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Historical Cooking Books – 58 in a series – Perfection in baking (1900) by Emil Braun

June 28th, 2020 No comments

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Historical Cooking Books – 58 in a series – Perfection in baking (1900) by Emil Braun

Historical Cooking Books - 58 in a series - Perfection in baking (1900) by Emil Braun

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PREFACE.

IN no other land has the baking and consumption of bake-stuffs grown to such an extent as it has within the past few years in this country. Even in the household of the most humble workman, as in the mansion of the rich and prosperous merchant, the American cook and housewife is generally more praised and esteemed for her good bread, pastry and desserts, than for meat cooking. In looking over the numerous cook books that are now placed so freely before the public, the inexperienced can find no way of learning how or why the recipes read as they do. Before any success in baking can be expected, the cook, baker or housewife must be educated to all the particulars of the materials they are about to use.

It is the main object of this work to show in plain language all who are interested how to become successful in baking; the theories of how to put together and how to change recipes, when the same grades or brands of materials are not on hand. Judgment and common sense must be displayed to insure success. Did you ever hear a woman say, “I had good luck to-day with my cakes,” but alas, the next time, “Oh, I had such bad luck with my baking”? There it is; one day good luck, the next time ashamed to show the result of her labor, and all the good materials wasted. It is the lack of theoretical knowledge about baking that brings the bad luck, and many a professional baker is not able to explain the real cause of the mishap. The theories herein laid out plainly before the reader are all the result of careful, practical experiments, and are based upon accomplished facts. Being confident of the success of my efforts in demonstrating some new and practical points to all interested in baking, and wishing to prepare delicious desserts, I shall herewith give my recipes in several parts, each part treating upon a different branch in the art of baking.

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Publication date 1900
Topics BakingCookerycbk
Publisher New York, J. S. Ogilvie publishing company
Collection library_of_congressamericana
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Contributor The Library of Congress
Language English


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Strawberry Refrigerator Cake via Bake at 350°

June 24th, 2020 No comments

Prepare yourselves for the easiest, creamiest, summery-est (is that a word?) dessert you can make: No-Bake Strawberry Refrigerator Cake!

*this recipe was created for Imperial Sugar

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Historical Cooking Books – 57 in a series – Sponge cakes (1928) by United States. Department of Agriculture. Radio Service; United States. Bureau of Home Economics

June 21st, 2020 No comments

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Historical Cooking Books – 57 in a series – Sponge cakes (1928) by United States. Department of Agriculture. Radio Service; United States. Bureau of Home Economics

Historical Cooking Books - 57 in a series - Sponge cakes (1928) by United States. Department of Agriculture. Radio Service; United States. Bureau of Home Economics

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Last night I had a telephone call from a young housewife who wanted to know how to make a sponge cake. She said she had never yet made a sponge cake which was anything but a flat and dismal failure.In order to please this young woman, I promised to give a little lecture today entitled “Sponge Cakes, and How to Make Them.” Perhaps other homekeepers will be interested in my directions, for surely a light and delicate sponge cake is worth striving for.

 

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Publication date 1928
Topics Formulas, recipes, etcCakeBaking
Publisher [Washington, D.C.] : United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Information, Radio Service
Collection usda-housekeeperschatusdanationalagriculturallibraryfedlinkamericana
Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Language English
Volume 1928


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Instant Pot Middle Eastern Lentils With Rice, Leeks, and Spinach recipe via Epicurious [Food]

June 6th, 2020 Comments off
Instant Pot Middle Eastern Lentils With Rice, Leeks, and Spinach recipe via Epicurious
Based on a Middle Eastern mujaddara, a homey mix of spiced simmered lentils and rice, this easy, meatless dish is rich with allspice, cinnamon, and sweet browned leeks. The handful of baby spinach stirred in toward the end turns it into a one-pot meal, and adds a bit of welcome color, too. If you don’t have leeks, use an onion or two instead.
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We Tried It: 5 Ingredient, Greek Yogurt Bagels via PEOPLE

June 4th, 2020 Comments off
We Tried It: 5 Ingredient, Greek Yogurt Bagels via PEOPLE
Sure, I miss my family and friends. But when social distancing is over, the first people I’m visiting are the employees at my local New York City bagel shop, whom I’ve been missing oh so dearly since the coronavirus crisis began. (But seriously — I haven’t had a proper bacon, egg and cheese in over a month.)
Yes, I know I could order a pre-packed bag and have them delivered from the grocery store, but there’s something about a hot and fluffy bagel straight out of the oven that you just can’t compete with.
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The Chicken Curry That Put My Broken Family Back Together Again via Food52

June 1st, 2020 Comments off

My strongest childhood memories are not from my own childhood. They belong to my father. I think of them often—children picking mangoes straight off the tree, chickens running free around the house, men measuring their wealth by the cows they own, and a village taking care of its many, many children—but I think of them most when I braise chicken in curry.

The chicken curry itself is a recipe passed down by my father. Each time he’d prepare it, and we’d sit down to eat as a family, the stories would flow. It became how we understood where he came from: not just through his stories, but in the ritual of eating in the same traditions.

 

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Bourbon Fruit Tea Punch via Bon Appétit [Drink]

May 30th, 2020 Comments off
I love punches and sometimes make a Dickens Gin Punch at Christmastime. The inclusion of my favorite tipple, bourbon, in this one makes me want to try it all the more. — Douglas
 
This recipe is from Vivek Surti of Tailor in Nashville, No. 7 on our Hot Ten list for 2019. His spiked fruit tea is intentionally not too boozy, but you can also leave the bourbon out. “When I was growing up here,” the Nashville native says, “restaurants had three drinks: water, sweet tea, and fruit tea. Our welcome cocktail is an homage to the latter, as well as to punch’s Indian heritage. (Punch comes from the Hindi word paanch, which means ‘five’ since originally there were only five ingredients.) I love fruit tea and wanted to bring it back—with bourbon.”
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Curried Tomato Tortellini Soup via 101 Cookbooks [Food]

May 29th, 2020 Comments off
Another recipe to try out and, perhaps, add to our Recipes in Rotation. With all this home cooking over the last (nearly) 3 months, adding new flavors to the menu is important. — Douglas
 
It’s a fortifying lentil and tomato-based stew, dotted with plump, tender dumplings, spiked with a range of spices, and boosted with plenty of spinach. It’s so delicious, and simple, week-night friendly, and great for leftovers. Also, no shame in using frozen spinach, here. It cuts the already minimal prep time here down to near nothing. Enjoy!
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17 Porridge Recipes to Make While Hibernating This Winter via Greatist [Food]

May 25th, 2020 Comments off
17 Porridge Recipes to Make While Hibernating This Winter via Greatist
Breakfast ruts happen to the best of us. But what do we do when we’re sick of oatmeal but still craving something comforting? That’s where porridge comes in. Typically made with finer grains, porridge provides the best of oatmeal but has serious range when it comes to flavor. These 17 healthy porridge recipes will keep you warm, full, and anything but bored.

One-Pot Chicken Garlic Parmesan Pasta via Instagram

May 22nd, 2020 Comments off