Showing posts with label Instructions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Instructions. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bacon and Cabbage Soup - Recipe of the Day

English: Polish Potato Soup
 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A cooked rasher. Raw bacon rashers are an esse...
A cooked rasher. Raw bacon rashers are an essential ingredient of coddle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When it happens that you have a dinner consisting of bacon and cabbages, you invariably throw away the liquor in which they have been boiled, or, at the best, give it to the pigs, if you possess any; this is wrong, for it is easy to turn it to a better account for your own use, by paying attention to the following instructions, viz.:—Put your piece of bacon on to boil in a pot with two gallons (more or less, according to the number you have to provide for) of water, when it has boiled up, and has been well skimmed, add the cabbages, kale, greens, or sprouts, whichever may be used, well washed and split down, and also some parsnips and carrots; season with pepper, but no salt, as the bacon will season the soup sufficiently; and when the whole has boiled together very gently for about two hours, take up the bacon surrounded with the cabbage, parsnips, and carrots, leaving a small portion of the vegetables in the soup, and pour this into a large bowl containing slices of bread; eat the soup first, and make it a rule that those who eat most soup are entitled to the largest share of bacon.

The above recipe comes from a very old cookbook.  A bit of history for the cooking world.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Yeast Bread - Recipe of The Day

Bread (Photo credit: ulterior epicure)
With these materials two loaves can be made: Two quarts of flour, half a cupful of yeast, nearly a pint and a half of water, half a table- spoonful each of lard, sugar, and salt. Sift the flour into a bread- pan, and, after taking out a cupful for use in kneading, add the salt, sugar, yeast, and the water, which must be about blood warm (or, say one hundred degrees, if in cold weather, and about eighty in the hot season). Beat well with a strong spoon. When well mixed, sprinkle a little flour on the board, turn out the dough on this, and knead from twenty to thirty minutes. Put back in the pan. Hold the lard in the hand long enough to have it very soft. Rub it over the dough. Cover closely, that neither dust nor air can get in, and set in a warm place. It will rise in eight or nine hours. In the morning shape into loaves or rolls. If into loaves, let these rise an hour where the temperature is between ninety and one hundred degrees; if into rolls, let these rise an hour and a half. Bake in an oven that will brown a teaspoonful of flour in five minutes. (The flour used for this test should be put on a bit of crockery, as it will have a more even heat.) The loaves will need from forty-five to sixty minutes to bake, but the rolls will be done in half an hour if placed close together in the pan; and if French rolls are made, they will bake in fifteen minutes. As soon as baked, the bread should be taken out of the pans and placed on a table where it can rest against something until cool. It should then be put in a stone pot or tin box, which has been thoroughly washed, scalded and dried, and be set away in a cool, dry place.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Spanish Style Stuffed Chicken - Recipe of the day

Saffron Chicken (827857596)
Saffron Chicken (827857596) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Brown a fat tender chicken in a small amount of lard by turning over and over for a few minutes. Make a dressing of two cups bread crumbs, three tablespoons pulp of sweet green peppers, one cup tomatoes, two tablespoons chopped onion, one-half cup claret, two tablespoons sugar, one-half cup sliced onions, one-half cup seeded raisins, one teaspoon white pepper, and salt to taste. Stuff chicken and bake in closed pan one hour. Make gravy of drippings by adding flour, mushroom sauce and hot water. Pour over chicken.

Here is another version.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013


An iced cake. Iced with Cookbook:Chocolate Sou...
An iced cake. Iced with Cookbook:Chocolate Sour-Cream Icing, in fact! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Place all ingredients in top of double boiler. Place over boiling water and beat with dover beater for seven minutes; add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and spread on top and sides of cake.
For Chocolate Icing use above, adding 1½ ounces melted unsweetened chocolate or 4½ tablespoons cocoa after removing from oven.
For Coffee Icing use 3 tablespoons cold boiled coffee in place of water.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Almond Cake - Recipe Of The Day

Warm creamy almond cake, strawberry center and...
Warm creamy almond cake, strawberry center and cinnamon streusel throughout...with a pinch of chocolate for good measure.....S is for Summer, S is for Strawberry. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Granulated sugar, nine ounces,
Very fine Hungarian flour, five ounces,
Sweet almonds with some bitter ones, two ounces,
Six whole eggs and three egg yolks,
Taste of lemon peel.

After skinning the almonds in warm water and drying them well, grind or better pound them well together with a tablespoonful of sugar and mix well with the flour. Put the rest of the sugar in a deep dish with the egg yolks and the grated lemon peel (just a taste) and stir with a ladle for a quarter of an hour. In another dish beat the six whites of egg and when they have become quite thick mix them with other ingredients stirring slowly everything together.
To bake place the mixture in a baking-tin greased evenly with butter and sprinkled with powdered sugar and flour.

Video for making an Orange and Almond Cake.  Make Something Extraordinary tonight.
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