Recipes For Homemade Ice Cream

In Blog, Ice Cream & Ices by DougG

ICE-CREAM. One pint of milk, the yolks of two eggs, six ounces of sugar and one tablespoonful of cornstarch. Scald but do not boil. Then put the whites of the two eggs into a pint of cream; whip it. Mix the milk and cream, flavor and freeze. One teaspoonful of vanilla or lemon is generally sufficient. The quantity, of course, …

Old Fashioned Bread Recipes

In Blog, Bread by DougG

WHEAT BREAD. Sift the flour into a large bread-pan or bowl; make a hole in the middle of it, and pour in the yeast in the ratio of half a teacupful of yeast to two quarts of flour; stir the yeast lightly, then pour in your “wetting,” either milk or water, as you choose,—which use warm in winter and cold …

Homemade Pickle Recipes

In Blog, Pickles by DougG

CUCUMBER PICKLES. Select the medium, small-sized cucumbers. For one bushel make a brine that will bear up an egg; heat it boiling hot and pour it over the cucumbers; let them stand twenty-four hours, then wipe them dry; heat some vinegar boiling hot and pour over them, standing again twenty-four hours. Now change the vinegar, putting on fresh vinegar, adding …

Old Fashioned Egg And Omelet Recipes

In Eggs & Omelets by DougG

There are so many ways of cooking and dressing eggs, that it seems unnecessary for the ordinary family to use those that are not the most practical. To ascertain the freshness of an egg, hold it between your thumb and forefinger in a horizontal position, with a strong light in front of you. The fresh egg will have a clear …

How To Make Homemade Butter And Cheese

In Butter and Cheese by DougG

How Do You Make Homemade Butter Thoroughly scald the churn, then cool well with ice or spring water. Now pour in the thick cream; churn fast at first, then, as the butter forms, more slowly; always with perfect regularity; in warm weather, pour a little cold water into the churn, should the butter form slowly; in the winter, if the …

Old Fashioned Cake Recipes From Scratch

In Cakes by DougG

Suggestions For Old Fashioned Cake Recipes From Scratch Use none but the best materials, and all the ingredients should be properly prepared before commencing to mix any of them. Eggs beat up much lighter and sooner by being placed in a cold place sometime before using them; a small pinch of soda sometimes has the same effect. Flour should always …

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Old Fashioned Canning Recipes

In Blog, Canned Fruits by DougG

Berries and all ripe, mellow fruit require but little cooking, only long enough for the sugar to penetrate. Strew sugar over them, allow them to stand a few hours, then merely scald with the sugar; half to three-quarters of a pound is considered sufficient. Harder fruits like pears, quinces, etc., require longer boiling. The great secret of canning is to …

Old Timey Catsup Recipes

In Catups by DougG

TOMATO CATSUP. No. 1. Put into two quarts of tomato pulp (or two cans of canned tomatoes) one onion, cut fine, two tablespoonfuls of salt and three tablespoonfuls of brown sugar. Boil until quite thick; then take from the fire and strain it through a sieve, working it until it is all through but the seeds. Put it back on …

Old Fashioned Dumpling Recipes

In Dumplings & Puddings by DougG

APPLE DUMPLINGS. Make a rich biscuit dough, the same as soda or baking-powder biscuit, only adding a little more shortening. Take a piece of dough out on the molding-board, roll out almost as thin as pie crust; then cut into square pieces large enough to cover an apple. Put into the middle of each piece two apple halves that have …

Old Fashioned Biscuit Recipes

In Biscuits Rolls & Muffins by DougG

SODA BISCUIT. One quart of sifted flour, one teaspoonful of soda, two teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar, one teaspoonful of salt; mix thoroughly, and rub in two tablespoonfuls of butter and wet with one pint of sweet milk. Bake in a quick oven.   BAKING POWDER BISCUIT. Two pints of flour, butter the size of an egg, three heaping teaspoonfuls …