In Which I Don’t Cook Anything

I apologize for the lack of images here, but I had no time to cook yesterday. I wound up eating cold leftovers for dinner, and sharing in someone else’s birthday cake for dessert.  So, how about an untested recipe or two?

Autumn is upon us, or at least it’s trying in this neck of the woods. Our forecast high today was only 55°F, but we should be back in the mid-80s this weekend. As we get ready for the cooler weather, let’s pull a few tasty-sounding warm recipes from Portable Electric Cookery (1970). If you make any of these, please let us know how it turned out!

Corn Pudding
(6 servings)
3 eggs
3 tbs melted butter
1 tbs sugar
1½ tsp salt
1â…“ cups milk, scalded
¼-slice small onion
1½ cups whole kernel corn
Butter a 2-quart casserole. Put eggs into blender, cover, process at Stir until beaten. Add remaining ingredients; cover, process at Whip only until corn is thoroughly mixed into batter. Pour into casserole. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes in preheated 350°F oven.

Pennsylvania Red Cabbage
(6 servings)
1 medium head red cabbage, chopped
½ tsp caraway seeds
½ cup vinegar
½ cup brown sugar
1½ tsp salt
dash pepper
2 medium apples, cored and quartered
2 tbs salad oil or bacon drippings
Put cabbage and caraway seeds in saucepan. Put ½ cup water and the remaining ingredients into blender. Cover and process at Chop until apples are coarsely chopped. Pour over cabbage. Cover and simmer 1 hour.

Nut Macaroons
(5 dozen)
2 eggs
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
3 cups finely ground Brazil nuts, pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 325°F.  Put eggs, salt and vanilla into large mixer bowl. Beat on high (10) for 2 minutes. Beat in sugar gradually, beating 1 minute. Add nuts, blend in on low (1). Drop by small teaspoonfulls onto well-greased and floured cookie sheet, pushing batter off spoon with rubber scraper. Bake about 10 minutes. Cool a few seconds, but remove while soft.
(ED NOTE: This recipe seems more similar to one for macarons than for macaroons, but that it contains egg yolks is curious indeed.)

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