Teaching Cleveland

Lesson 2

Handout #1. PIONEER RECIPES

BUTTER

1 pint whipping cream
1 quart jar with lid
1 metal cookie cutter

Place cream in jar with cookie cutter. Shake until butter forms. Using a wooden spoon remove buttermilk from butter. Salt lightly.


CHANT FOR CHURNING

Come, Butter, Come (rest)
Come, Butter, Come (rest)
Peter standing at the gate
Waiting for a butter cake
Come, Butter, Come (rest)


ROASTED APPLES

Place on a stick and cook over the open fire until heated though. Roll in cinnamon sugar or eat as is.


JOHNNYCAKE

3/4 C. milk
1C. water
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbs. lard, melted
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Sugar
2 C. yellow cornmeal

Combine milk, water, eggs, lard and salt in a mixing bowl.
Add cornmeal and sugar and mix thoroughly.
Drop by heaping tablespoonful unto hot greased griddle or skillet.
Fry on each side until brown, about 2 minutes.
Serve with syrup and butter. (1)


RABBIT STEW

2 rabbits, skinned, cleaned, cut into pieces
3 Tbs. butter 2 Tbs. parsley, chopped
1 onion, chopped flour

Place meat pieces in a kettle or large saucepan and just cover with water. Add a tsp. of salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Cover kettle and cook over low heat until meat is tender.

Drain off liquid and set aside. Remove meat from bones. Discard bones. In a large skillet melt butter and lightly fry onions. Stir in parsley. Measure the liquid drained from kettle. For each cup of the reserved liquid add 1 1/2 Tbs. of flour to skillet mixture. Add a Tbs. at a time and mix well.

Add the reserved liquid slowly, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Drop meat pieces into boiling mixture and continue to cook for 15 minutes.


HICKORY NUT CAKE

1 C. butter, softened
1 1/2 C. sugar
4 eggs, separated
2 1/2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 tsps. baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
3/4 cup milk
1 C. hickory nuts-chop

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time. Beat mixture well after each addition. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking pow. and spices. Add to liquid mixture alternately with milk. Add nuts. beat egg whites to stiff-peak stage and fold into batter. Pour batter into well greased 9x5 loaf pan. Bake, 350* oven for 1 hours.



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