Mix one cupful of sugar with one half cupful of cocoa and three fourths of a cupful of warm water and a few grains of salt. Cook slowly and allow to boil only about three minutes. Cool and bottle to use as desired… Continue reading
Melt two ounces of chocolate over hot water. Add two cupfuls of sugar and one cupful of milk. Stir while the sugar melts. When it reaches the boiling point beat vigorously and let cook to the soft ball stage, which is about 236 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the fire, add two tablespoonfuls of butter and let stand until cold, then beat until creamy and spread on cake.
A very delicious… Continue reading
Whip the whites of eggs very stiff
Whip the whites of eggs very stiff Continue reading
Boil 4 lb. of sugar with 2 quarts of water for 15 minutes. When cold add 2 oz. citric acid (crushed and dissolved in a little boiling water) and one bottle of strong essence of lemon… Continue reading
American “hard sauce”
American “hard sauce” Continue reading
Two cups of icing sugar,
1 tablespoonful of butter (melted),
2 tablespoonfuls of boiling water.
Mix together and spread quickly on the cake. It sets firmly, but is never hard… Continue reading
Use as filling or icing
Use as filling or icing Continue reading
in season during the fall.
in season during the fall. Continue reading
Quarter pound ground almonds
Quarter pound ground almonds Continue reading
This makes a nice filling
This makes a nice filling Continue reading
Mix ½ cupful of sugar and 1
Mix ½ cupful of sugar and 1 Continue reading
(for Tarts, etc.).
(for Tarts, etc.). Continue reading
Work butter until creamy and shiny like satin
Work butter until creamy and shiny like satin Continue reading
Make a rich crust, bake, let cool, then
Make a rich crust, bake, let cool, then Continue reading
To make icing without cooking and which
To make icing without cooking and which Continue reading
Five quarts of raspberries and one quart of
Five quarts of raspberries and one quart of Continue reading
Peel and core four or five large apples
Peel and core four or five large apples Continue reading
Peel and cut up first of all
Peel and cut up first of all Continue reading
Half a cupful of shortening, 1 cupful sugar, 2 eggs
Half a cupful of shortening, 1 cupful sugar, 2 eggs Continue reading
Cream a cupful of sugar with a tablespoonful of butter
Cream a cupful of sugar with a tablespoonful of butter Continue reading
Two and a half cupfuls of granulated sugar, half a cupful of corn
Two and a half cupfuls of granulated sugar, half a cupful of corn Continue reading
Place juice and 2 or 3 pieces of fruit in saucepan over fire
Place juice and 2 or 3 pieces of fruit in saucepan over fire Continue reading
Boil all together about 3 ½ hours and allow to cool,
Boil all together about 3 ½ hours and allow to cool, Continue reading
Six eggs, well beaten
Six eggs, well beaten Continue reading
Juice of one orange and half a lemon, quarter cup of sugar and the yolks of two eggs
Juice of one orange and half a lemon, quarter cup of sugar and the yolks of two eggs Continue reading
To a 2 quart basket of purple plums allow 3 oranges.
To a 2 quart basket of purple plums allow 3 oranges. Continue reading
Heat two cups of milk; beat into it two eggs (whipped) and two
Heat two cups of milk; beat into it two eggs (whipped) and two Continue reading
Mix sugar, corn starch and salt together, add gradually, stirring constantly
Mix sugar, corn starch and salt together, add gradually, stirring constantly Continue reading
Two cups milk,four eggs,One teaspoon of vanilla,One-half cup sugar.
Two cups milk,four eggs,One teaspoon of vanilla,One-half cup sugar. Continue reading
The whites of two eggs to a half pound fine sugar; beat the eggs to a stiff froth; then add the sugar, and beat
The whites of two eggs to a half pound fine sugar; beat the eggs to a stiff froth; then add the sugar, and beat Continue reading
Beat two egg whites until stiff. Soak one tablespoon unflavored gelatine in three tablespoons cold water and dissolve it over hot water. When it is dissolved pour it through a strainer upon the egg whites and beat vigorously, adding eight tablespoons powdered sugar a little at a time, beating until all is well blended. Pile on top of pie or pudding and serve cold. I often use… Continue reading
Work two tablespoonfuls butter into two cupfuls powdered sugar, moistening with boiling water, beat hard for a few minutes and put the vessel containing it in a saucepan of water which is at a hard boil. Stir until scalding hot, put in a teaspoonful cornstarch moistened with cold water, boil up once, add a glass of good brandy, and remove from the fire.
If you wish it still thinner than… Continue reading
For the Thanksgiving festival, mince meat should be made at least six weeks before it is wanted, in order that the flavors may be well blended.
Tomato Mince Meat
Chop fine eight pounds of green tomatoes; add six pounds of brown sugar, one ounce each of cloves, cinnamon, allspice, simmer slowly until the tomatoes are clear, then put into a covered jar, or seal.
For pies in winter, take… Continue reading
One quart cranberries,
two cups boiling water,
1 ½ to 2 cups sugar.
Boil sugar and water together for five minutes; skim; add the cranberries and boil without stirring (five minutes is usually sufficient) until all the skins are broken. Remove from the fire when the popping stops.
Strained Cranberry Sauce
If a strained sauce is preferred, cook the cranberries and water; then press through the strainer, keeping… Continue reading
Thicken one pint of orange juice with one tablespoonful of cornstarch; cook until transparent and sweeten to suit… Continue reading
Melt one ounce of chocolate over hot water;
then add to it one pint of thick cream, stirring thoroughly;
season with sugar to suit.
Set away to become cold, then whip until thick.
Fill sponge cake cups with mixture or heap it on sponge squares… Continue reading
Rub one cup of butter to a cream with two cups of sugar, add the beaten yolks of four eggs, one cup of milk, the whipped whites of the eggs, three cups flour, three teaspoons baking powder, one cup of milk.
Bake in three layers.
For chocolate frosting or filling boil one cup sugar and a third of a cup of water without stirring until it threads, pour… Continue reading
I send you a recipe for lemon cheese as we made it in England, which is a nice change for filling for tartlets instead of jelly. I only left England five years ago, so I have many of our favourite dishes still fresh in my mind.
Half pound sugar,
Quarter pound butter,
juice of two lemons and grated rind, if liked;
Melt sugar and… Continue reading
Boil together a cup of brown sugar, a half cup of water, and a tablespoon of vinegar for ten minutes. After the boil begins, add a heaping tablespoon of butter and cook until you have a thick smooth sirup. This will require
only a few minutes. Turn Into a pitcher and pour hot over each portion of ice cream either made without flavoring or flavored with vanilla… Continue reading