Volume IX, No. 2, Winter 1981
by Deidra Morgan
To prepare a meal during the winter months, farm wives relied a great deal on staples. Since cold
weather was butchering weather, fresh meat was a big item on the table. The following recipes
depended on staples and home produced ingredients. The first three recipes were contributed by
Lois Roper Beard.
|boiling beef||1/2 tsp. salt|
|2 large eggs||pinch of baking powder|
|2 half egg shells of top milk||flour|
Cook boiling beef until tender. Remove bone. Put broth into pan and bring to a boil.
Beat eggs with milk, salt and baking powder. Add enough sifted flour to make a stiff dough. Roll
the dough until thin on a slightly floured board. Cut the dough into fine strips and add to boiling
beef broth. Let cook in a tightly covered pot until done. Pour over beef or serve separately.
SOUR CREAM RAISIN PIE
|1 cup raisins||1 egg|
|water||1/2 cup sour cream|
|1 cup sugar||dash of cinnamon or|
|2 T flour||1 tsp. vanilla|
Cook raisins in small amount of water until plump. Mix together sugar and flour. Beat egg and sour cream together. Add this and sugar-flour mixture to raisins. Add cinnamon or vanilla.
Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake for 45 minutes at 400 o F. Top with meringue.<
|1 1/2 cups sugar||1 cup buttermilk|
|butter size of large black walnut||lemon extract|
|1 heaping T flour||nutmeg|
Cream butter, sugar, and flour together. Add eggs and beat well. Add buttermilk and extract and continue to beat. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle nutmeg over top. Bake at 350° until set.
This cake was economical to make since many farmers made their own molasses. During the war
when sugar was rationed this recipe was a favorite with Lutie Hooper who made this cake often
and gave it to others, especially during the holiday season. Doxey Dampier contributed this recipe
from her mother's collection.
|1/2 cup sugar||1/3 tsp. cloves|
|1/2 cup shortening||1/3 tsp. ginger|
|2 eggs||1/3 tsp. cinnamon|
|2 cups flour||1/2 tsp. salt|
|2 tsp. soda||1 cup molasses|
|1 cup boiling water|
Cream together the sugar and shortening, add the eggs and beat well. Sift the flour before measuring, then sift together flour, soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Add to the first mixture. Combine the water and molasses and add to mixture. Pour in a large greased pan so the batter will be shallow in the pan and bake in moderate oven until done.
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