The Story of Crisco eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 304 pages of information about The Story of Crisco.

Ginger Snaps

2 cupfuls molasses 1 cupful brown sugar 1 cupful Crisco 2 teaspoonfuls baking soda 2 teaspoonfuls powdered ginger 1 teaspoonful powdered mace 1 teaspoonful salt 2 tablespoonfuls boiling water Flour

Cream Crisco and sugar together, add molasses, spices, salt, soda mixed with boiling water and sufficient flour to make stiff paste.  Roll out thin, cut with small cutter, lay on Criscoed tins and bake in hot oven from five to seven minutes.

Sufficient for one hundred snaps.

Ginger Gems

1 cupful sugar 1/2 cupful Crisco 3/4 cupful chopped preserved ginger 2 eggs 1 cupful milk 3 cupfuls flour 3 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/2 teaspoonful salt

Cream Crisco and sugar together, then add eggs well beaten.  Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and add alternately with milk to first mixture.  Now mix in ginger and divide mixture into Criscoed and floured gem pans and bake in hot oven twenty-five minutes.

Sufficient for sixteen gems.

Gluten Bread

2 cupfuls scalded milk 2 cupfuls boiling water 2 teaspoonfuls salt 1 egg 2 tablespoonfuls Crisco 1/4 cupful warm water 1/2 yeast cake 3 cupfuls gluten flour

Mix Crisco, boiling water, milk, and salt.  When lukewarm, add yeast cake dissolved in warm water, egg well beaten, and gluten.  Let rise, when risen and spongy beat well, add enough gluten to make a stiff dough and knead well.  Allow to rise, shape in loaves, place in Criscoed bread pans, let rise, and bake for one hour in moderately hot oven.

Sufficient for two small loaves.

Golden Corn Muffins

1 cupful flour 2 tablespoonfuls Crisco 1 cupful yellow cornmeal 3 tablespoonfuls sugar 1 cupful milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoonful salt 3 teaspoonfuls baking powder

Cream Crisco and sugar thoroughly together, add eggs well beaten and milk.  Then stir in slowly dry ingredients which have been sifted together three times.  Divide into greased gem pans and bake in moderately hot oven twenty-five minutes.

Sufficient for twelve muffins.

Hominy Bread for Breakfast

3 cupfuls cooked hominy 2 tablespoonfuls melted Crisco 1-1/2 cupfuls cornmeal 2 eggs 1 teaspoonful salt 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 2 cupfuls milk

Beat eggs, add milk and hominy.  Sift in cornmeal, add baking powder and salt; add Crisco.  Beat all together three minutes.  Pour into deep Criscoed pan and bake one hour in slow oven.  Serve hot.

Sufficient for one large loaf.

Health Bread

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