The young house-keeper: or, thoughts on food and cookery

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G. W. Light, 1839 - Cooking - 432 pages

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Page 412 - RICE JELLY. — Boil a quarter of a pound of rice flour with half a pound of loaf sugar, in a quart of water, till the whole becomes one glutinous mass, then strain off the jelly and let it stand to cool. This food is very nourishing and beneficial to invalids.
Page 84 - ... of a pound of bread and five ounces of meat are equal to three pounds of potatoes ; one pound of potatoes is equal to four pounds of cabbage and three...
Page 422 - This work is bnsed on the principle, that the great business of the wife is Education — the education of herself and her family. It therefore exhibits the duties of a wife, especially to her husband, in a manner at once original and striking. The author presupposes her to have set out in matrimony with christian principles and purposes; and hence proceeds to inculcate what he deems the best methods of applying them in the routine of daily life and conversation. We believe that no one can rise from...
Page 159 - ... observes, that potatoes contain too much mucilage in proportion to their starch, which prevents them from being converted into good bread. But that if the...
Page 177 - Highlander with a few raw onions in his pocket, .and a crust of bread or bit of cake, can work' or travel to an almost incredible extent for two or three days together, without any other food.
Page 393 - Rice Bread. — Boil a pint of rice soft ; add a pint of leaven ; then, three quarts of the flour ; put it to rise in a tin or earthen vessel until it has risen sufficiently ; divide it into three parts ; then bake it as other bread, and you will have three large loaves.
Page 46 - ... necessarily, her set hours and set lessons of instruction, though I wish her to have time for even these. But I mean that she should so manage in all concerns of the household — and these it is which, as I shall never cease to repeat, go far to form character, the great object and end of education — that the results, along with the aid of those who co-operate with her, shall do more for the children which form a part of it, than all else which is done for them, directly or indirectly, in...
Page 45 - ... most awakening, most impressive, and most permanent. Were it left to my choice to say which of two things the world should have — the right sort of household management and education, with no school instruction whatever, or the best sort of school education of every grade, but without any thing done in the household beyond what is now done by nine tenths if not nineteen twentieths of mankind — I should not hesitate a moment to decide on the former. Such is the value I attach to the domestic...
Page 343 - ... required for one family ; and all articles will be procured on the best terms. In the Manufacturing Towns, — each family must have domestic arrangements for cooking, &c., and one person must be wholly occupied in preparing provisions, &c., for a family of ordinary numbers.

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