Something to Do, --Boys!; A Book for Wide-Awake Boys

Something to Do, --Boys!; A Book for Wide-Awake Boys

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...for the creamed walnuts only instead of vanilla put in one drop of oil of peppermint. Don't make these candies so fat as you made the others. You ought to make about 35 peppermints out of the white of one egg. Popcorn Balls, Etc. 1 cup maple syrup or molasses 1 tablespoonful of butter 1 cup sugar teaspoonful of vinegar. Cook until the mixture hardens when dropped into cold water. Then add i teaspoonful baking soda dissolved in a teaspoonful of hot water. Pour the hot syrup over two quarts of freshly popped corn, stirring until each kernel is well covered. Then it can be moulded into balls. If the corn is chopped or put through a meat grinder before you add the syrup you can press it into cakes. Try mixing some shelled peanuts with the popcorn when you make it into balls. You can call them Pop-nutrbaMs. Salted Peanuts and Almonds Besides the cranberries and celery, we often have salted nuts with the Thanksgiving dinner. These are not hard to prepare but take some time to shell. If possible buy the peanuts unroasted, but if you buy them roasted be careful not to brown them very much. Shell the peanuts and spread them on a tin pan, over them dot bits of butter and put in the oven to brown. Stir occasionally so the butter will be evenly distributed and when they are a light brown take them out. Drain on brown paper and sprinkle them with salt. These should be prepared the day before using and left in a dry place until needed in a covered tin box or pan. If you wish salted almonds instead of peanuts prepare them in the same way, but the inner brown skin which slips off the peanuts Bo easily must be removed from the almonds. This is called "blanching " and this is the way to do it. Shell the almonds, being careful not to break the nuts. more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654315
  • 9781236654311