Leafing through Fannie Farmers 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book casts a light on earlier foods and methods of preparing it.
If you found the following terms in an Early American cookbook, or receipt book, what would it mean? Answers at the bottom.
Match the definitions to the following terms:
E. love apple
H. dropped egg
I. eggs ala goldenrod
L. Indian Pudding
You would also find helpful directions on such jobs as
“How to build a fire” and “How to bone a bird” and many others necessary in an early kitchen.
2. pickled vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, caulifour, celery, onion heated in a brine for pickling
3. fry pan
4. unleavened Johnny cake made of cornmeal, originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire.
5. dessert dish made from thick or often thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or getatin, and whipped cream arranged in layers.
7. stomach part of animal such as oxen or cow prepared as food
8. sweet dumpling mixture dropped onto a boiling sugar and fruit mixture
9. canned green corn pulp. Today’s substitution would be sweet baby corn.
10. custard made basically of sugar and milk.
11. hard boiled eggs in a white sauce served over toast.
12. starch, such as flour or cereal, mixed with liquid
13. corn meal left-over from breakfast and fried.
14. baked mixture of milk, meal, molasses, and seasonings
Are you having any of these foods this 4th of July?
May God bless America on this holiday and every day.
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