Housekeeper's Companion

Housekeeper's Companion

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... and is very beautiful. Quarter the apples or take out the core and leave them whole, as you prefer. Other sour hard apples are very good preserved, but none keep as well, or are as pretty as the Newton pippins.--Miis. A. J. L. PRESERVED PEAKS. To six pounds of pears, four pounds of sugar, two coffee cups of water, the juice of two lemons, and the rind of one, a handful of whole ginger, Boil all to gether for twenty minutes, then put in your pears and boil till soft, say about a quarter of an hour. Take them out and boil your syrup a little longer, then put back your fruit and give it a boil, put in jars while hot.--MRS. A. J. L. TO PRESERvE PUEPLE PLUMS. Make a syrup of clean brown sugar, clarify; when perfectly clear and boiling hot, pour it over the plums, having picked out all unsound ones and stems. Let them remain in the syrup two days, then drain it off, make it boiling hot, skim it and pour it over again. Let them remain another day or two, then put them in a preserving kettle over the fire and simmer gently until the syrup is reduced and thick or rich. One pound of sugar for each pound of plums. Clarify the syrup and when boiling hot put in the plums. Let them boil very gently, and when done put in jars.--MES. A. J. L. QUINCE PEESERVE. Pare, core, and quarter your fruit, then weigh it and allow an equal quantity of white sugar. Take the partings and cores and put in a preserving kettle, cover them with water and boil for half an hour, then strain through a hair sieve and put the juice back into the kettle and boil the quinces in it a few at a time until they are tender; lift out as they are done with a drainer and lay on a dish; if the liquid seems scarce add more water. When all are done throw in the sugar and allow it to boil more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609301
  • 9781236609304