHARLOTTE AND ECLAIRFlavor one pint of rich thick creamwith one-fourth cup of black coffee and one teaspoon of lemon, add about a half a cup of sugar,chill and whip it until thick enough to stand. Pour it into molds lined with thin sponge cake orlady fingers. Fill them level and ornament the top with some of the cream forced through tube. For the filling scald one cup of milk with three level tablespoons of ground coffeeand let stand where it will be hot but not boil, for five minutes. Strain, add one-half cup of sugar,three level tablespoons of flour and a pinch of salt. Cook in a double boiler fifteen minutes, addone beaten egg and cook two minutes, stirring to keep smooth. Cool and add one-quarterteaspoon of vanilla flavoring. Fill the cream cakes and cover with cream beaten thick, sweetenedwith powdered sugar and flavored with a few drops of vanilla.FILLING FOR CAKESoak a level tablespoon of gelatin in one tablespoon of cold water forhalf an hour, add one tablespoon of boiling water and stir. Beat one pint of cream stiff, then beatin the soaked gelatin, add powdered sugar to make sweet and a small teaspoon vanilla flavoringor enough to suit the taste. Put this filling in thick layers between the cakes and cover the topone with a white icing.FIG OR DATE FROSTINGThese frostings are excellent to use upon any kind of cake, butas they are rather rich in themselves, they seem better suited for light white cake. If figs arepreferred they should be chopped fine. If dates, the stones and as much as possible of the whitelining should be removed and then they should be chopped fine. For a good size loaf of cake,baked in two layers, use a scant quarter of a pound of either the chopped dates or figs, put into adouble boiler or saucepan with a very little boiling water, just enough to make the mass pliable.Let them stand and heat while the syrup is boiling. For this two cups of fine granulated sugar andhalf a cup of boiling water are required. Boil without stirring till the syrup taken upon the spoonor skewer will "thread." Do not allow it to boil too hard at first. When the sugar is thoroughlymelted, move the saucepan to a hotter part of the stove so that it may boil more vigorously. Haveready the whites of two eggs beaten dry, now to them add the fig or date paste and pour theboiling syrup in a fine stream over the two, beating all the time. Beat occasionally while cooling,and when thoroughly cold add one teaspoonful of lemon extract, and it is ready for use. Thesefrostings may be a trifle sticky the day they are made, especially if the syrup is not boiled verylong, but the stickiness disappears by the second day, even if kept in a stone jar.LEMON JELLYGrate two lemons, add the juice, one cup of white sugar, one large
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spoonfulof butter and the yolks of three eggs. Stir constantly over the fire until it jellies, when cold spreadbetween cakes.MAPLE ICINGScrape half a pound of maple sugar and melt, add two tablespoons of boilingwater. While hot pour over the cake. Be sure to melt the sugar before adding the water.MOCHA FILLING AND ICINGA rich but much liked filling for small cakes is made byboiling one cup of sugar and one-half cup of very strong or very black coffee together until thesyrup will thread. In the meantime wash one cup of sweet butter in cold water to take out all thesalt. Put in a piece of cheesecloth and pat it until all the moisture is dried out. Beat until creamy,adding slowly the beaten yolk of one egg and the syrup. Spread this filling between layer cakes,but it is more often used to pipe over the top of small cakes.ORANGE FILLINGOne-half cup of sugar, two and one-half level tablespoons flour, gratedrind of one-half orange, one-third cup of orange juice, one tablespoon lemon juice, one eggbeaten slightly, one teaspoon melted butter. Mix the ingredients and cook in double boiler fortwelve minutes, stirring constantly. Cool before using.APPLES STUFFED WITH DATESCore large, slightly acid apples and fill with stoneddates. Pour over them equal parts of sugar and water boiled together. Baste the apples frequently while baking. Serve as a dessert at dinner or luncheon. APPLE SPONGE PUDDINGOne cup of sifted pastry flour and sift it with one levelteaspoon of baking-powder. Beat the yolks of three eggs until light colored, add one cup of sugarand the juice of one lemon. Fold in the stiffly beaten whites of the three eggs and then the flour.Spread the batter thinly on a large shallow pan and bake about twenty minutes in a moderateoven. Turn out of the pan, trim off any hard edges, spread with stewed, sweetened, and flavoredapples, and roll up at once like a jelly roll. Serve with a liquid sauce or a syrup made from sugarand water.APRICOT KISSESBeat the whites of two eggs until very light and still, flavor with one-halfteaspoon vanilla and then carefully fold in one cup of fine granulated sugar. Lay a sheet ofparaffin paper over the bottom of a large baking part and drop the mixture on the paper, in anysize you wish from one teaspoon to two tablespoons. Have them some distance apart so they willnot run together. Bake them in a very moderate oven and be careful to bake sufficiently, sayforty-five minutes. They should be only delicately colored and yet dry all through. When doneremove to a platter and break the top in, remove a little of the inside and fill pulp of siftedpeaches, sweetened and mixed with equal parts of whipped cream. Sprinkle pistachio nuts overthe top and serve fancy cakes.BAKED CUSTARDBeat four eggs, whites and yolks together lightly, and add a quart ofmilk, four tablespoons sugar, a pinch of salt and flavoring. Bake in stoneware cups or a shallowbowl, set in a pan of water.BAKED BANANAS, PORTO RICAN FASHIONSelect rather green bananas, put them,without removing the skins, into hot ashes or a very hot oven and bake until the skins burst open.Send to the ta
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ble in a folded napkin. The skins help hold in the heat and are not to be removeduntil the moment of eating. Serve plenty of butter with them.BANANA AND LEMON JELLY CREAMSoak one-half box of gelatin in one cup of coldwater. Shave the rind of one lemon, using none of the white, and steep it with one square inchstick of cinnamon in one pint of boiling water ten minutes. Add the soaked gelatin, one cup ofsugar and three-fourths of a cup of lemon juice, and when dissolved strain into shallow dishes.When cold cut it in dice or break it up with a fork, and put it in a glass dish in layers with spicedbananas. Pour a cold boiled custard over them and cover with a meringue. Brown the meringueon a plate and slip it off over the custard.CUSTARD PUDDINGLine a baking dish with slices of sponge cake. Make a boiled custardwith four cups of milk and the yolks of five eggs, one-half cup of sugar and flavored withvanilla. Pour the custard into the baking-dish. Beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth withone-half cup of powdered sugar and spread over the top. Set in a very slow oven to brownCUSTARD SOUFFLEMix one-fourth cup of sugar, one cup flour and one cup of cold milk.Stir till it thickens, add one-fourth cup of butter, cool, stir in the beaten yolks of four eggs andthen the stiffly beaten whites. Turn into a buttered shallow dish, set in a pan of hot water andbake in a moderate oven half an hour. Serve at once.FIG AND RHUBARBWash two bunches of rhubarb and cut into inch pieces without peeling.Put into boiler with a cupful sugar and four or five figs cut in inch pieces. Put on the cover andcook over hot water until the rhubarb is tender and the syrup is rich and jelly-like in consistency.Raisins are nice cooked in rhubarb the same way. If preferred, and you are to have a hot ovenanyway, put the rhubarb and figs or raisins in a stone pot, cover closely and bake in the ovenuntil jellied.COLD RHUBARB DESSERTPeel tender stalks and cut enough into half-inch pieces tomeasure two cups. Cook with one cup of water, the grated rind from a large orange and two cups of sugar. Do not stir while cooking, but lift from the range now and then to prevent burning When soft but not broken, add two and one-half tablespoons of gelatin soaked fifteen minutes inone-half cup of cold water. Stir with a fork just enough to mix and pour all into a large mold.When formed, unmold, and serve with cream.GERMAN DESSERTBeat two eggs and a pinch of salt, add two cupfuls of milk and pourinto a deep plate. Soak slices of bread in this, one at a time until softened, but not enough tobreak. Melt a rounding tablespoon of butter in a pan and in this brown the bread on both sides.Serve with an orange pudding sauce or any kind of liquid sauce preferred.LEMON SPONGESoak one-half box of gelatin in one-half cup of cold water. Add the juiceof four lemons to one cup of sugar then the beaten yolks of four eggs, add two cups of coldwater, and bring to a boiling-point. Stir in the soaked gelatin and strain into a large bowl set in apan of ice. Beat now and then until it begins to harden, then add the unbeaten whites of four eg
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gsand beat continuously until the sponge is light and firm. Fill into molds before the sponge is toohard to form into the shape of the mold.MOSAIC JELLYOne and one-half cups of milk, two level tablespoons sugar, rind of one-half lemon, one-half bay-leaf, one level tablespoon granulated gelatin, one-fourth cup of water,yolks two eggs. Scald the milk with the sugar, lemon rind, and bay-leaf, then add the gelatinsoaked in water for twenty minutes. Stir until dissolved and strain the hot mixture gradually intothe egg yolks slightly beaten. Return to double boiler and stir until thickened. Remove from fireand color one-half of the mixture either pink or green, and turn each half into a shallow pan wetwith cold water. When cold cut into squares or oblongs. Line a mold with lemon jelly andgarnish with the colored pieces. Add the remaining jelly, chill thoroughly and serve on a plattergarnished with whipped cream.PINEAPPLE BAVARIAN CREAMGrate enough pineapple to make two cups. Soak twolevel teaspoons of gelatin in one-half cup of cold water for twenty minutes. Heat the pineapple tothe scalding point, add the soaked gelatin and stir until dissolved, then add one-third cup sugar,stir and fold in three cups of beaten cream. Turn into molds and chill.SCALLOPED APPLEMeasure two even cups of fine breadcrumbs and pour over them one-quarter cup of melted butter. Mix two rounding tablespoons of sugar with the grated yellow rindand the juice of one lemon and four gratings of nutmeg. Butter a baking dish, scatter in somecrumbs, put in one pint of pared, cored and sliced apples, scatter on one-half of the seasoning,another pint of apples, the remainder of the seasoning and cover with the last of the crumbs. Puta cover on the dish and bake twenty minutes, uncover and bake twenty minutes longer.SPANISH CREAMPut one and two-thirds teaspoons of gelatin into one-third cup of coldwater. Heat two cups of milk in a double boiler, add the yolks of two eggs, beaten with one-halfcup of sugar until light, and when the custard thickens take from stove and set in pan of coldwater. Beat the whites of two eggs until stiff, and dissolve the soaked gelatin in three-quartetscup of boiling water. When the custard is cool, add a teaspoon of vanilla, the strained gelatin andthe whites of the eggs beaten stiff. Stir all together lightly and turn into mold.STEAMED PUDDINGBeat one-half cup of butter with one cup of sugar to a cream, add twobeaten eggs and cup of flour sifted with one teaspoon each of cinnamon and soda, two cups ofbreadcrumbs, soaked in one cup of sour milk. Add one cup of chopped and seeded raisins andone-half cup of chopped dates. Steam two hours and serve with whipped cream.STRAWBERRY SARABANDEWhip a cupful thick cream until very stiff, then fold carefullyinto it a pint of fresh berries cut in small pieces with a silver knife. Have ready a tablespoonfulgelatin soaked in a quarter cup cold water for half an hour, then dissolved by setting the cupcontaining it in hot water. Add by degrees to the berries and cream, whipping it in so that it willnot string. Add three tablespoonfuls powdered sugar and whe
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n it stiffens turn into a cold mold and set on the ice. When ready to serve turn out onto a pretty dessert platter. WALNUT SUNDAEPut one cone of vanilla ice cream in a sherbet cup, or better yet in achampagne glass and sprinkle with minced walnuts.YORKSHIRE PUDDINGTake an equal number of eggs and tablespoonful of sifted flour,and when the eggs are well beaten mix them in with the flour, add some salt and a little gratednutmeg, and then pour in as much new milk as will make a batter of the consistency of cream,stir the batter with a fork well for ten minutes and then put in at once into a baking tin, whichmust be very hot, containing a couple of tablespoons of hot drippings. Set the pudding in oven tobake or before the fire under the roasting meat. When ready to serve cut the pudding into squaresand send to the table on a separate dish.APPLE PUDDINGButter a pudding dish and line it with slices of toasted stale bread butteredand wet with milk. Over these put a thick layer of peeled, cored, and sliced tart apples, andsprinkle generously with granulated sugar and cinnamon or nutmeg. Over these put a cover ofmore toast buttered, moistened and sprinkled with sugar. Cover with a plate and bake for twohours in a moderate oven, taking off the plate toward the last that the top may brown. Serve withmaple or other syrup for sauce.APPLE PUDDINGFour cups flour, one level teaspoon salt, six level teaspoons bakingpowder, four level tablespoons butter, two cups milk, two cups finely chopped apple, one-halfcup butter, two cups sugar, one and one-half quarts water. Sift together the flour, salt, andbaking powder. Work in the butter with the fingers and add the milk. Mix well, turn onto flouredboard, roll out one-half inch thick, cover with the apple and roll up like a jelly roll. Press theends together and press down the side, to keep the apple in. Place in a buttered pan and add thebutter, sugar and water. Bake in a moderate oven for one and one-half hours.APPLE SPONGE PUDDINGOne cup of sifted pastry flour and one level teaspoon of bakingpowder. Beat the yolks of three eggs until light colored, add one cup of sugar and the juice ofone lemon. Fold in the stiffly beaten whites of the three eggs and then the flour. Spread the batterthinly on a large shallow pan and bake about twenty minutes in a moderate oven. Turn out of thepan, trim off any hard edges, spread with stewed sweetened and flavored apples, and roll up atonce like a jelly roll. Serve with a liquid sauce or a syrup of sugar and water.BAKED CHERRY PUDDINGCream one-quarter cup of butter with one-half cup of sugar,add the yolks of two eggs beaten very light, two cups of milk, two cups of flour sifted twice withfour level teaspoons of baking powder, and last, the whites of the eggs beaten stiff. Stonecherries to measure three cups, drain off the juice and put them into a pudding dish.BAKED PUDDINGStir one-half cup of flour smooth in one cup of cold milk, add twounbeaten eggs and beat several minutes, then add one cup more of milk and a saltspoon of salt.Stir together, pour into a buttered baking dish and set directly into the oven
83 . Serve with lemonthickened sauce.COCOA
. Serve with lemonthickened sauce.COCOA RICE MERINGUEHeat one pint of milk, add one-quarter cup of washed rice and asaltspoon of salt. Cook until tender. Add one level tablespoon of butter, one-half cup of seededraisins, half a teaspoon of vanilla, and one slightly rounding tablespoon of cocoa, cook fiveminutes. Fold in the stiffly beaten whites of two eggs and one-half cup of beaten cream. Turninto a buttered baking dish, cover with the whites of three eggs beaten stiff, with one-third cup ofpowdered sugar and a level tablespoon of cocoa. Set in a moderate oven for a few minutes untilthe meringue is cooked.COTTAGE PUDDINGBeat the yolk of one egg, add one cup of granulated sugar, one-halfcup of milk, one and one-half cups of flour in two spoons of baking powder, stir in the white ofone egg beaten stiff. Bake in a moderate oven. CRANBERRY AND CUSTARD PUDDINGHere is a new suggestion which comes from a high authority. Take one sugar cooky or four lady fingers, if you have them, and crumble into abaking dish. Cover with a thin layer of cranberry preserves or jelly, dot with small lumps ofbutter and add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Beat three eggs (separately) very lightly, add twotablespoonfuls of sugar and two cupfuls of milk. Pour over the fruit and cake, bake as a custardand serve with whipped cream.CUSTARD PUDDINGLine a baking dish with slices of sponge cake. Make a boiled custardwith four cups of milk and the yolks of five eggs, one-half cup of sugar, and flavored withvanilla. Pour the custard into the baking dish. Beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth withone-half cup of powdered sugar and spread over the top. Set in a very slow oven to brownDATE MERINGUEBeat the whites of five eggs until stiff, add three rounding tablespoons ofpowdered sugar, and beat again. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a half a pound of stoned andchopped dates. Turn into a buttered baking dish and bake fifteen minutes in a moderate oven.Serve with a boiled custard.EGG SOUFFLEMake a sauce from one cup of hot milk and two level tablespoons each ofbutter and flour, cooked together five minutes in a double boiler. Add the yolks of four eggsbeaten well, stir enough to mix well and remove from the fire. Add half a level teaspoon of saltand a few grains of cayenne. Fold in the whites of the eggs beaten stiff, turn into a buttered dish,set in a pan of hot water, and bake in a slow oven until firm. Serve in the same dish.FRUIT PUDDINGOne and one-half cups flour, two and one-half cups raisins, one-half cupmolasses, one-half cup milk, two tablespoons butter, one teaspoon cinnamon, one-half teaspoonallspice, one-half teaspoon nutmeg, one-half teaspoon salt, mix all together, one-half teaspoonsoda, dissolved in hot water, steam two hours. Hard or liquid sauce, or both.INDIAN TAPIOCA PUDDINGOne-third cup tapioca, one-fourth cup cornmeal, one quartscalded milk, half cup molasses, two tablespoons butter, one-half teaspoon salt, one teaspoonginger and cinnamon mixed, one cup cold milk. Soak the tapioca in cold water for one hour, thendrain. Pour the hot milk on to the cornmeal gradually. Add the tapioc
84 a and cook in double boileruntil transpa
a and cook in double boileruntil transparent. Add molasses, butter, salt, and spice, and turn into a buttered baking dish. Pourthe cold milk over the top and bake for one hour in a moderate oven.LEMON MERINGUE PUDDINGSoak one cup of fine breadcrumbs in two cups of milkuntil soft. Beat one-quarter cup of butter and one-half of sugar together until greasy, stir all intothe milk and crumbs. Grate a little yellow lemon peel over the top and pour into a butteredbaking dish. Set in a moderate oven until firm and slightly browned. Make a meringue of thestiffly beaten whites of two eggs and four level tablespoons of powdered sugar. Spread over thepudding, return to the oven and color a little.LEMON PUDDINGThree eggs, one scant cup sugar, one lemon juice and rind, two cups ofmilk, two liberal tablespoons cornstarch, one heaping teaspoon butter. Scald the milk and stir inthe cornstarch, stirring all the time until it thickens well, add the butter and set aside to cool.When cool beat the eggs, light add sugar, the lemon juice and grated rind, and whip in a greatspoonful at a time, the stiffened cornstarch and milk. Bake in a buttered dish and eat cold.LITTLE STEAMED PUDDINGCream one-quarter cup butter with one-half cup of sugar,add one-quarter cup milk, then one cup of flour sifted with two teaspoons of baking powder anda pinch of salt, and last fold in the stiffly beaten whites of three eggs. Have some small molds orcups buttered, fill half full with the batter, cover with buttered paper, and steam three-quarters ofan hour. Serve hot with a sauce.NEW HAMPSHIRE INDIAN MEAL PUDDINGBring a quart of milk to a boil, thensprinkle in slowly about a cup and a quarter of yellow meal, stirring constantly. (An exact rule for the meal cannot be given, as some swells more than others.) As soon as the milk is thickened take from the fire and cool slightly before adding three-quarters of a cup of molasses, half ateaspoonful salt and a tablespoonful ginger. Beat the mixture until smooth, and lastly turn in aquart of cold milk, stirring very little. Pour into a well greased pudding-dish and set in a veryslow oven. This pudding needs about five hours of very slow baking to insure its becomingcreamy, instead of hard and lumpy. The batter, after the cold milk is added should be about theconsistency of pancake batter. Serve with cream or maple syrup.ORANGE PUDDINGTake one cup of fine stale breadcrumbs, not dried, and moisten themwith as much milk as they will absorb and become thoroughly softened. Beat the yolks of foureggs with the whites of two, add four tablespoons of sugar and the grated peel of one orange,using of course only the outer cells. Stir this into the softened crumbs, then beat the other twowhites until stiff and fold them into the mixture. Turn it into a well buttered mold and steam ittwo hours. Turn out into a hot dish and serve with orange sauce.PEACH TAPIOCAPrepare a dish of tapioca in the usual way, into a buttered pudding dishput a layer of cooked and sweetened tapioca, then a layer of peaches, fresh or canned. Next addanother layer of tapioca, then more peaches, and so on until the
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dish is full. Flavor with lemonand sprinkle three-fourths of a cup of sugar over all, then bake in a very hot oven until a lightRASPBERRY DUMPLINGSWash one cup of rice and put into the double boiler. Pour overit two cups of boiling water, add one-half teaspoon of salt and two tablespoons of sugar and cookthirty minutes or until soft. Have some small pudding cloths about twelve inches square, wringthem out of hot water and lay them over a small half pint bowl. Spread the rice one-third of aninch thick over the cloth, and fill the center with fresh raspberries. Draw the cloth around untilthe rice covers the berries and they are good round shape. Tie the ends of the cloth firmly, dropthem into boiling water and cook twenty minutes. Remove the cloth and serve with lemon sauce.SPOON PUDDINGCream one tablespoonful butter with two tablespoonfuls sugar. Add twotablespoonfuls flour, pinch of salt, one tablespoonful cornstarch, beaten yolk of one egg andtablespoonful of cream. Beat well, and lastly add beaten white of egg and one teaspoonfulbaking powder. Pour over berries and steam forty minutes. Serve with whipped cream.SQUASH PUDDINGOne pint of finely mashed cooked squash, one cup of sugar, oneteaspoon of ground cinnamon, a little salt, the juice and grated rind of one lemon, add slowly onequart of boiling milk, stirring well, and when a little cooled, add five well beaten eggs. Bake in apudding dish set in a pan of hot water, in a moderate oven, until firm in the center. Serve withSTEAMED BERRY PUDDINGSift two cups of flour with four teaspoons of baking powder,rub in a rounding tablespoon of butter, add two beaten eggs, one cup of milk, one-half cup ofsugar, and last two cups of blueberries. The berries should be rinsed in cold water, shaken in acheese cloth until dry and then roiled in flour before adding. Pour into a pudding mold, andsteam one and one-quarter hours. Serve with liquid sauce.STEAMED PUDDINGBeat one-half cup of butter with one cup of sugar to a cream, add twobeaten eggs and cup of flour sifted with one teaspoon each of cinnamon and soda, two cups ofbreadcrumbs, soaked in one cup of sour milk. Add one cup of chopped and seeded raisins andone-half cup of chopped dates. Steam two hours and serve with whipped cream.TAPIOCA MERINGUESoak one-half cup granulated tapioca in a pint of cold water for halfan hour. Cook slowly twenty minutes until transparent. If too thick, add a little more boilingwater. Boil one quart of milk in a farina kettle with a pinch of salt and the yellow rind of halflemon. Beat the yolks of four eggs with a cup of sugar, add slowly to the milk, stirring untilsmooth and creamy, but do not allow it to boil. When thickened, remove from the fire, add a teaspoonful flavoring and blend thoroughly. Whip the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth with three tablespoonfuls powdered sugar and a teaspoonful flavoring, spread over the top of thepudding which should have been poured in the serving dish and set in a coolish oven to puff andcolor a golden yellow.TAPIOCA PUDDINGCover one cup of the flake tapioca with cold water and let it stand twohours. Stir oc
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casionally with a fork to separate the lumps. Put in a farina kettle with a pint and ahalf water.Slice three tart apples and put in with the tapioca, together with sugar to sweeten to taste. Stir alltogether and cook until the apples are soft and the tapioca clear. Serve hot or cold. Peaches maybe used in place of the apple. Serve with cream.TAPIOCA SOUFFLESoak three tablespoonfuls pearl tapioca in water to cover for three orfour hours. Then add a quart of milk and cook until the tapioca is perfectly clear and the milkthickened. It will take about twenty minutes, and unless you use the farina kettle, must be stirredconstantly. Add the yolks of four eggs beaten with two-thirds cup sugar and cook two or threeminutes, stirring steadily. Whip the whites of four eggs to a stiff froth, fold through the cookedcream, and take directly from the fire. Flavor with lemon or vanilla and bake in a moderate ovenfor twenty-five minutes. Chill and serve. This may also be served as a pudding without the finalWHOLE WHEAT PUDDINGPut one cup of milk, one-half cup of molasses, two cups ofgraham or whole wheat flour, one cup of chopped raisins and half a saltspoon of salt into a bowland add one level teaspoon of soda, dissolved in a tablespoon of warm water, beat hard for threeminutes. Pour the thin batter into a buttered pudding mold and steam two and a half hours. Servewith a lemon sauce or cream.YORKSHIRE PUDDINGTake an equal number of eggs and tablespoonful of sifted flour andwhen the eggs are well beaten mix them in with the flour, add some salt and a little gratednutmeg and then pour in as much new milk as will make a batter of the consistency of cream, stirthe batter with a fork well for ten minutes and then put in at once into a baking tin, which mustbe very hot, containing a couple of tablespoons of hot drippings. Set the pudding in oven to bakeor before the fire under the roasting meat. When ready to serve cut the pudding into squares andsend to the table on a separate dish.SAUCE FOR PUDDINGSFRUIT SYRUP SAUCEOne cup fruit syrup, one-half cup sugar, one teaspoon butter. Use thesyrup from apricots, peaches, cherries, quinces or any fruit you prefer. The amount of sugar willdepend upon the acidity of the fruit. Mix the cornstarch with the sugar, add the syrup and boil alltogether five minutes. Add the butter last.LEMON SAUCEGrate the rind and squeeze the juice of one lemon. Mix together threeteaspoons cornstarch, one cup of sugar and two cups of boiling water, and cook ten minutes,stirring constantly. Add the lemon rind and juice and one teaspoon of butter.LEMON SAUCEMix three dessert spoons of cornstarch with one cup of sugar, pinch of salt,in a saucepan, pour on two cups boiling water and stir quickly as it thickens. When it is smoothset it back where it will simply bubble and simmer, and stir occasionally. Add the grated rind andjuice of one lemon and one rounding tablespoon butter. If this is too thick add more hot water asit thickens in cooling, and you want it thin enough to pour easily. LEMON SAUCEMix three tablespoons of cornstarch with one cup of cold water and turn on one cu
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p of boiling water. Boil ten minutes, then add one cup of sugar, the juice and gratedyellow rind of one lemon and two rounding tablespoons of butter.LEMON SAUCE FOR FRITTERSMix four level teaspoons of cornstarch with one cup ofsugar, and stir at once into two cups of boiling water, add the juice and grated yellow rind of onelemon and cook six minutes, add three level tablespoons of butter.ORANGE SAUCE No. 1Mix one and a half tablespoons of cornstarch with one cup of sugar,and stir it into one pint of boiling water. Let it cook quickly and stir as it thickens, and after tenminutes add two tablespoons of butter and one-half cup of orange juice. Cook two minuteslonger then serve.ORANGE SAUCE No. 2Chip the yellow rind from an orange and squeeze the juice over it.Let stand half an hour. Stir one-quarter cup of flour into one cup of sugar and turn into two cupsof boiling water. Cook ten minutes, add a pinch of salt, the orange rind and juice, stir and strain.RASPBERRY SAUCE FOR ICE CREAMIf you think that a good ice cream is yet not quitefine enough, pour a raspberry sauce over each portion as served. Add one-quarter cup of sugar toone cup of raspberry juice prepared as for jelly-making, and simmer five minutes. Add arounding teaspoon of arrow-root made smooth in one tablespoon of cold water, and cook fiveminutes. Now add one tablespoon of strained lemon juice and let boil up once.SAUCE FOR CHERRY PUDDINGPut two cups of cherry juice, or juice and water, into asaucepan, stir in three level tablespoons of corn starch and cook fifteen minutes. Add two-thirdscup of sugar and a tablespoon of lemon juice.SAUCE FOR BATTER PUDDINGBeat together in a bowl three rounding tablespoons ofsugar, two level tablespoons of butter and one of flour. When the mixture is white add one-halfcup of boiling water and stir until all is well melted. Add a little lemon juice and serve.SAUCE FOR PUDDINGSBeat the whites of three eggs until stiff, add one-half cuppowdered sugar and the grated yellow rind of half a lemon. Pour on slowly one cup of boilingwater, stirring all the time and the sauce is ready to serve.STRAWBERRY SAUCEBeat together one-half cupful of butter and a cup of sugar untilwhite and light. The success of this sauce depends upon the long beating. Add to the creamedbutter and sugar the stiffly whipped white of an egg and a cupful of strawberries mashed to aCOCOA WITH WHIPPED CREAMHeat four cups of milk to the scalding point over hotwater, or in a double boiler. Milk should be heated by direct contact with the fire. Mix a fewgrains of salt, three level tablespoons of cocoa and one-fourth cup of sugar to a paste with a littleof the milk, then add three-fourths cup of boiling water and boil one minute, add to the hot milkand beat two minutes by the clock. Serve with a tablespoon of beaten or whipped cream on topof each cup.CURRANT JULEPPick over currants and measure two cups. Mash them and pour on twocups of cold water. Strain and chill the juice. Put one tablespoon of simple syrup in a tall glass,add three bruised fresh mint leaves and fill with the currant juice. Add three
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or four perfectraspberries and serve. The syrup is made by simmering for twenty minutes, one cup of sugar and two of water. Pick over and mash two quarts of ripe currants, add one pint of vinegar,and let stand over night. Set on the range and bring to the boiling point, then strain twice.Measure the clear liquid, and allow one cup of sugar to each cup of liquid. Simmer twentyminutes and seal in bottles.RASPBERRY SHRUBPut one quart of ripe raspberries in a bowl, add two cups of vinegar,mash the berries slightly, and let stand over night. In the morning, scald and strain until clear.Measure, and to each cup of juice add one cup of sugar, boil twenty minutes and seal.STRAWBERRY SYRUPPick over, rinse, drain and remove the hulls from several quarts ofripe berries. Fill a porcelain lined double boiler with the fruit and set it over the lower boiler halffull of boiling water, and let it heat until the juice flows freely. Mash the berries, then turn outinto a cloth strainer and cook the remainder of the fruit in the same way. When all the juice ispressed out, measure it and allow an equal amount of sugar. Let the juice come to the boilingpoint, add the sugar and cook five minutes from the time the whole begins to boil. Turn into jarsor bottles and seal the same as canned fruit. This is excellent for beverages, flavoring ice creamand other fancy creams, and will be found desirable for many purposes when fresh fruit is not atADDITIONAL RECIPES TABLE OF CONTENTSTranscribers note: From Page 87 onward the index was onepage out. These have been changed for the HTML version forApple slump Apples and onions Apples, scalloped Apples stuffed with dates Bacon and green peppers Bacon and spinach Baked milk Bananas, fried Bananas with oatmeal Broiled steak, rare En casserole English pot roast Hamburg steak, fried, Russian Sauce Hash cakes Hash with dropped eggs Loin steaks, broiled Pie Ragout of Rib roast Roast, American style Roast on spit Rolled rib roast Smoked with cream Steak, fried Boiled samp Bread, brown, Boston. Egg Graham Nut Oatmeal Oriental oatmeal Raisin Steamed brown Steamed Graham Whole wheat Bread with cream cheese filling Bread puffs with sauce Brunswick stew Brussel's SproutsMaitre d'hotel Sauted Cabbage, stuffed Cabbage and cheese CakeFancyAlmond Almond cheese Aunt Amy's Baltimore Bread Bride's Buttermilk Chocolate Chocolate layer Chocolate loaf Cocoa Cream layer Cream (or pie) Date Eggless Feather Fig Fig layer Fruit Golden Hickory nut Huckleberry Ice cream Layer Margarettes Plain Plain tea Raisin Rockland Snow Spice Sponge Sultana tea Sunshine Tea Velvet White patty CakesHotBreakfast Hominy Oatmeal Rye breakfast Scotch scones Scotch oat Calla lilies Calves' tongues Cowslips crystallized Figs, glace Fruit paste Fudge, raisin Pineapple marshmallows Sugaring flowers Violets, candied Walnuts, creamed Carrots, glazed with peas Catsup, tomato Au gratin Fritters In mayonnaise Scrambled Celery, boiled Charlotte and eclair, coffee cream for Cheese croquettes Cheese ramekins Cheese timbales Cherry preserves Chestnuts, boiled A la tartar
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Cranberry & lentil bake
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Oil and line the base of a 200ml ovenproof ramekin with a circle of baking parchment. Put the cranberries in a small pan with the wine and cook for a couple of mins over a medium heat until the cranberries are plump and the wine syrupy. Pour into the base of the ramekin and set aside.
Put the lentils in a bowl and roughly mash about half of them with a fork. Heat the oil in a small pan and cook the onion for 6-8 mins over a medium heat until softened. Stir in the garlic, herbs, paprika and cloves and cook for another minute. Turn off the heat and add the lentils, tomato purée, soy and cornflour, stir everything together well, then spoon into the ramekin, pressing down gently with the back of a spoon. Can be chilled for two days, or freeze for up to two months, with the ramekin covered. Defrost in the fridge before cooking.
Put the ramekin on a baking tray and bake for 15 mins. Leave to cool for 1 min, then turn out onto a plate.