Friday, September 23, 2011

Old Timey cook book

Today I bought an old Timey cook book and have been reading through some of the recipes. this is a good one maybe even for this day and age! Named
Leatherbritches Beans
wash and drain a batch of firm green beans Remove the ends and the strings. Use a large darning needle with heavy white thread and thread through the pod near the middle pushing them along the thread so they are 1/4 inch apart. Hang up the strings of beans in a warm well ventilated place to dry. They will shrivel and turn greenish gray. To cook in the winter time as the pioneers did ,cover with water and soak overnight.
 Drain, renew the water and parboil slowly for 1/2 hours.
Drain again cook slowly with ham hock or salt pork until tender
 Serve with Cornbread!!!
Next one I plan to try is this
Keepsake Biscut
1 quart milk or cream
1 1/2 cups of butter or lard
2 Tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon cream of tartar
Enough flour to make a stiff dough.
Knead well and mold into neat small biscuts with your hands. Bake well and you have a good sweet biscut that will keep for weeks in a dry place. They are fine for a traveling lunch!!
MRS.Colonel Moore
written down in 1890

1 comment:

Lucy said...

I will try the green bean next year. The biscut recipe looks good but I will make 1/2 recipe.Thanks for sharing.