This is a frequently requested bread in my household. Along with the request for me to make it always comes the comment, "You don't make that beer bread often enough. It is so....Good!" Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Prep time does not include proofing of starter.Makes one 1 1/2 lb. loaf
I was going through my recipe files and found this forgotten treasure. It was signed originally by my paternal grandmother, so I believe Grandmother Higbe would have been 4 generations back from me. The recipe was dated '1885'. There is no time or temperature (Who knows what a wood cook stove's temperature would have been?). For cakes I default to 350 deg. F. and test with a toothpick for doneness.
This is a recipe I found in my Polish Cookbook from Culinary Arts Institution. I haven't tried it myself, but found it interesting when I accidently ran across it the same evening I had just posted my own Watermelon Rind Pickle recipe in a discussion on the boards. If you decide to try it, please let me know what you think of it. Thanks!
When my kids were all little they loved Dr. Seuss, and his book Green Eggs and Ham was their favorite. In an effort to get them to eat eggs, I came up with the idea of making 'Green Eggs & Ham' for breakfast. They loved it and would often demand it for breakfast. Just multiple the ingredients by the number of small children you are serving. If the kids are a little older, then you can double serving sizes. This recipe also served as a good 'science experiment' when the kids were learning about primary and secondary colors...after-all, yellow and blue make green! :-) I look forward to the day when I'll be able to make 'Green Eggs & Ham' for my grandkids.
This is quick and easy to make for that last minute "have to take something" and always gets wiped out. I have a really hard time keeping my family out of it long enough to cover it and put it in the refrigerator. We like to save the drained juices for a refreshing beverage.
I prefer real buttermilk in recipes to the vinegar-lemon milk substitute. It was frustrating always running out of buttermilk just when I needed it most. I usually quadruple and make a gallon at a time. Once you've made your own, you can save some back to replenish your supply by making more. My husband loves an occasional cold glass of buttermilk on a hot summer day, with a little salt.
Update: A couple of reviewers have reported this did not work for them. Because it is a 'culture based' recipe, it relies on the fresh buttermilk that provides the 'culture' to be fresh enough that the 'culture' is still alive. Once the culture has died, it can no longer feed to create more of itself.
Years ago I demonstrated for "Christmas Around the World". One of my hostesses served this to her guests and it was a really big hit! Obviously, I asked for the recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
This is a recipe my husband taught me when we were first married. I thought he was absolutely nuts...until I tried that first bite. It is in response to a request on the boards. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. :-))
I came up with this combination as a teen and it has always been my favorite. You can use any salad dressing of your choice and top with boiled eggs, sunflower seeds, cheese, croutons, bacon bits or whatever you choose. My preference with this one...just serve it like it is. The juices from the tomatoes are all the dressing I require! It is very colorful, light and refreshing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
This recipe is being posted in response to a request on the boards. I haven't made it yet. I'm really glad this request came up because it sounds delicious and I just know I'm going to have to make it myself now. Cook time includes processing time only.
This is in response to a discussion on the boards, because the ingredient of the month is "beer". I haven't tried it yet, myself, but it does sound good. I think 1 cup Rye flour could also be substituted for 1 cup of the bread flour. Hope you enjoy it and would really appreciate hearing how it turns out if you decide to make it. Thanks. This could also be made using traditional bread making methods. Makes one 1 1/2 lb loaf.
This recipe came from "The Farmers Almanac Blue Ribbon Recipes" cookbook, used for a pumpkin pie. I used it last night to make Bev's Chocolate Chip Pie. It turned out great. It can be prebaked for a cream-filled pie, or unbaked for a pie that must go into the oven. You could use this recipe as an alternative to just about any "crumb crust". Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
This is my version of Creamy Cheese Bowl from my Campbell's Cooking with Soup cookbook. This can be topped with a few croutons and/or served with a nice cornbread/muffin and a salad for a quick, easy and light meal.
This is a favorite of my family's (especially my 16 year old--the only frosting she will ever make). It is in response to a request on the boards. If you are planning to use this on a chocolate cake, clear vanilla will produce a stark white frosting that contrasts beautifully with the chocolate. This is a light, fluffy frosting and doesn't over-power the flavor of any cake that you choose to top with it. My daughters also like to spread it on graham crackers for 'graham cracker sandwiches'.
This was my first effort at 'Creative Cooking' as a young girl. Not knowing that it was my creation, Mom was so excited about how good this was that she immediately wanted to know from which of her cookbooks I'd found this recipe. Going through my recipe file has brought back another pleasant memory!