Easy and Healthy Treat
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup flour
8 tablespoons butter
¾ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Place all ingredients in mixer – mix well
Pour into a greased and floured pie plate
Sprinkle nutmeg on top
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
Cool and enjoy
SCHNITZ UN KNEPP (middle size dumplings)
Cecelia S. Ulmer 1924 (recipe in her handwriting fell out of a
book her family donated to the museum)
1 qt. dried apples soaked overnight in water to cover or more than cover.
In morning cook about a 3lb. chunk of ham.
Cook slowly 3 or 4 hours. Then add the apples and water. Boil over very slow fire
another hour. Add 2 tablespoon brown sugar.
During boiling period
prepare the Knepp as follows. Mix 2 cups sifted flour with 1 teaspoon
salt, 4 tablespoons melted butter. Add enough rich milk to make
a very thick batter. Thick enough to leave a spoon standing easily.
With a teaspoon put knepp 1 spoon at a time with ham. Cover tightly
and cook 15 minutes without lifting cover. Place ham in center of
deep platter, around place schnitz and knepp.
Grandma E. Ulmer used to use cornmeal mush and fry it on both
sides. Then we would put the shnitz over it as we wanted.
This is a Penn. Dutch recipe from a long time ago.
“Tis the Season to Check Old Time Recipes”
The following recipe was collected by Elma Heim Larimore.
She says, “trying to get a recipe for Grandma’s best loved cookies was a major project, for Grandma “used the judgment” method. If you tried to nail her down on some of the measurements she was cagey. A bowl of sour cream, a couple handful of flour, a pinch of salt, two “blubs” of molasses — who could make cookies that way? Grandma could and they were delicious
“Grandma” was Mrs. Jacob G. Heim, but I rather think a lot of other “grandmas” made them too. This is the best we could do, though they rarely come out as good as hers. Is it us, the ingredients, the stone jar she kept them in, or our lack of “judgment”?
I cup of sorghum molasses,
1 cup sour cream,
1 cup brown sugar,
3 heaping teaspoons lard,
1 teaspoon soda (rounding),
½ teaspoon nutmeg,
about 3 ½ cups flour.
Drop from a spoon on greased pan, bake in a moderate oven till edges are brown and center springs back when touched lightly. When cooled store in a covered container. They were moist and sticky and good. A soft cookie which makes you smile and want more than one.
This recipe taken from the “Folklore” book of the Pennsylvania Colony of Nebraska. Great Christmas present and can be purchased from the Colony for $20.
“TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS”
Love to take a day’s drive in any direction and do
some “snooping” in ole buildings which house antiques.
Not much into furniture, but things like old cookbooks
catch my eye and I usually find me a chair and sit for
a while going through the pile. One such day the wife
and I ventured over to Mound City, Missouri and found
a couple places to enjoy.
It was there I found this old tattered book published
by Casey and Timm Funeral Home in Auburn, Nebraska.
The phone was 93 in Auburn and 101 in Stella, so you
can venture a guess of the date. In those days the
funeral home even offered the thoughtful service
of “ambulance service.”
Recipes submitted were from pioneer ladies by the
names of: Mrs. Eleanore McMullen, Cora Helmick, Mrs.
Mazy Mason, Mrs. H. W. Schulz, Mrs. Elvin McQueen,
Mrs. John Chism, Mrs. Emma Higgins, etc.
Found me a recipe I think I will give a try. “Meat
Loaf” submitted by Mrs. L.M. Van Deventer. The recipe
2 lbs. pork sausage (ground)
2 lbs. hamburger
3 cup cracker crumbs or bread crumbs
Salt and pepper
1 pint canned tomatoes
Mix together ingredients, add milk to make a soft roll.
Put in pan and cover with bacon strips. Pour over loaf
2 cups of milk with tomatoes and bake 2 hours. Add
onion if desired.
Wife says sounds greasy but what the heck, never
used to worry about fatty acids, grease, and such.
Bettcha it filled your tummy and kept you warm while
sawing wood for the furnace in the winter or scooping