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Grandma's Favorite Recipes Kindle Edition
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There are some recipes I have questions about:
Freezer Corn - Freezer corn should be blanched before being frozen. The recipe omits this step. Most freezer recipes say to blanch corn before freezing to stop the enzyme process. The enzymes cause the vegetables to turn brown or degrade, if they are not blanched before freezing.
Sweet Foundation Dough - The recipe says to make up the dough and use for coffee cakes or rolls. I didn't find any recipes on how to make coffee cakes or rolls using this recipe. As a long time baker, I can figure out what to do with the foundation dough, but for the novice baker this could cause problems.
The Canning Chapter - Recipes are given for different canning recipes but no directions are given on how to can them. The authors should have explained how to can and given canning times for each recipe. Instead most, if not all the canning recipes state to seal the jars. In particular the Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam recipe says to "Seal in wax." I presume this means to use paraffin to seal the jars, but the USDA no longer recommends using this method.
Some of the recipes you will find in this cookbook include:
Casserole of Venison
Sesame Fried Chicken
Gelatin and Cottage Cheese Salad
Mixed Vegetable Hot Dish
Two Egg Treasure Cake
Bread and Butter Pickles
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Recommend with caveats given.
Of course, you could get this kind of recipe from a church cookbook, but the problem with those cookbooks is that many of the recipes are contributed by people who are lousy cooks, or who don't want to give the actual recipe they use, for fear that others will be able to cook as well as they can. Besides, those church cookbooks tend to have many duplicate recipes, and you have to guess which recipe is best. This cookbook save you all that hassle. If you are going to make Weimar cookies, this one recipe is the one to select.
That's not to say that the cookbook is perfect by any means. Two-egg Treasure Cake calls for 1/2 cup of Crisco. Would that be Crisco creamed shortening, or Crisco vegetable oil? The instructions say to sift the first four ingredients into "spry". I know that Spry was a vegetable shortening from Lever Brothers that competed with Crisco until about 1960 or 1970, but would the average cookbook reader? I don't think so.
I read a lot of cookbooks, pretty much ignoring the recipes, but simply using them for inspiration in using the ingredients I have on hand, or that are currently in season. This cookbook, though, I intend to actually try the recipes. I suspect Grandma made these recipes many times, and they have the benefit of decades of taste-tests.
This cookbook looks like a real winner.