by Barbara Swell
A perennial favorite, this book includes such items as pioneer recipes, food insults, cake superstitions and jump rope rhymes. Traditional recipes include Sour Dough Bread, Thomas Jefferson's Spoonbread, and Dandelion Salad. The 1800's Remedies section includes cures such as "Wrinkle Remover" and "In Case You're Struck by Lightening."
Peppered with authentic 19th century photographs, this popular cookbook is smothered with old-time recipes, kitchen proverbs, even a pinch of proper pioneer etiquette! Make-do recipes include Leather Britches, Ash Cake and Portable Soup, using the ingredients available to settlers 150 years ago! Other goodies: hand-dipped candle making, soup warnings, molasses taffy, faux foods, zucchini clarinet and ginger beer!
"A fascinating compilation of recipes, history, lore and humor. The author recreates the pioneer kitchen, its equipment, ingredients, and outlook." - Cook's Books Select
RECIPES INCLUDE: Wheat: Attire for Bread Baking, Biscuits, Buttermilk Biscuits, Odorless Salt Rising Bread, Sally Lunn, Salt Risin Bread, Scones, Sour Dough Bread, Corn: Ash Cake, Cornbread, Cornmeal Mush, Cornpone, Cornstick, Hoe Cake, Hunter's Cake, Johnny Cake, Johnny Cake Rhyme, Polenta, Roasted Corn, Spoonbread, Soups: Corn Chowder, Oyster Soup, Portable Soup, Potato Soup, Sweet Potato Soup, Meat/Wild Game: Apples and Buttons, Brunswick Stew, Baked Prairie Chicken, Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken Pie, Chicken Shortcake, Cornish Pasties, Dried Sweet Apple Schnitz, Meat Hash, Pigs in a Puddle, Shepherd's Pie, Schnitz un Knepp, Vegetables: Apple/Carrot Salad, Baked Beans, Cheese Biscuits in Tomato Sauce, Dandelion Salad, Leather Britches, Pickled Beets, Red Pickled Eggs, Root Vegetable Pasties, Sauerkraut, Vegetable Cutlets, Zucchini Clarinet, Fruit: Apple Butter, Apple Dumplings, Apple Pie, Apple Stack Cake, Blackberry Pie, Fruit Cobbler, Fruit Crisp, Fruit Roly Poly, Miracle Cobbler, Snails House Cobbler, Desserts: Doughnuts in Rhyme, Fairy Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, Gingerbread, Lemon Sauce, Pastry Crust, Poor Man's Pudding, Pumpkin Pie, Sand Tarts/Jelly Tarts, Togus Bread, Faux Foods: Mock Angelfood, Cake, Mock Clam Chowder, Mock Mince Pie, Mock Olives, Mock Oysters, Mock Pecan Pie, Mock Whipped Cream, Home-Made.Butter, Beverages: Blackberry Wine, Cherry Bounce, Coffee, Ginger Beer, Honey and Molasses Dipped Candles, Molasses Taffey. ï¾