A Practical Cook Book

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Press of the National eagle, 1899 - Community cookbooks - 130 pages
 

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Page vii - It means the knowledge of Medea, and of Circe, and of Calypso, and of Helen, and of Rebekah, and of the Queen of Sheba. It means the knowledge of all herbs, and fruits, and balms, and spices ; and of all that is healing and sweet in...
Page 124 - ... perfectly, but will not produce a blister even upon the skin of an infant, no matter how long it is allowed to remain upon the part.
Page vii - It means the knowledge of Medea and of Circe, and of Calypso, and of Helen, and of Rebekah, and of the Queen of Sheba. It means the knowledge of all herbs and fruits, and balms and spices, and of all that is healing and sweet in fields and groves, and savory in meatS. It means carefulness and inventiveness, and watchfulness and willingness, and readiness of appliance. It means the economy of your great-grandmothers and the science of modern chemists ; it means much testing and no wasting ; it means...
Page 120 - ... cream. Boil all the ingredients except the chocolate and vanilla extract half an hour, stirring to prevent burning. Reserve half of the cream and wet up the chocolate in it, adding a very little water if necessary. Draw the saucepan to the side of the range, and stir this in well ; put back on the fire, and boil ten minutes longer, quite fast, stirring constantly. When it makes "a hard, glossy coat on the spoon it is done. Add the vanilla after taking it from the range. Turn into shallow dishes...
Page vi - To roast spring chickens is to spoil 'em — Just split 'em down the back and broil 'em. It gives true epicures the vapors To see boiled mutton, minus capers. Boiled turkey, gourmands know, of course, Is exquisite with celery sauce..
Page 34 - ... better still, with a Dover beater of second size. The bowl in which the dressing is made should be set in a pan of ice water during the beating. Add a few drops of oil at a time until the dressing becomes very thick and rather hard. After it has reached this stage the oil can be added more rapidly. When it gets so thick that the beater turns hard, add a little vinegar. When the last of the oil and vinegar has been added it should be very thick. Now add the lemon juice and whipped cream, and place...
Page vi - ALWAYS have lobster sauce with salmon. And put mint sauce your roasted lamb on.
Page vii - ... in meats, it means carefulness, and inventiveness, and watchfulness, and willingness, and readiness of appliance, it means the economy of your great-grandmothers, and the science of modern chemists; it means much tasting, and no wasting, it means English thoroughness, and French art, and Arabian hospitality, and it means, in fine, that you are to be perfectly and always "ladies...
Page 120 - ... butter ; vanilla flavoring ; soda the size of a pea stirred into cream. Boil all the ingredients except the chocolate and vanilla extract half an hour, stirring* to prevent burning. Reserve half of the cream and wet up the chocolate in it, adding a very little water if necessary. Draw the saucepan to the side of the range, and stir this in well ; put back on the fire, and boil ten minutes longer, quite fast, stirring constantly. When it makes a hard, glossy coat on the spoon it is done. Add the...

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