Kentucky Receipt Book

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Press of the Bradley & Gilbert Company, 1903 - History - 365 pages

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Page 182 - Spanish proverb says, that to make a perfect salad, there should be a miser for oil, a spendthrift for vinegar, a wise man for salt, and a madcap to stir the ingredients up and mix them well together.
Page 100 - Not all on books their criticism waste: The genius of a dish some justly taste, And eat their way to fame; with anxious thought The salmon is refus'd, the turbot bought.
Page 2 - It is the bounty of nature that we live, but of philosophy that we live well; which is, in truth, a greater benefit than life itself.
Page 44 - Thoroughly cleanse two young cabbages, and boil them until quite soft. Take them out, drain, and press them between two hot plates until they are dry, when they may be slightly chopped. Melt a piece of butter the size of an egg in a stewpan, add pepper and salt, then put in the cabbage, and turn it about for two or three minutes. When it is thoroughly heated, dredge 1 tablespoonful of flour over it, and mix with it very gradually a cupful of milk or cream.
Page 239 - One cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, 4 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 2 pints of pecans and 114 pounds of raisins.
Page 60 - ... pound till one fourth of an inch thick. Trim into pieces two and a half by four inches. Chop the trimmings fine with one square inch of fat salt pork for each bird. Add half as much fine cracker crumbs as you have meat; season highly with salt, pepper, thyme, lemon, cayenne, and onion. Moisten with one egg and a little hot water. Spread the mixture on each slice nearly to the edge, roll up tightly, and tie or fasten with skewers. Dredge with salt, pepper, and flour; fry them slowly in hot butter...
Page 51 - The moment they begin to boil, skim them out, and add to the liquor a half-pint of hot cream, salt, and Cayenne pepper to taste. Skim it well, take it off the fire, add to the oysters an ounce and a half of butter broken into small pieces. Serve immediately.
Page 305 - ... very little boiling water. Put one cup of milk or water in a saucepan, and when it is at the highest boilingpoint add the chocolate. Then allow it to simmer from five to seven minutes, but not to boil. Baker's Breakfast Cocoa. Into a breakfast-cup put a teaspoonful of the powder, add a tablespoonful of boiling water and mix thoroughly ; then add equal parts of boiling water and boiled milk, and sugar to the taste. Boiling two or three minutes will improve it. Baker's Cocoa-Paste. Put two teaspoonfuls...
Page 52 - Simple diet is best, for many dishes bring many diseases, and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other. — Pliny. Go to your banquet, then, but use delight, so as to rise still with an appetite. — Herrick. For the sake of health, medicines are taken by weight and measure...
Page 304 - Put the milk on the stove in the doubleboiler, and when it has been heated to the boiling-point, put the chocolate, sugar, and water in a small iron or granite-ware pan and stir over a hot fire until smooth and glossy. Stir this mixture into the hot milk, and beat well with a whisk. Serve at once, putting a tablespoonful of whipped cream in each cup and then filling up with the chocolate. The plain chocolate may be used instead of the vanilla, but in that case use a teaspoonful of vanilla extract...

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