JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Something a little different ...

Replying to shemhazai's post about springerle cookies gave me the urge to actually drag out my favourite ancient cookbook ... a 1951 Everywoman reissue of "The American woman's cook book", originally published in 1938. Before convenience foods. So every recipe uses basic ingredients, no shortcuts or mixes or anything like that. Also assumes you're plucking your own chickens, creaming butter and sugar or beating eggs with your muscles rather than a mixer, and supplementing your protein intake by hunting squirrels and the occasional opossum.

So, opening the book at random ...

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the peanut butter and banana sandwich ... just slap some peanut butter on the bread and slice a banana, right? Here, from the book (which devotes a half page to how to butter bread properly when making a sandwich), is a classier way to do it:

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cream or hot water
1/2 cup banana pulp

Mix the peanut butter with the cream until it is smooth and light in colour, then combine it with the banana pulp and a little lemon-juice and use between thin, buttered slices of bread.
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