Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bulgarian Peasants Daily Soup (1930s)

This recipe is taken from Recipes Rare from Everywhere, published in 1930 by Pauline Quirin Peto which I haven't really looked at properly.  It is available on Amazon and contains a whole load of weird and classic recipes.
It reminds me of the Peasants Revolt, cunningly I found a picture that depicted it, so here you go. Yeah, I know its an English thing, but you have to get in to the spirit!

So what do you need to tell that the Peasants are revolting? Boom boom.
6 Tomatoes
4 Onions
2 Leeks
The hearts of 3 small cabbages
3 teacupfuls of haricot beans

The Haricot Beans need to have been cooked [boiled] the day before to the point of being nearly boiled enough but not quite.

1. Cut up all ingredients, not very fine (except the beans), add 3 or 4 spoonfuls of butter.  Let the mixture cook but not brown.

2. When the vegetables have begin to soften, pour 1 quart of any meat stock over them and let the mixture simmer for half an hour. Remove any scum.

3. Have a quantity of boiling water ready, just enough for six full plates of soup in a saucepan.

4. Stir in the mixture well and drop in the Haricot beans, 2 spoonfuls of tomato sauce and a teacupful of rice, already cooked.

5. Stir it up well and cook further for another quarter of an hour and serve hot with grated cheese.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Scotch Pancakes - 1920s

I am assuming that The Anerley Recipe Book from which I found this recipe is 1920s as I can't find an exact date!

It was compiled by Mrs G Wilson with this recipe simply coming from someone called MD.

4ozs flour
2ozs sugar
4 ozs butter
2ozs ground rice

Cream the butter, add the rest of the ingredients and knead into a smooth paste.
Roll out and cut into rounds about 1/4 inch thick, bake in a slow oven for half an hour.

Slow oven? More than likely as around the 180 mark or even lower possibly.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy new year!!

Apologies to my long neglected followers and fans of Recipe Vintage. I have been on a bit of a hiatus over the holiday period, but will be back with some more fantastic recipes.