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grandmother's cook book

Postby wargarden » October 13th, 2019, 2:17 am

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Re: grandmother's cook book

Postby earthmaiden » October 13th, 2019, 7:48 am

The historical snippets are quite interesting. Love the struggle for food which led to a Huckleberry Pudding containing butter and 3 eggs. They must have had their own cow and chickens!
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Re: grandmother's cook book

Postby Ratatouille » October 13th, 2019, 2:42 pm

Whose grandmother?
I have mine Gran's handwriten one and my GC's have my one and only published one and, guess what boxes and boxes of newspaper articles :lol: :lol:
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Re: grandmother's cook book

Postby wargarden » October 13th, 2019, 6:34 pm

Ratatouille the first link say whose grandmother, the recipes were published
by by grand children of widow of rebel general from USA civil war.
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Re: grandmother's cook book

Postby Ratatouille » October 14th, 2019, 8:53 am

Ah that's interesting. My s-i-l , an army officer, has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Civil War. When they lived in Virginia he marched everyone round every last sight. For Christmas that year he gave me a reproduction collection of recipes collected at the time. It is fascinting especially as I had visited some of the kitchens where they were cooked.

I'm afraid my eyesight is not good enough to read the clippings.
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Re: grandmother's cook book

Postby Seatallan » October 20th, 2019, 11:40 am

The Cyllabub recipe is more or less identical to one that's run through our family (though it's 'Syllabub' to us). It's one of my favorite puds and I sometimes make it at Christmas. I like it with home made shortbread on the side. :chops:
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Re: grandmother's cook book

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 20th, 2019, 11:33 pm

Ooh, can you share your syllabub recipe please Sea? That might be something I could whip up as a dessert over Christmas. :tu:
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Re: grandmother's cook book

Postby Seatallan » October 21st, 2019, 11:23 am

Tezza, what I do is steep some fresh herbs (I like rosemary and some basil) in a couple of tablespoons of alcohol of your choice (I usually go with sherry or marsala) and some sugar to taste (sugar sort of melts into the alcohol). Leave it steeping overnight. Then whisk up a large carton of double cream and fold it into the alcohol mixture (having removed the herbs). Then stick it in the fridge until needed. I usually serve it in tall glasses with a wee bit of lemon zest on top. Lovely with home-made shortbread on the side (I make wee biscuits using Christmas cut-outs of stars and Christmas trees). Enjoy! :)
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