Beat seven eggs very light, omitting the whites of two, mix them gradually with a quart of milk and half a cupful of sugar; boil in a dish set into another of boiling water; add flavoring.
As soon as it comes to the boiling point remove it, or it will be liable to curdle and become lumpy.
Whip the whites of the two eggs that remain, adding two heaping tablespoonfuls of sugar. When the custard is cold heap this on top; if in cups, put on a strawberry or a bit of red jelly on each. Set in a cold place until wanted.
Add to a pint of good, rich, boiled custard an ounce of sweet almonds, blanched, roasted and pounded to a paste, and half an ounce of peanuts, blanched, roasted and pounded; also a small quantity of candied citron cut into the thinnest possible strips, cook the custard as usual and set it on the ice for some hours before using.
- Have you heard excessive brain labor causes baldness or the cure for wrinkles is a tepid bath in bran?
- Do you want to know Thomas Jefferson’s recipe for Vinegar of the Four Thieves or how to make Ox Tail Soup?
- Have you ever had ‘blueberry pickles’, ‘batallia pie’ or ‘snow birds’? You will learn all this and more in “Vinegar of the Four Thieves.”
Our ancestors had to be resilient when they faced obstacles in daily life, from dealing with pests, medical emergencies, caring for clothing and cleaning shortcuts. Almost everything they used in daily life was homemade. Some ideas were great but some were very strange.
This book is a collection of household tips, medical cures, clothing care and old recipes from the 1800’s and 1900’s. Many of the tips, such as the household cleaners, cooking tips and ways to control pests, still work and are helpful in today’s ‘green’ environment while others such as ‘how to cure a dog of eating eggs’ will make you laugh. Either way, this book will help you appreciate the difficult life your grandparents endured. With Bonus: First two chapters of novel Ribbon of Love