Because I’m dreaming of colder weather
This recipe is from the old Los Angeles dept store Bullock’s that had the best tea rooms back when ladies lunched when they shopped.
2 cups milk
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp of butter or margarine
Beat in milk until blended
Combine flour and salt mixture to milk and eggs and blend.
Fill 8 well-greased custard cups.
Place on baking sheet and bake at 400° degrees for one hour.
Note: if using new custard cups, season to prevent sticking. Cups should be placed in hot oven 30 minutes. Remove old grease and re-grease cups before using.
1 small package of split peas
1 onion chopped
2 carrots sliced
3 inch sprig of fresh rosemary
2 ham hocks
Salt to taste
- Place all ingredients in a large pot. Add water according to the pea package plus 2 cups. Cook until the peas mash when pressed with spoon, at least an hour.
- Remove the vegetables and blend until smooth. Remove meat from the bones and return vegetables to the pot. Mix well
Good with corn bread and honey butter.
This was my Swedish great- grandmother Hilda Sjoberg’s recipe and the rosemary was my mother’s addition.
I thought this went with the time of year.
Ginger Krinkle Crisps
¾ cup shortening
1 ½ cup sugar
¼ cup light molasses
2 cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoon ginger
3 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves (ground)
Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
Blend in molasses.
Sift together flour, salt, soda & spices (1 tsp of cinnamon).
Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Chill dough hour or longer.
Mix remaining ½ cup sugar and 2 tsp of cinnamon.
Form dough into balls and roll in the sugar mixture.
Place 3 inches apart on foiled cookie sheet, gently press cookie to flatten slightly.
Bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes or until top is cracked and slightly brown.
Makes 3 ½ – 4 dozen cookies . Maybe doubled without changes
Warning! I made these by myself as a kid. I forgot to split the cinnamon out for the rolling mixture and ended up having to triple the recipe. I had a whole lotta cookies to share which was good because I love them.