Monday, September 2, 2013

Handwritten recipe: Pineapple Bavarian Cream for Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!1

Back in 2010, I picked up some well-used old handwritten recipe books, stuffed with all sorts of groovy stuff, at a yard sale in southern York County. And it's just the gift that keeps on giving.

Here are some of the posts I've already written about items tucked away inside those volumes:

Here's the latest recipe from one of these wonderful old books. Feel free to use it for dessert today!

Pineapple Bavarian Cream
  • Make 1 pkg. lemon Jello as usual.
  • Let sit until slightly thick.
  • Beat until stiff & foamy.
  • Beat 1 gill whipping cream & ½ pint of light cream until stiff.
  • Add 1 can crushed pineapple & cream whipped to beaten Jello & let sit until stiff in refrigerator.

If you're craving more information about Pineapple Bavarian Cream, I suggest you head to Culinary Alchemy2 for a January 2013 post titled "Bromeliad Buttressed Bavarois - Pineapple Bavarian Cream." It features some history, some photos and a different recipe than the simple one used on that southern York County farmstead.

Today's recipe, by the way, was written on the back of this map of the United States.

If you look closely, you'll see that at least the student could correctly identify Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida.

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As a bonus, here's another piece of ephemera that was tucked away inside the same cookbook: A staplebound booklet titled "101 DRINKS and how to MIX THEM." The booklet is undated and was published by Direct Mail Associates, Inc., of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (affiliated with Dean W. Geer Company).

I'm not so much for the liquor or drinking, but I love the names of some of the drinks and cocktails in the vintage booklet: Bijou, Bishop, Blue Blazer3, Cape Cod Rainbow, Careless Love, Chattanooga Dew, Clover Club, Cream Fizz, Didi Cocktail, Electric Eel, Eureka, Fish Club Punch, Hell-Raiser, Highland Fling, Horse's Neck, Jack Rose, Shandygaff, Snag-Tooth Nell, and Stone Fence.

I wonder if all of those drink names are still used today.

1. Sam Scarlett says hello.
2. Culinary Alchemy has the same background as Papergreat, so it must be great. I suspect Joan will love that site, and maybe she can find some things there that fit in with some of her great stuff on Our School at Home.
3. The Blue Blazer is described as "a very, very swell winter drink — if your Mother let's you play with matches." (Yes, they used let's incorrectly.)

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