The Story of Crisco eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 267 pages of information about The Story of Crisco.
Grilled Salmon Cucumber Potatoes Galantine of Beef, Aspic Jelly Vegetable Salad *Fruit Tart Custard Coffee

Fruit Tart_—­2 pounds fruit, 1 cup sugar, ginger, 2 cups flour, 6 tablespoons Crisco, and baking powder.  If tart is to be made of rhubarb, it should be well washed (not skinned) and cut up in inch lengths, packed tightly into dish, sugar sprinkled among it, also 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.  If made of gooseberries, they should be picked clean, washed, and put in dish with little cinnamon.  If apples are used, they must be peeled and sliced very thinly, sugar sprinkled among them, and little lemon peel grated, or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.  In no case put water in.  Paste.  Put flour in basin with dessertspoon, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 6 tablespoons Crisco, and crumble latter among flour until all lumps have disappeared, then pour in cold water to make stiff paste; turn it out on board and roll it a little larger than size of dish; after wetting it, cut off band of paste to put round edge of dish; wet band again and place remainder paste on.  Press it down very lightly, to make edges adhere; pare and notch them neatly according to taste; brush top with cold water, and dust fine sugar over, then put in oven to bake for 1 hour.  When fruit tart begins to boil out at side it is usually ready.

May 14

Spring Soup Slices of Galantine of Beef Lettuce and Egg Salad Cheese Toast Bananas in Custard Coffee_

_*Spring Soup_—­1 large lettuce, 12 spring onions, 2 tablespoons Crisco, 1 pint milk, 1 pint stock or water, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, parsley, salt, nutmeg, croutons of bread and sugar.

Wash lettuce and onions, shred lettuce and slice onions thinly.  Melt Crisco in saucepan, and fry lettuce and onions for about 5 minutes; add stock and part of milk, and let simmer gently for 10 minutes.  Mix cornstarch with remainder of milk, pour into soup and stir until it boils, simmer for another 10 minutes; season to taste with pepper, salt, sugar, and little nutmeg.  Cut some crust of bread into thin strips and dry quite crisp in oven; put them into tureen with parsley picked small, and pour soup over.  Watercress, endive, or sorrel may be used either along with, or in place of, the lettuce for a change.

May 15

Julienne Soup *Bobotee Boiled Potatoes Beans Cream Cheese and Pimiento Salad Blanc-mange and Stewed Fruit Coffee

Bobotee_—­1 pound lean beef or mutton, 6 ounces bread, 8 tablespoons Crisco, 4 onions, 4 tablespoons almonds, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, and 4 eggs.

Soak bread in milk, then squeeze it, mince meat.  Chop onions and fry in hot Crisco, keeping them of a pale color, add bread, curry, sugar, vinegar, and salt, then well mix in meat and eggs beaten.  Crisco a pudding dish.  Bake from 20 to 30 minutes.  Serve in pudding dish garnished with slices of lemon and parsley.  Can be eaten either hot or cold.

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