Saturday, August 20, 2011

Promised recipes - sort of....

Open letter to eldest daughter:

Dear Purl Gurl,

I know I promised you Great Grandmother's Pearl's Chokecherry Syrup recipe but I just can't find it. The paper I thought was the recipe turned out to be your GGGAunt Mae's pickle recipe but the amounts are torn off. So I offer you the following recipes: Great-grandmother Pearl's Ginger Cream Cookies, Mrs Stapleton's Hamburger Relish and Green Tomato Jelly, Marj's Bread and Butter Pickle Recipe. Please don't be mad because you can't make your 100 things in a 1000 days all because of my poor memory.....

Ginger Creams - Great Grandmother Pearl
1 c sugar
1/2 c molasses
1/2 c dark Karo
1c butter
1c sour milk
2 eggs
1t soda
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 1/2 cups flour
Chill dough 1 hour. Spread on cookie sheet cut in square of oblongs or add more flour and cut with cutter.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes. (There was no temperature given - I'm sure that the wood in the stove had burned down to coals and the oven was toasty warm, around 325!)

Green Tomato Relish - Mrs. Stapleton
6 cups ground green tomatoes
6 cups ground onions
6 cups ground green peppers
2 large ground red peppers, for color
Set aside.

2 quarts vinegar
5 cups sugar
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup mustard seed
3T celery seed
1 t cinnamon
1t allspice
Bring to boil, add vegetables and bring back to boil. Put into jars and seal in water bath for 10 minutes.

Green Tomato Jelly - Mrs. Stapleton
5 1/2 ground green tomatoes
4 cups sugar
Boil 25 minutes. Add 1 large package raspberry jello. Boil 1 minute, pour in jars, seal.

Bread and Butter Pickles - Marj D.
 4 quarts sliced cucumbers
1 small red pepper
1 small green pepper
1 quart sliced onions
1/2 cup canning salt
Combine and let stand overnight - then drain off water.

1 quart vinegar
4 1/2 cups sugar
2 t ground turmeric
2 t ground ginger
2 t black pepper
1 t ground cinnamon
2 T mustard seed
2 t celery seed
Bring to boil. Mix the two combinations together and heat to a boil. Pack into jars, cover with liquid.  Process 15 minutes in hot water bath. Makes 8 pints.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Dear Emptyknitster,
No problem! I will just amend the goal to read "make chokecherry syrup/jam". I messed up when I wrote it anyway because I initially thought it was a jam recipe instead of a syrup recipe. Thank you for the other recipes, I will have to try them out too!
Purl Gurl