Friday, May 27, 2016

Before we lose the notes

Family recipes:
aFrench Doughnutsb
1pkgdry yeast1/2 pkg
1/4 cuplukewarm water1/4 cup
1 1/2 tspsugar1/4 cup
2 1/2 tspsalt1/2 tsp
1/2 cupshortening1/8 cup
1 3/4 cupboiling water1/2 cup
6 cupflour3 3/4 cup
evap milk1/2 cup
Recipe (b) (no instructions for (a) listed)

Pour boiling water over shortening, sugar, and salt. Add milk. Cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add to cooled mixture, with egg. Stir in 2 cups flour. Beat. Add flour to make soft dough. Chill in greased bowl w/ waxed paper over dough.

Roll 1/4". Cut into squares. Fry.

Serve with plenty of powdered sugar. These recipes have no nutmeg. Others do.

This was a rare Sunday morning treat once upon a time. If you serve it at night instead it is much more conveniently prepared.

Lemon wafers:

  • Cream 1.5 Tbsp shortening
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar
  • Beat in 1 egg and
    1 tsp lemon flavoring
  • Sift and add alternately 3/4 cup flour
    1/8 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking powder
  • c 3 Tbsp milk
  • Drop by tsp on greased baking sheet, well apart.
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes

No comments: