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4 cups milk

⅓ cup cornmeal

⅓ cup molasses

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon allspice

Cook milk and meal in a double boiler 20 minutes; add molasses, salt and ginger.

Pour into greased pudding dish and bake two hours in a slow oven, or use fireless cooker. Serve with milk.

This makes a good and nourishing dessert. Serves six.


1½ cups cornmeal

1 cup bread flour

1½ teaspoons salt

1⅓ cups milk

2½ teaspoons cream of tartar

4 tablespoons fat

1¼ teaspoons soda

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in the fat.

Add liquid and drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheet.

Bake in hot oven 12 to 15 minutes.

These may be rolled and cut same as baking powder biscuits.


2 cups water

1 cup milk

1 cup cornmeal

⅓ cup sweet pepper

1 tablespoon fat

2 eggs

2 teaspoons salt

Mix water and cornmeal and bring to the boiling point and cook 5 minutes.

Beat eggs well and add with other materials to the mush.

Beat well and bake in a well-greased pan for 25 minutes in a hot oven. Serve from the same dish with a spoon. Serve with milk or syrup.


1 cup white cornmeal

2 cups boiling water

¼ cup bacon fat or drippings

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

3 slices bread

½ cup cold water

1 cup milk

Scald cornmeal with boiling water. Soak bread in cold water and milk.

Separate yolks and whites of eggs. Beat each until light.

Mix ingredients in order given, folding in whites of eggs last. Bake in buttered dish in hot oven 50 minutes.


1⅓ cups cornmeal

1½ cups boiling water

¾ cup milk

2 tablespoons fat

1 tablespoon molasses

⅔ cup flour

1½ teaspoons salt

4 teaspoons baking powder

Scald meal with boiling water.

Add milk, fat and molasses.

Add sifted dry ingredients.

Bake on hot griddle.


2 cups cornmeal

1 egg

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons fat

2 cups sour or buttermilk

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon soda

Dissolve soda in a little cold water.

Mix ingredients adding soda last.

Bake in hot oven 20 minutes.


1 cup bread flour

1 cup cornmeal

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons fat

1 egg

⅓ cup milk

1½ teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon sugar

Mix and sift dry ingredients and cut in the fat. Beat the egg and add to it the milk.

Combine the liquid with the dry ingredients. Shape as Parker House rolls and bake in a hot oven 12 to 15 minutes.


2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons drippings

1 cup water, meat stock or milk

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in fat. Gradually add liquid to make a soft dough.

Roll out, place on greased pan and steam 20 minutes, or drop into stew and cook covered 30 minutes. Serve at once.


2 tablespoons savory drippings

3 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cayenne

1½ cups tomato juice and pulp

1 teaspoon onion juice

2 tablespoons chopped green pepper

1 tablespoon chopped olives

1 cup of rice

1 cup water

Wash rice and soak in water 30 minutes. Melt fat, add dry ingredients and gradually the tomatoes.

Stir in rice and other ingredients, also the water in which rice was soaked. Cook slowly one-half hour or until rice is tender.


½ cup cornmeal

½ cup rye or wheat flour

2 tablespoons fat

⅓ cup cold or ice water

1 teaspoon baking powder

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in fat. Add water and roll out on well floured board.


One-half cup dried peas, beans or lentils, soaked over night and cooked until tender.

½ cup turnips

½ cup of carrots

1 cup outer parts of celery

½ cup of peas

½ teaspoon celery salt

⅛ teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons drippings

3 tablespoons whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup meat stock or water

1 cup tomato juice and pulp

1 teaspoon onion juice

Melt the fat. Add the seasoning; gradually the liquid. Add the vegetables.

Cook 20 minutes. Serve very hot. This is an especially good way of adding the necessary flavor to lentils.


3 lbs. fish

2 cups diced potatoes

⅓ cup chopped onion

½ cup chopped salt pork

1 teaspoon salt

⅛ teaspoon cayenne

1 cup peas

2 cups cold water

2 tablespoons fat

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup diced carrots

1 pint scalded milk

Cut fish into small pieces. Cover bones, fins and head with cold water. Simmer 15 minutes; strain. Cook onion and salt pork until brown.

In kettle place layers of fish and mixed vegetables. To water in which bones, etc., have been cooked, add the seasonings. Mix all ingredients. Cook forty minutes, slowly, covered.


½ cup cooked rice

1 pint tomatoes

⅓ cup green pepper chopped

2 cups fresh or left-over cooked meat

2 teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon cayenne

Mix all ingredients. Bake in greased dish slowly for one hour.


¾ cup lentils

1 cup rice

1 quart tomatoes

1 teaspoon Worcestershire

2 teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon cayenne

¼ teaspoon bay leaf

¼ teaspoon sage

Soak lentils over night; drain; add one quart fresh water and one teaspoon of salt. Cook slowly until tender. Add other ingredients. Steam or bake for 45 minutes.


2 cups diced carrots

2 cups water

1 cup milk

⅛ teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons fat

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt

Cook the carrots in the water until tender. Melt the fat, add dry ingredients, add gradually the 1 cup water in which the carrots were cooked and the milk. When at boiling point, serve with a little grated [pg 108] raw carrot sprinkled over top of soup. Any vegetable, raw or cooked, may be used in the same way, as cauliflower, cabbage, peas, turnips, etc.