, 1 cup milk, | cup ground bread or
crackers, 1 egg, salt and pepper to taste. Bake 1 hour. May-
be served with tomato sauce. — Mrs. H. England.
Scale trout and remove head. Season and stuff with a
dressing made of bread crumbs and onions to which has
been added a pinch of salt, 1 tgg and a lump of butter. Place
in oblong baking dish and cover with canned tomatoes.
Bake in a moderate oven ^ hour. Just before removing from
oven, add a little flour and water or milk to make a cream
gravy with the tomato sauce. Dot fish with small pieces of
butter before placing in oven. — Clara L. Kemnitz.
Boiled Trout with Cream Sauce.
Boil a 3-pound trout ; skin and pick out all bones. Put on
a hot platter and pour over it a cream sauce made of 1 pint
milk, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon flour, 2 eggs, a pinch
of salt and parsley cut up fine. — Mrs. Sodeman.
Baked White Fish.
Clean, open, and straighten the fish out. Take backbone
out, beginning at the head and remove carefully. All the other
bones will come out with it. Salt and allow to stand some
time. Dredge the fish well with cracker crumbs and lay in a
pan, skin side down. Lay bits of drippings over the top and it
will brown fine. Ordinary fish will bake in 15 to 20 minutes.
— Mrs. H. Stiede.
Filling for Turkey or Goose.
Soak 2 loaves of stale bread, 2 teaspoons salt, i teaspoon
pepper, 2 teaspoons minced parsley, 2 teaspoons or more of
sage, 1 Qgg.' Boil heart, liver and gizzard until tender and
put through food chopper with 2 medium sized onions and
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brown mixture in butter. Mix all well — fill fowl and sew up.
One-half pound of chopped meat may be added if more meat
is desired — Elise Rauschert.
Three-quarters cup cracker crumbs, ^ cup shelled peanuts,
finely chopped, i cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons melted but-
ter, a few drops onion juice, salt and pepper to taste. Mix
in order given. Very good with roast duck. — Mrs. Wm.
Cranberry Sauce Variation.
One quart cranberries, 2 tart apples. Cover with cold
water and boil together until soft. While hot rub through a
sieve and return to fire, adding 1 cup granulated sugar to 2
cups sauce. Boil up and remove from fire. Serve cold. —
Mrs. C. B. Moellering.
Spiced Cranberry Sauce.
Three cups cranberries, 1 cup water, 2 cups sugar, 2 tea-
spoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon each of cloves and cinnamon.
Place cranberries with the w^ater in a granite pan and cook
slowly until soft. Add the sugar, vinegar and spices to the
cranberries and let boil another ten minutes. Pour into dish
Have 1 cup of thick cream, thoroughly chilled, and whip
it with an egg-beater till very stiff. It should keep its shape.
Add i teaspoon salt, ^ salt-spoon pepper, 3 tablespoons
grated horseradish. The radish should be fresh, if possible,
add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar, put in ice-box
until ready to use, as it should be very thick when served.
Good with veal chops. — Mrs. H. G. Tischer.
To be eaten with hot meats. Take 4 tablespoons of flour,
1 or 2 eggs ; beat well, add milk until about as thick as a
pancake batter, then add 1 small chopped onion, 2 tablespoons
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oatmeal, a little sage, pepper, salt, and about 1^ tablespoons
chopped suet, or butter. Pour into pan containing very hot
fat and bake about 30 minutes in a rather hot oven. Very-
savoury just served with gravy. — Mrs. F. Ingham.
Boil chicken until tender as for soup, with celery and
parsley. When tender dice the breast of chicken. Parboil 1
pair sweetbreads and dice also. Pour hot water over small
can of mushrooms and let drain in colander, quarter mush-
rooms and add to chicken and sweetbreads.
Sauce.- — 1 cup chicken broth thickened with 1 tablespoon
flour and 1 tablespoon butter creamed together; add a little
pepper. Put chicken, sweetbreads and mushrooms into
sauce, lastly add i cup stiffly whipped cream. Put in rame-
kins and grate a very few crumbs over top. Stand ramekins in
pan contaniing warm water and brown under broiler or
oven. — ^Johanna Kretchmer.
Creamed Chicken on Toast.
One large chicken, 2 cans mushrooms, 2 large green pep-
pers, 4 medium stalks celery. Cook the chicken until tender,
remove bones and cut in small pieces. Add celery, peppers,
mushrooms, and 4 cups of stock. Thicken with flour and add
2 bottles of cream. Season to taste. Serve on toasted white
bread. — Mrs. H. Trippler.
Cut up chicken and boil until tender, remove bones and put
meat through the chopper. Add 1 cup of ground stale bread
crumbs, 1 egg, salt and pepper ; mix well, form into a loaf and
bake | of an hour. Chop giblets, add to chicken broth and
thicken a little. When loaf is ready to serve, pour gravy over
and around it.
This loaf sliced cold with the addition of thinly sliced
onions makes an excellent filling for sandwiches of either
white or brown bread. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
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Boston Baked Chicken.
Cut a chicken into small pieces as for stewing, wash and
wipe dry; sprinkle with salt and dip each piece in melted
butter, then coat with flour. Put into a bean pot, laying the
larger pieces in the bottom of pot and putting any pieces of
chicken fat on top. Pour over the chicken IJ cups boiling
water and cover tightly with the lid. If the chicken is a young
one bake 1^ hours. The juices, fat and flour will make an
excellent gravy. Take out chicken when done and arrange
with the gravy on a dish or serve direct from the bean pot,
first seasoning to taste. — Josephine O'Rourke.
Chicken Smothered in Sauerkraut.
Procure a young chicken, dress, draw and singe ; rub well
with a flour and water paste ; wipe quite dry inside, dust with
salt and pepper. Rinse and drain 1 quart sauerkraut, fill
chicken with hot mashed potatoes well seasoned, lay it in the
roaster and place on it two slices of bacon (place two slices
in bottom of roaster also), then cover the chicken completely
with sauerkraut, add a saltspoon of salt and half that quantity
of pepper. Pour over a cup of cold water. Close down the
lid tight and roast in the oven 3 hours ; have a moderate fire.
Do not allow to cook dry ; add boiling water as required to
keep bottom of roaster quite moist. When done lift chicken
on to a large platter, pile the kraut around it and garnish with
slices of lemon. To the sauce in roaster add a large tablespoon
of browned flour and a cup of stock ; boil up, add salt and
pepper to taste. Strain and serve in sauce tureen. — Mrs.
E. S. Berndt.
One chicken weighing about 4 pounds, 2 cups rice, 3 cups
broth, 1 bunch soup greens. Cut chicken in pieces, put on to
boil in salted water with soup greens. When nearly tender
take out and place a layer of chicken in a pan, then a layer of
rice and continue till all is used. Add 3 cups broth to each
cup of rice, put on back of stove, cover tight and do not open
till w^anted. — Mrs. Roth.
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Meat or Chicken Pie.
Make a dough as for baking powder biscuits. Have
meat or chicken boiled tender. Line bake pan with dough to
within an inch from the bottom, lay meats or chicken in, add
some gravy, butter, salt and pepper. Cover with crust of
dough, and bake about 30 minutes. — Mrs. Edw. J. Keuer.
Make a good shortcake, when baked split it open and spread
it with a liberal layer of hot fricasseed chicken from which
the bones have been removed. Place the other half of the
shortcake on top and pour over it a liberal amount of the
chicken gravy. Serve upon a deep platter or in a big vege-
table dish. The shortcake should be well moistened with the
gravy. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
Chicken a La King.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter, add 1 green pepper chopped
fine ; cook slowly 3 minutes, add 1 tablespoon flour, rich cream
enough to make sauce and 2 cups chopped chicken. Heat
thoroughly. — Helen Lindau.
Duck and Rice.
Select a fat duck, cut it in neat pieces and put to boil w4th
2 quarts water, 1 onion sliced thin, 3 sliced tomatoes, a bit of
garlic, 1 yellow pepper chopped fine, and salt to taste. When
about half done add 1 tea cup rice and let boil as nearly dry
as possible. Very good. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Ducklings, Indian Style.
Chop very fine 2 onions and 1 clove of garlic and fry slowly
in 2 tablespoons of butter until brown ; add 1 desertspoon of
curry powder and 2 minutes later 1 pound of raw lean beef
chopped fine. Draw to one side of fire and cook slowly for 15
minutes, stirring well. Let cool and stuff 2 ducks which have
been cleaned and wiped. Fasten into shape, for roasting brush
them over with chutney sauce and put in a hot oven. In 15
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minutes begin to baste, repeating the basting every 10 minutes.
Roast for | of an hour and serve w^ith gravy, garnishing w^ith
v^ater cress and slices of lemon. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Skin, clean, and let rabbit lie in cold vv^ater for about 3
hours ; then take out and dry. Put rabbit in baking pan, pour
over it J pound butter, which has been melted and brow^ned,
and roast in a real hot oven for 15 minutes. Then add 1 cup
sour cream and roast for 20 minutes. Take out, thicken
gravy and serve. — Mrs. A. Piepho.
Brown 1 onion in butter, add the rabbit cut in pieces and
cook till brown. Then add a few slices of bacon, salt and
pepper, a little cayenne, parsley and celery seed. Thicken
with flour and add 1 cup cream. Very good. — Mrs. H. G.
After cleaning and washing rabbits well, cut in pieces and
cover with vinegar to which add 2 bay leaves, 12 whole cloves,
allspice, 24 whole peppers. Let stand for 2 hours, then take
out meat and dry, turn in flour and fry brown in ^ pound
butter and bacon. Salt it, then put back into vinegar and sim-
mer for 1^ hours, adding water occasionally as needed. Just
before meat is done add about 6 ginger snaps ; this flavors
the gravy nicely. — Mrs. A. Streger.
Skin the rabbit, then cut into small pieces and put into weak
vinegar or buttermilk with whole onions, whole black pepper,
bay leaves, cloves, allspice and sliced lemons. Let stand for
24 hours and then strain off. Place the rabbit in a pan with
butter and chopped onions and roast it slowly in the oven.
Before it is done add browned butter and flour. Bake until
tender and season with the strained' off vinegar. — Mrs. Chas.
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French Chopped Beef.
Take one pound chopped round steak, little pork, add
pepper and salt, 1 egg, little bread which has been softened in
water, fry in butter; stir frequently so it will not get hard. —
Mrs, Louise M. Lafrentz.
Three pounds beef J pound raw ham, 3 eggs well beaten,
3 soda crackers rolled fine, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper,
3 tablespoons cream, 6 hard boiled eggs. Chop the beef and
ham very fine and then add the salt and pepper, the cracker
crumbs, the well beaten eggs and the cream. Mix all these
together perfectly, grease a breadpan thoroughly and press
half the mixture into it firmly. Trim each end of your hard
boiled eggs so as to make a flat surface, then put them on top
of the mixture in the breadpan, placing them in a row, end to
end. Now pack on top the balance of the meat, pressing it
down firmly. Cover and bake in a moderate oven 1 hour.
Uncover and bake half an hour longer. Serve either hot or
cold in slices. — Mrs. Lachmann.
Wipe clean, but do not wash the tenderloin ; season with
salt and pepper. Place in roasting pan, adding a little water,
1 large onion, 1 carrot ; roast in lower oven of gas range till
brown and crisp. • Place in upper oven, add the mushrooms,
which have been prepared, and roast i hour longer. Roast
meat J hour to the pound.
Mushroom Sauce.^Boil dry mushrooms in salt water 1
hour. Prepare a sauce of 1 tablespoon butter, 1 small onion
cut in very small pieces and 1 tablespoon flour. Add this to
mushrooms, do not drain water, pour this over roast. — Miss L.
Brown on both sides in butter, to keep juice in steak, salt
and pepper, then turn over a can of tomatoes with sauce and
bake IJ hours in self-basting pan. — Mrs. O. Kleppisch.
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Pot Roast with Carrots.
Make a pot roast as usual. In a separate kettle put 2
bunches of carrots scraped and cut in small pieces, 1 tablespoon
butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, pinch of salt; cover with water
and simmer until water has boiled off, then add gravy from
the pot roast a little at a time, using just enough to keep car-
rots from burning. Stir often. When done there should not
be much gravy on the carrots, but just nice and moist. Will
take about 3 hours. — Mrs. A. Piepho.
German Sauer Braten.
Put 3 or 4 pounds of beef shoulder clod in vinegar for 2 or 3
days ; add an onion, bay leaf and whole pepper seeds. When
ready to use put lard in kettle and brown meat a nice browm,
then add a little water and some of the vinegar; it must not be
too sour. Let simmer till tender then add a few ginger snaps
and browned flour to thicken. — Mrs. C. Sommer.
Take a thick round steak from 2 to 2^ inches in thickness
and pound into it as much flour as it will take, using the edge
of a plate. When the flour has been pounded into both sides
take the meat and brown it on both sides ; remove to a sauce-
pan. Heat i can tomatoes, 1 large onion cut fine, 1 sweet pep-
per, and pour over meat. Cover tightly and cook slowly for
2 to 3 hours. Just before meat is done season to taste. Deli-
cious when served hot, also nice cold. — Josephine O'Rourke.
Baked Swiss Steak.
Take about IJ pounds of round steak and pound in as
much flour as it will hold. Heat lard and bacon drippings in a
frying pan, add steak, salt and pepper and a little onion, if
liked. Brown meat on both sides, then add enough water to
nearly fill the pan, and place pan and all in the oven. Bake
slowly 1 hour, or until tender. — Mrs. C. Feig.
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Swiss Steak with Peas.
Get a round steak about 1 inch thick. Knead in as much
flour as it will hold, fry in butter, add sliced onion and season
to taste. Then pour over it 1 can of peas and let simmer
about 10 minutes. — Olga T. Bohnsack.
Sour Beef Tongue.
Boil tongue the day before wishing to serve. When done,
skin, then put back into liquid until ready to make the fol-
lowing gravy : 2 cups of the liquid, 2 tablespoons butter, 1
tablespoon flour, 8 ginger snaps, lemon or vinegar to taste, i
cup claret wine, sugar to taste, ^ package raisins, 1 bay leaf.
Slice tongue, pour gravy over it and serve. — Mrs. W. C. Pfis-
Beef Tongue with Vegetables.
Boil a salted beef tongue until almost tender. Remove
skin and all fat, and allow to stand in liquid. In 2 good sized
tablespoons butter, brown 2 carrots, 1 onion, 1 large potato,
1 turnip, all cut into pieces ; add a bay leaf, a few sprigs of
parsley. Brown until tender, then add a quart of the stock,
put the tongue in it, place in oven in a covered pan, and allow
to roast 2 hours, turning the tongue once. After 2 hours,
rub the vegetables through a colander, add a tablespoon flour,
rubbed smooth with a cup of tomato juice, salt and pepper
to taste, a little Worcestershire sauce. Allow all to boil up
and serve on tongue, which has been cut into slices. — ^Johan-
Two pounds pork shoulder, 2 pork shanks, 2 pounds veal ;
boil pork and veal separately until well done, then take out
and when partly cool, cut into small pieces ; strain the water in
which both the veal and pork was boiled, add it to the meat ;
flavor with onion, pepper and salt, and if it is liked sour, add
vinegar to suit taste ; let it come to a good boil ; set away to
cool. — Mrs. H. W. Bruedigam.
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Place in kettle 1 veal bone with meat, 1 small tongue, 1
small pork shank or pig's feet, 1^ cups vinegar, 2 large onions,
8 cloves, handful salt, a little pepper, and 3 bay leaves. Cover
with water and cook for 2^ hours. Then take out meat, cut
it off the bones and dice it. Put equal parts of meat and stock
(liquid in which meat was boiled) in deep bowls and set in a
cool place till jellied. — Mrs. A. Piepho.
Boiled Shoulder of Mutton with Oysters. ;
Trim and wipe a thick shoulder of mutton, bone it and dust
lightly with pepper and mace. Over the inside of the meat
spread two dozen good sized oysters, roll and tie tightly. Put
in a saucepan with 1 onion, J teaspoon salt, and 1 small red
pepper; cover with boiling water and simmer 15 minutes to
the pound. Melt together 1 tablespoon butter and 2 scant
tablespoons flour, add 1 pint of the meat liquor, stir until
smooth and thick, seasoning with salt and pepper. Then add
1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley, 12
oysters, and simmer until the edges of the oysters curl. Serve
in gravy boat with the meat. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Cover 1 pound steel cut oats with hot water and boil slowly
for 1 hour or more, stirring often and adding water if needed.
When oats are well cooked but not watery, add 1 large table-
spoon of salt or more, | teaspoon ground pepper, ^ teaspoon
ground allspice, 1 tablespoon of sage, sweet marjoram and
thyme mixed and mashed very fine, 1 small onion cut fine,
the cracklings from one dollar's w^orth of leaf lard, and stir
all well together, then put in a large bowl to cool. Cut in slices
about J inch thick and fry a nice brown. This is very good
for breakfast in the winter. — Mrs. W. H. Jacobs.
Country Sausage Meat.
One large onion, | pound steel cut oats, whole oats or barley
may be used, | pound pork from the shoulder, salt to flavor,
4 tablespoons or more of thyme to taste. Boil meat until
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done, then put it through meat chopper. Boil oatmeal in the
water of the meat, add the chopped meat and thyme. Set
in cool place, fry when served. — Mrs. Semmlow.
Two pounds round steak, 1 pound lean fresh pork ground
fine, 1 cup cooked tomatoes, 2 eggs, 1 cup cracker crumbs,
salt to taste. Form into loaf, press hard into a paper-lined
pan. Place several strips of bacon on top. Bake slowly for
i hour and rapidly for 15 minutes. Make gravy from liquid
which exudes. — Mrs. Theo. Doering.
Meat Balls in Tomato Sauce.
One pound chopped pork IJ pounds chopped round steak,
add -J loaf stale bread soaked in water, then press out water.
Mix well and season with salt, pepper, a little chopped onion,
if liked, and 1 egg. Form into balls and drop into tomato
sauce made as follows : Rub 1 quart can tomatoes through
colander, put back in sauce pan, add 1 bay leaf and small
onion. When it boils drop in the meat balls and cook 20 or
30 minutes. If gravy is too thin thicken it. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
Mix together equal quantities of cooked and chopped veal
and raw chopped beef. Add ^ as much soaked bread crumbs
as you have meat. Season with salt and pepper and stir in
a raw egg, beaten. Form with the hands into balls, set
in the icebox to stiffen, roll in eggs and cracker crumbs, leave
in the ice box for a half hour longer, then fry in deep fat. —
Mrs. A. Steging.
Place sauerkraut in an earthen or stone crock, with some
of its juice and a good sized piece of fresh pork or sausage,
adding a little water if dry. Place a granite pie plate over H
and set in the oven. Bake slowly for 2J hours, removing the
lid only to stir a few times. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 23
Soak sweetbreads in warm water for 20 minutes and lift
out in cold water for 15 minutes; drain and remove the gristle
and skin. Parboil for a few minutes then cool. Salt, pepper
and dredge with flour. Put a liberal quantity of butter in a
frying pan, heat and put sweetbreads in this for 15 minutes
and brown. Serve on arthichoke bottoms. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
Baked Spiced Ham.
Soak the ham over night in cold water. Next morning
wash and scrape it well, then put in a large kettle, cover with
cold water and bring slowly to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon each
of whole cloves and peppercorns tied in thin muslin and, unless
the ham is a very small one, simmer slowly for 2 hours. Take
from the water and pull off the skin. Put in a pan in a moder-
ate oven and bake for 2 hours, basting frequently ; use a cup
of sherry, a little at a time until it is all used, then baste with
the drippings in the pan. Fifteen minutes before taking from
the oven sprinkle thickly with brown sugar and let brown.
Serve hot or cold. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Escalloped Ham and Eggs.
One pint white sauce, 6 hard-boiled eggs chopped, J pound
boiled ham chopped, salt and pepper. To make the white
sauce melt 2 tablespoons butter, add 2 tablespoons flour,
and then a pint of milk ; boil for a few minutes. In a buttered
baking dish or casserole place a layer of ham, then a layer of
eggs, than a layer of white sauce. Continue until dish is
filled. Sprinkle top with bread crumbs and bits of butter.
Bake in oven until top is browned. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Boiled Pork with Cabbage.
To a piece of lean pork shoulder or butt add water so it is
nearly covered. Cut a cabbage into quarters and put with the
meat. Add salt and pepper, a pinch of caraway seed and a
pinch of sugar, if liked. Boil about 1^ to 2 hours. — Mrs.
W. H. Jacobs.
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Breaded Pork Chops.
Trim the chops neatly and wipe with a damp cloth. Dip in
beaten egg, then in cracker meal and fry in deep fat. They
are improved by the addition of tomato sauce. — Mrs. E. S.
Pork and Navy Beans.
Any kind of pork will do spareribs are nice and as many
beans as wanted. Clean beans, cook for about J hour, then
add 1 teaspoon baking soda ; let boil a few minutes and pour off
water. Brown meat on all sides in frying pan, add 1 onion,
beans and as much water as needed. Season. Boil till tender,
adding water as needed. Beans do not have to be soaked if
put oh with cold water. — Mrs. G. Lemar.
Pork Tenderloin Larded.
Make a deep pocket lengthwise in each tenderloin and fill
with a dressing made of 1 cup cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons
butter, melted, seasoning and water enough to moisten, sew
up pockets closely and cover tenderloin with strips of fat pork.
Bake in a brisk oven 45 minutes, basting constantly with a
brown sauce — 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flour, ^ tea-
spoon salt J teaspoon pepper, 1 small onion, 1^ cups boil-
ing water, ^ bay leaf. Cook onion in the butter until well
browned, then remove it, add flour, seasonings and boiling
water. Keep hot and baste tenderloins frequently. — Mrs. G.
Two cups whole wheat bread crumbs, 2 cups ground wal-
nuts, 2 eggs well beaten, 1 pint milk, 3 tablespoons butter, 1
tablespoon mazola oil,, pinch salt. Put together in the order
given. Form into a loaf and bake 30 minutes ; baste with
butter and a little water. — Mrs. O. Braun.
Take 2 fitting sparerib pieces, and fill with prunes (soaked
in water), small pieces of apples, a handful of bread crumbs,
sugar and a little cinnamon, and a small piece of butter. Salt
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the meat, place filling between the meat and sew together.
Put into a pan with water and bake 2 hours in self-basting
pan. — Mrs. O. Kleppisch.
Buy 2 large sides of spareribs. Make a stuffing of diced
apples, I package raisins, 2 eggs, bread crumbs, pepper, salt,
cinnamon and a little sugar. Put stuffing between the ribs
and bake in oven. Herbs may also be added to filling. This is
a good substitute for turkey. — Mrs. W. H. Jacobs.
One cup cooked veal chopped fine, 1 tablespoon butter and
1 tablespoon flour mixed cold, a little salt, pepper, parsley,
onion chopped ; then pour ^ cup hot milk over all, stir smooth,
add veal, stir and let cool. Roll balls in cracker crumbs and
tgg and fry in hot lard. — Mrs. H. G. Tischer.
Two eggs, 1^ pounds chopped veal and pork a little celery
or celery seed, ^ cup cracker crumbs, salt, pepper, and milk
enough to moisten. Form in a loaf, bake, basting with tomato
juice or sour cream. — Miss L. Gansz.
Breast of Veal.
Get a veal breast and have a pocket cut in. Take a stale
white bread soak in water, drain water off. Beat 2 eggs light,
add a little browned butter, a little parsley, some grated nut-
meg and salt to taste. Stir all together and fill into pocket ;
sew up the end of pocket. Baste with butter and put in oven.
— Mrs. C. Sommer.
Veal Cutlets with Tomato Sauce.
Bread cutlets, and fry brown. Tomato sauce : Fry, but do
not brown, tablespoon fat, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 finely chopped
onion, add 1 cup of tomato pulp, which has been carefully
strained, cup water, 1 stalk finely chopped celery. Let boil a
few minutes then season to taste. — Mrs. Mandel Z.
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One slice raw ham, 2 large slices of veal from the leg, 1
onion, 1 bay leaf, about 1 cup sour milk. Make a sandwich by
placing the ham between the veal slices. Place in a small
roaster, adding the onion, bay leaf, and about 1 cup hot
water. Bake in a medium oven until tender, then add the
sour milk ; bake about 10 minutes longer.
This is also very good when prepared with tomatoes,
omitting the sour milk. Place meat in pan, add onion, bay-
leaf, i cup hot water and 1 can tomatoes. Bake until tender.
— Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Take neat pieces of cold veal cut thin, dust them with a
seasoning of nutmeg, mace, salt and cayenne, and sprinkle
with a little lemon juice. Melt butter in a pan and fry veal
slightly. Arrange on a hot dish. To the butter left in pan
add 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or ketchup, | teaspoon
anchovy essence. Stir until thoroughly hot. Pour over veal,
and serve with little rolls or fried bacon, fried bread and
slices of lemon. — Mrs. F. Ingham.
One Piece" Luncheons.
Boston Baked Beans.
Soak 1 quart navy beans in cold water over night ; boil in
fresh water next morning. When they begin to soften, drain
the water off and put beans in a bean pot or a gallon stone
jar. Add 1 pound lean salt pork cut in pieces. 1 teaspoon dry
mustard mixed with ^ cup good molasses, 1 small can toma-
toes strained, and enough boiling water to cover beans. Add
salt, if necessary, and more water also. Bake from 4 to 5 hours
in slow oven. — Mrs. Klipp.
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Baked Beans with Ketchup.
After soaking 1 quart of beans for a while put on to boil
with 1 pound bacon cut in small pieces. Boil until hull begins
to split, then pour into baking dish with all the liquor. Add
2 to 3 tablespoons sugar and 4 teaspoons mustard. Bake about
2 hours or until well done. Last of all add a 25-cent bottle of
Heinz ketchup. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Creamed Chipped Beef with Noodles.
Two cups boiled noodles, 2 cups milk, 1 cup chipped beef, 1
tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons flour. Mix flour and butter
together, add milk, cook until creamy, then add the beef and
lastly the noodles. — Mrs. H. A. Zorn.
Chili Con Carne.
One-half pound round steak cut into cubes, J pound pork
cut in cubes, 1 carrot diced, 1 onion diced, 2 potatoes diced,
1 green pepper, 1 pinch red pepper. Simmer till tender; then
add 1 can red kidney beans drained, 1 can tomato soup, 1 stalk
celery. If liked, 3 slices of bacon, cut in cubes and fried brown,
may be added with the bacon fat. — Miss A. H. Rehm.
Chili Con Came.
Three-quarter pound beef, either shoulder or end of the
round, 5 cent soup bone, a No. 2 can of tomatoes, IJ cups of
chili beans, or kidney beans. Place soup bone in pot and
cover with water; cook slowly like soup. Cut beef into very
small pieces, fry until brown, add water and stew about an
hour. Remove bone from soup, cut off meat if any and put
back in the pot, add the stewed beef with the gravy, small
piece of onion, salt, pepper, and the heated tomatoes. Put
the beans on to cook in a separate pot at the same time you
cook the soup bone. Allow the beans to boil up, pour water
off and add fresh water ; cook till half done. Then stir beans
into meat and tomatoe mixture, add red pepper to taste, and
cook till beans are done. — Mrs. Arthur Emde.
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Cut into small pieces 1 pound each of steak, veal shoulder,
and pork shoulder. Brown a cup of onion in butter and add
meat. When hrown add 2 stalks celery, 1 can mushrooms, 1
tablespoon molasses, a little salt and 1 cup water. Let it stew
over a slow fire IJ hours, adding water as needed. — Mrs. H. A.
Cut into small pieces 1 pound pork from the shoulder and
1 pound veal from the leg. Mix and fry slowly for ^ hour.
Then add 2 tablespoons molasses and small teaspoon salt.
Fry 10 minutes more then add 2 cups onions cut into eighths,
2 cups celery cut into small pieces and fry all for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with flour several times during process. Add a little
water, bring to a boil and serve with steamed rice. — Mrs. P.
Potato Loaf with Bacon and Peas.
Rub a bread tin thoroughly with bacon drippings, then
thickly as possible with dried bread crumbs. Pack in gently
1 quart of mashed potatoes and bake J hour in quick oven.
Unmold on platter, serve with a garnish on top of fried or
broiled bacon and radish roses. Surround with peas. — Mrs. A.
Sunday Evening Supper.
Raw cabbage cut fine mixed with mayonnaise dressing.
Form mountain on a large chop plate, place frankfurters
around standing upward and sweet potato balls around the
edge. — Mrs. O. Kleppisch.
Grind together 1 pound round steak and 1 cup bread
crumbs and season with salt and pepper. Cut out the inside
of a small head of cabbage and fill with the meat and bread
crumbs, then tie it up in a napkin and boil for 2 hours. Take
4 potatoes, 1 onion, 1 carrot and cut in cubes ; place these in
the kettle with cabbage and meat, and boil until tender. Re-
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move napkin and cut cabbage and meat in slices. Arrange
vegetables around the meat and make a gravy of 1 cup milk,
1 cup stock seasoned with salt and pepper and parsley cut fine.
Thicken w^ith 1 tablespoon flour and pour over meat. — Mrs.
Filled Cabbage Leaves.
One medium head of cabbage, 1 cup rice, 1 small onion, 1^
pounds chopped meat. Soak rice for several hours in warm
water. Season meat as for meat balls, and add rice. Separate
cabbage and scald the leaves until they are soft. Place on
each loaf some of the meat and rice mixture, then roll up leaf
and pin together with toothpicks. Brown some flour in a
pan, add water enough to make a nice gravy, season ; then
add the onion, the cabbage rolls, rest of the cabbage cut up
fine, a few caraway seeds and cook slowly until done. — Mrs.
Cut raw ham into small pieces and place in baking dish.
On top of ham, place small round potatoes. Season with
pepper, pour in enough milk to cover potatoes and bake slowly
about 1 hour. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Scalloped Ham with Vegetables.
Two slices ham, large potatoes sliced, 2 carrots sliced, 1
onion sliced, 1 bunch parsley, 1 pint milk, salt and pepper.
Put layer of vegetables in buttered baking dish, then a layer
of ham, rest of vegetables and cover with ham. Pour milk
over all and bake in slow oven. — Helen Lindau.
One Pan Pork Chop Dinner.
Six or more lean pork chops, 6 medium sized peeled sweet
or Irish potatoes, 6 onions if liked, 6 peeled, cored and halved
apples, 1^ cups stock or boiling water. Put pork chops in
roasting pan, arrange potatoes, onions and apples around and
over them, add stock or water, season with salt and pepper
and bake in moderate oven for fully 1^ hours. Turn vege-
tables and baste often. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
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Cauliflower with Sausages.
Wash well and separate a cauliflower. Boil till tender,
being careful to keep each flowerlet whole. Then stir gently
in a cream sauce till each peace is well coated. Put on round
chop plate and surround with tiny sausages which have been
baked or fried brown. — AHcia K. Steinhoff.
Fry 1 tablespoon of chopped onion golden brown in 1
tablespoon of butter, add 1 pound of lean veal cut into inch
pieces, i teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 tablespoon flour,
and stir until slightly browned. Then add 1 cup of stock or
water, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add 1 cup of diced raw
potatoes, cook 15 minutes longer and serve. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Stewed Pork with Vegetables.
Boil 2 pounds of lean pork about Jhour, then add 1 quart
of more of carrots diced and boil about | hour more. Then
add 1 quart of more potatoes diced, 1 small onion cut fine,
salt and pepper, and boil ^ hour more till tender. Thicken
with a little cornstarch dissolved in milk or water, or serve
without thickening. — Mrs. W. H. Jacobs.
, Baked Hash.
Butter a baking dish or casserole, put in a layer of sliced
potatoes, then a layer of chopped meat left-overs and a few
slices of onion ; repeat alternately until all is used. Pour over
all 2 well beaten eggs and enough milk to cover. Bake about
30 to 45 minutes. — Olga T. Bohnsack.
One package of spaghetti, 1 can of tomatoes, 2 large
onions cut into small dice, 1 large green pepper cut into dice,
4 sHces of bacon cut in squares, 1 pound of ground beef. Boil
spaghetti in boiling salt water till tender; drain and blanch in
cold water. Fry bacon in spider. Salt and pepper beef and
shape into small balls, about size of walnut. Fry them in
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bacon grease ; when meat is browned, add onions and peppers
and fry about 15 minutes. Then pour with tomatoes over
spaghetti which has been put in sauce pan; let simmer 15 to
20 minutes. When serving sprinkle with grated cheese. —
Mrs. W. H. Mampe.
Sausage in Potato Boxes.
Parboil the sausages 2 minutes, pricking them in a few
places with a large darning needle. Arrange in a tin pan in
a close row and set in the oven to finish cooking and brown.
Press hot boiled potatoes through a ricer on to a heated platter
and mold quickly with 2 spoons into a square shape, hollow-
ing the center and making the sides straight. Drain the sau-
sages and put in boxes, arranging in a row ; serve hot. Garnish
with fried tomatoes and a few sprigs of parsley. — Mrs. E. S.
Take 1 J pounds each of beef and lamb, cut in cubes ; put
on to boil with enough water to cover and season to taste.
Prepare 8 small sized onions, 6 small carrots, 12 potatoes, cut
in cubes. When meat is partly done, skim carefully and add
vegetables. Let stew until tender. Thicken gravy if desired.
— Mrs. Mandel Z.
Six carrots, 6 potatoes, 6 onions ; cover with water and
boil until done. Form 1 pound chopped round steak in balls
size of an egg, season and drop in stew ; bqil 10 minutes. Add
1 tablespoon flour, blend with 1 tablespoon butter. — Helen
Luncheon Corn Dish.
One can corn, J pound chopped (not ground) boiled ham,
i cup chopped celery, 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper, salt
and pepper. Mix all together with a thick white sauce, place
in casserole and bake in oven. Garnish with sliced hard-boiled
eggs. — Lucia Koke Knowlton.
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Boil piece of green pepper, tops of some celery with 1 pound
sweetbreads ; let partly cool in water, then pick sweetbreads
in small pieces, remove skin, and strain stock. Chop a cup of
oysters fine ; blend 2 tablespoons butter with flour and the
strained stock, add J cup cream ; just boil up and fill in
toasted bread squares made by hollowing out slices of bread
of 2-inch thickness. Remove crust, leave ^-inch bottom and
fill with sweetbreads. Serve with noodles and French peas,
salt and pepper to taste ; add a little onion salt. — Ada Wilson
Skin and core kidneys and cut them in slices. Melt 1 ounce
butter in a pan and fry in this 1 onion minced. Put in the
kidneys and fry for about 5 minutes, tossing them occasionally.
Sprinkle in rather less than 1 ounce of flour, stir it all for 3
or 4 minutes longer; add 1 gill brown stock, ^ cup vinegar,
and stir until it boils, then simmer gently for 10 minutes. Serve
on a wall of mashed potatoes with sauce around. Beef kid-
neys will answer for this dish, only requiring to simmer longer
in the gravy. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
Stuffed Peppers a La Josephine.
Mix well together 1 pound chopped beef, 8 cents salt-pork
cut in cubes, J teaspoon cloves, ^ teaspoon white pepper, 1
teaspoon salt, and ^ cup raw rice. Cut the tops off 6 green
peppers, remove seeds, and stuff with the mixture. Make meat
balls out of the filling that is left. Into an iron pot put 1
tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon flour, an onion, and let brown.
Then add 1 cup water ; when smooth add 1 can strained toma-
toes. Put the peppers and meat balls in the gravy and let
simmer for 1 hour. — Mrs. O'Rourke.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 33
Twenty-five heads of asparagus, 3 eggs, 8 tablespoons flour,
2 large tablespoons butter, 2 large tablespoons minced ham, 3
tablespoons milk, salt and pepper. Break off the green heads
as far as it is tender in ^ inch pieces, add the beaten eggs,
sift in the flour, add ham, mix in the butter which must be
melted but not hot, a little at a time, add milk and seasoning.
Pour into well buttered mould, tie up carefully and plunge
into boiling water. Boil 2 hours. Water must be kept boil-
ing constantly. Will serve 4 or 5 persons. Excellent with
roast meat. — Mrs. F. Ingham.
Three tablespoons butter, when melted add 2i tablespoons
flour, J teaspoon salt and a few grains cayenne. When smooth
add 1 cup milk slowly, stirring until sauce is boiled. Then add
1 can asparagus tips cut in pieces and the liquor from the
can, 4 hard boiled eggs, cut lengthwise and 1 pimento cut in
squares. — Olga T. Bohnsack.
Steamed Fried Cabbage.
Fifteen minute dish. Chop cabbage fine, fry some good
bacon, remove the slices, then put the cabbage in the bacon
grease. Cook, stirring often. When done, add i cup of
cream. Serve hot. — Mrs. Anna A. Jaekel.
Boil a cabbage 15 minutes in boiling water, drain, add fresh
water and boil until tender. Then chop fine, add 3 tablespoons
milk, or cream, 1 tablespoon butter, 2 beaten eggs, salt and
pepper. Mix well and bake brown. — Helen Lindau.
Cut 1 head cabbage fine, add 3 good sized sour apples,
which have been peeled and chopped fine, enough water to
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cover, ^ pound lean bac©n, | cup vinegar, ] cup sugar, and
let simmer from 2} to 3 hours. Eat with pork roast. — Mrs.
Red Cabbage (French Style).
Choose a medium sized, very firm head of cabbage and
shave it up as for cold slaw^. In a large sauce pan put 2 table-
spoons butter, one scant tablespoon sugar, ^ of a cup of vine-
gar, i dozen cloves (tied in a piece of muslin), 1 teaspoon salt,
and I teaspoon pepper. When steaming add the cabbage,
cover closely and cook until tender, about 1 hour. — Mrs.
After cutting out the root and heart from a good sized
cabbage head, pick off several of the outer leaves and boil the
remainder in salted water for 10 to 12 minutes ; then remove
it from the fire, open the leaves carefully, so as not to break
them ; then season the cabbage with salt and pepper, and fill
the insides of the leaves with a nice stuffing or sausage force-
meat. Close them up, and tie the cabbage so that none of
the stufifing escapes ; then lay it in a pan ; add 1 cup of car-
rots, 1 cup of onions, a piece of pork, and 1 cupful of white
broth. Cover with a little fat from the soup stock ; lay a but-
tered paper on top and let cook for 1 hour in Oven, basting it
occasionally. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Scrape 1 quart carrots and cut into match sticks ; then
boil in salted water till tender. Drain off the water, add i
cup vinegar, f cup sugar and 1 large tablespoon butter. Cook
the carrots till they have a clear, transparent appearance ;
then serve. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Sweet Corn Pudding.
One can sweet corn, 3 eggs beaten light, 3 tablespoons
melted butter, | cup milk, 2 tablespoons flour, salt and pepper.
Pour mixture in buttered baking dish and bake in a hot oven
I of an hour. — Mrs. R. J. Frank.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 35
Cut the corn from the cob and fry in a little butter, stir
often, add salt and pepper and when nicely browned add a
little cream. Do not boil after the cream is added.
One can corn, 1 cup flour, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon baking pow-
der, 1 teaspoon salt. Sift flour, salt and baking powder to-
gether, beat the eggs and add them to corn, add flour and drop
by spoonfuls in hot fat. Fry until brown and serve hot. — Miss
One medium sized eggplant, 1 large onion, 1 tomato, 1 or
2 white tender sprays of celery, ^ cup of rice, lump of butter
the size of an tgg. Cut the eggplant into small pieces and
boil 10 minutes, drain thoroughly, then add the onion, celery
and tomato, chopped as fine as possible ; then add the rice and
about a quart of water boiling hot. Cook about 1^ hours,
then add the butter and a little salt and pepper to taste, then
let it simmer for 20 minutes. — Mrs. D. Wagner.
Egg Plant Pudding.
Take 1^ pounds of beef, pork or veal chopped and 2 egg
plants. Cut egg plants in slices, salt, dredge in flour, and fry
them. Put a layer of egg plant in a pan, then a layer of meat
and continue till it is all used. Add either fresh or canned
tomatoes, strained, salt and pepper and roast in oven. — Mrs.
Stuffed Egg Plant.
Cut a good sized egg plant into halves and scoop out the
center, leaving a wall ^ inch in thickness. To the portion
taken out add 3 peeled tomatoes and chop together. Season
w^ith 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion 1 teaspoon salt, J tea-
spoon pepper, a pinch of nutmeg and 2 tablespoons of fine
bread crumbs. Fill the shells with the mixture, pour over
each half 1 tablespoon melted butter, sprinkle with bread
crumbs and bake | hour in a moderate oven. — Mrs. R.
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Put li cups broken macaroni in boiling, salted water and
boil 20 minutes. Remove from fire, add 1 tablespoon grated
cheese, a little pepper, butter size of an Qgg, and 1 cup boiling
milk. Bake in hot oven for 30 minutes and serve in vegtable
dishes. Cut 2 hard boiled eggs in two, place a half on each
dish in center of macaroni and sprinkle cut parsley around
egg. This will serve 4 persons. — Mrs. M. Eckhart.
Two cups cold mashed potatoes. Beat to a white cream
with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Add 2 eggs whipped very
light and a scant 2 cups of cream or milk, salting to taste.
Beat all well, pour into dish and bake in hot oven till nicely
browned. Should come out light, puffy and delectable. — Mrs.
E. H. Pierce.
For this you will need a vegetable cutter. Select large
potatoes, pare them and press the vegtable cutter in one end
of the potato. When all are cut, soak them in cold water a
few minutes ; drain, drop them into gently boiling water and
cook 12 minutes. Drain off the water, add 1 tablespoon butter,
a little salt and pepper and toss the potatoes over the fire
until covered with the melted butter. Sprinkle with minced
parsley and serve very hot. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
A Toothsome Potato Dish.
Slice a large white onion into a vegetable dish ; lay on the
slices of onion hot boiled potatoes sliced ; put on the potatoes a
layer of bacon fried crisp. Pour over all 4 tablespoons hot
bacon grease, set in the oven for only a few minutes, then
serve. — Mrs. E, S. Berndt.
Peel potatoes, slice very thin and drop into boiling water.
Let boil 10 minutes; drain, add salt, pepper, a little butter and
J or i cup hot cream according to quantity of potatoes.
Chopped parsley may also be added. Serve at once. — Alicia K.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK Zl
Sweet Potatoes with Cream.
Wash and scrub 4 large sweet potatoes and boil them.
When done scrape off the skin, cut into quarters or eighths
and put them in a saucepan with 1 heaping tablespoon butter,
\ teaspoon salt, \ teaspoon pepper, 1 tablespoon sugar and
I cup of rich cream. Cover closely and stand at the side of
the fire for 15 minutes, shaking frequently. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Candied Sweet Potatoes.
Wash, scrub and parboil the potatoes. Scrape off the skin
and cut them into -J-inch slices. Arrange in layers in a
greased baking dish, putting over each layer bits of butter, a
pinch of salt, a little granulated sugar and a few drops of
water. For a good dishful about | of a cup of sugar, 2 table-
spoons butter and 2 tablespoons w^ater will be needed. Bake
slowly in a moderate oven until they are browned on top and
candied all through ; this will take about an hour. — Mrs. R.
Choose red or green peppers of even size and of round
rather than long shape. Cut off the tops, remove seeds and
veins, cover with boiling water and parboil for 5 minutes.
Drain, fill with the stuffing, arrange in a baking dish, pour in
any good stock \ inch deep and bake 30 minutes in a hot
Stuffing. — Chop very fine sufficient cold roast chicken to
make | cupful. Add \\ cups soaked bread crumbs, 1 large
tomato skinned and cut fine or \ cup canned tomato, \
medium sized onion chopped fine, 1 heaping tablespoon butter
melted, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1 raw ^ZZ^ ^^<^ 3. scant
i teaspoon salt. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Stuffed Green Peppers.
Six large green peppers, 1 pound chopped beef, \ pound
chopped pork. Cut tops off peppers, remove seeds and white
pulp. Put them in dish, scald with hot water and let stand
10 minutes. Add a little soaked white bread to keep meat
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together and stuff peppers with the mixture. Cook 1 hour in
following sauce : Melt, but do not brown, 1 tablespoon but-
ter, add 1 heaping cooking spoon flour, 1 can tomatoes, 2 table-
spoons sugar and salt to taste. Put peppers in sauce and add
enough water to float peppers in pot. — Mrs. R. Liss.
Green Peas with Bacon.
Two quarts shelled green peas, 2 onions, 1 handful parsley,
2 pounds bacon, 2 tablespoons flour, two glasses water, salt
and pepper to taste. Cut the bacon in dices and brown in a
sauce pan ; sprinkle with flour ; then add the water, peas,
onions (whole), parsley (tied), and cook for 50 minutes.
When done take out onions and parsley and serve.
Turnip Cups with Peas.
Steam or boil medium sized turnips till tender; scoop out
center till only a shell remains. Have ready green peas cooked
tender or use canned peas, to which have been added butter,
salt and pepper. Fill the turnip cups with peas and pour
over all a white sauce. Carrots may be used instead of tur-
nips. Use the scooped out portion in soup or vegetable salad.
— Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Rice and Cheese.
One-half cup rice, J pound American cheese, | cup strained
tomatoes, a few bread crumbs. Cook rice in salt water.
When tender place a layer in pan, then a layer of cheese
cubes, another layer of rice, tomatoes, dot top w^th butter,
sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake 20 minutes in a rather
hot oven. Serve hot. — Mrs. W. Schilke.
Wash I peck swiss chard till clean and let stand in cold
water for 3 to 4 hours. Then boil for 25 minutes, drain and
chop fine. Cut salt pork or bacon in cubes and fry brown.
Pour drippings and cubes over swiss chard and serve. Spin-
ach can also be prepared in this way. — Josephine O'Rourke.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 39
Wash 6 tomatoes, cut a thin sUce from the stem end and
scoop out all the pulp. Sprinkle the inside of tomatoes with
salt. Mix the pulp with 6 crackers rolled fine, salt and pepper
to taste and onions chopped fine, if liked. Fill the tomatoes
with this mixture, place | teaspoon butter on top of each and
bake from 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with boiled rice and the
melted butter left from baked tomatoes. — Mrs. F. Kasang.
Use firm ripe tomatoes. Wash and wipe them dry, and cut
a small hole in the blossom end and remove the inside, being
careful not to break the sides. Mince finely some boiled or
roasted chicken or veal, add the tomato pulp, chopped nuts,
a little celery and onion, and season with salt, cayenne, lemon
juice and parsley; and add sufficient bread crumbs to make
a rather stiff mixture. Stuff the tomatoes with the mixture,
place in well buttered pan, and bake until tender, basting with
melted butter. Dish carefully and garnish with parsley. —
Twelve ripe, firm tomatoes, 1 pound chopped meat (pork
and beef), 1 tablespoon raw rice, 1 onion, a little parsley cut
fine, 1 or 2 eggs, salt and pepper. Wash tomatoes, cut top
open, but not off, leaving a lid, scoop out insides ; put pulp
taken out in pan and stew. Mix meat, onion, rice, eggs and
seasoning together and fill the tomatoes, but not too full.
Push down lid and set all in a large kettle with a wide bot-
tom. Brown 2 tablespoons butter, 2 heaping tablespoons flour
with a little onion ; add the tomatoes that have been stewing
and stir until smooth. Strain and pour over the filled toma-
toes ; simmer very slowly until done. Add a little more water
if needed and seasoning. Do not stir but give the kettle a few
turns so it will not burn. — Mrs. G. Lemar.
One cup chopped carrots, 1 cup bread crumbs, 1 cup
chopped nuts, 1 cup chopped tomatoes. Season to taste, put
in bread pan and bake f hour. — Mrs. O. T. Bohnsack.
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Thousand Island Dressing.
One t^^ yolk, pinch of salt, cup of oil, 3 tablespoons chili
sauce, 1 green pepper. Beat ^gg thoroughly, add oil slowly
and continue beating constantly in one direction. Thin with
cream and add chili sauce and peppers chopped fine. — Mrs.
Thousand Island Dressing.
Two teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons catsup,
2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons of vinegar, a pinch of salt.
Shake in paprika, \ cup of olive oil, small piece of ice. —
To the yolks of 4 eggs add slowly 4 tablespoons oil, then 4
tablespoons vinegar. Stir over the fire till it thickens ; when
cooled add 4 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons sugar,
mustard to taste and lastly 1 cup whipped cream. Butter may
be used instead of oil. This makes quite a little. — Mrs. H. G.
Rub the bowl with a bruised clove of garlic ; add | teaspoon
salt, ^ teaspoon pepper, J teaspoon paprika, and 6 tablespoons
olive oil. Beat thoroughly, then add 2 to 3 tablespoons vine-
gar slowly and continue beating until thickened. A piece of
ice put into the bowl while stirring will aid in chilling the
mixture. — Alicia K. Steinhoflf.
To a French Dressing add 1 mild green pepper finely
chopped, and 2 tablespoons finely chopped Spanish onion. —
Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Russian Salad Dressing.
To a French Dressing add the yolks of 2 hard boiled eggs
chopped, 1 green pepper chopped, and 1 tablespoon catsup.
Just before serving beat hard for a few minutes. — Alicia K.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 41
Fruit Salad Dressing.
Beat 4 egg yolks with J cup honey and the grated rind and
juice of 1 lemon until light. Put in double boiler and boil
until thick; when nearly cold add 12 marshmallows cut in
pieces. Let stand until cold. When ready to serve add ^
pint whipping cream which has been whipped stiff. — Mrs. W.
Fruit Salad Dressing.
One egg, 2 level tablespoons sugar, 2 level tablespoons
lemon juice, and 2 level tablespoons pineapple or orange juice.
Beat the egg, add sugar and fruit juices and cook in a double
boiler, stirring constantly until thickened. Cool and combine
with salad. Excellent with any combination of fruits. — Mrs.
H. A. Zorn.
Fruit Salad Dressing.
The juice of 3 lemons, juice of 2 oranges, 3 eggs, J cup
sugar. Boil slowly till clear and add 1 cup whipped cream.
Delicious. — Mrs. Chas. North.
One-half teaspoon paprika, J teaspoon salt, J teaspoon black
pepper, 2 teaspoons powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons olive oil,
3 tablespoons vinegar. Mix together and chill with ice be-
fore adding vinegar. — Mrs. F. Neyendorf.
Mix 1 teaspoonful of salt, 1 teaspoonful of flour, 1 tea-
spoonful mustard, 1 tablespoonful of sugar and 2 tablespoonful
of butter. Then add the beaten yolks of 2 eggs, | cup cream
and lastly J cup vinegar ; cook over hot water until it thickens.
Chill before using. — Mrs. Anna A. Jaekel.
Nonpareil Salad Dressing.
Yolks of 8 eggs well beaten, 1 cupful of white sugar, ^
cup of rich cream, 1 tablespoon of mustard, 1 tablespoon salt,
1 tablespoon pepper. Mix thoroughly, then put over fire 1^
pints vinegar and J cupful butter. If vinegar is too strong
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dilute with water. Let boil, then pour over the other in-
gredients, stirring all the time. Put back over the fire and
let boil for 15 minutes. Mrs. Hunt.
Yolks of 4 eggs beaten light, 1 tablespoon sugar, scant
tablespoon salt, scant tablespoon mustard, pinch of red pepper.
Mix with J cup weak vinegar, stir with the eggs. Cook in
double boiler; while hot, add butter size of a walnut. When
cold add i cup cream. — Mrs. R. Baur.
Boiled Salad Dressing.
One tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon
sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon mustard, J cup vinegar, 1
cup milk, 3 eggs. Melt the butter and add the flour, stir until
it is smooth, add the milk, let it come to a boil, stirring con-
stantly. Add the seasoning to the eggs and beat them, add
the vinegar a little at a time. Add this to the other ingre-
dients and cook in a double boiler until it thickens. Use it
cold. — Clara Rauschert.
Boiled Salad Dressing.
Two eggs, i cup vinegar, ^cup water, ^ cup sugar, 1
heaping teaspoon dry mustard and 1 heaping teaspoon corn-
starch. Boil until thick. After removing from fire add a good
sized piece of butter. Thin with cream as used. — Mrs. H. A.
Two well beaten eggs, 2 tablespoons of sugar, ^ cup of
vinegar, J cup of water mixed with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
Beat hard, boil until thick. — Mrs. G. Massman.
Boiled Salad Dressing.
One cup vinegar, add a little water, 1 teaspoon mustard, 2
tablespoons flour scant, 2 eggs, separate ; butter size of an egg,
sugar to taste and a little salt. Mix the mustard, flour, salt
and sugar, add the beaten yolks of eggs, then add vinegar
and boil in double boiler until thick. After it is off the fire,
add beaten whites of eggs. — Mrs. E. Koretke.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 43
One can peas, J pound cheese, any kind, 2 large onions,
I dozen large pickles, sour or dill. Strain peas, dice cheese,
onions and pickles (sugar pickles, if sour), and mix with
mayonnaise dressing. — Mrs. C. F. Teuchert.
Cook 3 frankfurter sausages for a few minutes in boiling
water. Chill these and cut into very thin slices. Slice 4
medium size cold potatoes and 1 small white onion, half a
dozen firm pickles and stir this mixture lightly with 4 table-
spoons of French dressing. — Mrs. A. Steging.
Ruby Apple Salad.
Make a syrup of 3 cups sugar and 3 cups water, to which
add enough red stick candy or red cinnamon drops to give a
rich red color. When candy is dissolved add 8 to 10 sweet
apples, peeled and cored, and simmer slowly until apples are
tender and ruby colored. Drain and cool ; fill center with
chopped nuts and celery, place on lettuce leaves, and pour a
fruit salad dressing over them. Pears may also be used this
way. — Mrs. W. C. Hinrichs.
Asparagus and Tomato Salad.
Chill as many tomatoes as needed ; skin and scoop out cen-
ter. Chill on ice till very firm. Have ready asparagus tips
about 3 inches long. Dust the inside of tomatoes with salt
and pepper, then stand 4 or 5 tips in each tomato. Place on
lettuce and pour over each a mayonnaise or boiled dressing. —
Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Peel bananas and cut each into 4 parts, lengthwise. Roll
each part in lemon juice, then in finely chopped nuts. Pile log-
cabin fashion on lettuce leaves and pour over it a mayonnaise
or boiled dressing. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
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Bean Celery Salad.
One pint of pork and beans, 4 tablespoons celery cut in
small pieces, 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion, ^ cup salad
dressing mixed with J cup whipped cream. Serve on lettuce
and garnish with olives. — Mrs. R. Baur.
Take 4 or 5 good sized pickled beets and chop or cut up
in small pieces, some English celery cut up in small pieces and
mix with pepper and salt, place in a salad bowl. Now take
4 hard boiled eggs, chop the whites up and place in circle
around the edge of the bowl. Take the yellow and mash with
fork and place in center. Garnish with celery leaves.
Dressing. — 2 eggs beaten, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and
pepper, 1 tablespoon vinegar. Beat together and pour on
salad. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Cabbage and Beet Salad.
Chop a medium sized head of cabbage fine and add to it
half as many chopped beets, boiled and allowed to cool. To
2 quarts of this mixture add a small cupful of horseradish or
a 5c bottle. Put in white sugar and salt to taste. Cover all
with vinegar and allow it to stand for 24 hours before serv-
ing. — Mrs. A. Steging.
Cold Slaw Salad.
Wash a cabbage and lay in iced water, slightly salted for
an hour or two. Then drain, cut into shreds, adding a stalk
of celery, and 3 apples (also cut into bits). Then cover all
with a cream dressing. — Mrs. Anna A. Jaekel.
Mash a cream cheese, add chopped nuts, salt, and moisten
with boiled dressing, stuff the mixture into the hollow part
of crisp celery. Serve as usual or cut up in inch pieces and
serve on lettuce with boiled dressing. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 45
Cut celery into small pieces, add walnuts and mix with
cream salad dressing. Add dressing just before serving else
it will get watery. — Mrs. W. H. Jacobs.
Cut Cassaba melon in shape of banana or in heart shapes ;
put finely chopped white grapes (can be bought, seeded,
in cans for salad) around edge, in center put pomegranate
seeds. Serve with French dressing. — Ada Wilson Bohnsack.
Boil a chicken tender ; skin and cut all meat into small
pieces. Cut up 2 large stalks celery, 1 can peas, 1 sweet red
pepper cut fine ; mix and add mayonnaise dressing. Serve on
lettuce leaves. — Mrs. Sodemann.
Cut cold chicken in dice, add i as much celery and serve
with a boiled dressing. — Mrs. Mandel Z.
One fine large chicken boiled tender and chopped, 12 eggs
boiled hard, 6 stuffed pickled peppers chopped, 1 cup melted
butter or salad oil ; 3 cups chopped celery, 1 teaspoon ground
pepper, 2 tablespoons black mustard ground, 1 cup vinegar.
Rub the yolks of the eggs with the butter or salad oil. If the
chicken is fat, the oil taken from the water in which it is
boiled is better than the salad oil. Chop the whites of the
eggs. Put all the ingredients together, and work it until it is
thoroughly mixed. If you cannot get the celery use white cab-
bage, and put celery seed in the cup of vinegar that you are
going to use and let it stand over night. Other pickles can be
used with some pepper sauce instead of the stuffed peppers.
This recipe will make nearly a gallon of salad and will keep
for days in a cool place. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
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Mock Chicken Salad.
Two pounds veal from the leg, boil in one piece until done,
let cool. Cut in dice. Measure meat and add an equal amount
of celery, cut in dice. Dressing. — § cup vinegar, ^ cup
water, | cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1
tablespoon flour, 2 eggs. Mix thoroughly and cook in double
boiler until thick. When cool stir in a cup of cream and add
to the salad. Serve on lettuce leaves. — Miss Clara Mertz.
Four ripe tomatoes, 1 can w^hite asparagus, 2 stalks celery,
small, 1 green pepper. Cut tomatoes in slices, dice celery and
peppers. Serve on lettuce leaf and cover with boiled or may-
onnaise dressing. — Mrs. H. Trippler.
One can peas, 2 stalks celery cut fine, 1 sweet red pepper
cut fine, 6 hard boiled eggs cut in pieces. Mix with mayon-
naise. — Mrs. Sodemann.
Crabmeat a La Cardinal.
Shred crabmeat, add cut up celery, a little onion, minced
green pepper, and seasoning to taste. Cut white bread in
circles, place one round of bread on a lettuce leaf, place a
hollowed out tomato, or a thick slice of tomato, on bread ;
fill tomato with the crab mixture and pour over all a mayon-
naise dressing. — Alicia K. Steinhoflf.
To 2 apples take 1 banana and i cup dates ; cut all in
small pieces. Add a little lemon and orange juice and mix
with dressing to which whipped cream has been added. — Miss
Shred crisp lettuce leaves, place on salad plates, then lay
slices of hard boiled egg on the lettuce and grate cheese over
all. Dust with paprika and serve with French dressing. — Mrs.
H. F. Rente.
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One dozen boiled eggs, 1 can pimentoes, 1 large bottle
stuffed olives, 5 cents worth of sweet pickles, 1 small onion. ^
Chop each ingredient separately, then mix and serve with
White Sauce. — To 2 tablespoons butter, melted, add 2 table-
spoons flour, I teaspoon salt, a little pepper, and 1 cup milk.
Let cook till thick. — Mrs. Mandel Z.
Egg Salad with Salmon Mayonnaise.
Hard boil 6 or 8 eggs, remove shells and chill on ice. Rub
i cup of canned salmon to a paste, add to 1 cup of mayonnaise
or boiled dressing into which has been beaten J cup cream.
Arrange crisp lettuce hearts in a nest on a shallow serving
dish. Cut eggs in eighths, pile them in center, sprinkle with
salt and pepper and pour over the prepared mayonnaise.
Sprinkle with finely chopped chives or paprika. — Alicia K.
Cut 4 hard boiled eggs in halves lengthwise, and to the
mashed yolks add 1 teaspoon melted butter, 2 teaspoons may-
onnaise dressing, 1 tablespoon ham ground fine, and salt.
Form into balls and fill space in each white. Arrange on let-
tuce. — Mrs. O. A. Skibbe.
Boil white fish, let cool, bone ; mix with celery and cucum-
bers and serve with dressing on lettuce leaves. — Mrs. R.
One pound grapes seeded and peeled, ^ pound walnuts, add
a little celery cut in small pieces, add apples cut fine to taste.
Mix with mayonnaise dressing. — Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
One can sliced pineapples, 1 can pears, 1 pound white
grapes, 3 oranges, and 2 boxes marshmallows. Mix with fruit
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salad dressing to which whipped cream has been added. — Mrs.
Whipped Cream Fruit Salad.
Two cups seeded white grapes, 2 cups chopped apples, 1
cup celery, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup marshmallows, cut
in pieces, 1| cup candied cherries. Whip 1 quart of cream,
sweetened slightly, add the juice of 1 lemon. Add dressing
just before serving. — Mrs. A. L. Dunfrund.
Twenty-four marshmallows, 1 can pineapple, 2 juicy apples,
6 oranges, lettuce leaves, 1 can white cherries may be added.
Cut fruit and marshmallows into small pieces, then mix and
chill. For dressing use 1 tablespoon butter, pinch of salt, 2
tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 2 eggs, ^ pint of
whipped cream. Beat up eggs in double boiler add vinegar,
sugar and salt and butter, then cook until thick. Cool and
add whipped cream. Mix with fruit and serve on lettuce
leaves. — Mrs. R. Baur.
Three medium sized beets, 2 cooked potatoes, J pound
cooked ham, 1 small onion, several stalks celery. Chop ingre-
dients fine, mix with cream dressing. Serve on bed of lettuce
and garnish with hard boiled eggs. — Mrs. Wm. Bohnsack.
Herring Salad Appetizer.
Lay 5 to 6 salt herring in fresh water over night. The
next morning clean them and cut in small pieces. Cut up 3
pounds cooked veal, 3 to 4 hard boiled eggs, 4 cooked beets, 2
large apples, pepper, a good i cup vinegar (if strong mix with
a little water), a little dry mustard and one tablespoon sugar.
No salt. Stir well together then put it in a covered jar for a
day. — Mrs. O. Kleppisch.
Herring Salad. ,
Clean and remove bones from 2 salt herring ; cut fine. Cut
in small jpieces 1 little onion, a bunch of celery, 3 hard boiled
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eggs, 4 boiled potatoes, 1 cucumber, and add 1 cup peas. Mix
all together and add 3 tablespoons vinegar. Line a bowl with
lettuce and fill with the salad. — Mrs. W. Brockschmidt.
This is a very palatable and also economical salad recipe,
as it can be prepared from all kinds of left-overs. Take 4 salted
herring that have been soaked for several hours before using,
skin and bone them ; 1^ pounds cold boiled meat (soup meat
preferred), about J this amount of cold boiled potatoes, 1
boiled celery root, 1 onion, 2 good sized pickles, 2 apples, and
run all through the food chopper. Add any kind of meat gravy
or extract, about ^ glass of any kind of jelly, 2 teaspoons pre-
pared mustard, scant ^ teaspoon pepper. Mix all this thor-
oughly, put into a large salad dish, and garnish top with four
hard boiled eggs (yolks and whites chopped separately for
the center). Use enough chopped pickled beets and pickles to
go around the edge. — Mrs. A. Streger.
Lax ham, boiled ham, veal tongue, martadella, servelat
sausage or any kind of sausage, also beets and celery. Mix
with mayonnaise. — Mrs. H. G. Tischer.
Kidney Bean Salad.
One onion size of an Qgg, 3 sour pickles, 5 cents worth of
walnuts, 1 can kidney beans, mayonnaise dressing. — Mrs.
Emil C. Weihe.
Kidney Bean Salad.
One can shrimps, 1 can kidney beans, and celery to suit
taste. Mix with mayonnaise dressing. — Mrs. W. C. Pfister.
Take as many heads of lettuce as needed. Cut lettuce fine,
then cut in slices 2 bunches radishes, 10 small onions, and 1
cucumber ; salt a little. Put in layers in a dish and dress
with oil and vinegar or with mayonnaise. — Mrs. O'Rourke.
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Lettuce Salad with Cream Dressing.
1 cup of thick, sweet cream, add § tablespoon vinegar and
^ cup sugar. Mix thoroughly with lettuce. Head-lettuce is
best. — Marie Doederlein.
Two cans lobster, 1 green pepper, 3 stalks celery, J can
pimentoes. Mix all together and serve on lettuce leaf with
dressing. Salmon and shrimp may also be used in the same
way. — Mrs. H. Trippler.
Arrange halves of fine large peaches, hollow side up on
salad plates covered with lettuce or endive, chop hearts of
celery and almonds ; moisten with mayonnaise and fill in
cavity of peach. Cover with another half peach to resemble
a whole peach, cover with mayonnaise, and over this a
rather soft cranberry jelly. Sprinkle with parsley. — Mrs. O.
Roast sweet peppers, then peel, and salt. Let stand a few
minutes, then add oil and vinegar. — Mrs. Roth.
Two tablespoons Knox's gelatine, ^ cup water, ^ cup
vinegar, juice of 1 lemon, 1 pint boiling water, ^ cup sugar,
1 teaspoon salt, 1 can peas, 6 sweet-sour pickles, 1 cup chopped
celery, J cup pimentoes. Soften gelatine in cold water ; mix
vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt and boiling water. Bring
all to boiling point and add softened gelatine. Let cool when
mixture begins to thicken add peas, celery, pimentoes and
pickles. Turn into large or individual moulds. Chill and
serve with mayonnaise dressing. — Olga T. Bohnsack.
One envelope Knox Sparkling Gelatine, | cup cold water,
I cup mild vinegar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 cups boiling
water, ^ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup finely shredded cab-
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bage, 2 cups celery cut in small pieces, 2 pimentoes. Soak
gelatine in cold water 5 minutes; add vinegar, lemon juice,
boiling water, sugar and salt. Strain and when mixture begins
to thicken, add remaining ingredients. iTurn into mould, first
dipped in cold water and chill. Remove to a bed of lettuce
or endive and garnish with mayonnaise or boiled dressing; or
cut mixture into cubes and serve in cases m(ade of red or
green peppers. — Ella Baerwald.
Place a thin slice of pineapple on a lettuce leaf; spread
cream cheese on the pineapple ; place star shaped pieces or
strips of pimento on top, and serve with boiled dressing. —
Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Soak prunes over night ; next day cook them, but not too
much. Take out stones and fill with walnut or pecan meats.
Put lettuce leaves on salad plates, add 3 prunes and dressing on
Dressing. — Boil together, stirring constantly, a small piece
of butter size of a walnut, 1 Ggg well beaten, | teaspoon salt,
1 tablespoon sugar, 1 scant teaspoon mustard, 3 tablespoons
vinegar. When smooth let cool and then add i cup milk. —
Mrs. F. Kasang.
One can salmon cut in small pieces, 12 small cucumber
pickles chopped, 1 very small head cabbage chopped fine, 2
eggs boiled hard and chopped. Mix all together thoroughly.
One can salmon, the skins and bones removed ; 1 cup
chopped celery, 1 grated onion, salt and pepper to taste.
Dressing. — One e:gg well beaten with | teaspoon mustard,
salt and 1 tablespoon sugar; boil with ^ cup vinegar until it
thickens, and add a lump of butter. Pour dressing, when cool,
over the salmon, mixing it thoroughly. Line a dish with let-
tuce, pour the mixture on it. Chop a boiled beet fine, sprinkle
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on top, and edge with, sliced egg, hard boiled. This dish can
be made in the morning and served any time during the day.
— Mrs. A. Steging.
Boil, skin, trim and slice, then cut in dice 1 fresh beef
tongue. Add the whites of 6 hard boiled eggs, and 3 stalks of
celery cut in small pieces, mix thoroughly with cream dress-
ing and serve.
Cream Dressing.-^Beat the yolks of 2 eggs and work
smooth with 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon mustard, 8 table-
spoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, a dash
of cayenne pepper, and lastly 1 cup well whipped cream. —
Mrs. A. Piepho.
Stuffed Tomato Salad.
After skinning tomatoes, scoop out insides and chop with
chicken livers or chicken meat, black walnuts, celery, onions,
mayonnaise, pepper and salt. Stuff the tomatoes and garnish
with stiff mayonnaise. — Alicia K. Steinholf.
One quart chopped apples, 1 quart chopped celery, and 1
cup walnuts. Mix with this dressing : yolks of 4 eggs, butter
size of an egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon mustard flour, a little
cayenne, i cup vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir all well,
put on stove to thicken, but don't let boil. When thick add 1
cup whipped cream, and mix with salad. — Mrs. Mandel Z.
One cup diced apples, 1 cup celery cut fine, 1 cup grape-
nuts. Mix apples and celery with fruit salad dressing at once
to prevent discoloration. Add grape-nuts and place on ice
until serving time. — Mrs. H. A. Zorn.
Sunday Night Salad.
Cut cold roast veal in ^-inch cubes, there should be 2 cups ;
wash and scrape celery and cut in thin slices, there should be
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. . J —
1^ cups ; chili until crisp in cold water, drain and dry. Remove
stones from 4 olives and finely chop them. Parboil J red
pepper 10 minutes, remove seeds and cut i the pepper in
strips, the remainder in fancy shapes. Mix veal, celery, olives,
pepper strips, and marinate with French dressing. Moisten
with cream salad dressing, mound in a bowl and mask with
dressing. Garnish with celery tips and peppers cut in fancy
shapes and cucumber pickles cut in strips. — Mrs. O. A. Skibbe.
Puddings and Desserts
One egg, J cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Whip
this to a foarr^, then add 1 pint boiling milk ; boil until thick,
lastly add 1 teaspoon vanilla. — Miss L. Gansz.
One cup powdered sugar, ^ cup butter, 1 tablespoon cream,
f teaspoon vanilla, i teaspoon lemon extract. Cream butter,
add cream, sugar and flavoring.
Stir together 1 cup white sugar, ^ cup butter until creamy
and light; add vanilla to taste or flavor with raspberry or
strawberry juice. The froth of an G:gg beaten stiff.
Mix thoroughly ^ cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour. Stir it
into 1 cup boiling water. Let boil ; when clear add 2 table-
spoons butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until butter is
melted. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Stir a heaping teaspoon of cornstarch into a little cold
water to a smooth paste; add a cup of boiling water with one
cup of sugar, a piece of butter size of an egg, boil together 10
minutes, remove from the fire, and when cool stir into it ^
cup of wine. — Mrs. O. Kleppisch.
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Angel Food Pudding.
One small cup sugar, 2 eggs well beaten, 1 apple diced,
^ cup seedless raisins dredged in 2 tablespoons of flour, 1
teaspoon baking powder, almond flavor to taste. Bake slowly
J hour and serve with whipped cream. This will serve 5 or 6
persons, as it is a very rich desert. — Mrs. Streger.
Baked Apple Dumplings.
Pare and core the apples. Make a baking powder biscuit
dough, a trifle stiffer than for biscuits. Roll on floured board
and cut in numbers of parts desired. Shape around apples
after sprinkling each with sugar and cinnamon. Bake a
golden brown and serve with any desired sauce such as a
jelly sauce or whipped cream. — Clara L. Kemnitz.
Heat 1 cup water and J cup sugar, to boiling point. Drop
into it 3 medium; sized apples peeled and sliced, cook slowly
until apples are tender, then lift the pieces out and put in
serving dish. Boil syrup down one half an pour over
apples. Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch, J cup sugar, 1 Qgg,
beaten well, 1 large cup milk ; cook slowly until thick and pour
around apples. Drop a little currant jelly in center. — Mrs. H.
Wipe oft', core and pare large sour apples. Put close to-
gether in a baking dish and fill each cavity with mince meat
prepared as for pies, but without apples. Bake in a slow oven
until apples are tender, and serve cold. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Cream | cup sugar with 1 tablespoon butter. Stir into 1
tablespoon flour the grated rind of 1 lemon ; mix with sugar
and butter. Pour this mixture in the spaces left by coring 6
apples. Place in a moderate oven and bake till soft. — Mrs.
F. C. Kramer.
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Baked Apples and Prunes.
Core apples and fill with prunes chopped fine, using sugar
to taste. Serve with whipped cream, if desired, — Mrs. F.
Core apples without peeling and place in a shallow pan.
Fill center of apples with light broAvn sugar. Sprinkle a little
cornstarch on bottom of pan, between apples, and pour on
water to come up about a quarter of an inch around apples.
Bake and serve with sauce that will be in the pan from the
cornstarch, sugar and water. — Mrs. Theo. Doering.
Boil about 5 apples to a pulp, sweetening to taste. When
cool place in a large bowl, together with the white of 1 egg,
juice of 1 lemon, and 1 cup of sugar. Beat the mixture about
30 minutes with a wire egg beater. The result is three times
the amount you started with, enough to serve 10 people. —
Apricot Whip. *
Boil 1 pound dried apricots till tender and sweeten to
taste. When cool whip very smooth, add the stiffly beaten
w^hites of 3 eggs and beat all well together. Serve with
whipped cream or with a custard made of the egg yolks and
thickened wdth cornstarch. — Mrs. Mandel Z.
Apricot Prune Desert.
Cook clear 1 cup tapioca in 2 quarts of boiling water, add
4 pound of prunes and J pound apricots. Sweeten to taste,
about i cup sugar. Stir occasionally. When cold serve with
cream. — Mrs. O. Kleppisch.
Wash and soak dried apricots, then simmer until soft. Add
enough sugar to sweeten and put through a coarse strainer.
Let stand until cold, then add bananas, cut fine, and serve with
whipped cream. — Mrs, W. Brockschmidt.
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Grate about | loaf of bread, cutting off the crust; pour
over it about a quart of scalded milk ; a piece of butter the size
of an egg; when cool add a teaspoon cinnamon, J cup sugar,
J cup raisins , and J teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a
little hot water. Beat 2 or 3 eggs very light and add last.
Turn all in well greased pudding dish and bake | of an hour.
Serve with hard sauce. This recipe may be steamed or boiled.
— Mrs. O. Kleppisch.
Chocolate Bread Pudding.
Two cups stale bread crumbs, enough milk to cover, 2 eggs,
f cup sugar, 2 small squares chocolate. Mix well and bake
J hour; to be eaten with any kind of sauce. — Mrs. Albrecht.
One cup flour, | cup sugar, salt; put through chopper 1
cup raw potatoes, 1 cup carrots, 1 cup suet, | teaspoon cloves,
i teaspoon cinnamon, ^ teaspoon allspice, 1 cup raisins, i
cup currants, | teaspoon baking soda. Steam 2 hours. Serve
with lemon sauce.
Lemon Sauce. — Yolk of 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, ^ cup butter,
1 tablespoon cornstarch, juice of 1 lemJon. Stir this into 1^
cups boiling water and cook a few minutes. — Mrs. Sodemann.
Caramel Cup Custard.
One-half cup sugar, ^ cup boiling water, 2 eggs, salt, 2
cups scalded milk, vanilla. Melt sugar slowly over fire, then
add water and let boil until clear. Pour J into each of 4 cups.
Scald milk. Beat eggs slightly. Add to milk. Add vanilla.
Pour into cups containing syrup. Place in pan of hat water
and bake until set. — Mary Sternberg.
One-half cup sugar, 2 egg yolks, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon
lemon extract, 4 cup bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons or more of
cocoanut. Bake about ^ hour. Make frosting of the whites
of eggs and i cup of sugar. Brown slightly in oven. — Mrs.
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J . .
Com Starch Pudding.
One pint milk, 2 tablespoons corn starch, 3 tablespoons
sugar and a little salt, whites of 3 eggs beaten. When milk
is boiling add sugar, then add starch dissolved in cold milk,
and then eggs whipped to a stiff froth. Cook a few minutes
then add some cocoanut and set in a cool place.
Sauce. — 1 pint boiled milk, 3 tablespoons sugar, yolks of
3 eggs mixed with sugar. Then add to boiling milk. Flavor
with vanilla. — Mrs. J. Semmlow.
Chocolate Corn Starch Pudding.
One pint milk, 4 tablespoons chocolate, 2 tablespoons corn
starch, J cup sugar, J teaspoon salt. Melt chocolate, heat
the milk to boiling. Add sugar, salt and chocolate. Mix the
corn starch with 2 tablespoons of water, add to the boiling
milk. Boil for 2 minutes. Cook in double boiler for 20
minutes. Wet the mould with cold water, turn the pudding
into it, chill and serve with sugar and cream. — Clara Rausch-
One pint milk, 10 tablespoons grated bread, 5 tablespoons
grated chocolate, 4 eggs, butter size of an Ggg, 1 small cup
sugar. Mix crumbs and chocolate with a little of the milk,
add yolks of eggs and sugar, put rest of the milk on fire, let
come to a boil and stir in the mixture, add butter and cook
till thick like cream, stirring constantly, then put in buttered
pudding dish. Beat the whites of eggs to froth, add 3 table-
spoons powdered sugar, ^ teaspoon cornstarch, pour over
pudding and brown in hot oven. — Mrs. Wm. Fredericks.
Three eggs, § cup granulated sugar, ^ cup butter, 1 solid
cup bread crumbs, J cup chopped figs or dates. Mix together
butter, sugar, beaten yolks of eggs, figs, crumbs, and lastly
froth of eggs. Turn into a well greased pan and bake in a
moderate oven for 35 minutes, or until firm to the touch. If
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steaming is preferred, turn into a covered mould and steam 24
hours. Serve with wine sauce or any pudding sauce. — Mrs.
Five Minute Pudding.
One tablespoon sugar, IJ tablespoon flour, 2 eggs, 1 teas-
poon baking powder, flavoring. Beat well. Bake in quick
oven 5 minutes ; spread with jam, roll up, and pour a custard
over. — Mrs. F. Ingham.
Stir into yolks of 6 eggs 1 cup sugar, ^ cup water and the
grated rind and juice of 1 lemon. Soften 6 crackers or some
slices of cake in warm water, lay in bottom of baking dish,
pour custard over them and bake till firm. Beat whites till
frothy, add 6 tablespoons sugar ; beat well. Pour over custard
and brown. Eat warm or cold. — Mrs. H. G. Tischer.
Three eggs, 2 tablespoons corn starch, 1 cup sugar, H cups
boiling water, 1 lemon. Have water boiling, add corn starch
dissolved in a little cold water, sugar, juice and rind of lemon,
beaten egg yolks, boil 5 minutes. Then stir in lightly the
beaten egg white. Pour in glasses, put whipped cream on
top. — Mrs. J. W. Lane.
Three cups milk, 1 cup sugar, 3 eggs, 2 tablespoons com
starch, 1^ lemon (juice and rind), pinch nutmeg, pinch salt.
Cook starch in milk, when thick add beaten tgg yolks, sugar,
salt, nutmeg and lemon. Pour into a baking dish. Beat the
whites with a little powdered sugar, put on top and bake a
light brown. Can be served hot or cold. — Mrs. J. W. Lane.
Cover the bottom of a deep baking dish with thinly sliced
buttered bread, spread with layer of strawberry preserves,
another layer of buttered bread and preserves, and so on
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until desired amount is used. The last layer should be plain
bread ; add 1 cup milk and bake in hot oven 30 minutes.
Uncover and brown. Serve with cream. — Mrs. E. Ferch.
One-half cup sugar, 1 pint milk, 1 heaping tablespoon corn-
tarch, 2 eggs. Let sugar and milk come to a boil, add corn-
tarch, which has been dissolved in some of the milk. When
done add eggs and 5 sliced oranges. — Mrs. Louise M. Lafrentz.
Slice and sweeten 6 oranges, and J pound nuts. Place in
layers alternately and put ^ pint of w^hipped cream flavored
with maraschino on top. — Mrs. Mandel Z.
Cut rounds of sponge cake or angel food and soften with
a little sherry or fruit juice. Put a half peach on each round
and fill with ice cream or whipped cream. Grate macaroons
over all. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
One-half pint whipping cream, 5 cents worth of marsh-
mallows, 1 tablespoon sugar, 10 maraschino cherries, 5 slices
of pineapple. Whip cream until stiflF, add marshmallows, cut
in small pieces, and let stand 1 hour. Just before serving
add the fruit and sprinkle with chopped nuts when ready to
serve. — Mrs. G. C. Hass.
* Pineapple Float.
Mix 1 can shredded pineapple with ^ pint whipped cream,
add sugar to taste and cut into it several marshmallows. — Mrs.
W. H. Jacobs.
Cut bread into rounds the size of a pineapple slice, dip into
beaten egg and fry crisp in butter. Spread with orange mar-
malade, lay slice of pineapple on this and top with whipped
cream. — Ella Baerwald.
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One-half pound prunes, 2 cups cold water, 1 cup sugar, IJ
cups boiling water, J cup corn starch, 1 saltspoon salt, 1 piece
stick cinnamon. Wash and soak prunes, cook them in the 2
cups of water until soft. Cut in pieces, crack the stones and
take out kernels and add to prunes. Add the boiling water
and cinnamon, boil 5 minutes, take out the cinnamon, mix corn
starch with sugar and salt and add to prunes ; boil until clear.
Turn into a bowl that has been wet with cold water, chill and
serve with cream. — Miss Clara Wollerman.
Stew i pound prunes with a little sugar and water until
done, put through collender. Beat the whites of 2 eggs to a
froth, mix with prunes, bake a few minutes. Serve with
whipped cream. — Mrs J. H. Kalte.
English Plum Pudding.
One pound chopped beef suet, 1 pound currants, 1 pound
large seedless raisins, 1 pound small raisins, 1 pound mixed
lemon, orange and citron peel, J dozen eggs, 1| pounds
brown sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 teaspoon ground
allspice, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nut-
rneg, i cup molasses, | cup tea mixed with rriolasses, 1 tea-
spoon salt, flour enough to mix all into a stiff batter, ^ cup
whisky, 2 teacups milk, into which you have put i teaspoon
soda. Boil for 6 hours. — Mrs. W. R. Ahrens.
My Own Plum Pudding.
One pound chopped suet, 1 pound each of brown sugar,
currants, raisins, and breadcrumbs, 1 cup flour, 2 ounces mixed
peel, pinch of salt, mixed spice to taste, a few chopped almonds
and figs, 8 eggs, about i pint milk. Boil 3 hours. Makes 3
small puddings.^ — Mrs. F. Ingham.
Thanksgiving Plum Pudding.
Six crackers, 3 pints milk, J cup butter, i teaspoon salt,
1 teaspoon mixed spices, 6 eggs, 1 pound seeded raisins. Soak
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crackers in milk. Cream butter and sugar, add salt, spices and
eggs well beaten. Stir mixture into the milk, add raisins.
Bake in a deep pudding dish vjjell buttered for 3 or 4 hours.
Stir several times during the first hour to keep raisins from
settling. Serve with or without hard sauce or whipped cream.
— Mrs. M. Eckhart.
Delicate Rice Pudding.
Boil i cup rice in IJ cups boiling water. When nearly-
done add 2 cups boiling milk and a pinch of salt. Cook until
soft, then add i cup sugar and the well beaten yolks of 4
eggs. Beat in lightly the well beaten whites of 2 eggs and J
teaspoon vanilla. Use the remaining whites for frosting. Put
in oven and brown slightly. — Mrs. M. Eckhart.
Wash and dry 1 pound Sultana raisins, grease pudding
dish. Put in a layer of boiled rice, over it a layer of raisins
and continue until dish is nearly filled, having rice on top.
Beat 2 eggs, add 2 teaspoons of sugar, pinch of salt, 2 table-
spoons melted butter or butter substitute, and 2 cups sweet
milk. Pour over pudding and bake ^ hour. Serve with
liquid sauce. — Mrs. W. J. Keuer.
To two cups of boiled rice add 1 cup of shredded pine-
apple and i pint whipped cream. Mix well and set in cool
place until ready to serve. Sweeten to taste.
The success of this rule depends upon the cooking of the
rice. Care should be taken that the rice is done and that
the grains separate. — H. E. Weisgerber.
Two cups water, 1 cup sugar, juice of 1 lemon, 2 egg
whites, 2 heaping tablespoons corn starch. Boil sugar and
water, thicken with corn starch dissolved in a little cold water ;
boil 4 minutes, then add lemon juice. Take from fire, beat
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into the siffly beaten egg whites and continue beating for 10
minutes. Serve with custard or any preferred sauce, or with
shredded pineapple and whipped cream. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Take a quart of ripe berries and mash in a deep dish ; sugar
well. Scald 1 quart milk, add a pinch of grated lemon rind
and thicken with cornstarch and the yolks of 2 eggs. Set aside
to cool. Beat the 2 egg whites to stiff froth. Pour the custard
over the berries, then the egg whites on top. Put in hot oven
for few minutes to brown the egg whites slightly. Serve very
cold. — Flora Hemler.
One quart bread crumbs, 1 quart milk, 4 egg yolks, ^ cup
sugar, J teaspoon salt, and a piece of butter the size of a wal-
nut. Mix all together and bake. Spread with 3 pints sugared
berries. Beat the egg whites with a little sugar, spread on the
berries, and put in oven to brown. — Mrs. Mandel Z.
Strawberry and Rhubarb Sauce.
One quart strawberries, 3 to 4 pounds rhubarb, sugar to
taste. Procure crisp young rhubarb. Clean well with vege-
table brush, trim off ends and cut into ^ inch lengths. Boil
almost tender in a little water. Add the strawberries which
have previously been cleaned and mashed, and sugar to taste.
Boil until tender. Raspberries may be used in place of straw-
berries — Johanna Kretchmer.
,One cup molasses, 1 cup milk, 1 cup chopped suet, a little
salt, 3 cups flour, 2 cups raisins, 2 teaspoons soda, 1 teaspoon
cinnamon, ^ teaspoon cloves. Steam 3 hours. — Flora Hemler.
Put a pint of rich milk and 2 tablespoons of tapioca in a
double boiler and cook slowly until transparent. Add the
yolks of 2 eggs well beaten and mixed with a pinch of salt and
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3 tablespoons sugar. Stir and let cook slowly till thickened.
When the custard is done add the stififly beaten egg whites,
take from fire and beat until cool ; then add | teaspoon vanilla
extract. If lump or pearl tapioca is used it should be soaked
for several hours. If the top of this pudding is dotted with
crabapple jelly it adds much to the appearance and flavor. —
Mrs. Mandel Z.
• Mock Whipped Cream.
A little powdered sugar added to the juice of 1 orange
then to the stififly beaten froth of 1 egg makes a good invalid
dessert, also a good substitute for whipped cream. — Mrs. O.
Chocolate Bavarian Cream.
Soak I box gelatine in 1 cup cold water | hour. Whip 1
pint of cream and set on ice. Boil 1 pint of milk and add 2
ounces grated chocolate and the gelatine. When mixed
take from stove and add ^ cup of sugar and vanilla to flavor.
When cold add cream stirring carefully. Pour in mold and
set on ice to harden. — Mrs. R. Baur.
Maple Bavarian Cream.
One cup maple syrup, ^ package gelatine, 1 cup chopped
walnuts, 1| cups heavy cream, 3 eggs (separate yolks from
whites) and J cup cold water. Boil syrup and pour it gradu-
ally on the beaten eggs. Beat thoroughly and cook over hot
water until thick. Add gelatine dissolved in cold water. Add
nut meats. Set on ice until mixture begins to harden. Beat
until frothy, fold in the whipped cream and whites of eggs and
set away to harden. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Soak 2 teaspoons of gelatine in cold water. Take juice of
1 orange and i lemon. Beat 2 eggs with ^ cup sugar, add this
to the juice then the gelatine to which has been added less
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than i cup of boiling water; when just beginning to harden,
add i pint of whipped cream. Add nuts and fruit and place
some on top when cold. — Mrs. R. Baur.
Grape-nuts Fruit Pudding.
One package lemon gelatine dissolved in 1 pint boiling
water, 1 cup grape-nuts, i pound raisins or dates, as many
walnuts as desired. Mix thoroughly and pour into a dish or
mould to cool and harden. Serve with whipped cream. — Mrs.
H. A. Zom.
Two envelopes Knox Sparkling Gelatine, 7 eggs, 1 table-
spoon vanilla, 1 quart milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup seedless raisins.
Soak gelatine in 1 pint cold water ; add milk, sugar and raisins ;
heat, stirring until it comes to boiling point. Have yolks of
eggs well beaten, add the hot milk, a little at a time so it will
not curdle, but do not let it boil, then beat in the well beaten
egg whites. Beat briskly until thoroughly mixed. Flavor and
turn into mold. When ready to serve turn out on large flat
dish and cover with whipped cream. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
Take the juice of 4 lemons, 4 eggs, 1 cupful of sugar, ^
package of gelatine, and 1 pint of water. Strain the lemon
juice on the sugar, beat the yolks of the eggs and mix with
the remainder of the water, having used half a cup of the pint
in which to soak the gelatine, add the sugar and lem'on to this
and boil for about 1 minute, then remove from the fire ancj add
the gelatine. Stir until the gelatine is dissolved, then strain
into a dish and set in a cold place. When it begins to thicken,
beat the whites of the eggs stiff and then pour the thickening
gelatine gradually over the whites, beating continually until
it is thoroughly mixed. Serve with whipped cream. — Mrs.
W. R. Ahrens.
Mock Ice Cream.
Three tablespoons rice boiled in 1 pint milk, pinch salt, 1
tablespoon gelatine soaked in cold water. Whip J pint cream
and add to first mixture. — Mrs. C. B. Moellering.
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One pint whipping cream, 1 cup powdered sugar, ^ box of
Knox gelatine. Soak gelatine in cold water, then add hot
water to dissolve, J cup. Whip cream, add sugar, few drops
vanilla, whites of 2 eggs, beaten stiff. When gelatine is cold,
beat it into pudding and whatever fruit you want. Beat until
it begins to thicken, then place in mould. If you wish it pink,
use ^ of coloring which comes with the gelatine. This serves
ten people. Slice like ice cream and serve. — Mrs. R. Shotts.
One 15 cent can grated pineapple, f cup sugar, 2 heaping
teaspoons Knox gelatine, 1 cup boiling water, 1 cup whipped
cream, juice of 1 lemon. Mix pineapple and sugar and boil
till thick. Dissolve gelatine in boiling water and pour over
pineapple. When cooled stir in the whipped cream and then
add the lemon juice. — Mrs. H. Trippler.
Put 1 can of grated pineapple in saucepan, add 1 cup of
sugar and 1 pint of water; boil till sugar is dissolved. Take
1 envelope of gelatine, dissolve in ^ cup of warm water and
add pineapple. Let boil 3 minutes, pour in mould to cool.
Serve with whipped cream. — Mrs. W. H. Mampe.
Pineapple Snow Pudding.
Four eggs whites, beaten to a froth, 1 cup powdered sugar,
^ package gelatine, 1 cup lukewarm water, ^ can shredded
pineapple. Gradually sift sugar into beaten whites. Dis-
solve gelatine in lukewarm water, and when dissolved add
to whites. Then add pineapple. Beat about 10 minutes and
set aside to stift'en.
Sauce. — Four egg yolks, 1 pint milk. Beat yolks to a
froth. Put on milk to boil, then gradually add milk to yolks
and a little sugar and vanilla to taste. Put on fire and just
let come to boil. When ready to serve, pour over pudding. —
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Mock Plum Pudding.
Into 1 package hot jello (any flavor) stir f cup raisins, |
cup currants, f cup stewed prunes, J cup chopped nuts, f
cup grape-nuts, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and | teaspoon ground
cloves. Slice, when chilled, and serve with whipped cream. —
Mrs. E. H. Pierce.
Press 1 banana through a sieve add juice of i lemon, J cup
of sugar, 1 egg well beaten. Beat all together until very light
and set in a cold place. Dissolve 1 package of raspberry
jello in 1 pint boiling water and turn into a mould to harden.
When ready to serve, pour the banana mixture over. — ^Mrs.
Edw. J. Keuer.
Rice Cream Pudding.
Soak 1 tablespoon gelatine 30 minutes, then add J cup
boiling water. Boil 5 tablespoons rice 30 niinutes in plenty
of water, then drain ; when cold, add gelatine and 1 pint
whipping cream, whipped stif¥, to which has been added J
cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt,
place dn ice. — Mrs. G. Leuthesser.
Beat the yolks of 4 eggs and 4 tablespoons sugar together
till creamy. Cover half a box of gelatine with a little milk to
dissolve it. Heat 1 quart milk to boiling point and add the
dissolved gelatine, eggs and sugar and let it thicken but do
not let it boil. Remove from fire, beat occasionally until per-
fectly cold, then add the stiflfly beaten egg whites ; flavor with
vanilla and cool on ice. — Mrs. Mandel Z.
One cup flour, 2 tablespoons lard, 2 tablespoons water. Cut
and mix lard with flour, add water and roll. — Mrs. H. Trip-
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Banana Cream Pie.
Bake a very rich crust in deep pie tins, when done fill with
2 good size sliced bananas. Filling: | cup sugar, 2 tablespoons
flour, stir together. Butter size of an Ggg, pinch of salt, yolks
of 3 eggs, 1 pint of rich milk. Stir all together and cook in
double boiler until thick. Remove from fire, flavor with 1
small teaspoon vanilla and pour over bananas. Beat whites of
3 eggs to a very stiff froth, add I teaspoon cream of tartar,
fold in 3 tablespoons of sugar, pile on top of cream and set in
bottom oven to brown. This filling is enough for 2 pies. —
Mrs. Arthur Emde.
Boil 1 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 cup water,
1 tablespoon butter, yolks of 2 eggs. Pour into a baked
crust, put a meringue on top of pie and brown in a moderate
oven. — Mrs. H. W. Bruedigam.
Brown Sugar Pie.
Cook until smooth f cup brown sugar, | tablespoon but-
ter, 2 tablespoons milk. Mix together the yolks of 2 eggs,
2 heaping tablespoons flour and 2 cups milk. Add this to first
mixture and boil till thick. Bake crust first and put a meringue
on top of pie. — Mrs. \V. Brockschmidt.
One cup sugar, | cup grated chocolate, 2 tablespoons corn-
starch or flour, 2 cups boiling water, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons but-
ter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Blend together the sugar, choco-
late and flour, add water and cook until thick. Then add the
beaten yolks and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the butter
and vanilla and pour into a baked crust. Beat the whites stiff,
add 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, place lightly over the top
and brown. — Mrs. Sodeman.
Cottage Cheese Pie.
One cup fresh cottage cheese mashed fine, 2 well beaten
eggs, I cup sugar and enough rich milk or cream to make the
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whole of the consistency of thin batter. Add a handful of cur-
rants and flavor with nutmeg or cinnamon. Pour over single
crust as for custard pie and bake in moderate oven. — Mrs. H.
One cup of cranberries, J cup raisins, 1 cup sugar, ^ cup
hot water, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon
flour mixed in with sugar. Mix all these ingredients together
in a bowl. Line pie plate with crust, pour in the mixture, place
top crust on and bake 20 minutes. This is delicious, and
tastes like cherry pie. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Two cups milk heated to scalding, J cup sugar mixed with
2 tablespoons flour, then add 1 tablespoon butter and well
beaten yolks of 2 eggs, any desired flavoring. Bake crust al-
most done, add custard. Beat whites of eggs, put on top and
brown. — Mrs. A. L. Dunfrund.
Beat well the yolks of 3 eggs. Stir thoroughly a tablespoon
of sifted flour into 3 tablespoons of sugar; this separates the
particles of flour so there will be no lumps. Add it to the
yolks, put in a pinch of salt, a teaspoon full of vanilla and a
little grated nutmeg ; now add the beaten whites and lastly a
pint of scalded, not boiled milk, which has been cooled. Mix
this in by degrees and turn all into a deep pie tin lined with
crust and bake 25 to 30 minutes. — Mrs. Hunt.
Corn Custard Pie.
One cup grated corn, J cup of milk, salt and cayenne to
taste, butter the size of a walnut, 1 rounded tablespoon corn
starch, yolks of 2 eggs. Bake with an under crust only, and
when done cover with a meringue made from the whites of 2
eggs, to which add a pinch of salt and a pinch of cream of tar-
tar, but no sugar. Brown delicately. — Mrs. Albrecht.
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Lemon Cream Pie.
Line a deep tin with a crust a little thicker than for fruit
Filling. — Four tablespoons lemon juice, grated rind of 1
lemon, IJ cups water, 1 cup sugar, J cup cornstarch, 3 egg
yolks. Dissolve cornstarch in 4 tablespoons of water, put
remainder of water, lemon juice and J the sugar into double
boiler and let come to boiling point, then stir in the dissolved
starch. Stir constantly until well thickened, then remove
from direct heat, beat remaining sugar, lemon rind and yolks
until creamy and stir into hot mixture. Pour into lined pie
plate and bake in steady oven until well set. When done let
cool before putting on meringue or it will draw moisture.
Meringue. — Beat 3 egg whites with pinch of salt until they
froth, add J teaspoon cream of tartar and beat until stiff; add
3 tablespoons powdered sugar and 5 drops lemon extract. Pile
on pie and brown in moderate oven. Let cool in warm place.
— Mrs. G. C. Hass.
One cup milk, 3 level tablespoons corn starch, J teaspoon
salt, 2 tablespoons butter, J cup light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon
Mapleine. Heat milk in double boiler. Mix corn starch and
salt perfectly smooth in J cup cold milk. Add to hot milk
and cook until smooth and thick. Cook the butter and sugar
till smooth and soft, and add to cornstarch mixture. Then
add Mapleine and the two egg yolks beaten light and diluted
with a little of the hot mixture. Cool slightly, fill baked pie
shell, cover with meringue of remaining egg whites and brown
slightly. — Mrs. P. Weissbrodt.
Two pounds of apples pared and cored, 1 pound raisins, 1
pound sultanas, 1 pound currants, | pound beef suet, ^ pound
stoned prunes, ^ pound figs, 4 ounces shelled almonds, juice
and grated rind of 1 orange and 2 lemons, f ounce of mixed
ground spices, i pint cider. Mix thoroughly and put away
in glass jars. — Mrs. Albrecht.
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Mince Meat. |
Three pounds of beef, J peck apples, 1 pound raisins, ll
pound currants, | pound suet, i pound citron, ^ gallon cider,
2 pounds brown sugar, 2 nutrriegs grated, cinnamon and cloves
to taste. — Josephine O'Rourke.
Four pounds beef, 2 pounds suet, 8 pounds apples, (pared
and cored) 2 pounds currants, 2 pounds raisins, 1 pound
citron, (may be omitted) 2 lemons, 2 oranges, 4 pounds brown
sugar, J tablespoon mace, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon
alspice, 2 tablespoons cloves, 2 tablespoons salt. Boil meat
until tender, remove bones and put through food chopper.
Chop suet and apples in small pieces, add oranges and lemons
cut fine, and remaining ingredients. Mix with enough cider
to scarcely cover. Cook 1 hour, and put in jars. — Clare L.
One cup strained pumpkin or squash, 1 cup cream or milk,
1 cup sugar, 3 eggs slightly beaten, | cup cognac, | teaspoon
nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and salt.
Process. — Line a deep pan with rich paste. Wet the
edges and lay a rim of pastry around 1 inch wide ; flute with
the fingers and build rim up well. Wash over with the slightly
beaten white of egg. Mix sugar and spices, add to squash or
purrfpkin, add eggs and cream slowly while beating briskly.
Add brandy, fill crust and bake 35 minutes in a moderate oven.
— Mrs. Hunt.
Mix together IJ cups cooked and sifted pumpkin, 1 cup
milk, i cup sugar, J teaspoon mace and 1 beaten egg. Bake
about 40 minutes in a deep plate lined with pastry. — Olga T.
Mock Pumpkin Pie.
One medium sized potato boiled and mashed, 1 heaping
teaspoon butter, same of flour, 1 egg, | cup molasses, | cup
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sugar, and 1 cup of hot milk. Flavor with cinnamon, nutmeg
and vanilla, and bake in one crust. — Mrs. Anna Steging.
Sweet Potato Pie.
One pound of steamed or boiled sweet potaoes finely
mashed, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup cream, J cup butter, 3 well beaten
eggs. Flavor with lemon or nutmeg and bake with an under
crust. — Alicia K. Steinhofif.
Two cups boiled squash, | cup brown sugar, 3 eggs, 2
tablespoons molasses, 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 tablespoon
ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 cups sw^eet milk, pinch of salt.
— Mrs. Jacobs.
One egg 1 lemon, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tea-
spoon cornstarch, ^ cup raisins. Cover raisins with 1 cup
water and soak them for 2 hours. Beat the Ggg light with the
sugar, add the strained lemon and the cornstarch ; then add the
raisins and water, in which they were soaked. Cook until
the mixture thickens. Cool and bake in 2 crusts. — Mrs. R. J.
Pour boiling water over 2 cups chopped rhubarb. Drain
off the water after 4 or 5 minutes and mix rhubarb with 1 cup
sugar, 2 Qgg yolks, a piece of butter, 1 tablespoon flour, and
moisten with 3 tablespoons^ water. Bake with lower crust
only. Make a meringue of the whites of eggs, and 4 table-
spoons sugar; spread over top of pie and return to oven to
brown. — Mrs. M. Brockman.
Cheese and E^gs
Put American cheese and stufifed olives through a meat
grinder. Roll into balls and serve with crackers. — Mrs. H. A.
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Place cream cheese or a mild neufchatel in a bowl and pour
on it thick sweet cream. With a fork whip to a fluffy mixture.
Place cheese on lettuce hollow out a space in the center and
fill with bar le due or currant jelly. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Baked Crackers with Cheese.
Butter soda crackers, put on them as much grated cheese
with a small speck of salt and pepper as each cracker will hold.
Cook in hot oven till the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
Serve at once. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Put 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan, add 2 tablespoons
flour ; when smooth add \ cup milk, salt, and a few grains cay-
enne. Cook 2 minutes ; add yolks of 2 eggs well beaten
and \ cup grated cheese. Let cool ; when cold add the whites
beaten to a stiff froth. Turn into a buttered dish and bake
25 to 30 minutes. Serve at once. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
One cup milk, 1 saltspoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon butter,
salt, cayenne, mustard. Stir until it thickens, add \ pound
American cheese when smooth. Serve on toast. — Mrs. H. G.
Take 20 cents worth of American cheese, 3 small cans
pimentoes, \ pound boiled ham or \ pound bacon fried, and
put all through the food chopper. Mix with mayonnaise. This
quantity is sufficient for about 50 sandwiches. — Mrs. O'Rourke.
One-half pound American cheese, 2 green peppers ( charp),
2 onions, 12 sweet pickles. Chop very fine and add mayon-
naise dressing. Spread on buttered bread. — Mrs. Graser.
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After removing the seeds of a sweet green pepper, chop
fine and add to two cakes of Blue Label cheese. Thin all
with mayonnaise dressing so it can be spread easily. — Mrs.
E. A. Bierdemann.
Roll plain pastry J inch thick, sprinkle J with grated
cheese (American) to which has been added a few grains of
salt and cayenne. Fold, press edges firmly together, fold
again, and roll out J inch thick. Sprinkle with cheese and
proceed as before. Repeat again. Cut in strips 6 inches long
and J inch wide. Bake 8 minutes in hot oven. Pile log cabin
fashion and serve with salad. — Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
Bird's Nest Toast.
Toast bread a light brown. Beat the white of 1 &gg, put
on top of a piece of toast and put yolk in center; put in oven
to brown. — Mrs. Sodeman.
Blend 1 tablespoon flour with 1 tablespoon butter. Add ^
cup hot milk and cook thick. Add 3 or 4 hard boiled eggs,
chopped fine, salt, pepper, a pinch of onion and parsley. Make
into balls and fry in hot lard. — Mrs. PI. G. Tischer.
Place 6 eggs in boiling water and keep the eggs simmering
for 30 minutes. Then lay eggs in cold water for 5 minutes.
Remove shells, cut whites in thin slices, place in a baking dish
and crumble the yolks over them. Make a white sauce of
2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1 pint milk;
season with salt and pepper. Pour over the prepared eggs
and spread 1 cup of buttered crumbs on top. Bake about 15
minutes in a hot oven. — Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Peel and cut in half 12 hard boiled eggs. Take out the
yolks and mash smooth while warm. Mix 1 heaping teaspoon
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butter, 1 level teaspoon mustard, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and 1
heaping teaspoon sugar. Mix with yolks and put back in the
whites. Put a thin slice of sweet green or red pepper on top.
Very good. — Mrs. Sodemann.
Cut hard boiled eggs into halves. Rub yolks to a cream
with melted butter; add minced ham, salt, pepper and a little
mustard. Fill the whites with this mixture : Tongue, minced
olives, minced mushrooms or capers may be used instead of
ham. — Mrs. H. A. Zorn.
Omelet with Chicken Livers.
Scald 3 chicken livers, drain cover w^ith fresh boiling water
and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain and cut in tiny cubes. - Put
in a frying pan with 1 heaping teaspoon butter, 10 drops onion
juice, and 1 tablespoon finely chopped mushrooms. Shake
and turn until well colored. Beat 6 eggs slightly, add 3 table-
spoons water, J teaspoon salt and a dash of pepper. Melt
1 teaspoon butter in a frying pan, and when hot, turn in the
beaten eggs. When set, spread the prepared livers in the cen-
ter of the omelet, fold, turn out on a hot platter and serve at
once. — Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Omelet with Fried Tomatoes.
Wipe and peel 2 tomatoes ; cut in two slices ; three if large.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and dredge with flour. Fry
1 teaspoon onion in 1 tablespoon butter, till yellow ; draw it
to one side and quickly fry the tomatoes, adding more butter
if needed. Place on a hot platter and then make a plain omelet
with 2 to 4 eggs, according to size desired. Beat the eggs
slightly with a fork, add a dash of pepper and 1 tablespoon
hot water to each egg. Turn into hot buttered frying pan,
and as it thickens draw the cooked part to the center; when
nearly all thick shake on a little salt. Let it color slightly,
turn out on platter having the tomatoes arranged around it. —
Mrs. H. G. Tischer.
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Scrambled Eggs with Tom,ato.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter, add 1 tablespoon each of chopped
green pepper and onion, 1 cup cooked tomato, J teaspoon salt.
When hot, add 4 eggs slightly beaten ; stir carefully, and
when scrambled serve on toast. — ^Alicia K. Steinhoff.
Dumplings and Noodles
Never Fail Dumplings.
One and one-half cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder,
pinch salt. Mix, add 1 egg and f cup sweet milk. Stir and
drop by the spoonful into boiling chicken, veal, or lamb broth.
Keep covered for 5 minutes, then uncover anxl boil a few^
minutes longer. Serve at once. — Mrs. A. J. Koehneke.
Two cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 eggs, ^ tea-
spoon salt, 7 tablespoons milk. Mix well and drop in steamer
with tablespoon. Nice with stewed chicken. — Mrs. Sodemann.
Make a nice light biscuit dough and form it into small, thin
rounds, just large enough to hold 1 heaping tablespoon corn,
seasoned to taste. Add a lump of butter and form into round
dumplings. Steam for about 30 minutes and serve as a garnish
for stewed chicken. — Mrs. Albrecht.
One heaping tablespoon butter, 3 eggs, 10 crackers, nutmeg
and lemon rind to taste. Stir butter to cream, add yolks of
eggs, nutmeg and lemon rind ; add whites of eggs, beaten stiff,
and lastly crackers, rolled fine. Form little balls, drop in boil-
ing soup and let boil for a few minutes. — Mrs. John C. Koebel.
Boil J cup farina in 1 cup soup, then remove from stove
add 1 egg and nutmeg to taste. Drop into soup from a table-
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spoon and boil 5 minutes before serving. — Mrs. Wm. Bohn-
One pound calf's liver, 2 eggs, 3 slices w^hite bread, \\ cups
flour. Chop liver fine, add beaten eggs and bread. Allow to
stand until bread is soft, then add flour, pepper and salt.
Drop into boiling broth and boil about 20 minutes. — Mrs. Wm.
Meat Dumplings (for Soup).
One-half pound chopped beef and pork, 2 slices stale v^hite
bread (soaked in cold w^ater and pressed dry), 1 ^^z, 1 good
sized grated onion, parsley, pepper, salt, nutmeg to taste. Mix
all together, form in small balls. Boil in soup 10 minutes
without a cover. — Mrs. C. B. Moellering.
Grate 6 boiled potatoes and add 4 or 5 rolled crackers, then
add 2 eggs beaten with 1 spoon milk. Mix, add 1 teaspoon
salt, pinch of baking powder and enuogh flour to handle. Form
into balls and drop into boiling water; cook 30 minutes. — Mrs.
Boil and mash about 10 medium sized potatoes, or use left
over potatoes and grate them. Then grate about 20 raw pota-
toes and squeeze dry in cheese cloth. Mix all together and add
about 3 slices white bread cut into cubes, shape into balls, put
into boiling water and boil \ hour. Serve with pork roast or
sauer braten. — Mrs. Wm. C. Hinricks.
This recipe will make enough for 4 or 5 persons. Cook
\ peck spinach well, drain and chop real fine. Fry 1^ pounds
pork shoulder and when done put through meat chopper so
it will be real fine ; season with pepper, salt, a little nutmeg
and 2 eggs. Mix with the gravy from the fried pork. Make
noodle dough and roll out; they should not be too dry, cut
them in triangles or 3-inch three cornered pieces. Put about 1
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tablespoon filling on each and roll up. Wet edge and close all
around. Cook them in salt water, drain in colander ; when
cold fry in butter. — Mrs. E. S. Berndt.
Make a regular noodle dough with 4 eggs ; do not roll too
thin, and do not allow them to dry. Cut into 7-inch squares,
and put on each one a large tablespoon of the following mix-
ture : 1 pound chopped beef, veal or pork, together or sepa-
rately (leftovers are good for this), add \ pound of bread or
crackers soaked in water and squeezed out, 4 eggs, salt and
pepper, finely chopped onion. Mix all ingredients well, fill the
squares and then fold over the ends to the center like an
envelope and pat them about f inch thick. Put in boil-
ing salt water and boil 20 minutes. Strain and serve with
butter and gravy, or use in soup. — Mrs. Mandel Z.
Boil 8 potatoes and put through ricer on bread board, make
hollow in center and add 2 cups flour, 3 beaten eggs, 1 teaspoon
salt; knead it, cut in strips, roll with hands and cut into little
pieces. Roll each into inch length and thickness of a pencil ;
boil about 5 minutes in 4 quarts boiling water and 1 table-
spoon salt. Strain and pour over some melted butter. Serve
with browned bread or cracker crumbs. — Ada Burhop Bohn-
Two cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, \ teaspoon salt, 1
cup milk, 1 ^^z, 4 teaspoons baking powder. Mix and sift dry
ingredients, add beaten ^ZZ^ to milk add tablespoon melted
lard. Pare the apples cut in small pieces, and mix in batter,
drop by spoonful into hot lard and fry until brown. — Mrs. F.
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Pass through a sieve, 1 cup flour, 1 level teaspoonful bak-
ing powder, 1 level tablespoonful powdered sugar, and J tea-
spoonful salt. Beat 1 egg until very light ; add J cup of milk,
and stir it in to the dry ingredients. Then stir in two apples,
pared, cored and cut in smlall bits. Have ready a kettle of
hot fat ; drop the batter into the fat by spoonfuls and let fry
until delicately browned. Drain on soft paper, serve with
powdered sugar or a jelly sauce. Bananas, peaches, (fresh
fruits or canned) may be used, — Mrs. Anna A. Jaekel.
Mix 1 Clip flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 tablespoons
sugar, I saltspoon of salt. Beat 1 egg light with ^ cup of
milk, then add to dry ingredients. Then add 3 fine mashed
bananas, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Drop by the spoon-
ful in deep fat and fry. Drain on paper and sprinkle with pow-
dered sugar. — Mrs. W. C. Henrichs.
One cup sugar, 1 J cups milk, IJ pints flour, 1 tablespoon
butter or lard, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ^ teaspoon
salt, a little nutmeg. Mix into a soft dough. Flour board
well ; roll out dough to the thickness of one-half inch, cut and
fry a light brown in plenty of hot lard. Sift powdered sugar
over. — Mrs. Carrie Smith.
Snow Ball Doughnuts.
One cup sugar, creamed with 4 level teaspoons of melted
butter. Add 2 well beaten eggs, 1 cup sweet milk, 1 teaspoon
grated nutmeg, flour to admit handling, and 2 rounded tea-
spoons baking powder, sifted well with flour. Roll to 1 inch
thick, fry in lard a gold brown. Makes 3 dozen. — Mrs. G.
One cup sugar (heaping) ^ teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon
melted butter, 3 eggs, nutmeg (enough to flavor), 1 teaspoon-
ful of baking soda dissolved in 1 cup butter milk. Add enough
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flour to be able to roll. (Do not get it too stiff.) Roll about
i inch thick, cut and fry in deep hot fat. Dust with powdered
sugar. — Clara L. Kemnitz.
One cup mashed potatoes, 1 cup sugar, 3 eggs, 1 scant table-
spoon butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon lemon extract, ^
teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup milk, and
flour to make a soft dough. — Mrs. R. J. Frank.
Bread Crumb Pancakes.
One pint sour milk, 1 cup bread crumbs, 2 eggs beaten,
1 tablespoon sugar, little salt, and flour enough to make the
dough not too stiff. Just before baking add a scant teaspoon
soda dissolved in a little hot water. — Marie Doederlein.
Two beaten eggs and beat into them a little sugar and a
pinch of salt, add 2 cups milk, IJ cups flour and IJ cups corn-
meal and 3 teaspoons baking powder. Sift the dry ingredients
well together. These are light and spongy. — Mrs. H. W.
Four eggs well beaten, 1^ cups flour, 1 pint milk, dessert
spoon salt. Butter must be perfectly smooth like a heavy
cream. Just before turning place a tiny bit of fat in center
of pancake. Makes about 6 large pancakes. — Mrs. J. Semm-
Peel and grate soniic raw potatoes, put in a coarse cloth
and squeeze out as much of the water as possible. To one
pint of the dry potatoes add 4 eggs, well beaten, 4 tablespoons
of thick, sour cream' ^ teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons flour.
Have half an inch of fat in frying pan and when smoking
hot drop a spoonful of the mixture. When brown on one
side turn and brown quickly on the other, and serve at once. —
Mrs. R. Albrecht.
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Grate 10 good sized potatoes into a pan with cold water.
When all are grated drain in a fine sieve or lay a piece of
cheesecloth on a colander and press out all the water. To the
pulp add 4 eggs and 1 teaspoon salt. Have the griddle very
hot and well greased. Put in 2 tablespoons of batter and
spread out into a flat cake. Bake to a crisp brown on both
sides. Do not use the least bit of flour or they will be spoiled.
—Mrs. O. A. Skibbe.
Beat the yolks of 2 eggs and add a batter made of 1 cup
flour, into which has been stirred 1 teaspoon baking powder, a
large pinch salt, 1 cup milk and 1 teaspoon butter, melted.
Beat all together, add 1 cup strawberries cut in halves and
dredged with flour. Just before beginning to bake cakes fold
in the stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake on a well greased grid-
dle and serv^e with butter and powdered sugar. — Mrs. F.
Beat 3 eggs well ; mix thoroughly 1 quart flour with 3 tea-
spoons baking powder, add | cup butter to this ; add the eggs
and enough milk to make a thin batter which w^ill pour easily.
— Miss L. Gansz.
One pint of sour milk 3 tablespoons melted butter, 3 eggs
beaten separately, 1 teaspoon soda dissolved in a little warm
water; add a little salt and stir in enough flour to make a stiff
batter. Bake upon waft'le irons. — Mrs. Albrecht.
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Baking Pow^der Breads and
Baking Powder Biscuits.
Four cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons baking pow-
der, 1 tablespoon each of butter and lard, 2 cups milk. Sift the
dry ingredients ; cut and rub the butter and lard into the
mixture ; add milk gradually. Turn on well floured board, roll
lightly to 1 inch thick, cut with biscuit cutter and bake in a
hot oven from 15 to 20 minutes. — Mrs. Graser.
Two cups bran, 1 cup white flour, IJ cups buttermilk, | cup
sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 heaping teaspoon soda, 1 heaping tea-
spoon baking powder. Mix bran, flour, sugar, salt and baking
powder together well. Add soda to buttermilk and then to
mixture. Place in greased pans. Let rise ^ hour and bake
1 hour. This makes 2 loaves. — Mrs. R. Shotts.
Two and one-half cups of sour milk, f cups of molasses, 1
teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons soda in 1 cup white flour, 2 cups
bran, 2 cups graham flour. If you haven't both, 4 cups of
either kind of flour will do and 1 cup raisins. Bake about an
hour in covered tins. I use baking powder cans and only fill
them half full. They raise so much. — Mrs. G. H. Rausch.
One cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon butter, 1 Qgg, 1 teaspoon
salt, 1 teaspoon soda, 1 quart graham flour, enough sour milk
to make a rather stiff batter. Bake slowly from | to 1 hour.
— Mrs. H. Tischer.
Boston Brown Bread.
One cup yellow meal, | cup rye meal, | cup graham flour,
^ cup wheat flour, 1 cup milk, ^ cup molasses, J teaspoon
salt. Mix well together, pour into greased brown bread mould.
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Steam 3 hours; dry off 10 minutes in oven. If sour milk is
used, use 1 teaspoon soda in milk. If sweet milk is used add
IJ teaspoons baking powder. — Mrs. H. Kaeppel.
Two cups flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 4 tablespoons
butterine, | cup milk, pinch of salt, | cup sugar. Cut butter-
ine into the dry ingredients and add milk, a little at a time.
Roll the dough out to about ^ inch and spread 2 tablespoons
melted butter over. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tea-
spoon, cinnamon with ^ cup of raisins over top. Roll up in
jelly roll fashion and cut into 1 inch pieces. Place close to-
gether in greased tin and bake 15 to 20 minutes in moderate
oven. — Mrs. E. J. Keuer.
Apple Coffee Cake.
One large cup flour, or IJ cups, 2 teaspoons baking pow-
der, J teaspoon salt, i cup sugar, 3 tablespoons shortening,
lard and butter. Put 1 tgg in cup, beat, and fill with milk.
Mix all well together. Flour hands and spread in baking pan ;
cover top with apples and sugar and little cinnamon ; put bits
of butter on if you like. Bake about 20 minutes. This is
very good. — Mrs. Klipp.
One-half cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs, 2 cups
flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, put in coffee cake tins, then
strew over the top, well mixed, i cup grated bread-crumbs,
i cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, over this put } cup
melted butter. — Mrs. W. H. Bruedigam.
O* Ma Kuehl's Tea Cake.
Twelve eggs beaten, 2 cups flour, 4 cups milk, 1 teaspoon
sugar, i teaspoon salt. Grease bread tins, fill IJ inch. Bake
in quick oven, will raise to top of pan, when done spread butter
and sugar on top and serve at once. — Mrs. Semmlow.
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Two cups flour, 1^ cups sugar, | cup butter, 2 teaspoons
baking powder. Mix with the hands until flakey then set
aside ^ cup of this mixture. Yolks of 2 eggs well beaten,
mix with f cups milk ; add this to the first mixture, then add
the stiffly beaten whites of eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well
and put in tins ; add 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the | cup crumbs ;
spread on top of cake. Bake in slow oven about 30 minutes. —
Mrs. H. Schoenw^olf.
Delicious Corn Bread.
Two cups cornmeal, 1 quart milk, 4 eggs, 1 tablespoon
melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar. Beat the
eggs thoroughly, add the meal, butter, salt and sugar and
when well mixed, the milk which has been put over the fire
to scald. Pour into a buttered pan and put at once -into the
oven. The batter is very thin but needs no more meal as the
eggs will stiffen sufficiently. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Cream Cornmeal Puffs.
Mix well together H cups cornmeal, IJ cups flour, 2 table-
spoons sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Beat the yolks of 2 eggs,
add H cups cream and ^ cup milk and stir into the dry
mixture. Beat well, stir in the stiftly whipped whites of the
eggs and 2 teaspoons baking powder and bake in well greased
gem pans in a hot oven. — Mrs. Albrecht.
One-half cup butter, | cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs, pinch
of salt, 1 cup of cornmeal (w^hite), 1 cup flour. Add little more
flour to batter, not too stiff, like cake batter. One and one-
half heaping teaspoons baking pow^der. Bake in buttered gem
pans in moderate oven. — Mrs. H. G. Thoms.
One cup molasses, | cup sugar, 1 cup sour cream (sour
milk will do), 1 tgg, 2^ cups flour, 1 teaspoon ginger, ^ tea-
spoon nutmeg, 1 rounding teaspoon soda. — Josephine O'-
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One cup sour milk, 1 cup shortening, 1 cup molasses, 2
eggs, li cups sugar, 4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons soda, 2 tea-
spoons cinnamon, ^ teaspoon cloves, 1 tablespoon ginger.
Bake slowly in dripping pan at least 40 minutes. Add no more
flour. — Mrs. Edw. H. Pierce.
Two cups sour milk, 2 eggs, | cup molasses, 2 level tea-
spoons soda, pinch salt, 1 cup white flour and enough graham
to make a stiflf batter. Small teaspoon baking powder in the
white flour. Bake 1 hour. — Mrs. E. Pierce.
Graham Nut Bread.
Two cups white flour 2 cups graham flour, 4 teaspoons
baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup sugar. Sift together
and add 2 eggs, 2 cups milk, 1 cup walnuts (cut not too fine,
rather medium). Beat well and put in buttered pans. Let
raise 20 minutes and bake in moderate oven. — Mrs. H. Berger.
Three eggs, 1 scant cup sugar, 1 large tablespoon butter,
1 scant cup currants (floured), 3 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon
salt, 1^ cups of milk, 2 heaping teaspoon of baking powder.
Put into form pan. Bake f hour, in moderate oven. — Mrs. R.
Work butter size of an egg into 2 cups flour, add J teaspoon
salt, 2 tablespoon sugar, 2 even teaspoons baking powder and
stir together thoroughly. Beat 1 tgg, add to it 1 cup of milk,
mix it with the flour quickly, and bake in a hot oven. — Mrs.
Twin Mountain Muffins.
Cream ^ cup butter, add gradually J cup sugar and I
teaspoon salt; add 1 egg beaten light, f cup milk, 2 cups
sifted flour and 4 level teaspoons baking powder. Bake in hot
buttered gem pans about 20 minutes. — ^larie Doederlein.
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One cup brown sugar, 2 cups sweet milk, 1 cup chopped
nuts, 4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons baking powder,
2 eggs. Mix and let stand in pans 20 minutes, then bake 1
hour in slow oven. — Mrs. Wm. Fredericks.
One cup chopped walnuts or hickory nuts, 4 cups flour
mixed with 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 tablespoon salt, 2
tablespoons sugar, 2 cups milk, 1 egg beaten light. Let rise 1
hour. Bake in 1 loaf for 1 hour. — Mrs. O. Kleppisch.
Whole Wheat Nut Bread.
One egg, J cup sugar, ^ teaspoon salt, IJ cups sweet
milk, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 2 cups whole wheat flour, IJ
cups white flour, and 3 teaspoons baking powder. Mix and
allow to rise 20 minutes, then bake in a moderate oven for 45
minutes. — Mrs. A. J. Koehneke.
Two eggs, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, 1 level teaspoc«i salt.
Beat hard, and bake 35 minutes in moderate oven. — Helen
Chinese Cook's Recipe for Pop-Overs.
You takee him 1 egg, 1 lit cup milk, you fixee him 1 cup
flou' on sieve, take pinch salt ; you not put him in lump. You
move him egg lit bit slow, you put him milk in, all time move ;
you makee him flou' go in, not move fast so have no spots.
Make but'led pan all same wa'm not too hot. Put lee him in
oven. Now you mind you business. No likee woman run look
at him, all time. Him done all sanie time biscuit. — Sing Lee.
Make a baking powder coffee cake dough. Place in a long
pan bringing dough up on sides of pan. Mix 1 egg beaten
light, ^ cup milk, sugar to taste with 1 quart of blue or huckle-
berries. Pour mixture on dough. Quick oven. — Mrs. J. Semm-
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Sauce for Orange Shortcake.
Peel oranges, remove white skin and sHce as thin as pos-
sible. Putsible. Put 1 cup sugar, J cup water and orange
juice in a saucepan and let boil a little. Pour this syrup over
a well beaten egg ; beat as for cake frosting. Cover cake with
sliced oranges and pour sauce over. — Mrs. Semmlow.
Four cups graham flour, 3^ cups flour, 2 tablespoons
molasses, 3 cups lukewarm milk, 1 cake yeast, 1 heaping tea-
spoon salt, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, | teaspoon soda, 2
tablespoons butter, ^ cup lukewarm water. Sift together the
graham flour, wheat flour, brown sugar and salt, then rub in
the butter. Add the molasses with the soda dissolved in it.
Next add the lukewarm milk and lastly the yeast dissolved in
the lukewarm water. Knead the dough well for 20 minutes
and set it to rise covered up. After rising form it into two
loaves, put them into pans and let them rise again. Graham
bread requires longer to rise than white flour bread. Bake in
a moderately hot oven for an hour and a quarter. If graham
bread is baked too quickly it is apt to become doughy in the
center. The above makes two loaves of bread. — Mrs. Ehlen-
Quaker Oats Bread.
Two cups quaker oats, 5 cups flour, 2 cups boiling water,
1 cake yeast, ^ cup molasses, i tablespoon butter, small hand-
ful salt. Add boiling water to oats and allow to stand one
hour. Add molasses, salt, butter, dissolved yeast and flour ;
let rise until double in bulk, beat thoroughly, turn into but-
tered pans, let rise again. Bake one hour in two loaves. — Mrs.
Swedish Rye Bread.
Heat 1 pint milk and 1 pint water to boiling point, add 1
tablespoon lard, 1 tablespoon butter, | cup brown sugar, ^
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cup corn syrup, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon caraway seed,
1 tablespoon anise seed. Beat in 2 quarts rye flour (beat
hard). Dissolve 1| cake yeast in a little warm water and add
to above when luke warm, add enough white flour so you can
knead, about 20 minutes. Let rise and knead again. Shape
into loaves and brush top with egg white or butter. Bake
in hot oven for 15 minutes, then decrease heat and bake until
done. — Mrs. P. Weissbrodt.
Put 1 quart lukewarm milk or water in bread miixer, add 2
teaspoons salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons shortening,
2 cents worth of yeast which has been dissolved in J cup luke-
warm water, and 3 quarts flour. Turn bread mixer about 5
minutes, let rise over night and form in loaves in the morning,
when raised again bake 45 minutes. Have oven hot for 10
minutes, then turn gas down to medium. — Olga T. Bohnsack.
One-half cup water, 1^ cups milk, 1 yeast cake softened in
I cup water, 4 tablespoons molasses, 1 teaspoon salt, i pound
filbert meats, 4 cups entire wheat flour, 2 cups sifted white
flour. Add the softened yeast cake to lukewarm milk and
water, molasses, salt and nuts, and stir in the flour. A little
more flour may be required. Knead the dough until elastic,
then set to rise. When light, shape in loaves and when again
light bake about 1 hour. — Olga T. Bohnsack.
Scald 1 pint of rmilk, dissolve in it 1 tablespoon butter, 1
teaspoon sugar and ^ teaspoon salt ; when lukewarm add i
of a yeast cake dissolved in 2 tablespoons of warm water and
sufficient sifted bread flour to make a batter. Beat until
smooth and set aside, covered in a warm place until light. Add
more flour to make a soft dough, turn out on the board and
knead until smooth and springy to the touch. Return to the
bowl, cover and set away again until light. Take out portions
of the dough about the size of a large egg and roll each out
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until as thick as the middle finger, then form into crescents
or other, desired shapes ; or all the dough may be turned out
carefully on the board and rolled out an inch thick, then cut
with cutters of various shapes. Lay an inch apart on greased
pans, brush the top of each roll with milk and when light bake
in a very hot oven. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Parker House Rolls.
Two cups scalded milk, i cup lukewarm water, 1 cake
yeast, J cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons
sugar. Mix yeast with water; when milk is lukewarm add
the yeast ; to it add enough flour to make a thin batter ; let rise
until light ; add sugar, salt, melted butter, flour enough to make
a soft dough ; knead for 20 minutes ; let rise until doubled in
bulk. Roll out I inch thick, cut with a biscuit cutter; press
the handle of a wooden spoon across the center of each, mak-
ing a crease, butter i slightly; fold the other half over on it;
set in a pan some distance apart ; let rise until light and bake
from 18 to 20 minutes. — Miss Clara Wollerman.
One cup scalded milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 tablespoons
shortening, ^ teaspoon salt, 1 yeast cake dissolved in ^ cup
water, 4 cups flour. ,Put the sugar, salt, and shortening in a
mixing bowl ; add scalded milk, when lukewarm ; add yeast
cake and 3 cups flour slowly. Beat to a light batter. Let
rise to double its bulk, then add 1 cup flour; let rise again.
Shape in biscuits form ; let rise till light and bake in quick
oven 25 minutes. — Mrs. Sodemann.
Scald 1 pint of milk, dissolve in it 1 scant teaspoon salt, 1
tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons sugar. When cool add
J of a cake of yeast, dissolved in a little warm water, and suf-
ficient flour to make a drop batter. Cover and set aside until
light, add flour to make a soft dough and knead for 5 min-
utes. Return to the bowl, cover and set aside as before.
When light turn out carefully on the well floured board and
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roll out i of an inch thick. Spread with softened butter,
sprinkle with granulated sugar, cleaned currants and a little
powdered cinnamon. Roll up tightly and cut in 2-inch slices.
Put close together in well greased pans and when light bake
in a moderate oven from 40 to 50 minutes. Turn out as
soon as taken from the oven or they will stick. The ex-
cellence of these buns depends upon the amount of butter
and sugar used when spread, the more the better. — Mrs.
One quart flour, 1 pint milk, ^ cup butter and lard, J cup
sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cent yeast, salt. Add little salt to flour, dis-
solve yeast in a little of the milk slightly warmed, heat re-
mainder of milk slightly, adding butter and lard. Mix milk,
butter, lard with flour ; add eggs and sugar and beat. Let rise
until light. Put in pans, spread with melted butter, sugar and
cinnamon. Let rise again and bake. — Mrs. L. C. Koebel.
Form Cake or Kugelhupf.
Three cups flour, 1 cup milk, § cup sugar, ^ pound butter,
7 eggs, 2 cents yeast, ^ teaspoon salt, J lemon peel (grated)
Stir ^ of the flour with the yeast and milk. Cream the
butter and add alternately eggs and flour. Also sugar, lemon
and salt. Then stir the first part to it thoroughly, place in a
buttered form and allow to rise. Bake 1 hour in a moderate
oven. — Mrs. C. B. Moellering.
Three and one-half cups flour (sifted), 2 cents yeast, 1 cup
warm milk, | cup granulated sugar, ^ pound butter, 5 eggs
(w^hen eggs are cheaper take 7 and use less milk), 1 cup
blanched and finely ground almonds, 1 cup seedless raisins, 1
pinch mace, | lemon rind (grated), J juice of lemon. Set
sponge with the milk, yeast and IJ cups flour. When light,
cream the butter and sugar, add the well beaten eggs with
yolks and mix gradually with the risen sponge, which has been
beaten until bubbles appear (about 20 minutes). Pour in a
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well greased spring tube form and set to rise till about one
inch from top of for^ii. Bake in mioderate oven about 1 hour.
—Mrs. H. G. Thorns.
Heat 1 quart of milk, IJ cup sugar and IJ cup butter.
When this is cool, add 3 quarts flour, 1 teaspoon salt. 2 cakes
yeast, 3 beaten eggs, 10 cents worth of citron ( cut fine), 1
pound light seedless raisins, 1 pound grated almonds, juice of
i lemon and the rind of 1 lemon. Let this rise as you would
bread, put in 4 bread pans, making in loaf forms, and when
in pans let it rise again. Bake J hour. Frost as you would
angel cake. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Stollen or Raisin Bread.
Four pounds flour, 1 quart milk, 4 eggs, 2^ ounces yeast,
IJ pounds butter, 1 pound Sultana raisins, IJ pounds sugar,
^ pound chopped almonds, 6 ounces citron (chopped). In
the morning make a sponge from part of the flour, add the
lukewarm milk, beaten eggs, yeast and salt. Set in warm place
to rise. It will rise very quickly. Then add softened butter,
raisins, sugar, almonds, citron (flour the almonds, raisins and
citron), and the balance of flour. Grate a little lemon rind into
dough. Now let rise again, then mould into loaves and raise
once more, when they are ready for the oven. Spread melted
butter before putting in oven, and bake slowly for 1 hour or
longer. Have every ingredient warm before you begin mixing.
— Marie Doederlein.
Anise Seed Cookies.
Rub to a cream | cup butter and 1 cup powdered sugar.
When light, stir in the well beaten yolks of 3 eggs then add the
stiffened whites alternately with a pound of flour or enough
to make a stiff dough, first stirring into the flour 1 teaspoonful
of anise seed. Roll thin, cut into rounds and bake. — Mrs.
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Bread Crumb Cookies.
One cup granulated sugar, ^ cup shortening butter or lard,
1 tgg, 1 level teaspoon baking soda mixed in ^ cup sour milk
or I cup hot water, H cup bread crumbs, 1^ cup flour, ^ tea-
spoon salt, 2 teaspoon cinnamon, ^ teaspoon baking powder.
Drop cookies in pan and bake brown. — Mrs. F. C. Kraemer.
One cup white sugar, 1 cup lard or butter, 1 egg, a half
teaspoon soda dissolved in a little black coffee, I teaspoon
cloves, J teaspoon allspice, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, a teaspoon
full of ginger and a pinch of salt. Mix in flour to handle well,
shape in the hand and put a nut in the top of each cake. — Mrs.
F. C. Kramer.
Two cups pastry flour, J cup butter, J cup lard, 2 cups
brown sugar, | teaspoon soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 tea-
spoons cold water. Mix well and form into little balls about
the size of a nutmeg. Place about 4 inches apart in an unbut-
tered pan and bake about 20 minutes in a moderate oven.
When done let stand in a pan about 5 minutes, then remove
carefully. — Mrs. Albrecht.
One cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar, 1^ cups shorten-
ing (part lard and part butter) 3 eggs beaten, 1 teaspoon
soda dissolved in scant J cup hot water, 2 cups flour, 6 cups
oatmeal. Put oatmeal through food chopper.
Filling. — One package raisins, 1 package dates, put through
food chopper, add 1 cup sugar, enough hot water to make soft,
add 1^ teaspoons vanilla; roll the cookies, cut and place a tea-
spoonful of the filling on cookie then place another cake on
top. Press the edges well together and bake. — Mrs. H. W.
Filled Fig Cookies.
One cup sugar, | cup lard, i cup milk, 2 cups flour, 1 egg,
2 teaspoons baking powder.
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Filling. — Boil until thick 2J cups chopped figs or raisins, 2
cups sugar, 1^ cups boiling water, 3 tablespoons flour. Roll
out dough as thin as possible, then place a layer of dough
in a greased pan, spread filling on dough and cover with
another layer of dough. When baked cut into squares. — Mrs.
Honey Drop Cookies. ,
One-half cup butter J cup sugar, 1 cup honey, 2 eggs,
1 lemon (rind and juic^"), 3 cups flower, 1 teaspoon soda. Drop
dough by teaspoons 'uttered tins and bake in moderate
oven. — Mrs. W. C. B ir hs.
Two cups sugar, f cup butter, 2 eggs, IJ teaspoons nut-
meg, 1 teaspoon lemon extract, ^ cup rich milk, 3 heaping
cups flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder, mixed. Mix all
well together with spoon, adding a little more flour, if needed,
when rolling out. Roll out thin. This makes about 6 to 7
dozen. Bake in hot oven. — Mrs. Klipp.
Three eggs, 3 cups flour, 1^ cups sugar, 1 cup butter,
2 teaspoons baking powder, 6 tablespoons milk, nutmeg. Roll
thin. Bake quickly. — Mrs. John C. Koebel.
One and one-half cups sugar mixed with 1 rounding cup
(hard) lard, 2 eggs, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 level teaspoon soda
"stirred in the buttermilk, 1 level teaspoon baking powder.
Flavor with nutmeg. Enough flour to make a soft dough.
Bake in a hot oven. — Mrs. Rausch.
One pound flour, | pound butter, | pound sugar, 3 eggs.
Work flour and butter together thoroughly in mixing bowl,
flavor with a little cinnamon or the rind of a lemon, add sugar
and eggs ; mix well, and knead into the shape of pretzels. —
Mrs. D. Wagner.
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Two cups sugar, 1 cup butter, 1 cup sour cream, 2 eggs,
pinch salt, 1 teaspoon saleratus ; mix with cream ; flavor to
taste. Use enough flour to make soft dough, roll, and cut
into cookies. — Mrs. Albrecht.
One-half pound butter, 1 pound sugar, 3 eggs, rind of 1
lemon, 3 teaspoons of rose water, 1 glass ""yine, 2 teaspoons
baking powder and flour enough to roll.- "' rs. H. W. Bruedi-
One pound shortening (lard or butter), IJ pounds sugar,
3 eggs beaten, juice of ^ lemon, ^ pound almonds chopped
fine, i cup milk (large), 2 pounds flour, 2 teaspoons baking
powder. Mix to a stiff dough and let stand over night, but do
not allow it to get too cold. In the morning roll out thin and
bake. Mrs. W. C. Westphal.
Small Almond Cookies.
Two large eggs, ^ pound white flour, ^ pound granulated
sugar, I pound chopped almonds, 2 ounces butter, grated rind
of 1 lemon. Cream the sugar and butter, then add the eggs,
a little cinnamon and almonds, stir J hour, then add flour, roll
in small balls and bake in slow oven, — Mrs. Tischer.
Two eggs, -J pound butter, J pound sugar, -J teaspoon
potassium chlorate, (powdered chlorate of potash) vanilla, J
pound almonds, citron, currants, 1 wineglass brandy, flour to
roll in little balls ; roll in sugar and bake. — Mrs. H. Tischer.
One pound butter, 1^ pound sugar, ^ pint cream, 3 eggs,
pinch of salt, ^ pound almonds chopped, ^ teaspoon baking
powder, vanilla, flour enough to roll thin. — Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
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Two pounds filberts, grated (weighed with shells), 1 pound
powdered sugar, whites of 4 eggs ; stir sugar and eggs for 20
minutes, then add nuts, roll in hand into small balls. Bake
in a slow oven ; make a frosting of powdered sugar and milk
and spread a little on top when baked. — Mrs. Piepho.
Four cups sugar, 4 eggs, 4 cup nuts, 2 cups flour, drop
them with a spoon and bake in slow oven. — Miss L. Gansz.
Cream 'well together ^ cup butter and J cup powdered
sugar; add 1 egg well beaten, J cup flour and 1 cup finely
chopped nuts, walnuts or hickorynuts preferred. Drop small
spoonfulls on buttered tins and bake in a moderate oven. — Mrs.
Shell, remove skins and chop 1 quart of peanuts ; there
should be one cupful. Mix and sift 2 cups flour, ^ teaspoon
salt and J teaspoon soda, and add 1 cup brown sugar, then
add I cup melted shortening, 1 egg well beaten, ^ cup sour
milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and f of the nut meats. Drop from
tip of spoon on a well buttered sheet and sprinkle with re-
maining nut meats. Bake in a moderate oven. — Mrs. O. A.
One up butter, 3 cups brown sugar, 4 tablespoons sweet
milk, 4 eggs, 2 teaspoons soda, 2 cups currants, 1 cup dates cut
fine, 1 cup nuts, 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg, 1 teaspoon cinna-
mon, 1 little grated orange peel, 6 cups flour. This makes a
large batch and keeps a long time. Drop in buttered tins some
distance apart. — Mrs. W. C. Hinrichs.
One and one-half cups of sugar, 1 cup butter, 3 eggs, 1
jg^ pound of walnuts chopped fine, | pound dates or raisins, cut
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fine, 1 teaspoon of soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon of warm
water, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon
allspice, about 2 cups flour. Mix all together and drop on
tins. — Mrs. E. Koretke.
Russian Rock Cookies.
One cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, | cup brown sugar,
1 teaspoon soda dissolved in | cup warm water, 3 eggs, broken
in, one at a time, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon allspice, 3
cups flour, 1 package dates, f pound shelled walnuts, 1 pound
peanuts and 1 package raisins chopped. Drop from teaspoon.
— Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
Melt J cup butter, work in 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs beaten light,
4 tablespoons milk, 1 level teaspoon baking soda, a pinch of
salt, 2 cups flour, 2 cups oatmeal, 1 cup raisins dredged with
flour. Drop on greased tins and bake. — Mrs. William Schilke.
One level cup brown sugar, 1 level cup shortening, 2 eggs,
J cup milk, 2 level cups flour, ^ level teaspoon salt, 2 level
teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup raisins, 2 cups raw rolled oats.
Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs (well beaten), and milk.
Measure flour after sifting, then sift again with salt and bak-
ing powder. Beat into ^gg and sugar, add raisins (chopped
fine), then the rolled oats. Drop by spoonfuls on a cooky
sheet. Bake in a hot oven. — Mrs. Ehlenfeld.
Mix together 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 cups currants
and chopped raisins, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 1 tea-
spoon nutmeg, 1 scant teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon baking soda
dissolved in 2 tablespoons sour milk, flour enough to roll out
One-half pound butter, J pound lard, 1 pound brown sugar,
1 cup white sugar, ^ pound citron, chopped real fine, 1 quart
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molasses, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon soda, i pound almonds, chopped
fine. Flour enough to roll. — Mrs. E. J. Keuer.
Christmas Cookies (Leb-Kuchen).
One cup butter, 1 cup lard, 2 cups hot water, 1 pound brown
sugar, 1 quart molasses, | pound citron (cut small), ^ pound
almonds (chopped fine), 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 nutmeg,
2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, | teaspoon cloves,
I teaspoon allspice, 3|- sieves full of flour. Let this stand
from three days to a week, then roll and cut in diamond shape
with one-half almond in center. — Mrs. William Schilke.
One cup sugar, 2 cups molasses, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 cup
shortening, 1 level teaspoon soda, 1 level teaspoon ginger, ^
teaspoon allspice, ^ scant teaspoon black pepper, 1 level tea-
spoon cinnamon, J teaspoon salt, 2 eggs. Enough flour to
handle. — Mrs. Rausch.
Two pounds white sugar, 8 eggs, 1 tablespoon ground cin-
namon, 1 tablespoon allspice, 1 tablespoon cloves (ground),
nutmeg, 1 ounce of citron cut fine, and ^ pound almonds
blanched and chopped, a pinch of soda dissolved in a little
hot water and flour enough to make a good stiff dough. Roll
out and cut with a small round cutter. This dough must be
prepared the night before. Bake in a medium oven. — Mrs.
F. C. Kramer.
One-half pound butter, i pound lard, f pound brown
sugar, f pound granulated sugar, 1 pint syrup, J pound
almonds, J pound each of candied lemon, orange and citron, 1
egg, -J lemon, ^ grated nutmeg, 1 teaspoon each of anise seed,
mace, allspice, cloves and cinnamon, 10 cents worth of carda-
mon, 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 2 teaspoons brandy,
J pint water, flour enough to roll. — Mrs. Bertha Hass.
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Pepper Nuts or Christmas Cookies.
Four eggs, 2 pounds light brown sugar, 2 cans Karo corn
syrup, i cup molasses, 1 cup suet, IJ cups lard, 5 cents
worth cardamon seed, about the same amount of anise seed,
crushed salt to taste. Melt the lard and suet and allow to
cool till it begins to harden ; do not heat syrup, mix all cold
as possible. Three teaspoons baking powder and 3 teaspoons
baking soda dissolved in hot water; add enough flour and
knead until it does not stick to the hands. Let stand over
night, roll out and cut; bake in a hot oven. — Mrs. W. Jacobs.
One pound flour, 1 pound powdered sugar, 4 eggs; butter
size of an Qgg, 2 teaspoons baking powder. Roll out thin,
cut out and let lay over night. Spread anise seed in pans
before putting in cookies and bake very slowly. — Mrs. H.
Whites of 6 eggs, 1 pound pulverized sugar, grated rind of
i lemon, ^ teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 pound almonds
(grated with the peel or put through meat chopper) ; beat the
w^hites of eggs to a stiff froth, add the sugar and the lemon
rind and beat again constantly for 15 minutes. To this mix-
ture add the ground cinnamon and put aside -J of this
amount (to be used later for coating). To the quantity remain-
ing add the grated almonds. Roll out and cut with cookie cut-
ter in star shapes. Place in baking tin and spread each star
lightly with a little of the mixture that was put aside before.
The whole secret of making a success of these delicious cakes
lies in the baking. Have the oven quite cool in the beginning.
Turn the pan several times and when the cookies appear a pale
white then close the oven door and turn on the gas to permit
the cookies to bake to a tan shade. — Marie Doederlein.
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One cup sugar, 3 Qgg yolks, J cup tepid water, 1 heaping
cup flour, 1 scant teaspoon baking powder, lastly the beaten
whites of 3 eggs. When cool cut into squares.
Frosting: Cream 1 cup butter, adding gradually as much
confectionery sugar as it will take, 1 tablespoon cream, 1
dessert spoon vanilla. Ice squares on all sides and roll in
almonds which have been blanched, browned and grated. —
Two eggs, i cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 squares bitter choco-
late (melted), 1 cup chopped nuts, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon
vanilla. Mix ingredients together and then spread in buttered
pans about -J inch thick. Bake about 30 minutes; (this will
fall). Cut in squares. — Mrs. E. Perch.
Two teaspoons shredded cocoanut, 2 eggs, J cup butter,
J cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1
teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat the butter and sugar to a
cream ; add the eggs, well beaten ; sift in the flour and baking
powder and add the cocoanut and extract. Bake in muffin
pans in a moderate oven about 15 minutes. Frost the top. —
One cup sugar, ^ cup water. Boil to a thread; stir into 2
Qgg whites. Thicken with cocoanut. Flavor. Put in oven
few minutes to brown. — Mrs. O. A. Skibbe.
Two eggs beaten separately, 1 cup sugar, 2 cups oatmeal, 1
cup cocoanut, i teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon of melted butter,
flavor with vanilla or almond. Bake like drop cakes.^ — Mrs.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 99
Eight tablespoons butter or lard, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup
sour milk, 2 cups flour, 2| teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla,
1 teaspoon soda, cream sugar and butter, add beaten egg
yolks, then milk and flour. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
— Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
One cup sugar, 3 eggs, 1 cup flour, few grains of salt, 1
heaping teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup walnuts cut, 1 pound
dates cut. Beat egg yolks with sugar until creamy ; mix flour,
baking powder and salt, add nuts and dates. Beat egg whites
stiff and stir in. Bake in a shallow pan for 30 minutes.
When cool, cut in bars and roll in powdered sugar. — Mrs. W.
One-half pound sugar, ^ pound dates (after stones are
removed), | pound almonds (not blanched), 3 eggs, bread
crumbs. Beat sugar and yolks to a cream, add dates and
almonds, which have been mixed thoroughly, then the beaten
whites, little vanilla. Roll with hands in bread crumbs, bake
in moderate oven, let in pans till cold. — Mrs. Louise M. La-
To the whites of 2 eggs add J cup granulated sugar and
beat J hour, then cut up some dates and stir in, and bake in a
very slow oven. Drop on tins, but do not grease the tins.
If you should want more, take 4 eggs and 1 cup of sugar and
beat 1 hour.^Mrs. Piepho.
One cup corn flakes, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup cocoanut,
2 eggs (whites). Mix corn flakes, powdered sugar and cocoa-
nut together with beaten whites of eggs. Bake until light
brown. — Mrs. E. Ferch.
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Small Spice Cakes.
To 1 cup of molasses add 1 teaspoon soda dissolved in a
cup of boiling water, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon
powdered cinnamon, J teaspoon cloves, J teaspoon mace, J
teaspoon salt and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth and bake
in gem pans in a moderate oven. — Mrs. Albrecht.
One-half cup butter, 1 cup boiling water, 1 cup flour, 4 eggs.
Place butter and water in saucepan, on range, as soon as it
boils, add flour all at once until well mixed. Stir until it
forms a ball and leaves the sides of pan. Set off to cool (not
cold) add 1 egg, beat 5 minutes, another egg and beat 5 min-
utes and so on until eggs are all used up in batter. Drop
mixture on oiled shallow pan, bake in moderate oven 40 or 50
minutes. When cool make incision and fill with whipped
cream or cream filling. (This should make 15 puffs.) — Mrs.
Cake Icings and Fillings
Boiled Icing for Cake.
Boil together 1 cup granulated sugar and J cup water
without stirring until it threads quickly when lifted with a
spoon ; turn this hot mixture slowly into the white of 1 egg
which has been beaten to a stiff froth, beat while turning on
the hot liquid ; continue to beat until stiff enough to spread ;
add i teaspoon any preferred extract. If the sugar has cooked
too much it will grain ; then it may be made smooth by beating
in a little boiling water; a teaspoonful at a time. — Mrs. A. J.
Butter Cream Icing and Filling.
One pound powdered sugar, ^ cup butter, 1 teaspoon van-
illa, cream. Mix sugar and butter and beat thoroughly, then
the cream until it spreads. — Mrs. Graser.
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Butter Cream Filling and Frosting.
Beat together 2 heaping tablespoons butter, 6 heaping
tablespoons powdered sugar, and 1 tablespoon cream or milk.
Beat until light then add ^ teaspoon baking powder and
vanilla. — Mrs. O. Braun.
One cup confectioner's sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, ^ tea-
spoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons cocoa, 2 tablespoons cold black cof-
fee. — Mrs. O. T. Lachmann.
One and one-half cups powdered sugar, ^ teaspoon maple-
ine flavor, J teaspoon butter, 2 tablespoons hot milk. — Mrs. H.
Take 1 pint strawberries, 1 cup sugar, and the white of 1
egg. Beat all together until stiff. Serve on jello or cake.
— Mrs. Chas. Hemler.
Peel and grate 4 good cooking apples, add J cup sugar, 1
egg yolk, juice of I lemon. Beat together and cook about 10
minutes. If not thick enough add 1 scant teaspoon cornstarch
dissolved in water. — Mrs. Klipp.
Boil 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water till it threads, then beat
in the stiffly beaten whites of 2 eggs. Chop 6 figs, 6 mara-
schino cherries or more, 2 tablespoons walnuts, and stir into
the mixture and spread. — Flora Hemler.
Two cups brown sugar, 1 teaspoon flour (rub well in
sugar), butter size of walnut, J cup cream. Boil altogether
until waxy. Flavor with vanilla. — Mrs. Hunt.
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One cup confectionery sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 tea-
spoon cocoa, 1 tablespoon boiled milk. Stir all well together ;
double the amount if not quite enough. — Mrs. Klipp.
One cup boiling milk, 3 rolled crackers, the yolks of 2 eggs,
4 tablespoons sugar, a pinch of salt; cook a few minutes until
thick, remove from fire, add 1 cup cocoanut and a few drops
of almond oil.
1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 egg, 1 lemon (juice and
grated rind), 1 piece butter, 1 cup water. Add flour to sugar
and mix, then add in egg, lemon, butter and water, and boil
until thick. — Mrs. W. J. Keuer.
Two cups powdered sugar, 1 cup sweet butter, 2 table-
spoons cocoa, 4 tablespoons hot coffee, 1 teaspoon vanilla. —
One cup milk, J cup granulated sugar, small piece butter,
yolk of 1 egg, cup chopped walnuts, cornstarch, vanilla. Let
the milk, sugar, butter and egg come to a boil, thicken with
cornstarch, add the walnuts, flavor with vanilla. Spread be-
tween the layers. If a plain custard filling is desired, omit
nuts. — Mrs. Theo. Doering.
About IJ cups to i cup pineapples, shredded and the
juice, add ^ cup sugar and 1 teaspoon pineapple extract. Boil
and thicken with a little cornstarch dissolved in water; boil
about 10 minutes. — Mrs. Klipp.
Tutti Frutti Filling.
Make a boiled frosting and when cool add -J pound al-
monds and a scant i cup raisins (chopped fine) ; add a little
citron sliced thin. Spread at once. — Mrs. H. A. Zorn.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 103
One cup sugar, scant i cup butter creamed together, add
yolks of 3 eggs well beaten, 1 cup flour with J teaspoon bak-
ing powder and lastly beaten whites of eggs. Spread about 1
inch of dough in square tin, then put on a layer of split al-
monds, brown side up. Sift pulverized sugar over top as
soon as taken out of oven. — Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
Bitter Almond Cake.
One pound sugar, IJ pounds flour, f pounds butter, whites
of 8 eggs, 1 cup milk, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon
almond extract. Bake in loaf tins about an hour, moderate
oven. — Mrs. Schwoerer.
Apple Fruit Cake.
Two cups dried apples soaked over night and boil down in
2 cups of molasses. Add 1 cup of shortening, -J cup of coffee,
2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, J cup sour cream, level tablespoon of
soda, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 4 cups flour, spices to suit
taste, a little salt. — Mrs. G. Rausch.
* Apple Sauce Cake.
One and one-half cups brown sugar, ^ cup butter, 2 eggs,
1 cup apple sauce (not sweetened), 1 teaspoon soda, J tea-
spoon cinnamon, ^ teaspoon cloves, 1 cup raisins, 2 cups
flour, J cup nuts may be added. Bake in loaf tin about 1 hour
in slow oven.
Frosting: One cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1
tablespoon butter; cook until it forms a ball in cold water. —
Whites of 8 large or 9 medium eggs, IJ cups granulated
sugar, 1 cup Swansdown cake flour, ^ teaspoon cream of
tartar, a pinch of salt added to eggs before whipping, flavor
to taste. Sift, measure and set aside sugar and flour; whip
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eggs to foam, add cream of tartar, and whip until very stiff;
add sugar and fold in (always using a spoon to mix cakes
with) then flavor and fold in, then flour and fold in lightly
through. Put in a moderate oven at once. Will bake in about
25 minutes. It should not take longer, as baking too long
dries out moisture and makes them tough and dry. Put in
oven too hot for butter cakes and not hot enough for bis-
cuits. If the cake is properly mixed, it will rise above pan.
When it is done it begins to shrink ; let it shrink back to level
of pan. Watch this stage carefully and when it shrinks back
to level of pan, take out of oven and invert immediately, rest
on center tube, let hang until perfectly cold, then cut cake
loose from around sides and center tube. Knock back slide,
insert knife and cut loose from the bottom ; turn out. This
must be put in pan that has never been greased. — Mrs. Al-
One cup sugar, J cup butter, 3 eggs beaten separately, J
cup milk, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon
vanilla. Put almonds, sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake in
3 long pans and cut while hot. — Mrs. F. W. Seeglitz.
One scant cup butter, 3 cups sugar, 1 cup milk, 12 egg
whites, 1 cup cornstarch, 3 cups sifted flour, 3 tablespoons bak-
ing powder, flavoring to taste. Cream butter, add sugar and
cream again, alternate with milk and flour; add baking pow-
der mixed with cornstarch, lastly the stiffly beaten whites.
Bake in a moderate oven 2 hours, the exact time will depend
on the thickness of the loaf. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Burnt Caramel Cake.
Cream | cup butter, add 1^ cups granulated sugar gradu-
ally, the yolks of 2 eggs well beaten; add slowly 1 cup cold
water, then IJ cups flour; beat well. After this add 3 table-
spoons of the burnt sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, another cup of
flour; beat again, then add 2 teaspoons of baking powder,
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lastly the well beaten whites of 2 eggs. Bake in 3 layers and
put together with boiled icing flavored with 3 tablespoons of
the burnt caramel and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
To burn the sugar: -J cup granulated sugar in skillet,
stirred constantly over the fire. It will soften, then melt and
finally become liquid, until it throws off an intense smoke.
Have ready i cup boiling water ; remove sugar from fire, pour
water into it, stir quickly, and set back on the fire to boil till
about as thick as molasses. — Mrs. Koehneke.
One and one-half cups sugar, J cup butter, 1 cup milk, J cup
nuts, J cup marachino cherries, 1 pinch salt, 1 J cups flour sifted
three times, ^ cup flour with two teaspoons baking powder,
flavor with vanilla, 4 whites of eggs beaten to a stiff froth,
fold in with other ingredients. — Mrs. E. Ferch.
Two cups sugar, 6 eggs, ^ pound butter, 2 cups flour, 1 cup
ground nuts (walnuts preferred), 1 cup citron and orange peel
ground, | cup milk, 1 teaspoon baking powder. — Mrs. H. G.
One cup flour, | cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1
tgg, butter size of an tgg. Cream butter, add sugar, and egg
well beaten, then add flour and baking powder sifted together.
Beat well, bake in a layer. When done split open and put
lemon cream between. Icing and cocoanut on top. — Mrs. O.
Vanilla Cocoanut Loaf.
One cup sugar, J cup butter, ^ cup milk, beat 3 eggs seper-
ately, add another J cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, J of a small
package of cocoanut, IJ cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder,
^ teaspoon soda. Medium oven. — Elsie Rauschert.
Two cups light brown sugar, 1 cup butter, 1 cup syrup,
1 cup strong coffee, 4 eggs, 1 teaspoon saleratus (baking soda).
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2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons cloves, 1 teaspoon grated
nutmeg, 1 pound raisins, 1 pound currants and 4 cups flour. —
One cup sugar, J cup butter, J cup sweet milk, -J cup
cornstarch, 1 cup flour, whites of 6 eggs, a little vanilla, 2
teaspoons baking powder. Cream butter and sugar together,
then add milk, then cornstarch and then flour with baking
powder. Lastly the 6 beaten whites. — Mrs. Albrecht.
French Cream Cake.
One cup sugar, 3 eggs beaten well, 1^ cups flour, 2 tea-
spoons baking powder, 3 tablespoons cold water. Bake in two
tins. Split cake with knife and fill with following cream :
1 pint milk, 1 egg yolk, 2 tablespoons cornstarch ; boil until
stiff. Mrs. M. Brockman.
Sweet Cream Cake.
Ten cent bottle cream, 3 eggs, 1 cup sugar, pinch of salt, 1^
cups flour, 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon van-
illa. Mix well and bake in a form tin in a slow oven.
Two eggs, f cup sugar, ^ cup flour, ^ teaspoon baking pow-
der, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup dates, cut lengthwise. Do
not grease pan. Bake J hour slowly. Serve with whipped
cream. — Mrs. J. H. Kalte.
One and one-half cups butter, IJ cups sugar, 2 large or 3
small eggs, 1 cup sour milk, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 package
dates cut in small pieces, 1 cup walnuts chopped fine, 2 large
cups flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt. Mix butter
and sugar, add eggs, nuts, dates and vanilla Add sour milk
in which soda has been dissolved, then flour and salt. Bake
in long narrow tins, about 45 minutes in moderate oven. —
Mrs. W. H. Mampe.
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French Date Cake.
Beat the yolks of 6 eggs with 2 cups sugar, then add the
beaten whites of eggs. Beat well ; add 2 cups flour, 2 tea-
spoons baking powder, J pound nuts, 1 pound dates. Cut
dates and nuts. Flour both well, then add to batter. Bake
J hour in coffee cake tins. This makes two cakes. — Mrs. W.
Beat together 1 cup sugar and 4 Qgg yolks until very light,
stir in J pound butter which has been creamed, and then add 1
gill of water mixed with 3 teaspoons cream, 1 teaspoon vanil-
la, about li cups flour sifted with 2 level teaspoons baking
powder. The dough should not be too stiff. Bake in 2 lay-
ers. These form the yellow part. For the white part cream
together -J cup butter and IJ cups sugar, add 1 cup luke warm
water and 2J cups flour sifted with 2 teaspoons baking powder.
Beat hard, then add the juice and rind of 1 lemon and the
stiffly beaten whites of 4 eggs. Bake in layers. Put to-
gether with a boiled icing filling, alternating yellow and white
layers. Use the same icing on top covering it with grated
orange peel — when this icing is cold, form a daisy on it of
white boiled icing using a pastry tube. — Mrs. A. Weith.
One cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup raisins, 1 teaspoon lard,
^ teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix and boil 4
minutes, let cool 4 minutes. Add 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon soda
dissolved in J cup warm water, a pinch of salt, nuts if de-
sired. Bake in loaf. — Elsie Rauschert.
One and one-quarter cups sugar, J cup butter, ^ cup
water, 4 eggs, 2^ cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder.
Flavor to taste. Cream butter and sugar, add beaten yolks,
water, and beaten whites of eggs, then add flour and flavoring
and stir hard. Bake in slow oven, either in loaf or layers.
— Mrs. G. C. Hass.
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One cup seedless raisins, 1 cup dates stoned, each chopped
fine, i cup butter, 1 cup water. Let boil 5 minutes, cool, and
add 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cloves, ^
teaspoon salt, 1 level teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon
lemon extract, 2 cups flour. Bake in loaf cake pan in a slow
oven for 45 minutes. — Mrs. Wm. Fredericks.
My Christmas Fruit Cake.
One pound brown sugar, 1 pound butter, 8 eggs, 1 pound
large dark raisins, 1 pound sultana raisins, 1 pound currants,
1 pound cirton, ^ pound figs, 4 apples, 1 tablespoon molasses,
1 cup sour milk, 1 teaspoon soda, 1 teaspoon each of spices, 1
cup good brandy, 1^ pounds Swansdown cake flour, 2 tea-
spoons baking powder. Bake about 2 hours. — Mrs. O. A.
Two and one-half cups sugar, | cup butter, 4 eggs, 2^
cups milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, a little salt, 1 cup citron, 2 cups
seedless raisins, 2 cups seeded raisins, 1 cup almonds (chopped
fine), J teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon each of ginger and
cloves, 1 wineglass each of wine and brandy, 4 teaspoons bak-
ing powder, 5^ to 6 cups flour. Bake IJ to 2 hours. Test
with straw. — Mrs. Graser.
One pound flour, 1 pound sugar, | pound butter, 2 pounds
seeded raisins, 2 pounds currants, 1 pound citron, i cup
brandy, 8 or 10 eggs, 1 teaspoon mace, 2 teaspoons cinnamon,
allspice and nutmeg, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 tablespoon soda dis-
solved in J cup cold coffee, salt to taste. Stir the butter and
sugar to a cream, then the whites and yolks beaten separately,
the flour gradually, brandy, spices, lastly the fruit, which
should be mixed with part flour. — Hattie Guelzow.
One cup sugar, 2 cups flour, J teaspoon nutmeg, ^ tea-
spoon cloves, i teaspoon allspice, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 table-
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spoon cinnamon. Mix dry ingredients together, then add 1
wineglass wine, IJ cups sponge, J cup melted butter, ^ cup
milk (warm), 1 teaspoon baking soda. Mix and add 1 pound
raisins, 1 pound currants, ^ cup chopped nuts, a few chopped
cherries (candied), a little citron, lemon peel and orange peel
chopped in small pieces. Add 3 eggs, beating the whites to a
stiff froth. Let it rise 1 hour and bake 1 hour. — Mrs. P.
White Fruit Cake.
One cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup milk, 2^ cups flour, 7
egg w^hites, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 pound seedless rai-
sins bleached, 1 pound figs, J pound walnuts, ^ pound citron,
1 pound cocoanut. Bake 2 hours. — Mrs. M. Brockman.
One cup New Orleans molasses, i cup lard, i cup sour
milk or buttermilk, 1 egg, salt to taste, 2 level teaspoons soda,
1 teaspoon cinnamon, J teaspoon .ginger, 2 cups sifted flour.
Bake in 2 layers and use white frosting. — Mrs. Chas. Hemler.
Yolks of 8 large or 9 small eggs, IJ cups granulated sugar,
f cup butter, f cup water, 2^ cups Swansdown cake flour,
2 heaping teaspoons baking powder, flavoring. Sift flour once,
then measure, add baking powder and sift three times; cream
butter and sugar thoroughly ; add flavor, water, then flour, then
stir very hard. Put in a slow oven at once. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Graham Cracker Cake.
One cup sugar, ^ cup butter, 2 eggs (well beaten sepa-
rately), 1 cup milk, 1 cup graham crackers rolled fine, 1 cup
flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Filling: One-third of a cup sugar, 1 cup milk, yolk of 1
egg, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, juice of | lemon and 1 cup walnut
meats, added last. Boil in double boiler until thick.
Frosting : White of 1 egg, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, but-
ter size of a walnut. Do not beat white of egg separately, but
beat all together until nice and creamy. — Mrs. Wm. Ehlenfeld.
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Graham Cracker Cake.
Two tablespoons butter, 1 cup sugar, 4 eggs (or less)
separated, ^ cup shredded cocoanut or nut meats, 1 cup milk,
2 cups rolled graham crackers, 2 teaspoons baking powder,
vanilla. Cream butter and sugar, add yolks of eggs and milk.
Mix cocoanut, baking powder and graham crackers rolled fine,
and stir into butter mixture. Lastly, fold in beaten whites of
eggs. Bake in 2 layers in a moderate oven. Cover with but-
ter frosting, using lemon flavor, and sprinkle with fresh or
desicated cocoanut, put through food grinder. — Clare L.
Ice Cream Cake.
Beat the whites of 10 eggs very stiff, add gradually IJ
cups powdered sugar and 1 cup flour and a heaping teaspoon
of cream of tartar mixed thoroughly into the flour before sift-
ing it. Bake in jelly pans or layers. Be careful not to let mix-
ture warm before putting into pans.
Filling: One-half pint sweet cream brought to boiling
point, 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in a little milk, yolks of
3 eggs beaten and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. While still
warm add i pound chopped almonds and fill layers with the
warm mixture. Insert halved almonds on top of cake. Does
not necessarily have to be frosted. This is a delicious cake. —
One cup sugar, J cup butter, f cup strawberry jam, ^
cup sour milk, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 3 eggs, 2 cups flour,
1 teaspoon cinnamon, J teaspoon nutmeg. Cream butter and
sugar, add beaten yolks, jam, sour milk mixed with the soda
flour and spices, then the beaten whites of the eggs. — Mrs.
G. C. Hass.
Delicious Jelly Roll.
Take 3 eggs, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoonful baking powder, 1
cup sugar, 1 teaspoonful vanilla. Bake in good size square
pan. When done, place on wet towel, spread with jelly or
jam and roll carefully. — Mrs. Anna A. Jaekel.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 111
One-half cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 level cups flour,
2 teaspoons baking powder, § cup cold water. Flavor to taste.
— Mrs. J. Rausch.
Sour Milk Layer Cake.
Cream If cups of sugar with ^ cup of butter, add 3 eggs
and beat the batter hard. Stir in a cup of sour milk into which
a generous pinch of baking soda has been beaten. Last of all,
whip in lightly 3 level cups of flour that has been sifted with
2 teaspoons of baking powder. Bake in three layers and put
togetcocoanut or chocolate. — Mrs. A. J. Lottes.
One pound fat salt pork chopped fine dissolved in 1 pint
boiling water, 3 cups brown sugar, 1^ cups molasses and
syrup mixed, 1 pound raisins (light seedless), 1 pound raisins
(dark seedless), 2 tablespoons cinnamon, -J teaspoon cloves,
1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 nutmeg,
7 cups flour, 5 cents citron, 15 cents shelled walnuts, 10 cents
figs, 10 cents dates ; citron, nuts, figs, dates chopped fine. Mix
all together and bake 2J hours in moderate oven. This makes
three cakes. If desired, ^ cup brandy may be added. — Mrs. E.
One pound of fresh salt pork, chopped, | pint of boiling
water, 1 cup molasses, 2 cups brown sugar, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon
soda mixed with flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cloves,
1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 pound raisins, 1 pound currants, 1
pound nuts, 1 pound dates, citron, 2^ cups flour. Bake in slow
oven 1^ hours. — Mrs. R. Baur.
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One cup butter, H cups powdered sugar, ^ cup milk, 2 cups
flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 4 eggs. Cream butter and
sugar, add well beaten yolks, then milk and flour, and finally
the stiffly beaten whites and baking powder. Bake in a
moderate oven until light brown. — Mrs. A. Braun.
Cream 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of sugar, add 4 eggs beaten
separately, then 1 cup milk, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking
powder. The longer the butter and sugar are beaten the better
the cake. — ^Mrs. M. C. Kretchmer.
Pound Cake or Almond Loaf.
Three-fourths of a pound of butter (scant), f pound sugar,
4 eggs (yolks and whites beaten separately), J pound flour,
sifted well with J pound cornstarch, J pound almonds (chopped
fine). Flavor to suit. Frost the cake and use some of the
almonds whole to ornament the top. Cream, butter and sugar,
add yolks that have been beaten well, next flour and corn-
starch and almonds, lastly the beaten whites. Beat the cake
for about J hour, until light. Bake in moderate oven for 1
hour. — Mrs. A. Streger.
Wash and drain ^ pound butter. Beat it with the hand
until it is quite creamy, then add i pound sugar. Beat it until
it is like the lightest and whitest hard sauce ; then add 1 egg,
beat it until it is quite incorporated, then add another and beat
again, and so on until 5 eggs are used. Take great care that
each Qgg is incorporated before the next is added. This re-
quires from three to five minutes beating between each egg,
according to how vigorous or slow your strokes are. The
success of the cake depends on sufficient beating. When eggs,
sugar and butter look like thick, yellow cream, add gradually a
small sherry glass of wine or brandy and ^ wine glass of rose
water. Mix well together, then sift into the ingredients |
pound of the finest flour well dried and very slightly warmed,
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to which J saltspoon of salt has been added. Line a round
cake pan (with upright sides) with buttered paper neatly
fitted, and pour the batter into it and sift powdered sugar over
the surface. Bake this cake 1^ hours in a very slow oven.
Lay a cardboard over the top for the first hour, which may then
be removed and the cake allowed to brown slowly. In turning,
be very careful not to shake or jar it. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Prince Albert Cake.
One cup sugar, | cup butter, 1 egg, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon
soda, scant 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, J teaspoon
cloves, i cup chopped raisins. — M. Hemler.
One cup sugar, ^ cup butter, 2 cups flour, 1 cup sour milk,
3 eggs, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1
cup prunes (chopped fine), 10 cents worth of walnuts (chopped
fine). — Mrs. William Blanchard.
Three-quarter cup raisins, } cup dates, j cup nuts, 1 tea-
spoon baking soda dissolved in 1 cup boiling water, pour on
fruit and let cool, i cup butter, 1^ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla,
2 eggs well beaten with butter and sugar, add fruit and 2 cups
flour. — Mrs. L. Langfeld.
Delicate Spice Cake.
Two-thirds cup butter, § cup sugar, 2^ cups flour, 1 tgg,
1 cup molasses, 1 cup milk, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 table-
spoon mixed ground spice, pinch salt, 1 cup raisins. Beat egg,
add sugar. Add mixed flour, baking powder and salt, spices,
molasses and raisins. Bake in quick oven. — Mrs. C. H. Mas-
Eggless Spice Cake.
One cup sugar, ^ cup butter, 1 cup sour milk, 2 cups flour,
i teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, J teaspoon cloves, J
teaspoon nutmeg, 1 cup chopped nuts or raisins. — Mrs. Semm-
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 117
Yolks of 3 eggs well beaten, add 1 cup sugar and beat very-
hard, add 4 tablespoons cold water, 1 cup flour sifted with 1
teaspoon baking powder, ^ teaspoon vanilla and ^ teaspoon
lemon, beat 2 minutes, then add beaten whites of 3 eggs.
Bake in slow oven about 30 minutes. — Mrs. G. C. Hass.
Beat yolks of 2 eggs light, beat whites of 2 eggs light.
Add i cup flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder and a pinch
of salt. Do not grease tins. Bake in moderate oven ; flavor
to suit. — Mrs. G. H. Rausch.
Hot Water Sponge Cake.
Beat yolks of 4 eggs until light and thick, add gradually |
cup sugar and continue beating. Then add 4 tablespoons hot
water, i teaspoon almond extract. Beat whites stiff with
pinch of salt, add | cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar and
beat again. Add to the first mixture, beating all of the time,
then fold in 1 cup flour with 1 teaspoon baking powder. Sift
flour and sugar 5 times. Bake in ungreased pan J hour. —
Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
Prize Hot Water Sponge Cake.
Yolks of 5 eggs beaten light, 1 cup granulated sugar, 4
tablespoons hot water, 1 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon baking pow-
der, 1 teaspoon vanilla, whites of eggs beaten stiff, sift sugar
and flour 5 times. Bake from 45 minutes to 1 hour in a slow
oven. — ^^Mrs. R. Baur.
Loaf Sponge Cake.
Four eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup boiling water, 2f cups
flour, IJ teaspoons baking powder, ^ teaspoon lemon extract.
Beat the yolks of the eggs very light, beat in gradually the
sugar. Add the beaten whites of the eggs and boiling water.
Beat in very lightly the flour and baking powder well sifted
together. Flavor. Bake in a loaf pan in moderate oven. —
Mrs. C. H. Massow.
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Cornstarch Sponge Cake.
Four eggs, IJ cups sugar, J cups boiling water, 2 cups
flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Beat
eggs and sugar 20 minutes, then add boiHng water, flour, bak-
ing powder, and cornstarch. Bake in layers or loaf. — Miss
Potato Flour Sponge Cake.
Six eggs beaten separately, 1 cup sugar (J the sugar beaten
with the yolks and ^ with the whites), f cup potato flour, 1
teaspoon baking powder. — Mrs. M. Brockman.
Olinda's Sunshine Cake.
One good cup flour, 6 eggs, 1 good cup sugar sifted 3 or 4
times. Beat the yolks of the eggs to a cream. Beat whites
very stiff, and add 1 level teaspoon cream of tartar, before quite
finished beating. Add the sugar, then the yolks of eggs, 1
teaspoon vanilla, then fold in flour. Bake in very slow oven
30 to 45 minutes. — Mrs. C. Feig. ^
One cup brown sugar, ^ cup butter, 1 cup raisins (ground),
1 cup boiling water, 1^ cup nuts, 1^ cup flour, 1 egg (not sepa-
rated), 1 teaspoon baking soda. Mix together and bake in a
loaf about 30 to 45 minutes in a medium oven. — Mrs. E. Ferch,
Judges 5,25 1 cup
1 Kings 4, 22 3J cups
Jeremiah 6, 20 2 cups
1 Samuel 30, 12 2 cups
Matthew 10, 42 1 cup
1 Samuel 25, 18 1 cup
Genesis 43, 11 1 cup
Isaiah 10, 14 6
Leviticus 23, 17 2 teaspoons
2 Chronicles 9, 9
Psalms 19, 10 1 teaspoon
Judges 9, 13 1 glass
Season to taste. Directions in Numbers 11, 18. — Mrs. H. A.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 119
One cup butter, 3 cups brown sugar, 1 cup milk, 4 eggs, 1
cup raisins, 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice and cloves,
3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder. — Miss G. Jacobs.
One cup sugar, -J cup butter, whites of 3 eggs stiffly beaten
added last, J cup sweet milk, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla,
1 teaspoon baking powder. Pour one-third of this batter into
another dish and add 1 teaspoon of liquid cochineal or enough
red sugar to color, and a handful of seeded raisins. Bake in
a round loaf with the pink in the center. Ice with green frost-
ing. — Flora Hemler.
Cream | cup butter and 1^ cups sugar, add 4 yolks of
eggs beaten. Two squares chocolate dissolved in 5 table-
spoons boiling water, ^ cup milk. If cups flour, 1 heap-
ing teaspoon baking powder. Lastly add beaten whites of
eggs. Bake in three layers. Use butter cream filling.
Chocolate Frosting : Two squares chocolate, 4 tablespoons
hot water 2 tablespoons butter, ^ cup sugar, -J cup milk, which
should be added after the above ingredients have been dis-
solved over hot water. Cook until consistency of thick cream.
Remove from stove and beat until thick enough to spread. —
Mrs. M. E. Guelzow.
One-third cup butter, 1 cup sugar, J teaspoon salt, J cup
grated chocolate, 3 eggs, ^ cup milk, 3 teaspoons baking pow-
der, 1 teaspoon vanilla, -J cup nuts, ^ cup raisins, 1 J tablespoons
fruit juice, 2^ cups flour. Add whites of eggs last. Bake in
loaf about 45 minutes in moderate oven. — Mrs. W. C. Hinrichs.
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Black Chocolate Cake.
Put in double boiler 1 egg yolk, J cup cold water, J cup
sugar, J cake chocolate ; when thickened add 2 teaspoons
vanilla, and set aside. Beat together 1 cup sugar, | cup but-
ter, and 2 eggs, add | cup sour milk, 1 teaspoon soda, 2 cups
flour. Stir the two mixtures together and bake in layers or
loaf. — Miss Helen WoUerman.
Eggless Chocolate Cake.
One and one-third cups brown sugar, 4 tablespoons butter,
1 cup sour milk, 1 teaspoon soda, J teaspoon cream of tartar,
i cup cocoa. If cups flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cream the
butter, add th^ sugar and mix thoroughly. Mix and sift
the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients and the liquid
alternately to the butter mixture. Flavor with vanilla. Bake
in a moderate oven about 20 minutes. — Mrs. A. J. Koehneke.
One cup brown sugar, 1 bar German sweet chocolate
(grated), 1 teaspoon vanilla, ^ cup water; cook this to a syrup.
Add 1 cup brown sugar, J cup butter, 3 eggs, ^ cup milk, 2
cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder. Bake in layers and
use cream or butter filling. — Mrs. Sodeman.
Devil's Food Cake.
Half a cup of grated chocolate, i cup sweet milk | cup
brown sugar. Boil together until as thick as cream, then let
it cool ; mix a cup of brown sugar with a half a cup of butter.
Add 2 beaten eggs, § of a cup of milk and vanilla flavoring.
Mix well, beat in the boiled mixture and add 2 cups of flour
sifted well with 2 teaspoons baking powder. Bake in layers.
Put together with a boiled icing. — Mrs. Ehlenfeld.
One cup sugar, f cup butter, 3 eggs, 1 cup milk, 2^ cups
flour, 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder, J cup chocolate, i
cup walnuts (broken up coarsley) ; cream the butter and sugar
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together, add the cup of milk and then stir in Ughtly the flour,
in which the heaping spoon of baking powder has been sifted.
Then stir in the chocolate which has been dissolved by plac-
ing in a cup and setting in hot water. Add the nuts and lastly
the eggs, which should be beaten, whites and yolks separately.
Fudge Frosting: One and one-half tablespoons butter, J
cup unsweetened powdered cocoa, IJ cups confectioners' sugar,
a few grains salt, J cup milk, little vanilla. Melt butter, add
cocoa, sugar, salt and milk. Heat to boiling point and boil
about 8 minutes. Remove from fire and beat until creamy.
Add vanilla and pour over cake to depth of J inch. — Mrs.
Ice Cream Cake.
Cream ^ cup butter and 1 cup sugar, then the well beaten
yolks of 2 eggs ; 1 cup milk sift 1^ cups flour with 2 leyel
teaspoons baking powder and 2 teaspoons cocoa. Add the stiff
whites of 2 eggs. Use butter cream filling. — Clara Steging.
Part 1 : One-half cup of sw^eet milk, ^ cup of bitter choco-
late ; boil^ together until thick, then set aside. Part 2 : One
and one-half cups sugar, ^ cup butter, ^ cup milk 3 eggs,
2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon soda dissolved in a little hot water.
Mix Part 2 thoroughly, then stir in Part 1. Turn in tins.
Bake slowly. Use butter cream filling. — Mrs. Piepho.
French Pastry Cake.
Two cups sugar, ^ cup butter, 3 yolks of eggs, J teaspoon
baking soda dissolved in J cup sour milk or cream, J cup
cocoa dissolved in J cup boiling coffee or water, let it cool ;
2 cups of flour, 3 beaten whites of eggs, flavor, if desired.
Filling : Three cups powdered sugar, 6 tablespoons cocoa,
6 tablespoons butter, 6 tablespoons coffee or water boiling. —
Miss J. Villna.
Two cups sugar, f cup butter, J cup chocolate melted,
cup milk, 2J cups flour, 1 cup mashed potatoes, 2 eggs, 2 tea-
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spoons baking powder. Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs,
add chocolate, milk, potatoes, then the flour sifted 3 times,
and baking powder. Beat until light. — Mrs. O. Braun.
One cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 cup hot mashed po-
tatoes, i cup sweet milk, 5 cents walnuts chopped fine, 1 table-
spoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, i tea-
spoon cloves, 4 tablsepoons melted bitter chocolate, 2 cups
flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and a pinch of salt. Bake in
layers. — Mrs. E. Koretke.
Two cups sugar, 1 cup butter 4 eggs, ^ cup chopped al-
monds, 2 tablespoons grated chocolate, 1 cup grated raw po-
tato 2J cups flour, 1 lemon peel, 2 teaspoons baking powder,
■J teaspoon allspice, ^ teaspoon cinnamon. Bake in a slow oven
for about f of an hour. — Mrs. W. R. Ahrens.
Spanish Bun Cake.
One and one-fourth cups brown sugar, J cup butter, J cup
sour ceam, IJ cups flour, J cup raisins, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon soda,
1 teaspoon vanilla, nutmeg to taste. Use butter cream filling. —
Mrs. Willian Schilke.
One cup sugar, -J cup butter, 1 tgg, i cup chopped walnuts,
■J cup chopped dates, 2 small squares bitter chocolate (melted),
IJ cups flour, 1 cup sour milk, 1 teaspoon baking soda dis-
solved in 1 tablespoon vinegar. — Mrs, E. Moeller.
Five pounds fiour, 2 pounds cornstarch sifted 5 times. —
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 123
Nine eggs, f pound sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ^ cup flour,
1 small teaspoon baking powder, f poung grated almonds.
Beat the yolks of eggs with the sugar until light and creamy,
add vanilla, flour, baking powder sifted with flour. Then
beat the whites of the eggs until stiff and add grated almonds.
Bake from 40 to 50 minutes in a moderate oven. — Mrs M. C.
Apple Sauce Torte.
A delicious cake that requires no baking.
Stew 6 large apples, as for apple sauce, using very little
water, the sauce should be thick, brown 6 cups of crumbs from
toast or zwieback nicely in butter or lard. Press a layer of
crumbs in a cake tin, add a layer of apple sauce, then another
layer of crumbs ; continue until crumbs and sauce are used.
Allow cake to stand several hours, then cut and serve with
whipped cream. — Mrs. Eichelkraut.
One cup butter, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 yolks of eggs, 2
cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder. Cream butter, sugar,
flour and baking powder, then add the yolks of two ^ggs.
Line Spring Form Pan with the above mixture. Take a
large can of shredded pineapple, boil and thicken juice with
cornstarch and add a little sugar. Put in pan and bake 20
Beat whites of five eggs to a stiff froth, and add J pound
powdered sugar and ^ pound of chopped almonds; mix and
spread on top. Then bake 20 twenty more minutes — Mrs.
One-half cup butter, ^ cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 4 tgg yolks,
3 to 5 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon baking powder. Spread in
two deep layer tins. Beat whites of 4 eggs, add 1 cup pow-
dered or granulated sugar, a little baking powder, and spread
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this over dough, then sprinkle with J pound chopped almonds.
Bake in a medium oven 20 to 25 minutes : test with a straw.
Fill with a custard made of 1 Qgg, 1 cup milk, 1 tablespoon
sugar and cornstarch to thicken. — Mrs. Chas. Storbcck,
To 9 eggs, beaten well and separately, add IJ cups sugar;
to I pound ground sweet almonds add 2 cups bread crumbs,
1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking powder. Add this to
the eggs and sugar. Bake in three layers from 15 to 20 min-
utes, fill with a cream filling. Let one cup of milk come to a
boil then add yolks of 2 eggs, beaten with | cups sugar, add
3 scant teaspoons cornstarch mixed with a little milk. Cook
until it thickens, stirring all the time. When cool add van-
illa. — Mrs. Jacobs.
Rye Bread Torte.
Six eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup grated and sifted rye bread,
J teaspoon cinnamon J cup chopped walnuts, a little grated
lemon peel, -J wine glass wine. Beat the yolks and sugar
20 minutes, then add the cinnamon, grated lemon peel, wine,
the grated and sifted rye bread and last the egg whites. Bake
45 minutes. — Helen WoUerman.
Four tablespoons melted butter, 6 tablespoons sugar,* 4
tablespoons milk, 1 cup flour, 4 yolks of eggs, 1 teaspoon
baking powder. Bake in spring form.
Custard : Two yolks of eggs, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons
sugar, 2 level teaspoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Boil
until thick and let cool, then put on cake. On top of custard
put stiff beaten whites of 6 eggs, to which add 9 level table-
spoons sugar, i teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, J pound
chopped almonds. Bake 20 minutes more in slow oven. —
Mrs. H. G. Tischer.
Make a dough of ^ pound lard, J pound butter, 4 table-
spoons sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 egg yolks, J pound
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flour, J teaspoon baking powder. Work like a pie crust and
place in a form with straight sides, bringing dough well up
on sides of form. Fill with following custard : 4 eggs, f cup
sugar, I cup milk, 1 quart cherries drained of juice. Bake f
to 1 hour and serve with whipped cream. — Mrs. A. Piepho.
Two eggs beaten light, add 1 cup sugar, beat well, 1 cup
walnuts, 1 cup dates chopped, 3 tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon
baking powder. Bake in square tin Cover with white icing.
— Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
Five or 6 yolks of eggs, 1 good cup sugar, | cup toast
rolled fine, whites of eggs (stiff), J cup of Farina with 2 tea-
spoons baking powder, J pound chopped walnuts. Bake in
2 layers in hot oven for 10 minutes. Whipped cream frost-
ing and filling. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Mix ^ cup butter, 3 heaping tablespoons sugar, 2 cups
flour, 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks and 1 teaspoon baking pow-
der into a dough and spread in a spring form. Spread straw-
berry jam on top of dough' and put the following on top : -J
pound almonds peeled and chopped, J pound powdered sugar,
6 egg whites well beaten, and 1 grated lemon rind. Bake
slowly 1 hour. — Mrs. H. G. Tischer.
Cream 1 tablespoon butter with IJ cups sugar, 2 eggs well
beaten, 1 cup sour milk in which has been dissolved 1 tea-
spoon soda, 34 graham crackers, which have been rolled or
ground to crumbs, 1 teaspoon vanilla. — Mrs. Edw. J. Keuer.
Eight eggs, 2 cups hazelnuts, ground fine (measure before
grinding), 1 pint powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder,
grated rind of 1 lemon. Beat yolks of eggs until thick, add
sugar after grating rind of lemon on same, then add nuts
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with baking powder mixed through them, and last whites of
eggs beaten stiff. Bake 40 minutes in moderate oven. Served
with whipped cream or fruit it is very good. — Hrs. H. W.
One-half pound butter, J pound sugar, 3 egg yolks, ^
pound flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder. Bake in three layers.
When cold spread layers with currant jelly, then with the fol-
lowing cream : ^ pint sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, juice
of 1 lemon, vanilla, 2 tablespoons flour, 2 egg yolks. Boil till
this is thick. Ice cake with 3 beaten egg whites, powdered
sugar, J pound chopped almonds and a little cinnamon. Beat
well and spread on top. — Mrs. H. G. Tischer.
Hot Lemonade Torte.
Yolks of 6 eggs, 1^ cups sugar, 1 grated lemon rind, 1^
cups bread crumbs or 2 cups cracker meal, J teaspoon baking
powder, j^ teaspoon cinnamon, ^ pound almonds (chopped),
and the well beaten whites of 6 eggs folded in last. Bake 1
hour and when done pour ^ cup hot lemonade over cake with
a teaspoon. — Mrs. E. A. Bierdemann.
Six eggs beaten separately, 2 cups sugar, J pound walnut
meats cut, ^ pound dates cut, 1 cup bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon
baking powder. Bake in 2 tins. After baked, break in small
pieces and pour over it whipped cream, which has been sweet-
ened. Bake from 35 to 45 minutes. Mrs. E. J. Keuer.
Poppy Seed Torte.
Eight eggs (whites added last), J pound powdered sugar,
i pound raisins (seedless), J pound currants, J pound walnuts
(chopped), I pound poppy seed, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, J tea-
spoon cloves, a little baking powder, grated rind of 1 lemon.
Put raisins and currants through chopper, bake 1 hour or
more if necessary. Must stand 1 day before cutting. Very
good. — Clara A. Spangenberg.
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Six eggs, i cup potatoes, grated, | cup rye bread, grated, 1
cup sugar, J wine glass wine or brandy, a little citron, allspice
and almonds chopped, a little baking powder. Bake | hour. —
Clara A. Spangenberg.
Line the sides and bottom of a deep baking dish with
pastry and fill the bottom with soaked, pitted and stewed
prunes ; sprinkle over them sugar to sweeten, mixed with a
tablespoon flour and bake. When thickened slightly, pour
over the prunes the yolks of 3 eggs beaten with -J cup milk and
i cup each of cake crumbs and sugar. Bake until custard is
set ; spread with whites of eggs beaten stiff with 3 tablespoons
sugar, flavor, and brown. — Mrs. H. Berger.
Stir i pound butter until smooth, then add the yolks of 6
eggs ; then add -J pound sugar, J pound cornstarch and rind
of lemon. Stir 15 to 20 minutes. Mix a little cornstarch with
1 teaspoon baking powder, beat the whites and add. — Mrs.
One pound unsalted butter, 1 pound powdered sugar, 9
large eggs, 2 cups sour cream, 1 lemon, rind and juice, 1 pound
rice flour, 2 cups flour, 2 small teaspoons baking powder.
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs then alternately the rice
flour, cream, juice and rind of 1 lemon and finally the flour
with baking powder. Stir ^ hour, place into a spring form,
bake in moderate oven. — Johanna Kretchmer.
Whites of 6 or 7 eggs, 2 cups sugar (granulated, sifted), 1
tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon vanilla. Beat whites of eggs
to a stiff froth, add sugar, vinegar and vanilla. Beat this -J
hour. Bake in a spring form IJ hours, slow oven. When
done turn oft' gas and leave cake in the oven a quarter of an
hour longer. Bake day before using; leave in tin. When
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ready to serve take out of tin and put fresh or canned fruit
on top and whipped cream over fruit. Grease pan with but-
ter. — Mrs. M. C. Kretchmer.
Ice Cream and Beverages
One quart milk, 1 quart cream, 4 eggs, whites beaten stiff,
2 cups sugar and vanilla to taste. Pack and freeze. — Olga T.
Vanilla Ice Cream.
One quart whipping cream, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs well beaten,
flavor with vanilla. Freeze. — Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
One pint cream, ^ cup water, ^ cup sugar, 3 tgg whites,
1 cup English walnuts or 1 cup candied cherries. Boil sugar
and water until it threads, then remove from fire and stir it
into the beaten Qgg whites ; beat well and flavor. When cold
gently stir in the cream which has been beaten stiff, add
chopped nuts or cherries. Pack in ice and salt 4 hours ; do
not turn the freezer. One-half cherries and one-half walnuts
makes a delicious substitute for 1 whole cup of either. Fine.
— Mrs. William Bohnsack.
Four cups hot water, J cup cold water, 2 cups sugar, ^ cup
lemon juice, i tablespoon gelatine, 1 tablespoon yellow rind.
Dissolve gelatine in cold water for 10 minutes. Boil sugar and
hot water; after it begins to boil add the gelatine and lemon
rind. Pour into mixing bowl and set in pan of ice water ; when
cold add the lemon juice, strain and freeze. — Elsa Rauschert.
One quart milk, 1 pint sugar, juice of 4 large lemons.
Flavor with lemon extract, pineapple or any other fruit may
be used. Freeze. — Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
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One can Pineapple (grated), 2 cups sugar, juice of 4
lemons, 1 pint of water, whites of 1, 2 or 4 eggs, mix and
freeze. — Mrs. R. Baur.
Pineapple Milk Sherbert.
Four cups milk, 1| cups sugar, 2 cups grated pineapple, ^
cup lemon juice. Mix the pineapple, lemon juice and sugar.
Add the milk. Then freeze. — Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
One quart mashed strawberries, 1^ pints of water, enough
sugar to sweeten, about 1 cup, juice of 2 lemons. Freeze. —
Mrs. R. Baur.
One pint grape juice, juice of 1 orange, 2 lemons, J cup
sugar, 1 pint water. Mix and serve ice cold, garnishing with
sliced lemon. — Mrs. Chas. Hemler.
Two cups sugar, 2 cups water, thin yellow rind (lemon and
orange). Cook together for 5 minutes and strain. One box
strawberries, wash, mash and strain through coarse sieve.
Add i cup sugar, 1 pineapple grated, 6 lemons, 1 or 2 oranges,
I cup strong tea, 4 cups water, cracked ice for serving. This
serve 25 people or 25 sherbert cups. — Lydia H. Bohnsack.
One pint good red wine, 1 cup sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, 6
cloves and the thinly peeled rind of 1 lemon. Let this come
to a boil. Serve while hot. — Marie Doederlein.
Into 1 quart boiling water, stir ^ cup whole flaxseed, add
the juice of 2 lemons and sweeten to taste. Let this come to a
boil. Put in tightl}^ covered receptacle jar for two hours,
when it is ready to drink either hot or cold. This is excellent
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Good Cough Syrup.
Five cent cherry wood bark ground and soaked in 1 pint
of water over night. In the morning strain and add 5 cents
rock candy 5 cent stick licorice chopped fine, and boil until
thick like syrup. Dose — 1 teaspoon every hour. — Mrs. H.
One basket apricots, 5 cups sugar, ^ pint pineapple or 1 cup.
Wash and cut apricots and pour on sugar and let stand over
night. Then add cut pineapple and cook until thick. — Mrs.
Boil 4 cups of rhubarb until tender; add 8 pints of black-
berries, boil 10 minutes longer, add 6 pints of sugar. Boil 20
minutes and when cool seal in glass jars. — Mrs. Kramer.
Three pounds carrots, 3 oranges, 1 lemon, 5 peaches and a
little ginger root. Run carrots and peaches through a shred-
der. Grate the rind of a lemon and of one of the oranges.
Add juice of lemon with the oranges and peaches. Weigh and
add as much sugar as you have fruit. Boil over a slow fire
for 1 hour. — Mrs. A. Steging.
Four cupfuls of grated raw carrots, 2 cupfuls of sugar, 4
tablespoonfuls of lemon juice and a scant teaspoonful of salt.
Wash and scrape the carrots, grate or put through a food
chopper. Put in a preserving kettle with 2 cupfuls of water
and boil slowly for J hour, by which length of time the water
will have boiled away. Add the sugar and boil or simmer
slowly for 1 hour; add lemon juice and salt. Stir often. Pour
into sterilized glasses and cover with paraffin. — Mrs. A. Steg-
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 131
One basket of blue grapes, 3 oranges, 1 lemon, 3 pounds
sugar, 1 pound seeded raisins ; slip the skins off the grapes,
put the pulp in kettle, keep from burning, a few minutes sim-
mering will make the seed come out, .put through colander
to remove seeds, then add skins. Squeeze juice from oranges
and put through meat grinder with peel, add raisins and
sugar. Mix all together and cook 20 minutes. — Mrs. A.
Select 1 orange and 1 lemon with a thin skin. Cut in slices
and then in cubes. To this add 6 cups of water. Let stand
over night. Next morning boil 20 minutes ; measure liquid
and to 1 cup of mixture add 1 cup of sugar. Boil evenly for
i hour, or until it jells. This will make 8 medium sized glasses.
— Mrs. Albrecht.
Five pounds pears, 1 quart cranberries, rind of 1 orange,
par boiled twice, juice of 2 oranges. Put all through food
grinder add 4 pounds of sugar and let stand over night. Next
morning boil 45 minutes to 1 hour, and put in tumblers or
jars. When cold cover with parafine and put away to keep.
— Clare L. Kemnitz.
Pineapple and Strawberry Jam.
One pineapple cut up fine, 3 boxes of strawberries ; boil to-
gether 15 minutes, add 3 pounds sugar and boil 20 minutes
longer. Put in glasses and when cold seal. — Mrs. F. C.
One basket California blue plums, seeded and put through
the meat mill, 4 pounds sugar, 1 pound nut meats (pecans),
juice of 3 lemons and 4 oranges and the rind; 2 oranges put
through the meat mill. Boil 40 minutes, stirring to keep from
burning. — Mrs. C. B. Moellering.
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Four boxes red raspberries 2 quarts rhubarb, cut fine. Cook
rhubarb to a pulp without water. Mash berries and add to the
rhubarb then cook ^ hour. Now add 2^ quarts sugar and
cook 5 minutes. — Mrs. Ed. Pierce.
Five pounds rhubarb, 5 cups sugar, 1 pound figs, 1 pound
raisins, 1 pound nuts, juice of 2 lemons. Boil 15 minutes. —
Mrs. R. J. Frank.
Three pounds of rhubarb, 3 oranges, 3 pounds of sugar ; cut
rhubarb fine, add i of sugar, let stand over night ; in the morn-
ing cook 20 minutes, then add the chopped oranges and the
peel of 1 orange. Mix all together and cook ^ hour. — Mrs. A.
Take 2 quarts berries at a time, pick and wash ; use an
equal amount of sugar and berries (judging by looks). Boil
20 minutes. — Mrs. John C. Koebel.
Four cups of strawberries, 3 cups of sugar, 1 cup of water.
Cook berries and water 19 minutes, add sugar and boil 3
minutes or a little longer. Seal in sterilized jars. Use pint
jars, and be careful to have good rubbers. — Mrs. C. Feig.
Elderberry and Grape Jelly.
Use i of ripe grapes and f of ripe elderberries, have all the
stems out, put them in a sauce pan, and place over the fire
and let them cook slowly until tender enough to yield all their
juice freely, then put it into a jelly bag and let drain until all
the juice is out. Then for each pint of juice add 1 pint of
granulated sugar. Boil the sugar and juice together and stir
until the sugar is dissolved. Continue the boiling until a little
of the jelly (cooled) stiffens on a saucer and when it is partly
cool pour it into the jelly moulds and when cold cover with
brandied paper to keep out the air. — Mrs. Albrecht.
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One basket grapes ; cook until cooked apart, strain through
bag then add 1 cup sugar, put back on stove to come to a boil,
then bottle, and keep in a cool, dark place. When serving put
about J grape juice in a glass, then fill with water. — Mrs. A.
Two quarts cranberries, 15 quinces, 15 apples. Cut the
apples and quinces without paring, add cranberries, and cover
with water. Cook until soft, then drain through a jelly bag.
Let juice boil 15 minutes, add sugar and boil 5 minutes longer.
Allow 1 cup sugar to 1 cup juice. — Mrs. F. W. Seeglitz.
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Cut the corn off the cob and put only enough water with
it to make it juicy. Cook ^ hour, then put in 2 tablespoons
salt to each quart of corn, boil ^ hour longer and seal tight.
When ready to use, freshen in a little water and let simmer
about 20 minutes. Pour off the water and put on milk.| — Mrs.
G. H. Rausch.
Six cups of corn cut from the cob, 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon
salt, 1 cup sugar. Boil 20 minutes and put in jars; seal while
hot. — Mrs. F. C. Kramer.
Wash and peel rhubarb ; cut in about inch lengths. Put in
double boiler with very little water. Let cook thoroughly and
can while hot. Do not add sugar until ready to use. — Mrs.
To 2J pounds rhubarb, washed and cut into inch pieces,
add 1 cup vinegar, 2 pounds sugar, and 1 tablespoon each of
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cinnamon and cloves. Put all into a preserving kettle and boil
steadly for | hour. Put in jelly glasses, covering the tops with
Canned Tomato Soup.
One peck ripe tomatoes, 2 medium onions, 3 large stalks of
celery; cook until very soft and strain through a fine sieve.
Put back to boil, add i cup butter, J cup sugar, ^ cup flour
(good measure), 2 tablespoons salt, ^ teaspoon, or pinch of
red pepper. Mix and cook until thick. Seal hot and put in
jars. When ready to use, put on to boil, add a pinch of bak-
ing soda and 1 quart of milk, serve. — Mrs. Marie Saul.
Pit the cherries and cover with cold white vinegar ; let
stand 48 hours. Then drain and put in layers into jars or large
bowl, alternating each layer with a covering of sugar. Allow
1 cup sugar to 1 cup cherries. Let stand 1 week and stir
twice daily with a wooden spoon. Then put in jars and seal.
— Mrs. C. B. Moellering.
Two quarts vinegar 2 pounds sugar, 1 tablespoon whole^
cloves, tied in a bag, when boiling add peaches ; put 1 clove in
each peach. Do not boil peaches too soft ; seal air tight. — Mrs.
Twenty large heads of cabbage make 5 gallons, cut out
core and cut fine, mix with 1 cup of salt, put several handfuls
in jar and press good ; keep adding and pressing, cover with a
cloth and press down so the scum will be over the cloth. It
can be easily removed, put in a plate and heavy weight. When
you take out sauerkraut rinse cloth and add a little water if
necessary. — IMrs. J. Semmlow.
The Proper Time to Can Fruits and Vegetables as They Come
In Their Season.
Apricots and Plums — August 10th to September 10th.
Apples (Pippin are the best) — October 20th to November
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Asparagus — May 15th to July 1st.
Beans — September 20th to October 20th.
Lima Beans — August 20th to October 15th.
Blueberries — July 1st to August 5th.
Blackberries — July 15th to August 25th.
Cauliflower — September 15th to October 25th.
Cherries — June 15th to July 1st.
Currants — June 10th to July 1st,
Corn — August 15th to October 15th.
Pineapples (Sugar loaf are the best; over ripe will not
do)— May 10th to July 1st.
Peaches (the late Crawford are the best) — August 20th to
Pears — August 20th to October 15th.
Peas— May 25th to July 1st.
Raspberries — July 1st to July 25th.
Rhubarb— May 15th to July 1st.
Strawberries — June 1 to June 25.
Tomatoes — August 15th October 1st.
Fruits and vegetables must never be canned when speckled
or frost bitten and should always be kept in the dark and at a
temperature of from 45 to 65 degrees. Tomatoes, strawberries
and vegetables should be wrapped in brown paper.
Catsup, Pickles, Etc.
To 1 peck tomatoes add 2 large onions and 1 handful salt.
Let boil until soft, then strain through fine sieve. Put on to
boil with 2 tablespoons white pepper and 1 grated nutmeg and
1 pint vinegar. Let boil until thick about 3 hours. — Mrs A.
Boil 1 peck of sliced, unpeeled tomatoes with 6 white onions
and cook until so soft that they can be rubbed through a col-
lander ; strain through a sieve and return to the fire with 3 bay
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leaves, a tablespoon each of powdered mace, white pepper,
cloves, sugar, salt and i tablespoon celery seed tied in a small
cheesecloth bag. Boil for nearly 6 hours and stir frequently.
Remove the bag of celery seed and pour in a pint of vinegar.
Bring again to a boil and remove from fire ; when cold, bottle
and seal. — Mrs. Albrecht.
My Own Tomato Catsup.
One peck of good ripe tomatoes cut or, mash, J pound
mixed spices, tied in a thin cloth, boil about 1 hour, then
strain and boil 2 hours with same spices. Add 1 tablespoon
salt, 4 tablespoons ground mustard, ^ teaspoon red pepper, 1
teaspoon paprika, ^ teaspoon ground cloves, 1^ cups sugar, 2
cups of vinegar. Keep on stove until the last bottle is filled,
be sure and have bottle air tight. — Mrs. J. Semmlow.
Six onions, 24 ripe tomatoes, 4 green peppers, 3 small
tablespoons salt, 9 small tablespoons sugar. Boil gently 3
hours. — Mrs. R. J. Frank.
One peck or ^ box tomatoes (red ripe), 2 cups onions,
4 green peppers and 1 small red pepper (seeds removed).
Grind the above in coarse food chopper. One quart vinegar,
i cup salt, 4 cups granulated sugar, J scant teaspoon red
pepper (ground) ; put in the above. Put the following spices
in a bag : Three teaspoons ground cloves, 3 teaspoons ground
cinnamon, 1 small ground nutmeg, i teaspoon ground all-
spice, 3 teaspoons celery seed. Boil 3 hours. Put in glasses
or bottles and seal at once. — Mrs. H. G. Thoms.
Chili Sauce with Celery.
Put through food chopper, 15 large ripe tomatoes, 4 large
stalks celery, 5 large onions, 1 red pepper, add 8 tablespoons
brown sugar, 2 tablespoons salt, 3 cups vinegar. Boil about
2 hours. — Mrs. F. Nyendorf.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 137
Skin 2 dozen large ripe tomatoes, add 2 green and 1 small
red pepper, 2 large onions ; chip fine and boil until thick. Add
2 cups vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt, 2 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon
ginger, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon allspice. Boil 15 min-
utes or longer. Bottle and seal. Very good. — ^Mrs. Marie
Leave cucumbers in salt 4 hours, after peeling and cutting,
scoop center with silver spoon, drain in colander. Boil up in
J vinegar and i water, drain in colander again. Take 2
quarts water, 2 quarts vinegar, 2 quarts sugar, mustard seed.
Boil all well. Add cucumbers ; boil them up. Can while hot.
In one or two days pour off juice and boil up again, pour over
cucumbers again. This is for 18 cucumbers. — Mrs. Louise
Peel 1 dozen ripe cucumbers, slice and quarter, removing
all seeds and pulp. Cover with well salted water and let
stand over night. Rinse well, drain until dry. To 1 quart of
vinegar add 2 cups of sugar, 1 tablespoon whole mixed spices
in a cheesecloth bag. When boiling add cucumbers, a few at a
time. Let come to a boil, then remove to jars; sprinkle with
mustard seed, cover with liquid and seal. Mrs. Wm. Ehlen-
One peck large green cucumbers, 4 large onions : chop
fine; salt and let drain over night. Squeeze dry, then add 1
pound brown sugar, 1 quart cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons celery
seed, 2 tablespoons white mustard seed, a pinch of red pepper.
Let come to boil and seal hot. — Mrs. Wm. Blanchard.
One dozen large ears of corn, 12 large white onions, 6 red
peppers, medium size head of cabbage, 2 stalks celery, 2 cups
sugar, I cup salt, 3 quarts vinegar, ^ pound mustard. Boil
J hour. Can while hot. — Ella Baerwald.
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One dozen ears of corn, cut from cob, 8 sweet green
peppers, 2 red peppers, 1 quart onions, 1 quart yellow cu-
cumbers, 2 quarts ripe tomatoes, put this through food chop-
per, except corn. Small J cup salt, 1 quart sugar, scant, 1
quart cider vinegar, 1 ounce celery seed, 1 ounce mustard
seed, 2 level tablespoons tumeric. Boil 40 minutes and seal
in airtight jars. Note : 3 yellow cucumbers equal 1 quart. —
Mrs. F. C. Kraemer.
Twelve large ears of corn, 1 large head of cabbage, 8 large
onions, 3 small red peppers, 10 sweet green peppers. Remove
seeds. Cut corn from cob, cabbage, onions and peppers fine.
Add 3 pints of vinegar, IJ cups sugar, J cup salt. Boil about
15 minutes, then add corn, mix 3 teaspoonful mustard with 1
tablespoon flour, dissolve in vinegar. Boil about 15 minutes
more. Seal while hot. You may also add J teaspoon tumeric
if you have any. — Mrs. Semmlow.
Wash and scrub medium sized green pickles, and lay
them in fresh water over night. In the morning wipe dry,
place in half gallon jars, alternately with layers of fresh dill,
which has been cut in 2 inch pieces. Into each half gallon
jar place 2 small red peppers, or J inch ring of large red pepper,
1 large teaspoon of whole black pepper, 2medium bay leaves,
2 slices of horseradish size of a quarter. For 18 quarts of
pickles, cook 6 quarts water, 1 pound salt, 1 level teaspoonful
powdered alum. Let come to a boil, add 4 cups or 1 quart
cider or white vinegar. Fill jars of pickles with this boiling
fluid put fresh rubber on jar and seal tight. Note: the pickles
will go through a fermenting process and if you see bubbles
in cans, rest assured pickles are not spoiled. Will keep 2
years or more. — Mrs. Arthur Emde.
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Two quarts small pickles, 2 quarts small onions, 1 large
head cauliflower ; soak in salt water over night. Put 3 quarts
white vinegar on to boil, to this add spice bag, 1 dessert spoon
paprika, | pound dry mustard, wet with a little vinegar, ^
cup flour, 1 ounce celery seed, i ounce mustard seed ; then
add onion, pickles and cauliflower. Boil until it thickens and
when nearly done add 1 pound browm sugar, 3 green peppers,
3 red peppers, cut up small. Very good. — Mrs. W. A. Sass.
One quart small cucumbers, 1 quart small white onions, 1
quart sliced green tomatoes, 1 quart cauliflower cut in pieces, 4
green peppers cut up, 1 pint celery cut in pieces, 1 pint green
or wax beans cut fine. Make a brine of 4 quarts water and 1
pint salt, pour over vegetables and let stand 24 hours. Be-
fore you add the celery and beans heat them enough to scald
and then drain. Mix 1 cup flour, 4 tablespoons ground mus-
tard, 1 tablespoon turmeric mixed with enough vinegar to
make smooth, 1 cup sugar. Add enough cold vinegar to make
2 quarts in all. Boil until it thickens, stirring all the time,
add vegetables and let come to a good boil. Seal in glass
jars. — Mrs. Chas. Hemler.
Sweet Mustard Pickles.
Select small pickles, soak in salt water over night. Dry
each pickle and pack in jars. Make a paste of 2 teaspoons
mustard, 1 teaspoon salt, 1^ teaspoons sugar, and cider vine-
gar to each quart of pickles. Add this paste to enough cider
vinegar to cover the amount of jars of pickles. Seal and put
away. — Clare L. Kemnitz.
Olive Oil Pickles.
Three dozen small pickles, 8 onions, J cup white mustard,
i cup black mustard seed, 1 tablespoon celery seed, ^ teaspoon
red pepper, ^ cup olive oil, 1 large cup sugar. Cover with
white vinegar. Slice onions and pickles fine, sprinkle with
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salt and let stand over night, then drain and mix with other
ingredients. Let stand two days, stir often and seal without
heating. — Mrs. F. C. Kramer.
Ten onions, 25 pickles ; slice and sprinkle salt on same and
let stand 3 hours or over night, then drain. Bring to a boil
1 quart vinegar, 1 pound sugar, 1 tablespoon celery seed, 1
tablespoon ground mustard, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 teaspoon
turmeric. Add pickles and boil for 5 minutes. Put in jars
and seal. — Olga T. Bohnsack.
One peck small cucumbers, 30 small onions, 4 green pep-
pers, 2 red peppers. Slice and soak cucumbers over night in
strong salt water, rinse good and drain in morning, chop pep-
pers. One and one-quarter gallons vinegar, 6 cups sugar, 5
cents turmeric, 1 tablespoon celery, small lump :alum, 10 cents
yellow mustard seed. Boil hard for 5 minutes then add sliced cu-
cumbers and sliced onion and let come to a boil. — Mrs. Frank.
One-half peck green tomatoes, J peck onions, 6 stalks cel-
ery, 1 large cabbage (all chopped fine) ; 4 tablespoons salt.
Let stand 24 hours, then drain. Add vinegar, sugar, mixed
spices. Boil, but not long. — Mrs. Louise M. Lafrentz.
One peck green tomatoes, 6 large onions, 1 large head
celery, 3 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon each cinnamon, allspice, mus-
tard, pepper (all ground) ; 3 pints vinegar, 2 tablespoons salt.
Chop or grind and boil 2 huors. — Mrs. O'Rourke.
Two dozen green peppers, 2 dozen red peppers, 30 onions
(medium size), 2 quarts vinegar, 3 cups sugar, 6 tablespoons
salt. Put through food chopper; scald in hot water 5 min-
utes. Take vinegar, sugar, salt ; let it come to a boil, add the
above and boil 5 minutes. — Mrs. Sodemann.
PILGRIM COOK BOOK 141
One dozen large, green tomatoes, 3 or 4 green peppers, 2
onions chopped fine, 1 tablespoon white mustard seed, 2 cups
vinegar, J cup brown sugar. Cook all together until soft.
Salt to taste. — Mrs. C. H. Massow.
One peck green tomatoes, 1 dozen large onions, 1 solid head
of cabbage, 1 large bunch of celery, 1 dozen green peppers,
5 cents celery seed, 2 10 cent cans Coleman's mustard, 1
gallon cider vinegar, 1 pound flour, IJ pounds brown sugar.
Chop coarse ; make paste of sugar, mustard, flour and add to
boiling vinegar. Drop all ingredients into vinegar paste and
boil a short time. Use turmeric coloring. — Mrs. Graser.
Four medium size apples, 24 ripe tomatoes, 8 medium size
onions, 6 green peppers, 3 stalks celery, 2^ tablespoons salt,
1 cup vinegar, 1 cup brown sugar. This makes 6 pints. Boil
about 2 hours. — Flora Hemler.
Cold Tomato Relish.
Scald and skin 1 peck of ripe tomatoes. Dice them or put
them through the meat grinder. Add 1 cup salt, and let them
stand all night. Drain thoroughly. Add 2 cups of chopped
onions, 6 red peppers (chopped fine), -J cup mustard seed,
2 cups brown sugar, 1 level teaspoon cinnamon, 1 level tea-
spoon cloves, 1 quart of vinegar. Mix well and seal in jars. —
Mrs. G. Rausch.
Green Tomato Pickles — Sweet.
One peck green tomatoes sliced, sprinkle with salt sparingly
and let stand over night, 1 dozen good sized onions sliced
rather coarse, 6 red peppers chopped coarse, 1 cup sugar, 1
tablespoon ground allspice, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 table-
spoon mustard, 1 teaspoon cloves, 3 pints good vinegar or
enough to cover. Boil until tender. — Mrs. G. H. Rausch.
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Green Tomato Pickle.
Four quarts green tomatoes, 8 large onions, 1 quart vine-
gar, 2 cups granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon
pepper, 1 tablespoon ground mustard, 2 teaspoons whole all-
spice, 2 teaspoons whole cloves, 1 teaspoon mace. Peel and
slice onions, and slice but do not peel the tomatoes. Dissolve
the sugar in the vinegar and pour the syrup over the toma-
toes, onions and spices. Heat gradually and simmer until the
vegetables are tender, stirring every now and then to prevent
scorching. — Mrs. Albrecht.
Chopped Green Tomato Pickle.
One-half peck green tomatoes (chopped coarse), 5 or 10
cents onions, 4 green peppers and 1 red pepper (seeds re-
moved). Then put 1 cup salt over all and let stand over night.
In the morning squeeze through cloth. Put on to heat. Throw
in 3 pints water and vinegar, half and half. Then squeeze
through cloth again. Then put 3 pints more vinegar on to
boil with some whole cloves and cinnamon in a bag, and IJ
pounds brown sugar and 3 cents mustard seed. When this
begins to boil add chopped pickles and 8 German celery roots
peeled and chopped. Heat all through and put in jars. Celery
root must be boiled in a little water after being peeled, then
chopped. Also add water in which celery was boiled. — Mrs.
H. G. Thoms.
Butter Scotch Candy.
Five tablespoons molasses, 4 tablespoons sugar, 4 table-
spoons water, 2 tablespoons butter ; let boil until (when drop-
ping a little in cold water it will be brittle). Put in a pinch
of soda before taking off the stove, pour on buttered plates
and when cool enough mark in squares.
One cup grated chocolate, 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup
molasses, piece of butter size of an egg. Boil until it drops
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hard ; pour in buttered dish and before it cools mark off in
One pound of maple sugar melted in a cup of sweet milk,
add 1 tablespoon butter; boil until when a little is dropped in
cold water it will be almost brittle. Turn out on buttered
plates, and when cool enough mark in squares.^Hannah Al-
Two cups white sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar, ^ cup
vinegar, -J cup water; boil as you would molasses candy. A
few minutes before taking it off the stove add 1 tablespoon
baking powder. Flavor with vanilla. Cool and pull. — Han-
French Cream Candy.
Take 2 pounds of confectioners' sugar, whites of 3 eggs
well beaten, 2 tablespoons milk. Mix all together with hands.
Make small balls ; roll with hands. When still soft add a pecan,
or walnut, candied cherry, stuff dates with same, roll an
almond in same, let the rest lay an hour or more on paraffin
paper, then dip in melted bitter chocolate. — Mrs. Louise M.
Two cups granulated sugar, | cup Karo syrup, ^ cup boiling
water, 1 cup English walnuts, whites of 2 eggs, beaten stiff,
vanilla. Boil sugar, syrup and water until a little hardens in
cold water. Add this slowly to the beaten whites, then add
vanilla and nut meats and pour on a buttered dish. Cut in •
squares. — Johanna Kretchmer.
Boil until it colors J cup water, 1 cup sugar. Do not stir
while boiling but just before taking from the stove stir in
I teaspoon cream of tartar. Dip the figs in this syrup and lay
on buttered plates to dry. — Hannah Albrecht.
144 PILGRIM COOK BOOK
Two cups sugar, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons cocoa. Boil
until it reaches the "soft ball" stage, then take from fire and
add vanilla and a heaping tablespoon of butter. Set pan into
a pan of cold water and beat until it begins to snap. Pour into
buttered tins and cut into squares. — Mrs. H. A. Zorn.
Two cups sugar, J cup water, 2 egg whites, 1 teaspoon
vanilla, i pound dates cut fine. Boil sugar and water until
it begins to spin a thread. Pour slowly over the beaten whites
of eggs, whipping until the mixture begins to harden. Add
vanilla and dates. Spread on buttered tins and cut into
squares when cold. — Mrs. H. A. Zorn.
One cup cream, 2 cups sugar, 2 squares bitter chocolate,
pinch of salt. Boil until a little dropped in cold water forms
a soft ball. Then set aside for 3 minutes on back of stove.
Butter a platter and cut about a dozen marshmallows in small
pieces to cover the bottom of the platter. Take fudge from
stove, beat for several minutes and pour over marshmallows.
When cool, cut into squares. — Johanna Kretchmer.
Soak J pound granulated gum arable in ^ pint water until
dissolved ; this is best done by standing the covered bowl in
a pan of hot water on the coolest part of the stove and stirring
occasionally. Strain and put in a saucepan with ^ pound
powdered sugar, set over hot water and stir over the fire until
the mixture becomes thick and white; test by dropping a liitle
into cold water; when it forms a firm ball take from iire
and stir it into the whites of 3 stiffly beaten eggs. Bea" for
three minutes ; flavor with vanilla or orange flower water and
pour it into a pan which has been thickly dusted with corn-
tarch and of such size that the paste will be in a layer one
inch thicck. Stand in a cool, dry place over night, then turn
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out. Cut into squares, dust with confestioners' sugar or corn-
starch. — Hannah xA.lbrecht.
Two cups molasses, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon vinegar, a
piece butter size of a walnut. Boil constantly for 20 minutes,
stirring all the time. When cool enough, pull it quickly till it
is white. — Hannah Albrecht.
Two small bags of peanuts, ^about 10 cents worth, fresh
roasted. Shell and chop fine in wooden bowl. Measure, then
take exactly the same amount of granulated sugar. Melt with-
out water and soon as it becomes liquid (not allowing it to
cook), turn in the nuts. Stir a moment, then put on a dripping
wet bread board, and roll with a wet rolling pin very thin. —
Mrs. R. Albrecht.
Melt in a new pan 3 ounces butter, 1 pound moist sugar.
Stir well over a slow fire; boil 15 minutes. Pour out on a
buttered dish and mark in squares. — Hannah Albrecht.
Three cups light brown sugar, 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon
vinegar. Let come to boil slowly, stir only till sugar is dis-
solved ; boil to the soft ball stage. Take ofif, and when it stops
bubbling beat in 2 stiffly beaten e:gg whites and 1 teaspoon
vanilla. Beat till it will hold its shape, then stir in quickly 1
cup finely chopped nuts. Drop in small pieces on oiled paper
or pour into pan and cut in squares. — Miss M. Schneider.
Boil 2 cups brown sugar, f cup sweet milk, butter size of
walnut, till it forms a soft ball in water. Remove from fire,
beat to a soft cream and add i pound cocoanut. Mix well.
Drop by spoonfuls on buttered paper. — Alicia K. Steinhoif.
146 PILGRIM COOK BOOK
Stewed chicken without mashed potatoes, and pork without
apple sauce lose half their zest.
Fried onions fairly cry aloud for a juicy beefsteak, and
roast beef without potatoes, browned under the meat, never
taste quite the same.
Potatoes are an accommodating sort of vegetable. They
are good with all meats.
With roast meats, sweet potatoes are appropriate, as are
squash, tomatoes, asparagus and stewed onions.
Baked macaroni is a fitting accompaniment to a roast, so
are brussels sprouts and scalloped or creamed cauliflower.
Celery should never be omitted when serving poultry.
Turnips, carrots, parsnips and cabbage are generally eaten
with boiled meats. White peas, beets, beans, corn and toma-
toes are good with either boiled or roasted meats.
Squabs and all game have lettuce with French dressing
served with them and lettuce must be eaten with Virginia
Measuring Without Scales.
The following table will be found convenient when you are
without scales :
One fluid ounce contains two tablespoonfuls.
One dram, or sixty drops make a teaspoonful.
One rounded tablespoonful of granulated sugar or two
of flour or powdered sugar, weigh one ounce.
One liquid gill equals four fluid ounces.
One fluid ounce (one-quarter gill) equals eight drams.
A piece of butter as large as a small egg weighs two ounces.
Nine large or twelve small eggs weigh one pound without
One level teacup of butter or granulated sugar weighs half
One quart sifted flour (well heaped) weighs one pound.
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A common sized tumbler holds about one-half pint.
Four cups liquid equals one quart.
— C. M. R.
Table of Measures.
16 saltspoons — 1 teaspoon.
3 teaspoons — 1 tablespoon,
16 tablespoons — 1 cup.
2 cups — 1 pint.
2 pints — 1 quart.
4 quarts — 1 gallon.
— Lydia Bohnsack.
A good pinch of salt improves any cake.
Half water instead of all milk makes a lighter cake.
If your cake rises in a mountain in the middle the reason
is your dough was too thick.
If it goes down in the middle your dough was too rich, too
The cause of large holes in cake is too much baking powder.
A pan of water in the bottom of the oven keeps the bottom
of cake from burning.
Uses of Vinegar.
One-half teaspoonful of vinegar added to the cold water
used to mix the dough of pie crust or (lemon juice if preferred)
makes flaky pies.
A teaspoonful of vinegar added to the water in which beef
is either boiled or roasted means more tender meat.
A teaspoon vinegar added to the water when cooking string
beans makes them tender more rapidly.
Iron rust, remove by applying salt and lemon juice to the
dampened spots, place in the sun or near the fire ten minutes.
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Common soap application followed by one of starch rubbed
in thoroughly. Lay in sun for several hours then wash.
Turpentine takes out paint stains.
An application of equal parts of citric acid (lemon) and
cream of tartar melted, mix and rub gently over stains. Then
Rub alcohol on spots before washing. For tar or grease,
rub on butter or lard, then wash in cold soap suds.
To Clean Black Leather, Furniture or Automobile Seats.
Five cents benzine ; five cents boiled linseed oil ; three
tablespoonsfull of lamp black. Mix thoroughly and rub in
Mrs. O. A. Kleppisch.
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