I was blown away with all the sweet emails, you are all the dearest readers!
First off, we will use this page of our website " Recipes & News" to post an occasional recipe and update you on how we are doing. And of course any big news like the release of our documentary, which I might add takes a lot more time than we even anticipated. ;)
Now for the promised recipe:
Pickled Smoked Garlic
3 cups vinegar
6 cups water
8 tablespoons pickling salt
1/4 teaspoon alum
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke per jar
Heat vinegar, water, salt to a full boil. Pour over peeled garlic in pint jars. (I buy pre-peeled organic garlic at Costco in bags) Pour 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke per jar and process ten min. according to your canning manual.
If you don't like the smoked flavor, add a little dill to the jars and omit liquid smoke.
¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
5 large eggs
½ cup milk
½ all purpose flour
Dash of salt
Maple syrup or powdered sugar with some lemon juice.
Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a 9-inch pie plate .
Heat in the oven until the butter is melted and
bubbly - 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir well
and mix in the apple slices. Return the to the oven and bake for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the eggs, milk, flour and salt in a blender or beat by hand until frothy – 1 minute. Pour over the apple mixture.
Bake until the cake is puffed and set – 18 to 20 minutes. Serve warm with maple syrup or lemon juice,
and powdered sugar. Enjoy!
My great granny was a very resourceful woman. She lived thru the depression, and I grew up begging for any story she would tell me of those days. She always thought it funny for young girl to want to know about that time in history, but she would still tell me what I wanted to know.
I enjoyed digging in her cellar/basement; I found all kinds of goodies. I loved everything that was old and had a story. I still do, that’s why I love old simple recipes. They have stories and life in them. This oldie was my granny’s she made the best pies! It’s simple and tasty. This really was a simple desert often used during the 30’s and 40’s.
½ c. cocoa
¼ cup cornstarch (or ½ c. all purpose flour)
1 ½ c. sugar
¼ tsp. salt
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix cocoa, cornstarch, beaten egg yolks; sugar and salt, then add milk gradually, while stirring in a pot over med-high heat. Cook until thick, beating it smooth. Pour into a pre-baked pie shell. Put in the fridge to chill, add whipped cream if you like :0
Just a note: I no longer use cornstarch, I substitute with arrowroot flour or unbleached flour. I also use organic sugar or honey in my recipes.
Enjoy some old fashioned goodness!
You asked for the recipe... so here it is! Enjoy.
1 large can of pumpkin or two small 15oz cans ( don’t be afraid to use some of your pumpkins from the garden)
3 cups of organic sugar ( 1 ½ organic sugar 1 ½ honey works too!)
1 cup of light olive oil or butter
4 ½ cups of unbleached flour (you can use whole wheat or go half white & half whole wheat. Whatever your heart wishes!)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
4 tsp. soda
Bake @ 350 for 1 hour
Makes 3 loaves of pumpkin bread.
Simple & Sweet.
Note: I always add toasted nuts and chocolate chips to the top, and slightly pat down before baking.
My Great Granny always made simple food, and boy was it good. She lived through the depression, and really new how to use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.
2 Cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
½ cup butter
2/3 cup buttermilk
Mix like you would biscuits. Then add your fresh fruit. (For a fun fall scone add cranberries, walnuts, and some orange peel.) Pat into a circle and cut into wedges, separate wedges slightly. Brush with a little egg white and 1 T. milk or cream, then sprinkle with coarse sugar.
I used fresh peaches in the scones this time.
Bake @ 400 degrees for about 15-20 min. Make sure it is cooked thru in the center. Then make some Devonshire and enjoy to the fullest!
1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
1/4 C sour cream
6 T powdered sugar
Beat together until smooth and enjoy.
Bread, doughnuts and biscuits. Doesn't that sound comforting ? I consider anything with flour, sugar or honey, butter, olive oil, eggs, salt, soda, yeast or any leavening, basic simple staples that can be turned into good old fashioned food. Here are some of our favorites.
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105-115)
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 T. shortening
2 1/2 - 2 3/4 cups unbleached flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water, then stir into the lukewarm water, sugar, salt, egg, shortening and 1 1/4 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour. Knead for 5 mins. Let rise 1 1/2 hrs. Punch down and braid, now brush with butter and let double (40 mins.) Heat oven to 375. Brush with egg yoke mixture
(1 egg yoke, and 2 T. cold water) Bake 25-30 mins.
This recipe is so easy to make and yummy my daughter makes it for us often.
This is my friends recipe. I love these doughnut ! The first time I made them they turned out perfect. Great recipe.
Better than Crispy Cream's Doughnuts
1 T Yeast
1 3/4 C lukewarm Water
1/2 C Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1/3 C Shortening
5 C Flour
- Dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups of flour. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour until smooth
- Cover and let rise until double (50 to 60 minutes)
- Turn dough onto flour surface - coat lightly with flour. Gently roll dough 1/2" thick with floured rolling pin
- Cut with floured doughnut cutter
- Cover and let rise until double (30 to 40 minutes)
- Heat oil to 350 degrees
- Slide doughnuts into hot oil with a wide spatula
- Turn doughnuts as they rise
- Fry about 1 minute on each side
- Remove from oil
- Dip in glaze or roll
1/3 C Butter
2 C Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
4 - 6 T Hot Water
- Heat butter until melted
- Remove heat
- Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth
- Stir in water, 1 T at a time, until desired consistency
1/2 C Butter
3 C Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Maple Flavoring
- Thoroughly cream butter and powdered sugar
- Add maple flavoring
- Beat until spreading consistency