Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Granny's Old Southern Recipes

One of the great things about doing genealogy, is finding old family recipes. The older the better, and if it's on an old tattered page or card, that's even better. My mother and plenty of aunts and cousins traded their recipes, and each wrote their comments such, "too tarty," " a big hit" and "he loved it!."
All of these "oldies" were before the days of microwaves and the great kitchen gadgets we love today. The following calls for a double boiler - and yes, I still have my mom's !

This recipe is from 1946, and my mom noted, "very good and very rich."  It sounds delicious !

                                                       BLACK  WALNUT   PIE

1 Cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1/2 Cup chopped nuts

1/8 tsp. salt

1 1/2  Cup milk, scalded

3 Tbsp  corn starch

1 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp melted butter

Combine sugar, butter, corn starch, and milk. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly. Cook over hot water (use a double boiler) until thick and smooth. Add slightly beaten egg yolks. Cook 1 minute. Add nuts and flavoring . Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into baked pastry shell. Bake in a moderate oven at 400F until filling is firm.