The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking eBook

Helen Stuart Campbell
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One teacupful of tapioca washed and soaked over-night in one pint of warm water.  Next morning add a quart of milk and a teaspoonful of salt, and boil in a milk-boiler for two hours.  Just before taking it from the fire, add a tablespoonful of butter, a teaspoonful of vanilla, and three eggs beaten with a cup of sugar.  The whites may be made in a meringue.  Pour into a glass dish which has had warm water standing in it, to prevent cracking, and eat cold.  Rice or sago cream is made in the same way.


One cup of rice; three pints of milk; one heaping cup of sugar; one teaspoonful of salt.

Wash the rice well.  Butter a two-quart pudding-dish, and stir rice, sugar, and salt together.  Pour on the milk.  Grate nutmeg over it, and bake for three hours.  Very good.


One quart of milk; one pint of flour; two eggs; one teaspoonful of salt.

Boil the milk in a double boiler.  Beat the eggs, and add the flour slowly, with enough of the milk to make it smooth.  Stir into the boiling milk, and cook it half an hour.  Eat with liquid sauce or sirup.  It is often made without eggs.


One quart of milk; four tablespoonfuls of corn-starch; one cup of sugar; three eggs; a teaspoonful each of salt and vanilla.

Boil the milk; dissolve the corn-starch in a little cold milk, and add.  Cook five minutes, and add the eggs and flavoring beaten with the sugar.  Turn into a buttered dish, and bake fifteen minutes, covering then with a meringue made of the whites, or cool in molds, in this case using only the whites of the eggs.  The yolks can be made in a custard to pour around them.  A cup of grated cocoanut can be added, or two teaspoonfuls of chocolate stirred smooth in a little boiling water.


Four eggs; one pint of milk; one cup of sugar; a saltspoonful of salt; a teaspoonful of lemon or vanilla; a third of a box of gelatine.

Soak the gelatine a few minutes in a little cold water, and then dissolve it in three-quarters of a cup of boiling water.  Have ready a custard made from the milk and yolks of the eggs.  Beat the yolks and sugar together, and stir into the boiling milk.  When cold, add the gelatine water and the whites of the eggs beaten very stiff.  Pour into molds.  It is both pretty and good.


One quart of milk; half a package of gelatine; a teaspoonful each of salt and vanilla; a cup of sugar.

Boil the milk; soak the gelatine fifteen minutes in a little cold water; dissolve in the boiling milk, and add the sugar and salt.  Now butter a Charlotte-Russe mold thickly.  Cut slips of citron into leaves or pretty shapes, and stick on the mold.  Fill it lightly with any light cake, either plain or rich.  Strain on the gelatine and milk, and set in a cold place.  Turn out before serving.  Delicate crackers may be used instead of cake.

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