The House Book; Or, a Manual of Domestic Economy for Town and Country

The House Book; Or, a Manual of Domestic Economy for Town and Country

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...inside of the kettle thoroughly with the salt and vinegar; after which, wash it well with warm water. Next, take wood-ashes and clean rags, and scour it well. Afterwards, wash it with hot soap-suds, and finish, by rinsing I it with cold water, and wiping it with a dry cloth, both inside and out. These kettles should be kept always clean, that they may be ready for use at any time they are wanted. So also should PORCELAIN OR ENAMELLED KETTLES.--These kettles, which are of cast iron, lined all through with a coating of coarse white china, have now (in all places where they can be procured) superseded the use of bell-metal and brass for preserving and pickling, and for many nice purposes. They are more easily kept clean than any other vessels for cooking, and of course preclude all danger of rust from liquids or acids. Those of German manufacture are the best. It is well in every kitchen, to have several of these excellent utensils of different sizes, from a large preserving kettle down to a small saucepan. Great. care must be taken, not to have a fierce blaze under them, or round them. This, however, is not necessary in that sort of cooking for which they are particularly useful. To guard against any accidental danger of the porcelain cracking by too hot a fire, it is well to toughen them (as the cooks call it) as soon as they are brought home from the shop. For this purpose, first wash your kettle well in warm water. Then fill it with equal quantities of bran and cold water, set it over a moderate fire, and let it continue on it half an hour or more after the mixture has come to a boil. Then take the kettle ofl' the fire, and let it stand till the water is cold. Throw out this water, and repeat the process with fresh bran; and more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875966
  • 9781236875969