Blogging it's dessert recipes for more than a year and a half now, and using it in my own kitchen has worn it even more. The front cover nearly fell off this week despite my many precautions. Sigh. It is holding on by that proverbial thread, or about an inch of leather at the top. It is old, but to be treasured and preserved all the more.
So many have googled it's recipes, and I hope my regular readers have tried some of them too. My family has loved all the desserts and savory dishes we have tried from it's pages. Of course, there are some recipes I decided not to bother making or sharing just looking at the list of ingredients, but overall this book is filled with delicious recipes.
Many are prizewinning!
Which recipes would you like to preserve? Perhaps you are lucky to have recipes from your own grandmother or a beloved aunt. I encourage you to share these recipes here so that they can be honored, preserved and cherished by new generations in this digital age.
Today. I've decided to preserve a Mock Mince Pie recipe. It's one of the prize-winners! It's super easy too. I love pies year round, and Fall though Winter are great times to enjoy them with extended family and friends. There's no need to wait for Christmas either! I hope you're not afraid of making a crust, but if you are, just buy a good quality one. Remember to look at the ingredient list to make sure it is worthy of your family.
Mock Mince Pie Recipe (A Prize-Winning Recipe)
1 cup chopped raisins
5 large crackers, rolled fine
1 egg,, well beaten
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 cup cold strong tea
1 tablespoon butter
few grains of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
Combine ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Pour into pastry-lined pie pan. Cover with top crust. Bake in hot oven (425 F.) about 25 minutes. Mrs. Carrie A. Ritter, Utica, N.Y.
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