Thursday, September 22, 2016

Recipes by Fay Holden: Coffee; Hardy Fruit Cake; Rice Surprise

Fay Holden's Coffee

For as many cups of coffee as desired, use a half cup of water and a half cup of milk.

Place in a saucepan, and for each cup place a heaped teaspoon of coffee on top of the milk mixture, but do not mix.

Let it come to a slow boil, but do not boil it. Allow it to simmer for a few seconds.

Then strain three times before serving--this is the only time the milk and coffee mix together.

Fay Holden's Hardy Fruit Cake

1 lb. white raisins
2 lbs. large gum drops, diced (no black ones)
1 cup salted pecans
4 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup butter or other shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups sieved applesauce
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tablespoon hot water

Sift flour, spices, and salt. Use part to dredge raisins and gum drops. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Add portions of flour and applesauce alternately to creamed mixture. Stir in baking soda which has been dissolved in hot water. Add vanilla, raisins, gum drops, and nuts. Pour into 2 or 3 small oiled loaf pans. Bake 2-3 hours at 250 degrees F. Be sure to line pans with wax paper and grease well as it is sticky due to the gum drops.

Fay Holden's Rice Surprise

One cup boiled rice
1 lb. of chopped blade-bone steak
1 tin of tomato soup
1/4 lb. cheese (grated)

In a buttered casserole dish, place a layer of rice, cheese, and the steak until the entire dish is filled, moistening each layer with the tomato soup. This is baked in a hot oven until crisp. Served with a fresh salad and hot coffee, it is as appropriate for dinner as for luncheon.

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