- Crab Soup 2
- Gumbo D’Herbes — Green Gumbo 2
- Turtle Soup 2
- Gumbo Aux Herbes 3
- Terrapin or Gopher Soup 4
- Clear Soup 4
- Pea Soup 5
- Clear Gravy Soup 5
- Corn Soup 5
- Vegetable Soup 5
- Potato Soup 6
- Cocoanut Soup 6
- Groundnut Soup 7
- Chestnut Soup 7
- Crab Soup 7
- French Soup 8
- Oyster Soup 8
- Oyster Soup for Six Persons 8
- Oyster Soup 8
- Oyster Soup 9
- Mrs. Coolidge’s Oyster Soup 9
- Okra Soup 9
- Okra Soup 10
- Okra Soup 10
- New Orleans Gumbo 10
- Calf’s Head Soup 10
- Balls for Mrs. Ames’ Calf’s Head Soup 11
- Lamb’s Head Soup 11
- Terrapins 12
- Terrapin Pies 12
- To Dress Turtle Steaks 12
- Clam Pie 13
- Clam Fritters 13
- Clam Chowder 13
- To Pickle Shrimps 13
- Baked Shrimps 14
- To Dress Shrimps in Tomato Catsup 14
- To Dress Shrimps 14
- A Nice Way To Serve Crabs 14
- Stuffed Crabs 15
- Stuffed Crabs 15
- Stewed Crabs 15
- Pickled Oysters 15
- To Dress Oysters in Cream 15
- Fried Oysters 16
- To Stew Oysters 16
- Stewed Oysters 16
- Epicurean Oysters 16
- Scolloped Oysters 16
- Stewed Oysters (Very Delicate) 17
- Oyster Sausage 17
- Cooking Crabs 17
- Baked Clams 17
- To Batter Oysters 18
- Pickled Oysters 18
- Stewed Oysters (French) 18
- Scolloped Oysters 18
- Oyster Pie 18
- Fried Oysters 19
- Fried Oysters 19
- Scolloped Oysters 19
- Shrimp Pie 19
- French Fish 20
- Baked Fish 20
- To Stew Red Fish 20
- Boiled Trout 21
- Boiled Mackerel 21
- Fried Cod Fish 21
- To Boil Salmon 21
- To Roast a Fish 22
- Roasted Salmon 22
- Fried Cod Fish 22
- Flounders Sauté 22
- Cold Red or Other Cold Fish 23
- Fish Cake 23
- Fish au Gratin 23
- Baked Fish a La Crême 24
- To Stew Fish 24
- To Dress Sheephead 24
- To Bake Red Snapper 25
- Baked Red Fish 25
- Turbot, Hallibut and other Fish a la Crême 25
- Courtbouillon of Red Fish 25
- Courtbouillon of any Sort of Fish 26
- Courtbouillon of Perch 26
- Broiled Fish 26
- Sour Stew 26
- To Pot Fish 27
- Ragout Souse 28
- Onion Sauce 28
- Celery Sauce 28
- Egg Sauce 28
- White Sauce for Veal or Lamb 28
- Sauce Piquante 28
- Tomato Sauce 29
- Mayonnaise 29
- Fish Sauce 29
- White Sauce 29
- White Sauce for Fowls 29
- Oyster Sauce for Boiled Fowl or Turkey 30
- Egg Sauce 30
- Egg Sauce 30
- Oyster Sauce 30
- A Cream Sauce for Fillet 30
- Brown Roux 31
- White Roux 31
- Cullis 31
- Tomato Sauce 32
- Sauce Flamande 32
- Tartar Sauce 32
- Venison Sauce 32
- Salmi of Ducks, Venison or Birds 32
- Cream Sauce 33
- Apple Sauce for Roasted Goose 33
- How to Make Curry 33
- Wild Ducks or Teal 35
- Roast Fowls 35
- Roast Fowls 35
- To Stew Partridges 35
- Brown Fricasse 36
- Stewed Ducks 36
- Stewed Pigeons 36
- Stewed Rabbits or Ducks 37
- Ducks a la Mode 37
- Roast Ducks 37
- Boiled Ducks 37
- To Hash Ducks 38
- To Stew Ducks 38
- Stewed Ducks 38
- Battered Chicken 38
- Fried Chicken 39
- To Make a French Pilau 39
- Poulet a la Eugenie 39
- White Fricasse of Chicken 39
- Boiled Fowls 40
- Cold Fowls 40
- Potted Piegeons 40
- To Dress a Goose 41
- Broiled Chickens 41
- Coquilles de Volaille 41
- Coquilles de Volaille 42
- Coquilles de Volaille 42
- Croquettes Chicken 43
- Croquettes 43
- Sweet Breads 43
- To Roast A Turkey 43
- Broiled Venison 46
- Stewed Venison 45
- Venison Steak 46
- Venison (The Haunch) 45
- Cotelettes En Chevieuil (Cutlets, Venison Style) 46
- Bœuf Roulé (Rolled Beef) 46
- Foie de Veau En Sauté (Danbe of Veal Loin) 46
- Paté de Veau (Veal Pie) 47
- Terrine de Bœuf (Potted Beef) 47
- Stuffed Ham 47
- Stuffing for the Ham 47
- Bouillé 48
- Stewed Rump of Beef 48
- Beef Steak Pie 48
- Potted Beef 49
- Beef a la Daub 49
- Beef Steaks 49
- Beef Stewed with Oysters 49
- Irish Stew 50
- Stewed Smoked Beef 50
- Beef Patties 50
- Potato Beef 51
- Cold Brisket of Beef 51
- Spiced Beef 51
- Veal Paté to Serve Cold 51
- Pressed Beef 52
- Corn Jelly Daube 52
- Raviolé a la Avegno 52
- Fare or Stuffing 53
- Croquets of Cold Meat 53
- To Make Sweet Breads 53
- Fried Lamb 54
- Veal Olives 54
- Spiced Beef 54
- Corn Beef 54
- To Pickle Tongues 55
- Boiled Beef 55
- A la Mode Beef 55
- A Cold Dish for Lunch 56
- Ham Toast 56
- Bouillé 56
- Beef Balls 56
- Beef Steak Pie 57
- Spiced or Smoked Beef 57
- To Stew Beef 57
- To Pickle Beef 58
- Beef Ham 58
- Ronfolk Cured Ham 58
- To Cure Bacon 59
- To Cure Beef 59
- Fillet de Bœuf 59
- Minced Meat 60
- Curing Hams 60
- Apple Pork 61
- How to Boil a Ham 61
- Pickled Beef 61
- Pickled Chine 61
- Veal Loaf 61
- Spiced Tongue 62
- Bewitched Beef or Veal 62
- Pot au Feu 62
- Roly Poly 62
- Daub 92
- Cold Hash 63
- Boiled Potatoes 64
- Irish Potato Snow Balls 64
- Roast Potatoes 64
- Baked Irish Potatoes 64
- Potatoes in Cream 64
- Potato Snow 65
- Boiled Potatoes 65
- Fried Potatoes 65
- Potato Balls 65
- Potatoes With Thick Batter 65
- Fried Irish Potatoes 66
- Irish Potatoes Mashed 66
- Potato Balls for Breakfast 66
- Sweet Potatoes 66
- Fried Sweet Potatoes 66
- Green Peas 66
- Green Peas a la Bourgeoise 67
- Green Peas 67
- Potato Salad 67
- Jumballaya (A Spanish Creole Dish) 67
- On Cooking Tomatoes 67
- To Keep Tomatoes 68
- Tomato Omelette 68
- Stewed Tomatoes 68
- Stuffed Tomatoes 68
- Tomato Omelet 69
- To Bake Tomatoes 69
- Tomato Soup 69
- Fried Tomatoes 69
- Baked Tomatoes 70
- Stuffed Tomatoes 70
- To Prepare and Boil Rice 70
- How to Wash Rice 70
- Preparing Rice or Hominy 70
- Eggplants 71
- Stuffed Egg Plants 71
- Turkish Egg Plants 71
- To Cook Salsify 71
- Salsify Oysters 71
- Salsify Fritters 72
- Carolina Boiled Rice 72
- Rice as Cooked in Japan 72
- Corn Baked in a Dish 72
- Corn Fritters 73
- Corn Oysters 73
- Corn Oysters 73
- Very Healthy Slaw 73
- Warm Slaw 74
- To Boil a Cauliflower 74
- Stewed Spinach 74
- To Boil Artichokes 74
- Stuffed Macaroni 74
- Baked Macaroni 75
- Cauliflower Omelet 75
- Stewed Carrots 75
- Parsnip Fritters 75
- Dried Okra 75
- Boiled Okra 76
- Fried Cucumbers 76
- Fried Plantains 76
- Onion Custard 76
- Asparagus (Italian Fashion) 77
- Toasted Cheese 77
- Stewed Beets 77
- Cold Slaw 77
- Fonds L’Artichoux-Stuffed 77
- Family Bread 79
- Lightened Loaf 79
- Tea Rolls 79
- Spanish Rolls 79
- French Rolls 80
- Sponge Bread 80
- Family Bread 80
- Brown Bread 80
- Rolls with Milk 80
- Diet Bread 80
- Diet Bread 81
- Economical Muffins 81
- Hampton Muffins 81
- Indian Muffins 81
- Water Muffins 81
- Cornmeal Muffins 82
- Egg Muffins 82
- Plain Muffins 82
- Risen Muffins 82
- Corn Bread 82
- Molasses Toast 82
- Sweet Journey Cake 83
- Bread Cake 83
- Corn Bread Rusk 83
- Corn Bread 83
- Corn Cake 83
- Virginia Egg Bread 84
- Potato Corn Bread 84
- Sweet Corn Bread 84
- Corn Wafers 84
- Hoe Cake 84
- Soda Bread 84
- Potato Bread 85
- Batter Bread 85
- Cornmeal Rusk 85
- Risen Corn Cake 85
- Dried Bread Crumbs 85
- Cornmeal Bread 85
- Corn Bread 85
- Cornmeal Bread 86
- Muffin Bread 86
- Hominy Cakes 86
- Gruel Batter Cakes 86
- Virginia Corn Cake 86
- Virginia Cakes 87
- Lapland Cakes 87
- Flannel Cakes without Yeast 87
- Sweet Flannel Cakes 87
- Flannel Cakes 87
- Bermuda Johnny Cake 87
- Buckwheat Cakes 88
- Cream Cakes 88
- Steeven Cakes 88
- Whigs 88
- German Waffles 89
- Sweet Potato Waffles 89
- Rice Waffles 89
- Rice Waffles 89
- Waffles 90
- Potato Waffles 90
- Bread Cake 90
- Rice Bread 90
- Flannel Cakes 90
- Milk Biscuits 90
- To Make Rolls 91
- Crumpets 91
- Pan Cakes 91
- Sweet Wafers 91
- Tavern Biscuits 91
- Breakfast Cakes 91
- Buttermilk Bread 92
- Rice Bread 92
- Potato Bread 92
- Yankee Biscuits 92
- Suffolk Cakes 92
- Butter Biscuits 92
- Clareville Biscuits 93
- Thin Biscuits 93
- Sweet Potato Buns 93
- Virginia Buns 93
- Richmond Muffins 93
- Maryland Biscuit 94
- Sally Lunn 94
- Washington Loaf 94
- Bachelor’s Loaf 94
- Warsaw Breakfast Cake 94
- Buttermilk Rolls 95
- Light Cakes 95
- Cream Cakes 95
- Sally Lunn or Tea Buns 95
- Naples Biscuit 95
- New York Rusk 96
- Sponge Biscuit 96
- Zouave Rusks 96
- Raised Waffles 96
- Indian Bread 96
- Indian Meal Griddle Cakes 97
- Dyspepsia Bread 97
- Dyspepsia Bread 97
- Tancredi Cake 97
- Egg Toast 97
- Tongue Toast 98
- Ham Toast 98
- Home Made Crackers 98
- Bannock 98
- Rusk 98
- Corn Bread 99
- Brown Bread 99
- Mrs. Meyer’s Muffins 99
- Mrs. L. Wayne’s Bread Receipt 99
- Paste 99
- Pyramid of Paste 100
- Paste for Croquants 100
- Bread Dough Paste 101
- Patent Flour 101
- Very Light Paste 101
- Potato Paste 101
- Poor Man’s Paste 102
- Rice Paste 102
- Puff Paste 102
- Hop Yeast 102
- Patent Yeast 102
- Potato Yeast 103
- Baker’s Yeast 103
- Country Yeast 103
- Norfolk Yeast 103
- Milk Yeast 103
- Williamsburg Yeast 104
- Cream Puffs 105
- New York Cup Cake 105
- Indian Pound Cake 105
- Marbled Cake 106
- Savoy Biscuits 106
- Aberdeen Crula Cake 106
- Sontag Cake 106
- Family Cake 107
- Cocoanut Cake 107
- Cottage Cake 107
- Carraway Cakes 107
- Hampton Cakes 107
- Cream Cakes 108
- Cake Without Butter 108
- French Cake 108
- Common Cake 108
- Oak Hill Cakes 108
- Black Cake (Plain) 108
- Black Cake 109
- Sweet Biscuits 109
- Spring Cake 109
- Love Knots 109
- Spanish Cake 109
- Sugar Cakes 109
- Shrewsbury Cake 110
- Sponge Cake With Butter 110
- Sponge Cake 110
- Commencement Cake 110
- Cumberland Cake 110
- Benton Tea Cakes 110
- Orange Cake 110
- Reddie Cake 111
- Drop Biscuits 111
- Lemon Pound Cake 111
- Brown Cakes 111
- Silver Cake 111
- Gold Cake 112
- French Cake 112
- Almond Cakes 112
- Brown Cakes 112
- Cocoanut Cake 113
- Meringues 113
- Derby Cake 113
- Rosa Cake 113
- Shrewsbury Biscuit 113
- Charlotte Cake 114
- Victoria Buns 114
- Norfolk Black Cake 114
- Almond Cake 114
- Indian Pound Cake 114
- Sugar Biscuits 114
- Doughnuts 114
- Brown Cakes 115
- Orange Cakes 115
- Sugar Cakes 115
- Holiday Cake 115
- Scotch Bread 115
- Express Pudding 116
- Premium Cake 116
- Spice Cake 116
- Silver Cake 116
- Wafers 116
- Kendall Cakes 117
- Tea Cakes 117
- Oatland Cakes 117
- Plain Cake 117
- Cup Cake 117
- Jelly Cake 117
- Lemon Jelly Cake 118
- Angel’s Food 118
- Naples Biscuit 118
- Cake for Sauce 118
- Coffee Cake 119
- Spice Cake 119
- Snow Balls 119
- Cup Cake 119
- Pearl Cake 120
- Portsmouth Cakes 120
- Jenny Linds 120
- Thompson Cake 120
- Crullers 120
- White Cake 120
- Almond Balls 121
- Nut Cakes 121
- Pound Cake 121
- Mrs. Clay’s Premium Cake 121
- Cocoanut Cake 121
- Berwick Sponge Cake 122
- Tea Cakes 122
- Charlotte Russe Without Cream 122
- Ginger Bread Nuts 123
- Winter Ginger Cakes 123
- Royal Ginger Cakes 123
- Soft Ginger Bread 123
- Jelly Sponge Cake 123
- Light Ginger Bread 124
- Ginger Cakes 124
- Ginger Nuts 124
- Light Ginger Bread 124
- Dickson Ginger Bread 124
- Light Ginger Cakes 124
- Niagara Ginger Bread 125
- Ginger Cup Cake 126
- Soft Ginger Bread 125
- Ginger Bread 125
- Sponge Ginger Cake 125
- Sugar Ginger Bread 125
- Jumbles 125
- Jumbles 126
- Cocoanut Jumbles 126
- Jumbles 126
- Federal Cake 126
- French Jumbles 126
- Tea Cake 127
- Harrison Cake 127
- Whigs 127
- Common Cake 127
- Curd Cakes 127
- Japan Cake 127
- Cake Without Eggs 128
- Lancers Cake 128
- Chocolate Macaroons 128
- Orange Cakes 128
- Jumbles 129
- Sponge Cake 129
- Peach Leathers 129
- Ginger Cookies 129
- Filling for Chocolate Cake 129
- Ginger Bread 129
- Macaroons 129
- Cinnamon Cakes 130
- Callers [Cala] 130
- Roll Jelly Cake 130
- Delicate Cake 130
- Sweet Wafers 130
- Sponge Cake 130
- Strawberry Cake 131
- Cream Puffs 131
- Angel’s Food 131
- Almond Biscuits 131
- Cousin Jane’s Buns 132
- Silver Cake 132
- Tea Cakes 132
- Silver Cake 132
- Gold Cake 132
- Icing 132
- Sunshine Cake 132
- Marble Cake (Dark Part) 133
- Marble Cake (Light Part) 133
- Strawberry Short Cake 133
- White Sponge Cake 133
- Lady Cake 133
- White or Silver Cake 134
- White Fruit Cake 134
- White or Bride’s Cake 134
- Fruit Cake 134
- Spiced Ginger Cake 135
- Economical Sponge Cake 135
- Domestic Fruit Cake 135
- White Fruit Cake 135
- Filling for the Above 135
- Jelly Cake 136
- Ginger Cake 136
- Angel’s Food 136
- Icing 137
- Ice Cream 138
- Milk Sherbet 138
- Velvet Cream 138
- Ice Cream 138
- Lemon Ice Cream 138
- Frozen Tapioca Cream 139
- Mock Charlotte Russe 139
- Charlotte Russe, Hotel Splendide, Paris 139
- Ice Cream 140
- Charlotte Russe 140
- Cocoanut Cream 140
- Seasoned Cream 140
- Caromel Ice Cream 141
- Vanilla Ice 141
- Chocolate Ice 141
- Strawberry Sherbet 141
- Strawberry Cream 142
- Peach Ice 142
- Blanc Mange of Moss 142
- Coffee Jelly 142
- Blanc Mange 143
- Apple Float 143
- Orange Whips 143
- Apple Island 143
- Rice Blanc Mange 143
- Sugar Candy Custard 144
- Lemon Ice Cream 144
- Carrageen Moss 144
- Wine Cream 144
- Icing 144
- Boiled Icing 145
- Custard Ice 145
- To Clarify Sugar 145
- Apple Float 145
- Ice Cream 145
- Almond Cream 146
- Orange Cream 146
- Currant Cream 146
- Rice Milk 146
- Spanish Flummery 146
- Stone Cream 147
- Lemon Jelly 147
- Bavarian Cream 147
- Almond Custards 147
- Trifle 147
- Cocoanut Custard 148
- Baked Custard 148
- Cottage Custard 148
- Almond Custard 148
- Whips 148
- Apple Meringue 148
- Apple Trifle 149
- Damson Cheese 149
- Noyeau Cream 149
- Blanc Mange 149
- Biscuit Glacé 150
- Biscuit Glacé 150
- Richmond Maids of Honor 150
- Chocolate Cream 151
- Ice Cream 151
- To Make Slip 151
- Raspberry Cream 151
- Arrowroot Jelly 152
- Orange Peel Syrup 152
- Charlotte Russe 152
- Italian Cream 152
- Dutch Blanc Mange 153
- Syllabub and Cream 153
- Macaroon Cream 153
- Chocolate Cream 153
- Italian Cream 153
- Biscuit Ice Cream 154
- Angel’s Repast 154
- Apple Snow 154
- Ornamental Dish 155
- Kisses 155
- Almond Ice 155
- Matrimony 156
- Pineapple Sherbet 156
- Peach Sherbet 156
- Lemon Sherbet 156
- Baked Custard 156
- Chocolate Mange 156
- Whip for a Trifle 157
- Gateau de Pommes 157
- Lemon Salad 157
- Snow Cream 157
- Charlotte Polonaise 158
- Eugene Cream 158
- Lemon Cream 158
- Mock Ice 159
- Devonshire Cream 159
- Chocolate Custard 159
- Almond and Macaroon Custard 159
- Creamed Pineapple 159
- Creamed Strawberries 160
- Noyeau Cream 160
- Jelly 160
- Potato Soufflé 160
- Cocoanut Sherbet 160
- Cocoanut Pudding 161
- Ice Pudding 161
- The Famous Bakewell Pudding 161
- Famous Apple Pudding 161
- Fig Pudding 162
- Windsor Pudding 162
- Plum Pudding 162
- Bird’s Nest Pudding 162
- Cheese Pudding 162
- Snow Pudding 163
- Breeze Pudding 163
- Berryman Pudding 163
- Savoy Pudding 163
- Fancy Pudding 164
- Custard and Apple Pudding 164
- Apple Batter Pudding 164
- Queen Mab’s Pudding 164
- Potato and Raisin Pudding 164
- German Pudding 165
- Rice Pudding 165
- Almond Pudding 165
- Eve’s Pudding 165
- Bread and Butter Pudding 165
- Ground Rice Pudding 165
- Fancy Pudding 166
- Cabinet Pudding 166
- Almond Cheese Cakes 166
- Sweetmeat Pudding 166
- Governor’s Pudding 166
- Sweet Potato Pudding 166
- Arrowroot Pudding 167
- Indian Meal Pudding 167
- Boiled Cake Pudding 167
- Lemon Pudding 167
- Tapioca Pudding 167
- Potato Pudding 168
- Quince Pudding 168
- American Pudding 168
- Walterian Pudding 168
- Chancellor’s Pudding 168
- Ginger Cake Pudding 169
- Transparent Pudding 169
- Orange Pudding 169
- Gooseberry Pudding 170
- Pumpkin Pudding 170
- Baked Apple Pudding 170
- Danish Pudding 170
- Cocoanut Pudding 171
- Cocoanut Pudding 171
- Sweetmeat Pudding 171
- Adelaide’s Pudding 171
- Plum Pudding 171
- Soda Cracker Pudding 171
- Orange Pudding 171
- Victoria Pudding 172
- Peach Pudding 172
- Fruit Pudding 172
- Lemon Pudding 172
- Almond Pudding 173
- Murangue Pudding 173
- Nutmeg Pudding 173
- Flirtation Pudding 173
- Aunt Mary’s Pudding 173
- Ginger Pudding 174
- Plum Pudding 174
- Domestic Pudding 174
- Cheap Pudding 174
- Almond Gust 175
- Riz au Lait 17S
- Apple Cornmeal Pudding 175
- Swiss Pudding 175
- Lemon Pudding 176
- Soufflé Pudding 176
- Biscuit Pudding 176
- Hindoo Balls 177
- Elysian Pudding 177
- Wellington Pudding 177
- Southern Pudding 177
- Hominy Pudding 178
- Sponge Cake Pudding 178
- Almond Florendine 178
- Baked Arrowroot Pudding 178
- Baked Batter Pudding 179
- Almond Pudding 179
- Bread Pudding 179
- Sauce for Batter Pudding 179
- Potato Pone 180
- Apple Pie 180
- Lemon Mince 180
- Custard for Pies 180
- Apple Fritters 180
- Cocoanut Tarts 181
- Baked Apple Dumpling 181
- Mince Meat 181
- Mince Pies without Meat 181
- Cheese Cakes 182
- Lemon Cheese Cakes 182
- Mince Meat 182
- Preserved Pineapple 183
- Jelly 183
- Preserved Cranberries 183
- Preserved Orange Peel 183
- Pineapple Syrup for Ice Cream 184
- Lemon Citron 184
- Rich Syrup 184
- Baked Quinces 184
- Orange Wafers 184
- Preserved Figs 185
- Preserved Tomatoes 185
- Quince Cheese 185
- Preserved Peppers 186
- Tomato Jelly 186
- Grape Jelly 186
- Peach Jelly 186
- Raspberry Jam 187
- To Stew Apricots 187
- Stewed Apples 187
- White Compote of Pears 187
- White Compote of Apples 188
- Dried Cherries 188
- Cherry Jam 188
- Baked Apples 188
- Baked Pears 189
- Charlotte Des Pommes 189
- Peach Tart 189
- To Preserve Strawberries 190
- Quince Jam 190
- Preserved Apples 190
- Preserved Figs 190
- Preserved Tomatoes 191
- Orange Marmalade 191
- Apple Jelly 191
- Mixed Marmalade 191
- Strawberries Whole 192
- Strawberry Jelly 192
- Raspberry Jelly 192
- Quince Jelly 192
- Orange Jelly 193
- Peach Jam 193
- Pickled Cucumbers 194
- Pickled Cherries 194
- Pickled Lemons 194
- Pickled Damsons 195
- Pickled Cauliflowers 195
- Nasturtion Seeds 195
- Sweet Pickle Tomatoes 195
- Augustine Mangoes 196
- To Pickle Walnuts White 196
- Pickled English Walnuts 196
- Tomato Catsup (French) 197
- Pickled Peaches 197
- Pickled Onions 197
- Spiced Peaches 198
- Pickled Cucumbers 198
- Pickled Tomatoes 198
- Oil Mangoes 198
- Pickled Cucumbers 198
- Pickled Plums 199
- Button Tomatoes 199
- Tomato Catsup 199
- Winter Tomatoes 200
- Tomato Catsup 200
- Green Tomato Soy 200
- Pepper Mangoes 201
- A Quick Way of Pickling Cabbage 201
- Sweet Damsons 201
- Sweet Plums 201
- Lemon Pickle 201
- Cider Apple Sauce 202
- German Pickle 202
- Sweet Pickle Peaches 202
- Sweet Peaches 202
- Pickled Cabbage 203
- Pickled Radish Pods 203
- Soy 203
- Pickled Cabbage 203
- German Pickle 204
- Creole Sauce 204
- Chickens Royal 204
- Fowls in Fillets With Pistachoes 205
- Mrs. Joy’s Chow-Chow Pickle 205
- Stuffed Peaches 205
- Oil Mangoes 206
- Yellow Pickle 206
- Chocolate Caromels 207
- Candy 207
- Chocolate Caromels 207
- Cocoanut Drops 207
- Brown Taffy 207
- Cocoanut Meringue 208
- Cocoanut Drops 208
- Reiz de Veau 209
- Cotelettes en Papilottes 209
- Curry 209
- Bisque Potage — Mme. Eugène 210
- Spiced Peaches 210
- Herb Gumbo 210
- Croquettes 211
- Savory Friar’s Omelet 211
- To Boil Hams 211
- Fig Pickles 212
- Potato Salad 212
- Mangoes 213
- Useful Receipts 213
- Sponge Cake 214
- Omelette Soufflé 214
- To Boil Fish 214
- Neutralizing Poison with Sweet Oil 215
- Drawn Butter 215
- Beef Tea for Invalids 215
- Home Made Yeast Powder 215
- Kentucky Corn Pudding 215
- Weights and Measures 216
The literary world has for years been replete with the economical and successful experiences of the thrifty Northern housewife, while New Orleans, where, as Thackeray says, “you can eat the most and suffer the least, where claret is as good as it is at Bordeaux, and where a bouillabaisse can be had, than which a better was not eaten at Marseilles,” has heretofore appeared indifferent to this laudable ambition of her distant neighbors in thus neglecting that all important addition to her literature.
The moral influences of good cooking have been too frequently and forcibly put before us in works of a weightier character, too amply illustrated by historical facts to necessitate anything here but a passing notice to that effect.
In this time, glorious with the general diffusion of learning, it is befitting that the occult science of the gumbo should cease to be the hereditary lore of our negro mammies, and should be allowed its proper place in the gastronomical world.
The time is now ripe for a new “Almanach des Gourmands,” and the following collected recipes, with their prestige of great names, including what is best in the Creole and American cuisine, are introduced, with the modest hope that they may prove to both public and publisher a source of rich, practical benefit.
[Extract from Charter.]
Article Second. The purposes and objects of said corporation are declared and specified to be the amelioration of the condition of needy and worthy women by enabling and assisting them to earn a livelihood, and providing the means and opportunities of disposing of the products of their labor and of other property to them belonging; and in furtherance of such charitable purposes to establish and maintain a depot for the reception and sale of any marketable articles that a woman can make in her own home, or any valuable articles which her necessities may oblige her to dispose of, therby assisting a needy woman to turn to personal profit whatever useful talent she may possess.
Some one has said, “that a well made soup is not only one of the most wholesome forms in which food can be taken, but it is also one of the most economical.” Take for example our New Orleans Gumbo, which can be made of scraps of cold meat or fowl, a few oysters, crabs or shrimps, and, with a couple of spoonfuls of well cooked rice, is a very satisfying and economical dinner. Even a rich soup is less expensive than almost any other dish. It seems to us, that this branch of cooking has been rather neglected by our southern housekeepers, so we have given a larger number of receipts for soups than will be found in other cookery books. In colder climates, soup stock can be made and kept for several days, but in our warm, moist climate, it would become sour, so must be prepared each day.
In making soup, special care should be taken of the vessels, to have them perfectly clean; the meat and vegetables well Washed and carefully prepared. Soup should be boiled slowly for four or five hours; skimmed throughly when it first begins to boil, for it cannot be easily made clear afterwards, and no grease should be left to float on the top. Add vegetables and herbs as soon as the soup has been well skimmed and the grease ceases to rise. When the meat and vegetables have been fried or browned, boiling water must be added in small quantities, but otherwise, always use cold water. For thickening soups, use arrowroot, rice flour, or corn starch, mixed with a little cold water, and stirred in about ten minutes before the soup is dished. The soup should boil quickly after the thickening is added. Use very little salt, as the lack of it can be remedied. Spices should be used whole and sparingly. All soups must be served very hot.
Have ready one dozen large crabs; separate the fat from the back shell and bodies; cleanse them from the dead men’s fingers; boil the claws and pick the meat from them; have ready a large stew-pan, into which put one tablespoonful of lard, two of butter, one large onion; cut up into not very small pieces; one clove of garlic; allow this to brown a little, then add one whole can of tomatoes, or 18 or 20 fresh ones; after they have stewed 10 minutes, add the meat from the crab claws, then the crabs; season with salt and black and red pepper, the rind of a lemon, and one tablespoonful of the juice; sift over this about one-half dozen grated soda crackers; then add boiling water to make the required quantity of soup, and allow it to boil moderately for two hours; a little while before serving, add the fat from the crabs and a little thyme, parsley and sweet marjoram. This receipt will serve soup for about 12 persons.
Take equal portions of young cabbage leaves, beet leaves, turnip leaves, mustard leaves, spinach, cresses, parsley,, green onions, and place them in boiling water; when well boiled, chop them fine; make a good soup (brown gravy) in which you put beef and ham to fry a little; then add your vegetables (or herbs); stir often and let them fry about one hour, keeping the pot well covered; then add the required quantity of hot water, and let it all boil gently for about two hours. By adding hot pepper, yoii will have a real " Creole Gumbo."
Take the whole of the turtle out of the shell; cut it in pieces, that it may be more easily scalded. Throw these pieces, with the fins, into the pot, and when scalded, take of the coarse skin of the fins and lay them aside to make another dish. The thick skin of the stomach must also be taken off: under it lies the fat, or what is termed the citron. Thus prepared, it is ready for making the soup. Cut up the turtle in small pieces, throw them into a pot. But before doing this, take a leg of beef and boil it to a gravy; then put in the pieces of turtle, adding as much water as will cover the whole, about 2 inches. Let it boil slowly for 3 hours. The seasoning and the citron should be put in when the soup is half done. To 2 quarts and a half of soup add an ounce of mace, a dessertspoonful of allspice, teaspoonful of cloves, and salt, black and cayenne pepper to your taste. Use parsley, thyme, and onions in the soup while boiling; when nearly done thicken with 2 tablespoonfuls of flour. To give it a good color, take a tablespoonful of brown sugar and burn it; when sufficiently burnt add a wineglass of water; of this coloring use 2 tablespoonfuls in the soup. The forcemeat for the balls may be made with a bit of the turtle, a small piece of ham, and seasoned highly with sweet herbs; add the yolk of one egg, roll it into the balls, fry them and put them into the soup; boil a dozen eggs hard, slice them and put them in after adding a pint of Madeira wine. After the wine cooks a little, the soup will be ready for table.
Take equal parts of cabbage leaves, beet leaves, turnip leaves, mustard leaves, spinach cresses, parsley and green onions; soak them and wash them thoroughly, and trim them by taking off the coarse mid rib of the leaf; boil them for at least two hours; add to the water a teaspoonful of cooking soda, strain them and chop up as you would spinach. Take a piece of veal brisket and a slice of ham, which should be cut into small pieces, add a large onion, chopped fine, salt and pepper; fry all in a heaping spoonful of lard to a rich brown; now add the greens, stirring with a wooden spoon, and then add as much hot water as will make sufficient gumbo for the family. Serve with boiled rice.
Take a large fresh water terrapin, clean and place it in a digester with 2 quarts of water, a slice of bacon 2 dozen cloves 3 dozen allspice, salt, black and red pepper; boil this for 3 or 4 hours; thicken and brown it, before serving it up; throw in a glass of wine, in which has been grated half a nutmeg.
Have 5 or 6 pounds of lean beef from above the knee cut into small pieces, and the bones chopped; add a slice of ham cut fine; put this on in about 6 quarts of cold water. Let the soup come to a boil and skim it well; throw in a tablespoonful of salt and a half tea cup of cold water, to help the soup to throw up the scum better, which must all be carefully taken off until it ceases to rise; now add one large or two medium sized onions, two carrots, cut fine, and one or two nieces of celery; let this boil slowly from 6 to 8 hours, or until the broth is reduced to one-half the quantity; your meat should be cooked to pieces, pass all through a cullender and strain all through a coarse cloth; put this in a cold place until the next day,when it will be jellied, provided the weather is sufficiently cold; skim all the grease carefully from the top; take the jelly, or soup as it may be, and pour it carefully into another vessel without disturbing the bottom, and heat it well; have a bowl of ice water with a piece of ice in it to keep the water cold; have a clean flannel cloth, or bag, well wet, which clip in the ice water, and pass a small quantity of the broth at a time through the bag, constantly shaking the dregs from the flannel and wetting it with ice water; season highly with cayenne pepper, and salt to the taste; heat it now to serve, adding vermicelli, maccaroni or patés, as you like. If the meat is good and the soup is made properly it will be perfectly clear, but if cloudy before you strain it,beat the whites of three eggs stiff, and pour them into the soup and let all come to a good boil; let it- set about five minutes before you strain. — Mrs, R. Pritchard.
To 2 quarts of split peas, put 2 gallons of water, a handful of parsley, a little cayenne pepper, salt and celery seed, to suit taste. Put the peas in soak the night before, and after boiling pass through a sieve; then add a large lump of good butter.
Wash a piece of fresh beef; put in on the night before it is wanted; boil it several hours until perfectly tender; then take it off and strain it. In the morning separate every particle of fat from it and put it over the fire; season it with pepper and salt, and put in a spoonful of sage to color it; then prepare the vegetables nicely: carrots, celery, and turnips, cut small and boiled in the soup till tender.
Take young corn, and cut the ears across; then grate them in water, 2 ears to a pint; about 6 quarts will make a good tureen of soup; to this quantity put a piece of pork and seasoning to your taste: vegetables if you like. It must boil 3 hours.
Soak all night, in cold water, either two quarts of yellow split peas, or two quarts of dried white beans. In the morning drain them, and season them with a very little salt and cayenne, and a head of minced celery, or else a heaped tablespoopful of celery seed. Put them into a soup pot with four quarts of water, and boil them slowly till they are all dissolved. Stir them frequently. Have ready a quantity of fresh vegetables,’such as turnips, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, onions, also salsify, and asparagus tops. Put in first the vegetables that require the longest boiling. They should all be cut into small pieces. Enrich the whole with some bits of fresh butter rolled in flour. Boil these vegetables in the soup till they are quite tender, put it in a tureen and serve it up.
Pare and slice thin half a dozen fine potatoes and a small onion. Boil them in three pints of water till so soft that you can pulp them through a cullender. When returned to the pot add a very little salt and cayenne pepper, and a quarter of a pound of fresh butter, divided into bits, and boil it 10 minutes longer. When you put it into the tureen, stir in 2 tablespoonfula or more of sweet cream. This is a nice soup for Fridays, or for invalids.
Take eight calves’ feet that have been scalded and scraped but not skinned, and put them into a soup kettle with 6 or 7 blades of mace, and the yellow rind of a lemon grated. Pour on a gallon of water, cover the kettle and let it boil very slowly (skimming it well) till the flesh is reduced to rags and has dropped entirely from the bones. Then strain it into a broad white-ware pan, and set it away to get cool. When it has congealed, scrape off the fat and sediment, cut up the cake of jelly (or stock) and put it into a clean porcelain kettle. Have ready half a pound of grated cocoanut (very fine), mix it with a pint of cream or rich milk, three ounces of the best fresh butter divided into three parts, each bit rolled in arrowroot or rice flour. Mix it gradually with the cocoanut, and add it to the calves’ feet stock in the kettle, seasoned with a small nutmeg grated. Set it over the fire and boil it, slowly, about a quarter of an hour; stirring it well. Then put it into a tureen and serve it up. French rolls or light milk biscuits are very nice to eat with it; also powdered sugar, in case any of the company should wish to sweeten it.
To half a pint of shelled ground nuts, well beaten up, add two spoonfuls of flour, and mix well. Put to them a pint of oysters, and a pint and a half of water, while boiling. Throw in a red pepper, or two, if small.
Make in the best manner, a soup of the lean of fresh beef, mutton or venison; season with cayenne pepper and a little salt, allowing rather less than a quart of water to each pound of meat; skimming and boiling it till the meat drops from the bone; strain it, and put it in a clean pot; have ready a quart or more of nice chestnuts, boiled and peeled; put them into the soup, with some small bits of fresh butter rolled in flour; boil the soup 10 minutes longer before it goes to the table.
Open and cleanse of the deadmen’s fingers and sand, 18 young fat crabs, (raw), cut them into 4 parts and extract the meat from the crabs and the fat from the top of the shells; scald and skin 12 fine, ripe tomatoes; squeeze the pulp from the seeds and juice; chop fine; pour boiling water over seed and juice, and after straining it of, use to make the soup, adding more water, if required; stew in soup pot, one large onion and one clove of garlic in one spoonful of butter and two of lard; then put in tomatoes; after stewing a few minutes, add the meat from the claws, then the crabs, and lastly, the fat from the top shells; sift over it grated bread or crackers; season with salt, pepper, (black or cayenne) parsley, sweet marjoram, thyme, half teaspoonful of lemon juice and the peel of a lemon; pour in water in which seeds were scalded, and boil moderately for one hour. Firm and flaky fish prepared in the same way, make delicious soup. I use twelve good sized crabs, and think more lemon jidce an improvement.
Take the fleshy part of a rump of beef, put it on the fire early in the morning to boil; skim all the grease off; thyme, parsley and salt, put in with the rump; after the soup is sufficiently boiled and the grease carefully taken off, put in the small white onions and a few carrots cut round; then add cloves and allspice; just before you are ready to dish the soup, put two teaspoonfuls of brown sugar, to turn it dark. No flour is used.
Take one hundred oysters, strain them through a cullender and set the liquor to boil; when the scum has all risen and been taken off, add two quarts of water, a tablespoon-full of butter, one pint of rich milk or cream, mace, nutmeg, pepper and salt to the taste; boil these ingredients together, and just before serving up, throw in the oysters. If the soup be too thin, stir in a little wheat flour a few minutes before serving up.
Strain and drain two quarts of oysters; if you have less than a quart of liquor, make up that amount with water; add a handful of chopped ham, fat and lean, a few blades of mace, one-fourth of a large onion; salt and pepper to taste; boil one hour, then strain; make a tablespoonful of flour and a quarter pound of butter into a soft paste; set aside; put oysters into liquor, give them 8 or 10 minutes to plump up, then stir in the paste, and leave until dinner is ready; put the soup on again until it comes to a boil; add a pint each of milk and cream; stir all the time until it boils again, then dish and serve immediately.
Take 2 quarts of oysters with the liquor; put 3 quarts of water, 8 slices of lean ham, and 2 onions; boil this down to half the quantity; then run it through a cullender, and put the liquor alone back into the pot and let it come just to a boil; while the oysters are boiling, beat up the yolks of 6 eggs with 4 tablespoonfuls of wheat flour and 1 pint of rich milk; stir this into the oyster liquor, after it has been strained and made boiling hot; add a quart of raw oysters and let the whole thicken a little on the fire; add then 1 teaspoonful of white pepper and a half of grated nutmeg.
Three pints of large, fresh oysters, 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, rolled in flour, a bunch of sweet herbs, a saucer full of chopped celery, a quart of rich milk, pepper to your taste. As soon as the ingredients boil, take out the herbs and put in the oysters just before you send it to table. Boiling them a long time in the soup will shrivel them and destroy the flavor. The liquor must be taken from the 3 pints of oysters, strained, and set on the fire to make the soup.
Strain the liquor from 1 pints of oysters, into a saucepan, with 1 pint of milk, 1 pint of water; add 3 soft crackers, pounded fine, a little pepper, mace, butter the size of an egg, small onion, and celery chopped fine, if you have it; boil all together a few minutes, add the oysters and let it boil up once. Serve immediately.
Take 1 gallon of water, let it boil; put into it 4 handfuls of cut okra, half an hour after, put in a handful of lima beans, 3 cymblins and a small piece of fresh meat or fowl, which is better than anything else, except beef or veal; then before you take up the soup, put in 5 tomatoes cut in slices; when all are well boiled and mixed together, take butter rolled in flour, but not to make the soup too thick; season with pepper and salt. Make it in a stone vessel and stir it with a wooden spoon. Put your soup on early, that it may simmer on the fire.
Cut up in small pieces a quarter of a peck of okra, skin one-half a peck of potatoes, and put them with a shin or leg of beef, into 10 quarts of cold water; boil it gently for 7 hours, skimming if well. Season with cayenne or black pepper and salt.
Cut up in fine slices two soup plates of okra, and put into a soup pot with 5 quarts of water and a little salt, at 10 o’clock; at 11 o’clock put your meat into the soup pot; at 12 o’clock peel a soup plate and a half of tomatoes, and after straining them through a cullender throw them into the soup pot; then season with pepper and salt. Allow all the ingredients to boil till 3 o’clock, when it is fit to be served up.
Take a turkey or fowl, cut it up with a piece of fresh beef; put them in a pot with a little lard, an onion, and water sufficient to cook the meat; after they have become soft, add 100 oysters with their liquor; season to your taste. Just before taking up the soup, warm it until it becomes mucilaginous, and add two spoonfuls of pulverized fillet.
Clean thoroughly; remove the eyes, teeth, and nose bone, making the skin smooth and white as possible. Clean the liver, lights, feet and heart; put all these into an iron pot; cover with water and add salt enough to make the scum rise, about 2 tablespoonfuls; boil all until the meat cleaves from the scull bone, and the liver is tender to the touch of the fork; put the meat in a separate pot, cover with water and boil until the meat slips from the bone; the feet require so much more boiling than the head, that it is necessary to boil them separately. Fish out the head with a long skimmer, then pour out the liquor; wash the pot and strain the whole through a hair sieve into the pot; separate the head from the bone, cut it into pieces of proper size to give each person; divide the feet and liver also, and put into the strained liquor with 6 very small onions, minced very fine, 1 coffee cup of very finely sifted sweet marjoram, 1 teaspoons black pepper, 1 ditto red, 2 tablespoons salt, small one of mace (powdered), 2 nutmegs, 1 tablespoon of cloves, 3 ditto of butter mixed with 8 of flour, nicely browned, 4 pounds of crackers, 1 pint wine, and a bottle of claret for company. Let the whole simmer slowly till dinner time, 6 or 8 eggs, cut up, and put in as it goes to table, with small pieces of fresh lemon. — Mrs. Ames.
One-half pound beef or veal put in chopping tray with 2 slices of salt pork an inch thick; add some of the lights and liver, 6 small onions, 1 large tablespoonfuls of sweet marjoram, 1 nutmeg, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 desertspoon powdered mace, same of cloves 8 eggs, 3 sifted crackers, gill of wine, butter the size of an egg, and 2 tablespoons salt; mix all well together, roll the balls in flour, and fry slowly in lard.
Prepare the head, and put to it 2 quarts of water; boil it until the head becomes so tender that the bones may be taken out. Then cut it into small pieces and put them back into the pot; cut up, also, into small pieces, half of the heart and liver, and add them; season with pepper, salt, a little onion (chopped), a few herbs, turnip, carrot and celery; boil all together over a slow fire for several hours, skimming well. If the water boils away too much add more, which must be boiling.
Select large, fat, thick bodies (females are best), put them whole into water that is boiling hard, add a little salt, and let them boil until done, then take off the shells, extract the meat, and carefully remove the sand-bags, gall and entrails, cut the meat into pieces, put in stew pan with eggs, and suflBcient fresh butter to stew well; let it stew until quite hot, keeping the pan carefully covered and shaking it over the fire. Make a sauce of beaten yolks of eggs highly flavored with sherry or madeira, powdered nutmeg and mace, and a few lumps of butter. Stir this well over the fire until it comes almost to a boil, and serve separately if you prefer. A variation of this receipt says, simply add a small lump of liquorice about the size of a 5 cent piece. Serve very hot.
Take 1 large or 4 small terrapins, and after they have been opened, etc., have the meat well chopped, and add to it half a pound of butter, 6 eggs, allspice, mace, pepper, salt, and a small quantity of eschalot; also 2 or 3 slices of bread which have been soaked and mashed smooth; stir these well together. Have the shells washed, put the mixture into them and bake a light brown.
The steaks are taken from the thick part of the turtle fins; season them with pepper, salt and mace; flour them, and fry in butter and lard mixed together. When fried pour a little water over them and let them simmer for a quarter of an hour. Just before serving squeeze a lemon over the steaks.
One full quart of clams after they are opened and the shells taken off, chop them quite fine, add 2 tablespoonfuls of butter and a coffee cup of cream; season with pepper and salt and bake it in a rich paste.
Strain the clams from the juice. Cut the clams fine, beat up 3 eggs very light, stir in the clams, cut up the parsley with a little salt and pepper, grate some nutmeg, and add these to the clams; then stir in 1 pint of cream, and slowly dredge in some flour until it is of the consistency of fritters; then have the pan hot and put in half butter and half lard, as in frying oysters, let it boil and drop in a spoonful of the fritter batter. Serve hot. They are very nice for breakfast.
Put into boiling water from 50 to 100 small clams, and when all their shells have opened, take them out and extract all the hard part and throw it away. Slice thin as much salt pork as will produce half a pint of liquid or gravy. Take out all the pork, leaving the liquid in the pot; add to it a layer of clams, then a layer of biscuits soaked in milk or warm water. Next another layer of clams, then another layer of soaked biscuits. Then more clams, seasoned with pepper and mace. If there is no objection to onions, add three or more, boiled and sliced. Also some nice potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut very fine. Cover the whole with a nice paste, and bake it in an iron oven.
Pick the shrimps and rinse them well in salt and water; take two parts of strong vinegar and one of water, add a few allspice, and boil this pickle; pour it hot over the shrimps. If the shrimps are to be sent to a distance, the pickle should be boiled again, adding a little more vinegar with a few tablespoonfuls of sweet oil; they must be entirely covered with the pickle; a paper wet with brandy should be placed over the top. They will thus keep a long time.
Butter Well a deep dish, upon which place a thick layer of pounded biscuits, having picked and boiled your shrimps; put a layer of stewed tomatoes, with a little butter, pepper and salt, then add a thinner layer of beat biscuits and another of shrimps, and so on till 3 or 4 layers of both are put in the dish; the last layer must be of biscuits; bake quite brown.
Boil your shrimps, pick and put them into an a la braise dish; add two tablespoonfuls of catsup, and one of butter, to every half pint of shrimps; salt, red and black pepper to your taste.
To every half pint of shrimps, put a tablespoonful of butter, adding a little salt, black and red pepper; when the gravy becomes of a pinkish hue, it is sufficiently cooked; stew over a slow fire till perfectly done.
One dozen crabs, one pound bread crumbs, two tablespoons of butter, one full teaspoon of salt, half teaspoon black pepper, slice of onion, chopped very fine, half tablespoon chopped parsley, a pinch of thyme and one egg; boil the crabs five minutes, pick and chop them, adding all the ingredients, and shape in forms of mutton chops, and roll in the beaten egg; stick in a claw; put in a frying pan three tablespoons of lard; when boiling, put in the crabs to brown, which they will do in three minutes. Serve in a round dish with claws in the center.
Boil two dozen; pick out all the meat, chop the yolks of two hard boiled eggs, some thyme, parsley and onion, (slightly fried in butter) lump of butter size of a hen’s egg, and mix well. Before putting back in shell, add a little black pepper, (also cayenne) sprinkle over with bread crumbs; put a bit of butter on top. Bake them brown.
Boil for a few moments one dozen crabs, crack and pick out all of the meat; to this meat, add one-third as much grated crackers, one onien chopped fine, a little parsley, pepper and salt, four tablespoons of butter; mix well; with them, add one egg; mix again, then add the juice of one lemon, with a good sized tomato fill the shells with the mixture; bake about half hour before serving; grate over them some toasted bread crumbs.
Take 3 or 4 crabs, pick the meat out of the body and claws; take care that no spongy part be left among it, or any of the shell. Put this meat into a stew pan with a little white wine, some pepper and salt, and a little grated nutmeg; heat all this together and put in some crumbs of bread, the yolks of 2 eggs (beat up), and 1 spoonful of vinegar; stir all well together; make some toasted sippets, lay them on a plate and pour in the crabs. Serve it up hot.
Boil the oysters till quite done, in their own liquor, with as much mace and pepper as will season them; pour off and strain the liquor and vinegar sufficient to cover the oysters; having first stirred in salt to your taste.
To 1 quart of oysters, after draining them, add 1 pint of sweet cream, a tablespoonful of butter, salt and black and red pepper; place the whole in an a la braise dish; when nearly done, thicken it with wheat flour and serve it up hot.
Take 100 oysters, dry them in a coarse towel; beat very light the yolk of 4 eggs; add some bread crumbs or powdered biscuit, pepper, salt and a little mace; stir these well together, and dip your oysters into the mixture; fry them in boiling butter till they become a light brown. Corn meal may be substituted for the bread or biscuit.
To 1 peck of oysters, put 1⁄2 pound of butter; let the oysters boil until they look plump: then add wine and thickening to your taste. When you put them in the tureen grate a little nutmeg on the top.
Put 1 quart of oysters with their liquor into a chopping dish or stew pan; crumble in a slice of stale bread, tablespoonful of butter, pepper and salt to your taste; stew from ten to fifteen minutes. The addition of a little celery cut up is a great improvement.
Take 3 tablespoonfuls of butter, one of strong, dry mustard; put them in a chopping dish; add pepper and salt; when they commence boiling put in one-half pint of oysters without the liquor; have a hot dish in readiness. Take out the oysters with a fork when cooked, and continue to replace them until all are done.
Toast several slices of bread quite brown, and butter them on both sides; take a baking dish and put the toast around the sides; pour the oysters into the dish and season to your taste, with butter, pepper and salt; adding mace or cloves; crumb bread on the top of the oysters, and bake with quick heat for 15 minutes.
Strain 3 pints of oysters through a cullender, and put in a clean saucepan 1 pint of rich cream; mix 1 teaspoonful of flour and 1 tablespoonful butter together; when mixed and the cream begins to heat, stir in the flour and butter slowly; let it simmer for a few minutes, then add the oysters; cook them ten minutes and dish hot for table.
Chop a pint of oysters with a quarter of a pound of veal and a quarter of a pound of suet, and some bread crumbs; add one egg and a little flour; season with salt and pepper; pound them in a mortar. Fry in small cakes.
Hard crabs should be cooked, immediately after they are caught, in an iron pot. To 2 dozen crabs add a pint of water, a pint of vinegar, 2 tablespoonfuls of salt; after the mixture boils, put the crabs in with a cloth over them, excluding the air. Let then boil from 12 to 15 minutes.
Chop the clams fine, and mix with them 1 ounce of powdered mace and nutmeg; butter the sides and bottom of a large, deep dish, arid cover the bottom with a layer of grated bread crumbs; over this scatter some very small bits of the best fresh butter; then add a thick layer of the chopped clams, next another layer of grated bread crumbs, and small bifs of butter, then a layer of clams, and so on till the dish is full, finishing at the top with a layer of crumbs, butter and salt.
Make a light batter of 8 eggs, a dessertspoonful of butter, a little wheat floury pepper and salt to the taste; drain the oysters from the liquor, and stir them into the batter; then drop the mixture from a ladle into boiling lard; and let the fritters cook until they are of a rich brown. This batter is sufficient for a quart of oysters.
Be careful to save the liquor when opening the oysters, and scald them in it; take them out of the liquor, and to 1 pint of it add 2 pints of vinegar, with allspice and mace; boil these ingredients together for 1 hour, and when cold pour it over the oysters.
Drain the juice from 100 first-rate oysters; pour the juice into a saucepan; let it slowly simmer; skim it very carefully; then rub the yolks of 3 hard boiled eggs and 1 large tablespoonful of flour well together, and stir this into the juice; add small pieces of butter, a teaspoonful of salt and i of allspice, a very little cayenne, and the juice of a large fresh lemon; let this simmer for 10 minutes, and just before dishing add the oysters.
Scald 1 quart of oysters in their own liquor, and drain them; butter a pan, sprinkle powdered bread crumbs or crackers well over the bottom and sides; put a layer of oysters, then of bread crumbs; next, small pieces of butter, a few whole allspice and pepper corns, a very little mace; and so on, until the pan is full; cover last with crumbs; add small glass of cooking Maderia. Bake i hour.
Put a rich puff paste, and lay oysters over the bottom of the dish; boil some eggs hard, and put 2 or 3 pieces with butter, mace, salt and pepper; shake in a little flour; then more oysters and eggs, till the dish is full; cover with a crust and bake.
Wash them clean; beat up an egg; dip each oyster into the egg, and roll it in sifted cracker; and fry in butter.
Choose the largest and finest oysters; beat the yolks of 3 or 4 eggs; and mix with them grated bread and a small quantity of grated nutmeg, mace, and a little salt; having stirred this batter well, dip the oysters into it; and fry them in lard, till they are of a light brown color; take care not to do them too much. Serve them up hot.
Take the oysters from their liquor; place them in the bottom of a dish or pan; cover them with bread crumbs, butter, pepper and salt; then add another layer of oysters, then the bread crumbs, etc; continue this till the dish is full; cover the top either with grated crackers or small champion biscuit. Bake about 30 minutes; and serve with slices of ham.
Have a large plate of picked shrimp; then take 2 large slices of bread, cut off the crust, and make the crumb into a paste with 2 glasses of wine and 1 large spoonful of butter, add as much pepper, salt, nutmeg and mace, as you like; mix the shrimps with the bread, and bake in a dish or shells. The wine may be omitted and the bread grated instead.
Have ready a boiled fish (you can use the remains of a fish); pick all from the bones, and have ready the following sauces: Put in stewpan 1 ounce of flour, to which add, by degrees, a quart of milk, mixing it very smoothly; then add 2 small peeled onions, a little parsley, a bay leaf, a sprig of thyme, tied together, a little grated nutmeg, teaspoonful of salt, ditto of pepper; place over fire; stir in i pound fresh butter, and pass it through a sieve; lay a little on the bottom of your dish; then a layer of the fish; season lightly with white pepper and salt; then another layer of the sauce, until the fish is used up; finishing with sauce.
Take a large fish, weighing 5 pounds, or more; scue the sides, and brown in a frying pan with a little sweet lard; pound fine 24 or 30 cloves, a little mace, a tablespoonful of salt, a small teaspoonful of cayenne, 2 ditto of black pepper, 12 balls of butter about the size of a walnut, each rolled in flour, 2 handfuls of chopped onion, 1 ditto of parsley, 1 of bread crumbs; fill the fish and sew up; rub over the outside with egg, and cover with remainder of dressing; put some slices of pork in the pan (if it has not been browned first); put the fish on, and set in the oven till brown; then add 1 pint of water, and bake 2 hours; basting it; 15 minutes before taking up, add 1 pint red wine. A few oysters with their liquor will improve it; also shrimps or tomatoes, mushrooms and truffles.
Have the scales well taken from the fish, well washed and wiped dry, put the fish into the pan and half fry it; put 1 teaspoonful of mace, 1 of allspice, and 1⁄4 of a spoonful of cloves, 1 onion, a handful of parsley; chop them very fine together; 1 teacup of wine, and as much water as you think sufficient for the gravy; 1 large spoonful of butter, add 3 of flour to it; rub the butter and flour well together, then add warm water to thin it, then add all the ingredients. When ready to stew the fish, put it on the strainer, and then in the kettle, pour the gravy over it stew it half an hour; then dish it for the table.
Buy large fresh spots, clean very nicely, wash them well, sprinkle well with salt, boil them for 15 minutes; when done, send in on a drainer, with boiled parsley over them. Use melted butter and catsup as a dressing.
Soak a No. 1 salted mackerel over night, and wipe it dry in the morning; have ready some clear, bright coals, heat and grease the gridiron, and lay the mackerel on it with the flesh side down; when cooked turn it, by placing a dish on it, then slip the skin side on the gridiron. Butter it and serve up hot.
Cut the fresh cod into slices 1 inch in thickness, and dry it in a towel; have ready bread crumbs, and the yolk of an egg well beaten; salt and pepper the fish; dip each slice first in the egg and then in the bread crumbs; prepare boiling lard and lay them into it and fry till a nice brown; drain off all the fat from each slice and serve hot.
Put it in a cloth, and boil a piece of 8 lbs. 1 hour. Lobster, or parsley sauce, to eat with it, is very nice.
Clean very carefully, trim the tail and fins, but do not cut them off; stuff the fish with force meat, or only a piece of butter rolled in flour, with a little pepper, salt and marjoram. Tie a string around the fish, put some water in the pan, and raise the fish from it, put some pounded and sifted crackers over, salt it, and baste it often with butter; add a very little onion to the stuffing. For gravy, take what falls in the pan, add cloves and red wine. If it does not mix, put a little boiling water with it. If not rich enough, make it so by browning some flour and butter together and adding it to the gravy.
Take a large piece of fine fresh salmon, cut from the middle of the fish, well cleaned and carefully scaled; wipe it dry in a clean coarse cloth; then dredge it with flour, put it on the spit, and place it before a clear bright fire. Baste it with freBli butter, and roast it well, seeing that it is thoroughly done to the bone. This mode of cooking salmon is very delightful. A salmon-trout may be roasted whole.
Gut the fresh cod into slices about an inch in thickness; and dry it in a towel; have ready bread crumbs, and the yolk of an egg beaten; salt and pepper the dish; dip each slice first in the egg and then in the bread crumbs; have ready boiling lard; and lay them in to fry until a nice brown; drain off all the fat from each slice, and serve hot.
Clean and trim the fish; dip them in a couple of eggs previously well beaten; put 6 table spoonful a of olive oil in a frying pan; place over the fire; when quite hot put in the let it remain 5 minutes; turn over and fry the other This is a nice way to cook any flat fish.
Set the cold fish away with some of the bones; put these bones on to stew, with onions and parsley cut up; make a thickening of milk, or cream, flour, the yolks of 1 or 2 eggs, pepper and salt; when the onions are done, take out the bones, and cut up the fish, as picked crabs; put it into the above gravy, and stew till quite hot; then add the above thickening; (very nice).
Take any kind of fish, and cut off the flesh; put the heads, bones, fins, etc., on the fire, with a little water; season with herbs, a little pepper and salt, and stew for gravy; then mince the flesh of the fish fine, and mix it with a third of bread, parsley, pepper and salt; add the white of an egg, and a small quantity of melted butter. Form it into the shape of a cake, cover it with raspings of bread, and fry it a pale brown.
Cut off the fins, and make an incision in the back; then butter a saucepan, and put into it a teaspoonful of finely chopped onions and a wineglassful of white wine; then place the fish in the pan, pouring over it 6 tablespoonfuls of cullis (see sauces), and sprinkle fine bread crumbs over it, and stick a few small pieces of butter about it; put it now in a moderate oven for 20 minutes or 1⁄2 hour; carefully lift it into the dish in which it is to be served (it should be a silver or plated dish), pouring over the following sauce: Put into the saucepan 4 tablespoonfuls of stock; let it boil 5 minutes, stirring all the time; add the juice of a lemon, a teaspoonful of chopped mushrooms, 1 of minced parsley, and 1 of Worcestershire or Sultana sauce, a little sugar, cayenne pepper, and salt; beat all together, and pour over the fish; around which put some whole mushrooms and sliced lemon. Put it into the oven for 1⁄4 of an hour; pass the salamander over it and serve very hot. — J.A.R.
Boil the fish with salt in the water; flake oft from the bones; boil 1 quart of cream (or milk), and pour hot on the yolks of 4 well beaten eggs; add a bunch of parsley, 1 onion, and salt; let it boil up and then strain; put it on the fire again, and when boiling, throw in 3 tablespoonfuls of flour, perfectly smooth, and add 1⁄4 pound of butter; butter a deep dish, and put a layer of fish, then a layer of sauce, putting in fish and sauce, until the dish is firil; finish off with bread crumbs. Bake 1⁄2 hour.
Clean the fish well; and the best method is to put it in a dish and pour vinegar over it; this will take oft the slime, and the scales come off easily; put some butter into a frying pan and make it hot; then put the fish into the pan and let it remain over the fire for 6 minutes more; then take it out and put it into the kettle in which it is to be stewed; sprinkle some flour into the pan; put it over the fire for 3 minutes and pour it over the fish; then take 1 pound of good butter, and roll it well in flour, and put it to the fish, adding 2 blades of mace, 10 cloves, a little cinnamon, red pepper, and salt, with water sufficient to keep it from burning; put it over a slow fire to stew; when half done, add a pint of port wine; when done, put in a dish, pour the gravy over it, and garnish with lemon or horse radish.
Take a sheephead 18 or 20 inches long; put it into a pan; place that in a dutch oven; add 1⁄2 pint of tomato catsup, a large spoonful of butter, 1⁄2 pint of water, salt, black and red pepper to suit the taste; cook it over the fire and serve it up with the dressing. Smaller fish may be dressed in the same manner; proportioning the quantity to the size of the fish, and using, instead of a dutch oven, an a la braise or chafing dish.
Take a large fish, clean it, cut off the head, and draw the entrails through that part, as it must not be cut open. Then take the crumbs of stale bread, some onions and parsley (chopped), pepper and salt; with this seasoning stuff the fish. . Put small lumps of butter all over the dish pour in water to the depth of 2 inches, sprinkle over it a little flour, put the pan in a well heated oven, and bake an hour and a half.
After the fish is well cleaned, take off the fins and tail; cut it into 4 or 5 parts; lay in a deep dish some lumps of butter, parsley and onions; chop all very fine with a little allspice, then a layer of fish, well seasoned with pepper and salt, flour it, and continue this until the dish is full. Bake 1 hour.
Boil with salt and separate from bones; boil 1 quart of cream, or milk, with the yolks of 4 eggs beaten in; add 1 onion and a bunch of parsley, and when boiled, strain the cream, heat again, and when boiling stir in 3 tablespoonfuls of flour, perfectly smooth; add 1⁄4 lb. clarified butter (and a little more; if not made with cream); butter a deep dish and place first a layer of fish, then of sauce, until it is full, having a layer of sauce on top; cover with bread crumbs, and bake 1⁄2 hour.
Sliced red fish of from 2 to 3 or 4 lbs. is best. Rub the fish well with butter and roll in flour; pour over it a large wineglass of boiling vinegar. Place the fish in a stewpan with wine enough to cover it; to which add salt, pepper, a laurel leaf or two, 2 slices of lemon. Let all simmer gently, remove the fish, strain the liquor and pour it over the fish, and serve with dish garnished with slices of lemon. For simple courtbouillon, use water instead of wine.
One pint of water, 1 pint of white wine, 2 ounces of butter, a large bunch of parsley, 3 leeks, 1 clove of garlic, a bunch of thyme, 2 bay leaves, a little basil, all tied together; some slices of onion and carrots, salt and pepper Boil the fish, or rather let it simmer in the courtbouillon until done; then remove the fish, strain the liquor, place fish in the dish and pour liquor over it. Garnish the sides of dish with slices of lemon.
Perch, 1 ounces of butter, a little flour, 2 or 8 small onions, a small bunch of sweet herbs, and a pint of wine. Scale and clean the fish, place them in a stewpan, with the butter rolled in flour, the sweet herbs minced fine, and the small onions; pour over them the white wine and let them simmer until cooked enough. Garnish sides of dish with thin slices of lemon.
Cut some slices (about 1 inch thick), season with pepper and salt; wrap each piece in half a sheet of white paper, well buttered; twist the ends of the paper and broil them over a fire of bright coals for 10 minutes. Serve in the butter, with drawn butter or anchovy sauce.
Put into a saucepan a tablespoonful of butter and a sliced onion; let it simmer; then put in the fish, sliced about an inch thick, add boiling water enough to cover the fish. Make a sauce of six eggs, four lemons, and a teaspoonful of flour; add this mixture to the stew when cool.
Take 1 tablespoonful of salt, 1 of black pepper, and 1 of allspice, mix them together and rub the fish, after being well cleaned. Put them in a deep dish of a size to suit the fish, as the bottom should be covered; butter the dish before putting the fish in, with a bit of butter on the top of each fish. Mix walnut pickle vinegar, and if it is very sharp, add a little water after the dish is filled. Bake it in a slow oven.
Fry the souse of a light brown; make in another vessel a gravy of a large lump of butter rolled in flour, with a little boiling water; add to it beaten cloves and allspice, with 1 glass of Madeira wine. A dozen or two of oysters dressed with the souse adds much to its excellence.
Take 1 dozen onions, boil them till quite tender, with a little salt in the water; take them out and chop them fine, then stew them in a small quantity of sweet cream.
Mash a bunch of celery; boil it soft in water; cut the sticks into pieces 2 inches long; make a sauce with a pint of milk, a spoonful of butter, flour, and salt to the taste; put the celery in, let it boil up once, and serve.
Melt 3 tablespoonfuls of butter and stir into it the yolks of 4 or 5 eggs, hard boiled, mashed very smooth, with a little cayenne pepper and salt.
Take a pint of milk, thicken it with flour, a small piece of butter, a blade of mace, and grated nutmeg.
Mix in a stewpan i of a pint of vinegar, a very little pepper and thyme; boil away to half the quantity; add 5 tablespoonfuls of broth or clear gravy; let that again boil away to half, and add a little salt.
Scald the tomatoes and rub them through the sieve; to 1 pint of juice, add a spoonful of butter, a little salt and pepper, 2 eggs, well beaten, a small handful of bread crumbs, soaked in a teacup of milk, and 1 onion thinly sliced; stew over a slow fire for 1 or 2 hours.
The yolk of 1 raw egg, a teaspoonful of made mustard, and 1⁄2 a teaspoonful of salt; the mustard and salt to be well rubbed together; then add the egg; pour on very slowly the sweet oil, rubbing hard all the time, till as much is made as is wanted; then add a tablespoonful of vinegar; when these ingredients are mixed, they should look perfectly smooth; if it curdles, add a little more mustard or a little vinegar. With shrimps or oysters, a little red pepper rubbed in is an improvement.
Take 1 pound of anchovies, 1 pint of port wine, 1⁄2 pint of strong Vinegar, 1 onion, a few cloves, a little allspice and whole pepper, a few blades of mace, a handful of thyme, green or dried, 1 large lemon, sliced with the skin; put all these ingredients into a saucepan, cover close, and stew gently until the anchovies. are dissolved; then strain and bottle for use.
Take 1⁄2 a pint of milk; thicken it with a little flour, a piece of butter, a blade of mace, and grated nutmeg.
Melt, in a teacupful of milk, 1 large spoonful of butter kneaded in flour; beat up the yolk of an egg with a teaspoonful of cream; stir it into the butter and heat it over the fire, stirring it constantly. Chopped parsley improves the sauce.
Put into a stewpan, with their liquor, 2 dozen large oysters and a little water; when it boils, take out the oysters with a silver spoon, and drain them on a hair sieve; let the liquor settle, and pour it off from the sediment; put it into a stewpan with 1 or 2 spoonfuls of flour, and 2 ounces of fresh butter; let it stand until the flour is a little fried, and then add the liquor, which must be made quite hot.
Melt 3 tablespoonfuls of butter, and stir into it the yolks of 5 hard boiled eggs; mash very smooth; add, also, a little cayenne pepper and salt.
Just before serving the chickens, take 1⁄4 a pint of the chicken water; stew into it a dessertspoonful of butter, a tablespoonful of flour, and a little salt; set it on the .fire and let it thicken; stirring all the time; then add 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped fine.
When the oysters are opened, take care of all the liquor, and boil them in it; then take the oysters out and put to the liquor 3 or 4 blades of mace; add to it some melted butter, with thick cream, or rich milk; put in the oysters and give them a boil; when that is done take them off the fire.
Pour a can of mushrooms through a cullender, to drain them well; put them in a clean wooden bowl, and with a vegetable mincer, mince them as fine as you can; add a small box of truffles, well drained and minced; drain the juice of 1⁄2 of a small lemon over them; put 2 large table spoonfuls of butter in a saucepan; when quite hot, stir in 1 large tablespoon of flour; have a small teaspoon of eschallot or Onion, minced extremely fine, which stir in the butter and flour; stir it all the time to keep from burning, and let it remain long enough on the fire to take a golden color; then pour slowly in 3⁄4 of a teacup of rich sweet milk; let this mix thoroughly, stirring all the time, for about 5 minutes, to prevent lumping; add to the sauce the minced mushrooms and truffles, and let all simmer together for a few minutes; season this highly with cayenne pepper and salt; the sauce should be quite pasty before the mushrooms are added. This sauce should be made quite thick, and can be made early in the day; and when wanted, place the vessel in one of boiling water, to get well heated. Last of all, add the juice of the other 1⁄2 of the lemon. — Mrs. R. Pritckard.
Melt some butter very slowly; stir into it browned flour till it is a fine, even brown; add as much to the butter as will make it the thickness of paste, stirring well with a wooden spoon for fifteen or twenty minutes, till it is of a yellowish brown color. Great care must be taken, for if the fire is too hot, it will become bitter and unfit for use. When cold it should be thick enough to cut with a knife.
Melt some good butter slowly, and stir into it sifted flour till it is like thin, firm paste; stir it well over a slow fire for a quarter of an hour, (but do not let it brown). Pour into a jar and keep for use.
Put 6 lbs. of lean veal, cut in slices, and 2 lbs. of lean ham into a stewpan, with 2 ounces butter; a handful of chopped mushrooms, 3 onions, one carrot, a bunch of sweet herbs, the rind of a lemon, and 1⁄2 teaspoon of mixed allspice, mace and cloves. Let it just brown at the bottom and add 4 quarts of stock; and let it boil 3 or 4 hours; strain it off, thicken with brown roux, and boil it well for ten minutes, stirring all the time; then pass through a tamise.
Peel and slice 12 tomatoes, picking out the seed; add 3 pounded crackers, and pepper and salt to your taste; stew twenty minutes.
Put 4 yolks of eggs beaten, juice of 1⁄2 a lemon, a little grated nutmeg (to season, not enough to be detected), a tablespoonful of vinegar, and a good sized piece of butter, into a saucepan; set it on a gentle fire, stir well, but do not let it boil.
Mash the yolk of a hard boiled egg; add the yolks of 2 raw ones, with salt and pepper; mix with a wooden spoon, dropping slowly a pint of oil, and moisten with tarragon vinegar (to taste), but keep it thick; then add a tablespoonful of chopped gherkins, i ditto of chopped capers, ditto of eschallots and parsley, 2 of French mustard, a. very little cayenne pepper, and sugar, and more salt, if required.
The trimmings of the venison (1⁄2 lb. of meat) to 1⁄2 pint of water; boil, with a tablespoonful of whole cloves, down to 1 pint; strain, and add 1⁄2 tumbler of currant jelly, ditto of claret, 1⁄8 lb. of butter and flour rubbed together, 1⁄2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, or mace, a little black pepper, and salt, if your taste requires.
Put into the saucepan 1 tablespoonful of butter, stirring in 2 tablespoonfuls of flour, letting it melt without browning; add a cup of soup broth, 2 whole leeks, carrots, a little thyme and parsley, pepper and salt. Let it boil for half an hour; withdraw the vegetables, put in the pieces of game, and let simmer until done; then add a cup of claret wine, and juice of 1⁄2 a lemon. Have ready, some fried pieces of bread cut into diamonds, lay them around the dish, put in the game in the middle, pour the sauce over the whole. Garnish the dish with slices of lemon. This amount of sauce will answer for two ducks.
Boil 11⁄2 pints of rich cream with 4 tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar, some powdered nutmeg, and a dozen bitter almonds, slightly broken up, or a dozen peach leaves; when boiled, take it off the fire and strain it. If it is to be eaten with boiled pudding or with dumplings, send it to table hot. But let it get cold, if you intend it as an accompaniment to fruit pies or tarts.
Pare, core, and slice some fine apples; put them into a saucepan, with enough water to keep them from burning; stew them till quite soft and tender; mash them to a paste; make them very sweet, adding butter dnd nutmeg. Be careful not to have the sauce thin and watery,
Take an onion of medium size, peel and slice it into a saucepan, in which some butter is boiling (just sufficient in which to fry the onion); let the onion fry till it is of a nice light brown color. Next, add a little more than a teaspoonful of curry powder, and let this fry with the onions about half a minute, stirring all the time. Have a breakfast cupful of gravy, or good stock, and mix upon a plate about a teaspoonful of flour, with a small piece, of butter; when quite smooth, incorporate this with the gravy or stock. Add this to the onion and curry powder, stirring all the 5 time. Then add one clove, a little Harvy or Worcestershire sauce, a little lemon peel (chopped fine) and juice, about a teaspoonful of chutney and 1⁄2 teaspoonful of anchovy sauce, a pinch of ground mace, and salt to taste. Let this sauce simmer on the fire for about two hours or longer, and then add about a dessertspoonful of milk or cream (after this is added it must not boil, or it will curdle). Have the meat, chicken, or vegetable that is to be curried, ready cooked and cut into convenient pieces, put it into the curry sauce for about five minutes, heat thoroughly, but do not boil, and serve with rice, boiled, in a separate dish, and handed around before the curry. Chutney may be taken with the curry.
You must be particular in not roasting these birds too much; a duck, about 15 minutes with a good fire; baste them very frequently. A teal will, of course, take less time, but the fire and motion of the spit must be attended to; and when you dish it, draw the knife four times down the breast; have ready, a little hot butter, the juice of a lemon, cayenne pepper, a little dust of sugar, a glass of port wine; pour it hot over the ducks.
If nicely trussed, make a stuffing of butter and some pepper; dry up the butter with a few bread crumbs; baste it well; add flour and salt before you take it from the fire. It is very nice to stuff the fowl with good sausage meat, truffles, or chestnuts.
Clean the fowl thoroughly; roast it 20 minutes, unless a very fine one; it will then take 3 quarters of an hour; serve with bread sauce, or parsley and butter; egg sauce is sometimes sent to table with it. If a small lump of butter, well covered with black pepper, is placed within the fowl previous to roasting, it will be found to improve the fowl, by removing the dryness which is met with in the back and side bones.
After trussing the partridges, stuff them with force meat; then rub a lump of butter in pepper, salt, and powdered mace, and put it into the bodies; sew them up, and after dredging them with fine flour, fry them in butter, of a lights brown; then put them in a stewpan with gravy sufficient to cover them; 2 spoonfuls of lemon pickle or anchovy, a quarter of a lemon sliced, and a sprig of sweet marjoram; cover them closely, and stew them for about 1⁄2 hour. If necessary, thicken the gravy.
The beef or veal is to be chopped very fine; take out all the stringy parts; season it with pepper, salt and a little ginger; beat up 4 eggs very light; a large plateful of stale bread; make them in balls; roll them in flour and fry them; then take 2 tablespoonfuls of flour, mixed with cold water; put some seasoning and hot water into the frying pan; after it has boiled throw it over the balls and let it stew about 15 minutes before dishing them in tomato or walnut catsup. To the 4 eggs, take 3 lbs. of veal and full 1⁄8 of bread.
Truss the ducks and stuff them with bread, butter and onions: place then with lard in a frying pan; have prepared in an iron pot slips of bacon, giblets, water, pepper, salt, a little mace or cloves, if you like it; put in the ducks and let them stew gently, but constantly, for 2 hours; then add lemon juice or lemon pickle. Flour the ducks each time that you turn them in the pot. Thicken with butter rolled in flour. This receipt is for large ducks; those not grown require less time.
Season the pigeons with salt, pepper, cloves, mace and sweet herbs; wrap this seasoning up in a piece of butter and put in and stuff them; tie up the neck and vent, and half roast them; then put them in the saucepan, with 1 quart of good gravy, a little white wine, some picked mushrooms, pepper corns, a slice of onion, and some pickled oysters; stew all together till sufficiently done; then thicken it with butter and the yolk of l egg; garnish with lemons.
Take 2 rabbits, put 2 or 3 onions, 1 bunch of parsley, in with them, and half boil them and cut them in pieces as for a fricasee; take the onions, parsley and the liver, cut it small; take 6 spoonfuls of claret wine, 3 of vinegar, and dissolve 2 or 3 anchovies into it; put all this in the stewpan with 1⁄2 lb. of fresh butter worked up with flour; thicken it and serve it up. Ducks done in the same way are very nice.
Take 2 fine ducks, cut them into quarters, fry them in butter a little brown; pour off all the fat and throw a little flour over them; add 1⁄2 pint of good gravy, 1⁄4 of a pint of red wine, 2 eschallots, 1 anchovy and a few sweet herbs; cover them close; let them stew 15 minutes; take out the herbs; skim ofl the grease and let the sauce be as thick as cream; send it to table; garnish it with lemon.
Ducks should be well plucked without tearing the skin, all the plugs being removed, clean the inside thoroughly with a little warm water, and stuff them with bread and butter, onion, sage, pepper and salt; roast them before a brisk fire, but not too close; baste very frequently; they will take from 1⁄2 hour to 1 hour, much depends on the age and size; when the breast plumps, they will be done; serve them with a rich brown gravy.
Clean and pluck them, let the skin be preserved from rents; salt them for 30 hours previous to cooking; flour a clean white cloth and boil them in It. A moderate sized duck will take about 1 hour’s boiling; make a rich onion sauce with milk, and send it to table with the duck. When the duck is boiled fresh it may be stuffed as for roasting and served with the same description of gravy.
The same receipt may be followed as for hashing fowl and game, with the exception that it will not require as much time to stew.
There is a difference between a stewed duck and stewed duck, and it is not the a alone; in the one case the duck is stewed whole, and in the other in pieces. To stew a duck, or ducks, they should be roasted for 20 minutes, and then placed in a stewpan with an onion, cut in slices, a little sage and mint and sweet herbs chopped fine, and about a pint of good beef gravy, seasoned with pepper and salt; let it stew gently for 20 minutes; take out the duck carefully’ and keep it warm; strain the gravy; pour it into a clean stewpan, and add to it, when well heated, the duck and a quart of green peas; let it simmer for a half hour; then add a little flour and butter, a glass of port wine, and send to table, with the peas in the same dish as the duck.
The ducks should be cut into joints and laid into a stewpan with a pint of good gravy; let it come to a boil; as the scum rises, remove it; season with salt and cayenne; let it stew gently three-quarters of an hour; mix smoothly 2 teaspoonfuls of fine ground rice with a glass of port wine; stir it into the gravy; let it have 7 or 8 minutes to amalgamate with the gravy; dish and send it to table very hot.
Make a light batter with 3 eggs, a small tablespoonful of butter, a little wheat flour, and salt to the taste; joint the chicken, and put them into the batter; grease the frying pan, throw the mixture of chicken and batter into it and fry a good brown. This quantity of batter will suffice for one pair of chickens.
Having cut up a pair of young chickens, lay them in a pan of cold water to extract the blood; wipe them dry; season with pepper and salt, dredge them with flour, and fry them in lard; both sides should be of a rich brown; take them out of the pan and keep them near the fire; skim carefully the gravy in which the chickens have been fried, mix it with 1⁄2 pint of cream; season with a little mace, pepper and salt, adding some parsley.
Boil a pair of fowls; when done, take them out and put the rice in the same water, first taking out some of the liquor; when the rice is done, butter it well, cover the bottom of the dish with 1⁄2 of it, then put the fowls on it and add the remainder of the liquor; cover the fowls with the other 1⁄2 of the rice, make it smooth, and spread over it the yolks of 2 eggs, well beaten; bake in a moderate oven.
Prepare 1 or 2 chickens for boiling; cover well with water and put in a small piece of pork; boil until the chicken falls from the bone; select the white meat, and mince or mash in a mortar until it becomes paste; put in a skillet; place this where it will keep warm, and add nearly as much butter as you have chicken, a little salt, pepper, mace and celery seed, if you choose; boil a small, delicate onion, chopped fine; and mix through it when simmered; let it.be-come quite firm and cold before pressing into jelly jars; it will keep some days in a cool place, and is a good relish for lunch or tea.
Cut a pair of chickens, wash the pieces through 2 or 3 waters; lay them in a large pan; sprinkle slightly with salt and fill the pan with boiling water; cover and let the chicken stand in it half an hour; then put them into a stew-pan; add a few blades of mace, and pepper corns (whole), a handful of celery, split thin and chopped fine, and a small onion sliced; pour on cold water and milk in equal quantities to cover the chicken; cover the pan and let them stew until quite done and tender; prepare gravy in a small saucepan by mixing 2 teaspoons of flour with enough cold water to make a batter, stir it quite smooth; add gradually 1⁄2 pint boiling milk, 1⁄4 lb. fresh butter cut in pieces; set on the fire until it comes to a boil and the butter is perfectly mixed; then take off, and while hot, stir in a glass of madeira or sherry, a little nutmeg (very little), 4 tablespoons of rich cream; lastly, take chickens out of saucepan, pour off the liquor, return the chickens and pour the gravy over them; cover the pan closely and set it over a kettle of boiling water for 10 minutes; serve very hot.
Flour a white cloth and put the fowls in cold water; let them simmer for 3⁄4 of an hour; serve with parsley and butter, or oysters or celery sauce.
When cold fowl is cut up and served for the table, let it be done with a short knife, and with precision; the slices from the breast should be well cut and the whole arranged tastefully in the center of the dish, a layer of ham and tongue in alternate pieces may be laid around the dish, and handsome sprigs of parsley may garnish the dish.
First, wash them. For dressing, bread crumbs, plenty of sweet marjoram; a little salt, pepper, 1 egg, and either chopped pork, or piece of butter (very little); stuff and lay on their back in a pan, put pork about an inch in size on breast of each; throw over them a very little salt, and powdered cloves; cover all thick with flour from dredging box; pour boiling water over the breasts, and cook about 2 hours, basting frequently.
Beat 2 eggs until very light; add a pint of cold water, and stir in flour until you have a stiff batter; when quite smooth add salt and pepper to taste, 2 good sized onions, sage, cloves, 2 tablespoons of thyme, chopped fine; put a large spoonful of lard and one of butter into pan, and when boiling stir in the batter, and continue to stir until it becomes dry and light. After stuflSng, put the goose in oven with a slice of fat bacon, and pint of water; baste with flour as it cooks, adding some water (boiling is best) when necessary. If not a mere gosling, it should be first parboiled, mere or less, as may be necessary.
Split a pair of chickens down the back; wipe the inside, season with pepper and salt; prepare some beaten yolks of eggs and bread crumbs; dip the outside of the chickens in the batter; put them on a gridiron (nicely washed) on a bed of bright coals. Lay the chickens on the gridiron, with the inside down, broiling them 20 minutes; just before taking them from the fire, add bits of butter. None but fine plump chickens are worth broiling.
Have a good full grown chicken, which you boil until tender. Pull the meat from the chicken in flakes after skinning it; with a sharp knife cut the meat in square pieces about the size of the end of your thumb. Take one full cup of the liquor in which the chicken was boiled, mince a green onion or a piece of an old one very fine,enough to make about a teaspoonful, also a teaspoonful of parsley minced very fine. Put the broth on to boil, and put in the onion and parsley. When th broth comes to a boil, have a large tablespoon of flour rubbed in 2 tablespoons of butter. Put a little of the oiling broth on the flour and butter and stir in the broth, and gradually 1⁄2pint of rich sweet milk, or what is better, sweet cream. To the chicken add a box of mushrooms sliced thin; and, if you do not care for the expense, a small box of trufles cut up. Season with cayenne pepper and salt; stir this in the sauce long enough to heat well. Take from the fire, and when cold add a 1⁄2 cup o sweet cream, another tablespoon of butter, and a claret glass of best sherry wine. This preparation of chicken should nbe highly seasoned. Fill the shells, an bake in a hot oven 15 or 20 minutes, and serve immediately.
For one chicken, medium size(which makes a small quantity). Boil the chicken;cut in little pieces, hash up with the chicken 1⁄2 can of mushroom, 1⁄2 can of truffles(if preferred, one or other of these can be omitted), season with salt,black and red pepper. In a saucepan, throw a tablespoonful of flour, and one of butter, and stir together until they are thoroughly mixed. Pour in one cupful of milk, stirring all the while. This sauce is then poured on the chicken, and the water in which the chicken was boiled added, until he whole is of the proper consistency. It is then put in the shells, brown bread crumbs grated over each, and a small lump of butter the size of pecan in the middle of each. Put in the oven for a little while, and serve while hot.
Boil a large fowl till tender; when cold, cut into small pieces. Set that aside. Mix well a heaping tablespoon of butter with 2 of flour. When well mixed, put into a stewpan. Stir into it a tumblerful of the broth in which the chicken has been boiled.Season well with parsley, salt, cayenne pepper, a little eschallot, and a very little onion. Add a tumblerful of cream, a box of mushrooms, and a small can of truffles; then put in the chicken, and stir all well, and allow it to cook a little. Now add a wineglass of sherry. Put the mixture into shell, sprinkle bread crumbs over the top, and set in the oven to brown.
Boil a chicken tenderly; when cold, chop fine, put some of its liquor in pan with butter the size of a hen’s egg, mix in a little flour, salt, red and black pepper, parsley, and small onion; add the minced chicken; and, when cold, shape, dip in egg with grated bread, and fry in lard.
Of turkey, beef, chicken, or sweet bread, chop the meat very fine; add grated bread crumbs; season with a little grated lemon peel, salt, pepper, a very little nutmeg, and yolk of a hard boiled egg; moisten the whole with enough milk to make the ingredients adhere; form into cones, or pear-shaped balls; dip each into a batter of eggs, well beaten, and roll in bread crumbs, fry brown in butter, and serve with fried parsley. Croquettes are improved by adding chopped mushrooms or truffles.
Boil ten minutes to blanch, then throw them into cold water, skim and lard them; roll in grated bread crumbs, pepper and salt, and cook in boiling lard till quite tender; lay them in a dish and pour over the following gravy: a cup of hot water, a large wineglass of sherry, a little nutmeg and lemon juice, and thicken with a tablespoonful of flour.
Wash the turkey nicely; prepare the stuffing with bread crumbs, sweet herbs, lemon peel, nutmeg, pepper, salt, and beaten yolk of egg, with sufficient butter to moisten it, and a little old ham, cut very fine. Stuff the craw of the turkey with the force meat, of which there will be enough made to form into balls for frying, to garnish the dish, dredge it with flour, and roast it before a clear, brisk fire, basting it with cold lard; towards the last, put the turkey nearer the fire and dredge it lightly with flour, and baste it with butter. The time for roasting depends on the size of the turkey. Make the gravy of the giblets cut in pieces, seasoned and stewed for one hour, in very little water; thicken it with a spoonful of brown flour, and stir into it the native gravy, after having skimmed the grease from it.
Cut the slices medium size; thickly butter them, sprinkle with black pepper and a little salt, place the slices on a gridiron and broil them in a hurry. In this way you will preserve the flavor of the venison without drying, which is frequently done by allowing the meat to remain too long on the fire; send it to the table very hot, with a little melted butter over it. This is a palatable dish for breakfast or tea. Mutton or veal dressed in the same way is very nice.
Have the chafing dish ready; the slices of venison nicely cut, proper thickness, and between the slices, as you place them in the dish, put bits of good butter, pepper, mustard, salt, a little cayenne pepper and claret wine; let it stew 10 or 15 minutes. Mutton or cold roast beef cooked in this way is very nice. Put sufficient currant jelly to make it palatably sweet.
This is a delicious appetizer for breakfast. Cook it as beefsteak, washing it nicely, draining the water from it; butter it very thoroughly, sprinkle with pepper and salt, and cook it in a hurry; serve it very hot.
Venison should always hang a considerable length of time; the delicacy of its flavor is obtained by hanging only. If it be cooked while fresh it will not equal, in any respect, a haunch of mutton. The haunch of venison when about to be roasted, should be washed in warm milk and water, and dried with a clean cloth; if it has hung very long, and the skin smells musty, it will be the safest plan to remove the skin and wrap the whole of the haunch in paper, well greased with fresh butter; during the time it is at the fire do not be afraid of basting it too much; it will require all the cook is likely to give it; if it be a buck haunch and large, it will take nearly 4 hours; if small, 31⁄2 will answer; if a doe haunch, 31⁄4 hours will be enough. Remove the paper when it is done enough; sift flour over it to produce a froth; dish it, and serve; let there be nothing with it in the dish; but the gravy should be sent to the table in a dish with currant jelly.
COTELETTES EN CHEVIEUIL
(CUTLETS, VENISON STYLE)
Mutton chops, rather thick, should be soaked for 3 days in vinegar with slices of onions and eschallots; heat a glassful of this mixture with a glass of clear broth; add the cutlets and let them cook on a slow fire for 1⁄4 hour; make a roux (brown butter); add the cutlets with their sauce, let them come to a boil; then serve with fresh toast.
A cut of beef, a cut of veal of same weight, 1⁄2 pound of sausage; add a piece of bread size of an egg steeped in milk; then a whole egg; sprinkle both cuts with pepper and salt, and spread on the sausage; roll each cut, leaving the ends thinner than the middle; then tie with a string; brown the cuts in butter till they have taken a good color; moisten with broth and let them cook for 11⁄2 hours; thicken the sauce with corn starch; add juice of lemon, a few mush rooms and chopped parsley.
FOIE DE VEAU EN SAUTÉ
(daube of veal loin.)
The livers to be well larded; place them in a stewpan with lard, onions, carrots, pepper, salt, a bunch of vegetables and a glass of white wine; cook for 3 hours. By adding a calf’s foot the livers will, when cold, form jelly.
PATÉ DE VEAU
Take rouelle of veal and 1⁄2 pound of very fresh lard to 2 pounds of beef; add spices, bread crumbs, steeped in broth, 3 eggs, whites and yolks to be well beaten; with these fill in a fire-proof earthen pot, close well and let bake; make a jelly of calf’s foot, scraps of meat and carrots, to garnish the paté when done.
TERRINE DE BŒUF
Chop slices of beef with beef suet (gros de bœuf), add spices, mushrooms, chopped, 4 yolks of eggs,and a glass of brandy; line the bottom of an earthen dish with strips of lard and cover top with same; bake for 3 hours.
Soak the ham in water for two days and nights; then be gin at the back, and with a sharp knife cut down to the bone, cutting the meat from each side, until it is entirely loosened; then pull it out; have ready the stuffing, fill up the cavity with it, and sew the ham with a coarse needle and strong thread; take a strip of cotton about a yard in width, bind it tightly around the ham so as to preserve its shape, then boil it slowly for about 3 or 4 hours; when it is boiled let it remain in the bandage until perfectly cold; then cover it with sugar and bake; decorate to taste.
One pound of pecans, 1 dozen eggs, 1 can of mushrooms, 5 or six truffles, some ham chopped very fine, 1 ounce of mustard seed, and six large cucumber pickles. This must all be minced very fine before putting into the ham. Roasted chestnuts can be substituted for pecans if preferred. Season this mixture with pepper, a little allspice, cloves, parsley, a little onion, and very little salt
Put a rump of beef in cold water, take off the scum as it rises, and when it begins to boil, pour in a little cold water to clear it; when the scum is all taken off, put it to stew gently; season with salt, cloves, pepper, 4 onions, the same number of carrots and turnips, with 1 head of celery; when they are done, take all out to enrich the soup; make the glazing while the bouillé is doing, as follows : stew a piece of veal with a little bacon, and the same kinds of vegetables that were put in the bouillé when it is sufficiently done, strain off the broth and reduce it to the consistency of glazing and put it over the bouillé at the moment it is served up; for the gravy, a piece of butter the size of an egg, worked up in flour, 3 pickled cucumbers cut up with capers and anchovies; the whole put in the pan in which the glazing is made, with a little water, stir it up, and the moment it boils, take it off and put it in a sauce-boat.
Put it on the fire, first rubbing with black and cayenne pepper, salt and orange peel, 2 bay leaves, 18 cloves; let it stew until the water is exhausted and the beef brown; put to it boiling water sufficient for the gravy; take off the fat clean, and before dishing it, put in two wineglasses of Madeira wine, and 1 glass of walnut catsup; turn the beef in the gravy and take off the fat a second time before you dish.
To 3 pounds of beefsteak put 1 gill of water, 1 gill of cat sup, 5 eggs boiled hard and cut in pieces; 1 quart of fine oysters should be added, with salt, nutmeg, and pepper to taste.
Cut tip the head (the tongue being taken out to salt) and after washing, put it in soak for about 1 hour; then put it in a middle-sized pot filled with water, and let it stew till perfectly soft; take out the bones and let it stew again till sufficiently soft to beat in a mortar to a perfect jelly; taking out the gristly part; season it to your taste with pepper and salt; when cold, cover it all over with melted butter to exclude the air. The brains must not be taken out, as they serve to enrich the dish very much.
Get a fat steak, wash, salt, and pepper it, and lard it all over; pierce it through with a knife and slip in thin pieces of raw middling; flour it and brown it well in a spider; put 1 pint of water, after the meat is well browned, with some parsley, thyme, bay leaves, and 1 dozen onions, peeled, and a little flour to thicken the gravy, a dessertspoonful of allspice; stew the whole together for about 4 hours. You may add a little garlic to the gravy if you please.
Cut steaks from the rump, not more than 1⁄2 an inch in thickness; pepper and salt them; broil them slightly both sides. Take them off the gridiron and lay them in a spider or small oven; put a layer of onions between each steak; cover them close, and let them stew very gently till the meat is sufficiently done; then take out the steaks and cover them close; tilt the gravy to the side of the vessel, take off the fat, and stir in a lump of butter rolled in a very little flour. Add as much brown sugar as will make the gravy a proper color.
Prepare 2 or 3 lbs. of the best beef, by trimming off the fat and removing the bone. Lay in the bottom of the stew pan a few bits of fresh butter, rolled in flour. Then put in the meat, and sprinkle a little pepper over each piece. Have ready a quart of large, fresh oysters; strain the liquor to clear it from bits of the shell, and pour it over the meat in the stewpan. Stew the meat in the oyster liquor till it is thoroughly cooked, skimming it well, and keeping it covered, except when skimming. Then add grated nutmeg and a few blades of mace. Lastly, put in the oysters and let them remain in just long enough to plump, which will be in a few minutes. When all is done, serve up the whole in one dish, and send very hot to the table.
Cut a square, thick piece of beef from the round or sirloin, and trim off the fat. Put it into a stewpan with water enough to cover it, and season it slightly with salt and pepper; let it stew slowly till tender all through; then add potatoes, being first pared and cut into quarters.
Chip it very thin; put it into a skillet, with fresh butter, pepper, and 2 or 3 beaten yolks of eggs. Let it stew till the beef is crisp and curled up.
A nice way of disposing of underdone roast beef is to mince all the lean, and a very little of the fat; season it with cayenne and powdered nutmeg, or mace, or else chopped sweet herbs; if you have a fancy for mushroom gravy, moisten the meat with that; make a nice paste and cut it into small circular sheets, rolled out not very thin; cover 1⁄2 of each sheet of paste with the minced beef (not too near the edge), and fold over the other 1⁄2 so as to form a half-moon; then crimp them with a sharp knife; lay the patties in square baking pans, prick them with a fork and bake them brown. Cold veal minced with cold ham or tongue, makes very nice patties, also cold chicken or turkey made in balls, and fried in lard.
Boil some potatoes till well done all through; peel them, put them into a large pan, and mash them smoothly, adding, as you proceed, some milk and 1 or more beaten eggs, well mixed, to the potatoes; rub the bottom of a white pudding dish with nice butter, or some drippings of cold beef, and cover it with a thick layer of mashed potatoes; next, put in thin slices of beef (without the fat), enough to cover the potatoes; then a layer of mashed potatoes, then beef, then potatoes, till the dish is full, heaping them up in the centre; bake it in an oven.
Cut brisket from the bones, wash and lay in a large dish; cover well with salt, pepper and a little sodium nitrate; then cover to stand several days, as the weather will permit; next, wipe off the dressing, place on a clean dish, powder mace and cloves, and allspice together, and spread thickly over the beef; then roll it over and over and tie up well; lastly, sew up tightly in a cloth and boil slowly all day; serve cold.
A round of beef of 10 pounds, 1 teaspoonful of sodium nitrate, 1 tablespoonful of brown sugar to stand in it about 2 days, then rub in a slop-bowl full of salt, and let stand 10 days, turning it every day; sprinkle over about a spoonful of allspice; cut salt pork in strips size of your finger, and have them well dipped in ground allspice; gash the beef with a knife and stuff in thick as you please on both sides; put in a large kettle, cover well with water and the juices from the meat; boil slowly about 6 hours, when cold turn and trim.
8 pounds of veal cutlets, chopped fine, with a good slice of salt pork, 2 eggs, broken in, after meat is well mixed, 6 crackers, (powdered fine), butter to size of a hen’s egg, rubbed in a tablespoonful of salt, cayenne pepper, and sweet herbs to your taste; mix the whole thoroughly; make up like a loaf of bread; smooth over the top with butter melted in water, and bake in a moderate oven; when cold, cut in thin slices and serve.
Salt a brisket of beef with salt and sodium nitrate, 5 days, then boil it gently till extremely tender; put it under a large weight, or in a cheese press, till perfectly cold. It is very nice for sandwiches.
Four lbs. round of beef; season well with salt, pepper, a little garlic, 1 bay leaf, and 1 clove. Lard well through and through; sprinkle with a tablespoonful of vinegar, and let it stand for 24 hours. Put the daube in a pot with a small piece of lard; cover with heavy cover on a slow fire, and let it smother for about 4 hours, until thoroughly done; then take off the cover, let it fry a light brown, then remove from the fire. In a separate pot, have 3 pigs feet and 8 calves feet boiling steadily till they leave the bone; (to be skimmed well at the first boil); add one carrot to boil about 1⁄2 hour, then slice in length and place at bottom of bowl when the daube is to be served. Break 2 eggs, whites and shells to be beaten together and boiled with jelly briskly, then strain through thick flannel or cloth. Mix the daube gravy with jelly; let it rest about 1⁄2 an hour, then pour slowly over the daube. Set it in a cold place, and when cold, take the lard from the top with a spoon, and with a round edge knife detach carefully the daube and turn into a round plate. To avoid breaking the jelly, place the plate on top of the bowl and turn it over.
Four lbs. round of beef to be larded, put in a pot with a tablespoonful of lard; smother on a slow fire; when ready to fry, sprinkle with a little flour; fry brown; add onions, salt, and pepper to taste, and water enough to cook thoroughly; about 1⁄2 an hour before done, put in 1⁄4 pound of dry mushrooms. This daube is made for its gravy to the raviolés.
Boil 2 bunches of spinach, chop fine with the white meat of a roast or boiled chicken; add 1 calf’s brain, previously boiled and cleaned; stir the whole well in a bowl with 6 raw eggs, 1⁄4 bottle of sweet oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste; now take a pint of flour, add 2 eggs, with a little water, making the paste as stiff as possible; roll out flat and thin, put in 4 layer of the stuffing all the length of the paste; double the paste over and cut lengthways with a paste wheel, and also cut crossways, making small squares; put squares of paste in a pot of boiling water, and boil steadily for 1⁄2 hour; strain and put 1 layer of squares in bottom of deep dish; sprinkle grated parmesan cheese; pour some of the daube gravy with mushrooms, previously made thin, another layer of squares, cheese and gravy, and so on; serve hot.
You may take any kind of boiled or roasted meat and mix them together, so that it is clear of bones; make a hash of it, and mix it with a piquante sauce; the mixture must be very thick; if it be too thin, put a little bread with it 5 add capers, mushrooms, salt, spices and fine herbs, boiled together; let it get cold on a chopping board or dish; make balls of it and press them flat; roll them in egg and grated bread, and fry them in butter, brown on both sides.
Take 1 lb. of raw veal, and shred it very fine; add 1⁄2 lb. of marrow or beef suet, and season it with pepper and salt; beat it very fine in a marble mortar, and make it the shape of sweet breads; beat well the yolk of an egg and dip these into it; fry them in a good deal of butter, and lay crumbs of bread between them; pour a little melted butter on them. Some put in the white of an egg, also, which makes them lighter. They must not be fried of a dark color.
Cut a loin of lamb into thin slices, beat them and lay them in water to take out the blood; then fry them in butter; make the- sauce with butter, anchovies and lemon.
Slice pieces of the fillet of veal 1⁄2 an inch thick and 8 or 10 inches wide and long; put them in a dish; sprinkle over them on 1 side, a little pepper, salt and mace, all finely pounded; roll tightly and tie them up separately; put them into a stewpan with a little water and butter, and simmer down to a brown gravy; when they are to be served, have ready sonSe pounded biscuit or bread crumbs, which sprinkle over them after they are put into the dish; stew them 1 hour. Beef may be prepared in the same way.
Rub well on both sides of the round with 1 ounce of sodium nitrate, then rub in one pound of brown sugar, after which, rub all with salt, into which you will mix a tablespoonful of allspice, 2 of black pepper, 2 teaspoonfuls of cloves and 1 of mace; let it stand 30 days, turning it every other day, and bathing it with the liquor that runs from it.
For rounds.it is only necessary to rub them first with sodium nitrate and then with common salt; they will make their own brine, in which they should be turned every day; this will answer for all beef that is to be quickly used; a round of small beef only requires ten days in winter; it grows hard if kept longer; in warm weather less time suffices.
Take a beefs tongue, rub it with 1 pound of white salt, 1 ounce of sodium nitrate, 1⁄2 pound of coarse salt; rub it well and turn it every day in the pickle for 2 weeks; this pickle will do several tongues, only adding a little more white salt.
To have it very tender it should boiled slowly, and the pot well skimmed; the meat should be well covered with water, so that the skim may be removed easily; when beef is very salt it should boil 3⁄4 of an hour; then take it up, throw away the water it has boiled in, fill up the pot with fresh water, replace the beef and let it boil gently for 3 hours; the round is the most choice piece to boil, next, the H bone. Observe to take off all the scum as it rises.
A round of fresh beef weighing from 18 to 20 lbs., 1 lb. of the fat of bacon or corned pork, the marrow from the bone of the beef, a 1⁄4 lb. of beef suet, chopped together, 2 bundles of herbs, parsley, thyme, small onions, etc., chopped fine, 2 large bunches of sweet marjoram, 2 bunches of sweet basil, 2 large nutmegs, 1⁄2 ounce of cloves beaten to a powder, 1⁄2 ounce of mace, 1 tablespoonful of salt, 2 glasses of Madeira wine. If the a la mode beef is to be eaten cold, prepare it 3 days before it is wanted. Take out the bone, fasten up the opening with skewers, and tie the meat all round with tape; rub it all over on both sides with salt; (a large round of beef will be more tender than a small one); chop the marrow and suet together; pound the spice; chop the herbs very fine; pick the pot marjoram and sweet basil clean front the stalks, and rub the leaves to a powder, making 4 tablespoonfuls of each; add the pepper and salt, and mix all together all the ingredient that compose the seasoning; cut the fat of the bacon into pieces 2 inches long, with a sharp knife make deep incisions all over the round of beef and very near each other, put a little of the seasoning into each hole and a slip of bacon pressed down hard, covered with more seasoning, with a little wine in each hole; stuff both sides alike, put it in a deep baking dish, pour over it some wine, cover it, and let it stand till next morning; next day put a little water in the dish, set it in a covered oven, and bake or stew it for 12 hours, at least; let it remain all night in the oven, and it must be eaten hot at dinner the next day; when cold, ornament with parsley.
Cut a hard boiled egg in thin slices, and place it in the middle of a bowl; put a layer of raw veal cut in thin slices, and sprinkled with a mixture of pepper, salt and herbs (such as parsley, thyme and sage). Place next very thin slices of bacon, and continue to put alternate layers of veal, seasoned with a little mace and of bacon, until the bowl is filled. Mash it down and tie a floured cloth over it very tight. Turn it down in a pot of hot water, and let it boil 2 hours. It is eaten cold.
Grate some lean ham; mix with it the yolk of an egg, pepper it, and fry it in butter; pour on square bits of toast, and brown it with a salamander.
After boiling the bouillé in the soup, take it out, and make a sauce of flour and butter, and add either capers or parsley, as you prefer.
Mince’very fine a piece of tender beef, fat and lean; mince also an onion, with some boiled parsley; add grated crumbs of bread, and season with pepper, salt, and nutmeg; mix the whole together; moisten with a beaten egg, roil it into balls, flour, and fry them.
Butter a deep dish, spread a thin paste over the bottom, sides and edges. Cut away from the beef all the bone, fat and gristle; cut the beef in thin pieces the size of the palm of your hand; beat it well with a rollingpin; put a layer of the beef, seasoned with pepper, salt, nutmeg, allspice, a little catsup and onion. Slice boiled Irish potatoes, and put a layer on the meat until the dish is filled; pour in a little water and butter. Bake 1 hour.
The most choice part for this purpose is the round. Wash the meat and-dry well with a cloth. Grind to powder an equal quantity of cloves and mace, and having mixed them together, rub them well into the beef with your hand. The spice will be found a great improvement, both to the taste and smell of the meat. To 50 lbs. of meat allow 3 lbs. of fine salt, 1 ounces of sodium nitrate, 2 lbs. of good brown sugar, and 2 quarts of molasses; mix these well together, boil and skim it for 20 minutes, and when no more scum rises, take it from the fire. Have the beef ready in a tub or barrel; pour the brine upon it; cover well with a thick cloth, looking at it frequently, and skimming off whatever may be floating on the top. Keep the beef in this pickle about 2 weeks, when it may be used as spiced beef. Take the meat from the pickle at the expiration of the above mentioned time; hang in a hogshead or smokehouse, and with a constant smoking for 6 days, you will have something nice.
Wash the beef, rub salt over it, and put it in a pot, and just cover it with water, set it over a slow fire, and after it has stewed an hour, put in some potatoes, pared and cut in half, and some parsnips, scraped and split; let them stew with the beef till quite tender. Turn the meat several times in the pot. When all is done, serve up the meat and vegetables together, and the gravy in a boat, having first skimmed it.
Salt the beef with the usual quantity of sodium nitrate and salt, and let it remain 2 days in the tub to drain off the bloody brine. Then put a brine made as follows: To 20 quarts of cold water, made salty enough to bear an egg,with common salt, put 3 lbs. of brown sugar, 1⁄2 to 1 lb. of sodium nitrate, and 2 lbs. alum salt; spice them well together, and put in the beef; let it remain 4 or 5 weeks, according to size. Then hang it up to dry in a cool place, frequently rubbing it with wheat bran. It is then ready to smoke. Or you may head it in small barrels, where it will keep any length of time, if covered with brine, and kept close from the air. The latter way is preferable, as the meat is more juicy, and not exposed to the bug or worm, to which it is always liable if the fly can approach it. To guard it, a tub in which beef is salted, should always be covered with a coarse cloth tied closely around it.
Rub a little common salt over a piece of beef of 20 lbs. weight; take out the bone, and in 1 or 2 days, rub well into the beef the following ingredients: 2 ounces of sodium nitrate, 4 ounces of brown sugar, 6 ounces of bag salt, 1 ounce of white pepper, 1 of cloves and nutmeg; strew over it 1⁄2 lb. of common salt; let it remain 16 days, turning it daily; it is then hung up, or boiled, and allowed to stand till cold in the water in which it was boiled.
To each ham, or piece of meat, use 1 tablespoonful of sodium nitrate; rub it in thoroughly. Then rub with the common salt, in which pack it away; letting it remain for 6 weeks. Then take it out and wipe it very dry with a coarse towel, and rub the thick part and bone with black pepper; and smoke it for 6 or 8 weeks.
To every bushel of salt add 1 lb. of sodium nitrate, 1 lb. of brown sugar, and 2 ounces of common red pepper, coarsely beaten; this is a sufficient quantity for every 100 lbs. of meat, and in rubbing over the hams and shoulders, have mixed an additional quantity of sodium nitrate and pepper (say a handful of each), to stuff around the hocks. The meat must be very well rubbed with something harder than the hand; and in packing it away, must be completely covered with the former preparation. Let the hams remain in salt 4 weeks, the jowls and shoulders 3, and the middlings a fortnight. When they are ready to hang up, have them washed, and the hams and shoulders hung by the large end; the next day begin to smoke them, and make 1 good smoke every day, until the weather becomes mild, or about the last of March; afterwards it must be occasionally examined, and the most indifferent used first.
To 10 gallons of water, add 10 quarts of salt, 1 lb. of brown sugar, and 1 of sodium nitrate; boil it until the froth is done rising, then take it off, and let it remain to get quite cold; pack the beef down close in a barrel, and cover it with brine, weight it down with rocks, but it must not be covered. This quantity of brine is sufficient for 1 quarter of beef.
Remove, with a sharp bladed knife, every particle of the sinewy skin which covers the fillet, then lard it if you choose, (a thing the French never omit, though others generally dislike the mixture of pork and beef); place in an oblong tin pan, well buttered, lay the trimmings all around, with 2 bay leaves, 3 carrots, a little celery, faggot of parsley, a little thyme, 2 blades of mace, a couple of onions, with 2 cloves stuck in each, and 2 green ones, or eschallots; moisten with a 1⁄2 pint of broth, and a 1⁄2 bottle of wine (white), cover the whole with a piece of buttered paper, set in oven, and let it braize gently, moistening frequently with its own liquor, for about 3⁄4 of an hour, then strain the gravy; have ready a nice brown sauce, into which you have cut some truffles and mushrooms, and put a wineglass of madeira; add the strained gravy, place the fillet on a dish, pour the sauce nicely all around, and serve.s — N.B: A pound and a half of nice fillet makes a very nice family dish, if cut into small steaks, simply broiled, and placed in straight lines on dish, with this same sauce, made of the trimmings, poured around.
Take cold boiled beef, removing all bones and gristle, with a good proportion of cold boiled potatoes; chop them middling fine; fry 3 slices of salt pork in a spider; when the pork is brown, take it up, and put in the minced meat and potatoes. Let it cook 20 minutes. Take it up in a covered dish, with the slices of pork placed on the top of the dish.
To each green ham of 18 lbs. 1 dessertspoonful of sodium nitrate and 1 pound of brown sugar, applied to the fleshy side of the ham and about the hock; cover the fleshy side with fine salt 1⁄2 inch thick and pack away in tubs, to remain from 3 to 6 weeks, according to size; before smoking, rub off all the salt from the ham, and cover well with ground black pepper, particularly about the bone and hock; hang up and drain for 2 weeks; smoke with green wood 8 weeks, till the rind is brown.
This preparation of apples for fresh pork is a great improvement. Take a fillet of pork, rub it over with a little salt and pepper; score the outside skin; take out the bone, and fill it with nice stewed apples, free of paring and cores, nicely seasoned with nutmeg and sugar, with bits of the rind of a lemon; then have ready some 2 dozen apples, pared, cored and cut in slices or quarters, sweetened well with sugar, and flavored with lemon (a little of the juice added will be an improvement); put the pork into a large pot or iron bake oven; fill up with the cut apples the space all around, adding just sufficient water to keep it from burning; stew or bake it for 3 hours; when done, serve it on a clean dish and send it very hot to the table.
A ham, if dry, should be soaked 12 hours in warm water; then put it on in cold water, and let it simmer and boil 5 or 6 hours, according to size.
Sprinkle the beef with salt and let it steam 24 hours, where the bloody brine can run off; then pack into a barrel and cover with a pickle made as follows: to 16 gallons water, add 24 lbs. salt, 6 lbs. brown sugar, and 8 ounces sodium nitrate; let it stand till cold, then pour over; every 4 or 5 minutes boil over again and add a little of each ingredient.
One gallon water, 1 quart salt, 1⁄2 lb. sugar and 1⁄4 lb. sodium nitrate. Also good for beef.
Three pounds of veal, 2 slices of salt pork, both chopped fine, 2 eggs, well beaten, 2 Boston crackers, rolled fine, 1 teaspoonful of salt, 2 teaspoonfuls of pepper, 1⁄4 nutmeg; mix well; bake from 21⁄2 to 3 hours; bake well and serve cold sliced.
Corn a fresh tongue 2 days, with salt and a little sodium nitrate mixed; then lay it on one side and bore holes with a steel used for knives, and stuff these with the following mixture: 1 tablespoonful each of allspice, cloves and nutmeg, 1 lemon peel, grated, 1 teaspoonful ginger, ditto of thyme, ditto of summer savory, a piece of lemon, 1 ounce of suet, chopped fine, salt and pepper to taste; place in a dish and under a heavy press for 24 hours; then add water to its own brine, and boil until it will skin; cut off its roots even, or nicely; begin at the small end to roll; bandage very tightly; stuff the paste into the middle, then boil 3 hours, and when done put under heavy press again.
Three lbs. of lean beef or veal, 1⁄2 lb. of salt pork, 1⁄4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1⁄4 teaspoon of black pepper, 1⁄2 teaspoon of cloves, allspice and mace, teacupful of bread crumbs, tablespoonful of butter, 3 eggs, 1⁄2 teaspoon of salt; chop the meat very fine; mix all of the ingredients thoroughly and steam in a mould for 3 hours.
To each 1 lb. of beef, a cup of water; put in at the same time a carrot, a turnip and other greens; let simmer slowly; add salt to suit taste. This is for invalids.
One lb. veal, 1 lb. lean beef, 1⁄2 lb. pork, 1⁄2 loaf bread, chopped fine, wet it and squeeze the water out; 1 chopped onion; then spice to taste; beat well into the mixture, 3 eggs; form into a roll, and bake 11⁄2 hours, basting all the while with beef stock, the shin of veal, or calves’ feet; set it away to cool, then cut in slices and serve.
You will require about 8 lbs. of a round of beef. Make incisions in it; put strips of pork, a small piece of onion and garlic, salt and pepper; pat it away for several hours; then pour over it 1 pint of vinegar, and let it remain all night; in the morning let it brown a little; fill the saucepan full of water and cook it slowly 4 or 5 hours before taking it up; then add 1 ounce of gelatine dissolved in a little cold water; pour all in a mould; in the morning skim off the grease.
Boil a chicken until it is tender; take out all the bones; chop the meat fine; season with butter, pepper and salt; pour in enough of the liquid, the chicken was boiled in, to make it moist; simmer for a few moments; then put it in a mould to cool. It is excellent when sliced nicely.
As a general rule, add a little salt to the water in which you cook the vegetables, with the exception of dried beans and peas.
The easiest way to cook potatoes is to put them in just water enough to cover them, with the skins on, and to boil them constantly till done, then squeeze them in a dry cloth and send them to the table very hot. Potatoes should not remain soaking in the water without boiling, if you wish them mealy. (Irish.)
After boiled tender, drain off the water, and let the potatoes steam till they break to pieces; then mix them with the yolk of an egg, a small piece of butter, bread crumbs, with salt to the taste; fry them in good lard, (after forming them into balls) or brown them in an oven.
Take potatoes of the same size, wash and dry them, put them in the oven of the stove or some convenient toaster; do not burn the outside before they are warmed through; roast large ones about 2 hours. They will roast quicker, if first parboiled.
Boil soft 8 good sized Irish potatoes; mash them, and add 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, while hot; mix with it 1 pint of milk, add salt; put in a dish and bake i hour.
Put into a stewpan a good sized piece of butter, a dessertspoonful of flour, some salt, pepper and parsley, (chopped)to which add 1⁄2 pint of cream; put this sauce on the fire, stir it till it boils, slice the potatoes and throw into the sauce.
Use potatoes that are white, mealy and smooth; boil them carefully, and when done, peel them, pour off the Water and set them on a trivet before the fire until they are quite dry and powdery; then rub them through a coarse wire sieve into the dish on which they are to go to table.
Wash them, but do not pare them; put them in a pot with water enough to cover them an inch, and do not put on the lid; when the water is near boiling, pour it off and replace it with cold water, with a good portion of salt. The cold water sends the heat from the surface to the heart, and makes the potato mealy. Potatoes of a moderate size require 1⁄2 hour’s boiling; large ones 1 hour; try them with a fork. When done pour off the water, cover the pot with a folded napkin and let them stand by the fire about 1⁄2 hour to dry. Potatoes served with the skins on have a negligee appearance for the table.
Use cold potatoes that have been boiled, mash them, make them into flat cakes, and fry them in butter. Very nice for breakfast.
Mix mashed potatoes with the yolk of an egg, roll them into balls in a little flour, with egg and bread crumbs; fry them in very nice lard, or brown them in a hot oven.
Three ozs. butter, 1⁄2 oz. of flour and 1⁄2 pint of water; stir over the fire until it is melted into a sauce; put the boiled potatoes into the sauce; dish it very hot, seasoning it with salt, nutmeg and pepper. (You may also mix fine chopped parsley with it). German receipt.
Boil the potatoes, peel and mash them into small cakes, fry them in lard, of a rich brown on both sides.
Boil the potatoes and mash them in a mortar with butter; to a tablespoonful of butter use 8 or 10 common sized potatoes; salt to the taste.
Pare and boil dry the potatoes as directed, then put them into a hot pan and mash with a lump of butter and a little salt; beat this well and make it into little cakes or roll it into balls and dip them into egg, and sprinkle with bread crumbs; fry a nice brown.
Among the various ways of dressing sweet potatoes, that which appears most popular is to bake them twice. You may put 2 or 3 platefuls at once into the oven; bake them till soft; peel and put them on a tin sheet, and bake them again for 1⁄2 an hour; serve them up hot.
Sweet potatoes may be dressed, either cut in long slices and fried in lard, or half boiled, peeled, cut round, and fried quickly. In the latter case they must be drained, and served up as dry as possible.
Put the peas in a covered vessel with a little salt; place this in another vessel filled with water, which must be boiled until the peas are tender.
Wash l 1⁄2 pints of green peas, put them into a stewpan, with fresh butter, parsley, lettuce cut in fours, and a little sugar. Let these boil in their own juice over a slow fire. When all the liquid is boiled away, add a thickening made of the yolk of 2 eggs and a little cream; let the whole remain a few minutes on the fire.
Green peas should be young and freshly shelled; wash them clean; put them in a bag and the bag into plenty of boiling water, with a little salt and a teaspoonful of pounded loaf sugar; boil them till tender. It takes from 1⁄2 to 1 hour to boil them. Never let them stand in the water after they are done. Season them with butter, salt and pepper.
Boil good Irish potatoes very dry; let them cool thoroughly; slice and pour a dressing over them, made of the yolks of 3 eggs, oil, vinegar, pepper, salt and parsley.
A SPANISH CREOLE DISH
Wash 1 lb. of rice, and soak it an hour; cut up a cold roast chicken or the remnants of a turkey and a slice of ham, which fry in a tablespoonful of lard; stir in the rice, and add slowly, while stirring in a pint of hot water; cover your pot, and set where it can cook slowly. Jumballaya is very nice made with oysters or shrimp.
The art of cooking tomatoes lies mostly in cooking them enough; in whatever way prepared, they should be put on some hours before dinner. This vegetable is good in all soups and stews, where such a decided flavoring is wanted.
Take the tomatoes, when perfectly ripe, and scald them in hot water, in order to take off the skin easily. When skinned, boil them well in a little sugar or salt, but no water. Then spread them in cakes about an inch thick, and place the cakes in the sun; they will be ready in 3 or 4 days to pack away in bags, which should be hung in a dry place.
Parboil 2 onions; while this is doing, peel a sufficient quantity of tomatoes to make 3 pints when cooked (this is easily done when hot water has been poured over them); cut them up, and add the onions, also 11⁄2 teaspoonfuls of crumbs of bread, 1 tablespoonful of salt, 1 heaping teaspoonful of black pepper, and 4 tablespoonfuls of butter; beat these thoroughly together and set them over a slow fire, gradually to stew; they should cook never less than 3 hours, but the longer the better; about 15 minutes before they are to be served up, beat 6 eggs,and stir them in; put them on a hot fire, and let them boil, stirring them all the time.
Peel the tomatoes, cut them in half, and squeeze out the seeds; then put them into a stewpan, without any water; add to them salt and cayenne pepper to your taste, 1 teaspoonful of brown sugar, some grated bread, or cracker, butter and mace (powdered); stew them slowly, till perfectly done; send them to table very hot. A very nice appendage to beefsteak, and other tasteless dishes.
Take 12 large tomatoes and take out as much of the pulp and seed as you can with convenience scoop out, without injuring the form; chop up the pulp, and add to it salt, pepper, thyme, to the taste, with 1 tablespoonful of butter;form this into a stuffing with crumbs of bread, and put back into the skins, bake them in a pan very nicely in a moderate oven.
Select 1 quart of fine, ripe tomatoes, pour over them boiling water to remove the skin, then chop them finely, put them into a saucepan without any water; chop 2 onions very finely, cover closely, and let them simmer slowly, an hour; then add a little salt and cayenne pepper, a large spoonful of bread crumbs, and cover tightly; beat up 5 eggs to a stiff froth; have ready a heated pan, and a small piece of butter and grease it; stir the eggs into the tomatoes; mix all together, and pour it into the pan; brown it on one side, fold it over, and serve up on a hot dish.
Scald and peel about a dozen or more fine, ripe tomatoes, butter a shallow baking dish, and put in the finest, without breaking them, and not quite touching; fill up the space between with stale bread, buttered; the rest of the tomatoes mash, and strain out all the hard parts; then mix with a spoonful of butter, pepper and salt; pour it over the dish; strew bread crumbs on the top; bake about 1 hour; sprinkle sugar between each layer of tomatoes.
Boil 1 quart milk; thicken with 1 tablespoonful flour season with salt, pepper and a little butter; stew 1 dozen fine tomatoes; drain partially, strain through cullender, pour the boiling milk to it; boil up once, and serve.
Peel 1 dozen ripe tomatoes, and fry them in a little fresh butter, together with 2 or 3 sliced green peppers; sprinkle on them a little salt, then add 1 or 2 onions sliced, and let the whole cook thoroughly. ( Spanish.)
Scald and peel 1 dozen or more fine, ripe tomatoes; batter a shallow baking dish, and put in the finest without breaking them; fill up the space between with small pieces of bread well buttered; the rest of the tomatoes mash, and strain out all the hard parts; then mix with a spoonful of butter, pepper and salt; pour it over the dish, and strew bread crumbs on the top; bake about 1⁄2 an hour.
Scald and peel them; stuff with bread, parsley, salt, pepper and butter, well mixed together; place in pan and bake.
Wash and pick 1 pint of rice; add to it 3 pints of water, and 1 tablespoonful of salt; boil over a quick fire for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally; then pour off all, or nearly all the water (as the rice will be soft or grainy, according to the quantity of water left on it when put to steam, and the length of time allowed in the steaming; the larger the quantity of water, and the shorter the steaming, the softer will be the rice). Cover the vessel for 15 minutes on a very slow fire, stirring it occasionally.
Pour upon it water enough to cover it; stir it round briskly with the hand for several seconds; pour off the water, and add fresh; stir as before, and repeat this several times. The whiteness of the rice depends, in a great degree, upon the washing being thorough.
Boil the rice or hominy in the ordinary way, in a pot lined with china. After being well soaked, dip the pot into cold water, and it will come out in a cake.
Parboil them, after splitting them in half, scrape out the middle, which you chop up with little slips of bacon, onion cut up small, and crumbs of bread mixed with a raw egg; then fiM the skins with this stuffing and bake them nicely. The bread is also grated on the surface of them.
Cut in half, take out the centre, boil the inside; when soft, chop fine, and season with fried onions, parsley, egg, salt, butter, pepper and bread, then stuff the outsides; cover with bread crumbs, and add the insides of fresh tomatoes, if you choose.
Slice, and just brown it in a frying pan, chop 2 lbs.cold beef, mutton or veal, very fine, season with one fine chopped onion, 6 whole peppers, 1⁄2 teaspoon cloves, ditto allspice, celery seed, white pepper and salt, put in baking dish a layer of egg plant, then of beef, and so on until it is filled, having layer of egg plant on top; pour cold gravy or water on the whole; cover with, another dish when set in oven, but remove it in time to let the top brown a little before done.
Boil salsify, or vegetable oysters, till the skin comes off easily; when taken off, cut the roots in pieces, about the size of an oyster; put into a deep vegetable dish a layer of crumbs of bread or crackers, a little salt, pepper and nutmeg, and a covering of butter as thin as you can cut it, then a lay of salsify; these layers must be put alternately, until the dish is filled, having crumbs of bread on the top; pour in them as much water as the dish will hold, and bake brown.
Scrape and boil the salsify, then beat fine in a mortar;season with salt and red pepper; mix them in a batter of eggs, and a very little flour, drop the size of an oyster and fry a light brown.
Scrape the salsify and lay it in water to prevent its becoming black; boil it quick, and mash it fine, mix it in a batter prepared with 5 eggs, beaten very light, yolk and white separate; add 1 pint of milk, a large spoonful of butter, and thicken the whole with flour, to the consistency of fritter batter; then stir in the salsify and fry them nicely; season with pepper and salt to the taste. It requires a very large bunch of salsify for this batter.
Pick your rice clean, and wash it in two cold waters, not draining off the last water, till you are ready to put the rice on the fire. Prepare a saucepan with water and a little salt in it, and when it boils, sprinkle in the rice; boil it hard twenty minutes, keeping it covered; then take it from the fire and pour off the water, afterwards set the saucepan on the back of the stove, with the lid off, to allow the rice to dry and the grains to separate.
Rice, when properly boiled, should be soft and white, every grain separate and alone. It is a nice embellishment to either roasted or boiled chickens.
Pour on just enough cold water to prevent the rice from burning to the pot, (which has a close fitting cover), and set it on a moderate fire; the rice is steamed rather than boiled, until it is nearly done, then take off the cover of the pot, and allow the surplus steam and water to escape; do not forget to add the necessary salt before boiling.
Out sweet corn from the ear, add plenty of milk, season with salt, pepper and butter, turn into a baking dish; beat an egg and spread over the top; bake 20 minutes.
Grate from uncooked ears. For batter, 1 cup flour, 1 egg, milk enough to soften the whole sufficiently, add salt and pepper; fry brown in thin cakes. Salsify boiled, mashed, and prepared in the same way, is an excellent substitute for oyster fritters.
Twelve ears of corn, 1 cup of flour, a teaspoonful of salt, ditto of pepper, 1 egg; stir well and fry in butter.
Grate the corn while green and tender, with a coarse grater, into a deep dish. To 2 ears of corn allow 1 egg; beat the whites and yolks separately, and add them to the corn, with 1 tablespoonful of wheat flour, and 1 of butter, salt and pepper to the taste; lay them in hot butter with a spoon and fry them on both sides.
Take a nice, fresh, white cabbage, wash and drain it, and cut off the stalk; shave it in small and very eveA shreds, with a cabbage cutter, or a sharp knife; put it into a deep china dish, and prepare the following dressing for it: take 1⁄2 pint of best cider vinegar, and mix it with 1⁄4 lb. of fresh butter, divided into 4 bits, and rolled in flour; a small saltspoon of salt, and the same quantity of cayenne; stir this all well together, and boil it in a saucepan. Have ready the yolks of 4 eggs nicely beaten; as soon as the mixture has boiled, take it off the fire, and stir in the beaten egg; then pour it boiling hot over the shred cabbage, and mix it well all through with a spoon; set it to cool on ice, or in the open air. It must be perfectly cold before it is placed on the table.
Take a large, red cabbage, wash, drain, and shred it finely;put it in a deep dish, cover it closely and set it on the top of a stove, or in a bake oven, till it is warm all through,then make a dressing as for cold slaw; pour it boiling over the cabbage; cover the dish, and send it to the table warm as possible.
Let it lie a short time in salt and water, then put it into boiling water, with a handful of salt; keep the pot uncovered, and skim the water well. A small cauliflower will require 15 minutes, a large one 20, to boil; dress with drawn butter.
When the spinach is nicely picked and boiled, press it well in a cullender; then add some pepper and salt, a spoonful of fresh butter, and put it back in the skillet, and let it stew gently a little longer, adding a small cup of sweet cream.
Wash and scrape the artichokes; parboil them in the water, then boil in milk, salt to the taste. 15 minutes will boil them sufficiently long in the water, and in the milk, until they are so soft that a straw may be passed through them.
Boil a chicken until the meat separates from the bones, pound the meat, and add 1 egg whole, and the yolks of 2 others, a little cinnamon, pepper, salt, and a cupful of Parmesan cheese, finely grated. After the ingredients are well mixed, stuff the macaroni and put it to boil in the broth or water in which the chicken was boiled.
Boil as much macaroni as will fill the dish, in milk and water, till quite tender, drain it on a sieve, sprinkle a little Bait over it, put a layer in the dish, and one of grated cheese, with butter, pepper and mustard, untM you fill the dish bake it in a quick oven, some 20 or 30 minutes.
Take the white part of a boiled cauliflower after it is cold; chop it very small and mix with it a sufficient quantity of well-beaten egg, to make a very thick batter; then fry it in fresh butter in a small pan, and send it hot to table.
Half boil the carrots, scrape them nicely, and cut them into thick slices; put them into a stewpan with as much milk as will barely cover them, a very little salt and pepper, and a sprig or two of chopped parsley; simmer them till perfectly tender; when nearly done, add a piece of fresh butter rolled in flour. Send them to table hot.
Boil and parsnips, then split and cut them in pieces. Make batter, allowing 4 beaten eggs to 1 pint of milk and tablespoonfuls of flour. Have ready over the fire a frying pan with boiling lard; put in a large spoonful of butter upon very piece of parsnip, and cover with another spoonful of batter. Proceed thus till you have used up the parsnips; when done, drain them from the lard, and serve them hot at breakfast or dinner.
Take fine, large, fresh okra; cut them into thin round slices; string them on threads, and hang them up in festoons in the storeroom to dry. Before using them, they must be soaked in water during 24 hours; they will then be good (with the addition of tomato paste) to use as a vegetable, or in gumbo; or soup.
For boiling, the okra should be small and tender. Wash them, and cut off a small piece from each end; boil them till very tender throughout; then drain well, and transfer them to deep dish. Lay among them some bits of fresh butter, and season with pepper; cover the dish, that the butter may melt the sooner; or you may make a sauce of 1⁄2 pint of milk boiled, then add 1⁄4 lb. of good fresh butter, divided into 4 pieces, each piece rolled in a little flour; the butter to be stirred in gradually and smoothly as the milk is taken off the fire; pour this sauce over the dish of okra, and keep it covered till it has gone to table.
Slice 8 middle sized cucumbers, flour them slightly and fry a light brown in a little lard; pour off the lard and add to the cucumbers 4 tablespoonfuls of hot water, 2 of wine, 2 of walnut catsup, pepper, salt, and sliced onion, (if you like it) a lump of butter dipped in flour; stew about 15 minutes. A teaspoonful of mustard is better than the onion.
The plantains should be perfectly ripe and yellow all over. Peel them, split them in long slips, and dredge slightly with flour. Have ready a frying pan filled with boiling lard; put in the plantains and fry them well; when done, take them up on a perforated skimmer and drain back the lard into the frying pan; dish, and send them to table with powdered sugar to eat with them.
Peel and slice 10 or 12 mild onions, and fry them in fresh butter, draining them well when you take them up; then mince them as fine as possible; beat 4 eggs until very thick and light, and stir them gradually into 1 pint of milk in turn with the minced onions; season the whole with plenty of grated nutmeg, and stir it very hard; then put into a deep white dish, and bake it about 1 hour; send it to table as a side dish, to be eaten with poultry. It is a French preparation, and will be found very nice by those who have no dislike to onions.
Take some asparagus, break them in pieces, and then boil them soft and drain the water off; take a little sweet oil, water and vinegar; let it boil, season it with pepper and salt, and pour it over the asparagus.
Mix with 3 ounces of cheese, finely grated, 4 ounces of grated bread crumbs, 2 ounces of fresh butter, the yolks of 2 eggs well beaten, 1 tablespoonful of cream, 1 teaspoonful of mustard, and a little salt and pepper; put it into a saucepan, and stir it over the fire till heated; then lay it thick upon toasted bread, and brown it, or put it covered with a dish into a Dutch oven, till thoroughly heated; let the cheese be just brown.
Boil them first; then scrape and slice them; put them into a stewpan, with a piece of butter, rolled in flour, with finely chopped parsley, a little vinegar, salt and pepper; set the pan on hot coals and let the beets stew for 1⁄4 hour.
Shave cabbage into shreds; mix 1 well beaten raw egg in i teacup condensed milk, 1 cup vinegar; boil till it thickens; pour this over the cabbage; sprinkle with salt.
Get the very best French artichokes in cans; then prepare a stuffing as follows: Boil a chicken in very little water; when done, chop it as fine as possible; beat the yolks of eggs and stir them into the chicken water; put 1⁄2 spoonful of butter in a frying pan; thicken it with a little flour; fry some onion minced very fine in it; then pour in some of the chicken broth; stir it until it is like a rich cream; then stir in the chicken; chop some mushrooms very fine, also 2 or 3 truffles, and add to it; season with salt, pepper, and parsley, a little lemon juice; let it get cold; then put it in the artichokes in pyramid shape; cover each one with very finely sifted bread crumbs; put them in a pan; pour over them the balance of the chicken broth, and let them simmer slowly, taking great care to preserve their shape; put a few mushrooms or truffles sliced into the gravy; serve them upon a dish dressed with sprigs of parsley or sliced lemons, and the sauce in a boat.
Take 21⁄2 quarts of flour, 2 eggs, 2 or 3 tablespoonfuls of sugar, 1 pint of water, 1 gill of yeast, salt; beat the eggs with the sugar, and 4 tablespoonfuls of the flour; stir the yeast and water with the salt well together, and add gradually to the egg; sprinkle some of the flour in the bottom of the breadpan; pour in the batter; sprinkle some of the flour on the top, and set it in a cool place to rise; when risen enough, work in the remainder of the flour; make the batter at 12 o’clock in winter, and 4 in summer.
Two lbs. of flour, 1 pint of sugar, 1 pint of raisins, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 5 eggs, 1⁄2 pint of yeast, 1⁄2 pint of milk, 1 nutmeg; mix a part of the flour, milk and yeast at night to rise, and work in the other materials in the morning.
Sift 1 lb. of flour into a pan, with a teaspoonful of salt, warm together a gill of water and one of milk, 1 gill of good yeast; mix into the liquid enough flour to make a thin batter; stirring it till quite smooth and free from lumps; then put a handful of flour over the top, and set it in a warm place to rise, for 2 hours or more; when it is quite light, make it into a dough, with some more milk and water; knead it well for 10 minutes; then mould it into rolls, or round balls, and bake it.
Sift 1 quart of good flour, a pinch of salt, 1 spoonful of yeast, 2 eggs well beaten, 1⁄2 pint of milk; knead it and set it to rise; next morning work in 1 ounce of butter; make the dough into small rolls and bake them; the top crust should not be hard.
One quart of lukewarm milk to 1 quart of flour; melt 2 ounces of butter; add to it 2 eggs and a teaspoonful of salt; |when cool, stir in 6 spoonfuls of yeast, and flour sufficient, to mould it; set it in a warm place; when light, mould it into small rolls, lay them on flat buttered tins, and let them remain 20 minutes before baking.
Take 4 loaves of bread, 3 quarts of wheat flour, 3 quarts of boiling water, mix them thoroughly and let the mixture remain until lukewarm, then add 12 spoonfuls of family yeast (or six of brewers), put it in a warm place to rise; when light, knead in flour to make it sufficiently stiff, to mould off, let it stand for a minute rising, and then bake it.
Take 1 peck of sifted flour, 1⁄2 pint of family yeast, and wet with new or skim milk, adding a little shortening and a teaspoonful of salt; knead it well. Be particular to have the dough soft, if wheat flour, and stifle, if made of rye.
Take (equal quantities of Indian meal and rye flour, scald the meal; when lukewarm, mix in the flour, adding yeast and salt, kneading as for other bread; bake from 2 to 3 hours.
One quart of flour, 1 tablespoonful of yeast, as much new milk as will make a slack dough, add a little salt and set it to rise. In the morning work it up with very little flour. Bake in a brisk oven.
Nine eggs, 1 pound of sugar and 14 ozs. of flour; beat the yolks with a whisk till quite thick, then mix the sugar with them, and beat till light; beat the whites well, and add them by degrees; put the flour in gradually; bake in a quick oven.
Sift 1 lb. of flour, 1 lb. of sugar, a little mace, grated nutmeg and a little rose water; stir this well together; beat 6 eggs very light, add a pinch of salt; after all the ingredients are well mixed, bake it slowly in a pan.
Put to an unbaked loaf of bread as much new milk as will make a batter; beat it well; let it stand one hour, and bake it in small ones on the hoe, thick enough to split.
Beat 2 eggs well, 2 spoonfuls of yeast, 1 pint of flour, as much cold water as will make a stiff batter; when light, bake them in hoops for breakfast.
Stir into 1 quart of boiling water as much cornmeal as will make a nice batter; when warm, put in as much flour as will make a stiff batter; add 1⁄2 teaspoonful of salt, and 1⁄2 a wine glass of yeast; set it to rise, and when risen, pour into the muffin rings, and bake slowly in an oven; serve them with nice fresh butter.
Put 4 tablespoonfuls of good yeast into 1 pint of lukewarm water, add a little salt, stir in gradually as much sifted flour, as will make a thick batter, cover the pan, and set it in a warm place to rise. When it is quite light, and the middle is hot, grease and set your muffin rings on it, having first buttered them round the inside; put a ladleful of the batter for each ring; bake them over a quick fire. When sent to table do not out them; split them by pulling them open with the hands.
Three cups of cornmeal, 1⁄2 cup of sifted wheat flour, 3 eggs, well beaten, 2 large spoonfuls of butter, and 1 teaspoonful of soda, dissolved in 1 pint of buttermilk, a large pinch of salt, pour into rings and bake a nice brown in the oven.
One pint of wheat flour, 1 pint of milk, 1 dessertspoonful of butter, 2 eggs and a little salt; beat the eggs light, and add the other ingredients, stirring them well together; put into patties and bake in rather a quick oven. The muffins are equally good without the butter.
Make a stiff batter with flour, yeast and warm water, at night; in the morning, have a little warm milk and 4 eggs, and flour to make it sufficiently stiff to bake.
Half a pint of milk and the same of water, 1 egg, 1 tea-cupful of yeast, 2 large lumps of loaf sugar; mix with flour to the consistency of pound cake; make the milk lukewarm, and rise over night. Very nice.
Take 1 cup of cornmeal, 1 cup of breakfast hominy, (boiled) 1 egg, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoonful of yeast powder, and sufficient sweet milk to make a soft batter; bake quickly in a slightly larded hot pan, and serve instantly.
Make a thick slice of very nice toast, evenly browned on both sides, but not the least burnt; lay it in a pint bowl, and pour over it a small 1⁄2 pint of the best West India molasses, having stirred into the molasses a heaped tablespoonful of ground ginger; mix the molasses with 1⁄2 pint of hot water, and pour the whole over the toast; cover it with a plate for a few minutes, and eat it while warm, previous to going to bed.
Stir together 2 large spoonfuls of brown sugar, and 2 large spoonfuls of good butter; beat the yolks of 3 eggs and add it to the sugar and butter; then grate 1⁄2 nutmeg; add an equal proportion of cornmeal and flour to knead it; then spread it on a board, and glaize it with the white of an egg; bake before the fire as other journey cake.
Two teacups of risen dough, 1⁄2 teacup of sugar, 1⁄2 cup of butter, 2 eggs and a few raisins, stoned and cut; mix these; adding a mite of soda and cream of tartar; mix the cream of tartar with the dough, and dissolve the soda in a little milk and add lastly. (Very nice.)
Take six cupfuls of cornmeal, 4 of wheat flour, 2 of molasses, 2 teaspoonfuls of soda, and a little salt; mix this well together; knead it into dough; then make 2 cakes of it, and pour into tin or iron pans, and bake 1 hour.
Thicken 11⁄2 pint of rich buttermilk with cornmeal to the consistency of batter; dissolve 1 teaspoonful of soda in a cup of new milk, add a little salt and beat very light; pour this into buttered pans, and bake two hours; serve hot.
Thicken 1 quart of sour milk with sifted cornmeal, teaspoonful of salt, 1 teaspoonful of soda dissolved in a cup of milk, 1 teacup of good molasses, 1 large spoonful of lard, or butter; beat these ingredients well together; pour it into a well greased iron baking pan with an iron cover; put it in the fire-place when the fire is raked for the night, and put fire and hot ashes over and around it. In the morning you will have a nice brown loaf for breakfast.
One quart of meal, 1⁄2 pint of wheat flour, 11⁄2 pints of milk, 2 eggs, and a tablespoonful of butter, or lard; mix all well together, and bake either in cups or a tinpan.
One quart of fine cornmeal, 1⁄2 pint of milk, 1⁄2 lb. of sweet potatoes,1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1 lb. of brown sugar, and 8 eggs; boil, and mash smooth the potatoes; beat the eggs, and stir them into the butter; then add the milk, and lastly the meal; beat the whole well together, and bake in a pan.
A pint of cornmeal, 1⁄2 pint of milk, 1⁄2 pint of molasses, 1 tablespoonful of butter, 1 tablespoonful of powdered ginger, and 2 eggs; beat the eggs light, and add the other ingredients — the meal last; bake in a pan.
One pint of meal, 1 gill of milk, 1 gill of water, 1 dessertspoonful of butter and a pinch of salt; bake a light brown.
Three spoonfuls of hominy, 2 of rice flour, a little butter, and milk sufficient to make it soft; bake on a griddle or on a hoe.
Rub into 1 lb. of flour perfectly dry a teaspoonful of tartaric acid, dry; then make a batter of milk or buttermilk, as you please; add a little saleratus or soda.
Half a pint of warm water, the same of yeast, 6 moderate sized potatoes, 1 dessertspoonful of salt, and 3 pints of flour stirred in lightly.
Take 6 spoonfuls of flour and 3 of cornmeal with a little salt, sift them, and make a thin batter with flour, eggs, and a sufficient quantity of rich milk; bake it in little tin moulds in a quick oven the yolks and whites of the eggs to be beaten separately.
Take 6 cups of cornmeal, 4 of flour, 2 cups of molasses, 2 teaspoonfuls of saleratus; mix all well together, knead it into dough; then make into 2 cakes; bake them as you would pone, for 1 hour. Very nice.
Pour 1 pint of scalding milk on 1 quart of sifted cornmeal and when cool stir in a spoonful of good lard, 3 well beaten eggs, 1 teaspoonful of salt; stir this with 2 tablespoonfuls of yeast; beat all together, and set it to rise; when risen, bake in tins.
Save all the pieces of bread, put them into an oven; then roll them on the paste board; put them in a jar in a dry place; use for cooking purposes.
Take a piece of butter the size of a hen’s egg; rub it into 1 pint of cornmeal; make it a batter, with 2 eggs and some new milk; add a spoonful of yeast, and set it by the fire 1 hour to rise; butter little pans, and bake it.
One quart of thick, sour cream, 1 spoonful of fresh butter, 1 teaspoonful of soda dissolved in hot water, 1 tablespoonful of sifted flour; white cornmeal to form a soft dough; work well with the hands and bake in a buttered pan; serve very hot.
Rub a piece of butter the size of an egg into a pint of corn-meal; make a batter with 2 eggs and some new milk, 1 spoonful of yeast; set it by the fire 1 hour to rise; butter small pans and bake it.
Three pints of flour,1⁄2 lb. of butter, 5 eggs (whites and yolks beaten separately); work the butter well in the flour; put in the eggs; beat all very light; add 3 tablespoonfuls of good yeast; bake it in a pan; oven rather quick at the bottom, and clear at the top, until it begins to bake; then quicken the fire by degrees.
Take warm hominy, seasoned with salt, butter, cream and 1 or 2 eggs; add a little flour to stiffen it; fry on a griddle; serve hot.
One quart of thick gruel, 1 large tablespoonful of batter, 9 eggs, a little salt, 2 spoonfuls of flour and cornmeal, to form a batter; cook the butter in the gruel, remove from the fire, pour into a wooden bowl and stir until almost cool; then add the eggs and meal, and lastly one small teaspoonful of soda dissolved in warm water; the cornmeal should be white and fresh.
Dissolve 1 tablespoonful of butter in 11⁄2 pints of boiling milk; into this scald 1 quart of Indian meal; when cool, add i pint of wheat flour, a tablespoonful of sugar, a little salty 2 eggs well beaten; bake in 2 cakes. Very nice.
Equal quantities of flour and meal, well sifted together; 4 eggs to a quart, 1 teacup of good yeast; make it up with water and salt.
Beat 5 eggs very light with 1 pint of new cream; then beat in well 11⁄2 pints of flour; bake in tins or cups on a quick fire.
Thicken 1 quart of buttermilk with wheat flour, a large tablespoonful of butter, add a little salt, and 2 teaspoonfuls of carbonate of soda; pour on a griddle iron or in rings. This is beautifully light and spongy, and much nicer without the butter.
Half a pint of soft-boiled rice, a teacup of cream, a teacup of sugar, 3 eggs, 1 tablespoonful of yeast, or 1 teaspoonful of pearl ash; let the rice cool, and add the other ingredients, rubbing them well together; bake on a griddle. Very nice for tea.
One quart of new milk, thicken with flour to the consistency of fritter batter, 2 eggs well beaten, 1 large spoonful of yeast, and a little salt; mix this all well together, set it to rise at night for breakfast; it must not be stirred in the morning; bake on the griddle as buckwheat cakes.
To each pint of flour allow 2 ounces of butter; work in a small part of the butter with flour; mix it up with a little salt and milk to consistency of paste; roll it out and spread on the butter as for paste, (twice dividing the butter); put the paste into as many pieces as you wish cakes, and roll them out round; 1 pint of flour will make 2 cakes the size of large plate; bake them on a griddle, and let each cake remain on the griddle a short time off the fire after being done, to make them crisp; then tear open each, and butter quickly.
Take as much warm water as you will require for the size of the family; thicken this with good buckwheat to a fritter batter, add a teaspoonful of salt, if 2 quarts is made, 2 handfuls of cornmeal, and 1 wineglassful of good yeast Warm milk in the place of warm water is a great improvement, but be particular not to scald the yeast, or the cakes will be heavy.
Beat very lightly 2 eggs; stir them into 1 pint of sour cream; sift in as much flour as will make a stiff batter; dissolve 1 teaspoonful of soda in a cup of new milk; add this, and a little salt, mix them well, and pour into rather a shallow pan; bake quickly a nice brown; serve hot.
Pick and wash 1⁄2 pint of rice; boil it very soft; then drain it and let it get cold; sift 11⁄2 pints of flour over the pan of rice, and mix in i lb. of butter that has been warmed by the fire, and a salt spoonful of salt; add 5 eggs, beat very light, and stir them gradually into a quart of milk; beat all together very light, and bake it in muffin rings, or waffle irons; send them to the table very hot, and eat them with butter, honey or molasses.
Cream, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, and the same of sugar; when well mixed, stir in 6 well beaten eggs; sift in 2 lbs. of flour, 1 pint of new milk, a little salt; mix this well together, then add 1 gill of good yeast; bake in small tins, or muffin rings; for breakfast or tea.
Warm a quart of milk, and cut up in it i lb. of the best fresh butter, and stir it about to soften in the warm milk; beat 8 eggs till very thick and smooth, and stir them gradually into the milk and butter, in turn with 1⁄2 lb. of sifted flour; then add 2 tablespoonfuls of strong, fresh yeast; cover the pan with a clean cloth and set it in a warm place to rise; when the batter has risen nearly to the top, and is covered with bubbles, it is time to bake, first stirring in a wineglass of rose water. Having heated your waffle iron in a good fire, grease its inside with the fresh butter used for the waffle mixture; fill it and shut the iron closely; turn it on the fire, so that both sides of the cakes may be equally well done; take them out of the iron by slipping a knife underneath; then grease and prepare the iron for another waffle; butter them and send them to the tea table very hot; and you should have a glass dish of sugar, flavored with powdered cinnamon, to eat with them.
Two tablespoonfuls of mashed sweet potato, 1 of butter, 1 of sugar, 1 pint of milk, 4 tablespoonfuls of wheat flour; mix all well together, and bake in a waffle iron.
Boil 2 pints of rice till quite soft; make it into a thick batter with 2 eggs, 1 spoonful of butter, 1⁄2 pint of milk; beat it till quite light, and bake in a waffle iron.
Stir into 2 pints of well boiled rice, 1 large spoonful of butter and a pinch of salt; when cool, add 2 eggs well beaten, 1 pint of milk, 1 pint of sifted flour, 1 teaspoonful of yeast; let it stand 2 hours before baking.
One quart of flour, 1 egg, and a spoonful of good yeast; make these into a thin batter with milk; then put in 2 ounces of butter. In summer this should be done early in the morning; in winter, the fight before.
One lb. of potatoes, 1 lb. of flour, 4 eggs, and as much milk as will make it the consistency of fritters; add 1 cup of yeast.
Make up a loaf of bread with milk and yeast; next morning add to it 5 eggs, 1 lb. of sugar, i lb. of butter and 1 nutmeg; beat it well, set it in a mould to rise until evening. Very nice for tea.
One pint of rice, 1 pint of flour, 2 spoonfuls of the butter, the yolks of 3 eggs, whites of 2; make up with milk, not too stiff.
Two lbs. of flour sifted, 4 eggs, 3 tablespoonfuls of yeast, 1 pint of milk; mix a teaspoonful of salt with the flour, and set the pan before the fire to rise; then warm the milk and stir it into the flour, so as to make a stiff batter; beat the eggs very light and stir them’ into the yeast; add the eggs and yeast to the batter, and beat all well together; if it is too stiff, add a little more warm milk; cover the pan closely and set it to rise near the fire; bake it when quite light; have the baking irons hot, grease them, pour on a ladleful of batter, let it slowly bake, and when done on one side, turn it to the other; butter them and send them to the table hot.
Take 1 lb. of sifted flour, 1⁄4 lb. of good butter, cut in small pieces, 1⁄2 pint of new milk, warmed, and a little salt; stir this into the flour, mix well, and add a wineglass of good yeast, 3 eggs beaten, and grated nutmeg; set it to rise, and when risen, sift on the.board 1⁄2 lb. of flour; mix all together, make it into cakes, and bake quickly.
Two quarts of flour, 1⁄4 lb. of butter rubbed in, 5 eggs beat up and mixed with it, 1⁄2 pint of yeast, well mixed together as other bread and covered up to lighten; then bake in rolls.
Three eggs to 1 quart of milk, made into stiff batter, as for pancakes; add yeast; make over night in cool weather, and set to rise.
Break 5 yolks of eggs in 1⁄2 lb. of flour well sifted; mix it well with cream until the batter is very thin; beat up the whites of 3 eggs very light-and mix it with the batter; have ready fresh butter creamed, and to each pancake put 2 tablespoonfuls in the pan, which must be made hot; fry them a light brown; turn a plate up in the dish, and lay them on one another, powdering each with white sugar.
Take 6 spoonfuls of white sugar, 6 of flour, 3 of butter, 6 eggs, and milk enough to make it into a thin batter.
Three lbs. of flour, 1⁄2 lb. of brown sugar, 4 glasses of wine, 8 of sweet cream, 1 lb. of butter, 2 ounces of allspice, or 1⁄2 ounce of cinnamon, nutmeg or mace, is still better; cut out the biscuits and bake on tin sheets; the above quantity makes 146 biscuits.
Take dough early in the morning and make it into a thin batter with cream or new milk; set it to rise; put it thin on a hoe and bake it quickly; have ready melted butter to put over it.
One quart of wheat flour, 1 dessertspoonful (not heaped) of super-carbonate of soda, 1 tablespoonful of butter, 1⁄2 lb. of powdered sugar, 11⁄2 tumblers of buttermilk; mix these ingredients, and knead them into soft dough, which place in a greased pan, and set it to rise in a slightly warm oven; when risen, bake. This bread keeps a long time, and makes excellent toast.
Boil 6 ounces of rice in a quart of water till dry and soft; put it into 2 lbs. of flour; mix it well, add 2 teaspoonfuls of salt, 2 of yeast, and enough milk or water to make it a proper consistency; bake it in moulds, when well risen.
Boil thoroughly and mash fine, mealy potatoes; add salt and a very little butter; rub them with twice their quantity of flour; stir in the yeast, moisten with lukewarm water or milk, till stiff enough to mould; it will rise quicker than common wheat bread, and should be baked as soon as risen, as it quickly sours.
Mix 2 teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar into 1 quart of flour, (add lard or butter, if you wish, but it is very good without); dissolve 1 teaspoonful of soda in water or milk; mix all together, roll it out, cut it into cakes, and bake it as soon as you please.
One pint of flour, 3 eggs, cream enough to make a batter, and a little salt; bake in cups for breakfast.
Two lbs. of sifted flour, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1⁄2 pint of milk, wineglasses of the best brewers’ yeast, 2 eggs; mix all well together; set it to rise; bake in a moderate oven.
Two lbs. of sifted flour, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1⁄2 pint of milk or cold water, a pinch of salt, put the batter in buttered pans, and bake a light brown in a slow oven.
Warm 2 ounces of butter in as much skimmed milk as will make 1 lb. of flour into a stiff paste; beat it with a rolling pin, and work it smooth; roll it thin, and cut it into round biscuits, prick them full of holes with a fork; about 6 minutes will bake them.
Boil and mash 2 nice potatoes; rub in as much flour as will make it like bread; add nutmeg and sugar to your taste,With 1 tablespoonful of good yeast; when it has risen, Work in 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, cut finely, then form it into small rolls, and bake on tins a nice brown; serve hot; break open and butter; either good for tea or breakfast.
Sift into a pan 2 lbs. of flour; warm 1 pint of new milk, 3⁄4 lb. of butter; stir this, if not too warm, into the flour; 8 eggs beaten very light, separating the yolks from the whites, 11⁄2 grated nutmegs, 1 teaspoonful of cinnamon; beat these well together, adding the whites of the eggs lastly, 11⁄2 wineglassfuls of yeast; set it to rise; when risen, stir in 1 lb. of white sugar, to be sifted in and mixed through; set to rise in the pans in which they are to be baked.
Sift 2 lbs. of flour; warm 11⁄2 pints of new milk and 2 large spoonfuls of butter; stir into the flour, beat 3 eggs very lightly, a little salt; beat all well together till thoroughly mixed; then add 3 spoonfuls of good yeast; set it to rise, and when risen, bake in muffin rings in an oven.
Take any quantity of flour the family may require, put in salt and lump of butter, or lard, rub it well in the flour; then moisten it with new milk, work it well, and beat it with a rolling pin until perfectly light; bake rather slowly a light brown. On the lightness depends the goodness of the biscuits.
Eight eggs, 2 cups of butter, 2 of sugar, 1 pint of milk, 1⁄2 pint of yeast, the juice and rind of 1 lemon, with flour to make it as stiff as pound cake; make it early in the morning in winter, and about 12 o’clock in the summer; bake it for tea, and eat it with fresh butter.
One tumblerful of good rice flour, 1 teacupful of wheat flour, 1 teaspoonful of cream of tartar stirred in, 1 large spoonful of butter, cut up very finely, 1 egg well beaten, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoonful of soda, dissolved in a cup of new milk; mix these well together, and bake in a pan like pound cake; serve hot for tea or breakfast.
Pour on 3⁄4 lb. of sifted cornmeal 1 pint of boiling hot new milk, stir well together; then beat the whites and yolks of 8 eggs separately, reserving the whites for the last ingredient added, a pinch of salt, and 1 spoonful of lard; the whole to be beaten quite light; grease the pan, pour in the above, and bake 1 hour.
Cut up in warm milk 1 spoonful of good butter; when cool, stir in li lbs. of sifted flour, 2 eggs well beaten, a pinch of salt, and a large spoonful of good yeast; mix these well together, put it into buttered tins to rise; when risen, bake 3⁄4 hour.
Mix 1 teaspoonful of cream of tartar into 1 quart of flour, 1 quart of buttermilk, with 1 large spoonful of soda dissolved in it; stir it well and quickly, a little salt added lastly; pour into tins, or make into rolls; bake quickly.
One pint of milk, 4 potatoes, a piece of butter the size of an egg, a little salt; pass the potatoes through a cullender with the milk, and then mix enough flour in it to make it the thickness of muffins, 1 small teacup of home made yeast; let it stand 4 hours; then add sufficient flour to make it as stiff as bread dough; mould it off, put it in pans, let it remain for 3 hours; bake in a quick oven 20 minutes.
Melt as much butter in a pint of milk as will make it as rich as cream; make the flour into a paste with this; knead it well, roll it out frequently, cut in squares, and bake on a griddle.
To 1 quart of milk add 1⁄4 quart of good yeast; put in as much flour as will make a stifl batter; let it stand 6 or 8 hours; then add 1⁄2 lb. of butter melted in sweet milk, 4 eggs to 3⁄4 lb. of loaf sugar; work in sufficient flour to make it the consistency of dough; let it stand 1 hour, then work it off, forming it into buns, or else in a large mould; let it stand 1⁄2 hour, then bake it in a quick oven.
One lb. of flour, 1 lb. of sugar, 12 whites and 10 yolks of eggs, 2 glasses of wine; these should gradually harden in the oven till quite crisp, though frequently turned in the tins.
Three lbs. of flour, 8 ounces of sugar, 6 ounces of butter, 5 spoonfuls of yeast, 1 pint]of milk tepid heat; the butter must be rubbed into the flour, then the sugar, then the yeast; if the milk is not sufficient, add a little warm water; the dough must be made stiff; make them after breakfast, and bake for tea on tin sheets.
The weight of 10 eggs in sugar, and of 6 in flour; beat the whites and yolks separately; when the whites are sufficiently light to adhere to the side of the dish, add the yolks and the sugar; add the flour and the juice and rind of 1 lemon; bake in cups, or deep tins half full; the bottom of the oven should be warmer than the top.
A pint and a half of good flour, i pint of white sugar, a heaped tablespoon of butter, a teacup of milk, 2 teaspoonfuls of yeast, mixed with the dry flour; rub the sugar, butter, and yolks of 4 eggs (as in pound cake); beat the whites to a stiff froth; add the milk just before you put in the beaten whites; the flour should be added last; bake immediately.
Make a thick batter of milk and wheat flour, add 4 eggs, beat light, a gill of yeast, and a spoonful of butter; let it rise some hours; as you take them out of the iron, butter and sprinkle them.
Mix (as for a thick gruel) Indian meal and cold water; stir the mixture into boiling water, let it boil 1⁄2 hour; stir in a little salt; take it from the fire; let it remain until lukewarm, then stir in yeast and Indian meal, making it the consistency of common dough; when light, take it out and put into buttered pans; let it remain a few minutes, then bake it about 21⁄2 hours.
One pint bowl of Indian meal, 1 of flour, 1 quart of milk, a little salt, a good sized cup of yeast.
One heaping quart of dyspepsia flour, and one handful over 2 teaspoonfuls of yeast, 1 teacupful of molasses, 11⁄2 teaspoonfuls of saleratus, salt; mix this with 1 pint of water; the saleratus must be dissolved in a part of the pint, as no more than that quantity must be used; beat well together and put immediately into the oven; the yeast must be put into the flour dry, and it must be made up with cold water.
Put 1 gill of molasses and 1 gill of yeast into 1 quart of lukewarm water, a teaspoonful of saleratus or not, as you please, and a little salt; then stir in dyspepsia flour, until two-thirds as stiff as flour bread. Excellent.
Six ounces of butter, the same quantity of sugar, 3⁄4 lb. of flour, a couple of eggs, and a teaspoonful of rose water; stir to a cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs, flour and spice; roll it out thin, and cut it into small cakes.
Take a glass of thick cream, a cup of white sugar, 3 macaroons pounded, with a few almonds, a little grated lemon; let it boil; then add the yolks of 8, and whites of 3 eggs; beat the whole up over a slow fire, and lay on very thin slices of fried bread and butter; sprinkle sugar, and serve for tea.
Make some slices of nice toast, not very thick, but brown ed evenly all over, on both sides; take off the crust; butter the toast slightly; grate with a large grater plenty of cold tongue, and spread it thickly over the toast; lay the slices side by side, on a large dish — not one slice on the top of the other. It is very nice for breakfast or tea.
Is prepared in the same way, of grated ham (cold) spread on slices of buttered toast
Take a lump of light bread dough; roll it out; spread it with butter; dredge a little flour over it; roll it up and pound it well; roll out very thin; cut in small cakes and bake quickly.
One pint of meal, stirred into 1 pint of boiling water, 1 pint of milk; then added with 3 eggs well beaten, add salt to taste, also sugar; when in the oven 10 minutes, stir it up, and clear well the sides; return it to the oven; in 10 more minutes stir it again; then put it in the oven, and bake until done; eat with butter. Excellent for breakfast.
Two eggs, 1 cup white sugar, 1⁄2 cup butter, 1 teaspoonful salt, 1 pint milk, warm, 1⁄2 yeast cake dissolved in 1⁄4 cup water; beat hard; add flour thoroughly until thick; set in warm place; cover close to rise; knead well; add flour to keep from sticking only; roll out and cut like biscuit; when risen light, bake.
Two cups cornmeal, 1 cup flour, 11⁄2 pints milk, 2 egg, 2 tablespoonfuls of butter and molasses, 1 tablespoonful yeast powder, little salt; bake m pans, in a not very hot oven.
One and a half pints corn meal, 11⁄2 pints graham flour, 11⁄2 cups molasses, 2 teaspoons soda dissolved in a little boiling water and mixed with the molasses; 1 pint of milk, 1 pint of water, a little salt; pour into a well greased 3-quart tinpail; steam 3 hours and bake one hour.
One quart flour, 3 eggs, 1⁄4 lb. butter, 2 spoonfuls of yeast, about 1⁄2 pint of water; beat light at night, and bake in rings.
One-half yeast cake dissolved in 1⁄2 cup cold water (whole cake in cold weather), 1 quart lukewarm water, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1⁄2 cup lard; 1 tablespoon salt; beat hard with hand: add flour to make thick dough; (use gallon tin bucket, with tight fitting cover) when risen to top, add flour to make dough stiff, in bucket; knead on board 15 minutes, use as little flour as possible, keeping dough soft; make in loaves; cover to rise; when to the top of pans, bake in moderately hot oven.
This requires care and good materials; the flour must be dried and sifted before using it; the butter which is employed washed, and all the water worked out; the best paste is made with beef suet. Render 6 lbs. of beef suet; strain it through a hair sieve into a clean pan; to this add a bottle of the best olive oil; stir it well and then put into jars, each containing about 3 lbs.; cover tightly, and keep in a very cool place. Not more than 2 jars should be prepared at a time for family use, as the suet is liable to become musty and will not keep long. In making the pastry for pies, when you require it flaky and particularly good, sift 1 lb. of best flour into a pan, then 3⁄4 lb. of the prepared suet; be careful to use the hands as little as possible, and the less worked the better; when all the required suet is cut up, add salt to the taste; moisten it with cold water (in summer, ice water) then flour paste board, which must be very clean and never used twice without scouring; roll it as little as possible, and add another 1⁄4 lb. of the suet in thin slices; between each rolling, add the slices of suet, and dust it with flour; the thinner it is rolled, the lighter the paste. Have ready the pie plates or pudding; be careful in rolling that you always roll from you, and make it as quickly as possible. For meat pies, the nicest paste is made by sifting into a pan 1 lb. of flour; make a hole in the centre of the dry flour and put into it 3⁄4 lb. of suet (not prepared) but strip off all the skin; then pour over this suet 1⁄2 pint of boiling water, sprinkle some flour over it, and let it stand for 1 hour to become cold; add a little salt; stir the whole with a knife; turn it out on the board; dust it well with flour.
Roll out some nicely prepared puff paste, an inch in thickness, and cut the paste into any shape you may fancy; make each smaller until the top one is not larger than a cent; between each piece of paste spread some nice preserve or jam; then turn up the edges of the paste, and brush the sides and top with the yolk of an egg well beaten; lay the pyramid on a baking tin, and bake a nice brown; serve hot.
Sift 1⁄2 lb. of flour and 1⁄4 lb. of loaf sugar together; mix them well with a knife; then stir in as many yolks of eggs as will make it into a stiff paste; this must be well stirred; then roll it on a flour board, and cut into shape of leaves with a cutter; they are a very pretty ornament for tarts or puddings; bake a light brown, as other paste.
This is best for apple, peach or berry dumplings; and a very good pudding is made by rolling out, and spreading it very thickly with any kind of jam or preserves; then roll it over carefully, and tie up in a nicely floured square stout cloth; have ready a pot of boiling water, and drop in the pudding; keep it boiling briskly 3⁄4 hour; keep a kettle of water on the fire, to renew the water as it evaporates, as the lightness of the pudding depends much on the pot being kept full and boiling, until served.
Pulverize 6 lbs. of flour; mix 5 teaspoonfuls of dry soda all through it, then 6 teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar, and 6 of salt; incorporate all these, and you have risen cakes at hand to which add milk and flour, a little shortening; make into a soft dough; bake in tins.
To 3 lbs. of flour, add 23⁄4 lbs. of butter and 1 lb. of lard; add to the flour 2 well beaten eggs; wash the butter nicely, and then salt the crust; this makes it flaky. Paste must be rolled lightly, as much depends on it. Wet it with water enough to make it roll easily; after having rolled it out once, divide the paste and put rather more butter in 1 part for the top; if possible, get it all in 3 times rolling it. Paste requires a moderate heat; if the oven is too slow, it will be solid; if too hot, it will not rise; therefore, great care is necessary.
Boil mealy potatoes soft; rub them through a sieve while hot; put them in a stewpan over the fire with as much water as will make them the consistency of mush; sift 1 quart of flour in, and make into a paste; knead it till very light.
To 1 quart of flour add 1 lb. of butter, 2 eggs, a pinch of salt; mix with water.
Rub 3 ounces of butter well into 1 lb. of ground rice; moisten it with water, and roll it out with a little flour.
One lb. of butter, 1 lb. 2 ounces of flour; divide the flour in half and put one half into a tin pan; divide the butter into 4 parts, and put 1 part into the pan with the flour; mix it all with water, then roll it out and flour it, adding another part of the butter, fold it up, roll it out again, and add another part of the butter; and so on, until it is all used; in mixing it, use only a knife.
To a handful of hops, take 3 pints of water, and boil strong; also 3 or 4 potatoes, put them in a crock and mash very fine; put the flour on top, then pour the hop water on boiling hot, mixing well with the potatoes and flour; let it stand until milkwarm, and add some yeast to make it rise; when it gets light, add 1 teacup of warm water, 1 of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of ginger, tablespoon of salt; stir it down well, when you put in the ingredients; let it rise and fall several’times, and put away for use.
To 1 pint of potatoes put 1⁄2 pint of water, and boil it until reduced to 1 teaspoonful of water; then peel the potatoes and mash them into a light teacupful of flour with the boiling water in which they were boiled; after mixing well, add 1 pint of cold water in small quantity at a time, also 1⁄2 pint hop tea, and set it to rise.
Feel and boil soft a large Irish potato; rub it through a sieve, add an equal quantity of flour; make It liquid with hop tea; when a little warmer than new milk, add a gill of good yeast; stir it well, and keep it closely covered in a small pitcher.
Boil 2 ounces or more of hops into a vessel with 3 pints of water; as it decreases, carefully stir all the time; strain the liquor and mix it with well with 2 lbs. of malt; cover, and let it stand for 8 hours, or until it is milkwarm; then stir in 1⁄2 pint of good yeast; when mixed well together, let it work for 10 hours; strain it through a sieve, or it may he strained before it is set aside to ferment.
Put a large handful of hops into a vessel with 3 pints of water, and boil half an hour, or until the strength is extracted; and then strain it through a sieve on to 8 or 10 spoonfuls of flour, and stir until all the dry flour is moistened, or as thick as griddle cakes; add a heaping teaspoonful of salt, and when about blood-warm, stir in a large tea cupful of lively yeast.
Have ready 2 quarts of boiling water; put into it a large handful of hops and let them boil 20 minutes; sift into 11⁄2 pan IJ lbs. of flour, strain the liquor from the hops; and pour half of it over the hops; let the other half of the liquid( stand till it is cool, and then pour it gradually into the pan of flour, mixing it well; stir into it a large teacupful of good yeast (brewers’ yeast, if you can get it); put it in bottles, and cork tightly; in each bottle put a teaspoonful of pearl ash.
It is very nice for biscuits. Take half the milk needed for the biscuits, put it in a warm place adding a little flour and salt; when light, mix it with the rest of the milk, and use it directly for the biscuits; 1 pint of this yeast is sufficient for 5 or 6 loaves of bread; it makes sweeter bread than any other yeast, but it will not keep.
Put into sufficient water 2 quarts of wheat bran, 1 pint of Indian bran, a handful of hops, and a teacup of parched corn; boil all together; strain it when all but cold; stir in a teacup of molasses, and add sufficient old yeast to make it ferment; then turn off the white scum, and bottle it. Mix some of the yeast, with a little flour, in a teacup, adding a little sugar, and set it near the fire, about 1 hour before wanted for use. Take off from the dough a piece for use, any time during the day.
Put 1 cup of water on the fire, and when hot, melt in 1⁄2 cup of the best butter; when it boils, beat in 1 cup of sifted flour; if lumpy, stir till perfectly smooth; set it aside to cool; when cold, stir in, one at a time, three eggs without first beating them; drop the batter on tins in small spoonfuls, and bake | hour in a quick oven. For the cream: put 1⁄2 cup of milk to boil; beat the yolks of 2 eggs very stiff, add 4 tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar; when the milk boils, pour it on the eggs, stirring all the time; wet 2 tablespoonfuls of cornstarch, or fine flour, with a little cold milk, add it to the custard, and return it to the fire; stir until quite thick; when cold, flavor with vanilla. The cream is put in the puff by lifting the top with a knife and dropping in the cream with a spoon.
Four eggs, 4 cups of sifted flour, 3 cups of powdered white sugar, 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of rich milk, 1 glass of wine, 1 grated nutmeg, 1 teaspoonful of cinnamon, beaten, a small teaspoonful of pearl ash; the cups should hold 1⁄2 pint; warm the milk, and cut up the butter in it; beat the eggs very light, and stir them into the milk, in turn with the flour; add the spice and wine, and lastly the pearl ash dissolved in a little vinegar; stir all very hard.
Eight eggs, 1 pint of powdered sugar, 1 pint of Indian meal sifted, 1⁄2 pint of wheat flour, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1 nutmeg grated, 1 teaspoonful of cinnamon, 1⁄2 glass of wine and brandy mixed; stir the butter and sugar to a cream, beat 14 the eggs very light, stir the meal and eggs alternately into the butter and sugar, add the spice and liquor; stir all well; butter a tin pan, put in the mixture, and bake it in a moderate oven.
Take 3 or 4 cochineals, and soak in a wineglass of water, adding a small pinch of soda; pour the cake into the pan for baking, and at the same time pour with it this water, mixing it well with the cake; this will marble a sponge cake made with 10 eggs; any white cake will do.
Take 12 eggs and their weight of good crushed sugar, also the weight of 7 eggs of flour; beat the yolks and whites separate; add the flour and sugar, stir them lightly with the juice of 2 nice lemons, and the rind of 1, or 4 spoonfuls of rose water; stir all well together, and bake on tins in a moderately hot oven.
Beat to a cream 1⁄4 lb. of fresh butter, and mix it with the same quantity of pounded and sifted loaf sugar, 4 well beaten eggs; add flour till thick enough to roll out; cut the paste into oblong pieces, 4 or 5 inches in length, with a paste cutter; divide the centre into 3 or 4 strips, wet the edges, and plait one bar over the other, so as to meet in the centre; throw them into boiling lard, or clarified suet; when fried a light brown, drain them before the fire, and cover them with pounded sugar. Very nice for tea.
To 1 lb. of sifted flour, allow 1⁄2 lb. of fresh butter washed in rose water, 1 lb. of treacle, 1 nutmeg grated, a little pounded mace and cinnamon, 1 ounce of pounded ginger, 1⁄2 ounce of blanched sweet almonds, 2 well beaten eggs; melt the butter with the treacle, and when nearly cold, stir in the eggs and the rest of the ingredients; mix all well together, make it into round cakes, and bake them upon tins.
Take rice and flour, 6 ounces of each, the yolks and whites of 9 eggs, 1⁄2 lb. of lump sugar pounded and sifted, 1⁄2 ounce of carraway seeds; beat this 1 hour, and bake it for the the same length of time in a quick oven. This is a very light cake; for delicate persons.
A moderate sized cup of grated cocoanut, an equal quantity of pounded sugar, the whites of 2 eggs well beaten; to each cup of the grated nut, add a little of the cocoanut milk.
Take 3 eggs, separately beaten, 1 common sized teacup of brown sugar, 2 of molasses, 1 of beaten ginger, 2 of butter, 1 of cream or milk, with a small piece of soda dissolved in it, 3 cups of flour; make it the consistency of pound cake, and flavor with orange or lemon peel; bake it either in a large size or small tins.
Mix 1⁄2 lb. of sifted loaf sugar with 1 lb. of flour and 1⁄2 lb. of butter; add some carraway seeds; make it into a stiff paste with 3 well beaten eggs and a little rose water; roll it out thin, cut it into round cakes, prick them with a fork, and bake them upon floured tins in a quick oven.
Beat the yolks of 8 eggs and the whites of 5, add 1⁄2 lb. of pounded loaf sugar, 1⁄4 lb. of sifted flour, and the grated peel of a small lemon; beat all well together, and bake it in a floured tin.
Put 1 lb. of flour upon a pie-board; make a hole in the middle, put in 1⁄2 pint of clotted cream, and a little salt; mix the paste lightly, let it stand for 1⁄2 hour, then add 1⁄2 lb. of butter, roll it out 6 times, the same as puff paste, form it into small cakes, gild them with the yolk of egg, and bake in an oven.
Take the weight of 3 eggs in sugar, and the weight of 2 in flour; when the 5 are well beaten, gradually add the sugar, and then the flour, with a little orange flower water; beat all well together, and bake it in a floured tin.
Six ounces of sweet almonds, 3 ounces of bitter almonds, 3 ounces of sifted flour, dried near the fire, 14 eggs, 1 lb. of powdered sugar; flavor it with vanilla or orange flower water.
One lb. of sugar, 2 lbs. of flour, 1 lb. of butter, the yolks of 5 eggs, 8 spoonfuls of cream; 1 wineglass of brandy; spice to the taste.
To 4 quarts of flour, add 1 lb. of brown sugar, 2 ounces of beaten ginger, a little allspice, 1 lb. of butter rubbed in very fine, 4 eggs beaten up light, 1 quart of molasses is necessary to make it up; then roll it in thin cakes, and bake them.
Ten cups of flour to 10 eggs, 4 cups of sugar, 4 of molasses, 4 of butter, 3 of lard, 2 cups of seasoning, such as ginger, cinnamon and mace, 1 spoonful of soda to a tablespoonful of milk; mix all well together, and bake in a regular oven.
To 1 lb. of butter and 1 lb. of crushed sugar, beaten to a cream, stir in 12 eggs whipped to a froth; sift in 1 lb. of flour, and add 3 lbs. of stoned raisins, 3 lbs. of cleaned currants, 5 grated nutmegs, 1⁄2 ounce of pounded cinnamon, 1 teaspoonful of ground cloves, sifted; 1 lb. of citron cut into thin slices; mix all well together; bake in a buttered pan, in rather a moderate oven.
Two quarts of flour, 1 quart of sugar, 8 spoonfuls of milk, butter sufficient to knead them; season with the rind of 3 lemons and the juice of 1.
Fifteen eggs, the weight of 14 in sugar, and 7 in flour, the rind and juice of 2 lemons.
Take 3 eggs, 5 spoonfuls of white sugar, 1⁄2 teaspoonful of soda dissolved in 2 teaspoonfuls of cold water, 1 tablespoonful of butter, and flour enough to roll; cut the sheet in slips, tie them in love knots, and fry in pure white lard.
Rub, till quite fine and smooth, 1 lb. of butter with 2 lbs. of flour; add 1 lb. of good brown sugar; roll fine; mix all together with 4 well beaten eggs; break the paste into small bits, and bake upon floured tins.
Take 1⁄2 lb. of dry sifted flour, the same quantity of fresh butter washed in rose water, and 1⁄4 lb. of sifted loaf sugar; then mix together the flour and sugar; rub in the butter, and add the yolk of an egg beaten with a tablespoonful of cream; make it into a paste roll, and cut it into small round cakes; bake upon a floured tin.
One quart of flour, 2 large or 3 small eggs, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1 quart of good brown sugar, 2 nutmegs, and orange peel to the taste.
The weight of 14 eggs in sugar, 8 in flour and 6 or 7 in butter; cream the butter and flour together; then beat the eggs and sugar light; then add the rind and juice of a lemon; bake in cups.
The weight of 10 eggs in very fine sugar, 6 in flour; beat the yolks with the flour, and the whites alone; then, by degrees, mix the whites and flour with the other ingredients; bake in a quick oven.
6 lbs. of flour, 3 lbs. of sugar, 3 lbs of butter, 6 eggs, 1 quart of milk, 1 pint of wine, 1 pint of yeast, 4 lbs. of fruit, 1 ounce of citron, 1 ounce of nutmeg, mace to the taste; this quantity must be divided, and baked in moulds, which hold about 2 lbs.
One and a half lbs. of flour, 1 lb. of sugar, 12 ounces of butter, 10 eggs, 1 glass of orange or lemon brandy, a few cloves, mace, or nutmeg; beat as poundcake; bake in small tins.
Rub into 1 lb. of flour 6 ounces of butter and 3 spoonfuls of yeast; make into a paste with new milk; make into biscuits, and prick them with a clean fork.
Take 4 ripe oranges; roll them under your hand on the table till quite soft; break up 1 lb. of the best loaf sugar, and on some of the pieces, rub off the yellow rind of the oranges; then cut the oranges, and squeeze the juice through a strainer; powder the sugar and mix the orange juice with it; wash and squeeze in a pan of cold water, 1 lb. of good butter, till you have extracted all the salt and milk. Cut up the butter in the pan of sugar and orange, and stir it hard till perfectly light; sift into a pan 14 ounces of flour; beat 10 eggs very light and thick; then stir them by degrees, into the butter and sugar, alternately with the flour, a little of each at a time; beat the whole very hard for some time, after all the ingredients are in; have a large, shallow, square pan, well buttered; put in the mixture, and set immediately into a brisk oven; when properly baked, it is delicious.
Rub 3⁄4 lb. of butter into 1 lb. of sifted flour; mix in 1 lb. of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoonful of powdered cinnamon, 3 well beaten eggs; mix all into a dough; roll it out; cut it into round cakes, and bake in a quick oven.
One lb. of flour, 1⁄2 lb. sugar, 1⁄2 lb. butter, 5 eggs, mace and nutmeg to the taste, drop them on tin sheets and bake them in a quick oven.
Twenty ounce of sugar, 14 of flour, 14 of butter, 15 eggs, leaving out the whites of 3, rind and juice of fresh lemons.
Half a lb. of butter, 1 lb. of flour, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 3 eggs, leaving out the yolk of one; mix all together in a stiff paste; roll it out and cut it into strips; mix the yolk of 1 egg with rose water, and spread it on the top of the cakes, with mace, pounded almonds and fine sugar; bake them on tin sheets. Delicious.
Stir to a cream, 1 cup of butter with 2 of white sugar, and the whites of 6 eggs beaten stiff, 1 cup of sweet milk, with 1⁄2 teaspoonful of soda dissolved in it; stir 1 teaspoonful cream of tartar into 4 cups of flour, and add to the cake; flavor with vanilla, bitter almond or rose water.
Stir to a cream 1⁄2 cup of butter with 2 of sugar; add the yolks of 6 eggs beaten very stiff; then add 1⁄2 cup of milk with 1⁄2 teaspoonful of soda in it; mix 1 teaspoonful of cream of tartar with flour enough to make it as thick as cup cake; flavor as for silver cake, or with 1 teaspoonful of cinnamon, 1⁄2 nutmeg; currants and raisins are considered an improvement by some.
Twelve eggs, the yolks and whites beaten well and separately, 1 lb. of pounded and sifted loaf sugar, the grated peel of a lemon, 1⁄2 lb. of sifted flour, the same weight of sifted, dried-ground rice, 4 ounces of sweet, and 1 of bitter almonds, pounded in a mortar together with a tablespoonful of orange flower water; mix all these ingredients gradually, and beat them well; paper the pan, and bake the cake for one hour.
One lb. of butter beaten to a cream, 1⁄2 lb. of finely pounded white sugar, 1⁄2 lb. dried and sifted flour, and the same quantity of blanched sweet almonds cut into small thin pieces, one well beaten egg, and a little rose water; mix all well together, and with a spoon drop the batter upon wafer paper, or tins, and then bake.
Half lb. of butter, 1 lb. of flour, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 3 eggs, leaving out the yolk of one; mix all together in a stiff paste; roll it out; cut it in strips; mix the yolk of 1 egg with rose water, and spread it on the top of the cakes; strew mace with pounded sugar and almonds on the top of the cakes also, and bake them on tin sheets.
Whip the whites of 10 eggs; grate 2 nuts and add them; 1 lb. of white sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of sifted flour; stir this well, flavor with rose water; pour into pans, and bake 3⁄4 of an hour.
Beat the whites of 10 eggs to a stiff froth, adding slowly 10 tablespoonfuls of sifted crushed sugar, very finely powdered; when well beaten, and quite stiff, put it in the form of a large egg on paper; then ornament with the glazing sugar and lay the paper on a tin, in a moderate oven; when of a light brown, take them out, and remove from beneath all that which is not cooked with a spoon; this must be done with care, placing them when cold in the oven to dry; then put any kind of delicate preserve in each, and flavor with anything fancied.
In 2 lbs. of sifted flour, put 1 lb. of butter, 1 lb. of raisins, 1 lb. of good brown sugar; beat 1 egg very lightly, 1 pint of new milk; mix all well together; roll it out thin and cut it into round cakes; lay them on baking tins in a moderately heated oven for 10 minutes.
Two lbs. of flour, 2 lbs. of butter, 2 lbs of sugar, the yolks of 4 eggs, with the whites of 8, a glass of wine, and 1 of rose water; mix all well together lay them on tin sheets in small lumps and bake in a quick oven.
Two lbs. of flour, 1 lb. of butter, 3 ounces of ginger, 5 eggs, 11⁄2 lbs. of white sugar; season with nutmeg or orange peel; mix all well together and bake them in a slow oven.
Take 6 eggs, 1⁄2 lb. of white sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of butter creamed with 3⁄4 lb. of yeast dough; flavor with lemon or bitter almond to suit the taste; bake as you would light bread.
Take 21⁄2 lbs. of flour, 3⁄4 lb. of butter, 1 lb. of sugar, 8 eggs, 1 glass of wine, 1 nutmeg, 1 pint of milk; put in as much yeast as will rise them.
Take 1 lb. of flour, 1 lb. of butter, 1 lb. of white sugar, 12 eggs, 2 lbs. of raisins, 2 lbs. of currants, 1 lb. of citron, 2 tablespoonfuls of mixed spice (mace and cinnamon), 2 nutmegs powdered, a large glass of wine, 1 of brandy, 1⁄2 glass of rose water; this cake will require 4 or 5 hours to bake. Ice it next day.
Two ounces of blanched bitter almonds, beat very fine, 7 ounces of finely sifted flour, well dried, 10 eggs, 1 lb. of loaf sugar, pounded and sifted, 2 tablespoonfuls of rose water; iced with the whites of eggs and 24 teaspoonfuls of loaf sugar; season with lemon, rose water, or vanilla.
The weight of 8 eggs in pounded sugar, weight of 6 in sifted Indian meal, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1 grated nutmeg, or a teaspoonful of cinnamon.
Take 3 lbs. of sifted flour, 1 lb, of butter, 11⁄2 lbs. of powdered sugar, 1⁄2 pint of milk, 2 tablespoonfuls of brandy, 1 small teaspoonful of soda dissolved in water, 4 tablespoonfuls of carraway seed.
Three lbs. of sifted flour, 1 lb. of powdered sugar, 3 lbs. of butter, 4 eggs, 1⁄2 cup of .the best brewers’ yeast, 11⁄2 pints of milk, 1 teaspoonful of powdered cinnamon, 1 grated nutmeg, a tablespoonful of rose water; fry them in lard, and grate fine loaf sugar over them.
Two cups of sugar, 1 of butter, 3 eggs, 1 pint of milk, 1 teaspoonful of soda, a pinch of salt, mace to the taste, flour enough to make a soft dough; roll and cut into small cakes; then throw them into boiling lard, turn them over, and take them out with a fork, dripping all the lard from them; sift sugar over each one whilst hot.
To 2 quarts of flour, add 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, 1 large cup of brown sugar; mix it with molasses enough to roll thin, after seasoning with a great deal of orange peel, well powdered; these cakes being made without eggs, are very nice and very economical.
To 2 quarts of flour, add 6 eggs, 2 tablespoonfuls of brown sugar to each egg, 1 of butter, and 2 of lard; dissolve 1 teaspoonful of soda in 1⁄2 wineglass of wine; season it with orange peel or cinnamon, to the taste, and after rolling thin, bake in a quick oven.
Three lbs. of flour, 6 ounces of butter, 1 ounce of the best powdered ginger, 1 ounce of carraway seeds ground, 1⁄2 ounce of sweet pepper, 2 lbs. of treacle, 1⁄4 lb. of sugar, a large teaspoonful of soda, mixed in boiling water; butter and treacle both melted; bake in a slow oven for 21⁄2 hours.
One lb. and a quarter of flour, 3⁄4 lb. of sugar, 3⁄4 lb. of butter, lemon to taste; bake 20 minutes in rather a slow oven.
Beat up 8 eggs, put them into a stewpan with 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, the same of butter, and some grated nutmeg; put it on the fire, stirring it till it thickens; then pour it into a bowl to cool; set a rich paste around the edge of the dish, pour in the pudding, and bake it in a moderate oven.
Three cups of loaf sugar, 1 of butter; rub the butter and sugar to a cream; then stir in the yolks of 5 eggs well beaten; dissolve a teaspoonful of soda in a cup of milk, add the milk, beat the whites of the eggs to a froth, add them; sift in 4 cups of flour as light as possible; lastly, add the juice and peel of one lemon?the peel grated.
One lb. of flour, 1 lb. of sugar, 3⁄4 lb. of butter, 6 eggs, 1 small spoonful of cinnamon, the same of cloves, and 1 wineglass of brandy; beat the butter and sugar together until smooth, add the flour and eggs by degrees, the brandy and spice alternately, and immediately before cooking, dissolve a teaspoonful of soda in a cup of sour cream; stir it all well, and put in the mould to bake.
One lb. of pulverized sugar, 3⁄4 lb. of flour, 7 ounces of butter, the whites of 14 eggs, 1⁄4 teaspoonful of baking powder; put the powder in the flour before sifting; cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs; lastly, add the flour; put 2 or 3 thicknesses of paper around the pan, and an iron lid over the top until the cake is pretty well cooked through, so as not to have it cook too rapidly on the outside.
To 6 eggs add 1 lb. of sugar, 3⁄4 lb. of flour, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 2 wineglasses of wine, and a grated nutmeg; bake in wafer irons.
To 11⁄4 lbs. of white sugar add 2 eggs, 1 teaspoonful of soda, 1⁄2 pint of milk, 1⁄4 lb. of butter, some mace, a little wine; these ingredients to be well beaten with a sufficient quantity of flour to roll out; makes very nice small cakes; cut into pretty shapes.
Three cups of sugar, 3 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of flour, a teaspoonful of soda; roll out, and bake in small cakes.
The yolks of 8 eggs, 8 spoonfuls of sugar, flour enough to roll out, a small lump of butter (melted), 1 spoonful of powdered ginger and mace; roll in sugar, and bake in shapes.
Take 12 eggs, leave out the whites of 2, 1 lb. of sugar, a good lb. of butter, 1 lb. of flour, with 2 tablespoonfuls taken out, a glass of wine, and mace to your taste.
Two and one-half cups of unsifted flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of butter, whites of 8 eggs, 1⁄2 cup of sweet milk, 2 teaspoonfuls of yeast powder, sifted in the flour, cream butter and sugar together; add to this the whites of the eggs well beaten, then the flour, and lastly the milk.
The above baked in jelly pans, or whole and sliced, makes a delicious cake spread with the following: to 1 pint of fresh milk, boiling hot, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch dissolved in a little cold milk; stir continually until as thick as blanc mange; put on a layer of this and grated cocoanut.
Lemon jelly cake is made by using this same cake, and a jelly made by the following receipt: the juice and rind of 8 lemons, 3⁄4 lb. of butter, 1 lb. of white sugar, yolks of 6 eggs; beat the eggs and sugar very light; melt the butter and pour it on the eggs and sugar; pour boiling water over the lemons, then grate the outside, first pressing out the juice; add rind and juice; boil slowly and stir constantly, until of the consistency of blanc mange.
The whites of 11 eggs, 11⁄2 tumblers of sifted powdered sugar, 1 tumbler of sifted flour, 1 teaspoonful of cream of tartar; sift the flour 4 times, leaving the tumbler even full; then add the cream of tartar and sift again; beat the eggs to a stiff froth on a dish, and on the same dish add sugar lightly, then flour gently, then vanilla, and do not stop beating until you put it in the oven to bake; bake 40 minutes in a moderately heated oven, and if then too soft, let it remain a few minutes longer; do not open the oven until it has been in 15 minutes; turn the pan upside down to cool, and when cold, take out the cake by loosening it with a knife; then ice; the pan must never have been used, that is to say, greased. The tumbler must be of dimensions of 21⁄2 gills.
One lb. flour, 1 lb. sugar, 12 whites and 10 yolks of eggs, 2 glasses of Madeira wine, 1 teaspoonful of mace; drop on pans, and let them harden gradually in the stove until quite crisp, turning frequently.
Two eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 1⁄2 cup of butter, 1 cup of milk or water, 21⁄2 cups of flour, 1 spoon of yeast powder; flavor to taste. For sauce: 2 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of butter; stir in 1 pint of boiling water, a little salt, and season; let it thicken, but not turn.
One cup of sugar, 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of molasses, 1 egg, well mixed together; then add 1 cup of warm coffee, with 1 teaspoonful of soda, 4 cups of flour, 1 lb. of raisins or currants, 1 tablespoonful, each, of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Four cups of sifted flour, 1 of butter, 1 of sugar, 1 of molasses, 1⁄2 cup of sour milk, 1 teaspoon of soda, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon of ginger, 1 of spice, 1 of cinnamon, 1 of cloves, 1 of mace. Very nice fruit cake can be made by doubling above quantities, and adding all kinds of fruit; it also makes excellent Christmas cake.
One lb. of butter, 1 of flour, 1 of sugar, 10 eggs, 2 teaspoonfuls of mace, 2 of nutmeg, 1 large wineglass of brandy, 1 of wine, 1 lb. of citron, 1 lb. of almonds, blanch them and beat fine with rose water; separate the whites of the eggs from the yolks; mix the yolks and sugar together; the whites should be beaten to a very light froth, then added to the yolks and sugar; cream the butter light and mix in by degrees; beat all together very light, then mix in the flour, beat it till quite smooth, add the mace and nutmeg, then the wine and brandy, and lastly the raisins; then the citron and almonds; stir all well together, butter the cups, fill them nearly full, and bake in a quick oven.
Three cups of flour, 2 of sugar, 1 of butter, 1 of cream, 4 eggs, a teaspoonful of soda and cream of tartar; mix all well together, beat light, and bake in a moderate oven.
Take 1 pint of milk and boil it; melt 3⁄4 lb. of butter in the same quantity of sugar, 4 eggs, 1 teaspoonful of soda, spice to the taste, and sufficient flour to make it as stiff as pound cake.
Three cups of sugar, 1 cup of butter, 3 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoonful of soda dissolved, 4 cups of flour well beaten; if it is too stiff, add a little more milk; season with nutmeg and mace; roll out thin, and bake in a moderate oven.
Two lbs. of sugar, 3 lbs. of flour, 1 lb. of butter, 7 eggs, nutmeg and orange peel to the taste.
Stir together till very light and white, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 3⁄4 lb. of sugar; beat the yolks and whites of 7 eggs, separately, to a froth; stir them into the cake, and put in wineglass of brandy, a grated nutmeg, and 11⁄2 lbs. of sifted flour; just before it is baked, add 1⁄2 pint of thick cream and 1 lb. of seeded raisins.
Four eggs, 3 cups brown sugar, 1 nutmeg, 1 tablespoonful butter, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoonful yeast powder, and flour to roll; cut out with a biscuit cutter, then cut from the centre with an apple corer; twist into fanciful shapes, and fry in a potato fryer in plenty of boiling lard.
One lb. powdered sugar, 3⁄4 lb. butter, 3⁄4 lb. of flour, 1⁄4 lb. corn starch, whites of 15 eggs; wash the butter free of salt; cream it well, and add the sugar, using a porcelain potato masher instead of a spoon; add gradually the flour and cornstarch, and lastly the well beaten whites; flavor with almond to taste, and bake as pound cake.
Half a pound of almonds blanched and pounded very fine, with as much rose or orange flower water as will prevent their oiling, the yolks of 8 and the whites of 4 eggs, beaten until very light, and added to the almonds; then beat in 3⁄4 lb. of loaf sugar; continue to beat while the oven is heating; when ready add 3 ounces of wheat flour, which must be stirred in and not beaten; butter the pans and fill them half full; sprinkle a little sugar over them, as you put them in the oven, which must be a moderate one.
One lb. of nut kernels, 1 lb. of sugar, the whites of 6 eggs beaten to a stiff froth, 2 tablespoonfuls of flour.
Sixteen whites of eggs, 1 lb. of white sugar, 3⁄4 lb. of butter, 1 lb. of flour, cream butter; then mix the sugar, and put in flour and eggs alternately; bake 2 hours.
Fourteen eggs, whites only, 1 lb. of sugar, 3⁄4 lb. of flour, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, whiskey and lemon to taste.
Grate 1 cocoanut, and set aside, the whites of 7 eggs, beat very light, 3 teacups of sifted flour, 2 teacups of sifted white sugar, 1⁄2 cup of butter, and1⁄2 cup of milk or water; beat well together, and add 2 teaspoons yeast powder; bake in 4 jelly cake pans; make an icing of 3 whites of eggs and 1 lb. of sugar beaten together until stiff enough to stand as you drop it from the beater; flavor to taste; spread the icing on one of the cakes, then sprinkle cocoanut over, and lightly press with palm of the hand; place another cake upon the first, and continue the process until all are used. I think it is prettier to use icing only on the top of the last cake, but some prefer to reserve enough of the grated cocoanat to spread of it as over the others; the yellows can be well made into gold cake or custard.
Beat 6 eggs, yolks and whites together, 2 minutes; add 3 cups of sugar and beat 5 minutes; 2 cups of flour with 2 teaspoons cream of tartar and beat 2 minutes; 1 cup of cold water with 1 teaspoon of soda dissolved in it, and beat 1 minute; flavor; add a little salt, and 3 more cups of flour (without cream of tartar) and beat 1 minute. Observe time exactly.
To 3 pints of flour add 3 eggs, 1 pint of sugar, 1⁄2 teaspoonful of soda to a teacup of milk, and a large spoonful of butter.
One box of gelatine, 1 quart of milk, 1 lb. of powdered sugar, 10 eggs; pour over the gelatine 1 pint of cold water, allow it to soak at least 10 minutes; then pour over a pint of boiling water; beat the yolks of the eggs with the sugar, boil the milk in a porcelain or brass kettle; when it comes to a boil, pour in the gelatine, and let the mixture come to a boil again, stirring all the time; as soon as it boils, pour over the beaten eggs and sugar, stirring briskly to mix it well; have the kettle thoroughly scraped at the bottom; then pour the whole back into it, and put it over a moderate fire to thicken; be careful not to let it curdle; the moment it begins to simmer take it off and pour out, stirring occasionally until it cools; when cool, add the beaten whites, and flavor with vanilla; line a pan with lady fingers or sponge cake, and pour in the mixture; then set it in the coolest place possible to congeal; to prevent the lady fingers floating out of their places, pour a little of the mixture in and let it congeal so as to fix them at the bottom and sides of the pan; when that is done, pour in the rest of the mixture and it will congeal, as it should, within the cake.
One lb. of flour; rub into it 1⁄4 lb. of butter, 1⁄4 lb. of white powdered sugar, 1 ounce of grated ginger, and the peel of a lemon; bake in a slow oven.
Break 3 eggs in a bowl, beat them well, add 1⁄2 pint of sweet cream, which must be beaten with them, and the whole put into a saucepan over the fire; stir till it gets warm; then add 1 lb. of butter, and 1⁄2 lb. of loaf sugar, and 21⁄2 ounces of ginger, both powdered; stir the whole carefully over the fire, just to melt the butler; then pour it on to 2 lbs. of flour, and form it all into a paste; roll it or break it into pieces, as you think proper, and bake it.
Three lbs. of flour, 1 lb. of sugar, 1 lb. of butter, mixed well together with 1⁄2 pint of molasses, 1 gill of cream, 1 cup of ginger; roll out, and bake in a slack oven.
Five cups of flour, 2 of molasses, 1 of sugar, 1 of butter, 8 eggs, 1 teacup of allspice and ginger mixed; bake in a pan or small cups.
One cup of flour, 1 of sugar, 4 eggs, the whites beaten separately, 1⁄2 teaspoonful of soda, 1⁄2 a lemon; bake it thin in square pans; spread the bottom with jelly, and roll in as soon as taken from the oven.
Two lbs. of flour, 1 lb. of butter, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 1 pint of molasses, 6 eggs; dissolve a teaspoonful of soda in the juice of a lemon, add the rind, and bake it in cake pans; raisins and citron are a great improvement.
Take 6 cups of flour, 3 cups of molasses, 1 cup of sour milk, 1 cup of butter, 1 tablespoonful of soda dissolved in water, 1 tablespoonful of ginger, a little salt and 4 eggs.
Two lbs. of sifted flour, 2 quarts of molasses, 3⁄4 lb. of sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of candied orange peel, cut small, 1 ounce of strong ginger (ground), 1 ounce of allspice, 3⁄4 lb. of butter oiled; mix all well together, and set it by for some time; then roll it out in pieces the size of a walnut, put them in rows on a baking plate, press them flat with the hand, and bake them in a slow oven for 10 minutes. Very nice.
Take 2 lbs. of flour, 1 lb. of butter, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 1 pint of molasses, 6 eggs, dissolve 1 teaspoonful of soda in the juice of a lemon, add the rind, and bake in cake pans; citron and raisins are a great improvement.
To 4 eggs add 2 cups of brown sugar, 4 cups of flour, 2 of butter, 1 of cream, 2 of molasses, 1 teaspoonful of soda, 1⁄2 cup of ginger; beat very light, and bake in cups or a pan.
Take 6 eggs, 1 lb. of flour, 3⁄4 lb. of brown sugar,1⁄2 lb. of butter, ginger and mace to the taste; put in small cups or tins, and bake in a slow oven.
Take 4 eggs, 2 teacups of brown sugar, 4 cups of flour, 2 cups of butter, 1 cup of cream, 2 cups of molasses, 1 teaspoonful of soda, 1⁄2 cup of ginger; beat very light, and bake very light.
Three cups of flour, 1 of sugar, 1 of molasses, 1 of butter, 1 tablespoonful of ginger, 1 teaspoonful of soda, 3 eggs, 1 lb. of stoned and chopped raisins; bake in small pans.
Five cups of flour, 2 cups of molasses, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of butter, 8 eggs, 1 teacup of allspice and ginger, mixed; bake quickly.
Four lbs. of flour, 1 lb. of brown sugar, 1 lb. butter, 2 ounces of ginger, 1 gill of cream, warmed, 1 quart of molasses; knead them well together, roll them out and bake quickly.
Warm 1 pint of molasses; stir in while warm a piece of butter the size of an egg, 1 tablespoonful of white ginger, 1 teaspoonful of soda dissolved in milk; strain this into the mixture; when cool, sift in as much flour as will make it stiff; roll it out in cake, and bake on tins.
Two lbs. of flour, 11⁄2 lbs. of brown sugar, 1 lb. of butter, 9 eggs, 1 cup of powdered ginger, 1 cup of wine; rub the butter and sugar to a cream, beat the eggs and add them, stir in the flour, ginger and wine; bake in a quick oven.
Six eggs, well beaten separately, to 1 lb. of flour, good weight, 3⁄4 lb. of sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of butter; mix them as you would beaten cake, except that the batter must be stiff enough to roll in cakes; have 1⁄2 lb. of white sugar beaten to roll them in; mace and orange peel to the taste; 2 grains of soda.
One egg, 1 lb. of flour, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1 tablespoonful of cream, the rind of 3 lemons, and the juice of 1, all made into a paste, and rolled in the form of rings, before baking.
Grate a large cocoanut, rub 1⁄2 lb. of butter into 1 lb. af flour, 3 eggs; add the nut to form a stiff dough; make the jumbles with the hands, grate cocoanut and sugar over them, and then bake them.
Three eggs, 1⁄2 lb. flour sifted, 1⁄2 lb. butter, 1⁄2 lb. pounded loaf sugar, a tablespoonful of rose water, a grated nutmeg, mixed mace and cinnamon; stir the sugar and butter to a cream, beat the eggs very light, put them all at once into the pan of flour, butter and sugar; then add the spice and rose water; stir the whole with a knife; when this is done, take a portion of the dough and lay it on the board; roll it lightly with the hands into long thin rolls, which must be cut into equal lengths, curled up into rings, and laid into an iron or tin pan, buttered; bake them in a quick oven for 5 minutes; grate loaf sugar over them.
One coffee cup of butter, 11⁄2 of sugar, 1 of milk, 3 of flour, 4 eggs, 1 teaspoonful of soda, all well mixed together.
Take 11⁄2 lbs. of flour; 3⁄4 lb. of sugar, a very large spoonful of butter, 1⁄2 lb. of almonds, 1 nutmeg and 4 eggs.
One lb. of flour, 1 lb. of sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 6 eggs, 2 teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar, and 1 teaspoonful of soda, mixed with the flour; seasoned with mace; salt to the taste.
Eight eggs, 6 cups of flour, 4 cups of sugar, 2 cups of butter, 1 cup of cream, 1 teaspoonful of soda, and 1 nutmeg; it is very nice eaten with fresh butter.
One pint of milk, 2 lbs. of flour, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 4 tablespoonfuls of white sugar, 6 eggs, 1 teacup of yeast, 2 teaspoonfuls of salt; season with mace or nutmeg; make it up in the morning, and set it to rise; bake it in a pan for tea; eat it hot with fresh butter and pounded sugar, sifted over it; if it should not rise sufficient, add a small teaspoonful of yeast powder, dissolved in a little milk, just before it is baked. Genuine.
One lb. and a half of flour, 1 lb. of good brown sugar, 8 well beaten eggs, and 1 ounce of carraway seeds are to be mixed together; then add of fresh yeast, milk, and of water, 1 tablespoonful each, let it stand a short time, and bake it in a floured tin. Very good.
One quart of curds, 8 eggs, leaving out 4 whites, 4 tablespoonfuls of sugar, grated nutmeg, and a little flour; mix all well together; heat butter in a frying-pan; drop them in and fry like fritters.
Stir together 3⁄4 lb. of sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of butter; when white, add 5 beaten eggs, 1 teaspoonful of rose water, or a nutmeg and 1 lb. of flour drop it with a large spoon on 1 flat tins that have been buttered; sift sugar over them.
One cup of butter, 3 cups of sugar, 1 pint of sour cream, 11⁄2 pints of flour, 1 lb. of chopped raisins, 1 spoonful of soda, spice to the taste; bake about 1 hour.
Take 1 lb. of fresh butter, 1 lb. of powdered white sugar, and 2 lbs. of sifted flour, and rub the butter into it, crumbled fine; add a heaping tablespoonful of mixed nutmeg and cinnamon; put no water, but moisten it entirely with butter; a small glass of brandy is an improvement; roll it out into a large, thick sheet, and cut it into round cakes about the size of saucers; bake them on flat tins, slightly buttered. This cake is very crumbly, but very good, and keeps very well; it may be taken to camp packed in boxes.
Scrape down, very fine, 1⁄2 lb. of the best prepared cocoa; beat to a stift froth the whites of 4 eggs, and beat into the white of egg 1 lb. of powdered sugar, in turn with the chocolate, adding a little sifted flour, if the mixture appears too thin; grease the bottom of some oblong tin pans, very slightly, with sweet oil or good butter; having formed the mixture into small, thick cakes, lay them (not close) in the pan, and bake them a few minutes; sift sugar over them while warm.
Make a mixture precisely as for queen cake, only omit the wine, brandy and rose water, and substitute the grated yellow rind and the juice of 4 large, ripe oranges, stirred into the batter in turn with the eggs and flour; flavor the icing with orange juice.
One egg, 1 lb. of flour, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1 tablespoonful of cream, the rind of 3 lemons and juice of 1; mix all well together in a thick paste; roll out, and bake quickly.
Four cups of flour, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of cold water, 8 eggs and a little soda dissolved in vinegar.
Take ripe peaches and add sugar to taste; boil until they will spread smoothly over a dish; dry chiefly in the stove and then in the sun, covering with a net; when sufficiently dry, warm slightly; cut in strips; roll in sugar and eat, say, Christmas.
One teacup of sugar, 1 egg, 1 spoonful soda, 1 spoonful ginger, 1 spoonful vinegar; mix all with 7 cups of flour.
Five tablespoonfuls of grated chocolate with enough cream or milk to wet it, 1 cupful sugar, and 1 egg well beaten; stir the ingredients over the fire until thoroughly mixed; then flavor with vanilla.
Two quarts of flour, 1 lb. of butter, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 9 eggs, 1 pint of molasses, 1 cup of ginger, 2 teaspoonfuls of soda.
Take 2 ounces of blanched almonds or peach kernels, the latter must be thrown in cold water to take off the bitter taste, then drained and pounded in a mortar till they become a stiff paste; then take the white of an egg, beat it to a stiff froth and mix it with the almonds; sift in as much refined sugar as will turn it to a stiff dough; form it into small cakes and put them on sheets of tin, which must be greased, and bake them in a very moderate oven; the whites of 2 eggs to 1 lb. of sugar.
Three eggs to 3 pints of flour, 1 lb. of sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1 tablespoonful of beaten cinnamon; roll them in flour, and mould them thin; bake in a moderate oven.
Take about 5 cents worth of rice, soak and pound it in a mortar; let it stand over night, then add the yolks of 3 eggs, put in a dessertspoonful of yeast powder, enough flour to make a light batter, add the whites of the eggs well beaten; have a pot of boiling lard, and cook as for fritters.
Three eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, yeast powder; beat the eggs well, add the sugar, then the flour; bake in a shallow square pan; when done, take it out, spread on the jelly, and roll at once.
Nearly 3 cups of flour, 2 cups of powdered sugar, 3⁄4 cup of sweet milk, whites of 6 eggs, 1⁄2 cup of butter, yeast powder; flavor with lemon.
Three tablespoons of flour to 1 egg, 1 spoonful of sugar, 1⁄2 spoonful of butter; beat well and cook in wafer irons; roll up with a fork, while warm.
Six eggs, 2 cups white sugar, 31⁄3 cups of flour, 1⁄2 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of yeast powder.
The above cake split, while hot, and covered between with sugared berries; place the top of cake back; the berries must stand a few minutes to make a juice.
Put 1 cup of water on the fire, and when hot melt in 1⁄2 cup of best butter; when it boils beat in 1 cup of sifted flour; if lumpy, stir until perfectly smooth; place it aside to cool; when cool, stir in 1 at a time 3 eggs without first beating them; drop the batter on tins in small spoonfuls, and bake I hour in quick oven. For the cream put 11⁄2 cups of milk to boil; beat yolks of 2 eggs very light, with 4 tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar; when the milk boils, pour it on the eggs, stirring all the while; wet 2 tablespoonfuls of cornstarch in fine flour, with a little cold milk; add it to the custard and replace on the fire; stir until quite thick; flavor when cold with vanilla. The cream is placed in the puff by lifting up the top with a knife and dropping in the cream with a small spoon.
Soak 1 box gelatine in 1 quart of milk 1 hour; then let it come to a boil; beat together yolks of 3 eggs, 3⁄4 cup of white sugar, 1⁄2 cup sherry wine, 1 teaspoon of vanilla; add to milk and gelatine, and let it boil; then add whites of the eggs, beaten with 21⁄2 cups of sugar; let it simmer.
One-half lb. of almonds, blanched and pounded very fine, with as much rose or orange flower water as will prevent their oiling, the yolks of 8 and the whites of 4 eggs, beaten until very light and added to the almonds; then beat in 3⁄4 lb. of loaf sugar; continue to beat while the oven is heating; when ready, add 3 ounces of flour, which must be stirred in and not beaten; butter the pan and fill 1⁄2 full; dust a little sugar over, as you put them in the oven.
Two quarts of flour, 1 lb, of sugar, 1 large spoonful of butter, 3 yolks and 2 whites of eggs, 2 tablespoonfuls of yeast, and 2 of spice.
One lb; sugar, 3⁄4 lb. sifted flour, 6 ounces butter, whites of 14 eggs; beat the sugar and butter to a cream; add the eggs beaten to a stiff froth, and then the flour.
Yolks of 8 eggs, and whites of 4; beat very light and add 1 lb. of brown sugar; rub 2 lbs. of flour and 6 ounces of butter well together; add a teaspoonful of soda dissolved in a little milk, and any kind of spice you like; pour the beaten eggs and sugar on the flour and butter; knead well; roll and bake in a quick oven.
11⁄2 lbs. of yeast powder, whites of 28 eggs, 2 lbs. of sugar, 12 ounces of butter; flavor to taste.
Two lbs. of sugar, yolks of 28 eggs, 2 lbs. of flour, 11⁄2 lbs. of butter, yeast powder.
The whites of 2 eggs, and 2 teacups of granulated sugar; boil the sugar until clear, with just enough water to moisten it; beat the eggs to a stifl froth, and pour the boiling sugar very slowly into the eggs; dissolve 1⁄2 teaspoonful of citric acid in a small tablespoonful of water, putting enough in to flavor delicately, and add a little extract of lemon.
Yolks of 11 eggs, 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoonful of cream of tartar, 1⁄2 teaspoonful of soda, 3 cups of flour; flavor with extract of vanilla.
One cup of molasses, 2 cups of brown sugar, 1 cup of butter, yolks of 7 eggs, 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of allspice, 1 nutmeg, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon of soda, 4 cups of flour.
Two cups of white sugar, 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of cream, either sweet or sour; 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon of soda, 31⁄2 cups of flour, whites of 7 eggs; alternate layers of light and dark, and draw a knife through 2 or 3 times; then bake.
One cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoonful of butter rubbed into the sugar, 8 eggs, 1 heaping cup of flour, 2 tablespoonfuls of sweet cream, 2 teaspoonfuls of yeast powder; bake in three jelly cake pans, and when cold, lay between them nearly a quart of strawberries, sprinkling sugar over each layer, and over the top cake.
Whites of 11 eggs, 10 ounces of granulated sugar, 5 ounces of flour, 1 teaspoonful of cream of tartar, 1 of extract of vanilla; sift the mixture 4 times, beat the eggs, and add the sugar and flour; bake.40 minutes.
A light lb. of flour, and 4 of the small measures of yeast powder, 1 lb. of white sugar, 3⁄4 lb. of butter, the whites of 20 eggs, 1 teaspoonful essence of lemon, 11⁄2 of vanilla; cover the pan, and keep the stove hot enough to make the cake rise nicely, adding a little more fuel, if necessary; it takes s(bout 2 hours to bake this cake.
Whites of 20 eggs, 11⁄4 lbs. of flour, 11⁄4 lbs. of sugar, 15 ounces of butter, a little more than 1 teaspoon of almond extract, 1 level teaspoon of soda, 1 good teaspoon of cream of tartar; wash thoroughly and cream butter, roll sugar and add to it; beat the whites of eggs very stiff, and add to this; sift in the flour, and beat mixture well 10 or 15 minutes; put in the extract; last of all, pulverize soda and Scream of tartar in a little flour, and sift into the mixture, beating as little as possible to mix well; bake 11⁄4 hours, the first 15 minutes in a very moderate oven, increasing heat gradually until the time is consumed, also covering the pan the first 1⁄2 or 3⁄4 of the hour; this makes a good large cake, or 2 small ones.
One lb. of white sugar, 1 lb. of flour, 12 eggs beaten separately, 1⁄4 lb. of butter, creamed and stirred with the sugar, 2 lbs. of citron cut small, 2 lbs. almonds blanched and cut into strips, 2 cocoanuts grated; beat all a long time, pour into a mould and bake; ice either with almond paste, or icing into which you have stirred a grated cocoanut.
One lb. and 4 ounces of flour, 1 lb. and 2 ounces of butter, 1 lb. of sugar, the whites of 24 eggs, 2 teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar sifted in with the flour; stir the butter and flour to a cream; beat the whites very lightly, then add the sugar, and again beat well; mix all the ingredients together, and at the last add 1 teaspoonful of soda mixed with a little white of egg; season with almSlid essence; pour into a mould and bake; ice the cake when cold.
Five lbs. of flour, 5 lbs. of sugar, 5 lbs. of butter, 10 lbs. of currants, 5 lbs. of raisins, stoned and cut, 37 eggs, 2 ounces of cloves, 2 ounces of nutmeg, 1 ounce of cinnamon, 1 ounce of mace, 2 lbs. of citron, 1⁄2 pint of brandy, 1⁄2 pint of wine, 1⁄2 pint of rose water; bake 5 hours or more.
Ten eggs, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 2 tumblerfuls of molasses, 3⁄4 lb. of butter, 1 lb. of flour, 1 tablespoon of ground ginger, 1 of allspice, 1 of cinnamon, 2 teaspoonfuls of yeast powder.
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 cups of sugar; separate whites and yokes of 4 eggs, and beat well the whites to a stiff froth; add the yolks to the sugar and hot water, beating quickly; then 2 cups of flour in which 2 teaspoons of yeast powder have been mixed; it requires 2 full cups of flour measured before sifting; add a small pinch of salt and flavoring preferred; lastly, add the whites, mixing them as quickly and as lightly as possible, and bake at once in a quick oven.
Soak 3 cups of dried apples over night in cold water, chop them in the morning, and put them on the fire with 3 cups of molasses; stew until soft, but not pulpy; when cold, mix with 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of butter, 3 eggs and a teaspoon of soda; bake in a steady oven; this will make 2 good sized loaves; the apples will cook like citron; raisins may be added, which will improve the cake; season with plenty of spice, not forgetting a little salt.
Two cups of sugar, 1⁄2 cup of butter, 3⁄4 cup of sweet milk, 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of yeast powder, the whites of 9 eggs; bake in jelly pans.
For the icing, make a thick syrup of 1 lb. of sugar, and pour over the whites of 3 eggs, which have been beaten to a stiff froth, stirring well all the time; then add 1⁄4 lb. of citron, cut in small pieces, 1⁄4 lb. dried figs, 1⁄2 lb. of raisins cut and stoned, 1 lb. blanched almonds cut fine; mix the fruit together; add gradually to the icing, and beat hard for some time; then spread between the layers of cake, and cover the top with grated coconut.
Six eggs beaten separate, very light, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 1⁄4 lb. of butter, 6 ounces of flour; cream the flour and butter; beat the sugar and yolks together, and add to flour and butter; beat well, and last add the beaten whites; bake in shallow tin pans; when cool spread on the jelly; pile up; trim off the edges, and sift sugar over the top; if accustomed to using yeast powder, add 1 teaspoonful.
11⁄4 teacups of flour, 1⁄2 cup of molasses, 1⁄2 cup of brown sugar, 1⁄4 cup of hot water, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of soda, 1 heaped tablespoon of butter; mix molasses and sugar, into which put the butter, adding also hot water; beat yolks and add, also, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 of ginger, and 1⁄2 of cloves; to this add whites well beaten, and add flour last of all; dissolve the soda in a little water; place immediately in a moderate oven; about 3⁄4 of an hour will bake it. Very simple, but good.
The whites of 11 eggs, 11⁄2 tumblers sifted, powdered sugar, 1 tumbler of sifted flour, 1 teaspoonful of cream of tartar; sift the flour four times, leaving the tumbler even full; then add the cream of tartar, and sift again; beat the eggs to a stift froth on a dish, and on same dish add sugar lightly, then flour gently, then vanilla; do not stop beating until you put it in the oven to bake; bake 40 minutes in a moderately heated oven, and if too soft let it remain a few miutes longer; do not open the oven until it has been in 15 minutes; turn the pan upside down to cool, and when cold take out by loosening cake with a knife; then ice. The pan must never have been used, that is to say, greased; tumbler must be of dimensions of 21⁄2 gills.
Whites of 2 eggs, and 2 teacups of granulated sugar; boil the sugar until clear, with just enough water to moisten it; beat the eggs to a stiS froth, and pour boiling sugar very slowly into the eggs; dissolve 1⁄2 teaspoonful citric acid and a small tablespoonful of water, putting enough in to flavor delicately, and add a little extract of lemon. 18
Thicken a quart of milk with arrowroot or cornstarch, a tablespoonful to the quart; sweeten and let it boil; when cold, add a quart of cold milk, or cream if you have it; flavor to your taste; when the cream is put into the freezer and is just beginning to thicken, whip up very light the whites of 4 to 6 eggs, and add this to the cream; (6 eggs add nearly 1⁄3 to the quantity), so you allow for it in seasoning.
One quart of fresh milk, 2 cups of white sugar, whites of 2 eggs beaten to a stiff froth; put in the freezer, and when it begins to congeal, add the juice of 3 lemons.
Boil a quart of milk; when boiling, stir into it the yolks of 6 eggs, 6 tablespoonfuls of sugar, 1 spoonful of flour, which has been well beaten together; when boiled, turn into a dish, and pour over it the whites beaten to a stiff froth, and mixed with 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar, and brown slightly; flavor the top with vanilla and the bottom with lemon.
One gallon of sweet milk, 1 pint of sweet cream, yolks of 8 eggs, 1⁄2 teacup of English arrowroot, sugar and vanilla to the taste.
Boil In 1 quart of milk, the peel of 2 lemons; squeeze the juice into a tumblerful of pulverized sugar, being careful to remove the seed; when the cream is cold, stir well into the sugar, and freeze immediately.
One teacup of pearl tapioca, soak over night, in cold-water, pour hot water on the soaked tapioca, and boil until a clear jelly; when cold, add the whites of 3 eggs, 1 lb. of sugar, 1 quart of cream; whip well, strain and flavor, and then freeze. Delicious.
One-half box of gelatine soaked in a little cold water and when soaked, dissolve in 1⁄2 pint of boiling water; mix sweet custard with 11⁄2 pints of milk and the yolks of 6 eggs; flavor with vanilla, add gelatine to the custard, and set in a cool place to congeal; when it begins to harden, add the whites of the eggs beaten to a stiff froth, and beat well through the custard; pour into a dish lined with sponge cake.
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Six eggs, the yolks only, 21⁄2 dozen ladies’ fingers, 6 ounces of granulated sugar, 1⁄4 ounce of gelatine, 1 pint of pure sweet milk, 1 pint of thick sweet cream; put the gelatine in the milk cold, and put on to boil in a bain Marie (or double kettle), stirring it now and then; beat the yolks of the eggs with the sugar, and when the milk comes to a boil, add the eggs and sugar to the milk; stir this constantly, to let the custard thicken well and to prevent curdling; now strain it through a swiss muslin cloth, and set it aside in a cool place to get cold and to thicken; in the meantime, have your cream put in a pan, and put this in a larger pan which has been filled with ice and salt; after your cream gets very cold whip it up with a fork or egg beater until it is very light: now line your mould with ladies’ fingers; gradually whip the cream into the custard, which must be quite thick, until you have used it all and the custard is free from lumps; flavor with a tablespoonful of extract of vanilla, and pour the mixture into the mould; have a cover to fit the mould, and pack this in ice and salt to stand for not less than 2 hours.
Eight eggs to 1 box of Eagle Brand condensed milk; beat the yolks and the milk together; flavor to suit the taste; beat the whites to a froth, and sweeten to the taste; beat all the above together, and put in water enough to fill a 1⁄2 gallon freezer.
Three ounces of isinglass, put it in 1 quart of water with vanilla suffcient to flavor it; boil it down to a pint, or sufficient to make a strong jelly; when done, strain it through a sieve; take the yolks of 3 eggs, and the white of 1; beat them well, and stir them in the jelly; while hot, sweeten to your taste, and put it to cool; then take 3 pints of cream, and beat it to a high froth, and let it drain on a sieve; when the jelly is cold, stir in the froth; have the molds buttered, have a nice sponge cake, ready to cut, and lay it round so as to fit close; cut the same in narrow pieces, and lay in the bottom, so as not move them; then pour in the froth and put it on the ice to cool; 3 hours is sufficient to let it stand; when you take it out have a cloth dipped in hot water and wipe over your mold, so as to warm the latter; then turn the mold, bottom upwards on your dish, and take it off; be careful not to make it too warm, or the shape will be spoiled.
Beat the whites of 4 eggs to a stiff froth; boil 3 pints of milk down to a quart, and pour it on the eggs, stirring it very slowly; sweeten it to the taste; after this has cooled, grate a cocoanut in it, and set it to freeze.
Mix together 1 gill of rich milk and a wineglass of rose water, and 4 ounces of powdered white sugar; then add the yolks of 2 eggs well beaten; stir all into 1 quart of good, sweet cream; set it over hot coals; let it boil, stirring it all the time; then take it off, and when cool enough, pour it into a glass bowl; when cool, eat with it any sort of preserves.
Two eggs, 2 cups of milk, 11⁄2 cups of sugar, just short of 1 cup of flour, and 1 quart of cream; beat the eggs and 1 cup of sugar together; add the flour; boil the milk; pour boiling milk into the mixture and stir over the fire until it is as thick as mush; put the other cup of sugar dry into a pan and stir over the fire until it is melted; add this to the mush, and set it away to cool; when cold, strain into the cream and freeze.
Two pints of milk, 8 ounces of cream, 12 ounces of sugar, 4 grains of vanilla, beat it wit a little sugar in a marble mortar till it becomes powdered; put it in a stewpan or skillet with the milk, cream and sugar; let them boil until the whole is sufficiently thick; then strain it through a cloth, and pour it into a bowl to cool.
Have 6 yolks of eggs, and 3⁄4 lb. of sugar well strained together as for cake; roll out 1⁄4 lb. of chocolate, pour a teacupful of boiling water on it, a little at a time, until it is well mixed; boil 1 quart of cream and milk together; when it boils, mix it with the chocolate, a little at a time; then put it on the fire, and when it boils, pour it on the eggs, mixing it all the time; put it again on the fire, and stir it until it becomes thick; it must not boil; when cold, freeze it.
Three lbs. of strawberries, 8 ounces of red currants, 1 pint of water; crush the strawberries and currants in a sieve and let the juice run into a deep dish or bowl; pour the water over the strawberries remaining in the sieve, melt the sugar in a little water over the fire, and add to the juice, and pour it into the mould; the taste must be the guide for the quantity of sugar.
Boil 1 pint of milk, well sweetened, and moisten a dessert spoonful of flour with a little of the hot milk; put the milk on the fire and stir with a wooden spoon; pour in the juice of crushed strawberries till the cream becomes a pretty color; strain the whole through a sieve.
Pare and cut finely 1⁄2 peck of very ripe peaches; stir in well 2 lbs. of the best white sugar, let it stand for 2 or 3 hours; then stir them well together, and put into a preserving kettle to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring all the time to prevent scorching; then pour them into a pan, and when quite cold, add 1 quart of cream and 1 quart of milk; stir them together, and put instantly in the freezer to prevent curdling. This is delicious.
Take 1⁄2 ounce of “Carrigean Moss” (the white), put it into 1 quart of new milk; reduce it, by simmering, to 1 pint; flavor it with a few drops of essence of bitter almonds; add 1 glass of white wine; sweeten it to the taste; pour it into a mould, until cold and firm; serve in a glass dish.
Infuse 1⁄4 lb. of ground Mocha coffee in a glass of boiling water; when the coffee is precipitated, pour it off clear; boil 1⁄4 lb. sugar to a rich syrup; pour the coffee to it; then set it on a slow fire, that the sugar may dissolve gently, and when it is perfectly melted, stir in gently the yolks of 8 eggs, 4 glasses of boiling milk, and 6 ounces of sugar; after which, put it on a moderate fire, stirring with a wooden spoon; when it begins to simmer, pass it through a fine sieve, and let it stand till lukewarm; then mix into it 1 ounce of clarified isinglass, and finish it by dissolving the isinglass; pour into moulds to cool.
Boil 2 ounces of French isinglass in 3 pints of water, 20 minutes; strain this into 1 pint of good cream; and let it simmer 5 minutes; add 1 glass of pure peach water; sweeten, and strain through a sieve into a mould.
Twelve large apples, quartered, cored, and boiled in as little water as possible, and pass through a sieve; when cold, add 2 whites of eggs beaten; sweeten to the taste; beat all up with a spoon till quite stiff; have made previously a soft custard, with the 2 yolks; flavor and sweeten slightly.
Strain the juice of 6 or 8 oranges, sweetened to taste; dissolve 1⁄2 box of gelatine; put the orange juice to it, and allow it to jelly slightly; beat the whites of 2 or 3 eggs to a froth, and mix all well together; fill moulds, and set on ice.
To the whites of 6 eggs put 4 tablespoonfuls of nicely stewed, seasoned apples, rich with sugar, seasoned with rose water, lemon, or nutmeg; beat till quite light; season with milk, which is prepared like boiled custard, with the apple; pour it in a dish, and put the island on it.
Put a teacupful of the best rice into 1⁄2 pint of cold water; let it stand until the rice cracks, and looks perfectly white; then add 1 pint of new milk, and 1 tablespoonful of white sugar; stir it, and let it gently simmer until all the milk is absorbed, stirring frequently; then pour it into a mould to cool; eaten with preserves it is very nice; the rice may be flavored with vanilla, and eaten with cream.
Put on 1 quart of milk, with as much vanilla as will highly flavor it, the yolks of 8 eggs, beaten with a small tablespoonful of flour; mix these together as for boiled custard; put 3 ounces of white sugar into a clean frying pan; let it boil up clear; as soon as it is brown, add a little of the custard to prevent the sugar from getting in lumps; pour the whole into the custard, and sweeten it to the taste.
The juice of 6 lemons to 2 quarts of water; steep the rinds for some time in water and strain it; then add 2 lbs. of white sugar and the whites of 24 eggs; beat until they will adhere to the bowl; the freezer must be kept in motion until the cream be of the consistency of snow.
To 1 quart of milk add 1⁄2 an ounce of moss; boil it till thick; strain it, and pour it into moulds; flavor it with anything you prefer.
Set 1 quart of cream on the fire, and when it boils, stir in very slowly 6 tablespoonfuls of white wine, taking care that the cream does not curdle; then season with nutmeg and orange flower water, and sweeten to the taste; let it stand until it is cold.
To 1 lb. of sugar, put 2 wineglasses of water, set it on the fire and let it simmer; have 6 eggs beaten to a froth; add the syrup to the eggs after it has cooled a little; beat it 1 hour, and then use it.
One and one-half lbs. of loaf sugar, boiled in 1⁄2 pint of water until it ropes; beat the whites of 7 eggs to a stiff froth; put the syrup on to boil, and stir it until it is milk-warm; then put in the eggs, and beat the whole 1 hour.
Make your custard, allowing 5 eggs to a quart of milk, and much more sugar than for ordinary custard; flavor with whatever essence may be preferred, and freeze.
To 3 lbs. of sugar allow the white of 1 egg, and 11⁄2 pints of water; break the sugar into small lumps, put it into a saucepan, and pour the water over it; let it stand some time before it is put on the fire; then add the beaten white of the egg, stir it until the sugar is entirely dissolved, and when it boils up, pour in a pint of cold water; let it boil up a second time, then take it off the fire; let it settle for 15 minutes, remove the scum, put it on the fire again, and boil it till thick enough.
One dozen large green apples boiled in as little water as possible, and passed through a fine hair sieve; when cold, sweeten to the taste; add the whites of 2 eggs well beaten, and then beat the whole with a spoon until it is quite stiff; when ready for table, grate nutmeg over it; it must be eaten with cream.
Three quarts of sweet milk, 1 quart of cream, yolks of 6 eggs, 1⁄2 teacup of starch, 2 teacups of powdered sugar; put the milk in a porcelain or granite vessel to boil; beat the eggs and sugar till very light and free of lumps; dissolve the starch in a little cold milk and add to the sugar and eggs; when the milk boils, pour it slowly into the sugar, eggs and starch, beating all the time; wash the vessel in hot water, slightly butter with the fingers, and return to the fire to thicken; stir constantly till thick, and set away to cool; when ready to freeze, add the cream whipped, and flavor to taste with vanilla.
Take 1 quart of new cream, boil it with 1⁄2 nutmeg grated, a blade of mace, a bit of lemon peel, and sweeten to the taste; then blanch 1⁄4 lb. of almonds; beat them very fine with a spoonful of rose or orange flower water; take the whites of 9 eggs well beaten and strain them to the almonds; beat them together; rub them very well through a coarse hair sieve; mix all together with the cream and set on the fire; stir it one way all the time till it boils; pour it into cups or dishes, and when cold serve it up.
Take the juice of 4 oranges, and the rinds of 2, grated, the yolks of 8 eggs; mix it well together and stir it over a chafing dish of coals; add 1⁄2 a pint of cream, and stir it all one way. Excellent.
Bruise currants that are quite ripe in boiled cream; put in some cinnamon, finely beaten; sweeten to the taste; then strain it through a sieve.
Milk thickened with the flour of rice, and seasoned with rose water; then put into cups.
One ounce of isinglass to 1 pint of water; boil it till dissolved; beat up the yolks of 8 eggs, the juice of 2 large lemons, and the rind of 1, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar; add all these to the isinglass, stirring it over the fire till it boils; add to it 1 quart of good Maderia wine; strain it through a sieve; keep stirring it till nearly cold, and then pour it into moulds. In serving it for table, you will find preserves quite an improvement.
Put in the dish you intend sending to table, 3 spoonfuls of the lemon juice with a little of the peel grated, to apricot jam; boil together 1 pint of cream, 1⁄2 ounce of isinglass, and some sugar; when nearly cold, pour it on the sweetmeat. A few macaroons at the bottom of the dish is an improvement; to be made a few hours before using.
Three ounces of isinglass dissolved in 1 pint of water, the juice of 12 large oranges and 3 lemons, well pressed; boil 3 lbs. of sugar in 1 pint of water to a syrup; strain the juice and isinglass into the boiling syrup, and stir it a little while; when nearly cold, to be poured into moulds.
Half pint of milk, 6 eggs, 6 ounces of sugar; flavor with vanilla, or any other essence; beat till very light, and let it simmer on the fire without boiling for 15 minutes; when it becomes tepid, mix in 1⁄2 pint of whipped cream; pour it into a mould, and surround it with ice; whip up some cream and pour it into the dish after the form is turned out.
One pint of cream, 1⁄4 lb. of almonds, blanched and pounded fine, with 2 tablespoonfuls of rose water; sweeten to the taste; beat up the yolks of 4 eggs; strain all the ingredients together over the fire until the mixture is thick; then pour it into cups.
Add to 1 pint of rich cream 4 teaspoonfuls of white wine; sweeten it with pounded loaf sugar; whisk it well and as the froth rises, lay it upon a sieve placed over a deep dish; as it drains, pour the cream into the pan in which it is whisked, till it is done.
One nut grated into 1 pint of milk and 3 eggs; sugar to the taste, butter the size of a walnut, the rind of 1 lemon, and a little nutmeg.
Boil 3 pints of rich milk with vanilla, and let it cool; beat the yolks of 14 eggs and the whites of 4; sweeten the milk and eggs; fill the custard cups and set them in a Dutch oven, with as much water as will reach nearly to the tops of the cups; put over the fire and make the water boil, until you perceive a scum forming on the top of the custards; put them in the stove, brown them quickly, and take them out of the water.
Make 1 quart of milk lukewarm, add 3 tablespoonfuls of rennet wine; after having seasoned the milk to the taste, set it by a short time, when it will be fit for use.
Three pints of cream, 15 eggs, 1⁄2 lb. of blanched almonds, sugar, salt and mace, or rose water, to the taste.
One pint of cream, 3 gills of white wine, the juice and peel of 1 lemon, the whites of 6 or 8 eggs, sugar to the taste; whisk it well, and put in on a sieve to drain.
Fill a dish with apple compote; then whip the whites of 8 eggs to a stiff froth; sprinkle in the eggs 1 teacup of sugar, working them well together; spread this over the apple; next beat some white of eggs without sugar, and pile it high in pyramidical form, and brown it of a light fawn color.
Scald as many apples as will make, when pulped, a thick layer at the bottom of a dish; mix the rind of 1⁄2 a lemon, grated fine, and as much sugar as will sweeten to the taste; mix 1⁄2 pint of milk, the same of sweet cream, and the yolk of 1 egg; scald it over the fire, and stir it all the time; do not let it boil; add a little sugar, if required, and let it stand to cool; lay over it the apples with a spoon, and then put on a whip made the day before, as for other Trifles.
Boil the fruit in a sufficient quantity of water to cover it; strain the pulp through a very coarse sieve; to each lb. add 4 ounces of sugar; boil it till it begins to candy on the sides, then pour it into tin moulds; other kinds of plums may be treated in the same way; also cherries, and other kinds of fruit.
Dissolve 11⁄2 ounces of isinglass; add 2 lemons and as much noyeau as pleasant to the taste; add enough cream to fill the mould, and whisk it well.
Whip 2 ounces of isinglass, pour a pint of boiling water over it to dissolve it; next day, break it up, add to it some bitter and sweet almonds blanched, beat them with rose water and sugar; put it on the fire and let it boil up 5 or 6 times; then take it off and strain it through a muslin bag; put 21⁄2 quarts of cream, or a mixture of cream and milk, on the fire to simmer; stir in the isinglass which has been prepared, let them simmer together for a short time; then take it off, pour into a pitcher, and when it is sufficiently cool, fill the moulds with it; you will find it particularly nice to use sweet almonds coarsely, and after blanc mange is put into the moulds, throw them over the top, or mix the almonds (if you you prefer doing so) with the blanc mange before it is poured into the moulds, but it will be necessary to stir it all the time, to prevent the almonds from settling.
Mix together in a deep bowl or tin pail, 1 pint of rich cream, 1⁄8 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla; put this mixture in a pan of ice water, and whip to a stiff froth; stir it down, and whip again; then skim the froth into a deep dish; when all the cream has been whipped to a froth, fill paper cases with it, and place these in a tin box (or a freezer will do), that is nearly buried in ice and salt, 2 quarts of salt to 6 of ice, and is wholly covered after the cases are put in; let them remain 2 hours; make 1 pint of strawberry sherbet; put a thin layer of it on each, and return to the freezer for 1⁄2 hour longer, and serve. Easily made.
One pint of cream whipped to a froth, 11⁄2 dozen macaroons, 3 eggs, 1⁄2 cupful water, 2⁄3 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract; boil the sugar and water together for 1⁄2 hour; beat the eggs well, and stir into the boiling syrup; place the saucepan containing the mixture in another of boiling water, and beat for 8 minutes; take it from the fire; place the saucepan in a pan of cold water, and beat the mixture until it is cold; then add the flavor and whipped cream; stir well and fill paper cases; have the macaroons browned, and rolled fine; put a layer of the crumbs on the cream in the cases, and freeze as directed in the other recipe.
One cup of sweet milk, 1 of sour, 1 of sugar, 1 lemon, the yellows of 4 eggs, a little salt; put all the milk into a double boiler, and cook until it curds; then strain, and rub the curd through a sieve; beat the sugar and eggs together, and add the rind and juice of the lemon and the curd; line little paté pans with a puff paste rolled thin; put a spoonful of the mixture in each, and bake 15 or 20 minutes in a moderate oven. Nice for lunches, suppers, or dessert.
One-half cupful of grated chocolate, 1 cup of water, boiled together, then 1 cupful of sweet milk, and let it boil again, add 1 heaping tablespoonful of cornstarch, dissolved in a little milk; sweeten to the taste, and flavor with vanilla.
Twelve eggs, 3 quarts of milk; beat the eggs separately, and very light; sweeten to the taste, stirring the sugar into the yolks; then stir in the milk, and lastly the whites; flavor to the taste, and freeze.
Warm 1⁄2 gallon of new milk, and stir into it a tablespoonful of wine, in which prepared rennet has been steeped for a week; before the milk is heated, sweeten to the taste, and while warm, stir the wine round several times in the bowl in which it is to be served; then let it stand for 3 hours on ice, if the weather is very warm; season a pint of cream with wine, sugar and nutmeg, so as to make a rich syllabub; this is used with the slip.
Put 3 or 4 tablespoonfuls of stiff raspberry jelly into a large bowl; in another bowl froth the cream, having seasoned it with sugar and wine, as you would for a Trifle; skim the froth as it rises and add it to the jelly, which must be beaten and stirred until you add frothed cream enough to make it of a handsome color, and not too sweet to the taste.
To 1 dessertspoonful of arrowroot add as much cold water as will make it into a soft paste; then pour on 1⁄2 pint of boiling water; stir it briskly for a few minutes, when it will become a clean, smooth jelly; sweeten to the taste, and season with port or sherry wine.
The peel of 3 sweet oranges in 3 pints of cold water, to be boiled down to 1 quart, 1⁄2 lb. of loaf sugar added, and boiled together. Very nice.
Dissolve 1⁄2 ounce of isinglass in a cup of sweet milk; have ready a pint of rich cream, into which stir powdered loaf sugar, until it is very sweet, as the freezing destroys the taste; flavor with vanilla, rose or any other essence; beat up the whites of 7 eggs very light; stir the dissolved isinglass into the bowl of cream, after it is sweetened and flavored; then set the bowl into a tub of ice, and stir until it thickens; then add last the whites of eggs; put the mixture into a mould lined with sponge cake, and place the mould on ice; the cake can be joined with a little isinglass to make it stick; the charlotte may be made in the morning for a late dinner, or in winter over night; turn the mould after cutting it round, and the charlotte will come out.
Put 3 quarts of cream into 2 bowls; sweeten one sweet enough for the two; add the juice of 2 lemons, and 3 glasses of white wine; then add the other quart of cream, and stir the whole very hard; boil 11⁄2 ounces of isinglass with 4 small teacupfuls of hot water, till reduced to 1⁄2; then strain the isinglass, lukewarm, into the other ingredients, and put it into moulds.
Dissolve 1 ounce of isinglass in a quart of water; let it boil down to 1 pint; add to this the yolks of 8 eggs, well beaten and seasoned highly with wine and sugar to the taste; put it in a shape, and turn it out when cold.
Pare off the rinds of 4 large lemons, and put it in the bottom of a deep dish; press the juice into a bowl containing 1 pint of wine and 1⁄2 lb. loaf sugar; then, by degrees, mix in 1 quart of cream; pour the whole into the dish with the lemon peel, and let the mixture remain untouched 3 hours; then beat it with rods to a stiff froth (first taking out the peel), and having put in each of the glasses a tablespoonful of preserved fruit; heap upon it the syllabub so as to stand high on the top of the glass.
Pare the rind very thin from 4 fresh lemons; squeeze the juice and strain it; pour them both into 1 quart of water; sweeten to your taste; add the whites of 6 eggs beaten to a froth; put it on the fire, and keep stirring it until it thickens, but do not let it boil; pour it into a bowl; when cold, strain it through a sieve; put it on the fire again, and add the yolks of the eggs; stir until quite thick; when cold, serve up in small glasses, and on each glass lay a nice macaroon.
Melt six ounces of scraped chocolate and 4 ounces of white sugar, in 1 pint of boiling milk; stir in 1 ounce of dissolved isinglass; when the whole has boiled, pour it into a mould.
Put 2 pints of cream into 2 bowls; with 1 bowl mix 6 ounces of powdered loaf sugar, the juice of two large lemons, 20 and 2 glasses of white wine; then add the other pint of cream, and stir the whole very hard; boil 2 ounces of isinglass with four small teacupfuls of water, till it is reduced to 1⁄2; then stir the isinglass, lukewarm, into the other ingredients, and put them into a glass dish to congeal.
Eight eggs, the yolks only, 8 ounces of granulated sugar, 1 pint of sweet milk, 3 pints of double sweet cream, 1⁄2 vanilla bean, or 1 tablespoonful of Burnett’s extract; break in a bowl the yolks of the eggs; stir in them the 8 ounces of sugar until they bubble (do not beat); put the milk to boil in a bain Marie; when it comes to a boil, stir in the eggs and sugar; do not let it boil after you put the eggs in, only simmer to let it thicken well; now strain this custard through a piece of Swiss muslin, and set aside to get cold; have 3 pints of sweet cream packed in ice and salt to get very cold; now whip it well, until it is quite thick; gradually whip the cream into the cold custard; (if vanilla bean is used, boil in the milk; if the extract, stir in the custard when cold); now freeze this until it is quite stiff, and then put in moulds and pack in ice; if you wish, you can add crystalized fruit, cut into quarters, and after the cream is partly frozen, stir the fruit in, and pack in mould.
Stew nice apples; strain them; sweeten with white sugar; mix 4 whites of eggs; add the stewed apples and eggs beaten to a stiff froth; make a rich boiled custard; pour it into a glass dish, and drop on the custard the beaten apples and eggs.
Select 8 or 9 good sized apples; core them; put them into a pan and cover them with cold water; whilst they are cooking slowly, make a nice boiled custard of the yolks of 4 eggs and 1 quart of milk; set it aside to cool; when the apples are quite soft, lay them carefully on a sieve, and remove the skins; then put the pulp into a bowl, and whip to a stiff froth 4 whites of eggs and 3 large spoonfuls of pulverized sugar; then beat the apple pulp to a stiff froth, and add to it the whipped eggs (whites); beat them until they resemble snow; when done, pour the cold custard into a glass bowl and heap on the whipped snow; finish by sprinkling on colored nonpareils. This is a beautiful and very nice dessert.
Make the foundation of the nest of jelly, or blanc mange; rasp the skin of 3 lemons and preserve it; then lay it around and on the jelly like the straw; take out the contents of 4 eggs through a small hole, and fill the shells with blanc mange; when cold, break off the shells and lay the mange eggs in the nest.
Take the whites of eggs; beat them very light, and mix with them enough sifted sugar to make them very stiff; then drop them on white paper 1⁄2 the size you want them; let them remain in a slow oxen 20 minutes; 4 eggs will make a cake basket full.
Two pints of milk, 8 ounces of cream, 2 ounces of orange flower water, 8 ounces of sweet almonds, 4 ounces of bitter almonds; pound all in a marble mortar, pouring in, from time to time, a few drops of water; when thoroughly pounded, add the orange flower water and 1⁄2 the milk; pass this, tightly squeezed, through a cloth; boil the rest of the milk with the cream, and keep stirring it with a wooden spoon; as soon as it is thick enough, pour in the almond milk; give it 1 boiling, take it off, and let it cool in a bowl or pitcher, before pouring it into the mould for freezing.
Pare and cut into small pieces 2 dozen common sized peaches; cover them thickly with sugar, and let them stand 3 or 4 hours; beat them into a quart of cream, or a rich custard (if cream, sweeten it) before freezing it.
Take 2 or 3 very nice pineapples, pare and grate them into a bowl; put the grated pineapple on a sieve and let it drain well, pressing it down to get out every drop of juice; weaken it as much as you please with water, and make it very sweet, as all things, when frozen, have less sweetness.
Get 2 or 3 dozen ripe, soft, free-stone peaches, peel them and pass them through a cullender; add water sufficient to weaken it, and sweeten to the taste; freeze.
Make any quantity of rich lemonade (it is better made of limes); make it very sweet and freeze it.
Mix a quart of milk with 8 well beaten eggs; strain the mixture, and add to it 5 or 6 spoonfuls of beaten sugar, a pinch of salt, with a small piece of gelatine; pour the custard into a deep dish, grate nutmeg or lemon rind over the top; bake in a moderate oven; serve it cold.
Three ounces of French isinglass, dissolved in a very little cold water; put on a quart of new milk to boil; grate 1⁄2 cake of vanilla chocolate and stir in the milk; then let it simmer, and add the dissolved isinglass; let all simmer 5 minutes; then pour into a mould, and when cold and stiff, turn out and serve with cream.
One pint of cream, 1 quart of water, 1⁄4 lb. of powdered sugar, and the juice of 4 lemons; whisk it to a strong froth; take the froth off as it rises, with a skimmer, and lay it on a sieve to drain; continue doing so as long as you can obtain any; it must be made and kept in a cool place 4 or 5 hours before it is wanted.
Boil 1⁄2 lb. of loaf sugar in a pint of spring water till it becomes sugar again; then pound and core 2 lbs. of apples; put all together in a stewpan, grate in the pulp of a large lemon, and stew it till it becomes a stiff jelly; put it into a mould; it will turn out when cold; if the apples are flat, you may add a little lemon juice; a custard put in the dish is an improvement; if not stiff enough, add a little isinglass; some think it better to leave out 1⁄2 lb. of sugar and reduce the water.
Grate the peel of 2 or 3 lemons into a dish; squeeze the juice of 3 upon it; sweeten it well; dissolve 1⁄4 ounce of isinglass in a very little water, and strain it in a quart of cream, which you will boil; put it into a jug, and pour it as slowly as possible, that the mixture may froth; do not move the dish until the contents are quite cold; the cream should be poured in as hot as the safety of the dish will permit.
Put some thin slices of sponge cake in the bottom of a dish; pour in wine enough to soak it; beat up the whites of 3 eggs very hard; add to it 2 tablespoonfuls of finely powdered sugar, a glass of sweet wine, 1 pint of cream; beat well and pour over the cake.
Boil in 1⁄2 pint of sweet milk, until perfectly dissolved, 2 ounces of grated chocolate, 2 ounces of white sugar, 1⁄4 lb. of macaroons, which must be first broken into small pieces; in another 1⁄2 pint of milk, mix 4 ounces of blanched almonds finely pounded and very sweet, 1 dozen blanched bitter almonds, 4 ounces of pounded citron, and 4 ounces of white sugar; let this mixture also boil a few minutes; then set them both away to cool; cut a sponge cake into slices 1⁄2 an inch thick; wet them well with wine and spread them alternately with the chocolate and almond mixtures; put them one upon another, until the dish is filled; then pour a rich custard over them, and, when they are well soaked, cover the whole with a floating island, made with white of egg, whipped to a froth, and sweetened and flavored with fine sugar and raspberry or other jelly; instead of the custard and floating island, you may cover the cake thickly with icing, such as is used for pound cake; the polonaise must not be put into the oven that the icing may be dried, but should be prepared an hour or two before it is wanted that the icing may become glossy.
Break 5 eggs; beat the yolks with some cream and a large spoonful of finely powdered sugar; put into a saucepan 1 quart of thick cream, with a few bitter almonds, and set it on the fire; when it has once boiled, take out the almonds, and add the beaten eggs; stir all together, and keep it hot for some time, without allowing it to boil, observing to stir always the same way; when thick enough, pour it into cups for the table.
Take 5 large lemons; pare them as thin as possible, and steep the parings with the juice of the lemons in 20 spoonfuls of spring water; then strain into a silver saucepan through a jelly bag, and add. the whites well beaten of 6 eggs, and 10 ounces of loaf sugar; set the saucepan over a very slow fire, stirring all the time one way; skim it, and when scalding hot, pour it into glasses.
Take about 3 tablespoonfuls of some good preserve; rub it through a sieve with as much cream as will fill a quart mould; dissolve 3⁄4 ounce of isinglass in 1⁄2 pint of water; when almost cold, mix it well with the cream; put it into a mould; set it in a cool place, and turn out the next day.
Set the risen cream in a warm place, and as it rises skim it off; sweeten it and grate nutmeg over it.
Make some strong chocolate, allowing 1⁄4 lb. of the best, which is Baker’s prepared cocoa, to a quart of rich milk, first fixing the milk, and scrape the chocolate to a smooth paste; boil them together 1⁄4 hour; while warm, stir in 2 or 3 tablespoonfuls of loaf sugar; then set it away to cool; have ready 8 well beaten eggs, and stir them gradually into the chocolate; bake the mixture in cups, and serve them up with a chocolate macaroon laid on the top of each.
Boil in 1⁄2 pint of rich milk a handful of bitter almonds, blanched and broken up; when highly flavored, strain that milk and set aside; boil 1 quart of milk by itself, and when cold, stir in slowly 8 well beaten eggs, adding the flavored milk, and 1⁄2 pint of powdered sugar; stir the whole very hard at the last; bake it in cups, and when done and quite cold, put on the top of each a macaroon with 4 others placed around it.
Cut into 4 pieces 2 large, ripe pineapples; stand them up successively in a deep dish, and grate them from the rind; when all is grated, transfer it to a large glass bowl, and make it very sweet by mixing it with powdered loaf sugar; whip to a stiff froth a sufficiency of rich cream, adding to it some sugar, and heap it high upon the grated pineapple.
Take fine, large, ripe strawberries; hull, or stem them, and set them on ice till just before they are wanted; then put a large quantity of powdered sugar in a bowl with a layer of strawberries and sugar, until the bowl is full; then have ready a whipped cream, which must be placed on the top of the fruit.
Dissolve 11⁄2 ounces of isinglass; add 2 lemons and as much noyeau as is pleasant to taste, and sufficient cream to fill the mould, and whisk it well.
Two ounces of isinglass, 3 quarts of water, 11⁄4 lbs. of powdered sugar, 4 lemons, 1 pint of good wine, 3 eggs, mace to the taste.
Six large, smooth potatoes, 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoonful of butter, whites of 4 eggs, salt and pepper to taste; wash the potatoes very clean and bake them; then cut lengthwise, scrape out the insides carefully, so as not to break the skins; mash smoothly, adding the boiling milk, butter, seasoning and 1⁄2 the beaten whites of the eggs; put into potato skins, place in a pan; cover with remainder of whites, and bake a light brown.
Two cocoanuts, 3⁄4 lb. of best white sugar and 2 quarts of water; after taking the milk from the nuts, break and take off the dark rind; grate the white meat, and pour over it 2 quarts of water; let it stand awhile; strain through a strong piece of muslin, or use a fruit press, so that you abstract all the richness; then add the milk taken from the nuts, and the sugar; it is then ready for the freezer.
One quart of milk, 6 eggs, 1⁄2 lb. sugar, 1⁄4 lb. of butter, and 1 large cocoanut grated; put this, with the butter and sugar, over the fire; melt and cream together; next add the eggs, well beaten, then the milk; eat cold.
Soak 1⁄4 lb. each of macaroons, ratifees, sponge cake, and sugar, in a light custard made with 1⁄2 pint of milk and 1 or 2 eggs; when ready to freeze, add 1 lb. of fruit cut small (dried cherries, angelica and raisins); place in freezer; stir until partially congealed; then add a pint of whipped cream, and freeze hard. Observe the same proportions for custard and other ingredients, when increasing the quantity.
Lay a nice puff paste on plate, then an inch of nice preserve or jam; then mix, like pound cake, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, beaten to cream, 1⁄2 lb. of well boiled potatoes, pressed through a sieve; 1⁄2 ditto of sugar, 1⁄2 ounce each of sweet and bitter almonds, both blanched and pounded; when beaten well together, add 5 eggs well frothed, 1 tablespoon of brandy; pour over the layer of preserves and bake; 1⁄4 lb. of ground rice may be substituted for potatoes.
Boil until tender, 1 orange or lemon, with 1⁄2 lb. of apples; beat until they can be passed through a wire sieve; then add the yolks of 8 eggs, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 1⁄4 lb. of butter; mix all well; fill the dish; put nice puff paste on the rim, and bake 1⁄2 hour.
Six ounces of suet, 6 ounces of bread crumbs, 6 ounces of sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of figs chopped, 3 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 nutmeg, 1⁄2 glass brandy, 1 teaspoonful of yeast powder; steam 3 hours, and serve with a wine sauce.
Thicken 1 pint of milk with 2 tablespoonfuls of flour; boil and let it stand till cold; add 4 or 6 eggs, a piece of butter, 1 ounce of almonds (half bitter), a little lemon peel, the juice of 1 lemon and 1⁄4 lb. of loaf sugar; bake in cups.
One and a half lbs. of raisins, 1⁄2 lb. of currants, 3⁄4 lbs. of bread crumbs, 1⁄2 lb. of flour, 3⁄4 lb. of beef suet, 1⁄2 lb. of citron and orange peel, 1⁄2 nutmeg, 9 eggs, 1 wineglass of brandy, a little ground ginger; chop the suet as fine as possible, and mix it with the bread crumbs and flour; add the currants, washed and dried; the citron and orange peel cut in thin slices, and the raisins stoned and divided; mix all together with the grated nutmeg and ginger; then stir in the 9 eggs well beaten, and the brandy, and again mix, so that all the ingredients may be moistened; put it into a buttered mould or cloth; tie it tightly, and boil it for six hours.
Pare and core 8 or 10 apples; place in deep flat dish; 2 eggs, 11⁄2 cups of white sugar, 1 tablespoon of butter, 4 cups of milk, 2 cups of flour; mix well; 1 teaspoon yeast powder last; (scald apples with 1⁄2 cup of sugar); pour over the apples above and bake.
Add to 7 ounces of good grated cheese, 2 ounces of flour, the yolks of 3 eggs, well beaten, and a little salt and pepper, all of which mix together in a pan; add 1⁄2 pint of milk; place this mixture on the fire, taking care not to let it burn, and when it has been cooking for a short time, add a little more milk and a large tablespoonful of butter; take it from the fire and allow it to cool; beat up the whites of 6 eggs, very stiff, and add it gradually to the rest; when the whole is well mixed together, put it in a dish or deep plate, and place it in a cooking stove moderately heated; as soon as the mixture has risen well, and is of a good color, serve it, and you will find it very nice-particularly for a Friday dish.
One half package of Coxe’s gelatine; pour over it 1 cup of cold water, and add 11⁄2 cups of sugar; when soft, add 1 cup of boiling water, juice of 1 lemon and the whites of 4 well beaten eggs; beat all together until very light; put in glass dish, and pour over it custard made as follows: 1 pint of milk, yolks of 4 eggs and grated rind of 1 lemon; boil.
Dissolve 1⁄2 box of gelatine in 1 pint of boiling water; add 2 cupfuls of sugar and the juice of 2 lemons; after this has become cool (not cold), break into it the whites of 3 eggs; beat all to a stiff froth; pour into moulds and when ready for use, turn out, pouring over the following custard: make a soft custard with 3 eggs added to the yolks of the other eggs and a quart of milk.
Take 1 lb. of best white sugar, 8 eggs, 8 ounces of butter, a soup plate of cornmeal mush, and the juice and rind of 2 lemons; mix all well together till very light, and bake in a moderate oven. This is a delightful pudding, with or without paste.
Twelve eggs, all the whites taken out, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 5 ounces of butter, well creamed, the grating of 2 lemons and juice of 1; bake it in a thin paste.
A loaf of French bread sliced, 1⁄2 pint of milk poured over it; the other 1⁄2 pint mix with 4 well beaten eggs; add sugar and cinnamon to the taste; dip each slice of bread in the mixture, and fry it in lard or butter; serve it with a sauce of sugar, wine and nutmeg.
Peel and cut in slices 4 apples; put a paste in the bottom of the dish; lay a covering of apples and sugar; put a boiled custard over the top, and bake it.
Six eggs, 8 tablespoonfuls of sifted flour, 1 quart of milk, 1 saltspoon of salt; stir the flour gradually into the milk, carefully dissolving all the lumps; beat the eggs very light and add them by degrees to the milk and flour; then pour the batter over a dish of pippins, pared, cored and sweetened, mixing all well together; bake it and eat it with a rich sauce, made of the yolk of 1 egg, butter, sugar and a little wine.
Throw into a pint of new milk, the thin rind of 1 lemon, 6 or 8 bitter almonds and a pinch of salt; keep it at the boiling point till strongly flavored; add 3⁄4 of an ounce of isinglass; when dissolved strain the milk; sugar to the taste; put it in a mould, and when cold, eat it with a rich sauce of cream, wine and sugar.
Mix 2 ounces of butter, 4 eggs, 1⁄2 ounce of sugar and lemon peel well together; add 6 ounces of grated potatoes; 1⁄8 lb. of raisins, and bake it in a form or mould by 2 degrees of heat for half an hour; serve it with or without snow (the white of eggs beaten to froth is what is meant by snow); instead of the raisins, you may mix in it 2 ounces of almonds, among which are 4 bitter ones.
To 1 pint of milk add 6 eggs, well beaten, 6 spoonfuls of flour, 1⁄2 spoonful of butter, 1⁄2 nutmeg, and 1 teaspoonful of salt; pour it into a well greased pan, and bake for 1⁄2 hour; to be eaten with wine, sugar and butter sauce.
Four tablespoonfuls of soft boiled rice, 1⁄4 lb. of butter, 1 quart of milk, 8 eggs; scald the milk; add a few sticks of cinnamon, and while warm, stir into it the rice, butter, and eggs, which must be first beaten; sweeten to the taste, and bake in a dish.
Blanch 1⁄2 lb. of almonds, beat them smooth in a mortar; 1 spoonful of rose water, 1 spoonful of cream or milk thickened with 1 large spoonful of pounded biscuit, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, 7 eggs, and 1 nutmeg; bake it carefully in a moderate oven.
Six eggs, 6 apples chopped fine, 6 ounces of suet, 6 ounces of pounded cracker, 6 ounces of currants, 6 ounces of white sugar, a little salt and nutmeg; boil it 3 hours; serve it with wine, sugar and butter sauce.
Cut the bread in thin slices, butter them and put a layer into a well buttered dish; strew citron and raisins, or sweetmeats, over it; then another layer of bread and fruit, and so on until the dish is filled; beat 6 eggs with 1 pint of milk, a little salt, nutmeg, and a spoonful of rose water; sweeten to the taste, and pour it over the bread; let it soak 1 or 2 hours before baking; bake 1⁄2 hour.
Mix 21⁄2 large spoonfuls of rice in a little cold milk; stir it into 1 quart of boiling milk; let it boil 15 minutes, stirring it constantly; when cold, add 5 eggs, a little lemon, sugar to the taste, and bake it 1 hour; put a paste, or not, as you prefer, on the dish.
A loaf of French bread sliced, 1⁄2 pint of milk poured over it; take another 1⁄2 pint of milk and mix with 4 well beaten eggs, sugar and cinnamon to the taste; dip the slices in the mixture, and fry in butter or lard.
Butter a mould, and place a layer of sponge cake all around it, then citron, raisins, currants, and any spice you like; then add more cake and more fruit until the mould is filled; boil 1 quart of milk, and pour it hot on 8 well beaten eggs; then pour all into the mould; tie it in a cloth, boil it 2 hours, and serve it with cold sauce of butter and sugar, creamed well together. Delicious.
Blanch and pound 4 ounces of almonds with a spoonful of rose water; add 4 ounces of sugar pounded, a spoonful of cream, the whites of 2 eggs well beaten; mix all as quick as possible, and bake it in a warm oven 20 minutes.
A layer of quinces, citron and peaches, 1⁄2 lb. of butter creamed with a spoonful of flour, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, the yolks of 10 eggs; bake about 1⁄2 hour; preserved lemon peel is an improvement.
To 1 large cocoanut add 1⁄4 lb. of butter, the whites of 6 eggs, nutmeg and sugar to the taste; to be baked in a rich paste.
Boil 1 lb. of sweet potatoes very tender, and press them while hot through a grater (the finer the better); to this add 6 eggs well beaten, 3⁄4 lb. of fine sugar, 3⁄4 lb. of butter, some grated nutmeg and lemon rind, a wineglass of old brandy; put a paste in the dish, and when the pudding is done, sprinkle the top with white sugar finely pulverized.
Boil 1 quart of milk and make it into a thin batter with arrowroot; add 6 eggs, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, the same of sugar, 1⁄2 a nutmeg and a little grated lemon peel; put a nice paste in the dish, and bake it nicely; when done, sift sugar over it, and stick slips of citron all over the top.
Eight ounces of mush, 6 ounces of butter, 6 ounces of sugar, the yolks of 6 eggs and 1 white; mix the butter in the mush while it is warm; beat the eggs very light, mix the sugar with them, and add them to the mush when cool; season with nutmeg and mace to the taste, also a little wine.
To 1 lb. of grated sponge cake, add the whites of 8 eggs and the yolks of 2, 1⁄2 lb. of butter; beat very light and boil it for 2 hours in a mould.
To a dish that will hold 21⁄2 pints, put 4 tablespoonfuls of marmalade; add 2 or 3 grated biscuits, or the same quantity of crumbled stale bread, 3 even tablespoonfuls of butter, 3 eggs beaten very light, 1 pint of milk; add some lemon chips and bake it. Delicious.
Wash over night 1 teacup of the best lump tapioca, and let it remain in milk to soak all night; the next morning boil 1 pint of new milk and stir in the soaked tapioca; add 1 large spoonful of butter and a little salt, 2 large spoonfuls of sugar, 1 wineglass of rose water, a little grated nutmeg beat 4 eggs very light and stir in; mix all well together and bake in a dish half an hour; sago is very nice prepared in the same way.
Take 11⁄2 lbs. of well mashed potatoes; while they are warm, put in 3⁄4 lb. of butter; beat 6 eggs with 3⁄4 lb. of sugar rolled fine; mix all well together; put in 1 glass of brandy, with nutmeg, mace, or lemon; bake it in a nice paste.
Take 6 quinces, pare them, cut them in quarters, and stew them with it little water and lemon peel; let them cook gently till soft; then rub them through a sieve; mix with sugar till very sweet; add 4 eggs, 1 pint of cream, mace and nutmeg; bake it in paste.
Put on a pint of new milk to scald; while this is heating, stir 3 large spoonfuls of rice flour into a cup of milk; when quite smooth, stir it into the boiling milk, add a little salt and a large spoonful of butter, the rind of 1 lemon, a little nutmeg, and 1 wineglass of brandy; beat all well together, add 3 large spoonfuls of good brown sugar; beat 5 eggs very light and stir in; butter a dish and pour it in; bake it as long as custard.
Grate 1⁄2 lb. of pippins; stir to a cream 1⁄4 lb. of sugar and 1⁄4 lb. of butter, and add the apples; grate the rind of a fresh lemon, whip very light 5 eggs, and beat all well together; bake it in puff paste 1⁄2 hour.
Butter and slice very thin 1 lb. loaf of stale bread; butter very well a large sized tin pudding dish or pan that projects out at the top, and stick raisins or almonds in the bottom and sides of the pan gracefully; then put a layer of bread; lay over it a layer of currants, raisins, sugar, and blanched almonds, well cut up, nutmeg and grated lemon peel; then lay on a layer of bread, raisins, currants, etc., in alternate layers, until you have put all in the pan; then pour over it the following batter: 4 eggs, well beaten, 3⁄4 quart of sweet cream, or milk, a small glass of good brandy, 1⁄2 glass of lemon juice, butter and a little more sugar; tie a strong double paper over the pan and place it in a boiling kettle of water, being careful that the water does not reach to the top of the pan; let it boil for 11⁄2 hours; then turn it out on a deep dessert plate or dish; pour over it boiled custard, seasoned with white wine; stick a few whole blanched almonds and serve it up for table; it is ornamental on a supper table, cold, and eaten with sweet wine.
Take 1 pint of molasses, 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1 lb. of good brown sugar, 2 tablespoonfuls of ground ginger, and 1 gill of cream; beat these well together with a spoon; then add as much sifted flour as will make it stiff enough to bake; when done, serve it up with cold sauce of sugar and butter creamed together.
Beat 8 eggs well; put them in a stewpan with 1⁄2 lb. of white sugar pounded fine, the same quantity of butter, a little nutmeg; set it on the fire, stirring it till it thickens; then put it in a basin to cool; put a rich puff paste around the edges of the dish; pour in the pudding and bake it in a moderate oven; it will cut light and clear, when you may add candied orange and citron.
One large orange of a deep color and smooth, thin rind, 1 lime, 1⁄4 lb. of powdered loaf sugar, 1⁄4 lb. of fresh butter, 8 eggs, 1⁄2 glass of mixed wine and brandy, 1 teaspoonful of rose water; have ready a sheet of puff paste made of 5 ounces of sifted flour and 1⁄4 lb. of fresh butter; lay the paste in a buttered dish; trim and notch the edges, and then put in the mixture; bake it 1⁄2 hour in a moderate oven; grate loaf sugar over it before you send it to table. Excellent.
One pint of stewed gooseberries, with all the juice made very sweet; then add 1⁄4 lb. of white sugar, 2 lbs. of fresh butter, 2 lbs. of grated bread, 3 eggs.
Take 1⁄2 lb. of stewed pumpkin, 3 eggs, 1⁄4 lb. of fresh butter, or 1 pint of cream, 1⁄4 lb. of powdered white sugar, 1⁄2 glass of wine and brandy, mixed, a teaspoonful of mixed spice (mace and nutmeg), or, if you prefer it, add a little cinnamon; put a nice paste in the dish, pour the mixture in; bake it 1⁄2 hour in a moderate oven; grate sugar over it when cool.
A pint of stewed apples, which must be done in as little water as possible, and not long enough for the pieces to break and lose their shape; when cold, mix them with 1⁄2 pint of cream, or 2 ounces of butter, 1⁄4 lb. of powdered sugar, 1 grated nutmeg, 1 tablespoonful of rose water, 1 teaspoonful of grated lemon peel.
One quart of rich milk, boil it and let stand till almost cold; beat 4 eggs for 3⁄4 hour with 11⁄2 spoonfuls of flour; then mix the milk and sugar with it; tie it up in a close cloth, well floured, and boil it 1 hour; a sauce made of 1⁄2 lb. of butter, 1 cup of sugar, with 1 wineglass of wine, the yolk of 1 egg, and a little nutmeg, is very nice with it.
Grate 1 large, or 2 small cocoanuts, the day before, that they may dry; take 1 lb. of sugar, 10 yolks and 3 whites of eggs, beat them very light; add a tablespoonful of butter to the sugar, and put the nut in just before it is baked; season with a little brandy or wine; bake it in puff paste.
One lb. of sugar, the yolks of 10 eggs, 1⁄2 pint of cream, 1⁄2 gill of brandy, the juice of 1 lemon, with the peel grated, 1⁄2 lb. of the cocoanut; bake it in a nice paste.
Make the paste, roll it out in square pieces; then take the preserves, and put them in with a knife (any kind of jam or marmalade); have each layer different; do this till you have a sufficient quantity; roll it round; then sprinkle the cloth with flour and put the pudding on to boil.
Pare and core 6 apples; fill up the cores with sugar and cinnamon; make a batter of 1 egg, a little flour, 1 teaspoonful of salt; pour around it and bake; serve hot with wine and sugar sauce.
One quart of flour, 1 pint of milk, 1 lb. of suet chopped fine, 1 lb. of brown sugar, 8 eggs, 1 lb. of stoned raisins, 1⁄2 lb. of currants, 1⁄2 lb. of citron; sauce of sugar and butter creamed together, with wine and nutmeg; boil it 6 hours.
Four soda crackers, soaked in 3 teacups of cold water, 2 lemons and 2 teacups of sugar.
Pare the yellow rinds of 2 fine oranges very thin; beat it extremely fine in a marble mortar; add to it 1⁄2 lb. of sugar. 1⁄2 lb. of butter, free of salt; beat the yolks of 16 eggs very light, and add to them the other ingredients, which you must mix and beat until they are all of a color; lay a puff paste with a double rim in a dish; pour in the pudding and bake it.
Blanch 1⁄2 lb. of best almonds; rub them in a mortar with rose water to prevent their oiling; (they must be rubbed together to a smooth paste); cream 1⁄2 lb. of good butter, 1⁄2 lb. of white sugar; when smooth and light, stir in the almonds, add 1 wineglass of wine and brandy mixed, 1 wineglass of rose water; beat separately the whites from the yolks of 7 eggs; first add the yolks, then the whites; beat all well together; line the dish with puff paste, and bake as long as a custard.
Five eggs, beaten with 2 cupfuls of sugar, well mixed together, a dinner plate full of peaches, peeled and cut up fine; add the peaches to the sugar and eggs, with 3 or 4 tablespoonfuls of milk, and as much flour, a pinch of salt, and a dessertspoon of butter; bake in a slow oven; eaten hot or cold.
Take a pint of hot milk, and stir in sifted indian meal till the batter is stiff; add a teaspoonful of salt and a little molasses; then stir in a pint of whortleberries or chopped sweet apple; tie in a cloth that has been wet, and leave room for it to swell, or put it in a pudding pan, and tie a cloth over; boil 3 hours; the water must boil when it is put in; you can use cranberries, and use sweet sauce.
Three lemons grated and the juice of 1, 3 cups of sugar, 7 soda crackers, soaked 1 hour in 3 cups of cold water; bake in a nice paste.
Steep 4 ounces of crumbs of bread, sliced, in 11⁄2 pints of cream, or grate the bread; then beat 1⁄2 lb. of blanched almonds very fine, till they become a paste, with 2 teaspoonfuls of orange flower water; beat up the yolks of 8 eggs and the whites of 4; mix all well together, put in 1⁄4 lb. of loaf sugar, and stir in 3 or 4 ounces of melted butter; put it over the fire, stirring it until it is thick; lay a sheet of paper at the bottom of a dish, and pour in the ingredients; bake 1⁄2 hour.
Six large, nice apples, stewed, and mashed through a sieve, 1⁄4 lb. of butter, 1⁄4 lb. of sugar, 6 eggs beaten very light, the juice and grated rind of 1 lemon; save out the whites of 3 eggs, beat them up with 3 tablespoonfuls of sifted sugar to a stiff froth; after the pudding is baked and nearly cold, lay the sugar and egg over the top, and set it in a cool oven for a few minutes, until it is crusted, but not browned. Excellent.
Three-fourths lb. of butter, 1 lb. of sugar, the yolks of 10 eggs and the whites of 5, 2 nutmegs; bake either with or without paste.
Make a rich boiled custard, and when cold, beat to a froth the whites of 2 eggs, and drop it in spoonfuls on the top of the custard; set it before the fire to brown the whites slightly.
One lb. of stoned raisins; currants nicely washed, suet finely minced, bread and apples grated, and brown sugar, 1⁄4 lb. of each; 4 well beaten eggs, a teaspoonful of pounded ginger, 1⁄2 teaspoonful of salt, 1⁄2 a nutmeg grated, a wineglass of brandy; mix all the ingredients well, and boil it in a cloth for 2 hours; serve with a sauce of melted butter, a glass of wine, and sugar to the taste.
Five cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of molasses, 1⁄2 cup butter, 1 teaspoonful of soda in 1⁄2 cup of sour milk, 3 eggs, 1 tablespoonful of ginger; to be eaten with sauce; but just as good cold, without the sauce.
One lb. of flour, 1 lb. of beef suet, 1 lb. of raisins, 1 lb. of currants, 4 eggs, 1 pint of milk, and spicing to the taste; tie it in a bag; allow no room for swelling and boil 4 hours.
Sweeten 11⁄2 pints of cream, and boil it with the peel of a small lemon; cut the crumbs of a small loaf of bread; put it in the cream; boil it for 8 minutes, stirring constantly; when thick, add 1⁄4 lb. of fresh butter beaten to a cream; 1 teaspoonful of grated nutmeg, and 4 well beaten eggs; beat all well together for some minutes; it may be baked or boiled. In boiling a pudding the water should boil quick when it is put in, and moved for a minute, to cause the ingredients to mix; when the pudding is done, a pan of cold water should be ready, and the pudding dipped into it, as soon as it comes out of the pot, which will prevent its adhering to the cloth in which it is boiled.
Four eggs well beaten with a tumbler of brown sugar, 1⁄4 lb. of melted butter, 1 quart of flour, 1 tumbler of milk with 1 teaspoonful of soda; mix all well together; pour into a pan, and bake in a quick oven; when done, serve it, with wine and sugar sauce.
Two ounces of almonds, blanched and pounded to a paste with a large spoonful of orange flower water, or rose water, to prevent oiling; put on a pint of new milk to boil; beat the yolks of 6 eggs with 1⁄4 lb. of crushed sugar, and when the milk boils, stir in the eggs and sugar, and then add the almonds; mix all together, and set it aside to cool; then whip 1 quart of cream to a stiff froth, with 1⁄4 lb. of fine sugar; drain the froth; lay some slices of sponge cake in a dish; spread apple or quince jelly on it; on this pour the cold custard; then add the whipped cream. This is a handsome dessert.
This pudding, if properly prepared, is better without eggs; wash a coffee cupful of rice well; put it into 1 quart of new milk over night to soak; in the morning add a large spoonful of butter, a little salt, grated nutmeg, a little ground cinnamon, 1 pint more of new milk; then put it into the oven, and when it is warm, stir the pudding without removing it from the oven; stone 1⁄4 lb. of raisins, and add at this time; then let it cook until the rice is perfectly done.
Pare and core 12 pippin apples; slice them very thin; then stir into 1 quart of new milk, 1 quart of sifted cornmeal; add a little salt, then the apples, 4 spoonfuls of chopped suet and a teacup of good molasses; mix these well together; pour into a buttered dish, and bake 4 hours; serve hot, with sugar and wine sauce.
Beat together the yolks of 5 eggs; add 1 quart of milk; sweeten with white sugar to the taste; flavor with extract of vanilla, or nutmeg; if baked in cups, let there be cold water poured in a pan, and the cups placed in that for the oven; if in a dish, cut bread very thin; butter it, and lay on the top.
One nice lemon, with a smooth thin rind, 3 eggs, 1⁄4 lb. of fine white sugar, the same of fresh butter, 1 tablespoonful of wine and brandy mixed, 1 teaspoonful of rose water; grate the rind of the lemon; then cut it in half, and squeeze the juice of the lemon into the plate with the grated rind, taking out all the seeds; mix the juice and rind well together; stir the sugar and butter with a spoon till it is perfectly light and of the consistency of cream; beat the eggs until they are quite smooth and as thick as a boiled custard; then stir the eggs gradually into the pan of butter and sugar; add the seasoning by degrees; then the juice and rind of the lemon; mix all the ingredients well together; have ready a nice puff paste, enough to cover the edges and bottom of the dish; pour the mixture in and bake the pudding 1⁄2 hour, in a moderate oven.
Three ounces of sifted flour, 21⁄2 ounces of granulated sugar, 1 pint of sweet milk, 1 tablespoon of butter, 5 eggs beaten separately; put on your milk to boil, reserving about a gill to wet the flour; when the milk comes to a boil, add the flour which has been wet with the milk, also the butter and sugar; let this thicken well; now put it in a bowl to get cold, at least for 1 or 2 hours before you are ready to use it; about 1⁄2 hour before you are ready to use, have the yolks well beaten, which you add by degrees to the cold paste; and last of all, add the whites, which have been whipped until very light; have a yellow bowl buttered, put the paste in it, and bake in a hot oven a good 1⁄2 hour; serve with a hard sauce of butter and sugar, flavored as you wish. This pudding must be served immediately, as it will fall by standing.
Pour a pint of boiling milk over 3 Naples biscuits grated; cover it close; when cold, add the yolks of 4 eggs and the whites of 2, nutmeg, a little brandy, a spoonful of sugar and flour; boil it 1 hour in a bowl.
Blanch 1⁄2 lb. of almonds, and fry them in a small tablespoonful of fresh butter, until they are of a light brown; then wipe with a towel and put them into a bowl or pan; make a syrup with 1 lb. of sugar and 3 gills of water; boil it to a thread; care must be taken to boil it to the exact candying point; pour it boiling upon the almonds, and stir them until the sugar hardens around them; groundnuts are very nice prepared in the same way.
Grate 1⁄2 lb. of pippins; stir to a cream 1⁄4 lb. of sugar, the same of butter; add the grated apples and the rind of 1 fresh lemon; whip very light 5 eggs; beat all well together; line a dish with puff paste; pour in the batter, and bake 1⁄2 an hour.
Beat to a cream 1 cup of good brown sugar and 21⁄2 large spoonfuls of good butter; then stir in 1 well whipped egg, a little grated nutmeg, and a large spoonful of orange flower water; sift into a pan 1 pint of flour, and stir in 2 teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar; dissolve in a cup of new milk 1 teaspoonful of soda; beat these well together; then add the milk and soda with the flour, eggs and spice; butter a baking dish, and pour in the pudding; bake 1⁄2 an hour; serve with wine sauce. This makes a delightful cake by adding 2 eggs.
Lay alternately in a baking dish slices of nice tart apples; on these sprinkle sugar, and the grated oily rind of 1 lemon, and then crumbs of stale rusks which have been soaked in milk; then more slices of apples, sugar and crumbs of rusks; cut very thin slices of butter and lay thinly on the top; over this sift thickly pulverized sugar; bake 1 hour, and send to table in the same dish.
Take from the hominy, when nearly done, 1 pint of the liquor; put into it, while hot, a lump of fresh butter, 4 eggs, the juice of half a lemon with the rind grated; sweeten to the taste with powdered loaf sugar, and bake it in a rich paste.
Grate 3 stale sponge cakes and with them 1⁄2 the peel of a lemon, and all the juice; mix them in cold milk until they are quite soft; beat 3 eggs together, and stir them by degrees into the biscuits; add a teacupful of orange juice, and a little sugar, a thick slice of butter well melted; mix all well together; put it in a dish with paste round the edges; bake it slowly.
Beat 1⁄2 lb. of blanched sweet almonds with rose water; beat the yolks of 8 eggs and add them, with a gill of cream, and sugar to the taste; lay a sheet of puff paste in a plate or dish; put the mixture on it, cover it with another sheet of paste, and bake 11⁄2 hours in a slow oven.
One quart of milk, 2 large tablespoonfuls of butter, same of rose water, the yolks of 8 eggs, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, and 1 stick of cinnamon; boil the milk and cinnamon together; then take the saucepan from the fire, and stir in quickly the arrowroot, which must be previously rubbed smooth in a little water or cold milk; pour it into the dish in which it is to be baked, and while warm stir in the butter; beat the eggs and sugar together until very light, and add them to the other ingredients; bake for 15 or 20 minutes in rather a quick oven; the stick of cinnamon must be taken out of the pap as soon as it is turned into the dish, before the butter is mixed with it.
One quart of milk, 1 teaspoonful of salt, 6 eggs beaten separately and very light, 9 tablespoonfuls of flour, stirred in gradually while the milk is boiling hot; bake 1⁄2 hour in a quick oven; serve with wine and sugar sauce; this pudding must be sent to the table as soon as it is done.
Four ounces of rice, well washed, put into a milk or rice boiler containing 11⁄2 pints of rich milk or cream; let them boil gently until the rice is swollen and is quite soft; blanch 40 sweet and 6 bitter almonds, pound them into a smooth paste; grate the rind of a lemon, or a small piece of vanilla bean, into a small quantity of new milk; boil this until soft; when the rice is done, put it into a dish or pan; when a little cooled, throw into it 2 ounces of butter and as much sugar as suits the taste, mixing it well; add the almonds, beating it well; to this add the yolks of 5 eggs beaten very light; butter the dish it is to be baked in; take the 5 whites of the eggs and beat in a very light whip, add to each a tablespoonful of sifted sugar; the moment the oven is ready, quickly lay over the pudding the icing of eggs and bake 15 minutes; it should be served immediately.
Pour on a loaf of bread a pint of boiled milk; mix into it when soft the yolks of 6 eggs and the whites of 3 eggs well beaten, 2 tablespoons of flour, nutmeg, and 1 lb. of raisins; boil 2 hours and serve with sauce.
Beat the yolks of 6 eggs with 4 spoonfuls of sifted sugar and butter mixed together; have ready a pint of boiling cream to mix with the yolks; afterwards, put it on the fire and stir it until it is of the consistency of sauce; then add to it a wineglass of brandy. Delicious.
Take 2 good sized sweet potatoes, wash well; then grate, and season with 2 eggs, a good spoonful of butter, 2 coffeecups of sugar, milk enough to make it soft, and powdered ginger; bake, and eat hot with butter; or, when cold, sliced and fried.
To 1⁄2 lb. of apples, well boiled and pounded, add, while warm, 1⁄2 lb. of butter beaten to a cream; to this add 6 eggs, the whites well beaten, 1⁄2 lb. of powdered sugar, and the peel of 2 lemons, well boiled and pounded; put thin crust at the bottom and round the sides of the dish, and bake 1⁄2 hour.
Squeeze 2 large lemons; boil the peel till tender enough to beat to a mush; 6 large apples, 1⁄2 lb. of suet, 1 lb. of currants, 1⁄2 lb. of sugar, and candied fruit, as for other mince pies.
In 1 pint of new milk, put 2 or 3 bitter almonds, a stick of cinnamon, a piece of lemon peel, and 7 or 8 good sized lumps of sugar; let the whole simmer gently till the flavor is extracted; then strain, and stir till cool; beat the yolks of 6 eggs, and mix well with the milk; then stir the whole over a slow fire, till it is the thickness of rich cream; flavor it with almond or rose water, of which 1 ounce will be sufficient.
The yolks of 3 eggs, beat up with wheat flour to a batter; the whites beaten separately and added to it; pare the apples, core, and cut them in slices; lay them in a bowl in brandy and sugar about 3 hours before dressing them; dip each piece in batter, and fry in lard; sprinkle white sugar over them; peach fritters are made in the same way.
Take 6 cocoanuts, yolks of 10 eggs, 1⁄2 lb. of white sugar, 1⁄2 lb. of butter; season with rose water; put the butter in cold, and bake in a nice puff paste.
Large sized cooking apples, pare and core, (be careful not to make holes through); enclose each in the usual pie paste; place in a pan, fill apples with a little nutmeg, butter and sugar; leave the tops of apples open; flute with the fingers the top of crust; this is an ornamental dish when baked; eat with hard sauce.
One fresh beef tongue, boiled and chopped very fine, 2 lbs. of suet, picked and chopped fine, 4 lbs. of raisins, 2 lbs. of Sultana plums, 3 lbs. of currants, washed and dried, 2 lbs. of white sugar, 1 pint of brandy, 1 bottle of wine, nutmeg, cinnamon and mace to the taste; also add a little allspice; the day you bake the pie, add a few apples cut up very fine; line the dish with light paste, covering the top with the same and bake in a moderate oven; the ingredients must be well mixed together, and kept in a closely covered jar.
Six lbs. of the best apples, cored and minced, 3 lbs. of raisins stoned and minced, 3 lbs. of hard boiled eggs, cut very fine, 3 lbs. of powdered sugar, 3⁄4 ounce of salt, 1⁄2 ounce of cinnamon, the same of nutmeg and mace, 8 finely powdered cloves, the grated peel of 4 lemons, and the juice of 2, 1⁄2 pint of brandy, the same of wine; mix all well together, and put it into a deep pan; have ready, washed and dried, 4 lbs. of currants, and as you make the pies; add them with candied fruit
Six ounces of butter, 6 of sugar; beat to a cream; 4 eggs, a glass of brandy or wine, a little rose water, a teaspoonful of nutmeg or mace, with a handful of currants; bake it in a puff paste.
Grate with care the oily rind of 3 fresh lemons; rub this with 1⁄4 lb. of loaf sugar pounded, until perfectly incorporated with sugar; then add by degrees 1⁄2 lb of good fresh butter; beat very light the yolks of 6 eggs; mix all well together; then line a dish with puff paste, and put in the above nature; bake 3⁄4 hour; serve hot.
Two lbs. raisins, 11⁄2 lbs. suet, 23⁄4 lbs. acid apples 6 ounces preserved lemon peel, 1⁄2 ounce mace, 1⁄8 ounce of cloves, 1 large nutmeg, 2 lbs. sugar, 1 pint of French brandy, and 1⁄2 pint of wine.
Pare the pineapples and cut them in thick slices; weigh the slices, and to each lb. of fruit put 1 lb. of sugar; dissolve the sugar in a very small quantity of water; stir it and set it over the fire in a kettle; boil it 10 minutes; put in the fruit, letting it remain 1⁄2 hour; after this process, put the preserve in a pan or dish to cool; have the jars ready to put away for use; cover it well with the jelly; exclude it well from the air, and it will keep some time.
Those who would make fine jelly, should always avoid boiling the juice of the fruit, when it is desirable to have the article retain the flavor of the fruit from which it is prepared. After the juice is pressed from the fruit, and the proper quantity of sugar is added to it, let it be heated until the sugar is dissolved; after this is effected, no further heat is required.
Wash the fruit, weigh it, and to each lb. of cranberries allow 1 lb. of loaf sugar, dissolved, 1⁄2 pint of water to 1 lb. of sugar; set it on the fire in a preserving kettle, boiling it 10 minutes; then put in the fruit and boil slowly till it is soft and a ruby color; put away in glass jars, with brandied paper on the top; exclude the air with lid tightly sealed over the jars.
Put the peels in salt and water for 3 days, changing it each day; then put them in fresh water until they are tender; make a rich syrup, and finish as other preserves.
Pare and slice the pineapples, and to each lb. of fruit add 1 lb. of white sugar; put in the jar first a layer of sugar pulverized, then a layer of pines; then one of sugar and another of pines, until the jar is full; tie up tight, to exclude the light and air; this is delicious, and keeps well; not to be scalded.
Turn water on nice, fresh lemon peels; soak them till all the white pulp can be scraped off; boil till soft; preserve them in 1⁄2 their weight in sugar; they are a good substitute for citron.
One pint of cold water to 2 lbs. of white sugar; when it is dissolved, set it over a moderate fire; beat 1⁄2 the white of an egg, and put it to the sugar before it gets warm; watch it, and when it is ready to run over, put in 1 teaspoonful of cold water; after the boiling ceases, put it on the fire again; do this 3 times, and the last time take it off and let it settle; take off the scum, and strain the syrup through a jelly bag.
Gather the quinces when ripe, wash them nicely and put them in an oven to bake; when quite soft, take them out, cut them open, and serve with butter, sugar, and a little nutmeg, while hot; this is a nice dish for dessert or tea.
Take the best oranges, cut them in half, and take out the seeds and juice; boil them in 3 or 4 waters (always hot) until they are tender, and then beat them to pulp in a marble mortar, and rub them through a hair sieve; to 1 lb. of this pulp allow 11⁄2 lbs. of loaf sugar; take 1⁄2 of the sugar and boil it with the oranges till it becomes ropy; then take it from the fire, and when cold, make it up in paste with the other 1⁄2 of the sugar; make but a little at a time, for it will dry fast; then with a rolling pin roll them out as thin as tiffery, upon paper; cut them round with a wineglass; let them dry, and they will look clear.
Pick the white or brown figs when a little more than half ripe; peel them very thin, and to 1 lb. of fruit put 3⁄4 lbs. of sugar; make a syrup, and put the figs into it with lemon peel and ginger; let them boil till clear, stirring frequently.
Take the tomatoes while small and green, put them in cold clarified syrup, with 1 orange, cut in slices, to every 2 lbs. of tomatoes; but if very superior preserves are wanted, add, instead of the oranges, 2 fresh lemons to 3 lbs. of tomatoes; simmer them over a slow fire for 2 or 3 hours.
Take fine ripe quinces, pare and core them, cut them into pieces and weigh them; to each lb. of the cut quinces allow 1⁄2 lb. of the best brown sugar; put the cores and parings into a kettle with water enough to cover them, keeping the lid of the kettle closed; when you find they are all boiled to pieces and quite soft, strain off the water over the sugar, and when it is entirely dissolved, put it over the fire and boil it to a thick syrup, skimming it well; when no more scum rises, put in the quinces; cover them closely, and boil them all day over a slow fire, stirring them and mashing them down with a spoon till they are a thick smooth paste; then take it out and put it into buttered deep pans or dishes; let it set to get cold; it will then turn out so firm that you may cut it into slices like cheese; keep it in a dry place in broad stone pots. It is intended for the tea table.
Take the small round peppers while they are green, extract the seeds and cores with a sharp penknife, and then put the outsides into a kettle with vine leaves and a little alum to give them firmness, and assist in keeping them green; flavor with lemon or ginger. Watermelon rind is done in the same way: allow 1 pint of water to 11⁄2 lbs. of sugar mixing with it some white of egg beaten to a stiff froth; boil and skim it, and when the scum ceases to rise, put in the fruit.
Fill a large jar with slices of the ripest and best tomatoes; lay a cloth over the jar, and over that put a piece of dough, to keep in the heat; place the jar in a large pot of water, and boil 4 or 5 hours constantly; then strain the juice through a coarse hair sieve, and to every pint of juice add 1 lb. of the best brown sugar, if you wish the jelly very sweet, or half that quantity, if to eat with meat; add the whites of 8 eggs to every gallon of juice; skim it and boil till nearly half evaporated; then put it into glasses, and keep them in the sun till sufficiently thick. A very good jelly may be made to eat with meat, by putting salt, pepper, mace and nutmeg, instead of sugar.
Pick the grapes from the stems; wash and drain them; mash them with a spoon; put them in the preserving kettle, and cover them closely with a large plate; boil them 10 minutes; then pour them into the jelly bag, and squeeze out the juice; allow a pint of juice to 1 lb. of sugar; put the sugar and juice into the kettle, and boil them 20 minutes, skimming them well; fill the glasses while the jelly is warm, and tie them up with brandy papers.
Wipe your peaches perfectly dry, after washing them, (they should be free-stones and perfectly ripe); cut them in quarters; crack the stones and break the kernels small; put the peaches and the kernels into a covered jar; set them in boiling water, and let them boil till they are soft; strain them through a jelly bag; add 1 lb. of loaf sugar to 1 pint of juice; put all in the preserving kettle; boil them 20 minutes.
Take the weight of raspberries and sugar; pick the berries very carefully, and lay them, with the sugar, in a stone jar overnight; in the morning boil it until it begins to jelly; the great secret of making nice jam, and preserving the raspberry flavor, is to boil it enough; in this particular, however, housekeepers differ.
Put your fruit on in bell metal with plenty of water to cover them; lay grape vine leaves or grass on top; let them boil till tender, by which time they will probably become green; put your sugar in another skillet, allowing 1⁄2 pint of water, or more (if you wish a great deal of syrup) and boil it till quite clear; then take the fruit from the water, and put them into the syrup to boil together till the syrup is as thick as you wish.
To 21⁄2 lbs. of apples put 11⁄4 lbs. of coarse white sugar, which must be clarified with the whites of 3 eggs, after having put more than a quart of water to the beaten sugar; as the apples are peeled, they must be dropped in water; when the syrup is sufficiently clear, put them in; when half done, add orange peel and cut citron.
Blanch as many pears as you intend to use, whole, with the skins on, in boiling water; take them out when soft, peel and put into cold water; have your syrup ready in the stewpan; when it is boiling hot, put in the pears, with a slice of lemon, to keep them white; when thoroughly stewed take them out and serve in the syrup; they may be served hot or cold.
Cut 6 large apples in half, peel and take out the seeds; stew them in 1 pint of water, the juice of 1⁄2 a lemon and sugar; when the apples are sufficiently tender take them out and arrange them in the dessert dish; let the syrup keep on boiling till it is clear and rich; then pour it over the apples.
Stew the cherries with a little sugar for a short time; then spread them on dishes and set them in the sun; as they dry pour the syrup over them, a little at a time, for 3 or 4 days; when dry, pack them away in boxes or jars, putting a layer of cherries with a layer of sugar, and a little whisky sprinkled between.
Stone the cherries (they should be the short stem); take equal quantities of sugar and fruit, and boil slowly till it is almost a jelly; it is delicious and keeps well.
Take 1 dozen large juicy apples, pare and core them, but do not cut them in pieces; put them side by side into a large baking pan, and fill up with white sugar the holes from whence you have extracted the cores; pour into each a little lemon juice, and stick in everyone a long piece of lemon peel evenly cut; into the bottom of the pan put a very little water, just enough to prevent the apples from burning; bake them about 1 hour, or till they are tender through, but not till they break; when done, set them away to get cold; if closely covered they will keep 2 days; they are very nice with cream, eaten at tea, or at dinner, with boiled custard poured over them.
The best for baking are the large pound pears; remove the skins; cut them in half, and take out the cores; lay them in a deep dish, with a thin slip of lemon peel in the place from which each core was taken; sprinkle them with sugar, and strew some cloves or pounded cinnamon among them; pour into the dish some port wine; to 1 dozen large pears allow 1 lb. of sugar,and 1 pint of wine; cover the dish with a large sheet of brown paper, tied on; set it in a moderate oven and let them bake till tender all through, which you may ascertain by sticking a straw through them; you must not let them remain long enough in the oven to break to pieces.
Pare, core and mince 14 or 15 very nice apples; put them into a frying pan with some loaf sugar, a little pounded cinnamon, grated lemon peel, and 21⁄2 ounces of fresh butter; fry them 1⁄4 hour over a quick fire, stirring them constantly; butter a shape of the size the charlotte is intended to be; cut strips of bread 2 inches wide, and long enough to reach from the bottom to the rim of the shape, so that the whole be lined with bread; dip each bit into melted butter, and then put a layer of the fried apples, and one of apricot jam or marmalade, and one of bread dipped into butter; begin and finish with it; bake it in an oven for nearly 1 hour; turn it out to serve it; it may be boiled and served with a sweet sauce.
Take ripe, juicy, free-stone peaches, pare them and cut them into small pieces, (leaving out the stones, half of which must be cracked, and the kernels blanched and mixed with the peaches); mix in a sufficient quantity of sugar, to make them very sweet, and set the peaches away till the sugar draws out the juice; then stew them (without water) till quite soft; take them out, mash them with the back of a spoon, and set them away to cool; have ready some shells of fine puff paste baked a light brown; when cool, put the peaches into the shells; having first mixed the stewed fruit with cream; grate white sugar over them.
To 1 lb. of strawberries add 1 lb. of sugar, strew it over them, and let them remain until they have made a syrup; put them in a skillet, and let them simmer over a fire until they are half or two-thirds done; take them off and spread them in dishes; they must remain in the sun until they are sufficiently cooled, to keep the summer; be careful not to bruise the strawberries in stirring them.
Put equal weight of loaf sugar with the fruit; mash them well together, and stew them until they become sufficiently thick, which you can ascertain by cooling a little; if stewed too long, the color of the fruit will change; if put away in moulds, it forms a pretty dish for a tea table.
Take equal weights of white sugar and apples; peel, core and chop the apples fine; allow to every 3 lbs. of sugar 1 pint of water; then boil the sugar quite thick, skimming it well; add the apples to the grated peel of 1 or 2 lemons and 2 pieces of white ginger; boil until the apples look clear and yellow; this will keep for years.
The white figs must be nearly ripe; score them across, as deep as the outside skin; make a syrup of white sugar, equal weight with the figs, which you may clarify, if you see proper; after this process put in the figs and boil them gently, until they look clear; then take them off the fire and again boil the syrup, till very thick and rich; pour it over the figs hot.
To 1 lb. of tomatoes put 2 lbs. of sugar; make the syrup first, and then put the fruit in, and let it remain a short time over a slow fire; they do not require a great deal of cooking.
Take fine, large, ripe oranges, with thin deep colored skins; weigh them, and allow to each lb. of oranges, 1 lb. of loaf sugar; pare off the yellow outside of the rind from half of the oranges as thin as possible, and put it into a pan with plenty of cold water; cover it closely to keep in the steam, and boil it slowly until it is so soft that the head of a pin will pierce it; in the meantime, grate the rind from the remaining oranges, and take out all the pulp and juice, removing the seeds and core; put the sugar into a preserving kettle, with 1⁄2 pint of clear water to each pound, and mix it with some beaten white of egg, allowing 1 white of egg to every 2 lbs. of sugar; when the sugar is all dissolved, put it on the fire and boil, and skim it till it is quite clear and thick; next take the boiled parings and pound them to a paste in a mortar; put this paste into the sugar, and boil and stir it 10 minutes; then put it into the pulp and juice of the oranges, and the grated rind (which will much improve the color); boil all together for 1⁄2 hour, till it is a transparent mass; when cold, put it up in glass jars with brandy paper on the top.
One lb. of ripe apples, pared and cut thin; stew them until quite soft with lemon peel; then add 3⁄4 lb. of white sugar, and stew it 1⁄2 hour.
Take 1 peck of quinces, pare and cut them in small pieces; take the rinds and cores and boil them in water; strain it, and boil the quinces till quite soft; then add 1 peck of pears; when done, 1 peck of peaches; when quite done, 1 peck of apples; and lastly, 3 lbs. of good sugar to each peck of fruit.
Take an equal weight of fruit and double refined sugar; lay the former in a large dish and sprinkle 1⁄2 the sugar in fine powder; give a gentle shake to the dish, that the sugar may reach the under side of the fruit; the next day make a thin syrup with the remainder of the sugar, and allow 1 pint of red currant juice to every 3 lbs. of strawberries; in this simmer them till sufficiently jellied; choose the largest scarlets, not dead ripe.
Take 4 lbs. of the juice of strawberries and 2 lbs. of sugar; boil down.
Pick all the leaves and stems from the raspberries; put them on in bell metal skillets; mix a little powdered sugar with them, and mash them well; stew only a short time; then take them off, pass them well through a clean sieve, so as to extract as much of the pulp as possible; then, when you have a sufficient quantity of juice, to every pint put 1 lb. (dead weight) of loaf sugar; return it to the skillet, and stew until you think it sufficiently thick, which you may discover by cooling a little.
Prepare the quinces as before directed; take off the stems and blossoms; wash them clean, and cut them in slices, without paring; fill the pan, and pour in water to cover them; stew them gently, putting in a little water occasionally, till they are quite soft; then pour them in a jelly bag; let all the juice run through, pressing it.
The juice of 8 oranges and 6 lemons; grate the peel of 1⁄2 the fruit and steep it in a pint of cold water; when the flavor is extracted, mix the water with the juice; add 3⁄4 lb. of loaf sugar, 11⁄4 ounces of isinglass, and the beaten whites of 7 eggs; put all into a saucepan and stir till it boils; let it boil a few minutes; strain it till clear, through a jelly bag; put it into a mould or glasses.
Gather the peaches when ripe; peel and stone them; put them into a preserving pan and put them over the fire till hot; rub them through a sieve, and add to 1 lb. of pulp the same weight of powdered loaf sugar, and 1⁄2 ounce of bitter almonds, blanched and pounded; let it boil 10 or 12 minutes; stir and skim well.
Make a brine of salt and water strong enough to bear an egg; pour it over the cucumbers and cover them with cabbage leaves; let them stand for a week, until they are quite yellow; pour off the water; take a porcelain kettle, cover the bottom with fresh leaves; put in the cucumbers with a piece of alum; cover them closely with vine leaves and then with a dish or cloth, to keep in the steam; fill up kettle with clear water and hang it over the fire, but not in a blaze; the fire under the kettle must be moderate; keep them over the fire in a slow heat for several hours; if they are not then a pretty green, repeat the process; when they are well greened, take them out of the kettle, drain them on a sieve and put them into a clean stone jar; then spice the vinegar with cloves, mace, mustard seed and sugar; boil well for 5 or 6 minutes, when they will be fit for use.
Morella cherries are the best, if you can get them; remove the stems and prepare the vinegar with mace and cinnamon, with a sufficient quantity of brown sugar, (say 2 large tablespoonfuls to 1 quart of vinegar); boil all together for a few minutes, and put it over the cherries when cold; put them away in jars, carefully excluding the air. Damsons or blue plums may be done in the same way.
Wipe 6 large lemons; put on them 1 lb. of salt, 6 large cloves of garlic, 2 ounces of horse radish sliced thin; 1⁄2 ounce of cloves, mace, nutmeg, and cayenne; 2 ounces of flour of mustard; then add 2 quarts of vinegar; boil 1⁄4 hour; set the jar by and stir it daily for 6 weeks; it must be kept closed.
Do these in the same way as the plums; but as they are much more acid, allow brown sugar of the best kind; plums or damsons may be pickled plain, and with little trouble if full ripe, pricked with a needle, and packed down in a stone jar, with profuse layers of brown sugar between the layers of fruit, the jars filled up with cold cider vinegar, and putting sweet oil at the top.
Take large, ripe, fullblown cauliflowers; remove the leaves and stalks, and divide the blossom into pieces or clusters of equal size; throw them into a porcelain kettle of boiling water (adding a little salt); let them simmer, and skim them well; when they come to a boil, take them up with a perforated skimmer, and lay them on a sieve to drain; put them into stone jars (3 parts full); season with mace and nutmeg infused in sufficient of the best cider vinegar, and simmer it for 1⁄4 hour; when it comes to boil, take it off the fire, and pour it hot over the cauliflower in the jar, filling it quite up to the top, and adding sweet oil at the last; cover it while warm, and tie leather over the top.
Keep a large glass jar of cold cider vinegar, and put in the green seeds of nasturtions after the flowers are off, and the seeds full grown, but not hard; remove the stalks; in this simple way nasturtions will keep perfectly well, and are an excellent substitute for capers, with boiled mutton; they can be raised profusely in a city garden; to flavor them with spice, boil the vinegar with a bag of spice in it, and pour it on hot, leaving the spice in the jar.
Peel the tomatoes and put 1 lb. of brown sugar to 2 lbs. of tomatoes; sprinkle it on, and let it stand 2 hours; boil them till the scum ceases to rise, skimming it off as fast as it rises; then add 1⁄2 pint of vinegar to 1 lb. of tomatoes; add cinnamon, allspice, mace, cloves and black pepper; boil them slowly until transparent; you must be very careful to take off the scum, as it is that which prevents its keeping.
One lb. of horse radish, 1 lb. of white mustard seed, 1 lb. of white pepper, and 1 lb. of celery seed, 2 ounces of mace, 2 ounces of cloves, 2 ounces of nutmeg, 1 lb. of garlic, 1⁄4 lb. of tumeric, 1 bottle of pure sweet oil, 1 bottle of mustard; mix all well together, and after you have greened your mangoes for three days, wipe them dry; then stuff them with the prepared ingredients and pour boiling vinegar over them; cork them closely and put away for use; all the ingredients must be well beaten.
Pare green walnuts very thin till the white appears; then throw them into spring water with a handful of salt; keep them under water 6 hours; then put them in a stewpan to simmer 5 minutes, but do not let them boil; take them out and put them in cold water and salt, keeping them quite under the water with a board, otherwise they will not pickle white; then lay them on a cloth and cover them with another to dry; carefully rub them with a soft cloth and put them into the jar with blades of mace and nutmeg cut in slices; pour strong vinegar over them and put away for use.
Put the nuts in strong salt and water for 12 days, changing the water several times; after which put them in fresh water a short time; then wipe them dry and put them in the sun until they become black; put them in common vinegar for several weeks; after that time, spice the good vinegar with allspice and cloves, horse radish, made mustard, red pepper, garlic, and a little salt must be added; boil the vinegar and pour it over the nuts while hot.
Take a quantity of tomatoes, put them into a tub; a layer of tomatoes and a layer of salt till all are in; let them stand 24 hours; then strain off all the juice, squeezing the pulp well, and when all the juice is extracted, put it on to boil; reduce it to 1⁄2, and to every gallon of liquor put 2 ounces cloves, 1⁄2 ounce of allspice, 1 ounce of mace, and boil it down well; then to every 3 quarts add 1 bottle of port wine, and boil it a little longer; put it away to cool and settle, then bottle it. If there is not enough spice, pound a fresh nutmeg and put it in.
Wash your peaches in weak lye; rub them with a coarse cloth to remove the fur; put them in strong salt and water for 7 or 8 days; wipe them dry; put them carefully into the jars; cover them with strong vinegar; add mace, cloves, horse radish, white mustard seed and turmeric, (if you like it); the color of the peach is improved by it and it sharpens the vinegar.
Put the onions in salt and water strong enough to bear an egg; change the water every day; then make a strong brine, pour it on boiling hot for 3 days; then lay them on a sieve to drain; put them in the jar; fill it with good vinegar, add mace and horse radish; if you wish them white, put salt and oil over the top; if you prefer them yellow, add from 2 to 3 tablespoonfuls of turmeric with the vinegar; tie them up very close and they will keep any length of time for table use.
Nine lbs. of nice peaches, 4 lbs. of sugar, 1 pint of good vinegar; boil the peaches in water till tender, then put in vinegar and sugar, with a little whole allspice till done; pare, stone and halve the peaches first; apples are very nice done in the same way, for immediate use, and a very good embellishment for cold meats.
Wipe and put them in salt and water, strong enough to bear an egg, in which let them remain 6 or 7 days; then scald in vinegar to green them, after which put them in cold spiced vinegar. Snaps are done in the same way.
Prick the skins of fair, ripe tomatoes, spread them in layers, and on each layer put pounded mace, cloves and cinnamon, pouring cold vinegar over the whole. The vinegar from tomatoes, thus prepared, is a very good catsup.
One lb. of race ginger, well soaked and dried; 1 lb. of horse radish done in the same way; 1 lb. of mustard seed, well washed; 1⁄2 lb. of garlic, soaked and bleached; 2 ounces black pepper, 2 ounces of cloves, 1⁄2 ounce of mace. The mangoes should be laid in salt and water till they are yellow, and then scalded until they are green; soak the ingredients well and beat them together in a mortar, and mix them with a pint of made mustard and as much sweet oil as will make the, ingredients into a paste; then fill the mangoes, and what is left put between the layers; then pour over them as much boiling vinegar as will cover them. This recipe will answer for cantelope.
Make a strong brine and let it boil in a bell metal skillet; pour over your cucumbers (which have been placed in a jar) with layers of fig and grape leaves, alternately, until filled; then cover up closely, and repeat the next day with the same brines, but fresh leaves; if sufficiently green, scald with vinegar and water on the day following; let them remain 24 hours; then boil strong, vinegar with a small piece of alum, horse radish and garlic, with 2 lbs. of brown sugar and a small quantity of turmeric, cloves, mace, and nutmeg, allspice, celery seed and cayenne pepper, say 1⁄2 ounce of each.
Take large fine plums, perfect and quite ripe; to every quart of plums allow 1⁄2 lb. of the best white sugar powdered, and a large pint of the best cider vinegar; melt the sugar in the vinegar, and put it, with the fruit, in a porcelain kettle; all the plums having been previously pricked to the stone with a large needle; lay among them some small muslin bags filled with broken nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon; give them one boil up, skimming them well; put them warm into stone jars, with the bags interspersed, and cork them immediately; green gages may be done in the same way, first rendering them greener, by boiling with vine leaves in the usual way.
The small round tomatoes, either red or yellow, will keep perfectly, if put whole into cold vinegar of the best quality; you may add a bag of spice, if you choose.
One peck of tomatoes sliced and washed; boil or stew them with a little salt, until perfectly soft; then strain them through a hair sieve, and press as much of the pulp through as possible; after which, add 2 tablespoonfuls of scraped horse radish, 1 large onion stuck full of cloves, ground allspice, red pepper and salt, to the taste; put all on together, boiling, until the catsup looks rich and thick; when done, add 1 pint of strong vinegar, and 1 teacup of made mustard; tet the catsup be cold, before you bottle it; let it be free of the onion and horse radish; rosin the bottles tightly, and put away for use.
Peel and cut all of the hard part of the tomatoes; add a little salt and red pepper; let them stew until thick enough to bottle; after which, put all the bottles in an oven with straw placed around them (so as to prevent their breaking); fill the oven with lukewarm water; let it boil 10 minutes; cork the bottles tightly, whilst in the oven, so as to make them air tight; rosin them also.
To one gallon of skinned tomatoes, put 4 spoonfuls of salt, 4 of black pepper, 3 of mustard, 1⁄2 a spoonful of allspice, 8 pods of red pepper; all the ingredients made fine, and simmer slowly in sufficient sharp vinegar to have 2 quarts of catsup; after simmering it 3 or 4 hours, and straining it through a wire sieve, (those who like it), may add 2 spoonfuls of the juice of garlic, after the simmering is somewhat over, and the ingredients are cool. This is superior to West India catsup.
Take 1⁄2 bushel of green tomatoes, 11⁄2 dozen of white onions; slice them thin and put them in jars, with a tablespoonful of salt between each layer; let them stand 24 hours: then drain off the water and boil them 10 or 15 minutes in vinegar; then take them out and put them again in jars, a layer of tomatoes and onions, spice, a little sugar, and a tablespoonful of sweet oil, until the jar is filled; mix a box of mustard in the vinegar, and pour over them till all are covered; use black pepper, mace, cloves, allspice, mustard seed, coriander and celery seed; spices to be bruised.
Take large, green peppers and put them in salt and water and let them stand 9 days; the day before you are to take them out, get nice white cabbages and chop them very fine; sprinkle them well with salt and let them stand all night; in the morning drain off the water, and mix with them celery seed, mustard seed, and a little turmeric, and all kinds of spice, and moisten the whole with pure sweet oil; then take the seed out of the peppers and stuff the pods with the above mixture; cover them with boiling vinegar and tie them up closely.
Take 2 nice white cabbages and quarter them; if very large more than quarter them; and put them in salt and water to remain 24 hours; then boil them till tender in weak vinegar with a little turmeric in it; then put them in jars and pour over them good cold vinegar and tie them up.
To 5 lbs. of fruit add 3 lbs. of sugar, 1 quart of vinegar; boil the sugar and vinegar, with mace, cloves and cinnamon, and pour it boiling over the fruit; repeat this when it gets cold.
Take 1 peck of damsons, or prune plums, and stone them; put into a kettle 31⁄2 pints of vinegar, 7 lbs. of brown sugar; boil, and skim it well; then put in the fruit, with a tablespoonful of cloves, mace and cinnamon powdered; boil it 2 hours; then take out the fruit and let it boil some time longer; remove it from the fire, and when cold mix all together.
Cut 12 lemons into 6 pieces each; put on them 2 lbs. of salt, 8 or 9 cloves of garlic, with mace, nutmeg, cayenne and allspice, 1⁄2 ounce of each, and 1⁄4 lb. of flour of mustard; to these ingredients add 1 gallon of good vinegar; boil the whole for 1⁄2 hour; then put it in a jar, and set it by for 8 weeks, stirring it every day; after which, pour it into small bottles, and close them very tight. To be eaten with meat.
Boil down new sweet cider, till about as thick as good molasses; when cold, strain it through a sieve; as soon as it boils put in the apples, pared, quartered and cored; stew over a slow fire till the fruit is perfectly tender.
Take sound, ripe cucumbers; peel and remove the seeds; cut lengthways into strips an inch wide; to 3 quarts of the pieces add 3 cups of vinegar, and 4 of water; soak 24 hours, stirring once or twice; put 1 quart of vinegar on the fire; add 1 pint of sugar, a little cinnamon bark, 1 teaspoonful of pimento, tied in a piece of cloth; scald all together; add the cucumbers and boil till soft; put in glass jars.
Six lbs. of peaches to 3 lbs. of sugar, 1 quart of vinegar; in making the syrup add allspice, cloves and mace to the taste; after the syrup is formed, throw in the fruit and cook it, but not as much as usual with preserves; some prefer them with the skins on, in which case, the fur should be rubbed off with a coarse napkin.
Cover 1 peck of cling-stone peaches with salt and water; let them remain all night; in the morning, take them out, and to 1 gallon of vinegar add 4 lbs. of brown sugar, with allspice, cloves, nutmeg and mace to the taste; boil it, and pour it over the peaches hot; do the same 4 days in succession; the Heath peach is the best. (Philadelphia receipt.)
Lay slices of red cabbage into a jar, and strew salt over each layer; put 2 tablespoonfuls of whole black pepper, allspice, cloves and cinnamon in a bag, and scald them in 2 quarts of vinegar, which, pour over the cabbage, and cover it tight; it will be fit for use in 3 days.
Put the pods, which must be gathered when very young, into salt and water all night; boil the salt and water they were laid in; pour it upon the pods, and cover the jar close, to keep in the steam; when it is nearly cold, pour it on again, and continue to do so till the pods are green; then drain them on a sieve and make a pickle for them of white vinegar, mace, black pepper and horse radish; pour it boiling hot upon the pods; tie them down, and put them away for use.
Take a common size jar of anchovies; bruise and strain them; add a quart of mushroom catsup, a quart of walnut pickle, a gallon of Maderia wine and a little black mustard seed; boil 1⁄2 hour; bottle and cork tight; seal with wax and in 10 days the soy will be fit for use.
Take nicely headed cabbages and quarter them; put them in a porcelain skillet of cold water with 1 gill of salt, and let them boil until they may be pierced easily with a straw; then place them on a dish carefully to drain; while draining, take a jar of cold vinegar and stir in 2 tablespoonfuls of turmeric; in this vinegar place the cabbage and let it remain 48 hours; then take 2 gallons of the best vinegar, 2 lbs. of brown sugar, 1 tablespoonful best cayenne pepper, 2 ounces of turmeric (which should be divided equally) and tied up in 6 muslin bags; two of these bags must be boiled with the sugar and pepper in the vinegar, and while boiling,
pour upon the cabbage, after having been placed in a dry place with the other bags of turmeric. Made and fit for use in one week.
Stick the damsons with a fork to prevent splitting them, then weigh 1 lb. of brown sugar to every 3 lbs. of damsons, making a syrup by letting them boil a very short time with the spices, and pour into a jar when cold; the syrup must be poured from the damsons for 3 mornings and made boiling hot, then poured over the fruit, but not until nearly cold; on the 4th morning the fruit must be put into the jars also, and remain till quite done (but not too much); the spices used and boiled in the vinegar are 1 ounce of cinnamon, 2 ounces of mace, 2 of allspice, 2 of cloves, to a 1⁄2 bushel of damsons.
(For Fish). Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoonful; cayenne pepper, 1⁄4 teaspoonful; butter, 1 ounce; tomatoes, 2; onions, 1 tablespoonful; parsley, 1 tablespoonful; chop the tomatoes, onions and parsley very fine; boil all together 10 minutes and strain.
The two following receipts were taken from a cookery book, “The gift of Mrs. Francis Dandridge to Anna Maria Dandridge,” 15th December, 1756, having belonged to Mrs. Washington, and now in the library at Mount Vernon.
Lard them, and force the bellies and pass them off; then store them in good gravy and broth, gold color; make a ragoo of mushrooms, morels, truffles and cocks-combs; and when your chickens are done enough dish them up, lay your ragoo over and garnish with petty-patties and fried sweet-breads.
Spit your fowls and let them roast; they being done take them off, and cut off the wings, and the white of the breasts; keep a small sauce ready in a stewpan, made with sweet herbs, a little good butter, small champignons cut in slices; put it over the fire, with a dust of flour in it; stir and moisten it with a ladleful of good broth; see it be of a good taste; the pistachoes being scalded and cut into slices, put them in and make a thick sauce with 4 or 5 yolks of eggs; beat the same up with cream; then put in the white and legs of fowls, with juice of a lemon; you must cut your wings only in two, then place the slices of your fowls in the bottom of the dish with your sauce over it, and serve up hot for an entry.
Two large heads of cabbage, cut as for slaw, but not so fine, 8 large onions sliced; mix the onions with the cut cabbage, and sprinkle about 2 teacups of salt over them; mix the salt thoroughly in the cabbage, and let them stand not less than 12 hours; drain all the water from the cabbage through a muslin cloth; now put the cabbage in a porcelain kettle and cover it with a gallon of vinegar, 1 teacup of white mustard seed, 1⁄2 teacup of celery seed, 1 teacup of grated horse radish, 1 whole garlic minced fine, 2 or 3 pods of green or red peppers cut fine; let this come to a boil, and add 2 teacups of brown sugar; set this aside until the next day to get cold; when ready to put away, have a paste made of 1 teacup of the best sweet oil, 2 ounces of turmeric and 1⁄2 teacup of mustard, made quite thick and stirred into the oil; now mix this paste in well with the hand into the vinegar and cabbage; it is now ready to put away, and will be fit for use in 10 days.
Take free-stone peaches of the finest kind (let them be full grown, but not quite ripe) and lay them in salt and water for 2 days, covered with a board to keep them down; after which, wipe them dry; cut them open, and extract the stones; then prepare the stuffing to the taste: minced garlic, scraped horse radish, bruised mustard seed, and cloves, a little ginger root, soaked in water to soften it, and then sliced; fill the peaches with the mixture, tying them round, to secure the stuffing; season the vinegar with broken cinnamon, fresh made mustard, a little ginger and nutmeg; having mixed this all well together, fill up the jar with the pickle.
One-quarter of garlic, 1 lb. of scraped horse radish, 1 lb. of white mustard seed, 1 lb. of black mustard seed, 1 ounce of long pepper, 2 ounces of black pepper, 2 ounces of turmeric, 1 ounce of mace, 1 ounce of cloves, 1⁄4 lb. of race ginger cut up fine, 4 ounces of olive oil; fill the mangoes with salt, let them stand 24 hours; then wipe them clear from salt; mix the prementioned articles together, put them in the mangoes and sew them up; have some vinegar spiced well with common spices, such as black pepper, allspice, horse radish and mustard, boil it well pour it over the mangoes, and tie the jar closely.
One lb. of ginger sliced and dried, 1 lb. of horse radish scraped, 1 lb. of white mustard seed washed and dried, 1 lb. of garlic salted, sliced and dried, 1⁄2 lb. of nutmegs, 1 ounce of long peppers, 1⁄2 ounce of turmeric, to 11⁄2 gallons of vinegar; put the vegetables intended for the pickle into a a kettle, pour the vinegar and spices over them and set them over a clear fire; let them boil a few moments; put them in jars and tie them up tightly.
Two cups of molasses, 1 cup of grated chocolate, 1 cup of milk, 2 teaspoonfuls of vanilla, 1 tablespoon of butter; boil 25 minutes; set to cool in buttered pans, mark in squares.
One gallon of good molasses, 5 lbs. of brown sugar, and 1⁄4 lb. of butter; boil together until they candy well; then pour into buttered dishes, and pull until very white.
Three cups of sugar, 1 cup of water, and 1⁄4 lb. of chocolate; dissolve the chocolate in the water; then add 1 cup of milk, and 1⁄2 cup of butter; let it boil till it will drop from a spoon, generally about 1⁄2 hour; pour in a flat dish and cut in squares.
Twelve eggs to 5 cocoanuts; grate the nuts fine, and dry it in a moderate oven; beat up the whites of the eggs; then add the sugar, allowing 1 cup to 2 of the cocoanuts, and beat to a paste; then stir in the cocoanut, and drop in a pan or on a sheet of paper, and bake for 10 minutes.
Six lbs. of New Orleans sugar, water sufficient to dissolve it, 1⁄2 lb. of butter; boil until it cracks; when almost done, stir constantly to prevent burning; when done pour on a marble slab, or in a flat dish, and when cool, pull till light brown.
One lb. of powdered sugar, the whites of 9 eggs, beaten to a froth; the sugar should be worked in slowly with a wooden spoon; have ready a pan well greased and floured; drop a tablespoonful and sprinkle well with grated cocoanut; bake in a slow oven till a light brown.
One lb. of grated cocoanut, 1⁄2 lb. of white powdered sugar, whites of 6 eggs, beaten to a stiff froth; drop in buttered pans and bake.
Fry slightly, putting in a little flour before it becomes too brown, as the sauce must be a pale yellow; add water to the sauce; then put in a little onion, thyme and parsley, chopped very fine; 2 or 3 cloves and allspice; let the whole simmer till well done; then add the juice of a lemon, and a little of the peel, and at last stir in the yolks of 2 eggs well beaten; you may use the same receipt for making nims.
Trim the cutlets nicely; prepare a stuffing of dry, stale bread crumbs, mixed with the yolks of some raw eggs; season highly with thyme, parsley, marjoram, onion and celery leaves or seed, etc.; cut up 1 dozen olives fine, and mix in; put plenty of the dressing on each cutlet, and wrap it carefully in letter paper; lay them side by side in a flat, common pot; add a little lard and let them sweat for 1⁄2 hour; then broil quickly on hot coals, and serve and eat with lemon juice.
Put 1⁄2 tablespoonful of fresh butter into a saucepan; let it boil; add a medium sized onion, cut into thin slices; fry the onion a deep brown; have ready a chicken jointed and cut up into small pieces, or 2 lbs. of mutton, lamb or veal without fat, cut into pieces about 1⁄2 inch square; to the fried onion now add a whole tablespoonful of butter and 1 of curry powder; stir well and cook for a few moments; then add the meat; stir the whole over the fire; add a teacup of water; let the whole simmer over a gentle fire for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally; then remove the saucepan to the top of the stove, and let the contents simmer for 11⁄2 to 2 hours; must not let it boil; the addition of a pineapple takes the place of the gum mango in India; then add cocoanut, potato, green peas to taste, only just long enough before the curry is done to insure their being thoroughly cooked; all fat and flour should be eschewed; rice should be served separately, having been well drained and put into cold water to boil.
Take 50 or more shrimp; wash them in 5 or 6 waters; put them in a saucepan, adding salt and big black pepper, a little nutmeg (grated) and a bit of butter, on a brisk fire; stir with a spoon for 1⁄2 hour; when cooked let the shrimp drain; remove the meats and mash in mortar; boil rice in bouillon 1⁄4 hour; strain, and put it in mortar with the shrimp; when well pounded, put in saucepan, and thin with bouillon, and pass through a sieve; thin this purée (cream) so that it be neither too thick nor too thin; then mash the shrimp shells, add juice or butter in which the shrimps have been cooked, and strain the purée in a cullender; it should then be of reddish color; put this in a saucepan on a moderate fire; do not let come to a boil, but should be quite hot; put crust of bread in soup dish and pour on a little broth, hot, and when ready to serve add a little Maderia.
Nine lbs. of good, ripe peaches, rub with a coarse towel, and halve them; put 4 lbs. of sugar and 1 pint of vinegar in a kettle with cloves, mace and cinnamon, each 1 ounce; when the syrup is formed throw in the peaches, a few at a time, so as to keep them whole; when clear, take out and put in more until all are done; boil the syrup till quite rich; then pour over the peaches.
Herbs to be thoroughly boiled together; then chopped fine; put in a pot a tablespoonful of lard; when hot, put in 1 lb. of brisket of veal; smother slowly for 1⁄2 hour; add a pinch of flour; let veal fry brown; add onions to taste; then 1⁄2 lb. of raw ham cut in small pieces; put in herbs for a little while; then add boiling water, say about 11⁄2 pints; let stew together for about 3⁄4 hour; add red or green pepper and serve with rice in separate dish; herbs, spinach, lettuce and mustard tops predominate; green cabbage, raddish, and turnip tops in small quantities.
Two lbs. veal, boiled till done; then take out the bones, skins and strings; chop very fine; take enough of the broth the veal was boiled in and 1⁄2 loaf of bread to make a panada as thick as mush; stir into this while on the fire, 3 eggs and 2 heaping tablespoons of butter, till the whole looks like thin scrambled eggs; then turn this out on the meat, stirring it well; add part of a nutmeg or powdered mace and salt and pepper, in fact, any seasoning to taste; a little parsley, thyme and sage chopped very fine, and a little onion chopped and fried is an improvement. Excellent.
Have 1 lb. of nice potatoes boiled, and also 1⁄2 lb. of carrots; when cooked quite tender, rub the potatoes and carrots through a wire sieve with a wooden spoon; then add the yolk of an egg, salt and pepper to taste, and about a teaspoonful of butter; rub and beat all up into a thick paste; have a pudding dish well buttered and scattered all over with fine bread crumbs; put in the mixture; add bread crumbs on the top, and 1 or 2 small pieces of butter, and bake for about 1⁄2 hour, or till the crumbs are nice and brown; turn out the whole on a dish, and serve hot.
Soak all night in water enough to cover the ham; put the ham into a large vessel full of cold water, and simmer 20 minutes to each lb. of meat; when done, take off the skin, and grate bread crumbs over the top; sprinkle 1 tablespoonful of brown sugar over the bread crumbs, and pour over them 1 tablespoonful of wine vinegar bake for 1 hour; serve cold.
Gather the figs when fully swollen, but not quite ripe, leaving the stems on; soak them 10 or 12 hours in moderately strong brine (salt and water); take them out of this brine; rinse with clear water and place in glass or stone jars; have a kettle of pure, strong vinegar; add a gallon of light brown sugar to each gallon of vinegar, with such spices as you prefer for flavoring, cinnamon and a few cloves; place this kettle of vinegar over the fire, stirring and dissolving the sugar, and when the vinegar comes to a simmer, pour it over the figs, covering them about an inch; this process of scalding the vinegar and pouring over figs should be repeated about 3 times; a small piece of horse radish is an improvement.
Boiled potatoes (Irish) sliced, 5 large hard boiled eggs (sliced), 4 potted ham, 2 tablespoons sweet pickle, 2 tablespoons salt and pepper; mix thoroughly before making the dressing; a good deal of salt, the potatoes absorb so much; for the dressing, 2 tablespoons of Prince of Wales salad sauce; 2 yolks (raw) and 1 cooked, 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar, pepper to the taste, sweet oil about 1 pint, use neither mustard nor vinegar, the salad sauce contains all that is necessary of each; after mixing thoroughly, squeeze a few drops of lemon juice, and then add the whites beated stiff; pour the dressing on the potatoes, 1 spoonful or more at a time; mix well, and then garnish with eggs, pickles, etc., according to your taste; stir the oil into the raw yolk as you do for mayonnaise dressing; then add the other ingredients.
Put the mangoes into salt and water and let them remain for nine days; split them, take out the insides, put them in a kettle, cover them with vinegar and water; put in a lump of alum the size of a hickory nut; put cabbage leaves around them; put them on the stove where they will keep warm, but not boil, and keep them there until green; take 1 lb. of ginger, crack it but don’t powder it fine, 1 lb. of grated horse radish, 1⁄2 lb. of garlic, 2 ounces of black mustard seed, 2 ounces of white mustard seed, 2 ounces of celery seed, 2 ounces of ground mace, 2 ounces of ground cloves; in each mango put a small cucumber and a long white pepper; mix the stuffing with olive oil, fill the mangoes, tie them with a worsted string (yarn), pour boiling vinegar over them two or three times; put a whole red pepper in each jar, fill the spaces with cucumbers; put a little unmixed mustard and brown sugar in the top of each jar; seal them up and put them away for a year or more; this quantity of stuffing will fill thirty or forty mangoes.
- How to test fish when thoroughly cooked; lift it upon the dish and insert a thin bladed knife in the thickest part close to the bone; if the bone readily divides from the fish, it should be taken from the fire; it is done.
- When boiling puddings have the water boiling when the pudding is put in, and do not let it stop till you take out; dip the cloth in cold water, and it will release the pudding easily.
- Whites of eggs should always be beaten till they become a heap of stiff froth, without any liquid at the bottom and till it hangs from the folk without dropping.
- A few drops of glycerine in a bottle of mucilage will cause the mucilage to adhere to glass, when used upon labels.
- Before you cut an iced cake cut the icing by itself with a small sharp knife.
- Carbonate of soda applied to the bite of a spider or any venomous creature will neutralize the poisonous effect almost instantly; it acts like a charm in case of a snake bite.
- Cement for broken glass: slake some quicklime with boiling water, and collect some of the fine powder of the lime; take the white of an egg well beaten, with an equal bulk of water, and add the slaked lime to it to form a thin paste; use quickly, and it will resist, when dry, boiling water.
Whites of 14 eggs, yolks of 7 eggs, 10 ounces of flour; 1 lb. of sugar.
Put the yolks of 6 eggs in a large basin; a dessertspoonful of potato flour, 1 dessertspoonful of orange flower water; add a very little salt; stir these together with a wooden spoon for about 10 minutes; then whip the 6 whites and mix them in lightly with the batter; next put 2 ounces of butter into a saucepan; set it on the fire, and as soon as the butter begins to sputter, pour the batter into it; set the pan over the fire and as the batter becomes partially set round the sides and at the bottom, toss it over gently and then turn the omelette out neatly in the form of a dome on a silver dish greased with butter; put it in the oven and bake it for about 12 minutes; when it is ready to send to table, shake some sugar over it and serve immediately.
In boiling fish use invariably cold water. If a fish is put into boiling water, the flesh being softer than the meat of animals, the act of boiling causes it to break up. When water is boiling in which the fish has been placed, remove it from the fire and let the fish simmer; a boiled fish is done when the fins can be easily removed.
A poison of any description may be rendered almost instantly harmless, by swallowing 2 gills of sweet oil. An individual with a strong constitution should take nearly twice that quantity. The oil will neutralize almost every form of vegetable, animal or mineral poison with which physicians and chemists are acquainted.
Two teaspoonfuls of flour, 1⁄4 lb. of butter; stir this into 4 tablespoons of boiling water, stirring until all of the butter is melted. This is the foundation of most of the sauces for mutton fish, and poultry. Egg sauce is made by adding to the drawn butter, the yolks of 4 hard boiled eggs and a little more boiling water.
One pound of the best beef; take off all the fat and cut the lean into small pieces; pour over it 1 pint of cold water and let it stand 3 or 4 hours; then put it over a brisk fire and let it boil 20 minutes.
Mix thoroughly 2 lbs. of cream of tartar and 1 lb. of soda; use 1 teaspoonful of the mixture to 1 pint of flour, sifting it into the dry flour.
One dozen ears of corn; cut the grains down through the middle; scrape out the heart; mix this with 1 teacup of milk, 3 eggs, 1⁄2 cup of butter with 1 teaspoonful of sugar; mix well and bake in a moderate oven. This is delicious.
- 10 eggs is equal to 1 lb.
- 1 lb. of sugar is equal to 1 quart.
- 1 lb. of butter, when soft, is 1 quart.
- 1 lb. 2 ounces of flour is equal to 1 quart.
- 4 tablespoonfuls to 1⁄2 gill.
- 16 tablespoonfuls to 1⁄2 pint.
- A common sized wineglass, 1⁄2 a gill.
- A common sized tumbler, 1⁄2 pint.
- 2 ordinary teacups, 1 pint.
- Sodium nitrate.
The book originally called for saltpetre, which is no longer used in cooking
because it is toxic.
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