Monday, January 15, 2007

Depression Era

For Christmas I received, from my Aunt, a cookbook called Depression Era Recipes by Patricia Wagner.

When I opened the package I glanced thru it and thought interesting and put it aside. Picked it up a few days ago and amazed at the many hints that are contained in this 150 page cookbook.

Did you know to keep milk from sticking to the pan when you heat it, first rinse the pan in cold water first. Add water to egg instead of milk will make your scrambled eggs fluffier. There is also an whole page on the many uses of petroleum jelly.

I love this one... graniteware is easiest to keep clean. How bout place your broom in a tub of hot water, occasionally.
Well you get the point. It's a fun little book with the hints but also some interesting recipes. One of the reason I started looking thru it today was to find a cookie recipe. Let's see what I come up with.

Also sister moon got this same book, so between the two of us we'll have to try some Depression Era recipes.I did notice that the Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is pretty much the same as the recipe on the Quaker Oats box. However the recipe in the cookbook called for 1 cup of lard instead of butter, it is the Depression ya see, and it also called for 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar, and 1/2 cup white sugar. The Quaker Oats recipe is only 1 cup brown sugar. See the Depression cookies would be a LOT sweeter and that's not a bad thing but I decided to make the Quaker Oats version.


wheresmymind said...

mmm..petroleum jelly!

doodles said...

I thought you were sick? ;)

mooncrazy said...

Yes, he was sick from eating petroleum jelly. HA!

I did get the same book and this morning's omelette had water instead of milk and I think it was fluffier.

maltese parakeet said...

i'm totally trying the water in the eggs thing. although i do like putting heavy cream, yummy.

doodles said...

I did the water dealy in the scrambled egg and I do believe it was fluffier. Yep I'm with you lil bird that cream just is so rich tastin.

Wireless.Phil said...

Dark brown background with black type?
Are you nuts or do you have supervision?