YouNGSTOWN Cook Book
COMPILED BY THE LADIES OF THE
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
'We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience, and live without heart ;
We may live without friends ; we may live without books ;
But civilized men can not live without cooks.
He may live without books— what is knowledge but grieving ?
He may live without hope— what is hope but deceivmg?
He may live without love— what is passion but pmmg ?
But where is the man that can live without dining ?"—Luc//e.
THE VINDICATOR PRINTING COMPANY
LIBRARY of CONGRESS
Two Cooies Received
JAN 8 1906
CLASS a, XXc, No.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1905, by the
LADIES OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, OF YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Cooking is an art which is capable, more than any other, of
ministering to the comfort and enjoyment of hfe. It is not sur-
prising, therefore, that from the earhest times great attention and
study have been bestowed upon its cuhivation.
The cook book made its appearance among the first Hspings
of Hterature. Archistratus, who was the guide of Epicurus in his
pleasures, and enjoyed the reputation of inventing made dishes
first, attempted to pursue, for the use of posterity, the rules he
successfully followed in preparing feasts for the philosophers or
statesmen who ate his fish done in oil and wine and fragrant herbs.
His task was a comparatively easy one ,as the variety of food —
meat or vegetable — that found its way to the table of the Greeks
of his time was by no means great, and the field widened with
each of his successors, as wealth, refinement, and commerce in-
creased the wants of men, at the same time they afforded oppor-
tunities for supplying them.
In our own language there were cook books before Chaucer
sung, or Tyndal translated the Bible, and with each generation
they have increased in number and improved in quality.
It is not pretended that they can make good cooks give that
skill and knack which are in part almost genius, and in part the
result of early training and careful practice. There are rules,
however, which it may require skill to follow, but which, if fol-
lowed, will prepare for the table dishes which will gratify the
appetite and please the palate, without offending the stomach.
It has been the aim of cook books to gather these rules as
the results of the experience of those who were at the time most
celebrated for the mastery of their art ; and the ladies of the First
Presbyterian Church of Youngstown offer to the public this their
contribution to kitchen literature. All the receipts are known to
be good, as they are used by the most experienced housewives.
No pains have been spared to make this book meet the needs of
the time, and it is confidently believed that it is without any serious
faults, either in what it offers, or in what it omits, in the way of
rules for the guidance of cooks. It has been a work involving
great expenditure of time and labor, and the compilers do not see
wherein there is anything lacking, or they could have done better.
They now offer it to housekeepers everywhere, asking for it a
fair trial, and unhesitatingly promise no failures where the
receipes are faithfully followed.
Measures for Housekeepers
Wheat flour — One pound is one quart.
Indian meal — One pound two ounces is one quart.
Butter, when soft — One pound is one quart.
Loaf sugar, broken — One pound is one quart.
White sugar, powdered — One pound and one ounce is one quart.
Best brown sugar — One pound two ounces is one quart.
Ten eggs — Are one pound.
Flour — Eight quarts are one peck.
Liquids — Sixteen large tablespoonfuls are one-half pint.
Eight large tablespoonfuls — Are one gill.
Four large tablespoonfuls — Half a gill.
Two gills — Are half a pint.
A common-sized tumbler — Holds half a pint.
A common-sized wine glass — Half a gill.
Seventy-five drops — Are equal to one teaspoonful.
Three cupsfuls of sugar — One pound.
Five cupfuls of flour — One pound.
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Good Stock is the basis of all soups and gravies. When made
in large quantities a stock pot is necessary, otherwise an enamelled
kettle of fair proportions answers.
Use the shin of beef, the knuckle of veal and breast of mutton
or lamb. It is not necessary to have the best cuts of meat or fowl
but it should always be fresh. Cut the meat into small pieces and
crack the bone, use cold water and let stand for awhile on the back
of the stove before starting to boil. Allow one quart of water
to every pound of beef ; let simmer slowly for six to eight hours.
As it boils, a scum will rise which should be removed. Strain oflf
the stock and set away to cool ; when cold, remove the fat which
forms a cake on the top of the stock. On this account stock should
always be made the day before it is wanter. In cool weather it
is well to make enough to last several days. In clear or cream
soups use lamb, vear or chicken stock. All vegetables for soup
should be boiled soft before adding to the soup. In using onions
to saute them, first in a little butter, colors and adds to the flavor.
Beef Stock. — Six pounds hind shin of beef, six quarts of
cold water, ten pepper corns, ten cloves, one carrot, one turnip,
two small onions, four pieces celery, a sprig of herbs and parsley,
a tablespoonful of salt ; cook as for consomme letting it stand at
least an hour before putting on stove. For thick soups bones
or meat left from steaks or roasts may be used, being careful to
remove all burned parts ; put about one pound of raw meat with it.
Stock for Soup. — Have a large pot on the back of the stove
— put in lean beef either after having been cooked or before — in
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the proportion of one pound of beef to one quart of water ; add
pork rinds with all the fat taken off — this may cook slowly for
two or three days — when cold, skim off all the fat and put into
another vessel. This stock may be used for all soups in which
meat broth is required. By adding for thickening either barley,
rice, sage, macaroni or vermicelli, it will make any of these soups.
— Mrs. Wm. Bonnell.
Consomme. — Four pounds hind shin of beef, three pounds
knuckle of veal, a three pound chicken, six quarts of cold water,
one carrot, one turnip, two onions, six stocks celery, twelve pepper
corns, twelve cloves, a sprig of parsley, a bay leaf, a sprig of
marjoram, thyme, one tablespoonful salt. Let this stand for two
hours, then put on back of the stove allowing an hour to have it
come to a boil. Then let it simmer gently for five hours, straining
and squeezing out the juice from the meat, let it stand until cold,
skim oft' all the fat, put a piece of tissue paper on it to absorb the
remaining fat, clear the soup with one white of egg and shell to
every quart of soup. Let it boil ten minutes stirring constantly
until it comes to a boil, then pour in one-half cup of cold water,
let it stand on the back of the stove ten minutes, strain it through
a cloth or sieve. If you wish to keep the stock, pour into Mason
jars. The natural fat on the top protects it. By a stock of celery
it means a single piece. Always allow one quart of water to one
pound of meat with bone and little fat for soup stock.
Beef Soup. — Boil a soup bone about four hours. Then take
out meat into a chopping bowl, put the bones into the kettle, slice
very thin one small onion, six potatoes and three turnips into the
soup ; boil until all are tender ; have at least one gallon of soup when
done. It is improved by adding crackers rolled or noodles just
before taking off. Take the meat that has been cut from the
bones, chop fine while warm, season with salt and pepper, add one
teacup of soup saved out before putting in the vegetables, pack
in a dish and slice down for tea or lunch when cold. — Mrs. C.
Tomato Stock. — One bushel tomatoes, three dozen green
peppers (seeds removed), one peck of cooking onions cut all into
pieces. Put into a kettle — with tomatoes and onions — enough
water to keep them from sticking to the kettle ; let them boil until
thoroughly cooked, then strain ; put liquor on again removing all
scum. Can in Mason jars, air tight. Use half and half with meat
stock for soup. — Mrs. W. J. Sampson.
Corn Soup. — Cover a small soup bone with two quarts of
cold water, add the corn cut from four large ears, six medium
sized tomatoes cut up, a half pint of lima beans ; let boil slowly
three hours. One-half hour before dinner pour in one quart of
milk, reserving a small quantity to mix with a tablespoon ful of
flour, stir in to make the soup the consistency of cream ; add a
little chopped parsley, pepper and salt. — Mrs. Mason Evans.
Corn Soup. — Shank of veal, one onion, one dozen ears of
fresh corn, one quart of rich cream, two tablespoonfuls of flour.
Boil the veal the day before wanted ; the following morning skim
off all the fat and set it on the fire. One hour before serving tie
a small onion in a muslin bag and add it to the soup leaving it in
long enough to flavor. Cut the corn from the ear, putting it in
soup thirty minutes before serving, season with pepper and salt
and the cream and flour ; let come to a boil stirring constantly. —
Mrs. IV. S. Bonnell.
Puree of Corn. — One-half dozen ears of corn grated, one
and one-half pints of veal or chicken stock, one onion, one pint
cream, a little flour to thicken, butter, pepper and salt. Boil corn
in one cup of water until done ; then put through the colander
into stock ; cut up onions and cook a little while in the stock. Put
cream into sauce pan, let come to a boil, season with pepper, salt
and butter. When stock is boiling, stir in a little thickening.
Cook thoroughly, stirring all the time ; then strain through a fine
sieve, — Miss Kate Arms.
Tomato Soup. — One quart of tomatoes, one onion, two
ounces of flour, four ounces of butter, two tablespoonfuls of
sugar, two of salt, one-third of a teaspoonful of Cayenne pepper,
three pints of water, one-half pint of milk. Boil tomatoes and
onions in water for three-quarters of an hour. Have salt, pepper,
sugar, butter and flour rubbed smoothly together like thin cream ;
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boil ten minutes boiling milk separately. When both are boiling,
pour the milk into the tomatoes to prevent curdling; serve with
squares of toasted bread. — Mrs. IV. J. Hitchcock.
Puree of Tomatoes. — One quart of tomatoes, one quart of
milk, one pint of water. Boil water and tomatoes together
twenty minutes, then add the milk and one teaspoonful of soda ;
let it boil up after adding milk and soda. Season as you do oyster
soup with butter, salt and pepper. Pour through a collander into
a tureen. — Miss Sally Arms.
Black Bean Soup. — Soak one and one-half pints of beans
in cold water over night. In the morning, drain off the water,
wash the beans in fresh water and put into a soup kettle with four
quarts of good beef stock from which all the fat has been removed ;
set it where it will boil slowly but steadily till dinner or three
hours at the least. Two hours before dinner, slice in an onion
and a carrot; some think it improved by adding a little tomato.
If the beans are not liked whole, strain through a colander and
send to the table hot. — Mrs. J. C. Wick.
Black Bean Soup. — Two cups of black beans soaked over
night. Boil slowly all the next morning, strain at noon and add
one-half can of tomatoes, one large or two small onions and four
cloves ; cook this until four o'clock, then add two strips of bacon,
cook until six o'clock, strain, thicken if necessary, serve with
slices of lemon in each dish. — Mrs. IV. S. Bonncll.
Oxtail Soup. — Put into a kettle — with about one gallon of
cold water and a little salt — two oxtails. Skim off the froth when
the meat is well cooked, take out the bones and add a little onion,
carrot and tomato. It is better made the day before using so that
the fat can be taken from the top. Add vegetables the next day
and boil an hour and a half longer. — Mrs. Wm. Bonnell.
Chicken Okra Soup. — Take two quarts of good veal or
chicken stock, to this add one coffee cup of the light meat of cold
chicken cut in dice, one cup of okra sliced thin, and one cup of
tomato cut fine. Add these to the stock and cook for twenty
minutes ; season with salt and pepper.
Noodle Soup. — Take a large shank of beef, pour over it more
than sufficient cold water to cover letting it boil slowly until the
meat falls to pieces or from five to six hours, removing the scum
as It rises. Set it away to cool. The following day remove the
fat and put the soup on the fire with two medium sized onions
sliced fine ; pepper and salt to season ; let it cook thirty minutes
and strain. From three to five hours before serving, beat to-
gether two eggs until light and work into them with a pinch of
salt— enough flour to make as stiff a dough as can be rolled out ;
roll very thin and sprinkle with flour, let stand on the moulding
board until about one-half hour before serving, when roll the
dough into a close roll and slice down fine with a sharp knife.
Shake the noodles apart well, put into the soup and boil from
twenty to thirty minutes.— Mrs. Henry Wick.
French Vegetable Soup.— To a leg of lamb, moderate size,
take four quarts of water, of carrots, potatoes, onions, tomatoes,
cabbage and turnips take a teacup each chopped fine; salt and
pepper to taste. Let the lamb be boiled in this water, let it cool,
skim off all the fat that rises to the top. The next day boil again,
adding the chopped vegetables ; let it boil three hours the second
Q\2i\.—Mrs. R. McMillan.
Mock Turtle Soup.— Boil a calf's head with a sHce of ham
until it falls to pieces, strain and set away to cool. The next day
skim well, take a soup bunch of vegetables well boiled, strain, and
mix with the calf's head liquor with a little of the meat from the
head. Boil an hour before using. Take two tablespoonfuls of
brown flour, moisten and stir into the soup before putting in the
force meat and egg balls. After putting in the force meat balls,
let it boil up and dish right away having in the tureen a gill of
sherry wine, two hard boiled eggs cut in thin slices and two lemons
cut in thin slices.
To Make the Force Meat Balls.— Two ounces of veal, one
ounce of pork, two ounces of cracker crumbs, salt, pepper and
either parsley or summer savory to taste; one yolk of tgg, two
teaspoonfuls of cream. Mix well and make the size of a hickory
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To Make Egg Balls. — Two hard boiled yolks of eggs ; mix
with the raw yolk of one egg a little flour. Roll the size of a
hazel nut. — Mrs. IV. J. Hitchcock.
Julienne Soup. — Take the shank of a fore quarter of beef,
more than cover with cold water ; let it come to a boil slowly, then
skim. Let boil slowly for five or six hours, strain through the
collander pressing all the juice from the meat, then strain again
through a sieve. When cold, remove all the fat and add the
liquor from one onion, one medium sized carrot and half a small
turnip. Boil in enough water to cover for twenty minutes, then
take one-half carrot, one-half small turnip ; slice in thin slices,
then in fine shreds with a sharp knife, the pulp of one large tomato
cut up and one tablespoonful of finely chopped parsley. Add this
to the soup and simmer slowly for about twenty minutes ; season
with salt and pepper.
Chicken Gumbo. — Take a nice fat chicken and fry it brown,
using plenty of flour ; have your okra cut fine ; put a tablespoon
of lard in your soup pot — which should be lined with porcelain
or the soup will be dark. Put in the cut okra with about one
tablespoonful of flour, stir it constantly for five or ten minutes,
put in your fried chicken, pour on enough boiling water sufficient
to make your soup ; salt and pepper to taste, and after boiling hard
for about fifteen minutes, set on the back of the stove and let
simmer gently for one hour. Have ready some plain boiled rice
seasoned only with salt ; put some into each plate before serving
Chicken Soup. — Make a stock of one chicken, cut up the
chicken and break the bones ; cover with cold water ; season with
salt and pepper corns, one onion, one celery stock ; let stand one
hour, then simmer slowly five hours, strain, cool and skim ofif fat,
strain through a cloth to make very clean. Veal can be used in
same manner and this makes a good white stock for all cream
soups. Heat the stock boiling hot, whip one pint of cream until
stifif, put one-half of it into the soup tureen, pour half of the soup
boiling hot over it and beat it, then the rest of the soup and all the
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cream, only partly stirring it to have it foamy and creamy on top ;
serve at once.
Number Nine Soup. — Heat one quart of chicken stock with
a piece of cheese the size of an egg, grated, butter the size of a
walnut, salt and pepper to taste and a teaspoonful of chopped
parsley. Cook ten minutes, add one cup of cream into which
previously has been stirred the yolks of two eggs. Gradually
add the stock to this cream and then heat all together. Pour over
water crackers and serve. — Miss Eliza Wick.
Onion Au Gratin Soup. — Put into a sauce pan a piece of
butter the size of a walnut and when very hot add three fair sized
onions sliced thin ; stir and cook until a light brown, then pour
over these two quarts of good beef stock, let cook about five min-
utes, then add one cup of grated fresh cheese. Have ready in a
casserole, three-inch squares of toasted bread, allowing a square
of toast for each person to serve ; pour the soup and cheese over
this and set into the oven until the cheese is melted ; serve in
casserole. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Almond Soup. — Two knuckles of veal, four quarts of water,
four ounces of almonds before chopping, four pepper corns, four
cloves and small onion ; one tablespoonful of salt and a little
parsley. About an hour before taking off, put in the seasoning,
let it boil down to about two pints and a half; let cool, remove
the fat and when ready for use heat to boiling. Thicken with a
tablespoonful of corn-starch rubbed smoojh in a tablespoonful of
butter. The last thing before serving add half a pint of hot cream.
Let it just come to a boil. Chop the nuts, sprinkle in the tureen
and pour in soup and rub very fine. — Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
Puree of Peas. — Boil one quart of shelled peas in boiling
salt water to cover until tender, mash through a collander. Heat
one quart of stock, add peas, thicken with one tablespoonful of
flour rubbed smooth with one tablespoonful of butter; season;
heat one cup of cream, strain together through a puree sieve into
tureen. A few leaves of mint boiled in stock is liked by some.
Cream of Spinach. — Rub a pint of cooked spinach through
a sieve, add to it a quart of stock, cook together two level table-
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spoonfuls of butter and four level tablespoonfuls of flour and add
carefully to the hot stock. Season with salt and pepper, strain
through a sieve, reheat, add a cup of hot cream and serve. — Mrs.
M. I. Arms, Jr.
Cream of Celery. — Take the outside pieces from a whole
bunch of celery, break them into boiling salt-water enough to
cover, add one onion, and when boiled tender pour into it about
a quart of hot white stock. After cooking about ten minutes put
through the colander ; reheat, season with butter, salt and pepper ;
heat a pint of thick cream — saving a cup of it to whip — strain
soup and cream together into tureen and put the whipped cream
on top. — Mrs. M. I. Arms, Jr.
Cream of Asparagus. — Remove the tips from two bunches
of asparagus, cut the remainder of the bunches into pieces and
put on to boil with a quart of white stock ; let it simmer about half
an hour, fry one small onion in two tablespoonfuls of butter, re-
move the onion and stir smooth into two tablespoonfuls of flour.
Add a cupful of the soup gradually, then add the mixture to the
remainder of the soup ; season ; strain the whole through a puree
sieve, add one pint of heated cream and the asparagus tips (boiled
until tender in salt boiling water) ; serve at once with croutons.
Canned asparagus can be used.
Puree of Salmon. — Shred as fine as possible one can of
salmon keeping out all the bones and skin ; pour off every drop
of oil ; heat one quart of cream with one teaspoonful each of salt,
white pepper and maize. Thicken with two tablespoonfuls of
flour and one of butter rubbed smooth together, add the salmon,
cook about ten minutes and strain through a puree sieve. — Mrs.
Puree of Oysters or Clams. — Two quarts of shelled oys-
ters or clams boiled in their own liquor until tender ; thicken with
two tablespoonfuls of butter stirred smooth with two table-
spoonfuls of flour; add more than an equal quantity of heated
cream, season with salt, paprika and one-half teaspoonful of onion
juice. Serve in bouillon cups with whipped cream on \.o\i.— Mrs.
C. F. Hofer.
Clam Chowder. — Two dozen clams chopped fine, six small
potatoes sliced thin, small piece of onion, one-quarter pound salt
pork chopped, one pint water and pint cream, one cup rolled
cracker, butter the size of an egg, salt and pepper to taste. Scrub
the shells of the clams, place in a pan in the oven until they open ;
strain all the juice, remove the clams from the shells. Put the
clam juice — after straining — and water, potatoes and pork to
cook ; skim often ; let them cook until potatoes and pork are
tender ; add clams, butter and seasoning, let boil a few minutes.
A little tomato can be added if liked. Before serving, add hot
cream and cracker crumbs, let come to a boil and serve. — Mrs.
J. M. Bonnell.
Bisque of Clam. — Twelve large clams, one small onion, two
tablespoonfuls of butter, two tablespoonfuls of flour, two cupfuls
of milk and one cup of cream ; salt and pepper to taste. Wash the
clams thoroughly with a brush and clean water ; put them into
a large sauce-pan, cover with one cup of boiling water and put
the cover on the sauce-pan. Let them cook until the shells open,
take the clams from the shells and chop them very fine, return to
the liquor, let it come to a boil, then press through a coarse sieve.
Add the onions to the milk and scald it ; rub the butter and flour
together until smooth ; add a little of the scalded milk to this roux
and when smooth add it to the remaining milk. Take out the
onion, stir the milk until it thickens and season to taste, being
very careful regarding the salt as the clams are salt. When ready
to serve add the clam pulp and one cupful of the clam liquor —
which has been put through the sieve, add the cream — ^beat with
a Dover egg beater to make the soup foam — and serve at once.
Care must be taken not to boil the soup after the clams are added
as it will curdle. — Miss Isahelle McCurdy.
In selecting fish care should be taken that the flesh is firm to
the touch — that no impression is left by the fingers — the eyes
bright, the gills red and the scales not easily rubbed ofif.
If the flesh is flabby and the eyes sunken, the fish are stale.
They should be thoroughly cleaned, washed and sprinkled
with salt. Most kinds of salt fish should be soaked in cold water
for twenty-four hours, the flesh side turned down in the water.
To boil fish, soak them in a cloth and put in cold water with
plenty of salt. Most fish will boil in thirty minutes. Before
broiling fish, rub the gridiron with a piece of fat to prevent it
sticking. Lay the skin side down first.
Boiled Fish. — Fill the fish with a stuffing of boiled pork and
bread crumbs, season with salt and pepper, sew in a cloth, put in
cold water enough to cover, salt it, and if liked add three table-
spoonfuls of vinegar ; boil slowly for thirty minutes and serve with
drawn butter or caper sauce.
Baked Fish. — A four or five pound trout, one quart of to-
mato pulp, one quart bread crumbs, a little less than a pint of
onions chopped fine, four tablespoonfuls of melted butter, black
pepper, Cayenne and salt to season, Worchestershire sauce two
tablespoonfuls, anchovy sauce one tablespoonful. Mix tomatoes,
bread crumbs, onions, butter, the sauces and seasoning together,
stufif the fish and sew up. The remainder of the stuffing spread
on the outside of the fish. Bake two hours. — Mrs. J. L. Wick.
Baked White Fish. — Prepare a stuffing of fine bread
crumbs, a little salt and pepper ; season with sage, parsley, pepper
and salt. Fill the fish with the stuffing, sew it up, sprinkle the
outside with salt, pepper and bits of butter, dredge with flour and
bake one hour ; baste often. Serve with e^gg or parsley sauce.
Oven Broiled Fish.— After fish is properly cleaned, take
out the bone. Begin at the tail and work towards the head, with
your fingers work out the bone keeping fingers near the bone and
pushing the flesh away. Put the skin side down on a piece of
brown paper in a baking pan, sprinkle with salt, pepper and add
a little butter. Bake, allowing ten minutes to the pound. When
ready to serve, divide into pieces with pan-cake spoon. Lift from
the pan leaving the skin sticking to the paper, add a little piece
of butter to each piece and a little lemon and parsley. White fish
is best— Mrs. G. S. Peck.
Fish Stuffed with Oysters. — One tablespoonful of butter
to a cup of cracker crumbs. Mix butter and cracker crumbs to-
gether and season well with salt and pepper. Drain the liquor
from one pint of o>sters and mix with the crumbs. Fill a two and
a half pound fish with the oysters one by one. If there are any
crumbs left over, press inside of the fish, sew up the fish, leave on
the head and tail. After stuffing, skewer and tie with a cord in
the shape of a letter S, sprinkle plentifully with salt, pepper and
flour, score the back and put in thin slices of salt pork, have small
pieces of pork in the bottom of the dripping-pan, lay on the fish
and set in the oven to bake, allowing ten to fifteen minutes to the
To Broil Salmon. — The steaks cut from the center of the fish
are best. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, spread on a little butter
and broil over a clear but slow fire; pour over maitre d'hotel
sauce and serve quite hot.
Broiled Fish. — Clean, wash and thoroughly dry the fish,
split down the back, rub wire broiler with butter, place on the
fish and broil over clear fire — the inside exposed to the fire first,
then the skin side. When nicely browned and thoroughly cooked
through, place on a hot platter, season with salt, pepper and piece
of butter, garnish with quarter lemons and parsley or serve with
maitre d'hotel sauce.
To Plank Fish. — A board for planked fish should be made
of hard wood — oak is best — about eighteen inches long, twelve
inches wide and two inches thick, and slightly hollowed in the
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center to hold the fish. Put the plank in the oven until very hot ;
split the fish down the center of the back, wash and clean well,
sprinkle thoroughly on both sides with salt and pepper and place
on the board skin side down. Baste often with melted butter.
Time required for baking about one-half hour. Serve on the
plank, garnish with parsley and sliced lemon.
Fillets of White Fish. — Take a good sized white fish and
after cleaning wipe dry, cut into pieces two inches by three inches
large, season well with salt and pepper on both sides ; beat to-
gether one egg and one-half cup of milk. Dip each piece into this
mixture, then into very finely rolled and sifted bread crumbs.
Place in a frying basket and fry in deep, hot lard until a rich
brown ; garnish with parsley and sliced lemon and serve with sauce
tartare. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Brook Trout. — Remove the intestines and fins — but not the
head of the fish — wash and wipe dry. Place on a wire broiler and
broil over a clear fire, turning often and taking care not to burn
the fish. When done spread on a little partly melted butter ;
squeeze over a little lemon juice, and a sprinkling of chopped
parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Serve very hot.
To Boil Salt Mackerel. — Soak for twenty-four hours, then
pour over it cold water, set on the fire and as it commences to boil
take it off ; drain and serve with drawn butter. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
To Broil Salt Mackerel. — After soaking sufficiently, hang
up over night to drain ; broil slowly the skin side down ; sprinkle
with pepper and lay pieces of butter over the top. Serve hot. —
Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
Smelts Fried. — Scrape carefully with a knife, wash in salt-
water, drain, and dry each one separately with a towel ; beat up one
egg with three tablespoonfuls of milk, dip each smelt into this,
then into cracker meal well salted and peppered, place a few at a
time in a wire basket and fry in deep, hot lard until a light brown,
drain in the colander or on heavy brown paper, cover hot platter
with a napkin, arrange smelts on this, garnish with quarter lemons
and parsley and serve with sauce tartare.
Broiled Smelts.— Clean carefully and with a sharp pointed
knife split open and remove the intestines, wash in salt and water,
drain and dry, season with salt and pepper, spread with butter and
broil quickly over a clear fire. Add more butter and serve quite
Flsh Chowder. — Take a small piece of pork, cut in squares
and put in the bottom of a kettle. Then take your fish (about
three pounds will make a good sized chowder) cut it into pieces
(larger squares than the pork), lay enough of these on the pork
to cover well, then a layer of potatoes, next a layer of Boston
crackers split, on this pepper and salt. Above this put a layer of
pork and repeat the order given above until the materials are all
exhausted. Let the top layer be buttered crackers ; pour on boiling
water until covered and cover the kettle. Keep boiling half an
hour ; five minutes before dinner, dredge well with flour and pour
on a pint of milk. This will make the genuine Rye beach fish
chowder.— il/;'.y. C. H. Gilman.
Cream Salmon. — Boil two pounds of salmon until tender
m salt and water, put one-half teacupful of cream into a double
boiler and thicken with three tablespoonfuls of corn starch, one
teaspoonful of chopped parsley, half a teaspoonful of chopped
onion, a little celery sauce, cayenne pepper, white pepper and a
sprig of mace. Take three eggs, beat them lightly and mix with
the picked salmon, butter the mould well ; place this mixture in
and steam one hour. Dressing is one teacupful of milk, a little
piece of onion, little mace, season to taste, thicken with the yolks
of three eggs and three tablespoonfuls of butter. Pour into the
center of the mold.
Creamed Fish.— Boil a white fish weighing four pounds in
salted water. When done remove the skin and flake it leaving
out the bones. Boil one quart of thin cream, mix butter size of a
w^alnut with three tablespoonfuls of flour and stir it smoothly in
the cream, adding two or three sprigs of parsley, half an onion
chopped fine, a little cayenne pepper and salt; stir over the fire
until it thickens. Butter ramekin dishes and put in alternate
layers of fish and dressing; sprinkle bread crumbs over the top
and bake until brown.
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Cod Fish on Toast.— Take a bowl full of shredded cod fish,
put this in cold water in a skillet, let it come to a boil, then turn
into a colander to drain. Turn into a skillet again with a little
cold milk, season with butter and pepper, stir smooth a table-
spoonful of flour with a little cold milk added and let it boil for a
moment; turn this onto buttered toast on a platter. — Mrs. R.
Cod Fish Balls. — Pick fine one quart bowl of cod fish, let it
simmer on the back of the stove a little while ; then boil six good
sized potatoes, mash fine and mix, while hot, with the fish
thoroughly ; season with pepper, salt and butter ; add three eggs
well beaten and drop in hot lard ; serve in a napkin ; lay the napkin
on a platter and the balls on the napkin to absorb the grease. —
Mrs. George Haney.
Fish Balls. — Two cups of fish, four large potatoes, two eggs,
two teaspoonfuls of butter, a little pepper ; tear up the cod fish into
small pieces, the finer the better ; put raw potatoes in a kettle with
fish on top ; cover with boiling water and cook until the potatoes are
tender. Drain ofif the water and mash together well ; add butter,
pepper and perhaps a little salt. Beat eggs together and then beat
lightly into the fish and potatoes and mix up lightly. Have ready
hot lard and drop in the mixture a small spoonful at a time until a
nice brown. Serve with napkin under them. — Mrs. G. S. Peck.
Fish Cakes. — One pint of salt cod fish picked fine, two pint
bowls of whole raw potatoes. Put together in cold water and boil
until the potatoes are thoroughly cooked. Drain oflf all the water,
mash with a potato masher, add a piece of butter the size of an
egg, two well beaten eggs and a little pepper. Mix well with a
wooden spoon. Have a frying pan ready with boiling lard or
drippings, into which drop the mixture by spoonfuls and fry
brown. Do not freshen the fish before boiling. — Mrs. Wm,
Oysters are in season from September to May, but clams are
considered good the year around. All shell fish should be
strictly fresh. In choosing lobsters take the tail and pull it away
from the body. If it is elastic and springs back, the lobster is
fresh. Crabs should be alive when cooked to insure their freshness.
Oysters on the Half Shell — Scrub the shells thoroughly
and open by pushing a short knife blade around the edge of the
shell and prying it open ; remove half the shell and carefully loosen
the oyster from the other half ; drain off the liquor and remove any
pieces of shell that might have broken in the opening; fill plates
with finely chopped ice and place from four to six oysters on each
plate, according to size. Serve a quarter of lemon on each plate
and pass horse-radish, Oscar or mignonette sauce, also thin slices
of spread brown bread and butter.
Oyster Cocktail. — Drain the oysters in a colander, and for
eight medium sized oysters, take two teaspoonfuls of home-made
catsup, two teaspoonsful of lemon juice, one teaspootiful of Wor-
cestershire sauce, one-fourth of a teaspoonful of grated horse-
radish, three drops of tobasco sauce and one-half teaspoonful of
salt. Mix well together, thoroughly chill and serve in cocktail
glasses. This amount will only serve one person. .
Stewed Oysters — Take one quart of liquid oysters, put the
liquor (a teacupful for three) in a stew pan and add half as much
more water, salt, a good bit of pepper, a teaspoonful of rolled
cracker for each. Put on the stove and let it boil; have your
oysters ready in a bowl ; the moment the liquor boils, pour in all
your oysters, say ten for each person, or six will do. Now watch
carefully and as soon as it begins to boil take out your watch,
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count just thirty seconds and take your oysters from the stove.
You will have your big dish ready with one and one-half table-
spoonfuls of cream or milk for each person. Pour your stew on
this and serve immediately. Never boil an oyster in milk if you
wish it to be good. — Dchnonico.
Fried Oysters — Take large oysters, wash and drain, dip them
into flour, put into hot frying pan with plenty of lard and butter,
season with salt and pepper, fry brown on both sides. Fried in
this way are similar to broiled oysters — Miss Belle Robbins.
Fried Oysters. — Drain the oysters and cover well with finest
of cracker crumbs, season with salt and pepper, let them stand
one-half hour, then dip and roll again in the meal ; fry brown in
a good quantity of lard and butter. — Mrs. Mary Bentley.
Panned Oysters — Arrange in a dripping pan rounds of deli-
cately toasted bread, pour over each piece just enough of the
oyster liquor to moisten. Onto each piece of toast put as many
oysters as it will conveniently hold. Sprinkle with pepper and salt
and small piece of butter ; roast in a quick oven until oysters begin
to shrivel, add a little melted butter and serve quite hot in the
tins they are roasted in.
To Roast Shelled Oysters. — The large oysters are prefer-
able for roasting. Use those that are fresh and unopened ; scrub
and wash with a brush the shells well, then lay in baking pan
deep side of shell down and roast in a quick oven or on the top of
the stove until the shells crack open. Remove the upper half of
the shell, season oysters with salt, pepper and a little hot, melted
butter and serve immediately as they soon become cold.
EscALLOPED Oysters — Take three pints of fresh oysters, have
a pudding dish buttered, sprinkle the bottom with crackers rolled
fine, then put in a layer of the oysters, sprinkle salt and pepper
over them, then cracker crumbs and small pieces of butter, con-
tinuing to do this until all the oysters are used, having cracker
crumbs and butter on the top. Bake three-quarters of an hour in
a brisk oven. — Mrs. M. I. Arms.
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EscALLOPED Oysters — Put a layer of bread crumbs in baking
dish, then a layer of oysters, then small pieces of butter and sprinkle
of salt, and so on until the pan is full. Beat one egg light,
add enough cream to make one cupful and pour on the top after
the dish is full ; have a layer of crumbs on top ; use plenty of
butter and all the liquor of the oysters. — Miss Caddie Boris.
To Broil Oysters — Select good sized oysters that are fresh,
drain in colander, dip each one in melted butter, place in a fine
wire broiler and broil over a clear fire, season with salt, pepper
and more melted butter. Serve hot on slices of toast slightly
buttered and dip for a second only in hot water. — Mrs. Henry
Oyster Pot Pie. — Have ready nice, light raised biscuit
dough cut into small squares, season the oysters well with butter,
pepper and salt, thicken them with a little flour. Drop in the
pieces of dough and boil until done. These may be baked in the
oven in a pudding dish allowing the dough to brown on top. —
Mrs. John McCurdy.
Oyster Pie — Line a deep dish with pastry, fold a towel in the
dish, put on the top crust and bake ; stew the oysters, add a little
thickening and a well beaten egg. When the pastry is done,
remove the top crust, take out the towel and pour in the oysters ;
put the cover on and serve. Both pastry and oysters should be
ready at the same time. — Mrs. Mason Evans.
Oyster Pie — Allow one can of oysters for two pies, roll out
yoar pastry and put in your pie pan or dish, then put in oysters
and cut up a piece of butter — the size of an egg for each pie — into
small pieces ; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle a table-
spoonful of flour in each and roll out a top crust. Bake from
three-quarters of an hour to one hour.— il/;'.y. H. B. Wick.
Oysters on Toast — To one quart of oysters washed and
drained, add ihret pint^ of milk, put in a kettle on the stove and
stir it to prevent burning; have ready a tablespoonful of flour
stirred smooth in cold milk or cream ; add this and season with
pepper, salt and butter to taste. Cook a few minutes and pour
over buttered toast on a platter. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
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Oyster Patties — Line small pattie pans with puff paste;
into each pan put six oysters, piece of butter, pepper and salt,
sprinkle over a little flour and hard boiled eggs chopped (allow-
ing about two eggs for six patties), cover with an upper crust,
notch the edges and bake. Serve either in the pans or remove
them to a large platter. — A4iss Laura Wick.
Oyster Patties — Make patties from rich puff paste by cut-
ting with a goblet into tarts; bake and while hot fill with the
oysters prepared in the following manner : Drain a pint of oysters
in the colander, add to the liquor sufficient water to make one
quart of liquor ; set on the stove until it boils, then add the oysters,
let them boil well, then add pepper, salt and a lump of butter the
size of an tgg. Just before taking from the fire, stir in three table-
spoonfuls of rolled cracker, then fill the patties. This will make
Oyster Fritters — One and one-half pints of sweet milk, one
and one-quarter pounds of butter, four eggs (the yolks must be
beaten well together,) to which add milk and flour, then stir the
whole well together, then beat whites to a stiff froth and stir them
gradually into the batter ; take a spoonful of the mixture, drop an
oyster into it and fry in hot lard, let them be light brown on both
sides. Clams can be used instead of the oysters.
Oyster Croquettes — Take the hard end of the oysters, leav-
ing the other end in nice shape for a soup or stew ; scald them,
then chop fine and add an equal weight of potatoes rubbed through
a colander. To one pound of this add two ounces of butter, one
teaspoonful of salt, half a teaspoonful of pepper, half a teaspoonful
of mace and one-half gill of cream ; make in small rolls, dip in Qgg
and grated bread and fry in deep lard. — Mrs. W. J. Hitchcock.
Sliced Oysters. — Put the oysters — with as little liquor as
possible — in a kettle with a little salt and let them scald ; then
scald the liquor from the oysters with vinegar and spices and
pour over the oysters when cold. — Mrs. J. G. Butler.
Creamed Oysters with Celery. — Put three tablespoonfuls
of butter into a sauce pan and as soon as it is hot, add one cup of
celery cut in small pieces ; simmer for fifteen minutes, then add
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one-half cup of oyster liquor, one-half cup of cracker crumbs,
one-half cup of cream, and salt and paprika to taste; let this just
come to a boil, then pour in a pint of oysters ; leave them in long
enough for the edges to curl, then serve on toast or crackers.
Devilled Clams. — Chop fifty clams very fine, take two to-
matoes, one onion, chop equally fine, a little parsley, thyme and
sweet marjoram, a little salt, pepper and bread crumbs, adding
the juice of the clams until the mixture is the consistency of
sausage ; put it in the shells with a lump of butter on each, cover
with bread crumbs and bake one-half hour.
Steamed Clams. — Scrub clams well in several waters, let
them stand in a big pan of water with a handful of salt, put in
an iron pot with a cup and a half of cold water, a pinch of salt
and a little pepper ; cover, let boil about six minutes after it
begins to boil. Place clams whose shells have opened onto a
hot platter, serve with seasoned melted butter in a cup with a
little of the clam broth.
Boiled Lobster. — Boil small live lobster in boiling water for
twenty minutes; when cold, open and serve in shells with either
French or mayonnaise dressing.
Broiled Lobster. — Lobster to be tender should be taken
while alive, washed thoroughly, then with a sharp knife split
down the middle of the back from the head to the extreme end of
the tail ; remove the sand-bag, break the large claws, fill the meat
from them into the body of the lobster, spread with butter, place
on a double broiler and broil over a quick fire, the meat side near
to the fire. When nicely browned, sprinkle with salt and pepper
and serve immediately with hot, melted butter. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Devilled Lobster. — Five pounds of lobster boiled, one pint
of cream, two tablespoonfuls of butter, two of flour, one tea-
spoonful of mustard, salt and pepper. Boil the cream in the
double boiler, when boiling add flour and butter rubbed to a
cream, salt, pepper and mustard; cook two minutes, add lobster
cut in pieces rather small, cook one minute. Fill the shells, cover
with bread crumbs and grated cheese, put in a dripping pan and
brown in a hot oven until the cheese melts — about twenty
minutes. — Mrs. P. B. Oiven.
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Lobster Cutlet. — Mince the flesh of lobster fine, season
with saU, pepper and spices ; melt a piece of butter in the sauce
pan, mix with it one tablespoonful of flour, add the lobster,
finely chopped parsley, mix with some good stock, remove from
the fire and stir into it the yolks of two eggs, spread out the
mixture and when cold cut into cutlets. Dip carefully into
beaten egg, then into fine baked bread crumbs, let them stand an
hour, repeat and fry a rich brown ; serve with fried parsley.
Lobster Chowder. — Three pounds of lobster chopped not
very fine, three crackers pounded very fine; mix crackers and
lobster together and add butter the size of a small egg, a little
salt and red pepper, work all well together; boil one quart of
milk and pour this gradually over the paste, stirring all the time,
then put in the chopped lobster, boil up and serve at once. — Mrs.
H. W. Ford.
Lobster a la Newburg. — One pint of lobster, one-quarter
pound butter, one cup cream, three yolks of eggs, one-quarter cup
sherry, salt and pepper to taste. Melt butter and lobster and salt
and pepper ; when lobster is heated, add the cream ; when the
cream is smoking hot, stir in the beaten yolks of the eggs as
rapidly: as possible ; when sauce thickens, add the wine. — Miss
Lobster a la Newburg. — Take the meat of a three-pound
lobster (previously boiled), cut into blocks, rub one table-
spoonful of flour smooth with one-quarter pound of butter, add
one gill of cream and the yolks of four hard boiled eggs rubbed
smooth ; stir over the fire until it begins to thicken. When taken
from the fire, add salt, cayenne pepper and four tablespoonfuls
of sherry wine. — Mrs. Rarer.
Stuffed Lobster. — Boil a lobter from twenty minutes to
one-half hour according to size; when cold, take the meat from
the shell and cut up fine ; leave the front of the shell in one piece
being careful not to break ofif the whiskers, saving the legs to
garnish the back; cook together in a skillet three tablespoonfuls
of butter and two of flour, add three tablespoonfuls of chopped
onion and two of chopped parsley, then add the lobster meat, take
one quart of cream beaten together with the yolks of three eggs,
add this to the mixture and if not sufiiciently moist, enough more
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cream to make very, very soft, grate over a dash of nutmeg,
the juice of one lemon, season with salt and paprika, let stand
until very cold, then fill the shells and cover with seasoned butter
crumbs and flakes of butter on top, brown in the oven and serve.
This recipe is for about ten very small lobsters.— Mr^ C F
Lobster Rissoles.— Boil the lobster, take out the meat,
mince it fine, pound the coral smooth and grate, for one lobster,
the yolks of three hard boiled eggs, season widi cayenne pepper
and a little salt; make a batter of milk, flour and well beaten
eggs — two tablespoonfuls of milk and one of flour to each egg.
Beat the batter well, mix the lobster with it gradually until stiff
enough to roll into balls the size of a walnut ; fry in fresh butter
or best salad oil and serve.
LoGSTER Croquettes.— Chop the meat from two boiled lob-
sters fine, a heaping tablespoonful of butter, a small teaspoonful
of flour and a teaspoonful of finely chopped onion fried a light
brown ; pour in three-quarters of a pint of cream, part at a time
so It will not be too moist, put in about three teacups of lobster
meat, let it boil up, season wath salt and paprika, make as soft
as possible; let it get cold, season with a teaspoonful of lemon
juice, form in pyramid shaped croquettes and cook in deep lard ;
garnish with small lobster claws.— Mr^. M. I. Arms, Jr.
Soft Shell Crabs.— Lift the shell and extract the spongy
substance on the back and pull off the loose shell on the other
side which is called the "apron;" if sandy, wipe with a damp
cloth but do not let them lie in water; dip them in beaten egg
and cracker crumbs and fry about ten minutes in hot lard, drain
and serve hot with sauce tartare. Some prefer them fried plain.
Crab a la Newbhrg. — A/[elt two tablespoonfuls of butter,
stir in two tablespoonfuls of flour and one cup of cream stirred
thick and smooth, add two cups of crab meat flaked, let it heat
over boiling water ten or fifteen minutes, add salt, paprika and
lemon juice to taste. Just before serving, stir in the yolks of
two eggs beaten with one-quarter cup of cream and let it cook
until the eggs are thoroughly blended.
Scallops a la Poulette. — One pint of scallops, one cup of
milk, two egg yolks, two tablespoonfuls of butter, one cup of
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cream, two tablespoonfuls of flour, two tablespoonfuls lemon
juice, one-quarter tablespoonful of salt and pepper, one table-
spoonful of chopped parsley. Cover the scallops with cold salt
water and let stand one hour ; drain and cover with boiling acidul-
ated water and let stand five minutes ; let drain and dry, melt butter
without burning, add the flour stirred until smooth and well
cooked, add milk stirred until smooth, add the cream and the
scallops, cook until the sauce thickens, add lemon juice, salt,
pepper and parsley. Serve at once on toast.
In selecting beef choose that of a fine, smooth grain, of a bright
red color and white fat.
The flesh of good veal is firm and dry and the joints stiff.
The flesh of good mutton or lamb is a bright red with the
fat firm and white.
If the meat of pork is young, the lean will break on being
pinched; the fat will be white, soft and pulpy.
Roast Beef. — The best pieces for roasting are the sirloin
and standing rib. Pour a very little water into the dripping pan
with which baste the meat frequently while roasting; also turn
it that all sides may cook alike; roast in a quick oven allowing
fifteen minutes to each pound; when done, take up the meat,
pour off the fat from the gravy and thicken with a little flour
mixed smooth with a little cold water, let it boil and send to the
table in a gravy dish. Do not salt the roast until a short time
before removing from the oven as salt extracts the juice. Some
prefer the beef basted only with the beef drippings.
Yorkshire Pudding to Serve with Roast Beef. — Three
eggs well beaten, to which add nine tablespoonfuls of flour, a
small teaspoonful of salt and beat up with milk until about the
consistency of thick cream. This batter pour into the pan in
which the beef has been roasted having enough grease (which
must be hot) to bake it. Bake in a quick oven.— Mr.?. Wm.
Boiled or Stewed Beef. — Take a piece of beef from the
shoulder weighing five or six pounds and cut into pieces as large
as your fist; put into a kettle and a little more than cover with
cold water ; when it comes to a boil, set it back on the stove and
let simmer gently for about three hours keeping it covered,
when the meat is tender, thicken the gravy with butter rubbed
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smooth with a Httle flour until the consistency of thick cream ;
place meat on a platter and pour gravy over.
Beef Steak Broiled. — Choose sirloin or tenderloin steaks
from one to two inches thick, lay on a gridiron and broil over a
clear fire ; when done put on a warm platter with plenty of butter,
sprinkle with salt and pepper. Beef steak should be eaten as soon
is cooked to be in perfection. Thin slices of salt pork or break-
fast bacon broiled and served with the steak is an improvement.
— Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
Beef Steak Fried. — Steaks for frying should be cut thinner
than for broiling ; put part lard and part butter into a skillet, let
it get very hot, put in the steak, season with salt and pepper and
let fry until nicely browned ; lay on a hot platter and make a
gravy to pour over the meat by pouring into the frying pan a
little hot water ; slice raw onions thin, lay on the steak and pour
the hot gravy over them and serve immediately. — Adrs. W. S.
Beef Steak with Oysters. — Broil a sirloin or tenderloin
steak, season, take one quart of oysters, drain off all the liquor,
put them int a stew pan with half of a small cup full of butter,
or less butter and a little sweet cream, salt and pepper enough to
season ; let them boil and turn them over the steak on the platter.
Oysters broiled and laid on the steak are very nice. — Mrs. M.
A New England Boiled Dinner. — Select a thick piece of
corn beef from the round of shoulder weighing from six to eight
pounds. Wash in cold water and put over the fire in a large pot
with sufficient cold water to cover it three or four inches. Set
the pot where its contents will slowly reach the boiling point and
boil very gently for four hours from the time it is first placed on
the fire. After the meat is put on to cook, peel a dozen medium
sized potatoes, four turnips, scrape four carrots and four pars-
nips ; trim and wash a firm head of cabbage, cut its stalk out
without breaking and bind with a tape to keep whole while cooking.
As fast as the vegetables are prepared, lay them in cold water
until needed for cooking. If onions are used, they should be
boiled in a separate sauce pan. When the meat begins to boil,
the scum which rises to the top should be carefully skimmed oflf
and a medium sized red or green pepper put into the pot. The
pot should be large enough to hold both meat and vegetables.
The vegetables are to be added to the meat in proper succession
allowing time for each kind to cook ; carrots, parsnips and
turnips about two hours ; cabbage and onions one hour ; potatoes
one-half hour. When the boiled dinner is cooked, the meat is
placed in the middle of a large platter and the vegetables ar-
ranged around. A piece of salt pork is sometimes boiled with
Rolled Beef. — Remove the bone and fat from a sirloin
steak cut about one inch thick, lay out flat and spread with a
rich bread stuffing with a few scraps of any kind of cold meat
and a very little salt pork chopped fine ; roll carefully to pre-
vent dressing from pushing out at the sides, tie firmly with a
cord, dredge well with flour, salt and pepper ; have a little hot
fat in the skillet, put the roll into this turning until all sides are
brown ; then remove to a baking pan, slice one onion, one small
carrot very thin, two tomatoes cut up and a teaspoonful of
chopped parsley ; lay on top of the beef, add a little stock to the
pan and roast slowly about two hours, basting often. When
done, if gravy is not thick enough, add a little flour ; remove the
string before serving.
Planked Steak. — Broil a sirloin steak two and one-half
inches thick. Have ready, cooked and hot, one dozen potatoes
mashed, one can of peas, one dozen small onions and three car-
rots. Place this steak on a hot plank and pipe the potatoes around
it through a pastry tube, then put the other vegetables inside the
ring of potato. Brush over the potatoes and onions with beaten
yolks of eggs diluted in milk and set the whole into the oven
long enough to reheat the potatoe and brown the edges delicately.
Remove the plank from the oven, cover the edges with a napkin
and serve on a platter at once. — Mrs. R. McCurdy.
Beef a la Mode. — Take a round of beef, remove the bone
from the middle, also all the gristle and tough parts about the
edges ; have ready one-half pound of fat salt pork cut into
strips as thick and long as your finger, prepare a nice dressing
the same as for stufling a turkey. With a thin, sharp knife make
perpendicular incisions in the meat about one-half an inch apart,
thrust into them the pork and work in with them some of the
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dressing ; proceed thus until the meat is thoroughly plugged. Put
it into a baking pan with a little water at the bottom, cover tightly
and bake slowly four hours. Then uncover and spread the rest
of the dressing over the top and bake until a nice brown. After
taking up, thicken the gravy and pour over the beef ; it should
be sliced horizontally ; it is good either hot or cold. — Mrs. John
A LA MODE Beef. — Three pounds of beef, raw, chopped fine,
two slices of bread chopped fine, two eggs well beaten, one cup of
milk, one tablespoonful of black pepper, one tablespoonful of
salt, a piece of butter the size of an egg ; bake two and a half
hours, slice and eat cold. — Mrs. T. H. JVilsoii.
Beef Omelet. — Three pounds of beef, three-quarters pound
suet chopped fine, salt, pepper and a little sage, three eggs, six
Boston crackers rolled ; make into a roll and bake. — Mrs. W. S.
Beef Omelet. — Three pounds beef chopped fine, three eggs,
one pint bread crumbs, one tablespoonful of salt, one tablespoonful
pepper, one tablespoonful butter, sage to taste. Mix together and
mold into a loaf, place in a pan with hot water enough to keep
from burning and stufif bits of butter around it ; cover until nearly
done, then let it brown. Bake about two hours. — Mrs. E. L.
Beef Brawn. — Take a nice boiling piece of beef, boil until
quite tender ; when cool, remove the bone, chop fine, strain the
liquor in which the beef has been boiled, let it stand until cool,
skim off the fat and add to the liquor the chopped beef ; season
with salt, pepper and a little butter and sage or sweet marjoram
if liked. Let it simmer until almost dry, press into a dish, when
entirely cold slice. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
Si'iCED Beef. — Take a piece of round and cut out the bone;
tie a string around it to keep it firm ; take four ounces of salt-
petre finely powdered and rub into the meat ; put into a crock,
cover and let stand two days. Next rub thoroughly with salt,
return to the crock and let it stand eight days ; then take an
ounce of powdered mace, a grated nutmeg, one ounce pepper,
one-half ounce of cloves light weight. Miz these spices well to-
gether with one pound of brown sugar ; rub this thoroughly
through the beef, which will be ready to cook the next day.
Then fill the opening with herbs, take one-half pound of beef suet,
flatten it by pounding with the rolling pin, lay it in a broad earthen
pan with the suet under and over the meat. Over this put a shee^
of white paper and cover with a plate, set it in a hot oven and
cook five hours or until it is thoroughly cooked. It is excellent
cold. — Mrs. IV. J. Hitchcock.
MiGNONS OF Beef. — Cut a pound of well trimmed tender-
loin into five slices, remove the skin and press into round shapes ;
brush with oil or melted butter and broil about six minutes on
both sides ; season, salt, pepper, butter and chopped cress. Place
on a platter around a pile of small potato balls cooked a la maitre
d'hotel. — Mrs. IV. J. Sampson.
Devilled Beef. — Take slices of cold roast beef, lay them
on hot coals and broil ; season with pepper, salt, and serve while
hot with a small lump of butter on each piece. — Mrs. H. B. Wick.
Hamburg Steak. — Put through a meat grinder small pieces
of beef, either from the round or shoulder ; when ground, to one
pound of meat add one teaspoonful of salt and one-half tea-
spoonful of pepper ; form into small cakes with the hand and either
broil on both sides over a clear fire or saute in half lard and
butter. Have some nicely browned sauted onions, place a spoonful
on each meat cake and serve very hot.
To Cook a Fillet of Beef. — Procure a nice fillet of beef,
sear the outside in a hot pan to retain the juices. Thin slices of
salt pork may be laid over the beef and baste with a cup of beef
stock in the bottom of the pan. Half an hour is sufficient time if
oven is hot as should be. Serve with mushroom sauce. — Mrs. J .
Mushroom Sauce. — Put a tablespoonful of butter in a
sauce pan. Stir in a tablespoonful of flour and cook. Add half
a cup of beef stock and a part of the juice from a can of mush-
rooms. Add pepper and salt and a few drops of lemon juice. Put
in mushrooms and simmer a few minutes. — Mrs. J. H. McEzven.
Ground Beef for Breakfast. — Procure a good round steak
and cut in pieces and put through a meat grinder ; put this into a
skillet over a hot fire and stir constantly until all particles are
just cooked enough to not be rare; season with a little salt and
pepper and a small piece of butter and serve very hot ; if allowed
to stand will become tough and hard.
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Hash. — Chop fine cold boiled or roast beef, veal or mutton ;
take out any particles of gristle ; pare and cut into small dice cold
boiled potatoes; mix together half .and half, put into a porcelain
lined skillet, season well with salt and pepper, almost cover with
cream and let simmer slowdy fifteen or twenty minutes or long
enough for the cream to thicken ; add a small piece of butter just
before taking from the fire. A little stock can be used instead of
the cream. Let fry to skillet and serve brown scrapings with it.
It is a mistaken idea that good hash can be made from any kind
Corn Beef Hash. — Proceed the same as for beef hast, using
the corn beef.
To Cure Beef or Tongues. — Six pounds salt, three pounds
sugar, one-quarter pound saltpetre, four gallons of water. Scald
the mixture, skim it, and when cold put the beef into it. The
round to be used for drying should be taken out at the end of
three weeks and either smoked or dried. The tongues can be
left in for a longer time. — Airs. J. G. Butler.
Smoked Tongue. — Soak them over night, if very hard,
longer ; cover with water, boil slowly three or four hours or until
tender ; peel ofT the skin while warm, when cold slice thin.
Braised Tongue. — Take a fresh beef tongue and make a
hole in the little end of it, put a cord through and draw the big
and little ends of the tongue together and tie firmly. Put the
tongue in a kettle and cover with sfood rich stock, season with
pepper and salt and boil slowly until tender (about two hours.)
Set ofif the stove and let the tongue lay in the stock until cold.
(The stock will do for soup.) Then skin the tongue, put in a
kettle with a pint of very rich beef stock, one gill of Madeira
wine, one cup of onion, carrot and a stock of celery (chopped
fine and fried in a teaspoonful of melted butter) and half a cup
of ripe tomatoes. Let simmer slowly for one-half hour and
serve. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
Dried Beef in Cream. — Shave the beef very thin, pour over
it boiling water, let it stand for a few minutes ; pour this ofif and
pour on good rich cream ; let it come to a boil ; if you have no
cream use milk and butter and thicken with a very little flour.
Season with pepper and serve on toast or not, as you like. — Mrs.
W. S. Bonnell.
Frizzled Beef. — Shave dried beef very thin, put into a
frying pan when good and hot ; put in the beef and shake or stir
until heated through ; season with pepper. Serve in this way, or
just before serving beat one egg Hght and stir in.
To Cure Tongues. — Scald together three quarts salt, one of
molasses, one of brown sugar and two ounces of saltpetre in six
quarts of water; strain into a jar; when cold, wash and trim your
tongues and drop them into the brine keeping them covered by
putting a plate over them. Let them remain at least six weeks
in the brine, when they may be taken out, wiped dry and strung
ready for smoking. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Devilled Kidney. — Prepare two beef kidneys, cut up and
parboil one hour. In an iron frying pan fry four slices of bacon and
one onion until all are well browned; then put in the pieces of
kidney and brown that also ; season with a teaspoonful of salt
and a little thyme and a pinch of powdered nutmeg; dredge all
well with flour, add one cup of tomato, one cup of water, cover
closely and simmer slowly one hour. — Nezv Orleans.
To Devil Meats. — To "devil" anything is to make it very
hot by means of cayenne pepper, black pepper, mustard, etc., as
well as by fire. Cold meat is devilled by sprinkling it with mixed
cayenne, black pepper and salt, then rubbing the meat with
French mustard and making it hot through over a grid-iron.
Sometimes the pepper, etc., is mixed with butter, the meat cut
in gashes and the mixture inserted in the gashes, then grilled.
Drum sticks of fowls should be cut in gashes long-ways, the
mixture inserted — say French mustard and cayenne — then but-
tered and grilled.
Roast Veal. — Take a loin of veal, make a stuffing the same
as for roast turkey, fill the flank with the stuffing and secure it
firmly onto the loin ; rub the veal with salt, pepper and a little
butter, put it into a pan with a little water; while roasing, baste
frequently, letting it cook until thoroughly done, allowing two
hours for a roast weighing from six to eight pounds ; when done,
remove the threads before sending to the table. Thicken the
gravy with a little flour.
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Veal Cutlets. — Cut into nice pieces, season, dip in egg,
then bread crumbs with a httle lemon and parsley chopped fine ;
have plenty of grease in your pan hot; fry brown on one side,
then turn over, make a rich brown gravy in another vessel and
serve; garnish with parsley and lemon. — Mrs. Francis.
Veal Cutlets. — Choose the cutlets from the round, cut
about one-half an inch thick, brush them with egg, season, fry a
light brown in lard and butter, pour over gravy made by pouring
into a sauce pan a cupful of cream. — Mrs. Jonathan Warner.
Veal Loaf. — Three pounds veal, ground fine, one-quarter
pound salt pork with the veal, one cup rnilk, two eggs, one table-
spoonful of black pepper, one tablespoonful salt, crumbs of two
large slices of bread, butter the size of an egg. Bake two and
one-half hours. Mix the veal, pork, bread crumbs, salt and pepper
well together, add butter melted, then the milk ; last, the eggs
beaten. Mix all thoroughly with hands ; let stand in pans to
cool. — Mrs. J. M. Bonncll.
Veal Loaf. — Three pounds raw veal chopped very fine, three
eggs beaten very lightly, three tablespoonfuls cream ; mix the
eggs and cream together, four pounded crackers ; mix with veal
one teaspoonful pepper, one large tablespoonful salt, one large
tablespoonful parsley or sage. Bake two and one-half hours in
a deep pan ; put cracker crumbs, a little butter and some water
on top. — Mrs. Frederick C. Evans.
Veal Omelet. — Three pounds veal chopped fine, six table-
spoonfuls rolled crackers, two eggs, three tablespoonfuls cream,
pepper, salt and butter; mix into a loaf, spread with butter, egg
and flour and bake about one hour.
Veal Croquettes. — Mince veal fine, mix one-half cup of
milk with one teaspoonful flour and piece of butter the size of
an egg; cook until it thickens, stir into the meat, roll into balls,
dip in egg with a little milk stirred in, roll in brown bread crumbs,
fry in hot lard.
Veal Birds. — Remove the fat, skin and bone from very
thin slices of veal, then pound until one-quarter inch thick, trim
in pieces 2H by 4 inches, chop the trimming fine with a square
inch of salt pork ; for each two birds add half as much more
bread crumbs as you have chopped meat. Season high with
salt, pepper and sweet herbs, lemon juice, paprika and onion
juice ; moisten with a little hot water, add an egg beaten, spread
the mixture on each slice of veal nearly to the edge, roll up tightly
and facten well with tooth pick, dredge with flour, salt, pepper
and saute a golden brown in butter, then half cover with cream
and cook very slowly until tender. Serve on toast, garnish with
toasted points, lemon and parsley.
Veal Cheese. — Take equal quantities of sliced boiled veal
and sliced boiled tongue ; pound each separately in a mortar adding
butter as you do so; mix them in a stone jar, press it hard and
pour on melted butter; keep it covered in a dry place. When
cold, cut in thin slices for tea or lunch.
Scotch Gallops. — Cut veal into thin slices, beat with a
pounder, dip them into yolk of egg and fry brown ; have ready
warm to pour over them, one-half pint of gravy, two large spoon-
fuls of cream, the yolk of one egg, a very little flour and butter
stirred smooth ; season, stew until of a fine thickness.
Mock Terrapin. — Half a calf's liver, season and fry brown,
hash it but not very fine, flour it thickly, then add a teaspoonful
of mixed mustard, a little cayenne pepper, two hard boiled eggs
chopped fine, a lump of butter the size of an egg, a teacup of
water ; let it boil a minute or two. Cold veal will do as well as
liver. — Mrs. R, W. Tayler.
Pate de Veau. — Of veal, three and one-half pounds of fat
and lean, a slice of salt pork about one-half pound, six small
crackers powdered very fine, two eggs, a bit of butter the size of
an egg, one tablespoonful of salt, one of cayenne pepper, one of
black or white pepper, one grated nutmeg ; chop the meat all very
fine and mix the ingredients thoroughly, put in a dripping pan
with a little water, make it into a loaf, bake about two hours
basting it constantly; leave it to get cold and slice as head-
cheese. — Mrs. R. IV. Taylor.
Broiled Calves' Liver with Bacon. — Procure a nice calf's
liver, wash and cut in thin slices, broil over a clear fire with thin
slices of breakfast bacon ; season with butter, salt and pepper. —
Mrs. W. Scott Bonnell.
Veal Hash. — Take a teacupful of boiling water in a sauce
pan, stir into it an even teaspoonful of flour wet in a tablespoonful
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of cold water, and let it boil five minutes ; add one-half tea-
spoon of black pepper, as much salt and two tablespoonfuls of
butter and let it keep hot but not boil. Chop the veal fine and
mix with half as much stale bread crumbs, put into a pan and
pour the gravy over it ; then let it simmer ten minutes. Serve
this on buttered toast. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
Fillet of Veal (Roasted in the Pot). — Remove the bone
and fill the cavity with a force-meat made of bread crumbs, a
very little salt pork, chopped fine, sage, pepper, salt and ground
cloves ; lay in the pot a layer of slices of salt pork, put in the
fillet, fasten with skewers, coover in the same manner, pour over
a pint of good stock, cover down close and let it cook slowly two
or three hours ; then take off the cover, let it brown and serve.
Veal Steak. — Beat them until tender, then broil over clear,
hot coals until a nice brown on both sides, season with salt,
pepper and butter, send to the table while hot. A gravy made
by stewing in a little hot water pieces of veal with a few oysters
or mushrooms, seasoned, and poured over the steak is very nice.
Breaded Veal Chops with Tomato Sauce. — Have the
chops cut one-half inch thick from the loin of veal, dip into
beaten egg and then into finely sifted bread crumbs, saute in half
butter and half lard or sausage drippings. Serve with tomato
sauce, poured over on hot platter.
MUTTON AND LAMB
Boiled Leg of Mutton. — Put on in cold water with a little
salt, boil two hours and a half; make a sauce of melted butter —
a piece of butter the size of an egg stirred with a tablespoonful of
flour well, then stir into it a pint of boiling water with a little
parsley chopped fine ; put into a sauce tureen on the table and
garnish the dish with boiled cauliflower and parsley.
Ragout Mutton. — Take two pounds of the shoulder of
mutton, cut the meat into pieces about two inches square ; to
this add one large onion cut up, about five medium sized potatoes
and two small carrots cut in slices ; more than cover with water
and cook until all are tender, then thicken the gravy with a little
flour and butter stirred smooth together; season with salt and
Haricot Mutton.— Loin chop, fry until brown, dredge with
flour, put into boihng water, or if you have it, weak soup, cut
carrots into small pieces, then simmer for two hours, season with
pepper and salt. Steak cooked in the same wav is very nice. —
Mrs. Wm. Bonnell.
Breast of Mutton and Green Peas. — Select a breast of
mutton not very fat, cut it into small square pieces, dredge it
with flour and fry a fine brown in butter; add pepper and salt;
cover it with water and set it over a slow fire to stew until the
meat is perfectly tender; take out the meat, skim off all the fat
from the gravy and just before serving add a quart of young
peas previously boiled with the strained gravy and let the whole
boil gently until the peas are done.
Mutton Chops. — Have them trimmed from fat and skin,
dip each one into beaten egg, then in pounded cracker, fry in hot
lard or drippings. It is still better to bake them very slowly in
the oven. — Mrs. John McCurdy.
Roast Lamb. — Choose a hind quarter of lamb, stuff it with
fine bread crumbs, pepper, salt, butter and a little sage. Sew
the flap firmly to keep in place, rub the outside with salt, pepper,
butter, a little of the stuffing and roast two hours. Serve with
Crown Roast of Lamb. — The loin and ribs of lamb are
required for this roast; have the butcher split the bones between
the chops, then trim each bone down to the fleshy part of the
chop ; he should also cut off each bone to equal lengths, then form
a circle of the chops and tie firmly together. Roast as you would
a leg of lamb, basting frequently. When done, place on a hot
platter, fill the center with green peas (previously cooked and
seasoned with salt, pepper and butter), remove the string from
the meat and cover each chop end with a paper frill.
To Grill a Shoulder of Lamb. — Half boil it, score it and
cover it with egg crumbs and parsley seasoned ; broil it over a
very clear and slow fire or brown in an oven. Serve with tomato
Breaded Lamb Chops. — Grate plenty of stale bread, season
with salt and pepper, have ready some well beaten egg, have a
spider with hot lard ready, take the chops one by one, dip into
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the egg, then into the bread crumbs, repeat it as it will be found
an improvement; then lay separately into the boiling lard, fry
brown and then turn, to be eaten with currant jelly or grape
Broiled Lamb or Mutton Chops. — Cut the loin into chops,
remove a part of the fat and broil ; season with salt, pepper and
butter. — Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
Roast Pork. — Procure a joint of fresh pork, score the skin
in narrow strips ; prepare a stuffing of fine bread crumbs, pepper
and salt, and make incisions between the ribs and fill them with
the stuffing, rub the joint well with sage, pepper, salt and bread
crumbs. It will require about three hours to roast. Skim the fat
from the gravy, thicken with a little flour and serve in a gravy boat.
To Roast Young Pig. — Should be about six weeks old and
should be killed two or three days before cooking ; after thoroughly
cleaning ; soak from one to two hours in weak salt and water and
let it hang over night. Make a stuffing of fine bread crumbs
seasoned with butter, salt, pepper and sage, fill the pig full and
sew up ; fasten the legs to the side of the pig to give it a good
shape, salt and pepper the outside and rub on a little melted butter ;
baste often until done. They are nicer baked in a brick oven than
a stove ; bake for three or four hours ; the skin when done should be
of a rich brown color and crisp. — Mrs. Jonathan Warner.
Spare Ribs Baked and Broiled. — Season well with salt and
pepper, bake in a quick oven three-quarters of an hour, baste often
while baking. After taking up the ribs, pour ofif the fat from
the gravy and thicken with a little flour. If liked, sprinkle a little
sage over before baking. To broil crack the bones and broil over a
clear fire taking care that the fire is not hot enough to scorch them.
— Mrs. M. Adelia Wick.
Pork and Beans. — Take two pounds of side pork, not too
fat nor too lean, to two quarts of marrow-fat beans ; put the beans
to soak the night before you boil them in a gallon of milk-warm
waterj after breakfast, scald and scrape the rind of the pork and
put on to boil an hour before putting in the beans. As soon as
the beans boil up, pour off the water and put on one gallon of
fresh water ; boil until quite tender adding more water if necessary.
Great care must be taken that they do not scorch. When nearly as
stiff as mashed potatoes, put into a baking dish, score the pork and
put in the center. Brown in the oven one hour. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Pork and Beans. — Put the beans to soak in cold water the
night before using; the next morning parboil them, strain out of
that water into a crock, put a small piece of salt pork in the
center, pepper well and pour on boiling water until covered. They
will be baked ready to eat in five hours. They are much improved
by staying in the oven all day. — Mrs. C. H. Gilman.
Pork Chops or Tenderloin. — Cut thin and cook thoroughly ;
broil or fry plain or dip into yolk of egg and bread crumbs. Season
with salt and pepper.
Sausage. — To ten pounds of ground meat, four ounces of salt,
one of pepper, half an ounce of powdered sage. Grind the meat
very fine, the tenderloin is best but a fresh ham mixed with the
tenderloin makes it very nice. Pack well in a stone jar. — Grandma
Broiled Pigs Feet. — Take the feet from young pigs, cut off
the toes, single well, split and soak for twenty-four hours in good
strong salt and water ; then scrape thoroughly ; boil until tender ;
when cold, place on a wire gridiron and broil over a clear fire, sea-
son with salt, pepper, butter and serve with quarters of lemon.
Pigs Feet Hash. — Singe and scrape the feet, then wash clean
and put them into salt and water to soak over night, then scrape
again until they are perfectly clean and boil them till the meat
falls from the bones ; chop with a knife, season with salt and
pepper, pack in a crock and if the weather be cool it will keep
some time. It can be sliced and eaten cold or put into a skillet
and fried until brown. — Mrs. H. B. Wick.
Pigs Feet Pickled. — Chop off the toes, soak over night in
salt water; in the morning scrape well, boiling till tender; then
take from the liquor, put into a croock, sprinkle with salt and to
one dozen feet put two tablespoonsful of whole pepper, two grains
of cloves and two of broken cinnamon ; while the feet are hot, cover
with good, strong cold vinegar, cover and they will be ready for use
in two or three days. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
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Scrapple. — Clean and scrape a pig's head thoroughly, having
previously removed the eyes, ears and the entire jaw, let stand in
salt and water over night, then boil until the flesh falls from the
bones and chop fine with a little sage, salt and pepper, and return
to the liquor ; add enough sifted corn meal to thicken, simmer until
of the consistency of soft mush — not too thick to pour; put it in
pans, when cold and stiff, slice and fry.
For boiling, always select an old, small ham.
For broiling, choose one recently cured. Cold boiled ham
should be cut as thin as possible, it is said so thin as to cover an
acre. Grated ham is very nice on sandwiches. For luncheon, cold
ham may be sliced very thin and rolled.
Roast or Baked Ham. — Boil a good sized ham three hours.
Then take off the rind or skin and put in dripping pan. Put over it
one cup of sugar and one pint of vinegar and stick cloves into
the ham. Bake one hour. — Mrs. W. S. Bonncll.
To Boil Ham. — Clean a ham well, tie in a cloth, put into
cold water, cover up tight, boil hard five hours, then let stand until
perfectly cold, never taking off the cover until cold. This is
nice sliced. — Mrs. Ann Hughes.
Virginia Hams. — First wash well the hams in warm water;
now place it in the boiler with say from eight to ten gallons of
cold water ; at the commencement of cooking you will be careful to
only simmer very slowly for the first hour, then after steadily and
regularly boil until the ham is soft and well done. To cook thor-
oughly a ten pound ham requires say four hours and other sizes
in like proportion. Remove the skin while the ham is warm. If
you do not find this good you need not blame me. Virginia hams
should be kept ten days after boiling before slicing cold. — Scott.
To Broil Ham. — Cut thin slices about one-quarter inch
in thickness, trim carefully the outside edges, lay on a gridiron
and broil ; while hot, sprinkle over it a little pepper and put
pieces of butter on the top.
To Render Lard. — Procure the finest of leaf lard, and after
washing and scraping clean, cut into small pieces, put into a
kettle with a very little water to prevent burning, let it cook slowly
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until the fat is entirely drawn out and the pieces are brown and
crisp and sink to the bottom of the kettle ; strain carefully through
a cloth, tie up and set away.
Hog's Head Cheese. — Clean a hog's head thoroughly, boil
until tender ; when it falls to pieces take out the bones, season with
salt and pepper, press into a crock ; when cold slice. — Mrs. M. I.
To Fry Salt Pork. — Salt pork, with as little lean as possible,
is best; slice thin and dip each slice in flour fried to a delicate
brown in a hot skillet ; serve at once.
To Salt Ham or Shoulders. — For every one hundred
pounds of ham, take six ounces of salt-petre, two quarts of mo-
lasses and ten pounds of salt ; mix well together, rub the hams
with the mixture thoroughly, let them stand three weeks, then turn
over and rub again. They will soon be ready for use.
Young, plump and well fed but not too fat poultry are the
best. The skin should be fine grained, clear and white, the breast
full-fleshed and broad, the legs smooth. The birds must be heavy
in proportion to their size.
As regards duck and geese, their breasts must also be plump,
their feet flexible and yellow. For boiling, white legged poultry
must be chosen because when dressed their appearance is by far
the most delicate. The greatest precaution ought to be taken
to prevent poultry from getting at all tainted before it is cooked.
It should be killed and dressed from eight to ten hours before
cooking. Care must be taken to cook poultry thoroughly.
Boiled Turkey. — Soak it in salt and water for an hour and a
half to make it white ; make a stuffing of bread crumbs and about
half the quantity of suet, a little parsley and a little lemon peel
chopped fine ; scald the parsley in order to have it green ; put all
of these into the breast, tie lightly in a cloth and boil ; a young
turkey will boil in two hours, an older one will require, of course,
a longer time. Garnish with parsley and lemon cut in slices. Serve
with white sauce which is made as follows :
Take one cup of butter and melt it and while in the sauce
pan shake in three tablespoonsful of flour until well mixed, then
add one quart of milk stirring all the time till it boils. — Mrs.
Roast Turkey. — A turkey weighing not more than eight or
nine pounds (young) is the best. Wash and clean thoroughly
wiping dry as moisture will spoil the stuffing ; take one small loaf
of bread grated fine, rub into it a piece of butter the size of an
e.gg, one small teaspoonful of pepper and one of salt, sage if liked ;
rub all together and fill the turkey, sewing up so that the stuffing
cannot cook out ; always put the giblets under the side of the
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fowl SO they will not dry up, rub salt and pepper on the outside, put
into a dripping pan with one tea-cupful of water basting often,
turning it till browned all over. Bake about three hours ; have left
in the chopping bowl a little stuffing, take out the giblets and chop
fine, after taking out the turkey, put in a large tablespoonful of
flour and stir until brown. Put the giblets into a gravy boat and
pour over them the gravy. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
To Broil Turkey. — Select a very young and tender turkey
— no others are fit for broiling. After washing and wiping dry.
split down the middle of the back, open, pound a little to flatten
out, then place on a broiler over a clear fire, the inside of the
turkey towards the fire first ; keep turning until nicely browned
and cooked through ; put into hot pan and work into the fowl
butter slightly warmed, and salt and pepper. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Turkey, Chicken or Duck Hash. — Pick the meat from the
bone of any cold, left over fowl ; add to this an equal amount of cold
stuffing and enough of the gravy or cream to moisten, let it cook
for a few moments only, season and serve.
Roast Duck. — Prepare the same as for turkey, adding to the
dressing two or three finely chopped onions. Serve with apple
Roast Goose or Gosling. — Two ounces of onions and half as
much green sage chopped fine, and one coffee-cupful of bread
crumbs, a little pepper and salt, the yolks of two eggs. Do not quite
fill the goose but leave room to swell ; roast from one and one-
half to two hours and serve with gravy and apple sauce.
Roast Chicken. — Split down the back, season with salt and
pepper and plenty of butter ; pour a little water into the pan and
while baking baste often, turning the chicken so as to nicely
brown all over. When done, take up the chicken, thicken the
gravy with a little flour and serve in a gravy boat. Chickens
are nice stuffed and baked in the same manner as turkey.
Fried Chicken. — Joint young tender chickens, if old, put in
a stew pan with a little water and simmer gently till tender ; season
with salt and pepper, dip into flour and fry in hot lard and butter
until nicely browned ; lay on a hot platter and take the liquor in
which the chicken was stewed, turn into the frying pan with
the brown gravy, stir in a little flour, when it is boiled stir in a
teacup of sweet rich cream and pour over the chicken. — Mrs. M.
To Broil Chicken. — Only young- tender chickens are nice
broiled. After cleaning and washing them, split down the back,
wipe dry, season with salt and pepper and lay them, inside down,
on a hot gridiron over a bed of bright coals. Broil until nicely
browned and well cooked through, watching and turning to pre-
vent burning; broil with them a little salt pork cut in thin slices.
After taking them from the gridiron, work into them plenty of
butter and serve ; garnish with tlie pork, slices of lemon and
parsley. — Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
To Broil Chicken. — Split them down the back and season
with pepper and salt. Lay them over a very clear fire and at a
great distance. Let the inside lie next the fire until it is about half
done, then turn them and let them be of a fine brown. Let your
sauce be good gravy with mushrooms and garnish with livers
broiled, the gizzards cut, slashed and broiled with pepper and
salt, or this sauce : Take a handful of sorrel, dip in boiling water,
drain it and have ready half a pint of good gravy, a shallot shredded
small and some parsley boiled very green. Thicken it with a
piece of butter rolled in flour and add a glass of red wine. Then
lay your sorrel in heaps around the fowls and pour the sauce over
them. Garnish with lemon.
This quaint recipe is taken from "The Art of Cookery" by
Mrs. Glasse Alexandria, 1812. — Mrs. A. E. Kauffman.
Fricassed Chicken. — Cut and joint the chickens into small
pieces, cover with water and boil till tender ; then season with salt
and pepper, mix three tablespoonsful of flour smooth with butter
the size of an ^gg; stir this into a little of the gravy, then turn
onto the chicken ; let it boil and serve by turning on a platter over
slices of bread or fresh soda biscuits cut in halves.
A Pretty Way of Stewing Chicken. — Take two fine
chickens, half boil them, then take them up in a pewter or silver
dish. Cut up your fowls, separate all the joint bones one from
another and then take out the breast bones. If there is not liquor
enough from the fowls, add a few spoonsful of the water they were
boiled in, put in a blade of mace and a little salt. Cover close with
another dish, set it over a stove or chafing dish of coals, let it stew
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until the chickens are cooked enough and then send them hot to
the table in the same dish they were stewed in. This is a very
pretty dish for a sick person ; for a change it is better than butter
and the sauce is very agreeable and pretty. You may do rabbits,
partridges or moor game in this way. — Mrs. A. E. Kanffman.
A Nice Way To Cook Chicken. — Cut the chicken up, put
into a pan and cover with water ; let it stew as usual, when done,
make a thickeneing of cream and flour, add butter, pepper and
salt, have ready a nice short cake, baked and cut into squares,
rolled thin as for crust ; lay the cakes on the dish and pour the
chicken and gravy over them while hot. — Mrs. R. IV. Taylcr.
Chicken Pie. — Stew the chicken and make the gravy the day
before as hot chicken will make the lower crust soggy. Make pie
crust as for any pie, roll lower crust very thin, sprinkle the pan
well with flour to make the crust brown quickly, take the large
bones out of the chicken, put into pie with cold gravy and cover
with upper crust ; have oven hot at first so lower crust will cook
before the chicken can melt and soak in ; then a slower oven and
bake three-quarters of an hour. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Chicken Pie Crust. — Three cups of flour, one and one-half
cups of lard, one cup of water, two teaspoons of salt ; rub three-
quarters of a cup of lard into the flour — not until fine but leave it
in lumps ; add salt and wet with the water, then roll the rest of the
lard in. Two chickens prepared and boiled, as you would for
stewed chicken, until tender ; for gravy mix two tablespoonfuls of
flour and two of butter until smooth ; thicken the gravy with this,
season to taste, boiling a few minutes after thickening. Let the
chicken and gravy stand until cool before putting on the crust and
baking. Bake one-half hour. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Chicken Pot Pie. — Cut and joint a fat chicken, cover with
water and let it boil gently until tender ; season with salt and pepper
and thicken the gravy with two tablespoonsful of flour mixed
smooth with piece of butter the size of an e.gg ; have ready nice light
bread dough, roll out, cut with a biscuit cutter about an inch
thick ; let rise and when very light drop this into the boiling
gravy (having previously removed the chicken to a hot pltter),
cover, and let it boil from one-half to three-quarters of an hour.
To ascertain whether it is done or not, stick into one of them a
fork and if it comes out clean, it is done. Lay on the platter with
the chicken, pour over the gravy and serve.— Mr^. Henry Wick.
Chicken Pudding.— Cut up the chickens and stew until ten-
der, then take them from the gravy and spread on a flat dish to
cool— having first seasoned them well with butter, pepper and
salt ; make a batter of one quart of milk, three cups of flour, three
tablespoons of melted butter, one-half teaspoonful of soda, one
teaspoonful of cream tartar, a little salt. Butter a pudding dish
and put a layer of the chicken on the bottom and then a cupful
of the batter over it ; proceed until the dish is full ; the batter must
form the crust. Bake an hour and serve the thickened gravy in a
gravy boat.— Mrj. John McCnrdy.
Chicken Cheese.— Boil two chickens until tender, take out
all the bones and chop the meat fine, season with salt, pepper and
butter ; boil down the liquor the chickens were boiled in until there
remains only enough to make the chopped meat quite moist ; put
the meat into a mold of any shape that is desirable or convenient ;
when cold, turn out and cut in slices. It is excellent for picnics
or for hmch.— Mrs. J. C. Wick.
Minced Powls.— Remove from the bones all the flesh of
either cold roast or boiled fowls ; clean it from the skin and keep
covered from the air until ready for use ; boil the bones and skin
with three-quarters of a pint of water until reduced quite half,
strain the gravy and let cool ; next (having first skimmed off all the
fat) put it in a clean saucepan with a half teacup of cream, three
ounces of butter well mixed with one tablespoonful of flour ; keep
these stirred until they boil; then put in the fowl (finely minced)
with three hard boiled eggs chopped and sufiicient salt and pepper
to season. Shake the mince over the fire until just ready to
boil, dish it on hot toast and serve. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Chicken en Casserole.— A casserole is an earthenware, fire-
proof dish that can be used for baking in the oven. A nice, fat,
tender chicken — suitable for roasting— is the best ; split down the
back, put in the casserole about two tablespoonfuls of butter, when
it melts, lay in the chicken the inner side down; lay over this
some very thin slices of salt pork, a carrot, potatoes and a small
turnip (all cut in small balls with a vegetable cutter), an onion
sliced, eight or ten button mushrooms, season with salt and pepper.
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Fry all together until the chicken is a rich brown, turning occas-
ionally that all sides are browned alike, then dip off any super-
fluous fat, and pour in a cup of good stock, cover closely and let
simmer gently in the oven for one hour. Now remove tlic chicken,
imjoint it and if there is not sufficient gravy add a little stock, let
it boil and thicken with a very little flour. Place the chicken back
in the casserole for a few moments only and serve in the casserole.
Chicken Timbals. — The breast of two raw chickens ground
in a meat cutter several times until very fine. Stir in one pint of
carem a little at a time and the whites of three eggs. Grease
timbal cups thoroughly, fill two-thirds full, set in pan of water
(half way up tins), cover pan closely and cook twenty minutes.
Sauce : One pint of cream, one cup of chopped nuishrooms, heat ;
thicken a little with flour, season with salt and pepper. — Mrs. J.
Chicken Timbals. — Boil and grind fine one chicken ; boil
and wash one pint of Italian chestnuts, make a rich cream sauce and
boil chicken and nuts together in the cream ; season highly. Before
taking off the stove stir in the yolks of two eggs ; put some truffles
in the bottom of timbal moulds and fill with the paste ; set moulds
in hot water until ready to serve. Serve with cream sauce. — Mrs.
Wild Turkey.— Wild turkeys are much finer than the domes-
tic birds. Select one that is young and tender, stuff with chestnuts,
season well with salt and pepper and roast with frequent bastings.
To Roast Venison.— Roast a haunch of venison as you would
a loin of veal and about as long. If you choose, make a plain
dressing and stuff it ; baste often while baking.
Broiled Venison Steak.— Broil quickly over a clear fire and
when sufficiently done pour over two tablespoonsful of currant
jelly, melted with a piece of butter, pepper and salt. Eat
while hot on hot plates.— Mr.y. JV. J. Hitchcock.
To Cook Venison.— Broil as you would a beefsteak rare;
have ready a gravy of butter, pepper and salt and a very little
water; heat the gravy without boiling, score the steak all over,
put it in the gravy and cover tight; keep hot enough to steam
the meat and send in a covered dish to the table. — Mrs. R. W.
Prairie Chicken. — Broil over a quick fire, season with salt,
pepper, lemon juice and butter well worked in; serve on giblet
toast, which is made by boiling to a paste the livers of any game
bird with as many chicken livers as needed, mash to a paste with
some of the water in which they were cooked, a little sherry is
added with pepper, salt, and a teaspoonful of butter spread on thin
slices of buttered toast.
To Roast Partridges, Pheasants or Quail.— Pluck, singe,
draw and truss them, season with salt and pepper, roast for about
half an hour in a brisk oven basting often with butter. When
done place on a dish together with bread crumbs fried brown and
arranged in small heaps. Gravy should be served in a tureen
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Broiled Quail or Woodcock. — After dressing, split down
the back, sprinkle with salt and pepper and lay on a gridiron, the
inside down. Broil slowly at first. Serve with cream gravy — Mrs.
G. B. Woodman.
To Roast Wild Duck or Teal. — After dressing soak them
over night in salt and water to draw out the fishy taste; then
in the morning put them into fresh water, changing several times
before roatsing. Stuff or not as desired. Serve with currant
To Roast Wild Fowl. — The flavor is best preserved without
stuffing. Put pepper, salt and a piece of butter into each ; wild
fowl require much less dressing than tame. They should be
served of a fine color and a rich brown gravy. To take off the
fishy taste which wild fowl sometimes have, put an onion, salt and
hot water into the dripping pan and baste them for the first ten
minutes with this, then take away the pan and baste constantly
Reed Birds. — Select long, sweet potatoes of even size, wash,
dry and cut in two lengthwise, scoop out the inside leaving a
shell one-quarter inch thick. Take a reed bird or half a squab, rub
it with a pinch of salt, lay in one shell and cover with the other ;
tie them together with a string, cover each potato with a strip of
pork and place them in a buttered baking pan. Put in an oven for
thirty minutes, remove the pork at the end of that time, brown for
five minutes, remove the string but leave each cover in place.
Serve on a hot napkin.
Roast Pigeons. — They should be dressed while fresh. If
young they will be ready for roasting in twelve hours. Dress
carefully and after making clean, wipe dry and put into each
bird a small piece of butter dipped in cayenne. Truss the wings
over the back and roast in a quick oven, keeping them constantly
basted with butter. Serve with brown gravy. Dish them with
Pigeon Compote. — Truss six pigeons as for broiling. Grate
the crumbs of a small loaf of bread, scraps one pound of fat bacon,
chopped thyme, parsley and onion and lemon peel fine, grate a lit-
tle nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Mix it up with
two eggs, put this force meat into the craws of the pigeons, lard
the breasts and fry brown. Place them in a stew pan with some
beef stock and stew them three-quarters of an hour, thicken with
a piece of butter rolled in flour. Serve with force meat balls
around the dish and strain the gravy onto the pigeons.
PiGEONN Pie.— Dress and wash clean, split down the back and
then proceed as for chicken pie.— Mr^. IV. S. Bonnell.
Fillet of Birds or Fowls.— Cut off the breast of birds, fry
or broil, season and serve in overlapping slices around a pile of
fresh mushrooms, fry and mix with the stewed livers of the birds
and enough rich brown gravy to moisten the whole.
Jugged Hare or Rabbit.— Cut up as you would chicken for
stewing and fry brown, dredge with flour, put into boiling water
to simmer about two hours. Fry onions brown. Put into a bag
mace, allspice, lemon peel and parsley. Put the bag, the onions
and a little jelly into the stew, season with salt and pepper, garnish
with force meat balls the same as for roast veal.— Afr^. Wm.
Fried Rabbit or Squirrel.— After the rabbit has been thor-
oughly cleaned and washed, put it into boiling water and let it
boil for about ten minutes, drain and when cold cut it into joints,
dip into beaten egg and then into fine bread crumbs seasoned with
salt and pepper. When all are ready, fry them in butter over a
moderate fire fifteen minutes. Thicken the gravy with an ounce
of butter and a small teaspoonful of flour. Give it a minute's
boil, stir in two tablespoonfuls of cream, dish the rabbit and pour
the sauce over it and serve quickly.
Stewed Rabbit. — Skin and clean the rabbit, cut into pieces,
put a quarter pound of butter into a stew pan and turn the pieces
of rabbit about in it until nicely browned, take out the meat, add
one pint of boiling water to the butter, one tablespoonful flour
stirred to a paste in cold water, one tablespoonful of salt and a
little grated onion, if liked. Let this boil up, add the meat stew
slowly till the rabbit is tender ; serve hot.
Green vegetables should be cooked the same day they are
gathered. All vegetables should be washed before using, except
corn and peas, which should be husked and shelled with clean
hands and not washed as some of the sweetness is thereby ex-
tracted. Reject stale and withered ones. They should be put in
boiling water with a little salt and only just time allowed to cook
them, as they should be sent to the table as soon as done.
In boiling vegetables the great point is not to let the boiling
stop. An^ vegetable peeled should be thrown into cold water until
it is wanted to boil. Green vegetables are better color if not
covered with the lid to shut in the steam. Try vegetables with a
fork; if tender, they are done. Old potatoes should be put into
cold water, new potatoes into boiling water.
Steamed Potatoes. — Potatoes are much more nutritiuos and
palatable if properly steamed, than boiled. Wash clean, place in
a steamer over boiling water and steam rapidly, otherwise will not
seem done no mtter how long they have been cooked. They should
steam until the skins crack and the fork will easily penetrate them.
Do not take from the steamer until time for serving or they will
become too solid. Skin and serve.
Baked Potatoes. — Take medium sized potatoes. Wash clean,
have a hot oven. Bake for twenty minutes to one-half hour, do
not leave the oven door open one second ; if you do, your potato
skins become soft ; crisp skin to a boked potato is the best part of
it. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Mashed Potatoes. — Wash and cut into halves or quarters,
put into boiling water, boil one-half hour. When done pour off
all the water, add salt, mash perfectly smooth, then add a little
cre^m if you have it, if not, milk, and beat well with fork or spoon.
The beating makes them light. — Mrs. H. B. Wick,
To Cook New Potatoes.— Remove the skin by scraping with
a knife. Boil, in water to cover, with a little salt. When done
drain off the water, let stand for a few moments on the back of the
stove to dry off, then half cover with cream seasoned with salt and
pepper. Allow the cream to boil up around the potatoes for a few
moments and add, the last thing before serving, a small piece of
Grilled Potatoes.— Take cold boiled potatoes, peel and slice
them in slices one-third of an inch thick. Dip them into dis-
solved butter, place on a gridiron over a very clear fire, grill
them until nicely browned underneath, then turn them and when
a nice color, put them on a heated dish. Sprinkle with salt and
pepper and serve very hot. — Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
Stewed Potatoes.— A watery potato is preferable to a mealy
potato for stewing and when the Peerless can be obtained they
are the best. Boil with the skins on the day before using. When
ready to use, pare them and cut into small dice but do not chop
them. Put into a porcelain lined skillet, cover with good cream^
season with salt and pepper, let the cream boil up around them
until the consistency desired, stirring occasionally but carefully.
Just before serving, add a little piece of butter. — Mrs Henry
Potatoes au Gratin.— After following the above recipe,
place the potatoes in a porcelain baking dish, sprinkle the top
with finely sifted bread crumbs and tiny pieces of butter. Grated
cheese can also be added over the top of the potatoes if liked. Set
in a hot oven long enough to brown.
Saratoga Potatoes.— Peel and slice on a slaw cutter into cold
water, wash thoroughly and drain. Spread between the folds of
a clean cloth, rub and pat until dry. Fry a few at a time in boiling
lard; salt as you take them o\\\..—Mrs. Henry Garlick.
Home Fried Potatoes.— Take cold boiled potatoes, chop
fine. Have your frying pan hot with a little sweet lard or roast
beef drippings. Stir and fry quickly until brown. Serve hot as
soon as done. Good.— ^F. Scott Bonnell.
Lyonnaise Potatoes.— Put into your frying pan about two
ounces of butter and when melted slice fine into this two onions
and fry until half done. Then add about a quart of cold boiled
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potatoes sliced, with a little chopped parsley and two ounces of
butter, salt and pepper to taste. Stir and toss gently until the
potatoes are all fried a nice brown color. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Duchess Potatoes. — Mash five potatoes nicely, add one table-
spoonful of butter, two tablespoonfuls of cream and the yolk of one
egg, pepper and salt to taste. Press through a pastry bag in nice
shapes on a greased pan, brush over with &gg and bake a nice
brown. — Mrs. D. C. Stewart.
Waldorf Potatoes. — One quart of chopped boiled potatoes,
one tablespoonful of grated onion, one large teaspoonful of salt,
almost one pint of rich cream. Let bake in baking dish one-half
hour. — Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
French Fried Potatoes. — Pare small raw potatoes, cut in
halves, then each half in quarters lengthwise. Put a handful into
a frying basket, immerse in boiling hot lard until a delicate brown,
drain in the colander, season with salt and pepper. If your lard
is too hot, the potatoes will become too brown before cooking
through. If not hot enough will soak up the grease and become
soggy. Serve at once.
QuiRLED Potatoes. — Peel, boil, mash and season as mashed
potatoes. Then put them into a colander, pressing them through
into the dish you wish to serve them in. Set in the oven and
brown. — Mrs. J. C. Wick.
Fried Raw Potatoes. — Pare large potatoes, cut in slices
quarter of an inch in thickness. Have hot in the skillet drippings
or lard and butter mixed. Cover the bottom of the skillet with
sliced raw potatoes. When a light brown on one side, turn. Keep
covered while cooking. Season with salt and pepper. — Mrs. R.
Potatoes Roasted With Meat. — Pare medium sized pota-
toes, and about one-half hour before the roast is done, place in
the dripping pan with the roast of meat. Baste with the gravy
and serve around the roast.
Escalloped Potatoes With Cheese. — Put a layer of thinly
sliced cold boiled potatoes into a fireproof dish, season with salt
and pepper and cover with a layer of grated cheese, add another
layer of potatoes and so on until all are used. Pour over all a
white sauce made with a cupful of cream thickened with a tea-
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Spoonful of flour, a small piece of butter and one egg. Sprinkle
the top with bread crumbs and bake in a slow oven one-half hour.
— Mrs. S. Stevenson.
EscALLOPED Potatoes. — Put alternate layers of sliced cold
boiled potatoes and slices of hard cold boiled eggs into a baking
dish. Cover with cream, finely grated bread crumbs over the
top and a piece of butter. Let cook in oven about one-half hour.
—Mrs. H. B. Wick, Elyria.
Potato Croquettes or Balls. — Four large mealy potatoes
cold. Mash them in a pan with two tablespoonfuls of fresh melted
butter, a pinch of salt, a little pepper, one tablespoonful of cream
and the beaten yolk of one egg. Rub it together for about five
minutes or until very smooth. Shape the mixture into balls about
the size of a walnut, or small rolls. Dip them into an egg well
beaten and then into the finest sifted bread crumbs. Fry them in
boiling lard. — Miss Sallie Arms.
Potato Ribbons. — Wash and peel large potatoes. Let them
lie in cold water for few moments, cut them into ribbons round
and round like an apple and keep the strips as nearly as possible
of one width. They must not be too thin or they will break. Frv
them in plenty of smoking hot fat until they are lightly browned.
Drain them on a wire sieve and sprinkle a little salt and pepper
over them. Serve on a hot dish.
Sweet Potatoes. — (To boil, to fry, to bake.) — Sweet po-
tatoes require more time to cook than common potatoes.
To Boil. — Take large fine potatoes, wash clean, boil with the
skins on in plenty of water but without salt. They will take at
least one hour. Drain off the water and set them for a few minutes
in a tin pan before the fire or on the stove that they may be well
dried. Peel them before sending to the table.
To Fry. — Choose large potatoes, boil them, and then having
taken off the skins, cut the potatoes in slices and fry in butter
or in nice drippings.
To Bake. — Bake as the common potato except give them a
Sweet Potato Croquetts. — Four good sized sweet potatoes
equal three cups of potatoes. Boil with the jackets on, skin and
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press. Mash while still hot, mix one tablespoonful of butter, one
tablespoonful of cream, one teaspoonful of salt, one-quarter tea-
spoonful of pepper. Mix over a fire in a sauce pan until the po-
tatoes come away from the sides of the pan. Turn out into a flat
dish, when cool form into cork shaped croquettes. Cover with
egg and bread crumbs and fry in smoking hot fat. — Miss Isabella
Turnips. — Pare and cut in pieces, put them into boiling water
with a little salt. Boil for an hour and a half ; when quite tender,
drain, set on the back of the stove for a moment to evaporate the
water and then mash fine. Season with butter, pepper and salt.
(Some use cream which makes them very nice.) Stir them over
the fire until they are thoroughly mixed. Turnips should be
served hot. — Mrs. Wm. Bonnell.
Creamed Turnips. — Pare the turnips, and cut into dice; put
directly into cold water; then cook in salted boiling water until
tender; drain them, pour over them a white sauce made in the
proportion of one tablespoon of butter to two of flour melted
together, and mixed with hot milk or cream. — Mrs. S. J. McElevey.
Beets. — Boil with the skins on as they bleed if cut previous to
boiling. Young beets will cook tender in one hour. Winter beets
will require three or four hours' boiling. Make a dressing of a
little water, butter, pepper and salt with a little weak vinegar.
Some do not add vinegar until at the table.
Green Corn on the Cob. — Take ofif the oustide leaves and
the silk, letting the innermost leaves remain on until after the corn
is boiled, which renders the corn much sweeter. Boil for half an
hour in plenty of water, drain and after removing the leaves and
Green Corn Roasted on the Ear. — Spread ears of green
sweet corn with butter, pepper and salt. Lay them in a dripping
pan and set as close as possible before clear hot coals. Turn the
ears as they brown until all are browned and serve hot or set
the pan in a very hot oven and brown the corn.
Green Corn Pudding. — One quart of milk, five eggs, two
tablespoonfuls of melted butter, one tablespoonful of white sugar,
one dozen large ears of corn. Grate the corn from the cob, beat
the whites and yolks of the eggs separately, put the corn and
yolks together, stir hard and add the melted butter, then the milk
gradually, stirring hard all the time. Next the sugar and then
the whites and a little salt. Bake slowly, covering the dish at first.
It will bake in about one hour.— Afr^. John McCurdy.
Green Corn PuDDiNc.-Twelve ears of corn, one pint of
milk, two eggs beaten separately, two tablespoonfuls of flour one
of melted butter, pepper and salt. Mix together, cutting the whites
through. Bake thirty to thirty-five minues.— Mr^. P. B. Owen.
Lima Beans.— Shell, wash and put into boiling water with a
little salt. When boiled tender, drain and season them and either
dress with cream or a lump of butter and let simmer for a few
String or Butter BsANS.-String and cut them into pieces
one-half inch long. When boiled tender, drain, season and dress
Boiled Onions.— Skin them thoroughly. Put them to boil;
when they have boiled a few moments, pour off the water and
add clear cold water and then set them to boil again. Pour this
away and add more cold water, when they may boil till done. This
will make them white and clear and very mild in flavor. After they
are done, pour off all the water and dress with a little cream, salt
and pepper to taste.
Stuffed Onions.— Select large common onions, peel them
and a little more than cover them with water slightly salted. When
tender, drain and remove with a sharp knife, from the center of
each, the core, being careful not to break the onion. Fill this
space with cold chicken veal, butter, sweetbreads chopped very
fine, season well. To a cupful of chopped meat add four table-
spoonfuls of cream or soup stock, a piece of butter the size of a
walnut, two tablespoonfuls of fine bread crumbs. Set on the
stove to heat and stir in one egg. Fill the space in the onion with
this dressing, cover with fine bread crumbs, sprinkle with salt and
pepper. Set in the oven lopg enough to brown.
Saute Onions.— Pare and slice them, let them stew for a
httle while in hot water, then drain the water off, season and fry
brown in drippings.
Fried Onions.— Slice Spanish or Bermuda onions very thin.
Let stand in ice water one hour, then lay on a clean cloth as Sar-
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atogo potatoes would be treated. Fry in deep lard very hot.
Season with salt and pepper. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Spinach. — Good spinach requires washing and close pick-
ing. Boil twenty minutes in boiling water. Drain, season with
butter, pepper and salt and garnish the dish with slices of hard
Spinach. — Boil and chop. Put into a squeezer, mix with
seasoning and cream ; put into moulds. After turning out cover
with hard boiled eggs chopped, and sprinkle over the top. — Mrs P.
Stewed Celery. — Clean the heads thoroughly. Take off the
coarse, green, outer leaves. Cut in small pieces and stew in a
little broth. When tender, add some rich cream, a little flour and
butter enough to thicken the cream. Season with pepper, salt
and a little nutmeg, if that is agreeable. — Mrs. J. C. Wick.
Peas. — Shell, wash in cold water, cook them until tender.
Take from the water with a skimmer and season with butter,
pepper and salt. Some prefer cream added.
Asparagus. — Cook only the tender, green stocks. Cut them
of equal length and boil in water with a little salt till tender.
While the asparagus is cooking, prepare some nicely toasted bread,
lay the asparagus on the toast and season with butter, salt and
pepper or pour over a little cream previously scalded. Asparagus
can also be served with a hoUandaise sauce.
Parsnip Stew. — Threee slices of salt pork, boil one hour
and a half ; scrape tive large parsnips, cut in quarters lengthwise,
add to the pork and let boil one-half hour. Then add a few potatoes
and let all boil together until the potatoes are soft. The fluid
in the kettle should be about a cupful when ready to take off. —
Mrs. M. Adelia Wick.
Fried Parsnips. — Wash parsnips, scrape and boil them till
tender. Then cut in slices, dip into flour and fry a light brown
with butter and lard enough to prevent sticking.
Baked Tomatoes. — Cut in slices good fresh tomatoes (not
too ripe). Put a layer of them in a dish suitable for baking, then
a layer of bread crumbs, and so on until the dish is full. Bake
one hour. A little grated onion can be added if liked. — Mrs.
Browned Tomatoes. — Take large round tomatoes and halve
them, place them the skin side down in a frying pan in which a
very small quantity of butter and lard have been previously melted.
Sprinkle them with salt and pepper and dredge well with flour.
Place the pan on a hot part of the fire and let them brown thor-
oughly ; then stir and let them brown again, and so on until they
are quite done. They lose their acidity and their flavor is su-
perior to stewed tomatoes.
Baked Tomatoes. — Fill a deep pan (as many as will cover
the bottom) with ripe tomatoes. Round out a hole in the center
of each, fill up with bread crumbs, pepper, butter and salt. Put
a teacup of water in the pan and bake until brown. Send to the
table hot. — Mrs. W. Scott Bonnell.
Stuffed Tomatoes. — One dozen round, smooth tomatoes,
one pint of boiled rice, one-half teaspoonful of salt, one-fourth
teaspoonful of pepper, one pint of chopped pecan nuts. Cut a
slice off of the stem end and with the fingers press out the seeds.
Stuff the tomatoes with the mixture, heaping in the center. In
pan put slice of onion, the centers taken out of the tomatoes, salt,
spoonful of celery seed and two tablespoonfuls of butter. Add
one tablespoonful of flour mixed with a little water (to make
smooth) to sauce in pan. Thicken, press through the colander,
pour over the tomatoes and bake in a moderate oven forty minutes,
basting often with melted butter. — Mrs. J. D. Wick.
Stuffed Tomatoes. — Take ten smooth, round, medium sized
tomatoes, wash them and cut from the smooth end of each a thin
slice. With a spoon remove as much of the inside or pulp of the
tomato as possible, being careful not to break through the skin.
Arrange each one in baking pan, sprinkle inside of each with
salt, pepper and small bits of butter. Put the pulp of the inside
of the tomato into a chopping bowl with one small onion, a tea-
cupful of bits of cold chicken, veal or lamb chopped fine. Season
high with salt, paprika and a little butter. Fill the tomatoes each
full with this dressing, first draining off the juice. Have some fine
bread crumbs highly seasoned, place a teaspoonful of the crumbs
on each tomato with a bit of butter. Pour the remainder of the
dressing in the baking pan. Bake in oven from one-half to three-
quarters of an hour. Remove carefully to hot platter with griddle
cake turner and pour around the dressing. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
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Stewed Tomatoes Served With Green Peppers. — Put to
soak in strong salt and water, green peppers with small end pre-
viously cut off and seeds removed from the inside. Let soak
over night or from ten to twelve hours. Wash tomatoes, pare,
slice and put over to stew. When cooked perfectly soft, strain
through a sieve, season with salt and butter to taste, drain the
peppers, place on a platter and fill them with the stewed tomatoes ;
but not until the time of serving.
Broiled Tomatoes. — Select large fine tomatoes and do not
peel. Slice half an inch thick and broil in a wire gridiron over a
clear hot fire. Have ready in a cup some hot butter seasoned with
pepper, salt and half a teaspoonful of made mustard. As soon
as the tomatoes are done, dip each piece in this mixture and lay
upon a hot platter. When all are dished, heat what remains of
the seasoning to a boil, pour over them and serve at once.
Tomatoes a la Creme. — Pare and slice ripe tomatoes and to
one quart of fresh ones or a pound can, stew until perfectly
smooth, season with salt and pepper and add a piece of butter
the size of an egg. Just before taking from the fire, stir in one
cup of cream with a tablespoonful of flour stirred smooth in a
part of it. Do not let it boil after the flour is put in. Have ready
in a dish pieces of toast, pour tomatoes over this and serve. — Miss
Fried Tomatoes. — Scald and peel three large tomatoes. Slice
in thick slices, dip in cracker crumbs and fry in butter, repeating
with sufficient butter each time to brown them. Make a cream
sauce and pour over them. — Miss Isahclle McCnrdy.
Brussels Sprouts. — Remove the outside leaves, let stand in
salt and water for one hour. Boil in boiling salt water about
half an hour putting in a pinch of soda to keep green. Drain
well, place where they will keep warm. Melt two tablespoonfuls
of butter, season with salt and pepper, pour over the sprouts and
serve. — Mrs. M. I. Arms, Jr.
Cauliflower. — Soak in salt and water one-half hour. Then
boil in water with a little salt about one-half hour or until tender.
When done, drain and pour over a dressing made of cream
slightly thickened and season with salt and pepper.
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Cauliflower au Gratin. — Soak cauliflower (the flower side
down) in salt and water one hour, which will draw out any worms
or dirt. Then boil until tender in slightly salted water. Place
in a baking dish, partly cover with rich cream dressing and sift
over the top fine bread crumbs and a generous allowance of grated
cheese. Place in the oven to brown. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
Boiled Cabbage With Corn Beef.— Cabbage is best boiled
with corn beef. Break each leaf apart and wash separately. Put
in with the beef about three-fourths of an hour before serving.
Let it boil until tender, drain well, season with salt, pepper and
butter and serve with the corn beef.
Fried Cabbage. — Chop a head of cabbage quite fine. Have a
skillet on the stove, take a large iron spoonful of butter or fryings,
put in the skillet and let get hot. Then put in the chopped cabbage
and cover it with a lid and let cook slowly for twenty minutes. Then
season with pepper and salt and let it cook without a lid until
dry, stirring it quite often to prevent burning. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
Hot Slaw. — Slice cabbage on a slaw cutter, put into a spider
with a little water, cover and let steam for a short time. Drain,
then add a small piece of butter, salt, pepper and one-half cup of
cream. When the cream boils, add one-half cup of vinegar (pre-
viously boiled) and serve. Another way is after steaming the
cabbage, stir into it two well beaten eggs with one teaspoonful of
mustard stirred smooth into the egg. Season with salt, pepper
A Hot Dish of Cabbage.— Wash carefully a nice firm and
very fresh cabbage and remove the outer leaves and any thick
stems. Now sHce it thinly across, rinse these slices well in salt
water, dry them thoroughly in a clean cloth and fry in butter for
five minutes stirring constantly. Then pour over them two spoon-
fuls of vinegar, a good half-pint of stock with seasoning to taste
and let them stew steadily in a covered pan until the cabbage is
done and tender. Then drain well and serve piled on a hot dish.
Salsify or Vegetable Oysters.— Wash and scrape them
thoroughly, and as you wash tliem throw' them into a bowl of cold
water. Cut into pieces about half an inch long; boil three-quar-
ters of an hour. When tender, pour olT all the water, season with
pepper and salt, a small lump of butter and enough cream to
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almost cover them. If no cream, use milk with more butter and
thicken like gravy with a little flour. They are nice served on
toast.— Mr J. M. Adelia Wick.
Mushrooms Broiled. — Gather them fresh, pare and cut off
the stems, dip them in melted butter, season with salt and pepper
and broil on both sides over a clear fire. Serve on toast.
Creamed Mushrooms. — To one pound of mushrooms take
butter half the size of an Qgg. Put the butter in the skillet and
when hot put in the mushrooms. Cover and let steam, taking
care that they do not get very hot or it will toughen them. Steam
for ten or fifteen minutes, then pour in one cup of best cream and
let simmer for ten minutes without the cover or until the cream
has become quite thick. Have a hot platter with rounds of thinly
sliced bread toast. Arrange the mushrooms on the toast and pour
a little of the cream gravy over each slice of toast. Then take
red Spanish peppers, have them where they will get warm (not
hot, or they will shrivel up), cut in strips or nice shaped pieces and
lay a piece on top of each slice of toast and mushrooms. Put a
fringe of parsley around the dish and serve. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
To Cook Canned Mushrooms. — Pour off the liquid, pour
over them a little cream, season and let them simmer for a short
time. Nice served on broiled steak.
Mushrooms and Tomatoes. — Butter half the size of an egg,
one teaspoonful of chopped onion browned in the butter, one can
of mushrooms cut in pieces, or one pint of fresh mushrooms, one
can of tomatoes without the juice, one-half cup of olives chopped,
six eggs beaten slightly, then stirred in until just cooked. Season
with salt and pepper. — Mrs. W. J. Sampson.
Fried Egg Plant. — Pare and slice them thin. Then sprinkle
each with salt and let them stand for about one hour piled up with
a w^eight on them. Then dip each piece into egg well beaten, then
into flower and fry a light brown in lard and butter. — Mrs. R. Mc-
Stuffed Egg Plant. — Cut an &gg plant in half, scoop out the
pulp to one-half inch wall ; chop the pulp, one small onion and a
little green pepper fine. Saute in two tablespoonfuls of butter
ten minutes without browning. Add an equal amount of bread
crumbs, the yolks of two eggs and enough strained tomato pulfx
to moisten the mixture. Season with salt and pepper, turn into
shells, cover with cracker crumbs stirred into two tablespoonfuls
of butter. Bake in a moderate oven one hour. — Mrs. W. J.
Summer Squash. — Pare and cut into pieces about an inch
square. Let boil or stew three-quarters of an hour, drain and mash
well. Put in a little butter ; season with salt and pepper.
Hubbard Squash. — Cut into squares and bake in the shell
as you would sweet potatoes, or pare, stew and dress like summer
Macaroni With Tomatoes. — Boil one-half pound of maca-
roni till tender. Pour off all the water, then add one-half cup of
sweet cream, one-third of a cup of butter, pepper and salt. Let
simmer for a short time but be careful that it does not become
much broken. Turn into a vegetable dish. Have ready one pint
of stewed tomatoes seasoned with butter, salt and pepper and
pour over the macaroni. — Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Macaroni and Tomato Lscalloped. — Cook one-half pound
of macaroni in salt water until tender ; drain and rinse with cold
water. To one quart can of tomatoes add a round tablespoonful
of butter, a tablespoonful of vinegar and a few grains of red pepper
to make it quite hot. Put the macaroni in a buttered baking dish
and strain the tomatoes over it pressing all through but the seeds.
Grate some cheese over the top and a little inside, and set in the
oven to heat and brown. — Mrs. Ida Canfidd.
Macaroni. — Take about two dozen sticks or macaroni, put
into two quarts of boiling salt water and let boil until very tender.
Will take about forty-five minutes. When tender pour into a
coolander and let cold water run through it for a minute. Have
one pint of good beef or chicken stock hot in a skillet on the
stove ; put the macaroni in and let simmer for one-half hour very
slowly with a lid on. Then take a baking dish and put a little
macaroni in, then sprinkle a little grated cheese, then more maca-
roni, then more cheese, and so on until you have put it all in. Then
pour the stock over. Sprinkle a little cheese over the top, set in
a slow oven and let brown. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
Mac.\roni or Spaghetti au Gratin. — Break into pieces
three-quarters of an inch long, macaroni or spaghetti; wash and
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put on the stove in a stew pan covered with salt water. Boil until
tender keeping covered with water (spaghetti requires a little
longer boiling than macaroni). Then drain ofif the water, add
almost a cup of grated cheese, cover with cream and when the
cream scalds, stir in the beaten yolk of one egg, a piece of butter
almost the size of an egg and let all cook until it thickens. Then
turn into a baking dish, cover the top with grated cheese and
brown in a quick oven. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Macaroni Croquettes. — Let a cup of macaroni (broken
fine) boil in rapidly boiling salt water until tender. Drain and
rinse in cold water. Make a sauce of two tablespoonfuls of
melted butter, three of flour, half a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of
paprika and a cup of milk, cream, soup stock or tomato puree.
Add the macaroni and two tablespoonfuls of grated cheese. Mix
thoroughly and let cool. Dip in egg and bread crumbs and fry
in hot lard. — Mrs. P. B. Ozven.
Artichokes. — First soak the artichokes in strong salt and
water for some time and afterwards rinse them in several waters
in order to expel the insects. Cut the stocks even and trim away
the longer leaves. Boil them in plenty of boiling salt water with
the tops downward and let them remain until the leaves can easily
be drawn out. Serve hot with Hollandaise sauce. The leaves
should be pulled out with the fingers and dipped into the sauce,
the tender end of the leaf only being good. Time to cook, if young,
about one-half hour. Allow one artichoke for each person to serve.
Stuffed Peppers. — Twelve sweet peppers, five slices of bread
spread with butter, using one pint of bread, one tablespoonful of
butter, one teaspoonful of salt, a tablespoonful of chopped parsley
and one pint of chopped peanuts, one slice of onion in baking pan
with water and one tablespoonful of butter. — Mrs. Rorcr at St.
Stuffed Peppers. — Sweet peppers are best for stuffing and
are prepared by cutting ofif the cap or cover at the stem end, remove
the seeds and then plunge them into boiling water for one moment.
Fill them with a nice sausage meat, rub each pepper with a little
melted butter, set them in a dripping pan and let them roast for-
thirty minutes in a slow oven. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Stuffed Cucumbers. — Peel large cucumbers. Then cut in
half lengthwise and take out the seeds. Fill with a force meat
made of equal parts of bread crumbs and finely chopped meat, a
little onion, well seasoned with salt and pepper. Line a sauce
pan with thin strips of salt pork and cold veal and a few slices of
onions and carrots. Pour over a little stock and bake until tender.
— Mrs. S. Stevenson.
Fried Apples. — Take ^arge, sour, juicy apples, wash them
and remove the core but do not pare. Slice the apples into slices
about one-half inch thick, sprinkle well with granulated sugar
and fry in hot butter until a rich brown. Nice to serve with
roast pork. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Fried Apples. — Take nice cooking apples, wash them clean
and slice in thin slices. Have butter boiling hot in the spider.
Put in the apples, sprinkle with sugar and fry until a nice brown,
stirring them occasionally to prevent burning. Serve with meats.
— Mrs. M. I. Anns.
Everything to be used in salads should be of the freshest,
and all salads served very cold. Lettuce or cress, young, crisp
and dry. Oil — wliich forms the chief part of salad — should be
perfectly fresh and, like perfectly pure butter, is almost, if not
absolutely, tasteless. Do not dress salad until it is wanted.
There is an admirable Spanish proverb about dressing salads,
which says, "It requires three persons to mix a salad — a spend-
thrift to turn in the oil, a miser to pour in the vinegar and a
madman to stir it together."
Chicken Salad. — To two large boiled fowls (cold), take
two large heads of celery or four small ones. Having removed
all the skin and fat, cut the meat from the bones into very small
pieces. It is best not to mix the dressing with the salad until
just before it is to be eaten. Put into a porcelain kettle the gravy
from the chicken, one-half pint of vinegar, one-half pint of sweet
oil or melted butter, one large tablespoonful of Coleman's mus-
tard, one small teaspoonful of cayenne pepper, one teaspoonful of
salt, the yolks of eight eggs beaten and stirred in just before
taken ofif, one teacupful of cream stirred into the dressing when
cold. Mix together with a silver fork and garnish with celery
tops. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Chicken Salad. — Two large chickens boiled until tender
(cold), two large heads of celery or three small ones. Cut the
celery and chicken into small pieces but do not chop them. In
cooking the chicken let the water boil away until there is not
more than a teacupful. Save this and the fat that is with it and
put in the dressing. Put this on the stove with half a pint of
strong vinegar, one gill of mixed mustard, one-half teaspoonful
of white pepper, two teaspoonfuls of salt, a very little cayenne
pepper (not more than one-eighth of a teaspoonful). When hot,
stir in the yolks of ten eggs well beaten. When thick, take from
the fire and when cold add one-half pint of thick cream and one-
half pint of olive oil. If the chickens are very fat, less oil will
answer. Some prefer half butter. When cold, mix with the
celery and chicken. — Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Chicken Salad. — Two large boiled fowls (cold), two large
heads of celery or four small ones. The dressing is the yolks of
six hard boiled eggs mashed, one-half pint of sweet oil or butter,
one-half pint of vinegar, one gill of mixed mustard, one small
teaspoonful of cayenne pepper, one small teaspoonful of salt,
two raw eggs well beaten and one-half cup of cream. — Mrs. H
Chicken Salad. — Take two hard boiled eggs, lay them in
water until quite cold. Put the yolks into a small bowl and mash
them very fine adding the yolks of two raw eggs, one teaspoonful
of salt, one large tablespoonful of dry mustard and a very little
cayenne pepper. Stir this well, always one way. When well
mixed, add a very little sweet oil, stirring all the time. After
this is mixed, put in more, a very little at a time, until you have
used a third of a bottle. Then add a large spoonful of vmegar
or lemon juice, then more oil as before, using in all two-thirds of
a bottle. Then another spoonful of vinegar. When well mixed
it must be very light and a nice color. Set on the ice for two
or three hours. Not more than twenty minutes before using the
salad, mix it and prepare for the table by putting with the meat
about half the dressing. Stir it up well and then pour onto the
meat one wine-glass of best vinegar. Stir this up well. It will
turn the chicken very white. If it requires a little more salt add
it now. Place the chicken in the center of a flat dish large enough
to lay lettuce or celery around the meat. Wipe the lettuce as
dry as you can, lay around the meat, then with a spoon put the
rest of the dressing on the lettuce. — Mrs. Wm. J. Hitchcock.
Sweet Bread Salad. — Boil the sweet breads twenty minutes.
Then drop them into cold milk, split them and fry brown in butter.
Break in small pieces with lettuce and mix with the dressing.
Make a dressing with the yolks of two eggs, two tablespoonfuls
of vinegar, two teaspoonfuls of mixed mustard, the least bit of
sugar, one bottle of olive oil poured into this with a thread sized
stream, stirring all the time. The dressing for salmon salad is
also nice for this. — Mrs. W. Scott Bonnell.
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Sweet Bread Salad. — Soak sweet breads in salt and water
for one hour. Rinse in fresh water and boil one-half hour in salt
and water. Then drop in cold milk and whiten. When thoroughly-
cold, cut into dice. Take fresh, crisp lettuce leaves and wipe
dry. Shred about one-half the quantity of lettuce that you have
of sweet breads, cover with mayonnaise dressing and serve on
crisp lettuce leaves very cold. — Mrs. C. H. Booth.
Lobster Salad. — To a three-pound lobster take the yolk of
one egg. Beat very lightly. Then take the yolks of three hard
boiled eggs (cold) and add to the raw yolk, beating all the time.
Add gradually — a few drops at a time — one-half bottle of the
finest olive oil still stirring all the time. Then add one and one-
half tablespoonfuls of the best English mustard, salt and pepper
to taste. Beat the mixture until light, add a tablespoonful of
strong vinegar. Cut the lobster into small pieces and mix with
it salt and pepper. Pour over it the dressing just before sending to
the table. Garnish with the white of egg (boiled), celery tops
and the small claws. — Mrs. W. J. Hitchcoock.
Salmon Salad. — For a pound can of California salmon.
Garnish with lettuce. Make a dressing of one small teacupful
of vinegar, butter half the size of an egg, one teaspoonful of
Coleman's mustard, one-quarter teaspoonful of cayenne pepper,
one-half teaspoonful of salt, one teaspoonful of sugar, two eggs.
When cold, add one-half teacupful of cream and pour over the
salmon. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Shrimp Salad. — Boil fresh shrimps in water slightly salted.
When cold, remove the shells and serve on lettuce leaves with
Lettuce Salad. — Select fine, crisp leaves of the head let-
tuce, wash thoroughly and drain. Serve with French or mayon-
naise dressing. Lettuce leaves are nice sprinkled well with finely
grated cheese and served with French dressing.
Potato Salad. — Slice cold boiled potatoes and to one quart
of sliced potatoes, one small grated onion and one tablespoonful
of finely chopped parsley. Mix all together with mayonnaise or
French dressing. Garnish dish with nasturtium leaves and
blossoms. Serve very cold. — Mrs. W. J. Sampson.
Potato Salad. — Cut a dozen cold boiled potatoes into fancy
shapes one-quarter of an inch thick. Mix with some flakes of
cold boiled fish (halibut, cod or salmon) and pour over them a
salad dressing made with six tablespoonfuls of melted butter or
salad oil, six tablespoonfuls of cream or milk, one teaspoonful of
salt, half that quantity of pepper and one teaspoonful of ground
mustard. Into this mix one cupful of vinegar. Boil well, then
add three raw eggs beaten to a foam. Remove directly from the
fire and stir for five minutes. When thoroughly cold, turn over
the salad. Garnish with slices of pickled cucumber, beet, hard
boiled egg and fresh parsley.
Celery Salad. — Wash the white part of celery, drain and
dry with a towel. Cut into pieces about one inch long and just
before serving, mix with mayonnaise dressing.
Cheese Salad. — One pint of cream, one tablespoonful of
gelatine, one cup of grated cheese. Whip the cream after it has
been measured, then add cheese and lastly the gelatine after it
has been dissolved in water. Serve in individual molds. Use
hard boiled eggs cut in two (the round way). Cherries, or any-
thing to carry out color scheme one may desire, putting colors in
the bottom of the mold. Turn out on lettuce and serve with
mayonnaise dressing. — Mrs. R. D. Gibson.
Cream Cheese Salad. — Take two Philadelphia cream cheese.
Mash with two tablespoonfuls of cream. Mix well with two dozen
finely chopped pimolas and one-half teacup of finely chopped
blanched almonds. Mold, slice and serve on crisp lettuce leaves
with French dressing. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Egg Salad. — Hard boiled eggs twelve, cream one-half pint,
butter the size of an egg, a little parsley chopped fine, flour one-
half tablespoonful. Take cream, butter, parsley and flour ; mix and
then cook until thick. Slice eggs and after each layer of eggs
add one of bread crumbs, over which pour cream to cover. When
the dish is full, bake until brown and garnish with parsley. —
Mrs. J. C. Crew.
Vegetable Salad. — Take equal quantities of the white part
of celery, string beans, carrots, onions, turnips and tomatoes.
Cook until tender in salt and water. The string beans, carrot and
turnip cut into small pieces. Set on the ice until thoroughly
chilled and serve with either French or mayonnaise dressing.
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Cauliflower Salad. — Boil a cauliflower in boiling, well
salted water. When cold, cover with French dressing highly
seasoned with pepper, salt and onion juice. Let stand on ice,
basting frequently with the dressing. Serve whole in a nest of
lettuce leaves ; pour dressing over it. — Mrs. M. I. Arms, Jr.
Orange or Grape Fruit Salad. — Pare the fruit and cut
into quarters with a sharp knife, removing all the thin, white skin
and saving all the juice. Pour over the fruit a French dressing
to which the juice has been added and let stand until thoroughly
chilled. Serve in nests of lettuce leaves or leaves of romaine. —
Mrs. C. F. Hofer.
Ham Salad. — Soak half a tablespoonful of granulated gela-
tine in one tablespoonful and a half of cold water, then dissolve
in three-quarters of a cup of hot chicken liquor. Strain over one
cup of cooked ham chopped fine and stir standing in ice water
until the mixture begins to thicken. Fold in one cup of thick
cream beaten stiff. Add also a few grains of paprika and salt, if
needed. Mold in a ring mould. At serving time turn from the
mould, fill in the center with lettuce leaves. Serve with mayon-
naise dressing. — Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
Asparagus Salad. — Drain the liquor from a can of asparagus.
Put in a deep dish, cover with French dressing highly seasoned,
to which has been added a small teaspoonful of grated onion. Set
on ice for three or four hours, dipping the dressing occasionally
over the asparagus. Serve on leaves of crisp lettuce. — Mrs. C.
Lorraine Salad. — Place in the center of a dish sliced to-
matoes, sliced cucumbers, shredded sweet red peppers and a very
little onion. Take four hard boiled eggs, mash thoroughly with
a fork and mix well with French dressing. Pour this over the
salad. Place a row of water cress around the salad and on the
outer edge of dish the inside leaves of head of lettuce. Serve
very cold. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Pineapple Salad. — Peel and cut into dice enough pine-
apple to make a pint and bury in ice for an hour. Lay crisp let-
tuce leaves on a chilled platter, put a spoonful of pineapple dice
on each leaf and serve with a mayonnaise dressing into which has
been stirred one part of whipped cream to three parts of dressing.
Garnish with halved walnuts. — Mrs. IV. J. Sampson.
Tomato and Romaine Salad. — Select the center crisp leaves
of romaine. Take firm, round, ripe tomatoes quartered and place
on the romaine. Then add a liberal amount of chives chopped
fine. Serve cold with French dressing.
Cherry Salad. — Remove the stones from ripe, Morilla cher-
ries. Replace the pits with blanched hazel-nuts. Make cups of
small head lettuce leaves and fill these with the cherries covered
with French dressing. — Mrs. H. B. Wick, Elyria.
Artichoke Salad. — Use the artichoke hearts — which can be
purchased in bottles. Let them stand in French dressing from
six to eight hours until thoroughly seasoned. Then serve on
crisp lettuce leaves with fresh French dressing poured over. — Mrs.
H. B. Wick, Elyria.
Fruit Salad. — Pears, peaches, pineapples, cantaloupe, cher-
ries, oranges, grapefruit and bananas are fruits to be used in this
salad, and use sparingly of the latter. Cut the fruit into small
balls, cubes or any fancy shapes with vegetable cutter. Prepare a
mayonnaise dressing of two-thirds mayonnaise and one-third
whipped cream mixed. When the fruit and dressing are very
cold, mix carefully and serve on crisp lettuce leaves. English wal-
nuts cut into small pieces can be added, if liked, before mixing
the salad. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Tomato Aspic. — One can of tomatoes, one pint of stock,
three-fourths of a box of gelatine, one-half medium sized onion,
three or four stocks of celery, one bay leaf, salt and paprika. Put
gelatine to soak in enough cold water to cover it. Put on tomatoes
with onion, celery, bay leaf, salt and paprika and let cook slowlv
for half an hour. Strain through a puree sieve and add to the
stock. Heat together again and add the gelatine, which has been
dissolved by some of the hot liquid. Pour into individual molds,
or one large one, and serve on lettuce leaves with mayonnaise
dressing. Use plenty of salt and paprika as tomatoes are not good
without high seasoning. — Mrs. C. H. Booth.
Cucumber Aspic. — Take one pint of cucumber juice; reduce
to one-half pint by boiling. Add two tablespoonfuls of lemon
juice, one teaspoonful of onion juice, season high with white
pepper and salt. Take a little of the cucumber pieces and dis-
solve one tablespoonful of gelatine and pour the hot mixture over
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it. Use a little drop of liquid green coloring water to make it
green. Pour into individual molds and serve on lettuce leaves
with mayonnaise dressing. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
String Bean Salad. — String and wash the beans. Then
boil in well salted water until tender. When cold, marinate with
two tablespoonfuls of vinegar and three of oil. Highly season
with salt and paprika. Let stand for one hour. Serve on lettuce
with French dressing.
To Serve Cucumbers. — Cucumbers are never nice when
stale and medium sized ones with the skin green are best. If soft
to press, they are wilted and not fit for use. To dress cucumbers :
First peel, then cut into very thin slices, let stand in ice water for
half an hour, which will make them crisp. Drain and serve with
French dressing to which has been added a little grated onion. —
Mrs. S. Stevenson.
Lettuce Salad. — Two heads of lettuce, two hard boiled eggs,
two teaspoonfuls of butter, one-half teaspoonful of salt, one tea-
spoonful of white sugar, one-half teaspoonful of made mustard,
one teaspoonful of pepper, four tablespoonfuls of vinegar. Rub
the yolks of the eggs to a powder, add sugar, butter, pepper, salt
and mustard and let it stand five minutes. Then beat in the
vinegar. Cut the lettuce with a knife and fork. Put into a bowl
and mix in the dressing by tossing with a fork. — Miss Maria
Cabbage Salad. — Six tablespoonfuls of sweet milk, two table-
spoonfuls of butter, six tablespoonfuls of vinegar, two teaspoon-
fuls of mixed mustard, beat three eggs, salt and pepper to taste.
Cook until like a custard. When cold, pour over the cabbage
chopped fine. — Mrs. Wm. Lawthers.
Cabbage Salad. — Cut the cabbage very fine and put into a
dish in layers with salt and pepper between. Then take two tea-
spoonfuls of butter, two of sugar, two of flour, two of mustard,
one cup of vinegar and one tgg. Stir all together and let it come
to a boil on the stove. Pour it hot over and mix well with the
cabbage. Cover up. This will keep well a week or until used up.
— Mrs. Wm. Edwards.
Cold Slaw. — Choose a good solid head of cabbage and cut
a part of it fine with a slaw cutter. Pour over this, just before
serving, a dressing made in the same manner as for salmon
salad. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Cold Slaw. — Half a head of cabbage chopped fine. Bring
half a cup of vinegar to a boil, beat the yolks of four eggs and
one-half cup of butter together and one tablespoonful of mustard.
Add them to the vinegar and let it thicken on the stove. Pepper
and salt to taste. When cold, add one cup of cream or milk. Mix
thoroughly with the cabbage just before putting on the table.
— Miss Maria Wells.
Cabbage Slaw. — One-half pint of sweet cream, two eggs,
butter to taste, a little vinegar. Slice cabbage very fine, pepper
and salt. Bring the dressing to a scald and pour over it. Stir well
and bring to the table. — Mrs. W. S. Matthews.
Sauces and Relishes for Meats
Melted or Drawn Butter. — Cut two large spoonfuls of
butter into small pieces and put it into a sauce pan with a large
spoonful of fiour and ten of new milk. When thoroughly mixed,
add six large spoonfuls of water. Shake it over the fire until it
begins to simmer, shaking it always the same way. Then let it
stand quietly and boil up. It should be of the consistency of rich
cream and not thicker. — Mrs. E. S. Gregory.
Parsley Sauce. — Wash a bunch of parsley in cold water.
Then boil it about six or seven minutes in salt and water. Drain
it. Cut the leaves from the stocks and chop them fine. Have
ready some melted butter and stir in the parsley. Allow two
small tablespoonfuls of leaves to one-half pint of butter. Serve
with boiled fowls and fish.
Fish Sauce. — One-quarter pound butter, one and one-half
tablespoonfuls of parsley (chopped fine), one-half teaspoonful of
salt, a pinch of pepper, juice of two lemons. Cream the butter
well, beat in salt, pepper and lemon juice. Add parsley and
serve. — Mrs. IVm. J. Hitchcock.
Tomato Sauce. — Stew one-half dozen tomatoes with a little
chopped parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Strain and when it
commences to boil, add a spoonful of flour stirred smooth with
a tablespoonful of butter. When it all boils, take up. — Mrs. G.
Tomato Sauce. — Melt one tablespoonful of butter, add one
tablespoonful of flour, and slowly one cup of strained tomato, one-
half teaspoonful of salt, one-half teaspoonful of sugar, one-
quarter teaspoonful of white pepper and one clove. — Mrs. IV. D.
Mint Sauce. — Chop three tablespoonfuls of green mint and
add a heaping tablespoonful of sugar and half a cofifeecupful of
vinegar. Stir while heating and serve when cold with roast lamb.
— Mrs. John McCurdy.
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Mint Sauce. — Wash the mint very clean, pick the leaves
from the stalk and chop them fine. Pour onto them vinegar
enough to moisten the mint well. Add fine sugar to sweaten. —
Mrs. Wm. Bonnell.
Egg Sauce. — Three ounces of butter beaten with one ounce
of flour. Stir into it one pint of boiling water, salt and pepper.
Cook fifteen minutes. Pour into a sauce boat having hard boiled
eggs sliced or chopped in it. — Mrs. Wm. J. Hitchcock.
Oyster Sauce. — One pint of oysters cut small. Boil for five
minutes in their own liquor, a cup of milk, a tablespoonful of
butter rubbed smooth in a tablespoonful of flour, salt and pepper.
Let it boil.
Celery Sauce. — Pick and wash two heads of celery, cut
them into pieces one inch long and stew them in a pint of water
with one teaspoonful of salt until the celery is tender. Rub a
large spoonful of butter and a spoonful of flour well together.
Stir this into a pint of cream, put in the celery and let it boil up
once. Serve hot with boiled poultry.
Mushroom Sauce. — One tablespoonful of butter, one table-
spoonful of flour, a cup of stock and one-half cup of mushrooms ;
salt and pepper. Brown the butter, add flour, stir until smooth,
add stock and when smooth strain. Add the mushrooms and
season when the sauce has thickened. Pepper and Worcestershire
sauce to taste. — Miss Isahelle McCurdy.
Browned Mushroom Sauce. — Put into a hot frying pan
three tablespoonfuls of butter. When brown, stir in one-half of
a small onion (sliced) and two or three slices of carrots. Let
brown thoroughly. When done skim out the onion and carrot.
Then pour into the brown butter the liquor from a can of mush-
rooms and two cups of good beef stock. When boiling, thicken
with enough flour (previously stirred smooth with a little cream)
until the consistency of good, thick cream. Strain and add the
mushrooms cut into small pieces. Let boil again and serve.
Fresh mushrooms can be used in place of the canned mushrooms
and are much better.
Sauce Tartare. — Take a cup of mayonnaise, beat into it a
tablespoonful of minced parsley, a teaspoonful each of minced
cucumber pickles, minced capers, two small spoons of French
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mustard, six drops of lemon juice and eight drops of onion juice.
A LA Maitre d'Hotel Butter. — Cream one-half cup of
butter, add one-half teaspoonful of salt, dash of pepper, one-half
tablespoonful of finely chopped parsley and one-half tablespoonful
of lemon juice very slowly. — Airs. W. J. Sampson.
ViLLEROY Sauce. — Take an equal quantity of butter and flour..
Mix well and stir it over the fire in a sauce pan until highly colored.
Then stir in one pint of meat broth, a few mushrooms and a pinch
of sweet herbs or vegetable bunch. Let the mixture simmer
for fifteen minutes ; then strain through a fine hair sieve and
boil until slightly reduced. When ready to serve, thicken the
sauce with the yolks of two or three eggs. A good sauce for
sweet-breads. — Oscar.
Hollandaise Sauce. — This sauce is difficult to make so that
it will not curdle. To make it, use a double boiler but do not let
the water get more than warm. If too hot, it will spoil the sauce.
Put in the upper boiler the yolks of three eggs and stir them a
little. Then add a cup of butter bit by bit, letting each melt and
become incorporated with the eggs just as each drop of oil is in
mayonnaise. Stir steadily and constantly, and above all do not
try to hurry the sauce or it will separate. Squeeze a lemon,
carefully remove all the seeds and measure out two thirds of it.
When the butter and eggs are worked together perfectly, lift the
boilers from the fire but leave them together so that the sauce
cannot get a chance to cool. Add salt, pepper and drop in, little
by little, the lemon juice.
Bread Sauce for Game. — Sift two cupfuls of dried bread
crumbs. Put on the fire a pint of milk and a small onion (sliced).
When the milk is scalded, remove the onion and add enough of
the fine crumbs to thicken it. Season with a tablespoonful of
butter, one-half teaspoonful of salt, a dash of pepper, and nut-
meg. Put the coarse crumbs into a pan with a tablespoonful of
butter and saute a light brown stirring all the time. Add a dash
of paprika. Serve the fried crumbs on the dish with the game:
Serve the sauce in a sauce boat. — Mrs. J. C. Wick.
Mayonnaise Dressing. — Take the yolk of one &gg, beat with
an tgg beater until it begins to look foamy, not enough to make
it light. Then add olive oil, a drop at a time, until it begins to
thicken. Press the juice from one lemon into a cup; put a level
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teaspoonful of salt in and a little paprika and a small half tea-
spoonful of mustard. Then begin to add this mixture to the
oil and ^^g, a few drops of the mixture, then a little more oil,
until it gets very stiff. You will have about one-half pint when
done. Just before using, beat four tablespoonfuls of thick cream
to a stiff froth and fold lightly into the mayonnaise. — Mrs S.
Mayonnaise Dressing. — Beat the yolk of three eggs; add
slowly two cups of olive oil, thinning with lemon juice or vinegar.
Will require about two lemons or about one-half cup of vinegar.
One-half teaspoonful of salt, a liberal sprinkle of paprika. To
mix, use Dover beater. Last, fold in the well beaten whites of
two eggs. — Mrs. IV. D. Euzver.
French Dressing. — To three tablespoonfuls of best salad
oil use two of vinegar (some prefer the Tarragon), two salt
spoonfuls of salt, one of paprika. Beat the salt and the paprika
into the oil until thoroughly dissolved. Then add vinegar and
beat again. For some salads a little onion juice is an improvement.
Mustard for Table Use. — One-half teacup of vinegar ; put
on to boil. Butter the size of a walnut, one teaspoonful of salt,
one tablespoonful of sugar, one-half teacup of Coleman's mustard
mixed with a little cold vinegar. — Mrs. C. D. Anns.
French Mustard. — Three ounces of salt, two ounces of
grated horseradish, one clove of garlic, one quart of boiling vine-
gar. Let it remain mixed twenty-four hours ; strain and mix with
flour of mustard to thickness required.
To Brown Flour. — Sift some fiour and spread on a plate and
set in the oven, stirring it frequently so that it may be burned all
through the same. Nice for thickening or coloring soups and
gravies. Put in a jar and keep well covered to keep any length
Apple Sauce.— Pare, core and slice sour, juicy apples. Stew
them with sufficient water to prevent burning. When done, mash
them through a colander. Sweeten to taste. Add a tiny piece
of butter and a little nutmeg or lemon if liked.
Cranberry Sauce. — One quart of cranberries, one quart of
water and one pound of white sugar. Make a syrup of the water
and sugar. After washing the berries clean — and picking out all
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poor ones — drop them into the boihng syrup. Let them cook from
fifteen to twenty minutes. They are very nice strained.
A Quick Mayonnaise Dressing. — Break the yolk of an egg
into a small, deep bowl (the egg must be perfectly fresh so that
it stands up stiff and firm). Add four tablespoonfuls of best
salad oil, one of Tarragon vinegar, one-half teaspoonful of salt
and whip with an egg beater until thick. A thick mayonnaise is
the result. Mustard, cayenne pepper, paprika may be added if
desired. This makes enough dressing for one-half dozen plates
Horse-Radish Sauce. — Take the roots, wash and scrape
clean, grate fine, cover with strong vinegar, put into a bottle and
keep well corked or it will lose its strength.
Baked Pears or Peaches. — Take either the fresh or the
canned fruit, pared, cut through the center and cored. Lay in a
porcelain lined pan the hollow side up. Fill the cavities with
sugar and small bits of butter and a little ground cinnamon. Pour
over one-half cup of water and bake in the oven until waxy.
Gooseberry Relish. — Two quarts of gooseberries, two
oranges cut in cubes (rind left on), one-half pound of raisins, one
pint of water, three pints of sugar. Cook twenty minutes or until
quite thick. — Mrs. J. H. McEwen.
EGGS AND OMELETS
To Boil Eggs.— If they are wanted quite soft, pour over
them boiling water until well covered and let them remain on the
back of the stove for five minutes. For hard boiled eggs let them
boil ten minutes. — Mrs. AI. I. Anns.
To Poach Eggs.— Break the eggs separately into a saucer,
and after the water in the sauce pan has boiled slip the eggs one
by one into the water. Throw carefully with a spoon a little of
the water over each to whiten and do not let them cook too hard.
When done, take out with a skimmer and lay on slices of buttered
toast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and put a small piece of
butter on each egg.
Poached Eggs in Aspic. — Make a good strong veal or
chicken stock. Put a small slice of cold boiled ham or tongue in
the bottom of individual dishes. Pour over this a little of the
stock and let stiffen. Then place on each a poached egg and pour
over more stock to which has been added a little slice of green
pepper, pimento and chopped olives. Set on ice until ready to
serve. — Mrs. H. B. Wick, Elyria.
Poached Eggs with Mushrooms. — In slightly salted boiling
water deep enough to cover, break ten eggs and do not let the
water boil again, but dip up over the eggs until the whites are
set. Have ready ten slices of nicely browned toast with edges
neatly trimmed, butter them. Take up the eggs carefully, place
on the toast, season with salt and pepper and on the top of each,
place a fresh mushroom previously sauted in butter to a delicate
brown. Pour over a brown mushroom sauce and serve on a hot
platter or individual plates. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Fried Eggs. — Have in a skillet some pork drippings boiling
hot. Break the eggs into this carefully — not breaking the yolks
— and fry them until the vv^hite hardens. If preferred, turn and
fry on both sides. Season with salt and pepper.
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Scrambled Eggs. — Take eight or ten eggs. Have ready in
a skillet butter quite hot. Drop in the eggs and stir well all the
time until they harden a little. Season with salt and pepper. —
Mrs. R. McMillan.
Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms. — Cut one-half can of
mushrooms into thin slices. Beat five eggs without separating
until the yolks and whites are blended only. Add five tablespoon-
fuls of cream. Mix well. Put two tablespoonfuls of butter in a
chafing dish and when hot, add half can of mushrooms. Cook
until they are heated and begin to delicately brown. Then turn
in the five beaten eggs. As soon as they begin to cook, stir and
continue stirring until they have cooked to the desired consis-
tency. Season when about half cooked with one-fourth tea-
spoonful of paprika, a teaspoonful of salt and serve at once. — Mrs.
Mexican Eggs. — A quart can of tomatoes, two onions and
eight eggs. Let the onion (finely minced) cook in the tomatoes
until it is soft. Break into this the eggs, stir them through it.
Season well with salt and paprika and serve on slices of toast. —
Mrs. W. D. Euwer.
Hard Boiled Eggs. — Place the eggs in cold water in a sauce
pan. Bring the water to a boil and let the eggs boil for ten minutes.
After the water comes to the boiling point, take out the eggs and
let them get cold in cold water. When cold, immediately remove
the outer shell, but do not cut up hard boiled eggs for garsishing
purposes until close upon the time they are wanted as the yolks
dry up and soon become discolored.
Shirred Eggs. — Break the eggs in a porcelain dish or in indi-
vidual dishes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bits of butter
on top, and set in the oven until the whites harden. Serve quite
hot in the dish in which they are cooked.
Devilled Eggs. — Boil the eggs fifteen minutes and drop into
a pan of cold water as soon as they are taken out of the pot. This
allows the shells to be removed without breaking the whites. Cut
into halves and take out the yolks. Mix with a little vinegar,
mustard, salt, pepper, melted butter, onion and celery seed. Rub
to a smooth paste and fill the cavities in the whites. The cuplike
white of the egg can be made to stand by cutting a small portion
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from the round ends. Devilled eggs may be served cold or
garnished with butter and baked a few moments and served hot.
— Mrs. W. J. Sampson.
Cheese Omelet. — Two tablespoonfuls of butter, one table-
spoonful of flour, three eggs, one cup of cheese, one-half cup of
milk, one-half teaspoonful of salt. Melt butter, add flour, stir ;
add warm milk slowly stirring ; separate the eggs, add salt to the
whites, beat each, add cheese, stir two minutes, add yellows, then
whites. Pour in buttered dish, bake twenty to twenty-five minutes.
It should puff up in six or seven minutes if oven is hot. — Mrs.
Omelet. — Beat the yolks and whites of eight eggs separately
until light. Then beat together, add a little salt, and one table-
spoonful of cream. Have in the omelet pan a piece of butter.
When the butter is boiling hot, pour in the omelet and shake
until it begins to stiffen and then let it brown. Fold double and
serve hot. — Miss Em. Arms.
Omelet. — Take four eggs, whites and yolks beaten separ-
ately, three tablespoonfuls of cold water stirred into the yolks.
then fold in the beaten whites. Have omelet pan very hot with
small bits of butter. Put in omelet and let stand on the stove until
it sets. Then put in the oven until dried on the top, which takes
about four minutes. Serve with cream sauce. — Mrs. W. S.
Eggs a la Creole. — Beat four eggs until blended only, add
four tablespoonfuls of cream or stock. Brown a teaspoonful of
onion finely chopped in butter, add one and one-half cups of to-
matoes drained, then cook for eight minutes. Add one table-
spoonful of sliced mushrooms and one tablespoonful of red pep-
pers. Season. Pour in eggs and cook as for scrambled eggs.
Serve on round pieces of toast or sauted bread. — Mrs. Robert
Baked Omelet. — Set one-half pint of milk on the fire and
stir in one-half cup of flour mixed with a little cold milk and salt.
When scalding hot, beat the yolks of six eggs and add them. Stir
in the whites and set immediately in the oven. Bake twenty
minutes and serve as soon as done. — Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
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Bread Omelet. — One cup of bread crumbs wet with a little
milk, salt and pepper. Let stand until soft. Beat eight eggs light.
Heat the skillet, adding a large lump of butter. Mix the bread
and eggs, pour into the skillet and after the eggs harden, divide
in the middle. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Egg Omelet. — For six persons take four eggs, separate the
yolks from the whites, pour boiling water over one-half slice of
stale bread ; press most of the water out of the bread. Beat the
yolks of the eggs and add them to the bread and beat together.
Then add a few spoonfuls of milk and salt and pepper to taste.
When the frying pan is hot, butter it well ; have the whites beaten
to a stiff froth and just before putting into the pan, stir in the
whites gently. When a nice brown, cut it in quarters, turn and
brown on the other side. Then serve hot.
Spanish Omelet. — For making omelets a perfectly clean,
porcelain lined frying pan is best. Place in the pan a piece of
butter the size of a small egg. Beat four eggs until well mixed
but not stiff. Add a little salt. When the butter is melted, pour
the eggs into the hot frying pan and as it cooks raise the edges
carefully with a knife, keeping the cream part towards the center
until it partially stiffens. The moment it is thickened or set, have
ready one onion, one green pepper and one ripe tomato, all chopped
together, well seasoned and sauted for a few minutes in hot butter.
Spread this hot mixture over the center of the omelet, fold and
serve at once. Omelets should be eaten immediately after they
are cooked or they will become tough. Grated cheese or chopped
ham, stewed tomatoes or mushrooms can be used in this omelet
instead of the Spanish mixture. — Mrs. IV m. H. Hudnnt.
REMARKS ON RAREBITS.
The ordinary American factory cheese is best for rarebits
because it grates easily, melts quickly and mixes well with the
other ingredients. The more quickly they are eaten after they
are cooked, the better they are.
Welsh Rarebit. — Two and one-half pint cups of grated or
finely cut cheese, one teaspoonful of mustard even, one-half glass
of bass ale or three tablespoonfuls of cream, one saltspoonful of
salt, cayenne pepper to taste, one teaspoonful of butter just melted
in the chafing dish. Pour in cheese, add seasoning, stir in ale or
cream slowly. Stir until the rarebit becomes stringy. Serve at
once on thin slices of toast. Light cheese — not too rich — is best
to use. — Mrs. IV. J. Sampson.
Golden Buck. — Take of good, sharp American cheese, one
pound; chop (not grate) it until reduced the size of a pea. On
it sprinkle separately a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and a generous
though not heaping teaspoonful of salt and dried mustard. Mix
well together after having drained all into a scrupulously clean
galvanized frying pan. Then pour over the cheese a tumbler full
of old stock ale. The fire must be clear but not too brisk so that
the temperature may be gradually raised to the melting of the
cheese. Stir constantly but gently with a circular motion from the
circumference of the pan to the center until the cheese is all dis-
solved into a creamlike consistency and the bubbles are rising
freely. Mix in one v/ell beaten fresh egg, stir again for a minute
and a half and then pour over hot toast. The toast must have
been previously prepared in this way : Slice evenly and of the
thickness of one-half inch bread about twenty-four hours old.
Toast a nice brown, cut off the crust and arrange on a platter.
Pour over the cheese and serve a poached egg placed on each piece
of toast. — Lawrence Barrett.
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Golden Buck. — Golden Buck is a Welsh rarebit with a
poached egg laid on it.
Yorkshire Rarebit. — A Yorkshire is a Golden Buck with
a slice of broiled or fried bacon laid on the poached egg.
Brandy Cheese. — Allow one-half tumbler of brandy to one
pound of best cheese. Grate the cheese, mix well with the brandy
and press hard into a crock with a potato masher. Cover with
thin paper dipped in brandy. When wanted for use, slice. — Miss
Sage Cheese. — Pound in a mortar the young sage leaves
until you have extracted the juice. Proceed then as for brandy
Cottage Cheese or Smearcase. — Set in the warm oven of
a stove where it is not too hot, a gallon crock of sour milk. Let
stand until the milk separates. Then pour into a clean, white
cloth and let it hang until the liquor is all drained out, which will
be about twenty-four hours. Do not squeeze as this toughens it.
Then take the curd and mix with it sweet cream until the consis-
tency desired. Some like it quite creamy. Season to taste with
salt and pepper. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Cheese Boulettes. — One and one-half cupfuls of American
cheese, one tablespoonful of flour, whites of three eggs, one table-
spoonful of Parmesan cheese, one-quarter teaspoonful of salt,
one-eighth teaspoonful of paprika. Grate the American cheese
very fine, add the Parmesan and the seasonings. Mix well. Add
the whites of the eggs beaten stifif and dry. Add the flour, form
into small balls, roll in bread crumbs and fry in deep smoking fat.
— Miss Isahelle McCurdy.
Cheese Crusts. — Cut bread into strips one inch wide and
four to five inches long and one-half inch thick. Cover with grated
cheese. Season with salt and pepper and set in a hot oven to
Cheese Stew. — Place some pieces of cheese cut up very small
in a tin with a little butter. Stir it about until all is mixed. Season,
and stew until the cheese and butter are of one consistency. Some
add a very little Worcestershire sauce. Serve very hot in a tin.
Cheese Straws. — Two ounces of butter, two of flour, two
ounces of grated cheese. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
Rub the butter and cheese well into the flour, add the seasoning
and sufficient yolk of egg to make this whole into a stiff paste.
Roll out thin and cut into strips four or five inches long and one-
half inch wide. Bake.
Toasted Crackers and Cheese. — Take round or square
fresh crackers ; spread lightly with either French mustard or
Coleman's mustard mixed with a little vinegar. Season with salt
and pepper and then thoroughly cover with a good white Amer-
ican cheese grated. Set in a hot over vmtil the cheese melts.
Serve at once.
Cheese Balls to be Served with Salad. — One cup of
grated cheese, mix with the white of one egg. Season with pap-
rika. Roll in a ball the size of a hickorynut. Then roll the balls
in fine bread crumbs and fry in deep lard. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Chops a la Maintenon. — Six French chops, one table-
spoonful of flour, one tablespoonful of butter, four tablespoonfuls
of mushrooms, four tablespoonfuls of stock, one tablespoonful of
parsley, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Have chops cut
into not less than one inch thick and Frenched. With a sharp
knife, cut the chops in two down to the bone. Melt the butter,
add flour, stir until smooth and well cooked. Add mushrooms
and parsley ; stir until heated. Take from the fire ; cool. When
ready to broil chops, fill the spaces with mixture, pressing the
edges carefully together. Broil eight minutes and serve with
mushroom sauce. — Miss Isabelle McCurdy.
Pressed Chicken. — Boil two chickens until tender. Take
out the bones and chop the meat fine. Season with salt, pepper
and butter. Boil down the liquor the chickens were boiled in until
there remains only enough to make the chopped meat quite moist.
Put the meat into a mold of any shape that is desirable or con-
venient. When cold, turn out and cut in slices. It is excellent
for picnics or lunch. — Mrs. J. C. Wick.
Chicken Croquettes. — One cold boiled chicken chopped
fine. Then take a pint of sweet milk and when the milk is boiled,
stir into it two large tablesponfuls of flour made thin in a little
cold milk. After the flour is well cooked with the milk, put in a
piece of butter the size of an &gg, add salt and cayenne pepper.
Stir all well into the chicken. Roll up with your hand into balls
and dip first into an tgg beaten up, then into crackers rolled fine,
and fried in hot lard or tallow (fresh tallow, half and half lard,
is very nice). — Miss Laura Wick.
Chicken Croquettes. — Take cold veal, chicken or sweet
breads, a little of each or separately. Cut very fine a little fat and
lean of ham ; half the quantity of the whole of bread crumbs, two
eggs, butter the size of an tgg, pepper, salt and a little mustard.
Knead like sausage meat, adding a little cream. Form into
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shapes, dip in egg and then in rolled cracker crumbs. Fry in lard
until a light brown. Dry them in the oven. Celery or mushrooms
are an improvement. — Mrs. E. W. McClure.
Chicken Livers and Bacon. — Wash the chicken livers
thoroughly, dry them, and season well with salt and pepper. Then
place on skewer alternate livers and then strips of breakfast bacon.
Either broil over a clear hot fire or set in a pan and roast in the
oven. They should be well cooked through and require about
fifteen or twenty minutes' time.
Salmi of Beef or Duck. — One cup of cold beef or duck cut
into small pieces. One tablespoonful of butter, one cup of gravy
or stock, one-quarter cup of currant jelly, two tablespoonfuls of
claret, one tablespoonful of flour, one tablespoonful of tomato cat-
sup, one tablespoonful of stuffed, stoned olives. Salt and pepper
to taste. Melt butter and brown ; add flour, stir until smooth and
brown. Add stock, olives, currant jelly, catsup, salt and pepper.
When sauce begins to thicken, put in the meat and cook it until
it is entirely heated through. — Miss Isabelle McCurdy.
Scotch Woodcock. — Six hard boiled eggs coarsely chopped,
two tablespoonfuls of butter, one tablespoonful of flour, one table-
spoonful of anchovy paste, one-half pint of milk, a pinch of
cayenne pepper. Cook butter and flour together until they bubble.
Add milk and stir until smooth. Put in the anchovy paste and
the cayenne and one minute later the eggs. Simmer three
minutes and serve on toast.
Calf's Liver Pate. — Chop two pounds of calf's liver fine,
also a scrap of salt pork. Mix into fine herbs, bay leaf, pepper,
salt and two eggs. Line a bread tin with strips of salt pork. By
buttering the tins it will stay in place. Mix the eggs with the
minced liver and set in a pan of hot water. Cover and bake four
hours. — Mrs. W. G. Pollock.
Cecils. — One cup of cold beef chopped fine ; add seasoning
of salt, pepper and grated onion, also two tablespoonfuls of bread.
Soak in milk and the yolk of one egg. Melt one tablespoonful
of butter in a griddle and add the meat mixture. Stir over the
fire for two minutes. Then take from fire, form into balls, dust
with flour, dip in beaten egg, then in cracker crumbs and fry in
deep fat like a doughnut. Serve with cream or tomato sauce. —
Mrs. W. D. Euwer.
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Marrowbones. — Have the bones cut into pieces two or three
inches long. Scrape and wash them very clean, spread a little
thick dough on each end to keep the marrow in, then tie each one
in a piece of cheese-cloth and boil them for one hour. Remove
the cloth and paste and place each bone on a square of toast.
Sprinkle with salt and a little red pepper and serve very hot. The
marrowbones can be boiled without being cut. The marrow then
remove with a spoon and place on squares of hot toast. — Mrs. C.
Marrowbones. — Have the bottom of the bones cut so that
they will stand upright. Cover the ends where the marrow is with
a flour and water thick paste. Boil them in a sauce pan but do
not let the water come higher than half way up the bone. Time to
boil rather more than an hour. Serve a hot dry toast with them.
The marrow should be scooped out and quickly spread lightly
over the toast and then freely sprinkled with salt and pepper. —
English Cook Book.
Frog Legs. — Only the hid legs are fit for cooking. After
skinning them, let stand in salt water for one-half hour. Then
wipe dry, dip in milk, then fiour or finely sifted bread crumbs and
saute in half lard and half butter until a delicate brown, or fry in
deep, hot lard. Season with salt and pepper and send to the table
very hot with quarters of lemon.
Sweet Breads Fried or Baked. — Calf's or lamb's sweet-
breads are the best. Soak in cold salt and water one hour. Then
parboil for five or ten minutes according to their size. Take them
out and throw them into cold milk (this whitens them) and let
them get quite cold. Take them out of the milk and trim them
from skin and flap. Then dip in an Qgg beaten up with three table-
spoonfuls of milk. Dip in finely rolled bread crumbs and fry them
to a nice golden brown color. Can be also served with a rich
brown gravy. If the sweet-breads are especially large, are nice
baked in the oven. Do not bread crumb but cover them with
slices of bacon. Baste often with melted butter. When done, take
out and serve with a rich brown sauce poured over.
Devilled Kidneys. — Prepare two beef kidneys, cut up and
parboil one hour. In an iron frying pan fry four slices of bacon
cut into small pieces and one sliced onion until all are well
browned. Then put in the bits of kidney and brown that also.
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Season with a teaspoonful of salt, a little cayenne, a pinch of
powdered nutmeg. Dredge all with flour, add one cup of tomato
and one cup of water. Cover closely and simmer slowly one hour.
— New Orleans.
A Luncheon Suggestion. — A luncheon suggestion when
tomatoes are in season is to serve the oyester cocktails in tomato
shells. Select small firm tomatoes, have them ice cold, scoop out
the center and fill with the oysters and seasoning.
Anchovy Toast. — Put a tablespoonful of butter into a sauce
pan and set this in a larger dish of hot water ; add a tablespoonful
of curry powder and a dash of cayenne. As soon as the butter
has melted and the water in the outer vessel is boiling, pour in
two well beaten eggs mixed with half a tablespoonful of anchovy
paste. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens a little, then re-
move at once from the hot water to prevent curdling. Spread on
Baked Bananas. — Clip the ends and slit the skin from end
to end and sprinkle with sugar and bake about fifteen minutes.
Creamed Mushrooms. — Peel one pound of fresh mushrooms,
cut up. Melt three tablespoonfuls of butter in blazers, add mush-
rooms, cover and cook eight minutes. Add one tablespoonful of
flour ; stir until smooth and thoroughly cooked. Add one cup of
cream; season. When sauce is hot and has thickened slightly,
add one tablespoonful of sherry. — Miss Isahellc McCiirdy.
Mushroom Saute. — Prepare mushrooms and dredge with
flour. Melt three tablespoonfuls of butter, add mushrooms, a few
drops of onion juice, salt and paprika. Cook six minutes; then
add one-third of a cup of boiling water and simmer four minutes.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley, lemon juice and serve on toast. —
Miss Isabelle McCurdy.
Cucumber Farci. — Four medium sized cucumbers, one
P ranco- American game pate, three tablespoonfuls of cream, one
tablespoonful of sherry, one teaspoonful of salt, six drops of onion
extract, one cupful of cooked chicken, one tablespoonful of chop-
ped parsley, one cupful of chicken stock, one teaspoonful of Wor-
cestershire sauce, one-fourth teaspoonful of paprika. Peel the
cucumbers and cut into halves lengthwise. Mix the chopped,
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cooked chicken carefully with the game pate, cream, pepper, salt
and onion extract. Add lemon juice if more seasoning is desired.
Scoop out the seeds from the cucumber with a spoon, fill the
spaces with a force-meat mixture. Put the shells in a shallow
baking pan and cover with the hot stock. Add the wine and bake
twenty or thirty minutes, basting often. Before taking from the
oven, cover with browned bread crumbs and bake two minutes
longer. Serve with sauce Hollandaise on lettuce leaves. — Miss
BouDiN. — One pound of raw chicken (breast), put through
a sausage grinder four or five times so that no fibre remains. One-
quarter pound of salt pork ditto; two eggs, one teaspoonful grated
onion, one-half teaspoonful grated nutmeg, one teaspoonful of
salt, one-half can of mushrooms chopped fine, one-half can of
mushroom liquor. Put mushrooms in with chicken, add salt,
grated onion, eggs beaten together; mix. Put into a mold and
steam two hours. Serve with white sauce. — Mrs. James L.
Fried Roe. — Let stand in salt and water for twenty minutes ;
wash well and plunge into boiling water and boil ten minutes.
Then throw into cold water, slightly salted, drain, wipe dry, season
with salt and pepper and fry in hot fat to a fine brown.
Ham Rarebit. — Toast circular pieces of bread a delicate
brown and spread them first with butter and then with potted
ham. Lay on each a thin slice of cheese and a little prepared
mustard. Put the rounds on a baking tin and stand in 3 hot oven
until the cheese melts. Serve immediately on a napkin on a hot
platter. Garnish with parsley or individually with a doily under-
Ham Mousse. — Two cups of grated, cold boiled ham, one-
half box of Cox's gelatine dissolved in warm water, one cup of
cream whipped stiff, juice of one lemon, cayenne pepper. Mix
ham, lemon juice, pepper, add cream and gelatine. Pour in a
mold and slice cold. — Mrs. R. McCurdy.
Ham on Toast. — Boil one-quarter pound lean ham, chop
fine, mix with the yolks of three eggs well beaten, one ounce of
butter, two tablespoonfuls of cream, a little cayenne pepper; stir
over the fire until it thickens, spread on hot toast.
LUNCHEON DISHES 9I
A Dressing for Ham, Good for Lunch. — One tablespoonful
of French mustard, one tablespoonful of tomato catsup, one table-
spoonful of butter, one tablespoonful of sherry wine, to four thin
slices of ham made hot. A good chafing dish recipe. — Mrs. A. E.
FOR THE CHAFING DISH
The chafing dish is invaluable for serving a hasty luncheon ;
after-theatre bites, or the Sunday night tea. and nowhere does
it do better service than in the sick-room, where small quantities
quickly prepared, and served hot will often tempt the invalid's
Sardines on Toast. — One dozen sardines ; one tablespoonful
of butter ; two tablespoonfuls of anchovy paste ; one tablespoonful
of sauterne, and a little tobasco sauce. Drain, and remove the
skin of the sardines, put in the butter, anchovy paste, tobasco, and
sauterne. Lay in the sardines carefully and when well heated
through, serve each on a tiny strip of toast.
Dried Beef. — One-half pound of chipped dried beef ; two
tablespoonfuls of butter ; one-half pint of cream ; one tablespoonful
of flour ; one egg. Put the butter in the chafing dish ; when hot
add the beef; fry until brown, then add the cream. Cream the
flour with a little cold milk ; then stir it in ; add one egg. Serve
Pigs in Blankets. — Drain and wipe nice large oysters. Cut
bacon in thin slices, and put one oyster in each slice of bacon,
fastening together with a tooth-pick. Cook in hot blazer until
crisp. Serve on round pieces of buttered toast.
Calf's Liver and Bacon. — The bacon or ham should be cut
in thin slices. Put the bacon into the chafing dish ; when fat is
cooked out, draw the bacon to one side. After rolling in flour,
and seasoning, put in the liver, and cook until brown and tender,
turning often. Serve a slice of bacon on each slice of liver.
Broiled Mushrooms. — One quart of button mushrooms ; one
tablespoonful of butter. Melt a little of the butter, add the mush-
rooms. Cook about ten minutes, or until tender, turning often;
season ; add the rest of the butter, and serve hot on toast.
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Blanquette of Chicken. — One pint of cold chicken, cut
into dice ; one-half cup of chicken stock ; one tablespoonful of
butter ; one heaping tablespoonful of flour ; yolks of two eggs ; one-
half cup of cream ; parsley, salt, pepper, little nutmeg, cloves.
Stir the butter into the flour; before it browns add the stock, stir
a few minutes, add a little lemon juice, white pepper, salt slightly,
grating the nutmeg, pinch of ground cloves, and cream. Boil up
once, and add the chicken. Reduce the flame, and simmer eight
minutes ; then add eggs, well beaten, stir in chopped parsley, and
serve at once.
Vension. — Take some small pieces of vension, put in your
chafing dish ; salt and pepper, and add small piece of butter ; a
tablespoonful of currant jelly; a gill of currant or other wine; a
gill of boiling hot water ; cover and let boil for five minutes. — Mrs.
^F. /. Hitchcock.
Scrambled Eggs. — Five eggs; one tablespoonful of butter;
one teaspoonful of salt ; a pinch of pepper. Beat the eggs in a
bowl sufficiently to blend the whites and yolks. Melt the butter,
and turn in the eggs ; stir until creamy. Season.
Eggs with Cheese. — Six eggs; three tablespoonfuls of
grated cheese ; one large tablespoonful of butter ; one teaspoonful
of onion juice, or grated onion; one saltspoonful of paprika, and
a little salt. Mix the cheese, butter, onion, paprika and salt in
the hot pan, and stir until the cheese is melted. Break the eggs
into a bowl ; pour them onto the cheese. Reduce the flame of the
lamp and stir until done. Serve on hot toast.
SANDWICHES AND CANAPES
To make sandwiches properly, the bread should be about
twenty-four hours old. Use a bread board, and sharp knife for
cutting the sandwiches. If the butter is a little warm it will spread
much easier and prevent the bread from crumbling. Spread the
butter on the loaf before cutting each slice, and slice very thin.
The shape of the sandwiches is a matter of taste, but the easiest
to handle are the long narrow ones, or those cut diamond-shape,
from which the crust has been removed.
Meat Sandwiches. — Ordinary sandwiches from cold boiled
ham, roast beef or lamb, are made by putting thin slices of meat
between thin slices of bread and butter, and adding plenty of
pepper and salt and sometimes mixed mustard.
Egg Sandwiches. — Cut some thin slices of bread and butter,
sprinkle them on the buttered side with mustard and chopped
watercress. Cut some hard boiled eggs into thin slices ; cover one
side of bread and butter, sprinkle with pepper and salt, and cover
the other one over it. Trim the edges with a sharp knife, and cut
into nice little triangular pieces. Wrap the sandwiches in lettuce
leaves and then in wax paper, if wanted for travelling.
Mushroom Sandwiches. — Cut mushrooms into small pieces
and simmer in butter until tender (over-cooking toughens.)
Season with paprika and salt, and add enough cream to make a
good consistency for spreading. Allow it to just boil up ; add a
little lemon juice, and spread between thin slices of toast.
Club Sandwiches. — Prepare squares of toast with all crust
removed. Broil very thin slices of ham or bacon, place on these a
crisp lettuce leaf, spread with mayonnaise dressing, then a thin
slice of the breast of chicken, slightly salted. Place then between
the squares of toast and serve hot on folded napkin. — Mrs.
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Anchovy Sandwiches. — Chop up into little pieces, but not
too small, some anchovies. Also chop up an equal quantity of
hard boiled eggs ; mix with mayonnaise dressing, and spread be-
tween thin slices of bread, the crust all removed, and cut in dia-
Indian Sandwiches. — Pound two ounces of cold chicken
with one ounce of cold ham or tongue. Moisten then in a stew
pan with a little stock. Add a dessertspoonful of curry powder,
and if liked a little hot, a little cayenne pepper. Let it simmer for
ten minutes ; mix into smooth paste, and make into sandwiches
by spreading between thin slices of bread.
Tomato Sandwiches. — Tomato sandwiches are most re-
freshing in hot weather. Cut some thin slices of bread and butter,
sprinkle these with mustard and cress. Cut some thin slices of
tomato, parallel with the core to avoid having rings from the core
dropping out. Mix thin slices lightly in a good French dressing,
lay these slices on the bread, sprinkle with mustard and cress, and
cover over with the other slice of bread and butter. Cut these
slices into squares or triangles with a very sharp knife, and place
carefully on a dish. Place a border of parsley around the dish and
ornament with some small round red tomatoes. Keep on ice until
Cucumber Sandwiches. — Pare and chop fine fresh cucum-
bers. To three parts of cucumbers, add one part of pimentos, also
chopped fine. Salt well, and drain over night. Spread thin slices
of bread with butter, then with mayonnaise, then spread on cu-
cumbers and pimentos mixed. Place on this another piece of bread
spread with butter. Cut into squares or triangles, trim the edges
neatly, cutting ofif all crust. — Mrs. W. J. Sampson.
Onion Sandwiches. — Use Spanish or Bermuda onions. Slice
very thin, let stand in a good French dressing for three or four
hours, and then drain. Sprinkle with pimentos and lay between
thin slices of bread spread with butter. Trim the edges with a
sharp knife and keep in a cool place until ready to serve. — Mrs.
W. J. Sampson.
Swiss Cheese Sandwiches. — Slice Swiss cheese very thin,
spread with French mustard ; sprinkle with salt, and put between
slices of bread and butter, with crust well trimmed off.
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Jam Sandwiches. — Before cutting from the loaf, spread
bread with butter, cut thin, and then into round shapes with
bread cutter. Spread with raspberry jam, put together and serve.
Brown Bread and Cheese Sandwiches. — Cut some thin
slices of brown bread without crust. Mix thoroughly some soft
cream cheese with chopped cress, and a little mayonnaise dressing.
Put a layer of this between slices of bread and serve.
Lettuce Sandwiches. — Wipe dry, crisp fresh lettuce leaves,
place on slice of bread and butter. Spread with mayonnaise
dressing, then lay on another slice of bread and butter, and trim
with sharp knife into any fancy shapes.
Potted Meat Canapes. — Cut rounds of bread with biscuit
cutter, and toast them or drop them two or three at a time into
boiling fat. When golden brown lift them out with a wire spoon
and drain on tissue paper. Open a can of potted tongue, ham or
chicken, rub the contents to a pulp with the yolk of an egg.
Season if desired, and spread on the rounds of bread. Set a pimola
in the center of each, and serve as a first course. Anchovies and
sardines may also be served in this form, omitting the egg, and
flavoring with a few drops of lemon juice or Worcestshire sauce.
Caviare Canapes. — Cut thin slices of bread and butter in
fancy shapes with cutter. Spread with best imported caviare and
equeeze over this a liberal supply of lemon juice. Have ready
finely chopped parsley, two beets, the sifted yolk of hard boiled
eggs. Arrange these in circles on the canapes ; then garnish with
the white rings of hard boiled eggs, beets cut in fanciful shapes,
and a pimola in the center of each. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Sabdine Canapes. — Skin and bone a box of sardines, and
mash to a paste. Add lemon juice, salt and red pepper, and
minced parsley to taste, and spread on thin slices of bread and
butter. Cut in fancy shapes with a tin cutter.
Anchovy Canapes. — Cut thin slices of bread into rounds.
Toast and spread with anchovy paste, which can be purchased at
the grocer's. Chop the whites of cold boiled eggs very fine ; sift
the yolks of the eggs ; arrange these in alternate circles around
the top of canape, placing a ring of hard boiled white of egg in
center with a whole anchovy curled in the center of that.
BREAD, YEAST AND ROLLS
There is nothing truer to be said than that bread is the staff
of Hfe, and to insure its being good great care should be taken in
the preparation. First the flour must be excellent ; the yeast must
be fresh (otherwise the bread will be flat or sour) ; the batter
must be of the right consistency and temperature (luke warm).
When the yeast is ready, put in and keep in a warm place until
light. The kneading should be thorough and just the proper
amount of flour used in stiffening. Small loaves are generally
considered preferable and should be quite light before being put
in the oven. The oven should be of even temperature and is all
important. Bake slow and the length of time according to the
size of the loaves. After baking, leave exposed to the air until
thoroughly cold. Then put away in a clean stone crock and keep
Yeast. — A double handful of hops, one-half dozen large po-
tatoes. Boil together in one-half gallon of water until done.' Strain
and mash onto one-half cupful of ginger, small cup of flour and
one cup of brown sugar, and half a cup of salt. Let stand until
cool then add one cupful of good yeast. The next day cork up
tight in a jug. — Mrs. Wm. Bonnell.
Yeast. — Take two good-sized potatoes, grate them raw. Add
one-half teacup of white sugar, one teaspoon of salt, a little ginger.
Pour over the mixture one-half pint of boiling water in which one
tablespoonful of hops has been boiled. Save half a cup each time
to start anew. — Mrs. Wm. Edwards.
Yeast and Bread. — Boil six medium-sized potatoes in a lit-
tle more than three pints of water. When done, mash and add
one quart of flour and scald with the boiling water. When cool
put in one cent's worth of baker's fresh yeast. Stir it down quite
often through the day and it will be ready for use by night.
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For the Bread. — Put the flour into a wooden bowl as it will
keep warm better in that than in tin. Take a quart of new milk
(if skim milk is used it must be scalded in summer) and a tea-
cupful of the yeast. Pour into the flour and thicken with a little
of it. Wrap the bowl up in a woolen blanket and keep in a warm
room. Make up in the morning as soon as it is perfectly light.
Add salt and knead it thoroughly and mold over into the pans.
Be careful not to let it get too warm. — Mrs. Sidney Strong.
Yeast and Bread. — Take ten large potatoes. Pare and put
them in kettle with three quarts of water. Put a pint of hops in
a thin muslin bag in the same kettle with the potatoes. Boil until
potatoes are soft. Then pour the water from this kettle boiling
hot over a pint of flour in a crock. Squeeze all the strength from
the hops. Mash the potatoes, add a quart of cold water to them
and put through a colander into the crock and add one-half teacup
of salt, a cup of sugar, one tablespoon of ginger. Let it stand for
two days until it stops fermenting and settles. Then put into a
jug, cork tight and keep in a cool place. — Mrs. M. Adclia Wick.
For the Bread. — Pare and boil six good-sized potatoes, drain
off the water, mash fine and pour over them about three pints of
cold water and run through a colander. Add flour imtil this is
a thin batter. Then put in a coflfeecup of yeast from the jug. Let
stand until it rises, then stir into flour as much as you can with
spoon, and let rise again. Work in enough more flour to make
as stiff as bread and let rise third time. When light this time work
out into loaves and let rise. All the flour must be sifted. — Mrs.
M. A delta Wick.
Yeast and Bread. — Two handfuls of hops, two of flour, one-
half dozen large potatoes, one cup of sugar, one teaspoonful of
ginger. Boil the hops and potatoes and pour the hop water onto
the flour scalding hot. Mix with the other ingredients. When
cool, add a teacupful of yeast. It will be ready for use in twenty-
For the Bread. — Take five small potatoes, a little over two
quarts of water. Boil till done. Three iron spoonfuls of flour in
crock. Pour enough of potato water on flour to get all the lumps
out. Put potatoes through colander and pour on remainder of
potato water. When luke warm stir in yeast. Wrap up warm
and rise until morning. In the morning put in a little salt and
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enough flonr to make still. Knead well and let rise. Then knead
again and make into loaves. Let rise and hake.— Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Five Hour Bread.— One cake of Fleishman's yeast broken
up and dissolved in two tablespoonfuls of luke warm water. Take
one-half pint of morning's milk into which put one tablespoonful
of salt. Scald with one pint of boiling water; when luke warm
add the dissolved yeast ; then stir in three pints of sifted Pittsburg
flour and knead for fifteen minutes. If this quantity of flour is
not sufficient to keep the dough from sticking to the board add on
the start-out a little more flour. The dough should be satiny and
full of bubbles when sufficiently kneaded. With a small brush
dipped in melted butter grease the pans; put in the dough and
then go over that with the brush. Cover well first with towel and
then with a flannel blanket and let stand to rise three hours in
temperature of seventy-five degrees. Mold into loaves, kneading
slightly. Brush with butter, set to rise for one hour in same tem-
perature. Allow forty-five minutes for baking bread ; twenty-five
minutes for rolls and biscuit. This recipe makes two loaves of
bread and two pans of biscuit. — Mrs. Hal stead, Cincinnati.
Bread With a Starter.— One large or two small potatoes
and all the water to pint or more ; squeeze through ricer, add one
small handful of sugar, two of salt, one pint of water and a pint
jar of starter. Also a cake of "Yeast Foam" dissolved in a cup
of warm water. Have the water just luke-warm before adding
yeast and starter. Let stand over night. In the morning put flour
near the fire, stir up sponge, take out a jar full for next time, set
sponge on the stove until just luke-warm, then add flour and knead
fifteen minutes. Let that rise very lig-ht before making into
loaves. This recipe makes three loaves of bread and a pan of
biscuit. Let the loaves rise well and bake in a slow oven from
three-quarters to one hour. — Mrs. P. B. Oiven.
Five Hour Bread. — For each loaf : One-half pint of milk,
one-half pint of water, one teaspoonful salt and a little sugar, one
cake of compressed yeast. Dissolve yeast in three tablespoonfuls
of tepid water. Scald milk and set aside to cool. Add the \yater
and when mixture is cool, add dissolved yeast, also salt and sugar.
Stir in enough flour to knead. Knead tvv^enty-five minutes. Set
to rise about three hours. When light make into loaves and put
to rise about one hour. Bake in moderate oven. — Mrs. Wm. A.
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Graham Bread. — One pint of sweet milk, one cup of sponge,
three tablespoonfuls of molasses, one teaspoonfiil of soda. Mix
up soft and let rise until light, not too long, and bake. — Mrs. J. G.
Graham Bread (Stirred). — One bowl of sponge, one bowl
of luke-warm water, one scant teacup of sugar, one level teaspoon
of soda, graham flour to thicken enough to drop from spoon. If
bread sponge has not been prepared for white bread, dissolve one-
half cake of yeast in luke-warm water, add wheat flour and warm
water enough to make one-half bowl ; let this stand until bowl is
full. — Miss Caddie Boris.
Boston Brown Bread. — Take three teacups of corn meal.
Stir into it two cups of boiling sweet milk. When cold add one
teacup of molasses, one cup of wheat flour and one cup of sour
milk. Into the sour milk stir well one teaspoon of soda ; add
one-half teaspoonful of salt. Steam three hours. — Mrs. C. H.
Boston Brown Bread. — Five cups of graham flour, three
cups of sour milk, one-half cup of brown sugar wet with water
and teacup filled with Orleans molasses, two teaspoonfuls of soda,
one teaspoonful of salt ; mix, let stand ten minutes and bake three-
quarters of an hour. — Mrs. D. C. Stewart.
Boston Brown Bread. — One cup brown sugar, one cup of
sour milk, one teaspoon soda in milk, one tgg, butter size of an &gg,
a little white flour, a little salt, a few raisins floured. Make a
stiff batter with graham flour and steam in cans for two hours and
a half. To make three times this rule, put in three quart cans and
set in steamer. It is just as good heated over. — Mrs. Ida E.
Brown Bread. — One and one-half cups of baking molasses,
one and one-half cups sour milk, one cup of currants, one cup of
corn meal, two cups of graham flour, three cups of wheat flour,
salt to taste and one teaspoonful of soda dissolved in hot water.
Steam four hours in .small cans. This makes four loaves in one
pound cans. — Mrs. M. C. Wick.
Steamed Brown Bread. — Two cups of corn meal, one cup
graham flour, one pint of sour milk, three-quarters of a cup of
molasses, teaspoonful of salt, two teaspoonfuls soda. Steam two
BREAD, YEAST AND ROLLS lOI
hours in baking powder cans. One cup of raisins may be added
if desired. — Mrs. Frederick G. Evans.
Light Biscuit. — In kneading bread set aside a small loaf for
biscuits. Into this work a heaping tablespoonful of lard and butter
mixed and a teaspoon of sugar. The more it is worked the whiter
it will be. As it rises mold it down twice before making into
biscuit. Roll out and cut with a biscuit cutter. The dough should
be quit soft. — Mrs. John McCurdy.
Light Biscuit. — Take about as much dough, after it is light,
as would make a good-sized loaf of bread. Put in a pie pan. Mix
in that a small cup of lard and butter, more lard than butter. One
tablespoon of fine sugar. Do not put in any more flour, never mind
if sticky. Then let rise very light, keeping in a warm place. Roll
out about one-half inch thick without molding. Bake in rather
quick oven. Will bake in fifteen or twenty minutes.— Mr^. M. I.
Light Biscuit.— One pint of milk, butter size of an egg, two
eggs, thre-quarters of a cup of yeast. Let rise over night.— Mm
Belle Robbins. ^^>«<444^
Buns. — One cake of conirtM^ yeast, one and one-half cup| of
sugar, three eggs, one pint of new milk, scalded, one teaspoonful
of salt, one-fourth of a cup of butter. Put sugar and sah into
broken eggs and beat until very light; put in butter, pour over
the hot milk and when mixture is luke-warm add the yeast dis-
solved in a little water. Then sift in flour to make batter, (about
three cups), and beat ten minutes. Let it stand in a warm place
about three hours and then add flour to make dough a little softer
than bread and knead well. After standing again until light (about
three hours) roll out dough in a sheet, cut with a round cutter, press
a raisin in the middle of each clear down to the bottom. Spread
top with butter and sprinkle over a mixture of cinnamon and sugar
(one tablespoonful of cinnamon to two of sugar). Let stand until
very light and bake. The same dough may be used for finger
rolls, omitting cinnamon and sugar for the top.— Mr^. /. H. Mc-
Potato Biscuit.— One cup of boiled mashed potatoes, one
cup of sugar, one cup of Baker's yeast, two eggs. Stir all to-
gether, set to rise in the evening— next morning add three-quarters
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cup of melted lard, and flour enough to make a dough not too siff
(indeed rather soft). After rising light, probably an hour, cut
lightly off without farther kneading, make into small biscuits;
let rise again, when light bake in hot oven. To wash over with
beaten egg before baking improves in appearance. — Mrs. A. E.
Graham Biscuit. — May be made from a lof of the bread in
the same way, also, from the recipe of sweet rusk, using white
flour in setting the sponge over night. — Mrs. John McCurdy.
Sweet Rusk. — One pint of warm milk, new is best, one-half
cup of butter, one cup of sugar, two eggs, one teaspoonful of
salt, two tablespoonfuls of yeast ; make a sponge with milk, yeast
and enough flour to make a thin batter and let rise over night. In
the morning add the sugar, butter, eggs and salt, well beaten up
together with enough flour to make a soft dough. Let it rise
again, then make into round balls and rise a third time. Bake in a
moderate oven. — Mrs. John McCurdy.
Tea Rusks. — One-half pound of sugar, one-quarter pound of
butter, three pounds of flour, one cup of light yeast, one quart of
sweet milk. — Mrs. E. C. Wells.
Rusk. — A piece of dough the size of a small loaf ; one cup of
shortening, two parts of lard and one part of butter ; two eggs ; one
and one-half cups of sugar. When ready for oven spread the
top lightly with melted butter and sift on a little sugar. Bake a
light brown. — Mrs. George Cornell.
French Rolls. — One pint of milk come to a boil, one-half
cup of butter, one cup of sugar, one cup of yeast stirred into a
sponge, when light knead up stiff, add one cup of milk put in just
when light, roll out, cut with a round cutter, butter one-half side
and lay the other over. Bake fifteen minutes. — Mrs. John Morris.
Parker House Rolls. — Scald one pint of sweet milk ; when
cool add two tablespoonfuls of sugar, two tablespoonfuls butter,
one cake Fleishman's yeast, pinch of salt. Make up in the morn-
ing. Let it rise and then work up. Let it rise again, roll out thin,
cut them out, butter the tops, fold it over ; let rise again and bake
in a quick oven. — Mrs. Mason Evans.
BREAD, YEAST AND ROLLS IO3
Finger Rolls. — Take a small piece of very light bread dough
and roll with the hand on molding board until about as large
around as your finger and about five inches long. Lay in a greased
pan about one inch apart and let rise until very light then bake in
a medium oven. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Bread Sticks to Serve With Soup.— Cut bread about twen-
ty-four hours old into strips six inches long and one inch wide.
Place in a dripping pan and set in oven turning until all sides are
browed alike — a light rich brown.
Pulled Bread. — Take bread that is moist, remove all the
crust and pull apart in strips as near as possible to two inches
wide and four inches long. Place in a baking tin and set in the
oven. Let stand until thoroughly browned and hardened through.
Corn Bread. — Two cups corn meal, one cup of flour, one cup
of sugar, two eggs, two tablespoonfuls of lard, two cups of sour
milk, pinch of soda, two teaspoons baking powder. Mix sugar
and lard together, add beaten eggs, put soda in milk; add milk,
flour and corn meal; last the baking powder mixed in a little of
the flour and corn meal. — Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
Corn Bread. — Two cups of corn meal, one cup of flour, one
cup of sour milk, one &gg, one teaspoonful of soda, one teaspoon-
ful of sugar, a little salt, a little melted butter, sweet milk enough
to make a stiff batter. Bake half an hour. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Corn Bread. — Three cups of corn meal, one and one-half
cups of flour, one and one-half cups of sweet milk, five eggs, four
teaspoonfuls of baking powder, a little sugar. — Mrs. Mary Bentley.
Corn Bread. — One cup of corn meal, two cups of flour, one-
half cup of sugar, three-fourth of a cup of melted butter, one cup
of milk, three eggs, three teaspoonfuls of baking powder. — Mrs.
G. B. Woodman.
Corn Bread Without Eggs. — Two cups of corn meal, one
cup of flour, two cups of milk, two tablespoonfuls of melted
butter, two tablespoonfuls of sugar, two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
Fried Bread. — To one pint or a large coflfee cup full of milk,
take two eggs, one-half teaspoonful of soda, one teaspoonful of
cream tartar, or one teaspoonful of baking powder, flour enough
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to make a thin batter, cut dry bread in very thin shoes, if the shoes
are large out in two or three pieces, have hot some lard or drip-
pings, dip the bread in the batter and fry ; when light brown on
one side, turn the other. Serve hot. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
Fried Bread. — One tablespoonful of sweet light dough, make
it into a thin batter with one cup of sweet milk ; add three or four
eggs, one and a half cups of flour, a teaspoonful of salt, cut light
bread into slices, dip them into the batter and fry in hot lard,
sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with jelly. — Mrs. John
Toast. — The object of toasting bread is to extract all its
moisture. Turn each side of the bread to the fire for a few minutes
until warmed, then turn about the first side at some distance from
the fire, slowly toasting it until it is of a nice brown color, then
turn the other side, moving slowly until thoroughly toasted but
not burned in any place. The coals should be clear and hot and the
toast should be served as soon as done on a warm plate. — Mrs. Geo.
Cream Toast. — Place the cream to heat, mix a teaspoonful
of flour smoothly with a little cream, stir it in and let it come
just to a boil, with a small piece of butter the size of an tgg to a
quart of cream and some salt. Place your toast on a deep dish and
pour your gravy over it.
Mock Cream Toast. — Melt in one quart of morning's milk
about two ounces of butter, a large teaspoonful of flour, freed
from lumps and the yolks of three eggs beaten light. Beat these
ingredients together for several minutes, strain the cream through
a fine hair sieve and when wanted beat it slowly, beaten constantly
with a brisk movement. It must not boil or it will curdle and lose
the appearance of cream. When hot dip the toast if not sufficiently
seasoned with butter, add salt. Send to the table hot, the cream
not taken up with the toast but in a gravy bowl.
Sweibach. — One cake of yeast; take three cups of flour and
put in two cups of sweet luke-warm milk and a little salt. Put
this flour, milk and yeast together and let stand two hours until
raised; then take three-quarters of a cup of butter, one-half cup
of sugar, two eggs; rub butter and part of flour together; flour
enough to make as stiff as bread and work together well. Raise
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it again about three hours ; put in pans and raise again about two
hours. Bake slowly to allow it to rise in oven ; then cut into
small slices and brown in oven. — Mrs. G. S. Peck.
Mush and Fried Mush. — Into boiling water, with a little
salt, stir corn meal slowly, sifting it into the water a very little at
a time, until it is about the consistency of a batter. Stir it until it
is perfectly free from lumps, then set it on the back of the stove
and let it boil slow for one hour. Eat either cold or warm with
milk, or drop by the spoonful into hot drippings and fry brown
on both sides. — Mrs. Jonathan Warner.
Croutons.— Cut bread into slices, butter it, cut it into long
strips then into squares. Put on top of pan in oven until it
browns. To serve with soups.
BISCUIT AND HOT CAKES
Soda Biscuit. — One quart of flour, two teaspoonf uls of cream
tartar, one of soda, a piece of butter the size of an egg, one and a
half cups of sweet milk; mix very thoroughly the flour, cream
tartar, butter and salt then add the milk and soda. Roll out and
bake in a quick oven ten minutes. — Mrs. E. S. Gregory.
Baking Powder Biscuit. — To one quart of flour mix in
three teaspoonfuls of baking powder, one teaspoonful of salt ; then
rub in three-fourths of a cup of butter and lard. Stir in with a
spoon enough sweet milk to make as soft dough as you can con-
veniently roll out. Bake in quick oven. — Mrs. M. I. Anns.
Drop Biscuit (Soda). — One pint of sweet milk, one-half tea-
cupful of butter, one teaspoonful of soda, in the milk ; two tea-
spoonfuls of cream tartar thoroughly mixed in a pint of flour, two
well beaten eggs, a large teaspoonful of sugar ; mix quickly, add-
ing enough flour to make it a little stiffer than cup cake. Bake in
well buttered gem pans. Make graham biscuit in the same way,
using twice as much sugar and one-third wheat flour. — Mrs. John
Drop Biscuit. — Rub into one quart of flour one-half teacup
of butter, one small teaspoonful of salt, two teaspoonfuls of bak-
ing powder, enough sweet milk to mix with a spoon. Drop on
buttered pans. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Graham Biscuit. — One pint of sweet milk, one-half cup of
butter, one-half cup of sugar, two eggs, flour enough to make
stiff with a spoon, baking powder, drop on buttered tins. — Mrs.
Graham Gems. — One cup of milk and one and a half cups of
graham flour, a pinch of salt, one tablespoonful of sugar, one
spoonful of baking powder. — Mrs, G. B. Woodman.
BISCUIT AND HOT CAKES
Graham Gems. — One and a half cups of sour milk, one-half
cup of sugar, one egg, butter the size of an egg, one small tea-
spoonful of soda, flour enough to make a batter. Bake slow —
Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Muffins.— Six eggs, beat whites and yolks separately; but-
ter size of two eggs; (or one-half cup) one cup of sugar; beat
butter and sugar to a cream; three cups of sweet milk; three
heaping teaspoonfuls baking powder in three pints of flour. Bake
in mufiin rings. — Mrs. W. D. Euzver.
Graham Muffins. — Two cups of graham flour, one cup of
milk, one-third of a cup of sugar, one egg, butter size of an egg,
two teaspoonfuls of baking pawder ; bake in rings twenty or thirty
minutes in a hot oven. — Mrs. Sidney Strong.
Graham Muffins. — One quart of graham flour, two tea-
spoonfuls of baking powder, a piece of butter the size of a walnut,
one egg, one tablespoonful of sugar, one-half teaspoonful of salt,
milk enough to make a batter as thick as for griddle-cakes. — Mrs.
C. H. Gilman.
White Muffins.— One teacup of milk, three cups of flour,
two eggs, one-half cup of sugar, piece of butter the size of an
egg, baking powder. — Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
Muffins. — Three eggs, one cup of sour cream, one-half cup
of butter, one teaspoonful of baking powder, four cups of flour. —
Mrs. Mary Bentley.
Muffins. — One large tablespoonful of butter, two small
tablespoonfuls of sugar, two eggs, one cup of milk, three tea-
spoonfuls baking powder, flour to make stiff batter. Bake in gem
pans. — Mrs. S. J. McElevey.
Corn Gems. — Two cups of corn meal, two cups of flour, two
cups of sweet milk, two eggs, three heaping teaspoonfuls of
baking powder, one-half cup of butter, one-half cup of sugar.
Bake in gem pans. — Miss Laura Wick.
Sally Lunn. — Six cups of flour, six eggs well beaten, four
tablespoonfuls of baking powder, one-half cup of granulated sugar,
one-half cup of melted butter, one quart of milk ; salt to taste. —
Mrs. W. Scott Bonnell.
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Waffles. — Four eggs beaten separately, one quart of milk»
a piece of butter the size of an egg, melted ; three teaspoonfuls of
baking powder, a little salt, enough flour to make rather thick
batter. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Flannel Rolls. — One cup of flour, one cup of milk, one egg,
well beaten — this quantity makes five rolls ; put into cups one-
quarter inch deep. Bake three-quarters of an hour. — Mrs. W.
Flannel Rolls. — One quart of sweet milk, four eggs, one
teaspoonful of salt, flour to make a batter like good thick cream. —
Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
Flannel Cakes. — One pint of sour milk, one pint of sweet
milk, two eggs beaten separately, a little salt, one quart of flour ;
beat the whites and stir in just before baking; before putting in
the whites, stir in a small teaspoonful of soda. — Mrs. H. B. Wick.
Flannel Cakes. — Three eggs, one quart of sweet milk, about
one quart of flour, a small teaspoonful of salt, two tablespoonfuls
of baking powder; beat the yolks and half of the milk, salt and
flour together ; then the remainder of the milk ; at last the whites
of the eggs well beaten. A teacup of boiled rice is an improve-
ment. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Flannel Cakes. — One quart of thick sour milk, three eggs,
one teaspoonful of soda, a little salt, flour enough to make a batter.
Break the yolks into the milk, then stir in the flour; add the
soda dissolved in a little milk and when just ready to bake stir in
the whites well beaten. Do not stir very much after putting in
the whites. — Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Griddle Cakes. — Sift together two cups of flour, three and
one-half level teaspoonfuls baking powder, one-half teaspoonful
salt; beat yolks of two eggs until light, add one and one-fourth
cups of milk, stir into flour mixture until perfectly smooth. Just
before baking add whites of eggs and one teaspoonful of melted
butter. — Mrs. S. J. McElevey.
German Puffs. — Two cups of sweet milk, two cups of flour,
three eggs and a little salt. — Miss Laura Wick.
Breakfast Puffs. — One pint of milk, one pint of flour, two
eggs, lump of butter the size of an egg and a pinch of salt; put
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the flour after sifting in a pan and the butter in the middle of the
flour, break in the eggs and work the butter and eggs thoroughly
into the flour then gradually add the milk until you have a smooth
batter. Bake them in French-roll pans. They take but a few
minutes to bake. — Mrs. R. IV. Tayler.
Rice Cakes. — One cup of milk, one-half cup of boiled rice,
three eggs ; fry on a griddle. — Mrs. G. B. IVoodman.
Newport Breakfast Cakes. — Six eggs, six spoonfuls of
sugar, three pints of milk, one-half cup of butter, six teaspoonfuls
of cream tartar, three teaspoonfuls of soda ; stir stiff. Makes six
loaves. — Mrs. Wm. Lawthers.
PopovERS. — One egg, one teacup of rich sweet milk, one
teacup of flour, a little salt ; put a large tablespoonful of batter in
each cup and bake in a quick oven. Eea warm. — Mrs. Wm.
PopovERS. — One cup of sweet milk, one cup of flour, one egg ;
put all together and beat for a long time with an tgg beater. — Miss
Long Cake. — One quart of flour, three teaspoonfuls of baking
powder, a small teaspoonful of salt ; put this through a sieve three
or four times and to this put enough sweet cream to make a soft
dough, or in place of the cream, can be used a piece of butter the
size of an tgg and sweet milk. Mix with a spoon, roll out about
an inch thick, score and bake in a dripping pan in a quick oven for
a few minutes. — Miss Laura Wick.
English Tea Cake. — Take a light bread dough, enough for
a small loaf, mix with it one tablespoonful of lard, one of sugar,
one large spoonful of currants; let rise again until very light;
then bake; cut into round slices and toast them; butter while
hot. — Mrs. Wm. Bonnell.
Buckwheat Cakes. — To one quart of warm water stir in
buckwheat flour to make a stiff batter, one small handful of white
flour, teaspoonful of salt and one cup of good strong yeast; let
rise over night ; in the morning thin the batter with a little warm
water and bake on a griddle. — Miss Belle Robbins.
Corn Meal Muffins. — Three pints of corn meal, one pint of
flour, two eggs, eight teaspoonfuls of baking powder. — Kent
House, Chautauqua Lake.
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Wheat Muffins.— One quart of flour, five teaspoonfuls of
baking powder, two tablespoonfuls of butter, five eggs, milk
enough to make a thick batter. — Kent House, Chautauqua Lake.
Buckwheat Cakes.— Mix a batter of buckwheat flour and
warm water and a Httle salt, making it a little thicker than you
want it when ready to bake. Soak half a yeast cake for one hour
in a half cup of warm water. Add this to the buckwheat batter
and set in a warm place to raise over night. In the morning pour
all but about one teacupful out in a pan. Take a good half cup
of sour milk and half a teaspoonful of baking soda. Mix together
and pour in your pan of batter, add a tablespoonful of sugar and
bake on a hot griddle. Batter can be kept for a long time by leav-
ing a cupful of the batter to start with at night. Do not pour any
of the batter that has the soda and sour milk back in your vessel
that you raised them in as it would sour and spoil your batter
and you would have to start over again anew. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
Corn Meal Cakes. — One-half cup of corn meal scalded over
night, with perhaps a little over one-half pint of boiling water. In
the morning mix in yolk of egg ; then heaping teaspoon of baking
powder ; a little white flour and milk to make a stiff batter ; a little
salt. The last thing mix in carefully the white of an egg. — Mrs.
G. S. Peck.
English Muffins. — One quart of water, one cake of yeast,
a little sugar, a teaspoonful of salt. Let them raise until quite
light. Put in muffin rings set onto a greased dripping pan, let
rise again. Bake on both sides. When done split, toast and
butter. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
In making pastry it is all important to have good butter and
good lard and both must be chilled until perfectly firm. Pastry is
better made in a cool place and ice water used for mixing. Do not
touch with the hands until ready to roll out and then as little
as possible. Use a knife for mixing. Pastry can be kept for
several days by setting in a very cold place. In baking do not have
a hot oven but bake moderately slow. With the exception of mince
pie, all pastry should be eaten the day it is baked. This will keep
a week and then heated before serving.
Puff Paste. — One pound of flour, five ounces of flour for the
board and rolling pin ; half a pound of butter, half a pound of lard,
two gills of ice water. Sift the pound of flour in a two-quart bowl,
cut the butter and lard through it with a knife into pieces about
the size of an unshelled almond ; scatter the water over the whole
and mix lightly with the knife. Flour space on the board twenty-
four inches long by eighteen wide. Put the rough dough in the
center of this space, flour the pin and roll the dough nearly large
enough to cover the flour. With a small sieve, sift a light, barely
perceptible coating of flour over the whole sheet. Then fold it in
thirds lengthwise and across, making a piece about eight inches
long and seven inches wide. Turn it over and put more flour
under it and over the board ; roll it out again, sift it with flour and
fold. Roll it out the third time, sift and roll lightly in the form
of a scroll. Cut it across the center, lay it on a plate and leave it
on the ice for fifteen minutes or longer, when it is ready for use. —
Boston Cook Book.
Quick Puff Paste. — One pound of butter, one pound of
flour, one teaspoon salt, nearly one cup of ice water. Have flour
very cold. Divide the butter into four parts. Rub into the flour
with the salt (one-quarter) or one part butter; add water to make
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your paste mix and handle lightly. Roll into one sheet then spread
this with the second part of butter, sprinkle a little flour, fold over
and roll again ; spread the third part of butter and proceed as be-
fore; roll over, roll again and spread with the last or fourth
quarter of butter ; fold, roll and cut into pieces sufficient to make
your pie, or what you wish. Pastry must be very cold, it is best
to make it in a cold room, and the oven should be very hot. — Mrs.
A. E. Kauffman.
Pie Crust. — One pound of flour, three-fourths of a pound of
shortening (part butter, part lard), one cup of cold water, a pinch
of salt, cut shortening into flour well before adding water. Put
on board, roll, then fold. Roll and fold a number of times. Keep
in icebox a long time. — Mrs. P. B. Owen.
Pastry. — To one cup of water add one-half cup of lard, a
little salt and some flour. Mix together with a knife. When stiff
enough, roll out on a board, spread on with a knife a layer of lard
and sift over a little flour. Roll all together and then roll out on
the board again, repeating this for three or four times. The entire
amount of lard used for one cup of water should be about two cups.
This will make three pies. — Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
Mince Meat. — The meat should be boiled the day before it is
prepared for pies. Boil one large fresh tongue until tender. Sea-
son when put on with one large spoonful of salt and one small
spoonful of pepper ; boil almost dry. Do not take off the skin vmtil
you are ready to use it. Boil also five pounds of lean beef tender.
Save the liquor from the beef (which should be boiled down to
about a pint) and put in when mixing three pounds of suet,
one-half peck of Greening apples ; chop all of them very fine separ-
ately ; then mix and add one-half cup of butter cut fine, a little salt,
a quart of Orleans molasses, four pounds of granulated sugar, two
quarts of boiled cider, one tablespoonful of ground cinnamon, one
of cloves, one of mace and two nutmegs (grated) ; four pounds of
seeded raisins, three of currants and one of citron (cut fine) ; the
grated rind and juice of two oranges, one pint of French brandy
and one pint of Madeira wine. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Mince Meat. — Two pounds of lean beef boiled. When cold
chop fine ; one pound of suet minced to a powder, five pounds of
juicy apples (pared and chopped), two pounds of raisins (seeded),
two pounds of sultanas or seedless raisins, two pounds of currants,
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one-half pound of citron (chopped), three tablespoonfuls of cin-
namon, two tablespoonfuls of mace, one tablespoonful of allspice,
one tablespoonful of fine salt, one grated nutmeg, three pounds of
brown sugar, one-half gallon of sweet cider, one-half pint of
brandy. Mince meat made by this recipe will keep till spring. —
Mrs. C. H. Gilman.
Mother's Mince Meat. — Six pounds of meat, two pounds
of raisins, two pounds of currants, one and one-half pounds of
citron, one pint of whiskey or brandy, twice as much apples as
meat. Sweeten to taste. Spices and cider. — Mrs. Orrin Jacobs.
Pumpkin Pie. — Pare and slice a ripe pumpkin, stew gently
until tender and rub through a sieve. To three quarts of pumpkin,
when cold, add one quart of rich milk or one pint of milk and one
pint of cream, ten eggs well beaten, three tablespoonfuls of ground
ginger, two tablespoonfuls of cinnamon, sugar to taste. Bake
slowly one hour. — Mrs. W. J. Hitchcock.
Pumpkin Pie. — Four heaping tablespoonfuls of strained
pumpkin, four level tablespoonfuls of sugar, one saltspoonful of
salt, one-half teaspoonful of ginger, one-half teaspoonful of cin-
namon, one pint of milk and cream, two eggs beat well. This is
sufficient for one pie. — Mrs. R. McCnrdy.
Pumpkin Pie. — Two large tablespoonfuls of boiled pumpkin,
one tgg, one-half heaping teaspoonful of ginger, one-quarter
heaping teaspoonful of cinnamon, three tablespoonfuls of sugar,
milk or cream to thin like custard. This is enough for one rather
small pie. — Mrs. P. B. Oiven.
Pumpkin Pie. — One pint of pumpkin, one egg, enough cream
or new milk to thin. — Mrs. C. A. Ensign.
Pumpkin Pie. — To two cups of steamed pumpkin add one
cup of rich sweet milk, one-half cup of molasses, one-half cup of
sugar, one tablespoonful of melted butter, one tablespoonful of
ginger, one teaspoonful of salt, two eggs beaten very light, a little
mace, cinnamon, clove and nutm.eg. — Mrs. G. S. Peck.
Squash Pie. — One pint of stewed squash, five eggs (whites
and yolks beaten separately) one quart of milk, one-half tea-
spoonful of mace, one-half teaspoonful of cinnamon, one teaspoon-
ful of ginger, one cup of white sugar. Beat all well together. —
Mrs. C. H. Gilman
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Cream Pie. — One pint of cream, one scant teacup of sugar,
one teaspoonful of vanilla, whites of four eggs whipped to a stiflf
froth. Beat all together and pour into a pie plate lined with
pastry. Bake as you would custard pie and eat very cold. — Mrs.
T. H. Wilson.
Cream Pie. — Sugar one cup, butter the size of an egg, milk
one-half cupful, flour (measured after sifting) two cups, eggs
two, baking powder two teaspoonfuls, vanilla one-half tea-
Custard for this pie : Milk (boiled) one pint, sugar, one cup,
eggs two, cornstarch three heaping tablespoonfuls, vanilla one
teaspoonful. When the milk comes to a boil add the cornstarch
dissolved in cold milk ; then when thick add the eggs and sugar
that have been stirred together. Add vanilla after taking custard
from stove. Divide cakes and put in custard. — Mrs. J. H. Wick.
Custard Pie — For one pie : Three eggs, one pint of milk,
sugar and nutmeg to taste. Reserve the whites of two eggs for
the top, which beat to a stiff froth, sweeten and when the pie is
baked, spread on the top and put into the oven until it browns. —
Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Apple Custard Pie. — Two eggs, four or five apples (grated),
a little nutmeg, sweeten to taste ; one-half pint of new milk or
cream. Pour into pastry. — Mrs. H. B. Wick.
Lemon Pie. — Two lemons, juice and rind grated, two cups
of white sugar, one cup of cream or rich sweet milk, two table-
spoonfuls of cornstarch mixed with the yolks of six eggs. Bake
in a rich crust, beat the whites to a stiff froth with eight table-
spoonfuls of pulverized sugar. Spread on the top of the pies and
brown. This will make two pies. — Mrs. Frank Wick.
Lemon Pie. — Three eggs, one grated lemon, one cup of sugar,
one-half cup of water, two spoonfuls of flour. Bake. Beat the
whites separately and add sugar (not quite as much as for frost-
ing). Put into the oven and brown a little. — Mrs. W. S. Matthews.
Lemon Pie. — Enough for two pies : Boil three cups of sugar
and three cups of water as you would for frosting. Mix five
tablespoonfuls of flour smooth with a little cold water. Stir this
into the boiling syrup. A piece of butter the size of an Qgg, yolks
of four eggs beaten light and stirred into juice and grated rind
of three lemons. Cover the top with a meringue made of the
whites. — Mrs. IV. S. Bonnell.
Lemon Custard Pie. — Grate the rind of one lemon, squeeze
the juice into one and one-half cups of sugar, butter the size of
an egg, one tablespoonful of flour and the yolks of four eggs. Stir
all together as for cake and pour over it one pint of boiling milk.
Beat the whites separately and stir in after it has cooled a little.
Then bake in the crust as you would a custard pie. — Mrs. J. C.
Lemon Custard Pie. — One grated lemon, four eggs, taking
two of the whites for frosting, one and one-half cups of sugar,
two cups of water, two tablespoonfuls of flour mixed with a little
water, two tablespoonfuls of melted butter and a little salt. Cover
with the frosting when partly cool and return to the oven two or
three minutes. — Mrs. T. Baldzvin.
CocoANUT Pie. — For two pies : Beat four eggs separately,
one quart of milk, one-half teaspoonful of sugar, one cocoanut
(grated). — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Coco.\NUT Pie. — Two cocoanuts (grated), three and one-
half cups of milk, one and one-half cups of sugar, whites of ten
eggs Makes two pies. — Mrs. G. B. Woodtnan.
Cocoanut Pie. — One cocoanut grated in three pints of milk,
six eggs, sweeten to taste. This makes three pies. — Mrs. Win.
Apple Pie. — Fill the pie crust with sour, juicy apples pared
and sliced thin. Put on the upper crust and bake until the apples
are soft. Then remove the upper crust, adding sugar to taste, a
small piece of butter and a little grated nutmeg. Stir this well
through the apple and replace the crust.
Cracker Pie. — Seven soda crackers soaked in cold water.
three pints of milk, one whole egg and yolks of three, two or three
lemons. Grate the peel and put in the juice, sweeten to taste before
adding the lemons. Beat the whites of the eggs with the sugar for
the meringue to be spread on and browned after the pies are baked.
— Mrs. R. W. Tayler.
Peach Pie or Coddle. — Line a deep dish with soda biscuit
dough or pie crust one-quarter of an inch thick. Fill with peaches
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pared, sprinkle with sugar and a little flour, and if not too juicy
add about two tablespoonfuls of water. Put on the upper crust,
secure the edges and bake. Eat with cream. — Mrs. Jonathan
Rhubarb Pie. — Peel the stalks and cut into pieces one-half
inch long. Let stand in cold water for one hour. Then drain
off the water, mix well with sugar (one cup of sugar to a pie) and
let stand for a short time. Bake between two crusts. — Mrs. M.
Cherry or Berry Pie. — Stone the cherries, fill into the crust,
add sugar to taste and a little flour. Put on top crust and bake.
Berry pie the same.
Delicate Pie. — Stew the apples sufificient for four pies, one-
half pound of butter, six eggs beaten separately, one pound of
sugar. Flavor with lemons, the apples being quite cold before
adding the eggs. Bake as a tart pie. — Miss Laura Wick.
Raisin Pie. — One lemon, juice and yellow rind, one cup of
raisins, one cup of water, one cup of rolled crackers. Stone the
raisins and boil in water to soften them. — Mrs. R. W. Tayler.
A Tart Pie. — Line a pie pan with pastry. Put into this rich
apple or peach butter. Cut thin strips of pastry and lay across the
top about an inch apart. Then bake.
Tarts. — Use the best of puff paste. Roll it out a little thicker
than for pie crust and cut with a large biscuit cutter twice as many
as you intend to have of tarts. Then cut out of half of them a
small round in the center of which will leave a circular rim of crust.
Lift this up carefully and lay on the large pieces. Bake in patty
pans and fill with any kind of preserves, jam or jelly.
Cheese Cakes. — Take one-quarter pound of butter, six
ounces of sugar, two lemons, four eggs and two good sized cold
potatoes. Rub the sugar on the lemons before you cut them and
rub off as much as you can of the yellow rind. Then melt the
butter in a basin in the oven. Throw sugar into the hot butter
which will dissolve it. Get it smooth with a spoon, squeeze in the
juice of the two lemons, beat the eggs and mix in and add enough
cold potatoes to make the whole into a pulp, only do not add the
potatoes until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Roll out some
good pastry and put into patty pans. Then fill with this mixture
and bake in the oven.
Lady Locks. — Roll puff pastry, and cut into strips about eight
inches long and one inch wide ; fold this strip around a tin mold
shaped like a horn ; bake in hot oven.
Filling. — One pint cream, one-fourth box of gelatine, about
two tablespoonfuls sugar (or to taste), and flavor. Whip cream,
add dissolved gelatine, sugar and flavoring, let stand until chilled
— when it is ready for use. — Mrs. A. E. Kauffmann.
Plum Pudding. — One pound of raisins (stoned), one pound
of currants washed and dried ; one pound of rich beef suet minced,
one pound of stale bread crumbs, one pound of flour. Mix the
bread crumbs, flour and suet together. Beat six eggs well and
add to them a pint of sweet milk, a teaspoonful of soda in the milk.
Beat the eggs and milk with the suet and flour for some time.
Then stir in the currants and raisins, mixed in well as you pro-
ceed. Mix in also one-quarter pound of candied orange and lemon
peel cut in small pieces, one ounce of powdered cinnamon, one-
half ounce of powdered ginger, one grated nutmeg and a little
salt. Add a glass of rum or brandy. Either bake or boil according
to taste. Bake nearly two hours. If boiled, pour into a cloth, tie
the cloth allowing a little room to swell, and boil for six hours. It
is better boiled. Serve with sauce. — Mrs. E. C. Wells.
English Plum Pudding. — One pound of currants and one
pound of raisins ; dredge with flour ; one-half pound of beef suet
and one pound of bread crumbs, one-quarter pound of citron, eight
eggs, one-half pint of milk, a gill of wine, or brandy, a large cup
of brown sugar and one of molasses ; mace and nutmeg to your
taste. It requires six or seven hours to boil. Turn it several times.
Beat the whites of six eggs and put in the last thing. Use currants
if you like them. — Mrs. Win. Bonnell.
English Plum Pudding. — One cup suet chopped fine, one
cup raisins, one cup currants, one cup sweet milk, three cups flour,
two measures even full of baking powder. Scald the bag before
putting in the pudding and tie quite loose. Steam three hours.
Dressing : One pint of water thickened with one teaspoonful of
corn starch, one cup of sugar rubbed into one-half cup of butter,
one tgg; flavor with brandy. — Mrs. W. D. Euwer.
Plum Pudding. — One pound of suet chopped fine, one pound
of raisins (stoned), one pound of currants, one small loaf of bread
(crumbed), ten eggs, one pound of flour, one nutmeg, one tea-
spoonful of ginger, a little salt, a wine glass of brandy. Should
be very thick. Mix in one-half pint of milk, add more if needed ;
two teaspoonfuls of cinnamon. Boil eight hours. — Mrs. Win.
Christmas Plum Pudding. — Ten eggs, one pound of white
sugar, one pound of raisins, one pound of currants, one pound of
citron, one pound of suet (light weight), one loaf of baker's bread
(grated), one pint of sweet cream, one lemon grated and juice,
one-half nutmeg (grated), two tablespoonfuls of ginger, one wine-
glass of brandy, one wine glass of wine, three tablespoonfuls of
sifted flour. Mix in the order written. Boil eight hours turning
frequently. It can be boiled the day before it is needed and
steamed when wanted. Serve with wine sauce — M.
Fig or Date Pudding. — Two pounds of fruit, six ounces of
bread crumbs, six ounces of suet chopped fine, six ounces of sugar,
three eggs. Beat the yolks and sugar together, spices to taste, one
wine glass of brandy. Add the fruit, suet, bread crumbs and
whites beaten to a froth. Steam fully two hours. Eat with date
pudding sauce. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Date Pudding. — Three eggs, one and one-quarter cups of
sugar, three cups of bread crumbs, one cup of chopped suet, one
pound of seeded dates (chopped fine), one wine glass full of water,
one pinch of salt. Mix and steam three hours. Dressing: One
cup of sugar, butter the size of a walnut, two cups of water, one
tablespoonful of flour. Cook and flavor with vanilla. — Mrs. J. C.
Prune Pudding. — Stew half a pound of prunes until soft ;
press through a colander and add one cup of powdered sugar, the
whites of five eggs beaten very stiff. Put into a dish and brown
in the oven. Serve at once with cream. — Mrs. H. IV. Ford.
Prune Pudding. — One cup of prunes chopped fine, one-half
cup of sugar, whites of three eggs. Mix eggs and prunes to-
gether. Bake in a pan of hot water twenty minutes. — Mrs. G. S.
Prune, Date or Fig Souffle. — Twelve large prunes, whites
of five eggs, one and one-half cups of powdered sugar, one-half
teaspoonful of cream of tartar, one-half teaspoonful of flour. Cook
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the prunes and chop fine. Beat the whites of the eggs very stiff.
Stir into them sugar, through which the flour and cream of tartar
have been sifted. Add prunes, put into a mold, set in a pan of
water and bake in a very slow oven for twenty-two minutes. Serve
with an egg custard sauce. Figs or dates can be used in place of
the prunes. — Mrs. H. B. Wick, Elyria.
Revere House Pudding. — One cup of raisins (seeded and
chopped), two-thirds of a cup of salt pork chopped fine, one cup
of molasses, one cup of sweet milk, three cups of flour, one tea-
spoonful of soda, three and one-half teaspoonfuls of dark spice.
Steam three hours and serve hot with sauce. — Mrs. C. H. Gilman.
Plain Currant Pudding. — One and one-half teaspoonfuls
of baking powder, one pint of flour, one cup of sugar, one cup of
sweet milk, two eggs, butter the size of an egg, one cup of Zante
currants well washed and dried. Bake, then spread the top with
butter and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Serve hot with wine
sauce. — Miss Jennie Arms.
Wedding Cake Pudding. — Two-thirds of a cup of molasses,
one cup of chopped raisins, one of cream or of suet chopped fine,
one cup of sweet milk, three cups of flour, one teaspoonful of soda,
salt. Steam three hours. — Mrs. E. S. Gregory.
Molasses Pudding. — One cup of molasses, one cup of sour
milk, one cup of chopped suet, one cup of currants, one teaspoonful
of soda, a little clove, allspice and cinnamon. Enough flour to
stiffen. Steam one and one-half hours. — Mrs. W. J. Lawthers.
Suet Pudding. — One teacupful of molasses, one of suet, one
of sweet milk, two cups of raisins, two and one-half cups of flour,
one teaspoonful of ginger, one of cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful
of allspice, one-half teaspoonful of nutmeg, one teaspoonful of
soda. Boil or steam. Make sauce same as for plum pudding. —
Mrs. W. J. Lawthers.
Suet Pudding. — One cup of chopped beef suet, one cup of
molasses, one cup of milk, three cups of flour, one egg, one tea-
spoonful of salt and three-fourths of a teaspoonful of soda. Mix
well and steam two hours. One cup of raisins. Serve with
liquid sauce flavored with nutmeg. — Mrs. Wni Edzvards.
Suet Pudding. — Three and one-half cups of flour, one cup of
suet, one cup of raisins, one cup of molasses, one-half cup of brown
sugar, one-half cup of currants, one cup of milk, one teaspoonful
of salt, one-half teaspoonful of soda, one egg. Steam four hours.
The sauce is one tablespoonful of corn starch, two tablespoonfuls
of sugar, one tablespoonful of butter, a pinch of salt. Flavor with
nutmeg and brandy. When cold, stir the beaten white of one egg
in. — Mrs. Orrin Jacobs.
Suet Pudding. — One cup of molasses, one cup of chopped
suet, one egg, one cup of raisins, two cups of flour, one-half cup
of chopped English walnuts, one teaspoonful of soda. Mix to-
gether, put in dish and steam two hours. Serve with egg sauce.
—Mrs. H. W. Ford.
Graham Pudding. — Two cups of graham flour, one cup of
molasses, one-quarter cup of sugar, one cup of sour milk and one-
half teaspoonful of soda or one cup of sweet milk and two tea-
spoonfuls of baking powder, one-half cup of chopped raisins, one-
half cup of English currants. Steam two to two and one-half
hours. Serve with hot sauce. — Mrs. W. H. Hudnut.
Graham Pudding. — One cup of sweet milk, one cup of mo-
lasses, one cup of fruit, two cups of graham flour, two teaspoonfuls
of soda. Steam two hours. Serve with lemon sauce. — Mrs. E.
Blackberry Pudding. — Butter and lard together the size of
an egg, one cup of sugar, one egg. Beat sugar, butter, lard and
egg together. One cup of sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder. Stir thick with berries. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Raspberry Pudding. — To one quart of flour take a piece of
butter the size of an egg and a little salt with three teaspoonfuls
of baking powder. Rub the butter into the flour, milk enough to
stiffen about as stiff as biscuit. Roll out and spread on raspberry
jam. Roll up, wrap in a cloth and steam two or three hours. To
be eaten with sugar and cream. — Miss Kate Arms.
Honeycomb Pudding. — One cup of molasses, one cup of
brown sugar, one cup of sweet milk, one heaping cupful of flour,
one tablespoonful of butter, one teaspoonful of soda, three eggs
beaten separately; beat whites to a stiff froth and stir in gently
just before putting in the molds. Put into individual molds and
steam. Serve with cream. — Miss C. Boris.
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Buckeye Pudding. — One cup of raisins well floured, one cup
of molasses, one cup of warm water, two and one-half cups of
flour, one desert spoonful of soda (level), yolks of two eggs.
Steam two hours and serve with hard sauce or brandy sauce. This
pudding can be steamed as often as desired or until it is all used
up. — Mrs. R. D. Gibson.
Chocolate Pudding. — One quart of milk, twelve tablespoon-
fuls of bread crumbs, eight tablespoonfuls of chocolate, the yolks
of four eggs. Put the milk and bread crumbs on the fire, let them
get moderately warm. Beat sugar, yolks and chocolate and stir
them into the milk. One tablespoonful of corn starch. Let it get
boiling hot, then turn in a dish with the whites beaten with sugar
on top and bake a light brown. — Mrs. J. C. Butler.
Chocolate Pudding. — One egg, one-half cup of sugar, on^
tablespoonful of butter, one cup of milk, two cups of sifted flour,
two squares of melted chocolate, two teaspoon fuls of cream of
tartar, one teaspoonful of soda and a little salt. Mix butter, sugar
and well beaten eggs together. Add the milk, then the flour into
which has been sifted the cream of tartar, then the melted choco-
late. Then add the soda dissolved in a little of the milk — which
should be saved from the cupful. Put the mixture into a buttered
mold or pail with a tight cover and place in a kettle of boiling water.
Keep the kettle boiling two hours.
Sauce. — One cup of cream whipped ; add one well beaten
egg, three-fourths cup of sugar; flavor to taste. — Mrs. W. J.
Apple or Peach Pudding. — Pare and quarter fine sour ap-
ples and half fill a gallon crock with them. Take light bread
dough, roll half an inch thick. Cut small places for the air to
escape and spread over the apples as you would an upper crust
for a pie. Cover and set on the back of the stove and let it cook
slowly for a short time. Then move it forward, cooking in all
about one-half hour. Eat with sugar and cream. Peaches can
be used in the same manner. — Mrs. M. Adelia Wick.
Apple Pudding. — Two cups of flour, two cups of milk, four
eggs beaten separately ; pare and core enough apples to cover the
bottom of the pudding dish. Bake a little and pour the batter over
them and bake again. Serve with pudding sauce. — Mrs. Mary
Apple and Bread Pudding. — Put a layer of buttered bread
on the bottom of a well buttered dish with chopped apples, sugar
and grated bread and butter. Fill up with alternate layers. — Mrs.
Apple Sago Pudding. — Put the fruit into a pan either whole
or in quarters. Sprinkle three or more large tablespoonfuls of
sago over the top. Fill with water and bake until the apples are
done. — Mrs. Wm. J. Hitchcock.
Sago Pudding. — Two large spoonfuls of sago or tapioca
boiled in one quart of water. The peel of one lemon, a little nut-
meg. When cold, add four eggs and a little salt. Bake about one
hour and a half. Eat with sugar and cream.
Orange Pudding. — One quart of milk, three eggs, two desert
spoonfuls of corn starch. Use the yolks, corn starch and milk and
make a boiled custard. Let it stand until cold. Pare and slice
four oranges in a dish with two cups of sugar. Pour the custard
over the orange, stir all together ; then put the whites, well beaten
with a little sugar, on the top of the whole. Set in the oven for
a few moments to brown and let get very cold before serving. —
Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Orange Pudding. — One-half box gelatine, one and one-half
cups of sugar, one and one-half pints of cream, juice of four
oranges. Dissolve sugar in juice, add gelatine (previously
melted), let stand until stiff. Then add cream beaten stiff. Beat
all together for five minutes and put into a mold. — Mrs. H. B.
Tapioca Pudding. — Take ten tablespoonfuls of tapioca, wash
it in warm water, drain off the water and put the tapioca in a pan
with a quart of rich milk. Set the pan over a kettle of boiling
water and stir it until it thickens ; then add two tablespoonfuls of
butter, six of white sugar, one lemon (grated), or flavor to taste
with good lemon or vanilla extract. Remove the pan from the
fire and having beaten four eggs very light, stir them into the
mixture. Pour it into a buttered dish and bake three-quarters of
an hour. Serve with rich cream or custard sauce. — Mrs. T.
Tapioca Pudding. — One cup of tapioca, soak on the back of
the stove two hours in one quart of water. Butter a pudding dish
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well and line the bottom with pared and cored apples. Season the
tapioca with a spoonful of sugar, a very little cinnamon or nutmeg,
and salt. Pour it over the apples and bake until the apples are
thoroughly done. Eat with sugar and cream. — Mrs. E. S.
Cracker Pudding. — One cup of cracker crumbs, one quart
of milk, five eggs, two tablespoonfuls of butter, one-half tea-
spoonful of soda. Serve with sauce for cracker pudding. — Miss
Batter Pudding. — One pint of milk, three and one-half table-
spoonfuls of flour, three eggs beaten separately. Make a batter
of flour, milk and salt ; stir in the beaten yolks and then the whites
very gently and slowly, leaving the greater part on top. Bake
in a slow oven three-fourths of an hour. Serve with rich sauce. —
Mrs. R. McMillan.
Cake Pudding. — Two cups of sour milk ; put first into a dish,
two teaspoonfuls of soda, two eggs well beaten. Beat this to-
gether, stir thick with cake crumbs. If not fruit cake, add any kind
of fruit. Steam. Eat with wine sauce. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Cottage Pudding. — One cup of sugar, one cup of milk, one
^^^> two tablespoonfuls of butter, one pint of flour, two teaspoon-
fuls cream of tartar, one teaspoonful of soda. Serve with wine
or brandy sauce, — Mrs. E. S. Gregory.
Canary Pudding. — Three eggs, the weight of the eggs in
butter and sugar, the weight of two eggs in flour. Bake. Eat with
cream. — Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
Delmonico Pudding. — Sitr three tablespoonfuls of corn
starch into one quart of boiling milk and let it boil two minutes.
Beat the yolks of five eggs with six tablespoonfuls of sugar, flavor
and stir in the corn starch. Put the whole in a dish and bake it.
Beat the whites of the eggs and stir into them three tablespoonfuls
of sugar and when nicely done, spread on the top and bake a light
brown. — Mrs. J. G. Butler.
Corn Starch Pudding. — Three tablespoonfuls of corn starch,
four eggs. Beat the whites to a stifif froth. Boil the milk, add corn
starch. When it thickens, take from the fire, add the whites of the
eggs well beaten stirring very hard. Pour into a mold and set
away to get cold. Take one pint of milk, the yolks of four eggs
and make a soft custard, add sugar and flavor to taste. Pour over
the pudding when served. — Mrs. M. C. Wick.
Green Corn Pudding.— Use the same as for vegetable pud-
ding, adding a large teacupful of sugar and eat with liquid sauce.
— Mrs. John McCurdy.
A Good Plain Pudding.— Cover the bottom of a covered pud-
ding dish with pieces of bread soaked in milk ; then a layer of
chopped apples or berries ; add sugar and spice if liked. Proceed
till the dish is full, having bread at the top. Moisten all well with
milk and bake three hours closely covered.— Mr^. John McCurdy.
Almond Pudding.— Turn boiling water onto three-quarters
of a pound of sweet almonds. Let it remain until the skin comes
off easily. Rub with a dry cloth. When dry, pound fine with
one large spoonful of rose-water. Beat six eggs to a stiff froth
with three spoonfuls of fine, white sugar. Mix with one quart
of milk three spoonfuls of pounded crackers, four ounces of
melted butter and the same of citron cut into bits. Add almonds,
stir all together and bake in a small pudding dish with a lining and
rim of pastry. This pudding is best when cold. It will bake in
half an hour in a quick oven.— Af r.y. G. W. Haney.
Delicious Pudding.— Bake a common sponge cake in a flat
bottomed pudding dish. When ready for use, cut into six or eight
pieces, split and spread with butter and return them to the dish.
Make a custard with four eggs to a quart of milk, flavor and
sweeten to taste. Pour over the cake and bake one-half hour. The
cake will swell and fill the custard.— Afr^. Frank Wick.
Rice Pudding Without Eggs. — One small teacupful of rice,
one quart of milk, one teacupful of sugar, one teaspoonful of salt,
a grated nutmeg. Bake for two hours, stirring often.— Mm Laura
Rice Pudding. — One quart of milk, one pinch of salt, small
one-half cup of sugar, butter size of a walnut, small one-half cup
of rice. Nutmeg and raisins in when half done. Bake in a slow
oven one and one-half or two hours. — Mrs. J. M. Ozvcn.
Steamed Rice.— One-half pint of rice, one quart of new
milk, one-half teaspoonful of salt, one teaspoonful of butter. ^ Pick
the rice and wash, then add one-half the milk and place within the
steamer over a kettle of boiling water. Stir often so that the nee
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will be evenly swollen and when the milk is all absorbed, add the
remainder. Steam one hour. When done, add salt and butter and
dress with sugar and cream, when nice as dessert. In cooking, use
a new, bright pan or porcelain dish to preserve the whiteness of
the rice. — Mrs. G. W. Haney.
Rice. — One pint of rice well cleaned, three quarts of cold
water, three teaspoonfuls of salt. Let the water come to a boil,
put in the rice and boil it fast twenty minutes. Then with a per-
forated dipper, dip it into a farina kettle (double) containing a
pint of rich, sweet milk. Let it simmer until needed. — Mrs. John
Boiled Rice. — One cup of rice washed, one small teaspoonful
of salt, one quart of boiling water. Cook in double boiler rapidly
for twenty minutes. Pour off all the water, cover tightly and re-
turn to fire and cook twenty minutes longer. The water in under
boiler must boil rapidly all the time. Rice cooked in this way will
have every grain separate. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Snow Pudding. — Dissolve one box of Cox's gelatine in one
pint of cold water. When soft, add one pint of boiling water, the
grated rind and juice of two lemons, two and one-half cups of
sugar, whites of five eggs well beaten. Let it stand until cold and
commences to jell, then beat in the whites of eggs. Sauce: One
quart of rich milk, the yolks of five eggs with two extra eggs
added. Add one-half cup sugar and flavor with vanilla. — Miss
Brown Betty. — Grease a pudding dish. Put into this a layer
of nice cooked apples (sliced), then a layer of bread crumbs with
sugar sprinkled over and small bits of butter. For three apples
use one cup of bread crumbs, one-half cup of sugar and a piece
of butter the size of an egg. Put a layer of bread crumbs on top.
Bake. It is nice either with or without cream.
Strawberry Shortcake. — One quart of flour, one heaping
tablespoonful of butter and lard mixed, three teaspoonfuls of bak-
ing powder, one pint of milk, one-fourth of a teaspoonful of salt.
Bake in deep jelly cake or pie pans. Split the cakes and between
the layers spread the strawberries, sprinkle with sugar. Eat with
cream. Other berrier or peaches sliced and put between the layers
are nice. — Mrs. Mason Evans.
Orange, Peach or Strawberry Shortcake. — One-third of
a cup of butter, one small cup (teacup) of sugar, three eggs beaten
separately, one-fourth of a cup of milk, one heaping teacup of
flour, one heaping teaspoonful of baking powder. Stir butter and
sugar together until light ; then add yolks of eggs, then milk, then
flour with baking powder and lastly the whites of eggs. Bake
about ten or fifteen minutes in not too hot an oven. Bake in two
layers and spread between and on the top the following : Six to
eight large and nice oranges quartered and cut, two cups of sugar ;
put sugar over the oranges and let stand. When cake is hot.
spread as directed above. — Boston Cooking School Magazine.
Excellent Baked Apples. — Take ten or twelve good sized
juicy apples, pare and core. Butter a baking dish and put in it
the apples. Fill these cavities with sugar. Take a half teacupful
of butter and a tablespoonful of flour, rub together until smooth.
To this put enough boiling water to make it thin enough to cover
each apple. Grate over them nutmeg. Bake in a slow oven one
hour or more. Can be eaten with meat or used as a dessert with
cream.— il/r^. R. McMillan.
Blushing Apples. — Eight large red apples ; core and boil
tender. Remove skin, if necessary, scraping the red from skin and
coating them. Pour over them orange sauce and whipped cream,
if you have it. Orange sauce is one cup of sugar, one-third of a
cup of water. Add juice of two oranges, strain, cook four or five
minutes. — Mrs. R. McCurdy.
Cherry Puffs. — Two tablespoonfuls of sugar, two eggs, one
cup of milk, one-half cup of butter, two cups of flour, one cup of
chopped fruit. Steam one-half hour in cups one-half full. Sauce :
Use the juice from one bottle of canned cherries, one-half tea-
spoonful of butter, one tablespoonful of corn starch. Mix corn
starch with a little of the juice and stir into the remainder of the
juice and butter. Cook for a short time. — Mrs. Riddle,
Raisin Puffs. — One-half teacup of sugar, one-half teacup of
milk, two eggs, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, a pinch of
salt, flour enough so that the batter will drop from the spoon. Stir
in a cup of seeded and chopped raisins. Butter teacups and fill
half full of the batter. Set the cups in a steamer, put on the cover
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and steam one hour. This will make six or seven ciipfiils. — Mrs.
G. S. Peck.
Peach Gateaux. — Scoop out the center of a medium sized
sponge cake. Fill with sliced peaches mixed with pulverized sugar
to taste. Cover with whipped cream sweetened and flavored with
sherry. — Mrs. W. J. Sampson.
Peach Meringue. — Put on to boil a scant quart of new milk,
omitting half a teacupful, with which to moisten two tablespoon-
fuls of corn starch. When the milk boils, add corn starch, stir
constantly and when it commences to thicken remove from the fire.
Add one tablespoonful of perfectly sweet butter, let cool ; then beat
in the yolks of three eggs until the custard seems light and creamy.
Add one-half teacupful of fine sugar. Cover the bottom of a well
buttered baking dish with ripe juicy peaches that have been pared,
stoned and halved. Sprinkle two tablespoonfuls of sugar over the
fruit. Pour the custard over gently and bake in a quick oven
twenty minutes. Draw it out and cover with the well beaten
whites of the three eggs. Sprinkle a little fine sugar over the top
and set in the oven until browned. Eat warm with sauce or cold
Jim Crow. — Put New Orleans molasses in a fryingpan and
let it boil until thickened — when it should be half an inch deep.
Slice bread as for the table, remove the crust and cut into squares
or oblong pieces. Butter and lay them in the boiling molasses and
let them become crisp. Take them from the syrup, pile on a platter
and serve hot. Spanish dish.
Indian Pudding. — Made of Rhode Island or Southern white
meal. Butter a deep pudding dish. One cup of meal, one and one-
half cups of molasses, one cup of scalded milk poured hot onto the
meal, three pints of cold milk. Mix well and add one cup of cold
water, then don't stir. Bake slowly four hours. — Mrs. Aiken.
Peach Pudding. — Pare the peaches, then stew them whole in
a rich syrup until tender. Place the peaches in a baking dish
pouring over them the syrup. Cover with a crust made of bread
dough rolled out thin (which has stood until quite light), then
let it rise again and bake. Serve hot with sugar and cream. — Mrs.
Pudding Sauce.— Rub well together until light four table-
spoonfuls of light brown sugar and two ounces of butter ; stir into
a teacup of boiling water quickly and well until it is dissolved ; add
a wine glass of wine and brandy mixed. On no account omit
stirring constantly until well dissolved or it will lose its lightness.
Add grated nutmeg to taste. Serve hot.
Pudding Sauce. — One cup of sugar, the yolk of one egg well
beaten with the sugar, four tablespoonfuls of boiling milk. Add
the whites well beaten. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Pudding Sauce. — Rub to a cream two cups of sugar with
three-fourts of a cup of butter, flavor to taste. Float the dish in
boiling water until well heated. Pour one-half pint of boiling
water on it just before serving. — Mrs. J. J. Murray.
Sauce for Date or Fig Pudding. — Three eggs beaten
separately. Add to the yolks enough granulated sugar to make
them thick ; add the beaten whites and a wine glass of brandy. —
Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
Sauce for Cracker Pudding.— One cup of sugar, one-half
cup of butter, one egg, one teacpoonful of grated nutmeg, one
lemon (outside grated), three tablespoonfuls of boiling water.—
Miss Maria Wells.
Pudding Sauce. — Yolks of two eggs beaten very stiff. Add
one cup of pulverized sugar and a little brandy or whiskey ; then
beat the whites of the two eggs very stiff and fold into the yolks
just before serving. — Mrs. F. G. Evans.
Montrose Sauce. — One heaping tablespoonful of gelatine,
one-fourth cup of pulverized sugar, one pint of cream, yolks of
three eggs, one teaspoonful of vanilla. Cover the gelatine with a
little cold water and soak one-half hour. Put the cream to boil in
a double boiler. Beat eggs and sugar together until light. Add
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to boiling cream and stir until it thickens (about one minute), add
the gelatine, stir until dissolved, take from the fire and add vanilla
and two tablespoonfuls of brandy and four of sherry. Stand in
a cold place. — Miss Frank Jones, Toledo.
Chocolate Sauce. — One pint of cream whipped. Add beaten
whites of three eggs. To be used for chocolate pudding or on top
of soup. — Mrs. G. S. Peck.
Dumpling Sauce. — Mix two teaspoonfuls of flour with
three-fourths of a cup of butter. Stir into it three-fourths of a
pint of boiling water, add one cup of maple sugar. Let it cool
and flavor with one tablespoonful of good vinegar. — Mrs. J. J.
Lemon Sauce. — One-half cup of butter, one cup of sugar,
yolks of two eggs, one teaspoonful of corn starch. Beat the eggs
and sugar until light. Add the grated rind and juice of one lemon.
Stir the whole into three gills of boiling water until it thickens
sufficiently for the table. — Mrs. R. W. Tayler.
Lemon Sauce. — One large tablespoonful of butter, one small
tablespoonful of flour, one cup of sugar, grated rind and juice of
one lemon. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
Wine Sauce. — One cup of butter, one cup of sugar, one wine
glass of wine. Beat the butter and sugar to a cream, add nutmeg
to taste. Pour the wine over it, set the bowl in a pan of warm
water and do not stir it at all. — Mrs. T. H. Wilson.
Sherry Sauce. — Rub to a cream one cup of fine sugar and
one-half cup of butter with a little grated nutmeg. Add one-half
pint of brown sherry.
Cottage Pudding Sauce. — To four tablespoonfuls of sugar
put one of flour and two of butter and stir to a cream. Then pour
over it nearly a pint of boiling water stirring very fast. Add
extract of vanilla or lemon. If you wish extra nice, add the
beaten white of one egg. — Mrs. Wm. Lawthers.
Syrup of Roses. — Make a strong syrup of white sugar, throw
in two handfuls of rose leaves. Give it a good boil, strain when
half cool. Eat with buns, fritters, etc.
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Cake Pudding Sauce. — Two cups of sugar, a piece of butter
the size of an egg and two eggs. Stir butter, sugar and yolks to-
gether. Whites well beaten stirred in the last thing. — Mrs. W.
Hard Sauce. — Cream a piece of butter the size of an &gg,
add powdered sugar and beat with a spoon until it is thick and
light. Then add the juice of one lemon and beat again. If it is
not stifiF enough, add more sugar. When done, it shall be stiff
enough to heap in a pile upon a dish. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
FRITTERS AND DUMPLINGS
Fritters. — One pint of sweet milk, five eggs beaten separ-
ately, one teaspoonful of salt. Make about as thick as flannel
cakes. Drop a spoonful at a time in boiling lard. — Mrs. C. D.
Fritters. — Two eggs, one cup of milk, a little salt, and flour
enough to make a stiff batter. Drop into boiling lard and eat hot
with syrup or sweetened cream. — Mrs. IV. S. Lazvthers.
Fritters. — One cup of milk, one cup of flour, three eggs. —
Miss Laura Wick.
Apple Fritters. — Four eggs to one quart of sweet milk, one
teaspoonful of soda, two teaspoonfuls cream of tartar, flour enough
to make a rather stifif batter. Pare and cut apples in thin slices
and mix into the batter. — Mrs. W. S. Lazvthers.
Apple Fritters. — Three eggs, one cup of flour, one of milk.
Bake on a griddle a little thicker than flour cakes. Pare the ap-
ples, cut in thick slices and bake in the oven. While hot lay a
piece of apple on each fritter, sprinkle sugar over the top of each
apple. Serve. — Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
Cream Fritters. — One and one-half pints of flour, yolks of
four eggs, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, shortening of lard
and butter together the size of a hickorynut. Milk enough to make
it a thick batter. Drop in hot lard and fry or dip pieces of apple
into the batter before frying. Eat with butter and sugar sauce.
—Mrs. M. C. Wick.
CoRNMEAL Fritters. — One pint of cornmeal, one-half cup of
milk, one teaspoonful of salt, one ^gg, one pint of wheat flour, one
teaspoonful of soda.
Corn Fritters. — Take six ears of sweet corn, cut and scrape
them (or if they are old it is better to grate them) . Beat separately
the whites and yolks of five eggs ; stir all together with salt. Fry
in cakes using plenty of butter. — Mrs. Sydney Strong.
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Corn Fritters. — Eight ears of corn (grated), two eggs
whites beaten separately, one-half cup of sweet cream, one table-
spoonful of flour, butter the size of a walnut, salt and pepper to
season. Drop into a little hot lard a small spoonful at a time. —
Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Corn Fritters. — To a can of corn add two eggs well beaten,
two tablespoonfuls of flour, one teaspoonful of salt, one-half tea-
spoosful of pepper; mix thoroughly. Have the pan hot. Put in
two tablespoonfuls of lard and drop in the corn in large spoonfuls.
Cook brown. — Miss Maria Wells.
Corn Fritters. — Grate one and one-half dozen ears of corn,
add one cup of milk, three eggs, one spoonful of flour, a little salt
and pepper. — Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
Clam or Oystet Fritters. — (See under Shell Fish.)
Parsnip Fritters. — Four parsnips boiled and mashed fine;
add three well beaten eggs, two tablespoonfuls of sifted flour,
butter the size of an egg, teacup of milk and salt to taste. Upon
a buttered griddle drop the mixture and bake after the style of
flannel cakes. Serve quite hot. — Mrs. G. W. Haiiey.
Spanish Puffs. — Put into a sauce pan a teacupful of water,
a tablespoonful of powdered sugar, half a teaspoonful of salt and
two ounces of butter. While it is boiling, add sufficient flour for
it to leave the sauce pan. Stir in, one by one, the yolks of four
eggs, drop a teaspoonful at a time into boiling lard, fry them a
light brown. Eat with maple syrup. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Apple or Peach Dumplings. — Pare and core fine juicy ap-
ples. Then take light bread dough, cut into round pieces half an
inch thick and fold around each apple until well covered. Put
them into a steamer, let them rise, then set the steamer over a pot
of boiling water and steam. Eat with butter and sugar or cream.
Use peaches in the same way. — Mrs. M. Adelia Wick.
Baked Apple Dumpling. — Cook apples almost entirely
whole, coring or not as you may prefer. Melt butter and sugar in
a baking pan, and having inclosed them in a good paste, bake.
Baste them constantly. — Mrs. R. W. Tayler.
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Apricot Fritters. — Take a can of apricots, select the finest
ones for the purpose of making fritters. Drain off the syrup,
make them as dry as possible by turning them on a cloth and
letting them stand some time. Next cover the pieces with finely
powdered sugar and dip them quickly into a thick batter. Fry in
very hot fat.
Rice Compote. — One- fourth pound of rice, one quart of new
milk, one teaspoonful of salt ; wash the rice thoroughly, put in a
double boiler with the milk and salt ; cover and let it boil until
tender stirring occasionally or until the milk is well thickened
around the rice. Each grain should be plump. Set in a mold
until cold. Then turn out onto a glass dish and pour around it a
rich preserve of peaches, pairs or apricots. Cold, this makes a
nice dessert, or can be served hot as an accompaniment for meat.
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Ices can be made at home comparatively cheap with a freezer,
which now can be obtained at reasonable prices. Directions come
with each machine. For freezing ices use one part coarse salt, two
parts of ice the size of a walnut. Pack the cream pail firmly
above the height of the cream. For three pints of cream pour over
the ice in the freezer one and one-half pints of water and for every
additional quart of cream add one-half pint of water after the
Boiled Custard. — Allow five eggs to one quart of milk, a
tablespoonful of sugar to each egg, set the milk in a kettle of
boiling water until it scalds ; then, after dipping a little of the milk
onto the eggs and beating up, turn into the scolded milk and stir
until it thickens. Flavor to taste.
Baked Custard. — One quart of milk, five eggs, a pinch of salt,
sugar and flavor to taste, boil the milk ; when cool stir in the beaten
eggs and sugar, pour into cups, set them in pans of water and
bake; if baked too long will become watery. — Mrs. Jonathan
Lemon Custard. — Four eggs, leave out the white of one, one
cup of sugar, one cup of cold water, one- grated lemon, a small
piece of butter, one tablespoonful of cornstarch ; bake as custard :
after it is baked, cover it with the beaten white and pulverized
sugar ; return to the oven ; bake a light brown. — Mrs. John Morris.
Floating Island. — One quart of milk, five eggs and five table-
spoonfuls of sugar, scald the milk, then add the beaten yolks, first
stirring into them a little of the scalded milk to prevent curdling ;
stir constantly until of the right consistency ; when cool, flavor ; let
it get very cold, and before serving beat up the whites of the eggs
to a stiff froth, and stir into them a little fine sugar and two table-
spoonfuls of current jelly; dip this onto the custard.
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Coffee Custard. — One-half pint of rich cream, one-half cup
cold coffee, four eggs, sugar to taste. — Mrs. Frank Wick.
Russian Cream. — One quart of milk, one-half box of gel-
atine, the yolks of four eggs, one and one-half cups of sugar ;
make a boiled custard, beat the whites to a stiff froth, stir in lightly
while the custard is hot, add a teaspoonful of vanilla pour into a
mold ; make the day before using. — Mrs. T. H. Wilson.
Velvet Cream. — Two tablespoonfuls of strawberry jelly, two
tablespoonfuls of currant jelly, two tablespoonfuls of pulverized
sugar, whites of two eggs, beaten stiff, then whip the cream, fill
a wineglass one-half full of whipped cream, and fill the glass with
the above mixture beaten to a cream. — Mrs. Fred Lcivis.
Italian Cream. — One quart of whipped cream, four wine-
glasses of wine and juice of one lemon mixed with sugar, one
ounce of gelatine, sweeten to your taste and beat all well together ;
keep cool. — Mrs. J. G. Butler.
Bavarian Cream. — One quart of cream sweetened and flav-
ored and whipped to a froth ; add nearly one-half paper of sparkling
gelatine dissolved in water, pour into molds and nearly or quite
freeze it; the dish may be lined with lady-fingers if preferred. —
Mrs. Wm. Lawthers.
Persian Cream. — Dissolve gently one ounce of gelatine in a
pint of new milk and strain. Then put it in a clean saucepan with
three ounces of sugar and when it boils stir in one-half pint of
good cream; add this liquid, at first by spoonfuls only, to eight
ounces of jam or rich preserved fruit ; mix them very smooth and
stir the whole until it is nearly cold, that the fruit may not sink
to the bottom of the mold ; when the liquid is put to the fruit and
stirred until nearly cold, whisk them briskly together, and last of
all throw in, by very small portions at a time, the strained juice
of one lemon. Put into a mold and let it stand at least twelve
hours in a cold place before serving.
Genoese Cream. — One quart of milk, six eggs, one table-
spoonful of cornstarch dissolved in only enough milk to wet it ;
boil with butter the size of an egg and stir into the boiling milk ;
add three tablespoonfuls of sugar ; let it scald ; when cool add one
quart of whipped cream, vanilla to taste; line a dish with lady-
fingers, split and dipped in wine to make stick to dish; mix
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chopped almonds into the custard ; pour slowly into the dish ;
scatter almonds and lady-fingers over the top.
Pink Cream. — Three gills of strawberry or currant juice, mix
with one-half pound of powdered sugar, one-half pint of thick
cream ; whisk until well mixed ; serve in a glass dish.
Pineapple Ice. — Having pared and sliced a sufficient number
of very ripe pineapples, cut the slices into small bits, put them
into a deep dish or tureen, sprinkle among them powdered loaf
sugar, cover them, and let them set several hours in a cool place.
Then have ready a syrup made of loaf sugar dissolved in a little
water, allowing to every two pounds of sugar a pint of water with
half the white of an egg, and boiled and skimmed until quite clear.
Get as much pineapple juice as you can by squeezing through a
sieve the bits of pineapple (after they have stood some hours in
the tureen). Measure it, and to each pint of boiled syrup allow
a pint of juice. Mix them together while the syrup is warm from
the fire, then put it into freezer and proceed in the usual manner. —
Blanc Mange. — Put on to boil one quart of new milk, adding
four tablespoonfuls of sugar ; as soon as it boils up once remove
from the fire and when nearly cold stir in one ounce of gelatine
which has been dissolved in as small a quantity of water as possible.
Flavor with lemon or vanilla and put into mold to stiffen. Eat with
cream, sugar and jelly.
Syllabub. — One pint of sweet cream, one large spoonful of
white wine ; sweeten to taste with powdered sugar, flavor with
lemon or vanilla ; beat with a large spoon, and as fast as the froth
arises take it off; put into a whip bowl, or cover jelly in glasses
with it. If the weather is hot it will be necessary to cool the
cream by placing it on ice before attempting to beat it, or the
froth will not rise. — Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Charlotte Russe. — Beat the yolks of four eggs and stir them
into one pint of scalding milk. Boil like custard and set away to
cool. Pour a large cup of warm water over a half box of gelatine,
set it on the stove but do not let it get hot ; beat the whites of the
eggs very light and add enough pulverized sugar to make stiflf;
then whip one pint of good cream and stir into the custard; then
the whites flavored with vanilla ; then the gelatine well dissolved.
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Mix thoroughly and set away to cool (about two hours). Line
your dish with either sponge cake or lady-fingers, and fill with the
mixture. Let it stand five or six hours. — Miss Sallie Arms.
Charlotte Russe. — One quart of thick cream, one pound of
sugar, one ounce of gelatine, twelve eggs. Whip the cream to a
thick froth, beat the yolks of the eggs and the sugar together ; then
add the whipped cream, then the beaten whites ; flavor with vanilla
and last put in the gelatine dissolved in water, then pour immed-
iately into your dishes prepared with cake (sponge) and let it
stand in the cold one hour to harden. — Miss Laura Wick.
Charlotte de Russe. — Soak one-third of a box of gelatine in
enough milk to cover. Take one pint of rich cream cold and whip
to a perfectly stiff froth ; beat the whites of three eggs until light ;
then stir eggs and cream carefully together ; stir in five table-
spoonfuls of pulverized sugar ; flavor to taste ; then add the gela-
tine, which has been previously soaked, stirring in carefully. Pour
all into a mold and set on ice to stiffen. Before serving turn from
mold onto a platter and arrange lady-fingers around. — Mrs. Mar-
Frozen Peaches and Cream. — Choose nice ripe peaches, but
perfectly sound, peel and slice them ; mix them with sugar and
cream to taste. Freeze.
Ice Cream. — Two quarts of good cream, one-half pint of milk,
fourteen ounces of white sugar, two eggs ; beat the eggs and sugar
together as for cake, before mixing with the cream, flavor to suit
the taste. Place the can in the freezer and put in alternate layers
of pounded ice and salt ; use plenty of salt to make the cream freeze
quickly ; stir immediately and constantly, stirring rapidly as it be-
gins to freeze, to make it perfectly smooth, and slower as it gets
pretty stiff. As the ice melts draw off the water and fill up with
fresh layers. — Mrs. Timothy Baldwin.
Ice Cream. — One and one-half pints of milk in a double
boiler; when hot add one good tablespoonful of Bermuda arrow-
root ; cook until thick, strain and cool. One quart whipped cream ;
add this to milk and beat until smooth ; flavor and sweeten to taste.
Mrs. Fox, Sagertown.
Chocolate Ice Cream. — For one gallon of ice cream grate
fine about one-half cake of Baker's chocolate; flavor with vanillt
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and stir in the chocolate. Proceed as for ice cream. — Mrs. John
Strawberry Ice Cream. — One quart of cream, one pint of
strained strawberry juice, one pint of sugar; mix the sugar and
juice together, then stir in the cream. Freeze. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
TuTTi Frutti. — One quart of rich cream, one and one-half
ounces of sweet almonds, chopped fine ; one-half pound of sugar ;
freeze and when sufficiently congealed, add one-half pound of
preserved fruits with a few white raisins chopped and finely sliced
citron. Cut the fruit small and mix well with cream. Freeze like
ice cream. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Frozen Tapioca Pudding. — Soak one-half cup of pearl tapi-
oca in a quart of milk over night ; put in a double boiler and cook
just until soft with enough sugar to sweeten ; when cool add
vanilla and one pint of cream, turn into mold and pack in ice and
salt for four hours. Serve with hot caramel sauce. — Mrs. Robert
Frozen Pudding. — To two gallons of vanilla ice cream add
when nearly frozen one cup of chopped English walnuts, one cup
of candied cherries chopped, one-half cup of chopped candied pine-
apple, the fruit all having been prepared and soaked for several
hours in one large cup of sherry wine and two tablespoonfuls of
Jamaica rum. — Miss Isabel McCurdy.
Frozen Egg Nog. — Six eggs, one-half pound of sugar, one-
half pint of brandy, one small wine-glass of rum, three pints of
cream. Beat the yolks of the eggs and the sugar together until it
is a froth ; add the brandy and rum, then the cream ; after starting
to freeze add the whites of the eggs beaten to a stiff froth. — Mrs.
Geo. D. Wick.
Frozen Egg Nog. — Yolks of three eggs, whites of five, whip-
ped to a stiff froth, one quart of cream, one wine-glass of brandy
and a little rum. Sweeten to taste. — Mrs. W. W. Bonnell.
Maple Mousse. — One cup of maple syrup, yolks of four eggs
stirred into syrup, cook until thick; when cold stir into this, one
quart of whipped cream and whites (beaten) of four eggs. Pack
and still freeze three hours. — Mrs. Fox, Sagertoivn.
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Maple Sugar Mousse. — One pint of cream whipped, one cup
of maple syrup, one egg; beat egg and sugar, then add whipped
cream ; let stand four hours packed in ice and salt. — Mrs. IV. H.
Fruit Mousse. — One quart thick cream, one teaspoon vanilla,
one-half cup of granulated sugar. Whip cream, add sugar and
vanilla, stir in candied cherries, pineapple jam, Sunshine strawber-
ries ; put into a tin vessel and place in a larger vessel, pack in ice ;
three cups of ice to one of salt ; set twenty minutes to freeze ; open
and stir away from the sides once or twice. — Mrs. J. M. Bonnell.
Pineapple Mousse. — Dissolve one ounce (or less) gelatine in
three-quarters of a cup of cold water ; after one hour add one cup
of boiling water, three-quarters of a pound of sugar, the juice of
one lemon, one can of shredded pineapple and a little pink color-
ing. Stir until it begins to thicken, then add one cup of whipped
cream, put in mold and bury in ice and salt for two hours. — Miss
Arabella J. Euwer.
Cafe Parfait. — Boil one cup sugar and one-half cup of water
until syrup spins a thread. Beat whites of three eggs to stifif,
dry froth, then add syrup gradually beating all the time until cold ;
add one pint of whipped cream and one-half cup of very strong
coffee ; mix well. Freeze as ice cream ; f reez very quickly — eight
or ten minutes. Serve whipped cream on top. Serve six persons.
— Mrs. Robert Bentley.
Cafe Parfait. — Put three-quarters cup of sugar and one-half
cup of water over the fire ; cook without stirring until the soft ball
stage is reached. Have ready one-half cup of hot black cofifee.
Pour the coffee very carefully into the beaten yolks of four eggs
and then very slowly add the hot syrup, beating all the time. Return
the mixture to the fire in a double boiler and stir and cook until it
slightly thickens ; then set the dish in icewater and beat until
cold ; then gently stir into it one pint of thick cream beaten stiff
with wire egg beater ; put in melon mold, fill to overflowing ; pack
in equal parts of ice and salt and let stand three or four hours.
Serve in small glasses with whipped cream on top. — Mrs. C. H.
Orange Souffle. — One quart of cream, one pint of orange
juice, one pound sugar, one-half box of gelatine, yolks of six
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eggs. Cover the gelatine with one-half cup of cold water and soak
one hour, then add one-half cup of boiling water and stir until
dissolved. Mix the orange and sugar together until they form a
syrup. Beat the yolks of eggs to a cream ; whip the cream. Now
mix the syrup and yolks together in a tin basin, stand the basin in
a pan of ice water, strain the gelatine into it and stir carefully
until it begins to thicken ; then stir in lightly and hastily the whip-
ped cream ; turn into an ice cream mold ; pack in salt and ice and
freeze two hours. This should be frozen as hard as ice cream. —
Miss Frank Jones, Toledo.
Bisque Tortoni. — One quart double cream whipped ; yolks of
ten eggs ; one-quarter pound powdered sugar ; beat eggs stiflf, add
sugar ; cook over water until it coats spoon ; beat until cool ; add
cream, powdered macaroons and sherry ; pack in ice and salt three
hours ; sprinkle macaroons over top. — Mrs. P. B. Ozvens.
Coupe St Jacques. — Cut equal quantities of pineapple, pears,
peaches, apples, oranges and bananas into cubes ; add same pro-
portion of sweet cherries, sweeten to taste and pour over them to
about half cover, maraschino. Set on ice until very cold then
serve in champagne glasses with a tablespoonful of lemon or
orange ice on top of each glass. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Frozen Apricots. — Remove the skins from a quart can of
apricots and cut in small pieces ; add one quart of water and two
cups of sugar ; stir until the sugar is dissolved. Freeze, and allow
the mixture to stand an hour or two after freezing before it is
served. — Miss Arabella Euwer.
Apricot Sherbert. — One pint of orange juice, one pound of
sugar, one quart can of apricots ; mash apricots through colander ;
freeze ; three cups of ice to one cup of rock salt. — Mrs. Robert
Lemon Ice. — One quart of water, juice of four lemons, one
pound of sugar; strain the mixture and just before freezing add
the beaten whites of two eggs. — Miss Lizzie Bonnell.
Lemon Ice. — One-half pint lemon juice, one-half pint of
water, one pint of strong syrup. The rind of the lemon should be
rasped ofif before squeezing with lump sugar which is to be added
to the juice. Mix the whole together, strain after standing an
hour and freeze. Beat up with a little sugar the whites of two
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or three eggs, and, as the ice is beginning to set, work this in
with the spatula, which will much improve the consistency and
taste. Orange ice the same. — Mrs. Mary Bentley.
Strawberry Ice.— One quart of strawberries, one quart of
water, one pint of sugar, juice of two lemons; add sugar and
lemon juice to strawberries, mash and set aside for one hour;
then strain through a fine sieve; add water and freeze. Have
berries very ripe.— Mr.y. /. D. Wick, St. Louis.
Pineapple Cream. — Chop one can of pineapple fine, add one
cup of sugar and cook twenty minutes ; soak one-third of a box
of gelatine in enough cold water to cover until dissolved; add
strained juice and if necessary enough hot water to make one
pint of liquid ; when it begins to set beat until light and then add
the beaten whites of three eggs with three tablespoonfuls of sugar
beaten into eggs ; beat again and add one pint of cream after it is
whipped ; put in mold and set away to cool ; turn onto plate and
serve with lady-fingers around. — Mrs. Myron C. Wick.
Raspberry Water Ice. — Take one quart of red raspberries,
one quart of water, the juice of three lemons, one pound of sugar ;
add the sugar and lemon juice to the berries ; stir and let stand for
one hour ; put through a sieve ; add the water, turn into a freezer
and iv&tz&.—rMrs. H. B. Wick, Elyria.
Claret Ice. — Three pints of water, four cups of sugar. Boil
ten minutes, let cool. Put the juice of three lemons and one orange,
three-fourths of a quart bottle of claret, add sugar to taste. Add
the white of one tgg beaten stifiF ten minutes before done. — Mrs.
Roses Glace Daintee. — One-half package of gelatine soaked
in one and a half cups of white wine for thirty minutes, then set
the bowl into boiling water until the gelatine is dissolved. Add
one-half cup of sugar, a few drops of orange flower water to flavor,
a few drops of spinach extract to color a delicate green, strain and
set away to cool. When it begins to thicken beat in one pint of
whipped cream. Add two ounces of candied rose petals, turn into
square mold and when set, turn out on lace paper mat on crystal
dessert platter. Garnish with roses. The same can be made using
violets. — Miss Isabel Mc Curdy.
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Lemon Sherbert. — One and one-half pints of water, one
and one-half pints of sugar, six oranges, two lemons. Boil water
and sugar fifteen minutes, add juice of oranges and lemons, cool
and freeze. Use three cups of ice to one of rock salt. — Mrs. J. M.
Rose Glace. — One-half package of gelatine soaked in one and
one-half cups of white wine for thirty minutes ; then set bowl into
boiling water until gelatine is dissolved ; add one cup of sugar, a
few drops of orange flower water to flavor ; a few drops of spinach
extract to color a delicate green ; strain and set away to cool ;
when it begins to thicken beat in one pint of whipped cream and
two ounces of candied rose petals ; turn into a mold and when set,
turn out on platter and garnish with roses. — Mrs. Fox, Saeger-
Cranberry Sherbert. — One quart of cranberries, one pint of
boiling water, one pint sugar, juice of two lemons ; pour boiling
water on cranberries ; cook until cracked open, strain, add sugar
and juice of lemons. Freeze. — Mrs. J. D. Wick, St. Louis.
French Strawberries. — Fill glass sherbert cups one-half
full of strawberries cut into halves ; sprinkle with sugar and fill
up with strained orange juice. Set cups in pans of cracked ice
and salt for two hours or longer.
Strawberry Sauce for Ices. — Strain the juice from a quart
jar of preserved strawberries, set on the stove and boil until the
consistency of maple syrup ; when cool add three tablespoonfuls of
sherry wine ; let stand on ice until ready for use. — Mrs. Henry
Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream. — Two ounces of choco-
late, two cups of granulated sugar, add two tablespoonfuls of
butter, one-half cup of water and a piece of cinnamon one inch
long; cook to soft ball stage, remove cinnamon and pour hot over
each serving of ice cream. It will candy. — Mrs. Riddle, Saranac
Lemon Jelly. — One box of gelatine ; pare five lemons thin
and squeeze out the juice ; break up one small stick of cinnamon
add a little orange peel, one and one-half pints of sugar, then
pour on one pint of cold water and let it soak for three hours.
Put in the kettle with three pints of boiling water, stirring until
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the gelatine is dissolved. Then let it simmer for about half an
hour. Strain through a bag into jelly-molds and let it cool. — Mrs.
Lemon Jelly. — One pound of sugar, one-fourth of a pound
of butter, six eggs, juice of two lemons and rind of three lemons.
Beat thoroughly together ; cook until as thick as boiled custard. —
Mrs. IVilliam Lazvthers.
Wine Jelly. — To a package or an ounce of gelatine, pour on
a pint of cold water ; put in one or more lemons and let them soak
for two hours, then add one quart of boiling water ; when it is
cooled off a little, put in one-half pound of sugar, and add one pint
of white or Madeira wine. Strain through a flannel bag. To be
made the day before using. — Mrs. J. G. Butler.
A Dish of Snow. — Grate a cocoanut leaving out the brown
part. Heap it up in the center of a handsome dish, and ornament
with fine green leaves such as peach or honeysuckle. Serve it up
with snow cream made in this way : Beat the whites of five eggs
to a stiff froth, add two large spoonfuls of fine white sugar, a
large spoonful of rose water or pineapple. Beat the whole well
together and add a pint of thick cream. Put several spoonfuls over
each dish of cocoanut. — Mrs. Geo. W. Haney.
Apple Float. — One cup of pulverized sugar, one cup of
cream beaten to a stiff froth, five eggs beaten light, one lemon, four
large apples grated, three tablespoonfuls of gelatine dissolved in
warm water. Fills one quart bowl. — Mrs. John Morris.
Apple Snow. — Ten good-sized apples, the whites of ten eggs,
rind of one lemon, one-half pound of fine sugar; peel, core and cut
into quarters ; put into a saucepan with lemon peel and sufficient
water to keep from burning — less than one-half pint. When ten-
der take out the peel, beat the apples to a pulp, let cool, stir in
the whites of the eggs previously beaten ; add sugar and continue
whisking till the mixture becomes quite stiff ; heap on a glass dish ;
garnish with strips of bright-colored jelly. To be served with
Apples. — Two pounds of apples pared and cored, sliced into
a pan ; add one pound of sugar, the juice of three lemons and grated
rind of one. Let boil about two hours, turn into a mold. When
cold serve with thick cream.
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Chartreuse D'Oranges. — Make a very clear orange jelly
with one and a half pints of water, six oranges, sugar to taste, one
wine-glass of sherry, one and one-half ounces of gelatine ; divide
three or four oranges into quarters and with a sharp knife remove
every vestige of skin of any sort — also the seeds ; have two plain
molds, one about one and a fourth inches more in diameter than
the other; pour a very little of the jelly at the bottom of the large
mold, place in this a layer of orange quarters (if too thick split in
two lengthways), cover with more jelly, but only just enough to
get a smooth surface ; set on ice to set ; when it is quite firm, put in
the small mold inside of the large one, taking care to place exactly
in the middle, so that the vacant place between the two molds be
exactly of the same width ; in the vacant place put more orange
quarters, filling up with jelly until the whole space is filled up ; place
the mold on the ice, and proceed to whip one pint of cream with
one-half ounce of dissolved gelatine, and some sweetened orange
juice, which must be added to it a very little at a time, else the
cream will not rise in a froth ; when the cream s ready and the
jelly set, remove the inner mold by pouring warm water into it,
and fill up the space of the chartreuse with whipped cream. Set
on ice for an hour, turn out and serve. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Syrup for Ice Cream. — Put a large funnel over a quart
Mason jar, lay a small piece of cheese cloth in it and then put in
two pounds of granulated sugar in funnel. Press one pint of
strawberry juice from fresh, ripe berries, make a small hole in the
center of the sugar and pour the juice into it, letting it drip into
the jar. When it is done dripping, pour the juice again over what
sugar is left in the funnel and let drip through again. When done
it should be about the consistency of honey. To every cup of juice
add three tablespoonfuls of Madeira wine or any liquor that is
preferred. Put in a bottle and seal. Keep in a cool place. If kept
cool, will keep any length of time.
Raspberries or pineapples or other small fruits could be used
in the same way. — Mrs. S. Stevenson.
Coffee. — Coffee is much better mixed, one part Java to one
part Mocha, or one part Java to one part Rio. Wash and pick over
carefully and dry off in a moderate oven for some time, then
brown fast in a quick oven, watching closely, and stirring often
to prevent any of the grains becoming too brown. When of a
nice rich brown, stir in a piece of butter about the size of a walnut
and bottle tight. To brown coffee fresh every day is much nicer.
Allow one tablespoonful of ground coffee to each person and one
extra spoonful to every six ; put into the coffee pot, beat up an
egg light with a little cold water, pour a part over the grounds
and mix up well ; if eggs are plenty, use all the egg, as it will
make the coffee much richer. Next pour on the boiling water,
allowing for each person one pint ; set on the front of the stove
until it boils, then set back where it will boil slowly for twenty
minutes. — Mrs. Jonathan Warner.
Vienna Coffee. — Leach or filter the coffee through a French
filter, or any of the many coffee pots that filter instead of boiling
the coffee; allow one tablespoonful of ground coffee for each
person, and one extra for the pot. Put one quart of cream into
milk boiler, or, if you have none, into a pitcher in a pail or boiling
water ; put it where the water will keep boiling, beat the white
of an egg to a froth, then add to the egg three tablespoonfuls of
cold milk, mix the egg and cold milk thoroughly together ; when
hot, remove the cream from the fire and add the egg and cold milk ;
stir it all together briskly for a minute or two, and then serve.
This will give a cup of coffee very nearly equal to that we drank
at the Vienna bakery at the Centennial. — Mrs. Henry Ward
Iced Cafe au Lait. — Add enough cold black coffee to milk
to give it the desired strength and flavor. Sweeten to taste and
let it stand on ice until ready to serve. Serve it in glasses instead
of cups. Any coffee left from breakfast prepared in this way
makes a refreshing and acceptable drink for luncheon in summer.
— Century Cook Book.
Tea. — Take best Oolong or Japanese tea, one or two teaspoon-
fuls to each person, according to the strength desired ; put it into
an earthen pot, previously rinsed with boiling water, and set it on
a moderately hot stove ; keep at the boiling point, but not boiling,
for ten minutes, add as much boiling water as is needed and take
to the table.— Mr.y. R. McMillan.
Iced Tea. — The most delicious and sustaining beverage that
can be drank in warm weather, is good, strong tea, cooled down
with lumps of ice. It should be only slightly sweetened, without
milk, and flavored with a few slices of lemon.
Tea Punch. — One quart of tea made in the proportion of
four teaspoonfuls of Ceylon tea to one quart of boiling water, five
tablespoonfuls of lemon juice, two tablespoonfuls of orange juice,
tw^o cupfuls of sugar — granulated — one pint of appolinaris water.
Stir the lemon and orange juice together, put these in a puncn
bowl with the tea, the appolinaris water, and a couple of large
pieces of ice. If possible add a handful of raspberries or pine-
apple dice. — Mrs. S. J. McElevey.
Chocolate. — Boil one quart of new milk in double-boiler ;
grate one-half cake of Baker's chocolate ; make a paste with a
little hot water, stir in slowly ; add to this gradually the hot milk ;
sweeten to taste, putting sugar in the paste ; also a little vanilla.
Add part of the cream preparation, which is made thus : Beat
the whites of three eggs very stiff ; add a little sugar to the
whites, but not as much as for icing; to this add one pint of
whipped cream. Boil chocolate, milk and cream oreoaration until
thick and smooth. The other half of whipped cream is to be
used on top of cups. — Mrs. W. Scott Bonnell.
Chocolate. — To a small cup of new milk use a heaping tea-
spoonful of grated chocolate, scant teaspoon of sugar — propor-
tion for one person. Put milk on in double-boiler to get scalding
hot ; mix chocolate and sugar in a bowl, put several teaspoonfuls
of chocolate extra, to make it a little richer. Take some hot milk
and stir chocolate and sugar smooth, then gradually add this to
hot milk ; cook twenty minutes. A drop or two of vanilla is some-
times added at the last. — Mrs. G. S. Peck.
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For Chocolate and Soups. — One pint of cream whipped;
add beaten whites of three eggs. — Mrs. G. S. Peck.
Chocolate. — Take one and a half quarts of good milk and
one-half pint of cream to one-fourth of a pound of grated choco-
late ; let the milk and cream come to a scald. After mixing the
chocolate with a little cold milk, stir it into the scalding milk and
let it simmer for fifteen minutes, adding one-fourth of a cup of
sugar and stirring occasionally. — Miss Jennie Taylor.
Iced Chocolate. — Any of above recipes can be used for iced
chocolate by serving in glasses and adding broken ice..
Cocoa. — Cook two tablespoonfuls of cocoa with the same
amount of sugar, and water enough to moisten. When the cocoa
has dissolved, and boiled up once, add a cup and a half of scalded
milk and cook ten minutes ; add one-half cup of cream, one-half
teaspoonful of vanilla, a pinch of powdered cinnamon and a tea-
spoonful of sherry. Beat with an egg-beater to blend the flavors.
Cocoa. — Dissolve a teaspoonful of cocoa in half a cupful of
boiling water, then add a half cupful of boiling milk and boil it
for one minute, stirring vigorously all the time. Sweeten to
taste. — Mrs. J. C. Wick.
Mock Cream for Tea and Coffee. — To a pint of milk take
the yolk of one egg, put on the fire and let come to a scald. It is
improved by adding a little cleam when it is cool. — Mrs. R. Mc-
Whipped Cream for Coffee. — Set rich, sweet cream on ice
until it gets very cold, or to the freezing point ; then whip until
light. — Mrs. Timothy Baldwin.
Portable Lemonade. — Rasp with a quarter of a pound of
loaf sugar the rind of a fine juicy lemon; reduce the sugar to a
powder, and pour it on the strained juice of the fruit. Put into
a jar. To be used when desired.
Small Beer. — Three quarts of hops ; boil in a kettle until the
strength is out ; take a quart of warm water and thicken to a
batter with flour, and stir in a glass of yeast ; let rise. Put two
quarts of molasses into a crock and pour the strained hop water
over, adding the yeast. Let rise over night, skim, strain and pour
off in the morning. Flavor with one and a half tablespoonfuls of
wintergreen, three-fourths of a tablespoonful of spruce. Bottle,
and let it stand in a warm place over night. The next morning
set where it is cool. — Miss Lide Wick.
KuMYS. — One and one-half pints of milk, one-half pint of
warm water, one tablespoonful of sugar, one tablespoonful of
home made yeast. Let stand twenty-four hours or until it begins
to thicken, then bottle.— Mr.y. /. M. Bonnell.
Unfermented Grape Wine. — One quart of juice to one pint
of water, and one-half pint of sugar. If the juice is very sour
add a little more sugar. Bottle hot, cork tight, and seal. — Mrs. E.
Grape Juice. — Wash the grapes and pick from the stem ;
cover with cold water and cook until tender. Let this drip
through a cheese cloth bag over night. (I always squeeze it out as
soon as cold.) Then measure the juice. Allow one-half cup of
sugar to every two quarts of juice. Then boil the juice alone for
twenty minutes ; add the sugar and boil ten minutes. Bottle and
seal. — Mrs. G. S. Peck.
Cherry Bounce. — Put one bushel of wild cherries in a wine
cask. Pour over these five gallons of French spirits ; let stand three
months ; then add two gallons of water and four pounds of white
sugar. Filter or strain the bounce when drawn off and it is ready
for use. — Mrs. Riddle, Saranac.
Currant Wine. — One quart of juice, two of water and two
pounds of sugar; mix well in stone jars and let it work two or
three weeks without disturbing. Then skim, strain and put up
tight in a cask or bottles. Should not be opened for six months.
— Mrs. C. D. Arms.
PofVSPBERRY Vinegar. — Take one-half bushel of raspberries,
put them in a crock and cover with vinegar, not too strong. Let
stand twenty-four hours, then strain, adding one pound of sugar
to a pint of juice. Let it boil twenty minutes; then bottle. — Mrs.
Egg Nog. — Three pints of rich milk, six eggs beaten separ-
ately, one gill of whiskey ; stir the yolks into the milk, add whiskey
and one-half nutmeg grated ; sweeten to taste, then add the whites
of the eggs, the last thing. — Miss Belle Robbins.
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Cafe Cabinet. — One pint of vanilla ice cream, one pint of
appolinaris water, two large tablespoonfuls of condensed coffee,
or one pint of very strong coffee^ for the latter sugar is necessary.
Stir before putting in the ice cream, and afterwards but a little.
Add plenty of cracked ice. This is to be served in glasses, or with
a spoon, as a drinkable. — Mrs. Robert Bentley.
Temperance Drink. — One glass of Jamaica rum, three-
fourths of a glass of strained lemon juice, and one-half a glass of
pure maple syrup ; shake together ; bottle, keep on ice until wanted.
Serve in tall punch glasses half filled with shaved ice. Dilute with
water if too strong.
Use the best of materials for cake. The pulverized sugar
should always be sifted. Sift the flour. Beat the whites and
yolks of eggs separately. When fruit is used, sprinkle with flour.
Stir butter and sugar to a cream. If baking powder is used sift
it well through the flour. While the cake is baking, no air must
be permitted to get into the oven unless when necessary to look at
the cake as it is apt to make it fall. The heat of the oven should
be even and regular. When cake is done, it can be tested by stick-
ing a clean broomstraw into it ; if nothing adheres to the straw, the
cake is done.
Black Cake, — One pound of flour, one and one-half pounds
of brown sugar, one pound of butter, twelve eggs (or leave out part
of the eggs and use the same quantity of molasses), one teaspoon-
ful of soda, three pounds of currants, four pounds of seeded
raisins, one pound of citron, two nutmegs (grated), one tumbler
of brandy, one teaspoonful of ground cloves and cinnamon each.
Bake in a large loaf three or four hours. — Mrs. H. B. Wick.
Black Cake. — One pound of flour, two and one-half pounds
of sugar, one pound of butter, six eggs. Same quantity of
molasses as eggs measure ; one teaspoonful of soda, three pounds
of currants, four pounds of raisins, one pound of citron, two nut-
megs, one teaspoonful of mace, one pint of brandy, one teaspoonful
of cloves and cinnamon each. Bake two and one-half hours. —
Mrs. IV. S. Bonnell.
Black Cake. — One pound of butter, one pound of sugar, one
and one-half pounds of flour, three pounds of currants, three
pounds of raisins, one-half pound of citron, eight eggs, one and
one-half teacupfuls of molasses, one teacupful of sour milk, one-
half teaspoonful of soda, one small tumbler of brandy, one-half
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tumbler of Madeira wine, one-half ounce of salt, one-half ounce
of mace, one-half ounce of cloves, one nutmeg, one pound of
almonds blanched and chopped. — Miss Laura Wick.
Wedding Cake. — One pound of fine sugar, one pound of
butter, one-half pound of citron chopped fine, one pound of flour,
one pound of currants, twelve eggs, one and one-fourth pounds of
raisins (seeded and chopped), one tablespoonful of cinnamon, two
tablespoonfuls of nutmeg, two tablespoonfuls of cloves, a wine-
glass of best brandy. Stir to a cream the butter and sugar, add the
beaten yolks of the eggs and stir all well before putting in one-
half the flour. Then add spices, next the whipped whites stirred in
alternately with the rest of the flour. Last the fruit and brandy.
Bake three hours in a slow oven. — Mrs. C. H. Gilman.
Fruit Cake. — Three cups of sugar, one and one-half cups of
butter, one and one-half cups of sweet cream (not rich), six eggs
beaten separately, five cups of flour, raisins, citron and nutmeg,
three teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Stir in part of a handful of
flour. — Mrs. H. Morse, Poland.
Fruit Cake. — One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, one cup
of sweet milk, two and one-half cups of flour, whites of seven eggs,
three teaspoonfuls of baking powder, one pound raisins, one pound
figs, one pound dates, one pound of almonds, one-fourth of a
pound of citron. Blanch the almonds and cut fine. Mix baking
powder well through the flour. — Mrs. John Morris.
Fruit Cake Without Butter and Eggs. — On cup of mo-
lasses, one cup of brown sugar, one cup of lard, one cup of cold
coffee, two teaspoonfuls of soda (one in the coffee and one in the
molasses), one tablespoonful each of cloves and cinnamon, one-half
a nutmeg, four good cups of flour, one pound each of raisins and
currants, one-fourth of a pound of citron and half a cup of nuts
chopped. Flour the fruit to keep them from settling at the bottom.
This makes two good-sized loaves.. — Mrs. J. CanHeld.
Fruit Cake. — One cup of butter, one cup of brown sugar,
one cup of molasses, one cup of sweet milk, three cups of flour,
four eggs, one teaspoonful of soda, one and one-half teaspoonfuls
cream of tartar, two pounds of raisins (seeded and chopped), nut-
meg, cinnamon and cloves, a tablespoonful of brandy. — Mrs. T.
White Fruit Cake. — Three cups of sugar, one cup of butter,
one cup of sweet milk, four cups of flour, two teaspoonfuls cream
of tartar, one of soda, whites of twelve eggs, one pound of raisins,
one-half pound of citron. — Mrs. W. S. Matthews.
Fruit Cake. — Seed and chop one-fourth of a pound of dates.
Mix witth them one cup of seeded raisins and dust them with one-
half cup of flour. Dissolve a level teaspoonful of baking soda
in two tablespoonfuls of hot water. Add it to half a pint of thick,
sour cream ; stir a moment, then add one cup of brown sugar, half
a tumbler of currant or strawberry jelly, a tablespoonful of cin-
namon, one tablespoonful of allspice and two cups and a half of
flour. Mix well and bake in a greased square bread pan for one
hour in a slow oven. Keep in a cake box one week before cutting
and if the cream is thick and sour, it will be equal to plain friut
cake. — Mrs. S. J. McElevey.
HiCKORYNUT Cake. — Two teacupfuls of sugar, one-half cup
of butter, one cup of thin cream, three and one-half cups of flour,
three teaspoonfuls of baking powder sifted through the flour, and
six eggs beaten separately. One pint of chopped hickorynuts.—
Mrs. J. C. Wick.
Walnut Cake. — One cup of butter, one cup of milk, two
cups of granulated sugar, three cups of flour, one cup of black wal-
nuts chopped, three eggs, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. —
Mrs. C. A. Ensign.
Spice Cake. — One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, one-half
cup of milk, five eggs, two cups of flour, a teaspoonful each of
cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg, essence of lemon, three teaspoon-
fuls of baking powder. — Mrs. M. C. Wick.
Spice Cake. — One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, one cup
of milk, the yolks of eight eggs, three cups of flour, three tea-
spoonfuls of baking powder, one teaspoonful each of cinnamon,
nutmeg, cloves and allspice. — Mrs. John Morris.
Spiced Chocolate Cake. — Four eggs (save the whites of
two for icing), one and one-half cups of sugar, one-half cup of
butter, one-fourth cup chocolate, one cup sour milk, two and one-
half cups of flour, one teaspoonful of soda, two teaspoonfuls of
cinnamon, one teaspoonful of cloves, one teaspoonful of allspice,
Bake in loaf or layer tins. Icing: One cup of sugar, one-half
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cup of chocolate. Boil until it hairs. Beat in eggs, flavor with
vanilla. — Mrs. E. S. Kanengeiser.
Devil's Cake. — One cup of granulated sugar, two-thirds of a
cup of butter, two eggs all beaten together and one cup of milk ;
two heaping teaspoonfuls of baking powder, two-thirds of a tea-
spoonful of vanilla, two and one-half cups of flour. Then take one-
half cake of Baker's chocolate, one cup of sugar, one-half cup of
milk, yolk of one egg. Boil till thick. When cool, stir into cake
proper. — Mrs. P. B. Owen.
French Loaf Cake. — Two cups of sugar, three cups of fresh
butter, two cups of sweet milk, six eggs, ten cups of flour, one
wine-glass of wine, one of brandy, three nutmegs, one teaspoonful
of soda, one pound of raisins, one-fourth pound of citron. — Mrs. R.
Chocolate or Jelly Cake. — One cup of melted butter, three
cups of sugar, four and one-half cups of flour, one of milk," six
eggs. This will make two cakes. For chocolate cake use one cup
of sugar, one-half cup of cream, one cup of chocolate. — Mrs. R.
Chocolate Cake. — Whites of eight eggs, three-fourths of a
cup of butter, three-fourths of a cup of sweet milk, two cups of
sugar, three cups of flour, three teaspoonfuls of baking powder.
Icing: One cup of grated chocolate, one and one-half cups of
sugar, one cup of sweet milk. Boil it until it stiffens in water.
Be careful not to burn. — Mrs. E. C. Wells.
Chocolate Cake. — Boil together until it thickens one-fourth
of a cake of grated chocolate, one egg and half a cup of milk.
When partly cooled, stir into the following just before putting into
pans : Stir one cup of sugar, one heaping tablespoonful of butter
to a cream; add one-half cup of milk, one egg well beaten, two
heaping cupfuls of flour and two heaping teaspoonfuls of baking
powder. Flavor with vanilla and bake in two layers. Filling : One
square of chocolate, two-thirds of a cup of sugar, four tablespoon-
fuls of milk and one egg. Boil until it thickens and add grated
cocoanut and vanilla. — Mrs. F. W. Powers.
Jam Cake.— Three-fourth of a cup of butter, one cup of
brown sugar, four eggs, one teaspoonful of cloves, one teaspoonful
of cinnamon, one teaspoonful of soda, four tablespoonfuls of sour
milk, one and one-half cups of flour, one cup of jam. Cream the
butter and sugar, then put in the yolks of eggs, then the spices.
Dissolve soda in milk, then stir in, add whites of eggs, then flour,
then the jam (strawberry is best). — Mrs. R. Zimmerly.
Jelly Roll. — Sugar one cup, flour one cup, baking powder
one teaspoonful, sweet milk six tablespoonfuls, eggs three. Bake
and while warm spread jelly on under side of cake and roll. — Mrs.
J. C. Crew.
Rolled Jelly Cake. — Four eggs, one cup of sugar, one small
cup of flour, one teaspoonful cream of tartar, half a teaspoonful
of soda, a pinch of salt. This will make two cakes. Spread thin
on long tins. This will not break in rolling if there is not too
much flour. When done, turn onto a cloth. — Mrs. J. CanHeld.
Sponge Cake. — The weight of twelve eggs in sugar and half
the weight in flour. Add one extra e§,g. Grate the rind of two
lemons, squeeze the juice of one and put in the juice the last
thing, the eggs and sugar to be well beaten together. Add the
flour and lemon and bake immediately. This requires a quick
oven. — Grandmother Wick.
Sponge Cake. — Whites of seven eggs, yolks of five eggs, as
much cream of tartar as will go on the very end of the handle of
the teaspoon, one cup of sugar sifted two or three times, one cup
of flour sifted six times. Beat up the yolks and put on the ice.
Beat whites, add sugar, cream of tartar, then yolks of eggs, and
lastly flour. Flavor to taste. Bake thirty or thirty-five minutes
in a very slow oven. — Mrs. C. H. Booth.
Sponge Cake. — One pound of sugar, three-fourths of a cup
of flour and ten eggs. Beat whites very stiff, mix yolks and sugar
together until light, then add the whites and flour alternately.
Bake carefully. — Mrs. W. D. Euwer.
Sponge Cake. — Ten eggs, two cups of sugar, two cups of
flour and one lemon. Eggs beaten separately and then together.
After beating eggs together, add sugar and beat again thoroughly.
Add lemon and flour, stir quickly and lightly and put in the oven.
— Mrs. James Squire.
Sponge Cake. — Two cups of sugar, two and one-half cups of
flour, six eggs, six tablespoonfuls of water, three teaspoonfuls of
baking powder. Beat the whites to a stifif froth, mix the yolks
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and sugar thoroughly. Then add whites. Stir for ten minutes.
Add flour well mixed with baking powder. Flavor with lemon. —
Mrs. Mary Bentley.
Mother's Sponge Cake. — Eight eggs, one pint of sugar, one
pint of flour, one teaspoonful of vanilla flavoring : Beat eggs
separately. When yolks are very light, add sugar. Beat fifteen
minutes, then add the flour and the whites, stirring together as
lightly as possible. — Mrs. Mason Evans.
Easy Sponge Cake. — Three eggs beaten one minutes. Add
one and one-half cups of sugar, beat five minutes ; one cup of
flour beaten one minute, one-half cup of cold water and another
cup of flour in which has been mixed two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder. Beat one minute. Bake in a slow oven. — Mrs. Wm.
Rolled Sponge Cake. — One cup of sugar, one cup of flour,
three eggs, lemon juice, one teaspoonful of baking powder. Spread
with jelly and roll as soon as removed from the oven. — Mrs. M.
Plain Cake. — Cream one-half cup of butter, add one cup of
sugar gradually, then one Qgg beaten light. Add first a little milk,
then a little flour until you have mixed one cup of milk with two
cups of flour and two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Add one
teaspoonful of vanilla or nutmeg and bake in a moderate oven. To
be eaten hot and fresh. Frosting for same : One cup of sugar,
one-fourth of a cup of water; boil until it waxes and pour over
the slightly beaten white of one tgg. — Mrs. G. S. Peck.
Gold Cake. — The yolks of eight eggs and one whole egg, one-
half cup of butter, one and one-half cups of sugar, three-fourths
of a cup of milk, two cups of flour, one teaspoonful of cream of
tartar, one-half teaspoonful of soda. — Mrs. T. H. Wilson.
Gold Cake. — Sugar one and one-half cups, butter one-half
cup, milk one cup, flour (measured before sifting) two and one-
half cups, yolks of eggs four, baking powder three teaspoonfuls.
— Mrs. J. L. Wick,
Silver Cake. — Whites of eight eggs, two cups of sugar, two-
thirds of a cup of butter, one-half cup of sweet milk, three cup.s
of flour, two teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar, one-half teaspoonful
of soda. — Mrs. T. H. Wilson.
White Cake. — Butter one-half cup pressed in solid, sugar
two cups granulated, flour two and one-half cups, baking powder
two even teaspoonfuls, water one cup, whites of four eggs, vanilla.
Cream the butter and sugar, add the flour mixed with baking
powder. Stir until like corn meal, then add water and whites of
eggs, then flavoring. Beat well after cake is mixed. Bake in
three layers in hot oven fifteen or twenty minutes. Use with
this Minnehaha filling. — Mrs. J. D. Wick, St. Louis.
White Cake. — Stir to a cream one cup of butter with two
of powdered sugar, add the whites of six eggs beaten to a stiff
froth, one cup of milk, three cups of flour, two teaspoonfuls Gx
baking powder. Flavor with rose or lemon extract. — Mrs. C. H.
Delicate Cake. — Two cups of sugar, one cup of sweet milk,
three-fourths of a cup of butter, three cups of flour, whites of
eight eggs, three small teaspoonfuls of baking powder, sliced cit-
ron. — Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Railroad Cake. — One cup of sugar, one cup of flour, three
eggs, three tablespoonfuls of sweet milk, one-half teaspoonful
of soda and one teaspoonful of cream of tartar. — Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Dolly Varden Cake. — Two cups of sugar, two-thirds of a
cup of butter, one cup of sweet milk, three cups of flour, three
eggs, one-half teaspoonful of soda, one teaspoonful cream of tar-
tar ; flavor with lemon. Bake one-half of this in two pans. To the
remainder add one tablespoonful of molasses, one cup of chopped
raisins, one-half cup of currants, a piece of citron chopped fine,
one teaspoonful of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Bake in two
pans and put in sheets alternately with a little jelly or white of an
egg beaten to a froth. — Mrs. W. Lawthers.
Marble Cake. — For white part : One cup of butter, three
cups of sugar, five cups of flour, one-half cup of sweet milk, one-
half teaspoonful of soda, the whites of eight eggs, flavor with
lemon. The dark part : One-half cup of butter, two cups of
brown sugar, one cup of molasses, one cup of sour milk, four cups
of flour, one teaspoonful of soda.the yolks of eight eggs, one whole
egg, soices of all kinds. Put in a pan first a layer of dark, then
a layer of light and finish with a dark layer. — Mrs. Frank Wick.
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White Mountain Cake. — Two cups of sugar, one-half cup
of butter, one-half cup of sweet milk, six eggs (save the whites
of two for frosting), one quart of flour not very full, three tea-
spoonfuls of baking powder. — Mrs. M. I- Arms.
White Mountain Cake. — One cup of butter, three cups of
sugar ; work the butter to a cream ; four cups of flour, one tea-
spoonful cream of tartar, one-half teaspoonful of soda in one-half
cup of milk. Whites of ten eggs. Flavor with lemon. — Mrs.
Almond Custard Cake. — One pound of sugar, one-half
pound of butter ; cream well. Five eggs, one cup of sweet milk,
two teaspoonfuls cream of tartar, one teaspoonful of soda, one
pound of flour. Custard : One cup of thick sour cream, two cups
of sugar, one pound of sweet almonds blanched and chopped fine.
Flavor with vanilla. Mix and spread between the layers. — Mrs.
W. S. Matthews.
Layer Cake. — One and one-half cups of sugar, one-half cup
of butter, one-half cup of milk, two cups of flour, whites of six
eggs, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. The dark part : One
cup of sugar, two-thirds of a cup of butter, yolks of six eggs, two
cups of flour, one-half cup of brandy. Chop fruit, raisins and cur-
rants and add enough of it and spice to taste. Two teaspoonfuls of
baking powder. Put together with soft frosting a layer of light,
one of dark, another of light. — Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
Gentlemen's Favorite. — One-half cup of butter, two cups
of sugar, seven eggs beaten separately. Two cups of flour, two
tablespoonfuls of water, two small tablespoonfuls of baking-pow-
der. For jelly : One tgg, one cup of sugar, three grated apples
and one lemon ; stir until it boils and let cool before using. Spread
between layers. — Mrs. John D. Morris.
Pineapple Cake. — One cup of butter, two cups of sugar,
one cup of milk, three cups of flour, whites of six eggs and
yolks of four, three teaspoonfuls of baking-powder well mixed
through the flour. Bake in jelly-cake pans. Grate a pineapple,
sprinkle with sugar, spread between the layers. Pineapple jam
may be substituted. Frost the outside. Beat two tablespoonfuls
of pineapple into the frosting. — Mrs. John Morris.
CAKES 1 59
Federal or Queen's Cake. — One pound of flour, one pound
of sugar, one-half pound of butter, four eggs, one teacup of cream,
one pound of fruit, one nutmeg. — Mrs. W. Edwards.
Cocoanut Cake. — One and one-half tumblers of sugar, one
tumbler of flour, whites of eight eggs, large spoonful of cream of
tartar, half a teaspoonful of salt. Put together with soft frosting.
Sprinkle with grated cocoanut, Cover the top with the same. —
Miss Laura Wick.
Cocoanut Cake. — One cup of butter, two cups of fine sugar,
one cup of milk, three of flour, three teaspoonfuls of baking pow-
der, the whites of eight eggs. Bake in four jelly cake pans and
put together with soft frosting and grated cocoanut. Frosting :
Beat the whites of five eggs and five teaspoonfuls of fine sugar
to each egg, the juice of one lemon. This requires a thorough
beating. — Mrs. John Morris.
Orange Cake. — Make a silver cake and bake in jelly cake
pans ; one large orange grated, one cup of sugar, one egg (one
large or two small ones). Cook all until a jelly and spread be-
tween the layers. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Orange Cake. — One cup of sugar, one cup of flour, four
eggs, one teaspoonful of baking powder. Bake in jelly cake pans
and put together with a paste made as follows : Juice and part
rind of one orange, one-half cup of sugar, one egg. Heat until
it thickens. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
Never Fail Cup Cake. — One cup of butter, two cups of
sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of sweet milk, two
teaspoonfuls of baking powder. — Mrs. C. H. Gilman.
Pound Cake. — One pound of flour, three-fourths of a pound
of butter, one pound of sugar, ten eggs, one nutmeg and a little
wine or brandy. — Mrs. Wm. Lawthers.
Ice Cream Cake. — One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, one
cup of milk, three cups of flour, whites of five eggs, three tea-
spoonfuls of baking powder. Bake in thin layers. Three small
cups of sugar dissolved in a little water and boil until done for
candy ; cool a little and pour over the unbeaten whites of eggs
and beat together half an hour. — Mrs. G. Borts.
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Corn Starch Cake. — One cup of butter, two cups of sugar,
two cups of flour, one cup of corn starch, one cup of milk, whites
of seven eggs, one teaspoonful of cream of tartar, one-half tea-
spoonful of soda or two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. — Miss
Bread Cake. — Three teacups of light bread dough, three
teacupfuls of sugar, three eggs, one cup of butter, a small wine
glass of brandy, one teaspoonful of soda dissolved, one teaspoon-
ful of cinnamon, two nutmegs. Mix sugar, brandy, butter and
spices together as for cake ; then add dough, one handful of flour,
one teacupful of seeded raisins, one teacupful of currants. When
well mixed together, put in a pan and let rise quite light before
baking. — Miss Laura Wick.
Moravian Light Cake. — Mash alone one cup of fresh boiled
potatoes ; mix with this one cup of sugar and one cup of thin
yeast. Mix at 4 o'clock in the afternoon in summer, or at noon
in winter. Let it rise until 9 in the evening, then add one scant
cup of butter, two well beaten eggs, one-third of a cup of milk,
a little salt, flour enough to make quite a soft dough ; knead and
let rise until morning, then divide into five or six parts. Pat out
flat on plate or pie pans. Let rise again and bake in a quick
oven. Before putting them into the oven, make thumb-holes all
over them ; fill with butter sugar, cinnamon and nutmeo-. Sprinkle
white sugar over the top and bake. — Miss Hamilton, Philadelphia.
Coffee Cake. — Two cups of flour, two teaspoonfuls of bak-
in gpowder, three even tablespoonfuls of sugar, one-half teaspoon-
ful of salt ; sift together. One cup of milk, one e^s;;, one table-
spoonful of melted butter. Spread in a pan, sprinkle with sugar
and cinnamon and bake twenty minutes. — Mrs. C. H. Booth.
Scotch Cake. — One pound of sugar, one pound of flour,
three-fourths of a pound of butter, one pound of raisins (seeded
and chopped), one-fourth of a pound of citron, nine eggs, one
lemon rind grated and the juice, one wine glass of brandy, fruit
added last. Bake fully two hours. — Mrs. A. E. Kanifmann.
Blueberry Cake. — One cup of sugar, butter the size of an
egg mix together. One cup of sweet milk, one pint of flour, two
teaspoonfuls of baking powder, one cup of ripe berries well
sprinkled with flour. — Mrs. W. H. Hiidnut.
Blueberry Tea Cake. — Two cups of flour, one scant cup
of milk, one-half cup of sugar, one egg, small piece of butter
(melted), two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Look over one
pint of blueberries and with a little sugar add the last thing.
Bake in one large loaf about two inches thick. Serve hot. It
is nice to split it when eating and spread with butter. — Mrs. C.
Gingerbread Without Eggs.— One pint of molasses, one
of milk, one-half pint of shortening, one tablespoonful of soda,
one tablespoonful of ginger.— Afr^. S. /. McElevey.
Soft Gingerbread. — Two eggs well beaten, one-half cup
of melted butter, one cup of sugar, one cup of molasses, one cup
of sour milk (in this dissolve two level teaspoonfuls of soda),
two level teaspoonfuls of ginger, three cups of flour, then add
one cup of raisins. — Mrs. J. S. Pollock.
Soft Gingerbread. — One-half cup of sugar, one-half cup
of butter, one cup of molasses, one teaspoonful each of cin-
namon, ginger and cloves ; two teaspoonfuls of soda, dissolve m
a cup of boiling water; two and one-half cups of flour and no
more, two well beaten eggs stirred in the last thing before
baking. Bake in gem pans or a loaf. This may seem too thin
but do not change recipe and it will be O. K.—Mrs. Fox, Sae-
Soft Gingerbread.— One teacup of sugar, one teacup of
butter, three eggs, one cup of molasses, one cup of sour milk, one
tablespoonful of ginger, one-half teaspoonful of nutmeg, four
cups of flour, two teaspoonfuls of soda dissolved in a little of the
milk. — Mrs. Mason Evans.
Gingerbread.— One cup of sugar, one cup of butter, one
cup of molasses (the best Orleans), three cups of flour, one cup
of sour milk or cream, three eggs, one tablespoon even full of
soda in the milk, one tablespoon rounding full of ginger, one
tablespoonful of cinnamon.— Mr.?. W. D. Euwer.
Soft Gingerbread.— One cup of sugar, one cup of butter,
one cup of sour cream, one cup of New Orleans molasses, four
cups of sifted flour, one tablespoonful of ginger, two table-
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spoonfuls of soda, the grated rind of one lemon, three eggs well
beaten. Stir butter and sugar together, then add eggs, milk and
flour. — Mrs. John Morris.
Good Gingerbread. — Two eggs well beaten, three-fourths
of a cup of molasses, one-half cup of butter, three-fourths of a
cup of sour milk, two and one-half cups of flour, two teaspoon-
fuls of ginger, two teaspoonfuls of soda dissolved and stirred into
the molasses. Bake twenty minutes. — Mrs. Sydney Strong.
ICING FOR CAKE
Marshmallow Icing.— Stir five tablespoonfuls of pure
gum arable into a scant half cupful of cold water ; then stir in a
half cupful of powdered sugar^ and when this is dissolved, put
over the fire in a porcelain lined sauce pan and boil steadily until
a little dropped in cold water forms a soft ball between the thumb
and forefinger. Have the white of an tgg beaten stiff enough
to stand alone, and strain the hot mixture into this, beating the
white of the egg steadily as you do so. Flavor with vanilla ; dip
a knife in hot water, and with it spread the marshmallow filling
on the cake.
Boiled Icing.— One and one-half cups of sugar; put to
this two tablespoonfuls of water. Let it boil on back of stove
until it is waxy, or stringy ; then add whites of two eggs.— Mr^.
Boiled Icing.— Whites of four eggs, beaten stiff; one pint
of sugar, melted in water, and then boiled; add to it the eggs,
and beat until cold.— Mm Carrie McClure.
CocoANUT Cake Frosting.— Beat the whites of five eggs
to a stiff froth and for each egg add one teaspoonful of pul-
verized sugar. Beat in the sugar until stifif. Spread the layers
of cake with frosting, then sprinkle over a liberal amount of
fresh, grated cocoanut and cover top and sides of cake with
frosting, then grated cocoanut. — Miss Laura Wick.
TuTTi Fruitti Frosting.— One-half teacup of water, three
cups of sugar, whites of two eggs; boil sugar and water until
very thick and waxy ; beat the whites of eggs to a stiff froth, and
pour the syrup over them, beating all till cool. Then add one-
half pound of almonds, chopped fine; one small half teacup of
large white raisins, and a little citron, sliced thin. Very nice for
sponge cake. — Miss Lide Wick.
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Chocolate Icing. — One-half cake of Baker's chocolate
grated fine, two-thirds of a cup of sugar, one-half cup of milk or
cream ; boiled and stirred to a paste. — Miss Laura Wick.
Frosting. — Beat the whites of five eggs and five teaspoon-
fuls of fine sugar to each egg, the juice of one lemon ; this re-
quires a thorough beating. — Mrs. John Morris.
Lemon Cream for Cake. — Two lemons grated, rind and
all, one-quarter pound of butter, one-half pound of sugar, six
eggs ; beat the eggs very light ; heat the butter, sugar and lemon,
stir in the eggs slowly ; let the mixture boil a few minutes, stir-
ring constantly ; when cold, spread on the cakes as you would
jelly. — Miss Gertrude Jones, Washington City.
Fig Dressing for Cake. — One pound of figs cup up fine,
one cup of sugar ; cover sugar with water and boil until waxy,
then add the figs and cook until a paste ; spread between layers
of cake while the figs are warm, and when the cake is cold. A
tablespoonful of sherry wine stirred into the figs improves them.
Minnehaha Filling. — One and one-half cups of sugar,
one-third cup of water ; boil until it spins a good thread ; then
pour on well beaten whites of two eggs. Stir until thick and
cool. Frost top layer, then add to frosting two-thirds cup of
raisins snipped with scissors. — Mrs. J. D. Wick, St. Louis.
Caramel Frosting. — One cup of light brown sugar ; one
teaspoonful of butter ; one-fourth cup of water ; cook until it
ropes ; stir until it begins to grain ; then add one teaspoonful of
vanilla. Spread quickly on cake.
Cream Cakes. — One cup of hot water, one-half cup of
butter ; set on the stove in a tin dish, and when it boils, add one
cup of flour and cook until quite thick. Take off and let cool.
Add three well-beaten eggs, one small one-half teaspoonful of
soda, drop into a pan, a small teaspoonful in each place. Leave
quite a space between each. Bake twenty-five minutes in a cool
Cream for Cakes. — Scald two cups milk, add two eggs, three
tablespoonfuls of flour, three-fourths of a cup of sugar. Flavor
to taste. Cook quick by setting pail in boiling water. Cut the
cakes open and fill with the cream. — Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
Cream Puffs. — Boil one pint of water, rub together one-
half pound of butter with three-fourths of a pound of sifted flour ;
stir into the water while boiling. When it thickens like starch
remove from the fire. When cool stir into it ten well beaten
eggs, and one small teaspoon of soda. Drop the mixture onto
buttered tins with a large spoon. Bake until a light brown, in
a quick oven. When done, open on one side and fill with mock
cream, made as follows : One cup of fine sugar, four eggs, one
cup of flour, one quart of milk. Beat eggs to a froth ; stir in the
sugar, then flour. Stir them into the milk while boiling. Stir
till it thickens. Then remove from the fire and flavor with lemon
or vanilla. It should not be put into puffs until cold. — Mrs. G.
Cream Puffs. — One-half cup of butter ; melt it in one cup
of boiling water, and boil ; stir in one cup of flour while boiling ;
cool ; stir in three eggs, one after another, without beating. Drop
on buttered tins, and bake from twenty to thirty minutes.
Filling for Puffs. — One pint of sweet milk ; one-half cup
of sugar ; one egg ; about two tablespoonfuls of corn starch. — Mrs.
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Cream Drops. — Three- fourths pound of sugar ; three-fourths
pound of flour; one-half pound of butter; one-half pound of
currants ; four eggs ; beat whites of eggs very light, and add last.
Flavor with grated rind of lemon ; drop on tins and bake in slow
oven. — Mrs. A. E. Kauffmann.
Chocolate E'Claires. — One and three-fourths cups of flour,
three-fourths of a cup of butter, one-half pint of water. Boil the
butter and water together and stir in the flour by degrees while
boiling. Let it cool, add five eggs, one at a time, without beating,
until thoroughly stirred in, one-half teaspoonful of soda. Drop
the mixture in tins, about half as large as liked when baked, and
bake in a quick oven. When cold, make a hole in the side with a
knife and fill with the following cream : One pint of milk, one-
half cup of sugar, one tablespoonful of corn starch, three eggs ;
dissolve in a little milk. Beat eggs and sugar together, stir in
the corn starch, then stir into milk while boiling. Flavor. Take
one-half cake of grated chocolate, two-thirds of a cup of sugar,
one-half cup of cream. Boil and stir to a smooth paste ; then
with a knife spread on the outside of the puffs. — Mrs. Henry
Meringues, a la Creme with Candied Cherries. — Beat
the whites of six eggs until foamy, add half a teaspoonful of
cream of tartar, and beat until dry; fold into the mixture one
cup and a half of powdered sugar, and one teaspoon of vanilla
extract. Cover one-half inch boards with oiled paper, a tack at
each end; put the mixture in large spoonfuls upon the paper, sift
a little sugar over the top, and bake in a very moderate oven
about forty-five minutes, to dry, rather than bake. The instant
the board is removed from the oven, remove the tacks and invert
the paper and meringues. Take from the paper, scoop out the
soft center, sprinkle them on the inside with sugar and return to
the oven to dry. Fill with whipped cream sweetened and
flavored; add candied cherried here and there. — Mrs. J. M.
Meringues. — Whites four eggs, beaten stiff; one pound of
pulverized sugar, added very slowly. Flavor to taste. Two table-
spoonfuls arrowroot; try in quick oven. Bake on oiled paper in
pans. If they do not raise add more arrowroot. These are ex-
cellent filled with ice cream or jam. — Mrs. W. S. Pollock, Cleve-
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Hermits. — One and one-half cups of sugar, one scant cup
of butter, two and one-half cups of flour, one and one-half cups
of chopped raisins, one-half cup of sour milk, three eggs, one-
half teaspoon soda, one-half teaspoon of cinnamon, one-half tea-
spoon nutmeg. Drop in the pan with a spoon. — Mrs. Mason
Cookies. — Three eggs, two cups of sugar, one cup of butter,
one-half cup of milk, three teaspoonfuls of baking powder, little
less than a quart of flour, drop in pan to bake. — Mrs. H. W. Ford.
HiCKORYNUT Cake. — One cup of butter, two cups of sugar,
four cups of flour, one-half cup of sour milk, one cup of chopped
nuts, and one small teaspoonf ul of soda, three eggs ; dip in
sugar. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Almond Cookies, — Two pounds of butter, three pounds of
sugar, one pound of shelled almonds, one dozen eggs, one tea-
spoonful of ground cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful of soda, a cup
of boiling water, one lemon grated; mix butter, sugar, yolk of
eggs, lemon, cinnamon and hot water ; beat the whites, take three
parts, mix also one-half of the almonds, and as much flour as it
will hold; roll them and brush with the whites of eggs. Before
putting in the almonds and sugar, almonds must be scalded,
dried and cut fine. Bake in a moderate oven. — Mrs. John Morris.
"Birdie's" Cookies. — Two cups of white sugar, one cup of
butter, one-half cup of sweet milk, three eggs, whites and yolks
beaten separately, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Make
dough very soft. — Mrs. C. H. Gilman.
Lemon Cookies. — One-half cup of butter, one-half cup of
lard, two cups of sugar, one cup of sweet milk, two eggs, three
large teaspoons of baking ammonia dissolved in a little of the milk
warmed, five cents' worth of oil of lemon, one teaspoonful of salt,
flour to roll stiff. Cut them out, and prick with a fork before
baking. — Mrs. C. A. Ensign.
Jumbles. — Two cups of sugar, one cup of butter, four
teaspoonfuls of sweet cream, one teaspoonful of cream tartar,
one-half teaspoonful of soda ; knead with flour just stiff enough
to roll. After they are cut, dip one side in fine sugar, three eggs.
— Mrs. C. D. Arms.
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Jumbles. — One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three eggs,
stir light as for cake; enough flour to roll out; blanch almonds
and separate them, pressing the halves into the cookies before
baking them. — Miss Laura Wick.
Brownies. — Cream one-third cup of butter, add one-third
cup of powdered sugar, one-third cup molasses; one tgg well
beaten, and seven-eights cup of bread flour ; then add one cup of
pecan nuts broken finely. Bake in lady finger tins with half the
meat of a pecan on each cake. — Mrs. W. J. Sampson.
Sand Tarts. — One pound of sugar, one pound of flour, ten
ounces of butter, yolks of three eggs. Roll thin, wash with
whites of egg, stew with finely cut almonds or peanuts, cinnamon
and sugar. Bake in moderate oven. — Mrs. A. E. Kaiiffmann.
Oat Flake Cakes. — Two cups of any brand of rolled oats,
one cup of sugar (soft A), or fair brown, one cup of butter, three
cups of white flour, two-thirds cup of sour milk, and one tea-
spoon soda. Flavored with a handful of one-half raisins and
dates chopped very fine. Rub the oat flake all up fine, add the
sifted flour, then raisins and dates, rub the shortening in as for
pie crust, then moisten with the sour milk, roll thin, and sand
with granulated sugar. — Mrs. D. C. Stezvart.
Sugar Cakes. — Three cups of sugar, one cup of butter, one
cup of sour cream, one nutmeg, three eggs, one teaspoonful soda,
(leave dough very soft). — Mrs. W. D. Enzver.
Scotch Cookies. — Two cups of sugar, one cup butter and
lard mixed, one cup of sour milk, one-half cup of molasses, two
eggs, one teaspoon each cinnamon and ginger, one teaspoon soda
in the sour milk, three pints flour. — Mrs. IV. D. Euzver.
Ginger Cookies. — Two cups of New Orleans molasses, one-
half cup of butter, one-half cup of lard, one cup of milk, flour to
thicken, four teaspoonfuls of soda, one tablespoonful of ginger,
other spices to suit the taste ; mix molasses, lard, butter, milk,
soda and ginger. Put on the fire and let warm, but not get hot ;
then add the flour and let it stand over night. Bake in a moderate
oven. — Mrs. John Morris.
Ginger Cookies. — Two cups of molasses, (Orleans), one
cup of butter, one egg, two teaspoons of soda, two teaspoons
of ginger (scant), flour enough to roll stiff. — Mrs. George
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Ginger Cookies. — Three eggs, one cup of sugar, beat light ;
two-thirds cup of butter and lard mixed, one cup of molasses,
three teaspoons soda dissolved in boiling water, one teaspoon of
ginger, sift flour. Much nicer to mix and let stand in cellar over
night. — Mrs. D. C. Stewart.
Ginger Gems. — One-half cup of brown sugar, one cup of
molasses, one-half cup of butter, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, one
teaspoonful of ginger, one teaspoonful of cloves, two teaspoon-
fuls of soda dissolved in boiling water. Flour to thicken. Two
well beaten eggs. — Mrs. Mason Evans.
Ginger Crackers. — One pint of molasses, one-half pound
of butter, melted, one-half teaspoon soda dissolved in a spoon of
hot water, one cup of sugar, a little ground ginger if desired,
flour to make stiff; roll very thin; bake on tin. — Mrs. A. E.
Ginger Snaps. — Three pounds of flour, one pound of butter,
one quart of molasses (best Orleans), one-half pound sugar
(brown), one ounce ginger, one ounce of cinnamon, one-half
ounce cloves. Roll thin. These are very good, and will keep a
long time if kept in a dry place. — Mrs. W. D. Euwer.
Ginger Snaps. — One full cup of shortening, two cups of
brown sugar, two of molasses ; boil together a short time and
then let cool. Sift four cups of flour with one-half tablespoonful
of ground cloves, one-half tablespoonful of cinnamon, one table-
spoonful of allspice, two of ginger, one nutmeg, last of all, one
teaspoonful of soda dissolved in hot water ; then let cool. It is
better to use one part butter. Make in small rolls with hand,
then cut in pieces the size of a hickory nut, giving them plenty
of room in the pans to spread. Bake in a moderate oven. Let
them cool before taking out of the pans. — Mrs. Jane Hughs.
Raised Ginger Snaps. — One cup of butter, two cups of
molasses, one cup of milk, four teaspoonfuls of soda, one table-
spoonful of ginger ; stir up stiff over night ; bake in a hot oven.
—Mrs. R. J. Wick.
Ginger Snaps. — One cup of butter heaping full, one cup of
sugar, one cup of molasses, one-third of a cup of cold water
poured over the sugar, two teaspoonfuls of soda dissolved and
added to the molasses, two teaspoonfuls of ginger, if it is fresh ;
flour enough to roll very thin. — Mrs. Sidney Strong.
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Soft Ginger Cakes. — One pint of molasses, one-half pint
of milk, almost one-half pint of melted butter, one tablespoonful
soda, one tablespoonful of soda put in the molasses ; put in the
molasses ; one tablespoonful of ginger. Mix up quickly and soft.
— Miss Belle Robbins.
Ma'am Polly's Ginger Cakes. — Six pounds of flour, one
pound of butter, two tablespoonfuls of ginger, yolks of two eggs,
one pint of buttermilk, one spoonful of soda, one spoonful of
pulverized alum (boil the alum in one-half pint of water three
minutes), one-half gallon of molasses. Make up your dough,
roll one-half inch thick. Bake ten minutes.
Taylor Cakes. — Six ounces of brown sugar, six ounces of
butter, one pint of baking molasses, one-half pint of thick milkj,
one and one-half pounds of flour, one ounce of baking soda, two
tablespoonfuls of cinnamon. Warm the butter and molasses to-
gether. Drop on tins and bake in a quick oven. — Adr. Paul Wick.
Taylor Cakes. — One ounce baking soda dissolved in one-
half pint of thick milk, five eggs, and one-half pound of sugar
well beaten in ; one pint molasses and one-half pound butter. To
make a soft batter will require about one and one-half pounds of
flour. Drop and bake on tins about eight on ten minutes. — Mrs.
A. E. Kauffmann.
Graham Cookies. — Two and one-half cups of graham or
whole wheat flour, two cups of brown sugar, one cup butter, one-
half cup of hot water, one teaspoonful of soda, one large spoon
rich cream ; roll thin. — Miss Caddie Boris.
Cinnamon Cookies. — Two cups of sugar, one cup of butter^
three eggs ; beat the yolks and whites separately ; one-half tea-
spoon of soda dissolved in one-half cup of cream, flour sufficient
to roll lightly m the hand, and press in fine sugar and cinnamon.
— Mrs. Wni. Lawthers.
Fried Cakes. — Two cups of sugar, one cup of buttermilk
(or sour milk), one teaspoon of soda dissolved in the milk, one
even tablespoonful of melted lard, a little grated nutmeg, two
eggs, flour to make stiff enough to roll out. Put flour in pan,
make a hole in center and mix together. — Mrs. J. S. Pollock.
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Fried Cakes. — One and one-half cups of sugar, one cup of
sour milk, two eggs, two scant tablespoonfuls melted butter, half
nutmeg grated, one teaspoon cinnamon, one teaspoon salt, one
teaspoon soda. Make a little stiffer than biscuit dough, roll out
a quarter of an inch thick, and cut out with fried cake cutter with
hole in center. Fry in hot fat. — Mrs. E. L. Kanengeiser.
Fried Cakes. — Two cups of sugar, two eggs, five table-
spoonfuls of melted butter, one pint of milk, three teaspoonfuls
of baking powder; mix soft. — Miss Laura Wick.
Fried Cakes. — One cup of sugar, one cup of milk, three
eggs, four tablespoonfuls of melted butter, two teaspoonfuls of
cream tartar, one teaspoonful of soda ; mix as soft as possible ;
have lard hot before putting in cakes to fry. — Mrs. John Morris.
Doughnuts. — One cup of sugar, four tablespoonfuls of
melted butter, two eggs, one cup of milk, one quart of flour, three
teaspoonfuls of baking powder, extra flour to roll ; flavor with
nutmeg. Fry in hot lard. — Mrs lohii D. Wick.
Raised Doughnuts. — Three teacups of sugar, one cup of
butter, one cup of lard, four cups of milk, two cups of yeast, one
nutmeg, four eggs and a little salt ; sponge them, putting in all
the ingredients of flour and milk, and add the remainder in the
morning; if you have not a soft yeast, set a sponge in the
morning; when light, roll out about an inch in thickness, cut
with a wine glass, let rise again before frying. — Miss Laura Wick.
Doughnuts. — One cup of sugar, one cup of sweet milk, two
eggs, three tablespoonfuls of melted butter, two teaspoonfuls of
baking powder, flour to roll, cut in balls, and roll in fine sugar
while hot. — Mrs. Wm. Lawthers.
My Grandmother's Crullers. (1823). — Three eggs, three
tablespoonfuls melted butter, nine tablespoonfuls of sugar. Flavor
with nutmeg or cinnamon; mix quite stiff and roll in rather thin
sheet. Cut in shapes with a jagging iron and fry in boiling fat.
They cook very quickly. — Mrs. E. L. Kanengeiser.
Rich Crullers. — Ten tablespoonfuls of lard, ten table-
spoonfuls of sugar, five eggs, a little salt, nutmeg, flour enough
to roll— Mrs. H. B. Wick.
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Plain Crullers. — Four tablespoonfuls of melted butter,
four of sugar, two eggs, one-half teacup of buttermilk or sour
milk, a teaspoonful of nutmeg. — Mrs. H. B. Wick.
Chocolate Kisses. — Beat until light the whites of ten eggs,
add slowly twenty-four teaspoonfuls of fine sugar, and when
smooth, four tablespoonfuls of grated chocolate, one-half tea-
spoonful of vanilla. Bake fifteen minutes. — Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
Maccaroons. — One-half pound of almonds blanched, one-
half pound of loaf sugar, whites of eggs, one by one. Pound the
almonds in a mortar, occasionally putting in a little rose water to
moisten ; add sugar. Beat the eggs until they are very stiff, then
add enough of the mixture to make a paste. Take a little flour
in your hands and mold them into small cakes. Bake a few
minutes in a moderately hot oven. The top of the oven should
be the hottest. — Mrs. J. G. Butler.
Maccaroons. — One pound of almonds in the shell, three
eggs, one-half pound of white sugar; soak the almonds in hot
water, remove the skins, grate or pound and mix with rosewater,
beat the eggs to a stifif froth, add sugar and almonds, drop on
buttered pans with a spoon. — Mrs. J. H. BiishneU.
Hickory Nut Maccaroons. — Whites of six eggs, beaten
stiff. Stir into these, very lightly, one pound of icing sugar
sifted, two tablespoonfuls of sifted flour, with one-half teaspoonful
of baking powder, mixed in the flour, and one pound of hickory
nut meats chopped fine. Drop on greased sheets and bake in
moderate oven ten or fifteen minutes. If not enough flour add
another spoonful, but no more. — Mrs. R. Bentley.
Creole Kisses. — Whites of three eggs, one-half pound of
sugar, one-half pound of pecan nuts. Put the whites in a bowl,
beat, then add sugar and beat more, not with an egg beater but
with fork or spoon. Beat until dry (thirty or forty minutes),
then add the nuts and one-half teaspoonful of milk. Put brown
paper in pan and drop the kisses ; let them bake until they crack
and then place in the upper part of oven until they become a light
brown. — Mrs. W. H. Hudnut.
Peppernuts. — Three pounds of powdered sugar, twelve eggs,
three tablespoonfuls of cinnamon, three teaspoonfuls of allspice,
three teaspoonfuls of cloves, one-half teaspoonful mace, six tea-
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spoonfuls baking powder, three teaspoonfuls of lemon extract.
Chop fine three-fourths of a pound of citron, candied lemon and
orange peel, red pepper to taste. — Mrs. T. R. Akin.
German Christmas Cakes (Lebkuchen). — One pound
of strained honey, one-half pound of molasses, one pound of
almonds chopped very fine, one-half pound of sugar, one-half
pound of citron chopped fine, one tablespoonful of cinnamon, one
teaspoonful ground cloves, one teaspoonful ground nutmeg, one
teaspoonful of soda, small glass of whiskey. Warm the honey
and molasses, pour over sugar and spices, then add whiskey,
flour and soda. Roll out, cut in small oblongs and bake. When
cold, ice with white boiled icing. — Mrs. T. R. Akin.
CocoANUT Drops. — One-half pound of grated cocoanut, one-
half pound of sugar, whites of three eggs. Bake on paper ; drop
the cakes a little distance from each other. — Mrs. R. IV. Tayler.
Springerll — Four pounds of powdered sugar, sixteen eggs,
beat one hour. Two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, scant tea-
spoonful of anise oil, flour to make very stifif. Mold and dry over
night and bake in a slow oven next morning. (The molds can
be bought for the Christmas cakes in any large department store).,
—Mrs. T. R. Akin.
CocoANUT Candy. — Grate very fine a sound cocoaniit;
spread it on a dish and let it dry naturally for three days as h
will not bear the heat of an oven and too oily for use when freshly
broken. Four ounces will be sufficient for a pound of sugar, but
more can be used to pleasure. To one pound of sugar take one-
half pint of water, a very little of white of egg, and then pour
over the sugar. Let it stand for a short time, then place over a
very clear fire and let it boil for a few moments. Then set it
aside until the scum has subsided. Clear it off and boil the sugar
until very thick, then put in the nut, stir and mix it well and do
not quit for an instant until it is finished. The pan should not
be placed on the fire but over it as the nut is liable to brown with
too fierce a heat.
CocoANUT Balls. — Mix well one cup of grated cocoanut and
one cup of confectioners' sugar. To this add one-half table-
spoonful of water and one-half tablespoonful of lemon. Form
into balls. — Miss E. E. Evans.
Cocoanut Balls. — One-half cup of grated chocolate, one-
half cup of confectioners' sugar, one cup of cocoanut well mixed
and moistened with one and one-half tablespoonfuls of water and
one-half tablespoonful of vanilla. Form into balls. — Miss E. E.
Chocolate Caramels. — Two cups of sugar, one cup of warm
water, one-half cup of grated chocolate, three-fourths of a cup of
butter. Let boil without stirring until it snaps in water. Pour
into pans and let cool. — Mrs. M. C. Wick.
Chocolate Caramels. — One-half pound of grated chocolate,
two teacupfuls of sugar, one-half cup of milk and water, a lump
of butter, one teaspoonful of alum. — Miss Laura Wick.
Chocolate Pralines. — Four cups of brown sugar, two cups
of milk, one cup of English walnuts, butter size of a walnut, one
tablespoonful of vanilla, a square of baker's chocolate grated. Boil
sugar and milk ten minutes, then add butter. Boil until it gathers
in water (but not crack). Stir while boiling and after it is taken
off until it begins to thicken. Then add nuts and vanilla. Pour
on buttered platter and cut in squares. — Mrs. D. C. Stezvart.
Chocolate Fudge. — Two cups of granulated sugar, one cup
of sweet milk, one-half cake of chocolate, butter size of a walnut,
vanilla flavoring. Stir while cooking and when it is boiled, till
it hardens when tried in water, take from the stove and beat hard
until nearly cold. Then pour into pans until cold.
Almond Candy. — Proceed in the same way as for cocoanut
candy. Let the almonds be perfectly dry and do not throw them
into the sugar until they approach the candying point.
To Candy Nuts. — Three cups of sugar, one cup of water.
Boil until it hardens when dropped in water, then flavor with
lemon. It must not boil after the lemon is put in. Put a nut on
the end of a fine knitting needle, dip in the syrup, take out and
turn on the needle until it is cold. If the candy gets cold, set on
the stove for a few moments. Malaga grapes and oranges
quartered may be candied in the same way. — Miss Sallie Arms.
Sugar Candy. — Six cups of white sugar, one cup of vinegar,
one cup of water, a tablespoonful of butter put in at the last with
one teaspoonful of soda dissolved in hot water. Boil without
stirring one-half hour. Flavor to suit the taste. — Mrs. C. H.
Cream Candy — Four cups of sugar, two cups of water, three-
fourths of a cup of vinegar, one cup of cream or rich milk, a
piece of butter the size of an &gg, two teaspoonfuls of vanilla, a
pinch of soda. Let it boil until it cracks in water. Put into pans ;
when cool enough to work, work until very light. — Miss Jennie
Maple Candy. — Four cups of maple syrup. Boil until it
cracks in water but do not stir. Just before taking from the fire,
put in a piece of butter the size of an egg. If preferred waxy, do
not let it cook so long.
Butterscotch. — Two cups of molasses, one cup of sugar,
one-half cup of butter. Boil until done. — Miss Hattie Arms.
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Marsh MALLOWS. — Dissolve one-half pound of gum arabic in
one pint of water. Strain. Add one-half pound of granulated
sugar. Place over the fire and stir constantly until the sugar
is dissolved and the mixture takes the consistency of honey. Add
graduallly the whites of four eggs well beaten, stirring the mix-
ture steadilv until it will not stick to the fingers. Pour into a
pan slightly dusted with starch. When cool, divide into small
Salted Almonds. — Blanch one pound of shelled almonds by
pouring boiling water over them and letting them stand a few
moments, when the skin can be easily removed. Place almonds
in a dripping pan, set in the oven and when hot put over them in
little bits a piece of butter the size of an egg. Stir well to cover
all the nuts with butter and keep in the oven until a light brown
and crisp. Then sprinkle liberally with salt. Keep in a dry
Canned Fruits, Preserves and Jellies
All fruits should be fresh and ripe. Granulated sugar should
always be used and also a porcelain kettle. Put the bottles in
a pan or kettle of cold water, place on the stove until the water
is boiling before filling with the fruit. Do not use an iron spoon.
In preserving, a pound of sugar to one pound of fruit. For
canning, three-fourths of a pound of sugar to one pound of fruit
and a little water. Preserved fruits can be put in tumblers or
small jars covered with egg papers or melted wax run over. In
canning fruit great care should be taken to have the jars perfectly
air tight. Keep in a cool, dark place.
To Can Peaches. — Pare and halve the peaches, pack them in
tin cans as close as they can possibly be put. Make a syrup of
six pounds of sugar to one gallon of cold water. Let this stand
until well dissolved, then pour the cold syrup over the peaches
until the cans are even full, after which solder it oerfectly tight.
Place the cans in a boiler, cover well with cold water, set it on
the fire and let the water boil five minutes. Then take the cans
out and turn them upside down. One gallon of syrup will do one
Rich Canned Peaches. — Pare and stone peaches about
enough for two jars at a time (if many are pared they will be-
come dark colored standing), rinse in cold water, then cook in
a rich syrup of sugar and water about fifteen or twenty minutes,
or until they are clear. Put into your jars all that part not broken,
fill up with the hot syrup (about as thick as corn molasses) and
seal. Same syrup will do to cook two or three more jars. After
the syrup becomes dark, this with broken peaches, can be used
for marmalade or peach butter.
Same rule can be used for pears, plums and all light fruits
that you desire rich. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
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Green Gage Plums. — After stemming and washing the
fruit, fill the jars full, placing them in a boiler of cold water,
just enough not to have the water boil over the top of the jars
into the fruit. After boiling one-half hour, or until the fruit
begins to be tender, lift out the jars and turn off the juice that
may accumulate into a porcelain kettle, and sufficient sugar to make
a rich syrup. When it boils, fill up the jars, let them stand in the
boiling water ten or fifteen minutes longer, then lift out one at a
time and seal. All kinds of plums are nice put up in the same
way. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Cherries. — Take Morello cherries, wash, and remove the
pits, allow a pound of sugar to one pound of fruit. Make a syrup
of sugar with the juice and sufficient water to cover the cherries.
Boil from five to ten minutes, turn into bottles and seal. Some
prefer one pint of sugar to one quart of pitted cherries. — Mrs. C.
Strawberries. — Procure fresh, large strawberries when in
their prime but not so ripe as to be very soft. Hull and weigh
them. Take an equal weight of sugar, make a syrup and when
boiling hot pour in the berries. A small quantity should only be
done at a time. If crowded they will become mashed. Let them
boil about twenty minutes or half an hour. Turn into tumblers
or small jars and seal wath egg papers while hot. — Mrs. M. I.
Quinces. — Select fair, mild apple quinces (the inferior ones
can be used for jelly or marmalade), pare and cut into quarters,
removing the core. For each pound of them take three-fourths of
a pound of sugar, a quart of cold water ; dissolve the sugar in the
water over a moderate fire. Let it boil, then remove from the fire ;
when cool, put in the quinces. If there is not more than enough
water to cover them, more should be added so the syrup will be
thin. If too rich the quinces will be hard and shrink. Boil them
gently until a broom straw will go through them itself. Keep
them covered while boiling that they may be light colored. Put
in bottles and seal. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
To Can Pumpkin. — Cut the pumpkin in halves and steam.
When thoroughly cooked scrape from the shell and put through
the colander. For every cup of pumpkin add three-fourths of a
cup of granulated sugar, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, one-four^th
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of a teaspoonful of ginger. Cook until quite thick. Put in Mason
jars. For pumpkin pies. — Mrs. C. A. Ensign.
Pineapple Preserve. — Pare and core and cut in small slices
on a slaw cutter. To a pound of pineapple put one pound of
sugar. Let it boil twenty minutes, put in jars and cover with
egg papers. — Miss Laura Wick.
Pineapple Jam. — Pare, core and grate fine on a grater. Then
proceed as for pineapple preserve. — Miss Laura Wick.
Raspberry Jam. — Allow one pound of sugar to a pound of
berries, and one pint of currant juice to five pounds of berries,
adding one extra pound of sugar for each pint of currant juice.
Mix the berries and sugar in layers, then mash with potato masher.
Add currant juice and let boil one-half hour. Put in tumblers
and cover with egg papers while hot. Make blackberry, straw-
berry and currant jam in the same way, omitting the currant
juice. — Mrs. M. L Arms.
Strawberry or Raspberry Jam. — To one pound of berries
allow one and one-fourth pounds of sugar. Heat an earthen bowl
hot on the stove, then remove it from the stove and put into it
the berries and sugar and beat them hard with wooden spoon for
as much as an hour and a half. Do not cook at all. Put in jars
with egg papers. — Miss Jennie Bonnell, England.
To Can Raspberries and Blackberries. — To a quart of
berries allow one pint of sugar. Boil fifteen minutes and put in
air-tight jars. — Mrs. M. L Arms.
Cherry Jam. — To each pound of cherries allow three-fourths
of a pound of sugar. Stone them, and as you do so. throw the
sugar gradually into the dish with them. Cover and let them set
over night. Next day boil slowly until the cherries and sugar
form a smooth thick mass. Put up in jars. — Miss Leslie.
Grapes. — Stew, wash and weigh tlie fruit. For preserves
add one pound of sugar to a pound of fruit. For canning, one-
half pound of sugar to a pound of fruit. Remove the pulp, put
the skins and pulp in separate dishes. Cook the pulp and strain
through a sieve, then add the skins and sugar. For canning
cook fifteen minutes. For preserving a little longer. — Mrs. R.
THE YOUNGSTOWN COOK BOOK
Grape Jelly. — Grapes to be used just before they are ripe
and just turning. Stem the grapes and sHghtly cook them. Then
strain and take a pint of sugar to a pint of juice. It makes the
jelly of a light red color and much finer flavored than ripe grapes.
—Mrs. P. T. Caldivell.
Apple Jelly. — Peel two dozen Golden Pippins. Boil
them with one quart of water and half an ounce of isinglass.
When the isinglass is dissolved and the apples reduced to a pulp,
strain. Add the juice of a lemon and the grated rind with a
pound and a quarter of loaf sugar. Boil together twenty minutes
and strain. — Miss Lizzie Bonnell.
Apple Jelly. — Quarter the apples and cover them with water.
Cook and strain them and to a pint of juice put three-fourths of
a pound of sugar. Boil twenty minutes and flavor with lemon
or vanilla. — Mrs. J. G. Butler.
Crab Apple Jelly. — Procure the Siberian crab. Select those
that are perfectly formed, wash in water and pour over them just
enough water to cover. Let them cook until soft, then strain
through a jelly-bag. Add one pound of sugar to one pint of
juice and let boil twenty minutes.
Currant Jelly. — Choose your currants before they are too
ripe. Wash clean and then strain the juice from them through
a jelly-bag (without cooking them) by mashing them with a
potato masher, put a pound of sugar to one pint of juice. Boil
twenty minutes. Seal with egg in tumblers. Another way of
making this is to let the juice boil twenty minutes before adding
the sugar. After adding the sugar, let it boil up for a few
Orange Marmalade. — Separate the pulp from the skin.
Boil the skin until very tender, then chop fine. Separate as
much as possible the white part from the yellow, using only the
yellow. Then to one pound of pulp and skins add one pound of
sugar. Boil twenty minutes. — Miss Lizzie Bonnell.
Orange Marmalade. — Six oranges, three lemons ; slice them.
Add three pints of water to each pint of fruit. Let oranges and
lemons stand in the water over night. Next day cook until tender.
Let stand twenty-four hours, then add one pint of sugar to each
pint of fruit. Cook until it jellies, but not too thick. — Mrs. S. J.
CANNED FRUITS, PRESERVES AND JELLIES l8l
Orange Marmalade. — Six oranges, one lemon, six quarts
of water, six pounds of sugar ; slice oranges very thin ; put in a
crock and let stand in the water over night ; boil half away and
then add sugar and boil until yellow. — Mrs. F. G. Evans.
Orange Marmalade. — Two dozen Messina oranges, one
dozen lemons. Wash the fruit, slice up as thin as possible, remove
all seeds, cover closely for thirty-six hours. Add the water and
boil two hours from time of boiling. Add the sugar and boil
again one hour from time of boiling. — Mrs. T. R. Aiken.
Green Grape Conserve. — Three pounds of green grapes,
seed, eight cups of sugar, one-half pint of raisins and the juice of
two lemons, one pint of water and stuffed English walnuts. Boil
twenty minutes. Conserve can be made of any fruit. Especially
fine of strawberries. — Mrs. D. C. Stewart.
Sunshine Strawberries. — Strawberries three pounds, sugar
three pounds, boiling water two cups. Add the sugar and water
together until it spins a thread, then add strawberries, cook fif-
teen or twenty minutes after they boil. Then spread on large
platters, place in the sun until the strawberry is very thick, then
put in Mason jars. — Mrs. J. L. Wick.
Quince Marmalade. — Ten pounds of ripe, yellow quinces.
Wash clean, pare and core them and cut them into small pieces.
To each pound of quinces allow half a pound of white sugar. Cut
the parings and put into a kettle with enough water to cover
them. Boil slowly until quite soft ; then, having put the quinces
with the sugar into a porcelain kettle, strain over them through
a cloth the liquid from the parings and cover. Boil the whole
over a clear fire until it becomes quite smooth and thick, keeping it
covered except when you are skimming it, and watching and
stirring closely to prevent sticking at the bottom. Pour into
porcelain dishes and when cold can be sliced.
Apple Marmalade. — Twelve pounds of apples, three pounds
of brown sugar, three lemons. Boil slowly. Mash well. — Mrs.
R. W. Tayler.
Apple Jam. — Ten pounds of best cooking apples; pare and
slice. Seven pounds of loaf sugar and the juice of three lemons,
rind of one lemon. Boil all together slowly, stir and mash well.
When they become clear put into molds. The apples should be
put in water to preserve their color. — Mrs. R. W. Tayler.
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Apple Butter. — One-half bushel of Pippin apples, one gallon
of sweet fresh cider. Cook together thoroughly and put through
a colander. Place on the fire and add six pounds of white sugar.
Stir constantly while cooking to prevent burning. In the course
of two or three hours, take a little out in a dish and if it has a
watery appearance it should be cooked longer or until quite thick.
—Mrs. R. McMillan.
Plum Butter. — One-half peck of plums, one-half bushel of
sweet apples. Cook the apples and plums in separate kettles
until quite soft, only putting in enough water to prevent sticking
to the bottom of the kettle. When soft, put through a colander
and then to each pound of mixture allow three-fourths of a pound
of white sugar. Let it cook for a short time and bottle. — Mrs. C,
Peach Butter. — To one bushel of peaches allow from eight
to ten pounds of granulated sugar; pare and halve the peaches.
Put in the kettle and stir constantly (to prevent sticking to the
kettle) until perfectly smooth and rather thick. A part of the
peach stones thrown in and cooked with the peaches give it a nice
flavor and they can be afterwards skimmed out. Add the sugar
a short time before taking from the fire. Put in jars and cover
tight. Peaches for butter should be neither too mealy nor too
To Preserve Watermelon Rind. — After cutting your rind
properly, boil it in clean water with vine leaves between each
layer. A piece of alum the size of a hickory nut is sufficient for a
kettle full. After boiling it put it into ice water to cool. Then
repeat this a second time, each time putting it to cool, each time
boiling one hour. Prepare the syrup with one and one-fourth
pounds of sugar to each pound of fruit. Green ginger boiled in
the water you make your syrup, will flavor it, or three lemons to
six pounds of fruit. If the syrup thickens too fast, add a little
water. The rind should be boiled in the water until clear and
green. — Mrs. R. W. Tayler.
To Preserve Watermelon Rind. — Soak the fruit in salt
water three days, in fresh water three days. Boil in alum water,
soak in fresh water over a day and night, changing the water
several time. Boil in ginger water. To one pound of fruit add
CANNED FRUITS, PRESERVES AND JELLIES 1 83
one and one-fourth pounds of sugar and put in ginger and mHce,
Flavor with oil of lemon. — Miss Lide Wick.
Brandied Fruit. — Take two quarts of California brandy.
Put it into a crock at the beginning of the fruit season. Commence
by putting in the brandy one pound of pineapples (pared and
quartered and then sliced on a slaw cutter very thin). To each
pound of fruit add or.e pound of granulated sugar. The next
fruit in turn is strawberries. Add this same proportion. Then
follow cherries (which are stoned), raspberries, currants, black-
berries, peaches and plums, etc. Add to the brandy without cook-
ing and to each pound of fruit, one pound of sugar. Add also one
pound each of raisins and citron, the latter sliced thin. Stir fre-
quently to dissolve sugar. Keep the crock covered and in a cool
Spiced Gooseberries. — Six quarts of berries, nine pounds
of sugar, one pint of vinegar, one tablespoonful each of cinnamon,
allspice and cloves. Dissolve half the sugar, put in berries, cook-
ing for an hour and a half. Then put in remainder of sugar and
just before taking from the fire add spices and vinegar. — Mrs. S.
J. McElevey. _
Chipped Pear Marmalade. — Eight pounds of pears, peel
and slice very thin. Eight pounds of white sugar, one-half pound
of green ginger root (scraped and cut fine), four lemons boiled
whole in clear water until soft enough to run a straw through ;
slice very thin. Put pulp and rind of lemon with the pear, ginger
root and sugar. Boil one and one-half hours. — Mrs. T. R. Akin.
Ginger Pears. — Eight pounds of pears (hard), eight pounds
of sugar, one-fourth pound of ginger root (green), juice of six
lemons and rind of two. Let sugar boil up with one and one-
half pints of water, add ginger, lemon and pears cut in quarters.
Boil slowly about three hours. — Mrs. A. E. Kauffmann.
Pickles, Catsup and Spiced Fruits
Cucumber Pickles. — Make a brine of salt and water, put in
the cucumbers, and let them remain twenty- four hours ; take cider
vinegar, put in the pickles, let come to a boil, then remove from
the fire and have ready cider vinegar sweetened and spiced to
taste with allspice, sticks of cinnamon, whole black pepper, nu;stard
seed, celery seed and raw ginger ; when heated pour over the
pickles, add grape or cabbage leaves. Grated horseradish may be
used also. — Airs. John Morris.
Cucumber Pickles. — Make a brine of salt and water, put in
the cucumbers and let them remain nine days, pouring off the
brine and scalding it every second day. On the ninth day, take
some cider vinegar, which, if very strong, dilute with one-third
water ; have it boiling hot and pour over the pickles, having first
covered them with vine or cabbage leaves ; then take cider vinegar
and sweeten, say from one and one-half poimds to two pounds of
sugar to one gallon of vinegar. Have ready the spices and put all
into the vinegar. While heating turn off the first vinegar and pour
this over them. Exclude them entirely from the air. If like, add
grated horseradish. — Airs. John D. Morris.
Cucumber Pickles. — Take small cucumbers, put them in a
large stone jar; to a four-gallon jar full put enough water to
cover. One quart of salt and alum the size of a walnut. Turn off
the brine and scald every day, putting it on boiling hot for nine
days. Then wash, and soak over night, if too salt. Put into jars
or bottles ; add whole cinnamon, cloves, mace, allspice and peppers
(green peppers preferred). Scald the vinegar and pour on hot.
— Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Easy Cucumber Pickles. — To one gallon of vinegar add one
cup of salt and one cup of mustard dissolved in vinegar. Pour the
vinegar without heating over small cucumbers, and they are ready
for use in a few days. — Mrs. L. T. Sampson.
PICKLES, CATSUP AND SPICED FRUITS 1 85
Yellow Pickles. — One-half pound of white mustard seed,
one-quarter pound of black mustard seed, one ounce of tumeric,
one-quarter ounce of cayenne. The above quantity for a six-
gallon jar of pickle. White cauliflower cut, white cabbage sliced
fine and long, one-half dozen large onions sliced fine, one-half
dozen small onions whole, one-half dozen small cucumbers whole,
one-half dozen large cucumbers cut. If they can be procured,
nasturtium, radish pods, string beans and green grapes. Put all in
brine for twenty hours. Then strain and pour on boiling vinegar
sufficient to just cover the pickle, into which has been put the
above spices and turmeric. Mix a pint bowl of mustard as for the
table, and add after the pickle has cooled. To get the required
quantity of vinegar, measure the brine when turned off. The
vinegar should only just cover the pickle. — Mrs. G. W. Hale,
English Chow-Chow. — One-quarter of a peck of green
beans, one quart of small onions, one quart of green sliced tomatoes,
two dozen small cucumbers, one dozen small green peppers, one
dozen chopped red peppers, one cauliflower, two ounces of white
mustard seed, the same quantity of black mustard seed, one-half
pound of yellow ground mustard, one-fourth of a teacupful of
sweet oil, one tablespoonful of turmeric powder, one teaspoonfulf of
celery seed. Scald the beans, onions, peppers, cauliflower, toma-
toes and cucumbers in vinegar and drain through a colander. Then
place in a jar; put on the fire fresh vinegar sufficient to cover the
pickle, and put into it all the seed and two-thirds of the ground
mustard. Let it boil some minutes, then mix the remainder of the
mustard, the tumeric and oil together. Stir in, and let boil up once
and pour over the pickle. — Mrs. C. Hazeltine.
Tomato Chow-Chow. — One-half bushel of green tomatoes,
one dozen onions, one-half dozen green peppers, all chopped fine.
Sprinkle over the mess one pint of salt; let is stand over night,
then drain off the brine ; cover it with good vinegar, let cook one
hour slowly, then drain and pack in jars. Take two pounds of
sugar, two tablespoonfuls of cinnamon, one of allspice, one of
cloves, one of pepper, one-half cup of ground mustard, one pint
of grated horseradish, and vinegar enough to mix them. When
boiling hot, pour over the mess packed in a jar and cover tight.
Then it is ready for use and will keep for years. — Mrs. H. B.
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Chow-Chow. — For this take the large overgrown cucumbers,
pare and remove the seeds, chop and sprinkle with a little salt, and
let stand over night to drain. For one gallon take about half as
many chopped onions, and two red peppers with seeds removed,
chopped ; mix them fresh with the cucumbers, sprinkle through the
mess about two tablespoonfuls celery seed ; place in granite kettle,
cover with vinegar, add one cup of sugar, only scald, that the
crispness may be retained ; fill bottles and seal while hot with
parafine. — Mrs. W. D. Euiver.
Cucumber Pickle. — Take one gallon of water and one scant
pint of salt; let boil and pour over the pickles boiling hot. Let
stand twenty-four hours, drain and make fresh brine same as be-
fore and pour over boiling hot the second morning. Third morn-
ing scald the same brine and pour over boiling hot. Fourth morn-
ing wipe the pickles dry; take strong cider vinegar (enough to
cover pickles), a lump of alum the size of a walnut, a little sugar,
white mustard seed, whole cloves, red or green peppers torn up or
a little cayenne pepper, a bunch of celery cut up and a little celery
seed. Boil all together and pour over pickles hot. — Mrs. F. W.
Chow-Chow. — To one peck of tomatoes, add three good-sized
onions, six peppers with seeds taken out, chop together and boil
three minutes in three quarts of vinegar. Drain and throw this
vinegar away. To three quarts of new vinegar scalding hot, add
two cups sugar, one cup of mixed mustard, one tablespoonful
whole cloves, one tablespoonful salt; pour over tomatoes and put
away for use. — Mrs. W. D. Euwer.
Piccalilli. — One-half ■ bushel of green tomatoes, one-half
peck of onions; slice, sprinkle salt through them and let stand
over night. In the morning drain off the water. Put over the
fire with enough weak vinegar to cover. Let simmer slowly until
a little tender, but not cooked to pieces. Drain in a colander and
put a layer of the pickle in a jar. Sprinkle over black mustard
seed, ground pepper, cinnamon, cloves and allspice, and a little
sugar. Continue in this way till the jar is filled. Sprinkle plenty
of spice over the top. Pour over cold strong vinegar. Cover
tight, and set away. — Mrs. M. I. Arw^_
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Sweet Piccalilli. — Take tomatoes just turning, wash
and without paring slice thick. Put into a crock, with salt
sprinkled between the layers, and let stand over night. In the
morning drain and make a rich syrup of vinegar, sugar, and spice,
cinnamon, mace and cloves. Put a few of the tomatoes into the
syrup, and let them simmer slowly. Take out before they are
cooked to pieces, and put into a crock on the back of the stove.
Continue in this way with the tomatoes until all are used. If the
syrup gets too thin, make fresh. Pour over the tomatoes, and
cover tight. — Mrs. M. I. Arms.
Piccalilli. — One peck of green tomatoes, one dozen onions,
six red peppers, one-half ounce of ginger, one-quarter of an ounce
of mace, one tablespoonful of black pepper, one box of mustard,
five cents' worth of celery seed, mustard seed to taste, one pound
of brown sugar. Slice tomatoes, onions and peppers, put in a
jar with salt mixed well through. Let stand twenty-four hours.
Drain off and boil in vinegar (after adding the spices) until
clear. — Mrs. E. W. McClure.
Piccalilli. — Pick over carefully two cabbages, chop fine,
and pint of chopped onion ; stir in a handful of salt, and let stand
twenty-four hours. Into a quart of vinegar stir a pound of
brown sugar, and a tablespoonful each of ground mustard, pepper,
mace, allspice, celery seed, cinnamon, and turmeric ; stir this into
the onion and cabbage, turn into a preserving kettle, and cook
ten minutes ; when cold pack in jars. — Mrs. S. J, McElevey.
Tomato Piccalilli. — One peck of green tomatoes, one-half
peck of onions, six green peppers, and two red ones. Slice and
drain over night with a little salt; then cover with vinegar and
cook until tender. To the vinegar add two pounds Cor more)
sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, mace, all whole. At the last
horseradish cut in small pieces. — Mrs. W. D. Einver.
Piccalilli. — One peck green tomatoes, one dozen onions,
one-half ounce ground mace, one-half ounce ground ginger, one
tablespoonful black pepper, one-fourth pound of mustard, one
pound of brown sugar, six small red peppers, mustard seed to
taste. Put tomatoes and onions in a jar in layers ; let stand for
twenty- four hours, covered with salt; drain liquid off, add one
gallon of vinegar scalded, with spices poured over when cold.
— Mrs. J. L. Botsford. .
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Mixed Pickles. — Cut the solid part of large seed cucumbers,
drop them in water slightly salted, over night ; take an equal
number of onions, or more, boil in salted water until nearly tender.
You can add cauliflower, beans, green cantaloupe, etc., after
cooking in salted water, same as onions. You do not cook the
cucumbers first. After draining mix all together by putting in
layers in granite kettle ; sprinkle plentifully with celery seed and
small pieces of red peppers. Take about two tablespoonfuls of
turmeric and double that of mustard ; mix in cold vinegar and pour
over the kettle ; cover all with vinegar, add sugar to taste, about
two cupfuls to the gallon ; boil till nice color, but not long enough
to lose their crispness ; make the syrup the desired thickness by
adding mixed cornstarch a little at a time just before taking off
the stove. — Mrs. W. D. Euwer.
Cold Pickle. — One peck of ripe tomatoes, chop and drain ;
two cups of chopped onions ; two cups of chopped celery ; four
sweet peppers chopped ; one-half cup white mustard ; one-half
cup celery seed ; one-half cup of salt ; two cups of granulated
sugar ; two teaspoonfuls black pepper ; two teaspoonfuls of cinna-
mon ; two pints of vinegar. Can up airtight in glass jars. (Can
tomato juice for soups.) — Mrs. E. L. Kanengeiser.
HiGDON. — One-half bushel of green tomatoes, two large heads
of cabbage, one-half dozen green cucumbers, one dozen onions, one
dozen green peppers, chopped fine and prepared as piccalilli, all
except the chopped pepper, which is put in after scalding. Use
ground cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, a little black mustard seed,
and celery seed, one gallon of vinegar and four pounds of granu-
lated sugar, scalded in vinegar. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Green Tomato Mince. — One peck green tomatoes (chopped
fine) ; add two pounds of raisins; five pounds of sugar; boil until
thick, then add two tablespoonfuls ground cinnamon, two table-
spoonfuls of cloves, two tablespoonfuls of salt, one pint of vinegar.
Can while hot. — Mrs. J. C. Crew.
Chopped Tomatoes. — To one gallon of tomatoes, chopped
fine, take one teacupful of salt, sprinkle, and let stand over night.
Drain through a colander, then add one tablespoonful of ground
cloves, one of allspice, two of cinnamon, three of ground mustard,
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two of black pepper, four of green pepper, chopped fine, one head
of cabbage. Cover with cold vinegar. Three or four onions if
liked. — Mrs. John Morris.
Chili Sauce.— Twenty-four ripe tomatoes, twelve green
peppers, eight onions, eight teacupfuls of vinegar, eight tablespoon-
fuls of sugar, four tablespoonfuls of salt, four teaspoonfuls of
cloves, four teaspoonfuls of cinnamon. Chop the onions and per-
pers fine ; slice and peel the tomatoes ; boil two or three hours until
it is the right consistency. Use less peppers if you don't like it
hot. — Mrs. Mason Evans.
Chili Sauce.— Eighteen ripe tomatoes, pared; three green
peppers, one onion, one cup of sugar, two and one-half cups of
vinegar, two teaspoonfuls of salt, one teaspoonful of cinnamon,
one "teaspoonful of cloves. Cook the tomatoes tender ; chop the
onions and peppers very fine. Mix all and cook a few minutes.—
Mrs. J. G. Butler.
Chili Sauce.— One dozen ripe tomatoes, four green peppers,
one large onion, one cup of vinegar, one tablespoonful of sugar,
one teaspoonful of ground allspice, two teaspoonfuls of salt, one
teaspoonful of pepper. Boil half an hour, then put in bottles while
hot, and cork tight.— Mr^. E. C. Wells.
Oil Pickle. — Six dozen cucumbers, four quarts of onions,
both sliced very thin ; salt and let stand three hours ; drain. Dress-
ing : One cup of olive oil, one tablespoonful of white mustard and
one tablespoonful of black mustard seed, one tablespoonful of cel-
ery seed, two quarts of vinegar. Mix all with the vinegar. Pack
the onions and cucumbers in jars and pour over them the dressing
cold. Add vinegar if not sufficient to cover.— Mr^. John Sampson.
Stuffed Peppers. — Put the peppers in salt and water for a
few days, then remove the seeds. Chop cabbage and sprinkle with
salt. In a few hours, drain the water from the cabbage, and
season with mustard or celery seed, or a mixture of each. Fill
the peppers with the cabbage and seed, and sew them up. Cover
with hot vinegar. — Mrs. C. Haseltine.
Martinoes.— Pick from the vines before they get tough ; put
them in a weak brine for three days, then let them drain, and-
pour over them boiling vinegar, spiced with cloves and cinnamon.
— Mrs. J. J. Murray.
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Red Cabbage and Cauliflower. — Pull the loose leaves,
quarter the cabbage, put them in a large jar with alternate layers
of salt and cabbage, and let them stand for several days; then
scald some vinegar, with pepper-corns, mace and cinnamon in
proportion of an ounce each to a gallon of vinegar ; add a small
piece of alum, and turn this over the cabbage in the brine, which
should remain with it. Cloves and allspice are good, but turn the
cabbage darker. The vinegar should be scalded three or four
times, and poured over the cabbage to make it tender. Cauliflower
is pickled in the same way.
Uncooked Tomato Catsup. — One peck ripe tomatoes, peeled
and chopped fine ; then put to drain in colander for several hours,
stirring often. To this add two roots of horseradish, grated, two
green peppers, remove the seeds and chop fine ; three stalks of
celery chopped ; one cup of onion chopped ; one-half cup each of
salt and mustard seed ; one teaspoonful black pepper, one tea-
spoonful ground mace ; one teaspoonful ground cloves ; two tea-
spoonfuls cinnamon ; one cup of sugar ; one quart of vinegar. Mix
all together thoroughly, and put in wide mouthed bottles, cork and
seal. — Mrs. Robert Bentley.
Tomato Catsup. — To one gallon of ripe tomatoes, add two
tablespoonfuls of salt, one of pepper, two of ground mustard, one
dessert spoon of cloves, one pint of good cider vinegar, a half
teacupful of sugar. Boil slowly for three hours. Do not add the
spice until nearly done, as it is more liable to burn. — Mrs. John
Tomato Catsup. — One gallon of tomatoes, one pint of vine-
gar, two tablespoonfuls of salt, two of black pepper, two of mus-
tard, one of cloves, one dozen onions, sliced fine. Boil all together
till quite thick ; strain through a colander. Bottle and cork tight,
and keep in a cool place. — Mrs. T. H. Wilson.
Tomato Catsup. — One bushel ripe tomatoes, one pint of
salt, one pound of sugar, one-half gallon of vinegar, one and one-
fourth pound of mixed spices ; buy by the box ; let cook until
thoroughly seasoned with spices ; two dozen onions cut in small
pieces, four or five green peppers cut in small pieces, four or five
horseradish roots cut in small pieces. Mash mixture through a
sieve. — Mrs. J. L. Botsford.
PICKLES, CATSUP AND SPICED FRUITS IQI
Cucumber Catsup. — Boil and grate full-grown cucumbers,
sprinkle with salt and let stand over night; then pour out all the
water, season with celery seed and add vinegar until about the
consistency of the cucumber when grated. Bottle for use. — Mrs.
Cucumber Catsup. — Two dozen large cucumbers, two dozen
white onions, one tablespoonful of black pepper, one teaspoonful
red pepper, three red peppers. Cut all up fine, sprinkle with salt
and let drain until morning, then mix the spices in ; boil the vine-
gar and let it cool before putting on the pickle. Put in glass jars
and close tight. — Mrs. E. IV. McChire.
Gooseberry Catsup. — Five pounds of berries, two and one-
half pounds of sugar, boil down until as thick as apple butter ;
add cinnamon and cloves to taste, a pinch of salt, one pint of vine-
gar. Strain through a hair sieve and bottle. — Mrs. Henry Wick.
Grape Catsup. — Five pounds of grapes boiled in a little water
and put through a colander, three pounds of sugar, one pint of
vinegar, one tablespoonful of ground cloves, one of cinnamon,
one of pepper, one-half tablespoonful of salt. Boil until a little
thick. Bottle and seal. — Mrs. C. D. Arms.
Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind. — Prepare the rinds and
put into weak vinegar and water for twelve hours, then boil them
tender in the same water; drain well and prepare to a pint of
vinegar one pound of sugar, mace, allspice, cloves, stick cinna-
mon ; put the rinds in a jar and pour this over them. — Mrs. R. W.
Sweet Canteloupe Pickle. — Pare them and cover with
vinegar, after cutting in pieces ; pour oflf the vinegar and to every
pint put three-fourths of a pound of brown sugar, a little cloves,
allspice and mace ; let it boil a few minutes ; throw in the canta-
loupe ; take it out as soon as it looks clear, put in a jar and pour
the boiling mixture over them. — Mrs. R. W. Tayler.
Nasturtums. — Take those that are small and green, put them
in salt and water, changing it twice in the course of a week. When
you have done collecting them, turn off the brine and turn on
scalding vinegar with a little alum in it.
Spiced Plums. — One peck of plums, seven pounds of sugar,
spice to taste ; let boil down thick ; before taking from the fire add
one pint of vinegar. — Mrs. G. B. Woodman.
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Spiced Grapes. — Eight quarts of seeded grapes, two ounces
of ground cloves, two of cinnamon, three and one-half pounds of
sugar; boil two hours.— Mr^. Win. Lazvthers.
^'piCED Grapes. — Boil and strain through a colander, to re-
move the skins and seeds, six pounds of grapes and add to the
grapes three pounds of sugar, one pint of vinegar, two table-
spoonfuls of cinnamon, one each of cloves and mace ; boil one hour.
— Airs. C. Hazeltine.
Spiced Cherries. — Four pounds of cherries, two pounds of
sugar, one tablespoonful of cinnamon, one of cloves ; heat one
pint of vinegar ; pour on hot, three days in succession. — Mrs. Win.
Pickled Cherries. — Pit the cherries. To one quart of fruit
add one pint of sugar, and one-half pint of vinegar. To six
quarts of cherries add one-fourth cup of whole cloves and a scant
fourth pound stick cinnamon. Scald the liquor daily for four days
and pour over the fruit. 'Do not boil the fruit. — Mrs. W. J.
Pickled Plums. — Wash the plums clean and put into jars,
and for two quarts of plumbs make a rich syrup of two pounds of
sugar, one pint of vinegar, with spice ; put tlie plums in a jar and
pour over them the hot syrup. — Miss Kate Anns.
Spiced Gooseberries. — Six quarts of berries, nine pounds of
sugar and one pint of vinegar, one tablespoonful each of cinnamon,
allspice and cloves. Dissolve half the sugar, put in berries cook-
ing for one hour and a half, then put in remainder of sugar and
just before taking from the fire add spice and vinegar. — Mrs. S.
Spiced Pears or Peaches. — Ten pounds of fruit, five pounds
of sugar, one-half pint of vinegar ; mace, cinnamon and cloves
tied in a bag ; boil the pears until clear ; then scald thoroughly in
the syrup, boil it down and pour over the pears. — Mrs. W. S.
Spiced Apples. — Three pounds of apples, pared, four pounds
of sugar, one quart of vinegar, one ounce of stick cinnamon, half
an ounce of cloves ; boil the sugar, vinegar and spices together ;
put in the apples when boiling and let them remain until tender.
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Take out, put into a jar; boil down the syrup until it is thick and
pour it over.
Pickled Peaches. — One gallon of vinegar, four pounds of
brown sugar; take cling-stone peaches, rub them with a flannel,
stick two or three cloves in each ; put them into a glass or earthen
vessel and pour the liquor onto them boiling hot ; cover them and
let stand for a week or ten days, then pour off the liquor and boil
it as before, after which return it boiling to the peaches, which
should be covered closely. Let the vinegar and sugar in the
first place just come to a boil. — Miss Laura Wick.
Spiced Peaches. — Three pounds of sugar to one pint of good
vinegar, a teacupful of broken cinnamon, one tablespoonful of
cloves whole, a very little mace; this will spice about one peck
of peaches. Put all in a kettle and simmer slowly fifteen or twenty
minutes. The fruit should be pared. When done put in small jars
and cover with egg papers. — Mrs. R. McMlilan.
Spiced Peaches. — Pare, and if very large, halve one peck
fine Crawford peaches. To one pint of vinegar allow three pounds
of white sugar, and of this make a rich syrup; drop into the
syrup a small handful of broken cinnamon, a very little cloves and
mace and a few pieces of ginger root ; when boiling add as many
peaches as the syrup will cover and let them simmer about ten
minutes, then take out carefully with a spoon, put into jars, then
cook more peaches in the same syrup ; when all cooked, make fresh
syrup and pour over them in the jars.— Mr^. M. I. Arms.
COOKERY FOR THE SICK
Beef Tea. — Very nice beef tea is made by cutting up tender,
juicy beef into pieces about one inch square; put into a strong
bottle, cork tightly and set in a kettle of cold water. Boil it about
two hours ; the fluid then obtained will be of the pure nutriment of
the meat, and the tonic effects are powerful.
Beef Tea. — Cut raw beef into small pieces, cover with cold
water and set on the back of the stove where it will not boil, until
all the juice is extracted from the beef. When wanted for use
skim off all the fat, strain, season, and let come to a boil. — Mrs.
Veal or Mutton Broth. — To each pound of meat add one
quart of cold water, bring it gently to a boil ; skim it and add salt ;
simmer the broth about three hours. A little rice may be boiled
with the meat. When cold skim off all the fat.
Chicken Broth. — Take part of a chicken, joint it and cover
with water ; let it boil closely covered until the meat drops from the
bones, then skim off the fat, strain, and season with a little salt,
and if liked add a teaspoonful of rice, and let boil until the rice
Scraped Beef. — Take a good piece of raw steak, lay it on a
meat board, and with a knife scrape into fine bits ; after removing
all hard and grisly parts put it into a pan over the fire and let it
remain just long enough to become thoroughly heated through,
stirring it up from the bottom occasionally ; season with a little
salt. This is very nutritious, and quite palatable.
To Prepare an Egg. — Beat an egg until very light, add sea-
soning to the taste, and then steam until thoroughly warmed
through, but not hardened. This will take about two minutes.
An egg prepared in this way will not distress a sensitive stomach.
COOKERY FOR THE SICK IQS
Milk Porridge. — Make a thin batter of white flour and cold
milk and stir it into boiling milk with a little salt. Let it boil
for a few minutes, stirring all the time.
Panada.— Shave very thin soft parts of light bread into a
bowl, put in a piece of butter the size of a large hickorvnut, grate
over this some nutmeg, pour on boiling water, cover and let
stand a few minutes. — Mrs. H. B. Wick.
Panada.— Break the soft part of a stale loaf of bread in
pieces, and soak in cold water for an hour, then mash ; put it on
the fire, with a little salt, butter and sugar to taste, and cook
slowly for an hour ; add two yolks of eggs beaten, with two table-
spoonfuls of milk.
Oat Meal Gruel.— Put two large spoonfuls of oatmeal, wet
in cold water, into one pint of boiling water, boil it gently one-half
hour, skim, and add a little salt, sugar and nutmeg.
Port Wine Jelly.— Melt in a little warm water one ounce of
isinglass, stir into it one pint of port wine, adding two ounces of
sugar, an ounce of gum arable and half a nutmeg, grated ; mix all
well and boil ten minutes, or until everything is thoroughly dis-
solved; then strain and set away to get cold.
Barley Water.— Soak one pint of barley in lukewarm water
for a few minutes, then drain ofif the water. Put the barley in
three quarts of cold water, and cook slowly until the barley is quite
soft, skimming occasionally. This barley water, when cold, flavor
with a little jelly or lemonade.
Rice Milk.— Pick and wash the rice carefully; boil it in
water until it swells and softens ; when the water is partly boiled
away, add some milk. It may be boiled entirely in milk, by setting
the vessel in which the rice is in, in boiling water ; sweeten with
white sugar, and season with nutmeg. It also may be thickened
with a little flour or beaten egg.
Flaxseed Tea.— One-half pound of flaxseed, one-half pound
of rock candy, and three lemons pared and sliced ; pour over this
two quarts of boiling water ; let it stand until very cold ; strain
before drinking. This is good for a cough.— Mr^. H. B. Wick.
Appleade.— Cut two large apples in slices, and pour on them
one pint of boiling water ; strain well and sweeten. Ice it before
196 THE YOUNGSTOWN COOK BOOK
Blackberry Syrup. — One quart of blackberry juice, one
pound of sugar, one-half ounce of nutmeg, one-half ounce of
cinnamon, one-fourth of as ounce of cloves, one-fourth of an
ounce of allspice. — Mrs. J. G. Butler.
ToASTWATER. — Toast Stale bread until quite brown, but do
not burn it ; put it into a large bowl, and pour over it boiling
water ; let it stand for an hour or so, strain and put in a piece of
ice before drinking.
Toast. — Toast bread until a nice brown all over, taking great
care not to burn ; butter each slice, dip into hot water, or pour
over each piece enough sweet cream to moisten it.
Blackberry Wine. — To one gallon of mashed berries add
one quart of boiling water and let it stand twenty- four hours ; then
strain them, and to every gallon of juice add three pounds of brown
sugar. Put in a jug or demijohn and cover with a thin piece of
muslin until October, then bottle it off. — Mrs. R. W. Tayler.
Wine Whey. — Sweeten one pint of milk to taste, and when
boiling throw in two wine-glasses of sherry : when the curd forms,
strain the whey through a muslin bag into tumblers.
Arrowroot Custards. — Boil a pint of milk, and while boiling
stir into it one large spoonful of arrowroot mixed smooth with a
little cold milk ; add a little salt ; let it boil three or four minutes,
then let it cool, and add a couple of beaten eggs, sugar, and nut-
meg to the taste, and set it where it will get scalding hot, stirring
all the time. As soon as it boils up turn it into custard cups.
Cracked Wheat. — To one quart of hot water take one small
teacup of cracked wheat and a little salt ; boil slowly for half an
hour, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Serve with cream
and sugar or new milk.
Raw Egg — Break a fresh egg into a glass, beat until very
light, sweeten to taste and add two tablespoonfuls of port wine,
then beat again.
Fine Hominy. — Put to soak one pint of hominy in two and
one-half pints of boiling water over night in a tin vessel with
a tight cover ; in the morning add one-half pint of sweet milk and
a little salt. Place on a brisk fire in a kettle of boiling water ; let
boil one-half hour.
COOKERY FOR THE SICK 1 97
Oat Meal Mush. — Sift into boiling water, with a little salt,
oat meal until about the consistency of common mush ; let it boil
Blackberry Cordial. — Warm and squeeze the berries ; add
to one pint of juice one pound of white sugar, one-half ounce of
powdered cinnamon, one- fourth ounce of mace, two tpa^Doontuls
of cloves. Boil all together for one-fourth of an hour; strain
the syrup, and to each pint add a glass of French brandy. Two
or three doses of a tablespoonful or less will check any slight
diarrhoea. When the attack is violent, give a tablesnoonful after
each discharge until the complaint is in subjection. It will arrest
dysentery if given in season, and is a pleasant and safe remedy.
Amount of Refreshments Required for Entertaining
Fifty Guests. — Five chickens and twelve heads of celery for
salad. One hundred sandwiches. One and one-half pounds of
coffee. Three pints of cream. Two molds of jelly and five loaves
of cake. For scalloped oysters : One gallon of oysters, two pounds
of crackers, and one pound of butter. Five dozen biscuits. Two
and one-half pounds of butter. Eight pounds of ham boiled and
two pounds of butter for one hundred mixed ham sandwiches. —
Mrs. S. J. McElevey.
To Clean Paint. — Tea leaves may be saved from the table
for a few days, and when sufficient are collected, steep, not boil,
them for half an hour in a tin pan. Strain the water off through
a sieve, and use this tea to wash all varnished paint. It removes
spots, and gives a fresher, newer appearance than when soap and
water is used. For white paint, take up a small quantity of whit-
ing on a damp piece of old white flannel, and rub over the surface
lightly, and it will leave the paint remarkably bright and new.
To Mend Broken Dishes. — Take one-fourth of a pound of
white glue, break the pieces fine, put in a bottle, and add muriatic
acid enough to cover the glue; cork the bottle tightly, and place
where it will be warm until the contents have become liquid of thf
consistency of thin molasses. To mend an earthen or glass dish,
see that the edges are clean ; then warm the parts until they are so
hot that you can scarcely hold in your hands, but do not heat so hot
as to burn the cement. With a flat stick apply the cement to the
edges as quick as you can, put them together, and let another
person tie them tightly. When this is done, put the mended dishes
on a shelf in a warm room until the cement has become thoroughly
dry and hard. — Mrs. C. H. Gilman.
To Raise the Pile of Velvet. — Cover a hot smoothing-iron
with a wet cloth, hold the velvet firmly over it ; the vapor rising
will raise the pile of velvet with the assistance of a light whisk.
MISCELLANEOUS RECIPES 1 99
Put one or two red peppers or a few pieces of charcoal into
the pot where ham, cabbage, etc., is boiUng, and the house will not
be filled with offensive odor.
To Wash Oil-Cloths. — In washing oil-cloth, never use any
soap or a scrub brush ; it will destroy an oil-cloth that should last
for years, in a short time. Use instead warm water and a soft
cloth of flannel and w^pe off with water and skim milk.
Baking PovvoiiR. — Eight ounces of soda, eight ounces of
flour, seven ounces of tartaric acid ; sift well together. — Miss Eliza
Soft Soap. — Eighteen pounds of potash to twenty pounds of
grease ; boil until the scraps are eaten up, then pour into a barrel
and fill it with cold water ; stir it well every day until it thickens,
which is generally two weeks. — Mrs. H. B. Wick.
Soap. — Four and one-half pounds of soda ash, two pounds
of lime, two ounces of borax ; boil in three gallons of water half
an hour, then pour it into a tub to settle ; clean the kettle and put
in seven pounds of clean grease while the lye is settling; then
pour off the lye into the kettle and boil two or three hours ; put
five gallons of water into the tub to settle, and then throw in
occasionally from that, as it rises, to keep from boiling over. —
Mrs. A. B. Maximll, Leetonia O.
To Clean Straw Matting. — If white straw matting is
washed twice during the summer in salt and water — a pint of salt
to half a pailful of warm soft water — and dried quickly with a
soft cloth, it will be long before it will turn yellow. A thin coat of
varnish applied to straw matting will make it much more durable,
and keep the matting looking; fresh and new. White varnish
should be used on white matting. When varnished it will not
need to be washed. Be sure and have the varnish thin, or the
matting will crack.
To Clean Tinware. — Tinware looks much nicer when
washed in hot water with milk instead of soap, and will not require
rough scouring, which soon wears oif the tin.
To Take Mildew from Linen. — Rub the spots with soap ;
scrape chalk over it and rub it well; lay on the grass in the
sun ; as it dries, wet it a little ; it will come out with two apphca-
tions, — Mrs. R. W. Tayler.
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A Cheap Paint. — Take a bushel of unslacked lime and slack
it with cold water; add to it twenty pounds of Spanish whiting,
seventeen pounds of salt, and twelve pounds of sugar ; strain the
mixture through a wire sieve, and it will be ready for use after
reducing with cold water. This is intended for the outside of
buildings ; put on with a white-wash brush. For inside walls,
take as before, one bushel of unslacked lime, three pounds of
sugar, five pounds of salt ; prepare as above, and put on with a
Another Paint. — Take about a peck of unslacked lime, slack
it in hot water; add about six pounds of lard, or any kind of
grease ; put in about two pounds of glue and one pound of Spanish
whiting, a few handfuls of salt. Apply it while hot.
To Revive Withered Flowers. — Dip the stems (after cut-
ting about one-half inch from them) into boiling water, and, by the
time the water is cold, the flowers will revive.
To Get Rid of Flies. — Take one-half teaspoonful of black
pepper in powder, one teaspoonful of brown sugar, and one tea-
spoonful of cream; mix well together, and place in a room on a
plate where the flies are troublesome.
To Get Free from Ants. — Sprinkle quick-lime on the win-
dow-sills, or wherever they get in ; camphor gum wrapped in paper
and laid around when they are thick, will also drive them away.
To Wash Muslin Dresses in Delicate Colors. — They
should not be washed with soap. The best fluid to wash them in
is rice water, made by boiling one pound of rice in one gallon of
water ; reserve a quart of the water for starching ; then wash the
dress in the remainder ; rinse in clear or slightly blued water ; then
starch the dress in the remaining quantity of rice water and iron
To Dye Blue on Cotton (Two and one-half pounds). —
One ounce of oxalic acid, one ounce of Prussian blue, put together
in a bottle of soft water two or three days before using ; shake often
so as to dissolve ; when ready to use, put in a brass kettle plenty
of cold water and the solution ; when it comes to a boil, put in your
rags a few minutes, and rinse around. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
MISCELLANEOUS RECIPES 201
To Dye Yellow (One and one-half pounds). — Six ounces
of sugar of lead, four ounces of bichromate potash ; dissolve each
in a pail of hot water ; dip your rags, first in the lead and then in
the potash ; dip the yellow in hot lime-water for orange, and blue
in yellow for green. — Mrs. R. McMillan.
For Coloring Scarlet That Will Not Fade. — To six
pounds of woolen goods take three ounces of cochineal, three
ounces cream tartar, and three ounces of solution of tin ; dissolve
the cream tartar in enough water to set the goods ; scald the goods
in the same water half an hour ; soak the cochineal in =^ft water
over night; when ready to color, let the cochineal scald, but not
boil, using goods out of cream tartar water, and put in cochineal
solution ; let them scald several hours ; goods ought then to be
dark color ; drain out of that ; add solution of tin to same liquid,
put in the goods and let them remain until the coloring is all
absorbed.— Mr.y. R. McMillan.
To Clean Marble. — Take two parts of common soda, one
part of pumice stone, and one part of finely powdered chalk ; sift it
through a fine sieve, and mix it with watery then rub it well all
over the marble, and the stains will be removed; rub the marble
over with salt and water.
To Clean Tinware. — The best thing for cleaning tinware is
common soda ; dampen a cloth, dip it in soda, rub the ware briskly,
after which wipe dry.
To Wash Hair Brushes. — Dissolve a piece of soda in warm,
not hot, water; dip the bristles only of the brush once in, then
rub a little soap on them, and continue dipping the brush in and out
(taking care that the water does not get to the back of the handle)
till it becomes white and clean; then dip into cold water in the
same manner ; shak and wipe with a cloth, and lay before the fire,
bristles down, to dry.
To Clean Cut Glass. — Having washed cut glass articles,
let them dry, and afterwards rub them with prepared chalk and a
soft brush, carefully going into all the cavities.
Indelible Ink. — To one tablespoon of rain water, one-half
teaspoon of vinegar, add a piece of lunar caustic three inches long ;
shake well together ; put on to your cloth a little milk and soda
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(to a tablespoon of milk, a piece of baking soda as large as a
grain of corn) ; iron smooth and write immediately. — Mrs. C. D.
Iron Rust. — This may be removed by salt mixed with a
little lemon juice; put in the sun; if necessary use two appli-
Mildew. — Dip the stained cloth in buttermilk, and lay in
Bleaching Process. — Ten cents worth of chloride of lime,
dissolved in enough water to cover well ; when dissolved, pour
into a large tubful of water; saturate the cloth well with water
before putting into the lime-water ; rinse around well with a stick
until the cloth gets white all over; let it stand one-half hour;
then wash out in clean water and boil. — Mrs. Win. Bonnell.
To Clean Kid Gloves. — Pour naphtha in a bowl, enough to
wash one glove ; dip in the glove, and rub every part as hard as
you would in washing a rag ; draw on the hand immediately, and
rub until dry with a clean towel ; proceed in the same manner
with the other glove, using clean naphtha.
To Clean Brittania Ware. — It should first be rubbed with
a woolen cloth and sweet oil, and then washed in water and suds,
and rubbed with soft water and whiting.
To Clean Mirrors. — Never wash a mirror with a cloth, but
after removing all the dust from a mirror and frame with an old
silk handkerchief or feather duster, dampen a piece of soft paper
and rub the surface of the mirror till perfectly clear and free from
spots, then wipe off all the moisture with a soft dry paper and
the mirror will be as clear as glass can be, without motes or
streaks, as is the case when it is washed and polished with a
To Purify a Sink. — Sinks will, in hot weather, become
foul ; it is almost impossible for any one to help it unless some
chemical preparation is used. Dissolve copperas — one pound in
four gallons of water. Pour over the sink three or four times.
To Soften Hard Water. — An ounce of quick-lime dis-
solved in nine quarts of water, and the clear solution put into a
barrel of hard water; the whole will become soft when cleared.
MISCELLANEOUS RECIPES 203
Paste for Cleaning Brass and Other Metals. — Take
oxalic acid one part, rotten stone six parts ; mix with equal parts
of oil and spirits of turpentine to a paste.
Management of Gold Fish.— One fish to one quart of
water ; use the same kind of water, whether spring or river water ;
change daily in summer ; every other day in winter ; use shallow
rather than deep vessels, with small pebbles in the bottom (to
be kept clean) ; keep in the shade and a cool part of the room ; use
a small net rather than the hand when changing the water ; feed
with cracker, the yolk of egg, lettuce and flies every third or
fourth day and put a little in at a time. Do not feed at all from
November to the end of February, and but little for the three
To Keep Different Things. — Pack grapes in cotton. Keep
crumbs and pieces of bread in an earthen vessel, in a cool, dry
place, well covered. Put fresh lard or suet in tin vessels. Salt
pork in unglazed earthenware. Preserves or jellies in glass,
china or stoneware. Cabbage, buried in the ground, roots up-
ward. Salt in a dry place ; meal in a cool, dry place ; ice in the
cellar, wrapped in flannel ; vinegar in wood or glass.
Moths in Carpets. — Take a coarse crash towel, wring it out
in clean water, spread it smoothly over the carpet, then iron it
dry, repeating the operation on all suspected places and those
least used. Then, by placing a few crumbs of sulphur under the
edges of the carpet, the result is accomplished.
Cement.— Two ounces of acetic acid, one ounce of best white
glue— the acid dissolves the glue. Put in a wide-mouthed bottle,
with a brush always ready. Good for everything. Fix like a
mucilage bottle. It dries directly.
Excellent Cologne.— Rose-geranium water, one quart; oil
of rose geranium, two ounces ; oil of rose verbena, two drachms ;
oil of bergamot, two drachms; oil of jessamine, one ounce; oil
of lavender, Eng., one drachm ; extract of mille fleur, one ounce.
This recipe requires five quarts of alcohol.
Household Uses of Ammonia. — For washing paint, put a
tablespoonful in a quart of moderately hot water, dip in a flannel
cloth, and with this simply wash off the woodwork. No scrub-
bing will be necessary. For taking grease from any fabric, use
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the ammonia nearly pure, then lay white blotting paper over the
spot and iron lightly. To clean silver, mix two teaspoonfuls in a
quart of hot soapsuds. Wash the ware with an old brush. For
cleaning hair brushes, shake the brush up and down in a mixture
of one teaspoonful of ammonia to one pint of hot water. Then
rinse in cold water and stand them in the wind or a hot place to
dry. For washing finger-marks from mirrors or windows, put a
few drops of ammonia on a moist rag, and rub quickly. If you
wish your house plants to flourish, put a few drops into every
pint used in watering. A teaspoonful in a basin of cold water
will add much to the refreshing effects of a bath. Nothing is
better than ammonia and water for cleaning the hair. In every
case rinse ofif the ammonia with clear water.
Carpet Cleaning Recipe. — Two and one-half cakes of ivory
soap, eight ounces of washing soda, four ounces of powdered
borax. Boil in one gallon of water until dissolved ; add four
gallons of water to this and let cool. — Mrs. W. S. Bonnell.
To Wash Windows. — It is said that windows washed in
water, to which a little bluing has been added, will show a fine
brilliance and keep fresh longer than when washed in the usual
For Sting of Wasp or Bee. — Most efficacious and speedy in
results is a plaster of clove oil and common salt. It seems to
counteract the effects of the poison immediately. — Mrs. A. E.
The Best Thing to Take Mildew Out of Linen. — Rub
soap well into the moistened linen. Then scrape fine some
common chalk and rub that also into the linen. Lay on the grass.
As it dries, moisten again and again, if necessary. The mildew
usually disappears very rapidly with this treatment. — Mrs. A. E.
To Clean Tiles. — Add one tablespoonful of kerosene to
pail of hot water for scrubbing tiles and it will both cleanse and
show up their colors to perfection.
ANTIDOTES FOR POISON
The following list gives some of the more common poisons
and the remedies most likely to be on hand in case of need :
Acids. — These cause great heat and sensation of burning
pain from the mouth down to the stomach. Remedies : Magnesia,
soda, pearl ash, or soap dissolved in water; then use stomach-
pump, or emetic.
Alkali. — Best remedy is vinegar.
Ammonia. — Remedy: Lemon juice or vinegar.
Alcohol. — First cleanse out the stomach by an emetic, then
dash cold wated on the head, and give ammonia (spirits of
Arsenic. — Remedies : In the first place evacuate the stomach,
then give the white of eggs, lime water, or chalk and water, char-
coal, and the preparation of iron, particular hydrate.
Laudanum. — Same as opium.
Belladonna. — Give emetics, and then plenty of vinegar and
water, or lemonade. *
Morphine. — Same as opium.
Charcoal. — In poisons by carbonic gas, remove the patient
to the open air, dash cold water on the head and body, and stimu-
late the nostrils and lungs with hartshorn, at the same time rub-
bing the chest briskly.
Corrosive Sublimate. — Give white of egg freshly mixed
with water, or give wheat flour and water freely, or salt and water.
Creosote. — White of eggs and emetics.
Lead. — White lead and sugar of lead. Remedies : Alum ;
cathartics, such as castor oil and epsom salts, especially.
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Mushrooms when Poisonous. — Give emetics and then
plenty of vinegar and water, with doses of ether if handy.
Nitrate of Silver (Lunar Caustic). — Give a strong solu-
tion of common sah and then emetics.
Opium. — First give a strong emetic of mustard and water,
then strong coffee and acid drinks ; dash cold water on the head.
Nux Vomica. — First emetics and then brandy.
Oxalic Acid (Frequently mistaken for Epsom salts). —
Remedies : Chalk, magnesia, or soap and water, and other
Prussic Acid. — When there is time administer chlorine in
the shape of soda and lime. Hot brandy and water, hartshorn
and turpentine are also useful.
Snake Bite, Etc. — Apply immediately strong hartshorn,
and take it internally ; also give sweet oil and stimulants freely ;
apply a ligature tightly above the part bitten, and then apply a
Tartar Emetic. — Take large doses of tea made of galls,
Peruvian bark, or white oak bark.
Verdigris. — Plenty of white of eggs and water.
White Vitriol. — Give the patient j)lenty of milk and water.
A Cure for Whisky Drinkers, — Sulphate of iron five
grains, magnesia ten grains, peppermint water eleven drachms,
spirit of nutmeg one drachm ; twice a day.
If a man faints, lay him on his back and let him alone.
If any poison is swallowed, drink instantly half a glass of
cool water with a heaping teaspoonful each of common salt and
ground mustard stirred into it. This vomits as soon as it reaches
the stomach, but for fear some of the poison might remain, swal-
low the whites of two raw eggs, or drink a cup of strong coffee —
these two being antidotes for a greater number of poisons than
any dozen other articles known, besides the advantage of their
being at hand ; if not, a pint of sweet oil, or lamp oil, or drip-
pings, or melted butter or lard are good substitutes, especially if
they vomit quickly.
Cure for Hydrophobia. — Take elecampane root and boil in
fresh milk; give it to the patient, who should fast after taking;
give a second and third dose on alternate days. This remedy has
been known to effect a cure even after the spasms have commenced.
To Cure Hoarseness. — Saturate a flannel cloth with glycerine
and spread on the chest ; in half an hour the hoarseness will be
relieved. — Mrs. Sydney Strong.
Cough Syrup. — One quart of water, one pint of molasses,
and a handful of hops (tied in a cloth) ; boil them together until
reduced one-half ; when cold, add one teaspoonful of paregoric to
each cup of syrup ; dose, one tablespoonful. — Mrs. J. G. Butler.
Whooping-Cough Syrup. — One ounce of boneset, one ounce
of slippery elm, one ounce of flaxseed ; simmer together in one
quart of water until the strength is entirely extracted ; strain care-
fully ; add one pint of molasses, one-half pound loaf sugar ; simmer
all together and when cold, bottle tight. One teaspoonful at a
dose. — Mrs. G. W. Haney.
Simple Cholera Preventive. — An eminent physician says
the surest preventive of Asiatic cholera is sulphur. Put one-half
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teaspoonful of flour of sulphur into each of your stockings ; never
go out with an empty stomach ; eat no fresh bread or sour food.
This is not only a preventive in an epidemic in cholera, but also in
many other epidemic diseases.
Good Salve for Burns. — One-fourth of a pound of tallow ;
one-fourth of a pound of lard, one-half pound of oxide of zinc, one
ounce of camphor gum ; mix by heating over a slow fire. — Mrs.
M. I. Arms.
A Cure for Warts. — Wet the brimstone end of a match, and
rub on to the wart, repeating until the wart is removed. — Miss
Diphtheria. — Tar put between two layers of cloth and tied
on the neck.
A Good Tonic. — Ten cents worth of comfrey, elecampane,
spikenard, Columbia root, wild cherry bark and burdock, one-half
paper of hoarhound, five cents Avorth of rattle root, one quart of
strained honey, or two pounds of sugar ; cover with water and
steep ; pour off and repeat the operation until you have a gallon ;
when cold, add one quart of whisky. Dose, one tablespoonful
three times a day. — Mrs. H. B. Wick.
Croup. — One teaspoonful of powdered alum, mixed with
two teaspoonfuls of sugar, two tablespoonfuls of molasses.
Cure for Burns and All Kinds of Sores. — One-half pound
of white lead, one half pound of red lead, two ounces of camphor
gum, one-half ounce of oil of spike, one and one-half pints of olive
oil. Put these all together in a brass kettle ; simmer over a stove
two hours, being very careful not to burn ; stir it constantly. — Mrs.
M. I. Arms.
The best thing to stop the bleeding of a moderate cut instantly
is to cover it profusely with cobweb, or flour and salt — half and
If the blood comes from a wound by jets or spurts, be spry,
or the man will die in a few minutes, because an artery is severed.
Tie a handkerchief loosely around, near the part, between the
wound and the heart ; put a stick between the handkerchief and
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the skin, and twist it around until the blood ceases to flow ; keep
it there until the doctor comes. If in a position where a handker-
chief cannot be used, press the thumb on a spot near the wound,
between the wound and the heart ; increase the pressure until the
blood ceases to flow, but do not lessen the pressure for an instant
before the physician arrives, so as to glue up the wound by
coagulation or cooling and hardening of the blood.
If your clothes take fire, slide the hands down the dress,
keeping them as close to the body as possible, at the same time
sinking to the floor by bending the knees. This has a smothering
effect on the flames. If not extinguished, or great headway
gotten, lie down on the floor and roll over and over; or better,
envelope yourself in a carpet rug, bed cloth, or any garment you
can get hold of, always preferring woolen.
If the body is tired, rest ; if the brain is tired, sleep. The
three best medicines in the world are warmth, abstinence and
Cough Syrup.— Two ounces of snake-root, two ounces of
squills, one ounce of fennel seed, two ounces of juniper berries,
two ounces of senna, one-half ounce of anise seed, two ounces of
Columbia root; to the entire amount two gallons of water; boil
down to one-fourth ; set off to cool. Strain through a cloth, and
add one pint of whisky and one quart of molasses.— Mr.y. Allen
Boyle, Salem, Ohio.
Camphor Ice.— One and one-half ounces of spermaceti, one-
half ounce of white wax, four tablespoons of olive oil, heated to-
gether; when dissolved, add six drachms of camphor gum.
Mustard Plasters.— Mustard plasters mixed with sweet oil
(or better, camphorated oil), will not blister, will give quick re-
lief in case of cold on the lungs, pleurisy, pain in the back, etc.
White of an egg is also good to mix with mustard, but lacks the
heating properties of the oil.
Camphorated oil is an excellent remedy for cold-sores, chapped
hands and lips, mumps, sore throat and chest, bruises and sore-
ness in general. It is prepared by putting into sweet oil all the
camphor gum it will dissolve.
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Every household, especially where there are children, should
always keep ready a bottle of linseed oil, mixed with lime water,
to use in case of burns, scalds, etc. Apply immediately to the
burnt part, saturating a piece of cotton thoroughly, and covering
closely from the air. Any druggist will prepare it, or it can be
prepared by pouring water on a small piece of lime and, after it
is slacked, stirring the water into the oil until it is rather thick.
Order of Departments
Shell Fish 19
Sauces and Relishes for Meats 74
Eggs and Omelets 79
Luncheon Dishes 86
For the Chafing Dish 92
Sandwiches and Canapes 94
Bread, Yeast and Rolls 97
Biscuit and Hot Cakes 1 06
Pudding Sauces 1 29
Fritters and Dumplings 1 32
Custards, Creams and Ices 135
Beverages 1 46
Cakes , 151
Icing for Cake 163
Small Cakes 1 65
Candies 1 74
Canned Fruits, Preserves and Jellies 177
Pickles, Catsup and Spiced Fruits I 84
Cookery for the Sick \ 1 94
Miscellaneous Recipes 1 98
Antidotes for Poison 205
Medical Hints 207
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