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Bullock’s Popovers

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.

6 eggs
2 cups milk
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp of butter or margarine

Beat eggs
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.

Split Pea Soup – in time for harvest

1 small package of split peas

1 onion chopped

2 carrots sliced

3 inch sprig of fresh rosemary

2 ham hocks

Salt to taste

  1. 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.
  1. 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.

Scones – Grandpa’s bakery recipe

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tablespoons  shortening
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup of milk
1/2 – 1 cup raisins (optional)
1 egg (optional)

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Cut shortening into dry ingredients, Add liquid. (Egg should be added here if used.) Mix well.

2. Divide dough in half. Roll into balls Flatten each ball leaving center 3/4 inch high and sloping to 1/2 inch at outside edge. Cut into triangles. Place on ungreased or foil lined cookie sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes. Flip over and bake until brown.
Hint if you add the egg either reduce the milk or add a wee bit more flour because it gets really gooey otherwise.

Makes 8 -12.

My mom said good with raspberry jam. I like lemon curd.
And shame on you if you pronounce to rhyme with cone. It should rhyme with gone. As the lady at Scone Castle tells everyone. It’s the throne of Scone (pronounced s-cone) at Scone Castle (pronounced scoon) where you can buy scones in the tea shop (pronounced s’gone) .