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American Indian Cooking - Herbs & LoreSouthern Rice Pudding

  • 1 cup uncooked rice

  • 4 cup milk

  • 2 Tb. butter or margarine

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • dash mace

  • 1 lemon rind, grated (optional)

Soak rice in 2 cups milk for 2 hours.  Add remaining milk to rice & cook over low heat 20-30 minutes or until tender.  Set aside to cool.   Start oven at 350 degrees.  Butter 2 quart casserole.  Work butter or margarine until soft, then work in sugar thoroughly.  Beat eggs until frothy, add sugar mixture & rice.  Flavor with cinnamon, mace & lemon rind.  Pour into casserole, bake 45 minutes.  Serve warm or cold, plain or with cream and sugar.   Serves 6-8.

 

Boiled Cookies

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 stick butter

  • 1/2 cups milk

  • 1/4 cups cocoa. 

Mix and boil for 1 and 1/2 minutes.  Remove and add:  2 1/2 cups oatmeal 1/2 cup peanut butter;  1 tsp. vanilla.  Beat, blend & drop by the spoonful on was paper.   No need to bake 'cause they'll harden by themselves.

 

Johnny Cakes

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 eggs

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons lard

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 teaspoons sugar

  • 2 cups cornmeal

Beat the eggs and melt the lard before mixing them with the milk, salt, cornmeal & sugar.  Drop a heaping dollop  into a hot, greased skillet and fry each side until they are brown.  Serve with molasses, syrup, powdered sugar or fruit toppings & butter.

 

Mock Apple Pie

 

Ingredients

  • 12 Soda Crackers

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 lemon

  • nutmeg

  • cinnamon

Break soda crackers into a bowl and and water, sugar, juice of one lemon and a little nutmeg or cinnamon.  Pour into unbaked pie shell.  Dot with butter; cover with top with pie crust and bake in a moderate oven for around 30 minutes or to a golden brown color.

 

 

 

Brown Sugar Candy

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup milk or cream

  • butter (size of a walnut)

  • walnuts

  • vanilla

 

Boil until it forms a soft lump when dropped into cold water, remove from fire. Beat until it begins to thicken, then add 1 cup chopped walnuts and vanilla. Pour into buttered dish.

 

 

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