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Little House on the Prairie Recipes

Last post Jul 10, 2006 6:57 AM by cookiebakr . 8 replies.


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    Recipe:Hailstone Ice Cream

    You will need:
    1 quart heavy cream
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 gallon ice cubes
    Rock salt

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    Mixing bowl
    Eggbeater or whisk
    Large jar with a lid
    Large pot or bowl (this must be deeper than the jar, and at least 6" larger in diameter)

    Whip the heavy cream until it forms soft peaks. Add sugar and vanilla. Pour mixture into the jar, leaving at least 2-3" of air space for expansion after the mixture freezes. Put the lid on the jar and make sure it is tightly closed. Set the container into the pot or bowl and place ice cubes around it about halfway up. Sprinkle a layer of rock salt on top of the ice. Add more ice to within an inch of the top of the container. Sprinkle another layer of salt on top.

    Twist the inner container back and forth, keeping the mixture moving as it freezes. You can rest for a few minutes at a time and then twist some more. Pour off the water as the ice melts, and add more ice to keep it high. Check the mixture after half an hour to see if it is thick enough to be ice cream. Spoon into dishes and serve.
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    Recipe:Snow Candy

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    You will need:
    1 cup molasses
    1 cup brown sugar
    Fresh, clean snow (or crushed ice)

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    Large pot
    Wooden spoon
    Candy thermometer, or cup filled with cold water
    Shallow pan, such as a cake pan
    Clean towel

    Boil the molasses and sugar together in the large pot until the mixture reaches the "hard crack" stage on a candy thermometer, or until a spoonful dropped into cold water forms a hard ball and cracks. Remove the syrup from the heat.

    BE VERY CAREFUL. THE SYRUP IS EXTREMELY HOT AT THIS STAGE.

    Scoop fresh, clean snow (or crushed ice) into the shallow pan. Dip up a spoonful of syrup and dribble it onto the snow in "circles, and curlicues, and squiggledy things" as Laura and Mary did. It will harden and become candy. Lift the candy off the snow and onto a clean towel to dry.

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    Recipe:Heart-Shaped Christmas Cakes

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    You will need:
    ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    ¼ teaspoon vanilla
    1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
    Flour for sprinkling
    Granulated sugar for sprinkling

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    Large mixing bowl
    Mixing spoon
    Floured board
    Heart-shaped cookie cutter, about 2 or 3" across
    Cookie sheet
    Pot holder
    Wide spatula
    Wire rack

    Heat the oven to 325%.

    Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla together until they are light and fluffy. Stir in the flour.

    On a floured board, pat the dough out in a circle about 1/3" thick. Cut out shapes with the cookie cutter. Sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar. Put the heart shapes on the cookie sheet and bake them for about 15-20 minutes, until they are lightly browned. Take them out of the oven and sprinkle more granulated sugar on the tops. Carefully remove the cakes from the cookie sheet with the spatula and put them on the wire rack to cool.

    Makes about 12 cakes.
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    Recipe:County Fair Custard Pie

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    You will need:
    4 eggs
    ½ cup sugar
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1½ teaspoons vanilla
    2½ cups milk, scalded (heated almost to boiling)

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    Medium-sized bowl
    Eggbeater or whisk
    Wire rack
    I unbaked 9" pie shell in a pie tin
    Nutmeg

    Preheat the oven to 475º.

    Break the eggs into the bowl and beat them lightly. Mix in the sugar, salt, and vanilla. Slowly stir in the scalded milk. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

    Put the pie into the oven and bake it for 5 minutes at 475º. Turn the heat down to 425º and continue baking for about 12 more minutes, or until a knife stuck into the center comes out clean.

    Take the pie out of the oven and cool it on the wire rack. If you are not going to eat the pie right away, put it in the refrigerator to chill. Store any leftover pieces in the refrigerator. (But if you like this pie as much as Almanzo did, you may not have any left!)
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    Recipe:Dried-Apple Sauce

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    You will need:
    8 ounces dried apple slices
    Boiling water
    1-2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
    Ground cinnamon (optional)

    Large saucepan
    Potato masher or food mill

    Put apples in the saucepan and cover them with boiling water. Let them soak until they are tender, about 15 minutes. Add more water, if necessary, to keep the apple slices covered.

    Drain the apples and remove from pan. Mash or grind the apples into applesauce consistency and return them to the pan. Taste the applesauce and add sugar if needed. Simmer the applesauce over low heat for about three minutes. Spoon the applesauce into dishes and sprinkle each with cinnamon if desired. Applesauce may be served hot or cold. Leftover applesauce should be stored in the refrigerator.

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    Recipe:Almanzo's Pancakes

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    You will need:
    Dry Ingredients:
    1 cup buckwheat flour
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    Pinch of salt
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder

    Wet Ingredients:
    2 eggs, separated
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    2 cups buttermilk
    Oil or butter to grease griddle

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    3 bowls
    Large fork or eggbeater
    Mixing spoon
    Hot griddle
    Spatula

    Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the egg yolks, oil, and buttermilk in a separate bowl. Pour the egg-yolk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed. Set aside. Beat the egg whites in a third bowl until they are fluffy and form soft peaks. Stir half the egg whites into the pancake batter, then gently fold in the remaining egg whites until just blended.

    Lightly grease the hot griddle with a little oil or butter. Spoon batter onto the griddle into 5" rounds. When the pancakes begin to bubble and brown around the edges, turn them over and cook the other side for about a minute.
    Don't forget to make a "blanket cake," an extra-large pancake used to cover the pancakes and keep them warm after they're cooked.


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    Popcorn Balls

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    You will need:
    4 quarts of popped corn
    1/2 cup molasses
    2 cups brown sugar
    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
    1/3 cup water
    Butter for your hands

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    Large bowl
    Large saucepan
    Candy thermometer
    Small bowl of cold water
    Mixing spoon
    Waxed paper

    Put the popped corn in the large bowl, leaving plenty of room for mixing (prepare the corn in batches, if necessary). Combine the molasses, brown sugar, butter, and water in saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil and keep it boiling over low heat until it reaches 250º, or until a few drops of it form a hard ball in cold water. This will take about 20 minutes.

    BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL. THE SYRUP IS VERY HOT AT THIS STAGE.

    Carefully pour the hot syrup into the bowl of popcorn and mix it with a spoon. Butter your hands well. When the popcorn mixture is cool enough to handle, but still warm so that the syrup remains liquid, gather handfuls of corn and press lightly into balls. Work quickly to keep from burning your hands. Keep buttering your hands to keep them from sticking to the syrup. Set the popcorn balls on waxed paper to harden.
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    so cool- I remember my mom has that cookbook!
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