With Christmas approaching, I searched the opposite day for vacation cookie and cake recipes in my cache of old-time recipes. I got here throughout two tattered Island recipe collections. One, undated, was put out by the Delta Alpha Class of the First Baptist Church of Winery Haven. The opposite, from 1924, was a compilation of recipes put collectively by Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church of Oak Bluffs for the advantage of the Martha’s Winery Hospital.
Among the many latter’s highlights had been favorites of President Calvin Coolidge, ready by Mrs. Coolidge, a frequent Lambert’s Cowl visitor of Massachusetts state Sen. William Butler’s spouse. Considered one of these was for doughnuts made with mashed potatoes and butter, together with eggs, sugar, salt, candy milk, baking powder and nutmeg if desired. There have been no frying directions.
There’s a stuffed prune salad recipe from Mrs. Alice Dexter of Edgartown made by eradicating the stones from prunes which have been cooked, then filling the holes with cream cheese. One other model substitutes mayonnaise for the cream cheese.
There are two raisin sandwich recipes, a Pet Sandwich recipe (presumably to be eaten by people) and a Radio Sponge Cake recipe (with no clarification for its title). The radio cake recipe was provided by Mrs. Ethel Adams of West Tisbury.
There are recipes for roasting wild duck and wild goose. A recipe for Oyster Patties comes from Edgartown that requires reducing an rectangular cavity in high of a shredded wheat biscuit to kind a properly for the oyster.
Mock Rooster Pie is made by Mrs. Howard Downs with one massive can of tuna fish, two carrots lower high quality, two potatoes lower small, one medium onion, chopped, and one cup of peas.
Sea Moss Blanc Mange is made by Elizabeth Lord. She says to clean one small handful of sea moss (then typically discovered on the north shore) till freed from sand. The ocean moss is finally cooked in small bits, mixed with lemon or vanilla flavoring, and turned out in mildew kind. Serve with cream and sugar or chocolate blanc mange.
The Eel Stifle recipe from Mrs. Morris Cleveland requires six medium-sized eels with the tails and fins lower off. The eels are then lower into items two and a half inches lengthy, and boiled in saucepan till they’re smooth. Don’t overcook. Season with salt and pepper. Add salt pork, onions, potatoes and fry in pork fats.
Oddly sufficient, the books didn’t include many seasonal recipes for sweets, apart from a pumpkin and cranberry pie, and President Coolidge’s favourite mashed potato doughnuts. However the Radio Muffins sound promising, with maybe some Eel Stifle and Sea Moss Blanc Mange.