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Hilda's Where Is It? Of Recipes | by Hildagonda J. Duckitt



Containing, amongst other practical and tried recipes, many old cape, indian, and malay dishes and preserves: also directions for polishing furniture, cleaning silk, etc. And a collection of home remedies in case of sickness.

TitleHilda's "Where Is It?" Of Recipes
AuthorHildagonda J. Duckitt
PublisherChapman & Hall
Year1919
Copyright1919, Chapman & Hall
AmazonHilda's "Where is it?" of Recipes

To C. F. Frere This Little Book Is Lovingly Dedicated

H. J. D., Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope

-Introduction
It was at the suggestion of some friends in England - who had spent a few years at the Cape, and who have ever since shown a kindly interest in South Africa - that I collected some homely and old-fash...
-Preserves
In making Marmalades and Jams always oil the preserving-pan with the best Lucca Oil, to prevent the jam from burning. If dry sugar is used for preserving, keep the pot closed till the sugar is dissolv...
-Preface To Second Edition
Hilda's 'Where is it?' or Recipes has been received in so friendly and kind a manner by the press and public, both in the South African Colonies and in England, that within an unexpectedly short tim...
-Opinions Of The Press On Hilda's "Where Is It?"
The Sunday Times Says Under this very curious title, Miss Hilda-gonda J. Duckitt has written one of the most delightful volumes of recipes ever printed. How many are there who have travelled that ...
-How To Make Anchovies On Toast
Toast some slices of bread before a sharp fire, butter well, and cut into pieces one and a half inches square, lay on each piece a slice of hard-boiled egg and a boned anchovy. Sprinkle over the whole...
-How To Make Apple Charlotte
Ingredients: I doz. Apples. ½ lb. of Sugar. 1d. loaf of White Bread, crumbled very fine. 1 tablespoonful of Butter. A few Cloves or Cinnamon, A wine-glass of Wine. Butter a pie-dish, place...
-How To Cook Apples
Apple Hedgehog-Apple Shape. A Apple Hedgehog, Or Iced Apples Ingredients: 3 doz. good Cooking Applet. ¼ lb. Sugar. I pint Water. A few Sweet Almonds. The rind of half a Lemon minced ...
-How To Cook Apricots, Dried And Salted
(Commonly called Mebos.) Take soft ripe apricots, lay them in salt water (about two ounces of salt to a quart bottle) for a few hours. Then lay them on a mat to dry in the sun; the next day press t...
-How To Cook Beef A La Mode
Ingredients: 10 lb. Round of Beef (the boas taken out) 2 teaspoons of Salt. 2 teaspoons of Fine Pepper. 1 oz. Fine Saltpetre. A teaspoon of Ginger, Mace, Allspice, Cloves, and Coriander Seeds (a...
-How To Cook Beef
Beef Fritters - Broiled Beef Steak Lay the onions on the top. Put it in a Dutch baking-pot (see p. viii.) with spices, vinegar, etc., and let all simmer for two hours, basting occasionally. It shou...
-How To Cook Beef Steak
Beef Steak. Broiled Take a nice tender steak, about one and a half or two Inches thick, and beat with a wooden kitchen mallet, to make it tender. Heat the gridiron on wood coals, and rub the bars w...
-How To Make Beef Tea
Biltong? (An old Cape way of curing and drying meat.) Take about six or eight pounds of beef, cut out in a long tongue-shape, out of the hind leg of an ox, from the thigh-bone down to the knee-joint....
-How To Make Blancmange
Ingredients: 1 oz. Gelatine. Breakfast-cup of Milk or Cream. Yolks of 3 Eggs. Juice of 3 Lemons. 3 good tablespoonfuls of Sugar. 3 cups of Milk. Soak the gelatine in a cup of milk...
-How To Make Blatjang. Malay. Appetising Condiment
Ingredients: A handful of Red Chillies, ground fine. 40 Sweet Almonds. A tablespoon of Apricot jam. 2 Onions, baked in oven and mashed very finely in a mortar. 2 tiny pieces of Garlic. 2 Lemon o...
-How To Make Bloater Toast
Ingredients: I teaspoonful of Bloater Paste. I teaspoonful Anchovy Sauce. I Tablespoonful of Cream, or Rich Milk. 1 oz. of Butler. A little Cayenne. Put these ingredients in a small jam-po...
-How To Make "Bobotee.". A Delicate Indian Minced Curry. Malay Or Indian
Ingredients: 2 lb. of Meat. 2 Onions. A large slice of White Bread. A cup of Milk. 2 Eggs. 2 tablespoons of Curry Powder. A dessertspoon of Sugar. Juice of a Lemon, or 2 tablespoons ...
-How To Make Brawn
Ingredients: 2 Calves' Feet or 12 Trotters. ¼ bottle of Vinegar. 12 Allspice. About 24 Peppercorns. A tablespoonful Coriander Seeds. The Spices to be tied up in a muslin bag. 3 or 4 Bay...
-How To Make Brown Bread. Our Old "Groote Post" Recipe. Cape
Take about six pounds of meal, pour into it three cups of home-made yeast (see YEAST), and as much tepid water as will make it the consistency of dough. Knead it well for a quarter of an hour, till yo...
-How To Make "Bredee". A Favourite Cape Stew. Malay
Take two pounds of thick rib of mutton, or in ordering four pounds of cutlet meat, take all that is rejected after carefully cutting and paring the cutlets. Take this meat, cut in small pieces, put in...
-How To Make Pound Cake
Ingredients: I lb. of Flour. I cup of Currants, I lb. Loaf Sugar. ½ lb. Butter. 4 Eggs. I breakfast-cup of Milk. ¼ Nutmeg (grated). 1 teaspoon Baking Powder. Some Citron Preserve (cu...
-How To Make Cakes
Almond Cake Ingredients: I lb. Almonds blanched and pounded with Rose Water. I oz. Bitter Almonds. I lb. Loaf Sugar (sifted). 12 Eggs. 5 Tablespoonfuls of Finest Pounded Biscuit. (5...
-How To Make Cakes. Part 2
Genoa Cake Ingredients: ½ lb. Butter. 8 oz. Castor Sugar. ½ lb. Sultana Raisins. 2 oz. Mixed Peel. 10 ox. Flour. 4 well-beaten Eggs. 2 oz. Almonds blanched. Grated Rind of x Lemon. ...
-How To Make Cakes. Part 3
Madeira Cake Ingredients: 4 Eggs. 6 oz. Loaf Sugar. 6 oz. Flour. 4 oz. Butter. 1 Lemon. ½ teaspoon of Carbonate of Soda. Whisk the eggs until they are as light as possible, the...
-How To Make Almond Cheesecakes
Ingredients: ¼ lb. of Sweet Almonds. 4 Bitter Almonds. 3 Eggs. 2 oz. Butter. The Rind of half a Lemon. A tablespoonful of Lemon Juice. 3 oz. sugar. Blanch and pound the almonds smoot...
-How To Make Cheese-Straws
Grate two ounces of Parmesan or Cheddar cheese. Rub two ounces of butter into two ounces of flour. Add the cheese, some cayenne, and salt to taste. Mix with the yolk of an egg, roll out, and cut into ...
-How To Cook Chicken
Chicken Réchauffé Take the remains of either roast or boiled fowl, cut Into joints. Make a stock of the bones. Thicken with a little maizena, a piece of fresh butter, salt, pepper, a pinch of s...
-How To Make Chilli Vinegar
Take green chillies, prick and sprinkle with salt, put into a wide-mouthed bottle; pour on them some vinegar in which a few small onions, bits of ginger, and coriander seeds have been boiled. Let it c...
-How To Make "Chippolata."
Soak a quarter of an ounce of gelatine in a little water for a quarter of an hour. Make a custard of a pint of milk, two eggs, two tablespoonfuls of sugar. Add gelatine before adding eggs and sugar...
-How To Make Chutney
Ingredients: 3 tablespoonfuls Apricot Jam. I dessertspoonful of Salt. 2 dessertspoonfuls of Cayenne. 2 dessertspoonfuls of Pounded Ginger. 6 Sour Apples. 2 Large Onions. Boil the apples...
-How To Make Claret Cup
Ingredients: I quart of Claret. ½ wineglass of Sherry or Vanderhum, ½ wineglass of Brandy. A squeeze of Lemon and some Peel. A tablespoonful of Sugar. A little Nutmeg. A sprig of Borage...
-How To Make Cocoanut Drops
To a grated cocoanut, half its weight in sugar, the white of one egg beaten stiff. Drop small pieces on a buttered paper; sift sugar over them. Bake fifteen minutes in a slow oven. ...
-How To Make Cocoanut Ice
Take an ordinary sized cocoanut (fresh), grated quite fine, the white of one egg beaten stiff, two tablespoons of sifted loaf sugar, a few drops of rose-water. Make into sugar-loaf shapes; set in oven...
-How To Make Cochineal Colouring
Boil fifteen grains of cochineal in half a pint of water. Add a small piece of alum the size of a nut, one drachm of cream of tartar, a few lumps of sugar. Boil slowly for an hour; strain and bottle f...
-How To Make Coffee For Travelling Or Picnics
Take of the best Java coffee one pound, have it roasted to a rich dark brown in an American coffee roaster, at home. Grind whilst still warm. To one pound of coffee take a quarter of a pound of chicor...
-How To Cool Wine, Etc., Where Ice Is Not To Be Had
Stand your decanter or bottles in a current of air with wet cloths round them. ...
-How To Make Creams
Apple Cream Ingredients: 12 Apples. ½ |lb. Sugar. a Eggs. Boil twelve apples very soft, mix the pulp with half a pound of white sugar; whip the whites of two eggs to a stiff froth, ...
-How To Make Creams. Continued
Fruit Cream. In A Mould Ingredients: ¼ packet Gelatine, well soaked in cold water. ½ pint of Boiling Milk. 1 pint of Cream. 4 tablespoonfuls Apricot Jam, or any fruit jelly you like. Po...
-How To Make Potted Creef. Cape Crawfish
Boil the creef, mince in the sausage machine, adding all the red meat. For one pound of minced creef, two blades of mace, one teaspoon black pepper, half a teaspoonful of salt, some cayenne, three oun...
-How To Make Croquettes
Croquettes Of Chicken Ingredients: I lb. cooked Chicken. ½ lb. of mixed Mushrooms. Truffles and Ham (or Tongue). A little Pepper. 1 blade of Mace. 2 Eggs. Bread-crumbs. Some rich Stock. ...
-How To Make Savoury Cucumber
Pare and scoop out the seeds of a moderate sized cucumber. Grate one tablespoonful of cheese, one of bread-crumbs, a little chopped parsley, chives, pepper, salt, butter. Stuff cucumber and bake in th...
-How To Make Curries
Curry Of Cold Meat Take one large onion, cut small, fry a nice brown; a tablespoonful of butter or dripping mixed, two green apples or a large quince (if not at hand, take two or three tomatoes...
-How To Make A Good Mutton Curry
Ingredients: 2 lb. of Mutton (2 lb. of thick rib make a nice dish). 2 Large Onions. 2 sour Apples or Tomatoes. 2 teaspoonfuls of Sugar. I teaspoonful of Salt. I tablespoonful of Vinegar...
-How To Make Cucumber "Sambal". A Malay Dish
Ingredients: 2 young Cucumbers. Cayenne. Soy. Vinegar, or Lemon. Salt. A Spring Onion. Peel your cucumbers; then cut off the green, fleshy part, leaving out all the seeds. Cut up ...
-How To Make Custard In Cups
Ingredients: I pint of Milk. 4 Eggs. 3 oz. White Sugar. Cinnamon, or 20 drops of Vanilla Essence. Boil the milk in an enamelled saucepan, with the sugar and any flavouring you prefer (i...
-How To Make Cutlets
Trim your cutlets carefully; lay them in a little milk, which makes the meat white and tender. (Fresh meat laid for five or six hours in a little milk will be found nice and tender.) Have ready some f...
-How To Make "Deliciosa."
Ingredients: 4 oz. Almonds. 3 stale id. Sponge Cakes. 8 oz. White Sugar. ½ teaspoon Cinnamon. Some grated Orange-Peel Whites of 2 or 3 Eggs. Pound the almonds, crumble the sponge biscui...
-How To Make Dick's Dish
Put slices of cooked or uncooked meat into a pie-dish. Put mustard, pepper, and salt on each piece according to taste, with plenty of Harvey's Sauce and a slice of onion. Cover the meat with a good ri...
-How To Make Doughnuts
Ingredients: ¾ lb. Floor. ½ lb. Sugar, I teaspoonful Cream of Tartar. I teaspoonful Soda. 2 Eggs. 1¼ small cups of Milk. Mix so that it will drop out of a spoon, but not flow. Fry in la...
-How To Make Hashed Duck
Ingredients: Remains of Cold Roast Duck. Rather more than a pint of weak Stock or Water. I Onion, I oz. Butter. Thickening of Butter and Floor. Salt and Cayenne to taste. ½ teaspoon of minced...
-How To Make Dumplings
Brood Kluitfes (Bread Dumplings). An Old-Fashioned Dutch Recipe Soak three large slices of stale white bread in broth till quite soft, squeeze out well, stir into a saucepan with a spoonful of bu...
-How To Make Rice Dumplings. Very Old Cape Recipe. Cape Name, "Rys Kluitjes."
Ingredients: I lb. Rice. 3 Eggs. 3 spoonfuls Flour. 3 dessertspoonfuls Melted Butter. Sugar. Cnnamon. Boil the rice as if for curry, only not quite so dry; let it cool; mix with f...
-How To Make Eggs
Curried Eggs Ingredients: I oz. Curry Powder. I tablespoonful Vinegar. I teaspoonful Sugar. ½ teaspoonful Salt. About ½ pint of rich Stock. I large Onion, cut small, fried in butter. ...
-How To Cook Fish
Fish For Breakfast Cut any cold fish into slices, steep in a mixture of lemon juice, oil, pepper, and salt, for an hour or two. Dip in batter, and fry a rich brown in plenty of boiling lard. Serve ...
-How To Cook Fowl
Boiled Fowl After the fowl is nicely stuffed and trussed, tie it into a floured cloth, put into a stewing-pan, cover with hot water, let it simmer very gently for an hour and a half; put it on a ho...
-How To Make "Frickadel" (Or Savoury Rissoles). Dutch Recipe
Ingredients: Some Minced Mutton (raw is nicer than cooked), seasoned well with Pepper, Salt, and Nutmeg. A suspicion of Onion. A slice or two of White Bread, soaked in Milk. A tablespoonful T...
-How To Make Beef Fritters
Ingredients: Some Cold Roast Beet 10 oz. Flour. 2 oz. Butter. A cupful of Water. Whites of 2 Eggs. Salt, Pepper, a scraping of Nutmeg. Mix to a smooth batter the flour, with water or milk; me...
-How To Make Indian Fritters
Ingredients: 3 tablespoonfuls of Flour. The Yolks of 4 Eggs. The Whites of 2 Eggs. Hot Lard, or Clarified Dripping. Put the flour in a basin, and mix with it enough boiling water to make a...
-How To Make Fritters
Fried Bread. A Homely Dish Take slices of brown bread, fry them a nice brown with some dripping (either mutton, beef, or chicken); serve warm with pepper. Very nice for breakfast. Orange Fri...
-How To Make Bottled Fruit
Ingredients: I gill of Water. 1 gill of Sugar to every lb. of Fruit. Mason's jars (with screw tops). Take the proportions of sugar and water, and boil. When boiling, put in the fresh ripe ...
-How To Make A German Marinade For Flavouring Fish
Ingredients: ½ pint of Vinegar. 1 quart of Water. A few Bay Leaves. 1 White Onion. 1 oz. of Butter. 1 doz. Peppercorns 4 Cloves. A few Allspice. ½ oz. of Salt. Boil this mixture w...
-How To Make Gesmoorde Hoender. An Old-Fashioned Entrée, From A Malay Recipe
Ingredients, A young Fowl. 2 large White Onions. A little Nutmeg. White Pepper. A Green Chilli. Salt. 2 oz. trailer. Fry your onions a golden brown in some butter or fat. Then cut th...
-How To Make Ginger Beer
Ingredients: 5 lb. Sugar. 1 lb. Ginger, bruised. ½ a bucket of boiled Water. Put into a small cask, let it draw for a day, then fill with cold water, a bottle of yeast, two packets of crea...
-How To Make Grape Jam
Ingredients: 4 lb. Fruit. I lb. Sugar. Carefully pick the grapes from the bunches, prick with a steel pin. Boil a syrup of the sugar, put the grapes into the boiling syrup. Some sliced apple ...
-How To Make Grated Cheese And Cauliflower. "Chouxfieurs Au Gratin"
Ingredients: A fine head of Cauliflower. 4 tablespoons of Cream or Milk. A few slices of Onion, chopped fine. 2 oz. of mild Cheese, grated. The yolk of I Egg. 2 oz. of Fine Bread-crumbs. 1...
-How To Cure Hams. Proved By Long Experience To Be An Excellent Recipe
After cutting the hams, rough-salt them for a night, letting all the water drain away. For a ham weighing twelve or fourteen pounds take as follows: two pounds of salt, one pound brownest sugar, tw...
-How To Make Jugged Hare
Ingredients: 1 Hare. A few Sweet Herbe. a Onions. 4 Cloves. 6 Whole Allspice. ½ teaspoonful of Black Pepper, A strip of Lemon - Peel. Thickening of Butter and Flour. 2 table...
-Haricot. Cape Name, "Huspot"
Ingredients: 4 lb. of Shoulder, or best end of Neck of Mutton. I Onion. 3 or 4 Potatoes. 4 Carrots. Some Sugar Loaf Cabbage. About a cup of Green Peas. Some Salt and Cayenne Pepper. Put th...
-How To Make Hash Of Cold Mutton Or Beef
(A Cheap Gravy For Hashes, Etc.) Ingredients: Bones and Trimmings of a cold joint intended for hashing. ¼ teaspoonful of Salt. ¼ teaspoonful of Whole Pepper. ¼ teaspoonful of Allspice. Some savo...
-How To Make Heatherton. Or "Friar's Chicken."
One pint of water, one ounce of butter - let this boil. Cut up a chicken, set it to stew in the liquor for an hour. Take the chicken out of the stock, and keep warm in a hot dish. Flavour the stock wi...
-Herrings. Cape "Harders."
Roast on a gridiron; serve with a little butter, chopped parsley, vinegar, or lemon juice. Very good. Harders soaked in water for a night, and broiled in a buttered paper on a gridiron, are very go...
-How To Make "Honing Koek" Or Honey Cake
Ingredients: 6 lb. of Flour. 2 lb. Sugar. 1½ quart bottles of Honey. Boil sugar and honey together; add one dessertspoonful cloves, two dessert spoonfulscinnamon, pounded; remove from the ...
-Home Remedies
How To Stop Bleeding From The Nose A teaspoonful of cream of tartar in a tumbler of water, taken, will almost immediately stop the bleeding. For Bruises Or Sprains Bathe with hot water as...
-Home Remedies. Continued
For Eczema - A Simple Cure Take equal proportions of glycerine and castor oil, stir well till it becomes the consistency of thick honey, and apply to the affected part. Most excellent. For H...
-How To Make Icing For Cakes
Ingredients: 1 lb. Icing Sugar. Whites of 3 Eggs Whisk the eggs to a stiff froth and gradually sift in the sugar. Beat the mixture well, until the sugar is smooth; then with a broad knife lay...
-How To Make Ice Cream
Ginger Ice Cream Make a custard with half a pint of milk, the yolks of two eggs, and three ounces of sugar; add half a pint of whipped cream and some preserved ginger, cut into small pieces, an...
-How To Make Indian Pilau
Ingredients: 3 oz. of Butter. 4 Cloves. 4 Cardamom Seeds. 2 Hard-boiled Eggs. A few slices of good Bacon. 3 Onions. A tiny piece of Cinnamon. 12 Peppercorns. ¾ lb. of White ...
-How To Make Irish Stew
Ingredients: 3 lb. Loin or Neck of Mutton. 5 lb. Potatoes. 3 Onions, Pepper, Salt. Rather more than one pint of Water. Cut the mutton into chops of moderate thickness, pare and slice the p...
-Invalid Cookery
biltono (See Biltong recipe, earlier in the book) is both appetising and nourishing for invalids. Barley Water Take half a cup of pearl barley, wash well, and boil in the same way as ...
-How To Make Jams
Note to Jams, p. 118. - Since the above was in print the following excellent Jam recipes have been written down: Separi Or Cape Gooseberry Jam One pound of gooseberries to three-quarters o...
-How To Make Aspic Jelly
Two and a half ounces gelatine soaked in a cup of cold water; one quart boiling water; ten peppercorns; ten allspice; two cloves; one onion; one dessertspoonful salt; two bay leaves; a small cup of ma...
-How To Make Jelly
Ingredients: 2 ox. or is. packet Gelatine. I lb. Brown Sugar. I pint Sherry. ½ pint Brandy. The Juice of 3 Oranges. 2 Lemons. The White and Shells of 4 Eggs. A few Cloves. 2...
-How To Make Jelly. Continued
Fruit In Jelly Put an inch of jelly into a mould; when set, arrange any fruit you like. Put spoonfuls of jelly in between, to keep it in place. It must be done slowly, allowing the jelly to set bef...
-How To Make Junket
Ingredients: I quart of Milk (new), I oz. of White Sugar. I tablespoonful of Vanderhum. I tablespoonful of Rennet. Take new milk, sweeten with one ounce of sugar, let it come to blood heat; f...
-How To Make Kegeree. An Indian Way Of Dressing Cold Boiled Fish
½ lb. of Boiled Fish. 2 Eggs. ¼ lb. Rice. 2 oz. of Butter. A little Cayenne Pepper, Salt, and Nutmeg. Wash and boil the rice; break the fish in pieces, taking out all the bones; put the butte...
-How To Cook Kidneys
Broiled Kidneys. For Breakfast Take four sheep's kidneys; with a sharp knife cut each kidney open lengthways down to the root, but do not separate them; skin them, and put a small skewer under the ...
-How To Make Koesisters. Bavarian Or Old Dutch Sweetmeat Recipe
Ingredients: 3 breakfast-cups of Flour. I cup Brown Sugar. 2 teasooonfuls of Cinnamon, I teaspoonful of Mixed Spices. 4 Eggs well beaten. Half a cup of Fat and Butter melted. A go...
-Lamb Stewed With Peas
Ingredients: The Scrag or Breast of ( L tD. i quart of Green Peas. Salt, Pepper. A little Butter and Flow. A small Onion. Joint the breast of lamb, lay it in a stewing-pan with water en...
-How To Make Lime Water
Two tablespoonfuls of fine lime to a quart of boiling water. Mix well, and when the lime has drained to the bottom pour the clear water into a bottle; cork and keep for use. A tablespoonful taken in m...
-How To Make Orange Liqueur
Ingredients: 5 bottles of Brandy. 9 sweet Oranges (Peel and Juice). 4 lb. of white Loaf Sugar. A few sticks of Cinnamon. Cut four incisions in the oranges and squeeze them slightly, then l...
-How To Make Vanderhum Liqueur
Dissolve three pounds of candied sugar in six bottles of good brandy (best Cango will do). Then mix with it one hundred cloves, a quarter of a pound of cinnamon, twelve tablespoonfuls of finely-cut na...
-How To Make Luncheon Dish -"Soused Fish."
Ingredients: The remains of any cold Boiled Fish, 1 oz. of Lucca Oil. A large Onion sliced. 2 oz. of Vinegar. A few Allspice (whole). A cut-up Red Chilli. A few Bay Leaves if liked, or a few ...
-How To Make Macaroons. A Very Old Dutch Recipe
Take one pound of almonds, blanched and pounded, and one pound of sugar. Melt the sugar and almonds over the fire till quite a tough jelly. Then have ready the whites of four eggs beaten to a froth, w...
-How To Make Marmalade
Apricot Marmalade Or Cheese Two hundred apricots, wiped and cut into pieces, their weight in sugar. Slightly wipe the preserving-pan with Lucca oil. Put in the apricots, let them boil to a pulp, st...
-How To Make Mayonnaise
Ingredients: 2 Eggs. Some Lucca Oil. 2 tablespoonfuls of Vinegar. I teaspoonful of Salt. I teaspoonful of Sugar, Mustard, Cayenne. Some cold Chicken, 2 tablespoonfuls of Cream. Fi...
-How To Make Meringues
Ingredients: ½ lb. of Sifted Sugar. The Whites of 4 Eggs. Whisk the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth, and with a wooden spoon stir quickly the sugar in the whites. Have ready some thin woo...
-How To Make Mincemeat
Ingredients: 1 lb. Beef Suet. 1 lb. Stoned Raisins cut in half. 1 lb. Currants. 2 lb. Apples chopped small. 2 lb. Castor Sugar. ¼ lb. Candied PeeL 1 teaspoonful of Salt. 2 oz. Sco...
-How To Make "Moss Bolletjes!'. An Old Dutch Recipe
Ingredients: 2 lb. of Raisins. 16 lb. Flour. 3½ lb. Sugar. 8 Eggs. 1½ lb. Butter. 1 lb. Fat. 2 tablespoonfuls Aniseed 2 Nutmegs grated. I tablespoonful Cinnamon very finely pounded. ...
-How To Cook Mushrooms
Fried Mushrooms Take large flap mushrooms, peel carefully; fry in a pan, with pepper and salt, in boiling lard or butter, and serve on toast very hot. (As a vegetable or as a breakfast dish.) ...
-How To Make Mutton Chops. A Favourite Cape Dish
Cut some nice chops, either from a loin or neck of mutton that has been well hung; beat them well with a wooden kitchen mallet; then dip in boiling fat or lard, then in bread-crumbs (made by drying st...
-How To Make "Naartje Comfyt". Mandarin Orange Preserve. From My Grandmother's Dutch Recipe
Take two pounds more sugar than the weight of the orange. Rasp the naartje with a piece of glass (which prevents it tasting of steel) or a blunt knife; cut two slits across the bottom of the naartje, ...
-How To Make Nasturtium Seeds Used As Capers
Gather the seeds before they are too hard, keep them for a day or two with salt sprinkled over them, then put them into empty pickle bottles; pour boiling vinegar over them and leave them to cool When...
-How To Make "Obletjes" (Or "Oublies")
(An Old-Fashioned Recipe For Tea Cakes Brought To The Cape By The French Refugees.) Ingredients: 2 lb. Fine Flour, I lb. Castor Sugar. ¾ lb. Butter. 4 Eggs. 2 Dessertspoonfuls fine sifted ...
-How To Make Omelet
Omelet For Breakfast Ingredients: 4 Eggs. A slice of Stale White Bread. ½ pint of New Milk. Pepper and Salt. Whisk the eggs well; soak the bread in milk, mash very finely, mix with the ...
-How To Make Onions A La Chème
Ingredients: 6 or 8 nice White Spanish Onions. I tablespoonful of Fine Flour or Maizena. ¼ pint of Cream. 2 oz. of Butter. Boil the onions in two or three waters till nice and soft, and al...
-How To Make Scalloped Oysters
Ingredients: 3 doz. Oysters. A tea-cup of Grated Bread-crumbs. 2 oz. of Fresh Butter. Pepper. A little Lemon Juice, Butter some tin scallop-shells, or, if you have not any, a small pie-...
-Improvised Ovens
For travellers camping out in South Africa, Nature has provided wonderfully good ovens in the ant-heaps, which are plentiful in this country. Supposing that there was little or no shelter, and, as wou...
-How To Make Pancakes
Ingredients: 6 Eges. ½ b. of Flour. I tea-cup of Warm Water. A little Salt. 2 tablespoonfuls Melted Butter, I quart of Milk. Whip up the whites and yolks of the eggs separately; s...
-How To Make Beef Palates
Ingredients: 4 Palates. 2 oz. of Butter. A seasoning of Nutmeg, Pepper, or Cayenne. Four ox palates make a good dish; soak them, and wash very clean; then scald them, and scrape off all th...
-How To Make Stewed Parsnips
Ingredients: 4 Large Parsnips. ½ pint of Cream. A piece of Butter mixed with Flour. Grated Nutmeg. Salt. Boil the parsnips till nearly tender; cut into thin slices, and put them in a stewi...
-How To Make Cheap Pastry. French
Ingredients: ¾ lb.of Flour, ½ a teaspoonful of Baking Powder. ½ lb. of clarified Dripping or Lard. Butter, if you have it, is better. I Egg. Rub the flour, and half the dripping, and bakin...
-How To Make Patties
Ingredients: Cold Meat, minced. I slice of Bread soaked in Milk. I Egg. Some Lemon Juice, and some of the Rind rasped. A pinch of Pepper and Salt. A little Nutmeg. Take pie crust,...
-How To Make "Paarl Lemoen," Or Cape Shellfish
Five or six large shellfish. Clean by putting the shell in strong lye (boiling water put on wood ashes; half a teaspoonful of washing soda will do as well). The shell separates, and the inside easily ...
-How To Make Stewed Pears
For every pound of pears take half a pound of sugar (soft white) to make a syrup, taking the same quantity of water as sugar. Boil till clear, pour boiling hot over the pears; cover the stewing-pan cl...
-How To Boil Green Peas
Shell your peas as soon as you have gathered them (if possible). For a large vegetable dish of peas take a quart of water, into which put a pinch of salt, and a small piece of vegetable charcoal. Boil...
-How To Make Cabbage Pickle. An Old Dutch Recipe
Take cabbage cut in small pieces; green mealies (heads of Indian corn) in rings; tiny carrots, green grapes, small onions, green apples cut in strips. Sprinkle well with salt in an earthen basin for...
-How To Make Peach Pickle
Ingredients: 2 lb. Dried Peaches, soaked in vinegar for a night. 6 Large Onions, fried a light brown colour in Lucca oil. ½ lb. Brown Sugar. ½ lb. Salt. I tablespoonful of Coriander Seeds. 2 ...
-How To Make Pie Crust
Ingredients: I lb. Finest Flour. ¾ lb. Butter. ¼ lb. Lard, or Sheep-tail Fat. 1½ teaspoonfuls of Baking Powder. Some Milk and Water. Rub the baking powder into the flour; mix the lard b...
-How To Make Old-Fashioned Dutch Pie. "Ouderwetse Pasty."
Ingredients: 1 Chicken. 2 Onions. I blade of Maac Salt. A little Pepper. 2 oz. Butter. Juice of a Lemon. I glass of White Wine. A little Sago and Vermicelli. 2 Hard-boile...
-How To Make Pies
N.B All meat pies with pastry crust should have a hole left in the top of the crust, or it should be pricked over with a fork, to let the steam escape during the baking, otherwise it is unwholesome...
-How To Make Piggie, Or Sucking-Pig. A Very Favourite Cape Dish
When the piggie has been well cleaned and washed, make a stuffing of bread-crumbs, suet, some dried sage leaves, pepper, salt, lemon-peel. If eggs are plentiful, then moisten with an egg and some wate...
-Polish
Polish For Floors If your floors are white, scrub and scour well with strong soda; stain with oak staining or vandyke brown, which can be ground in water and mixed with a little size. Go over the b...
-How To Make Porridge For Breakfast
Ingredients: 2 oz. OatmeaL I pint of Water. ½ pint New Milk. Put a pint of cold water into a stewpan over the fire; as it boils dredge in the oatmeal with your left hand, and stir with you...
-How To Make Pot-Pourri
Ingredients: Rose Leaves, as many as you can collect. Scented Verbena Leaves. Lavender. A few Bay Leaves. 2 oz. of Orris Root. Cardamoms. 2 oz. Bay Salt. 2 oz. Saltpetre. I oz. Cloves. Some N...
-How To Cook Potatoes
How To Boil Potatoes Put your potatoes into boiling water with a good tea-spoonful of salt; boil for twenty minutes; when soft which can be felt easily by pricking with a fork, throw the water off,...
-How To Cook Apricots
Green Apricot Preserve. An Old Constantia Recipe Ingredients: 100 green or unripe Apricots. Their weight in Sugar. Prick the fruit with a steel pin, lay them in a deep dish, sprinkle some ...
-How To Make Fig Preserves
Ripe Fig Preserve Take six pounds of ripe figs, lay them for a few hours in lime water (two spoonfuls of lime to a basin of water); take six pounds of sugar, boil a clear syrup; alter straining, le...
-How To Make Preserves
Citron Preserve. Dutch Scrape the rind, cut in halves, take out the pulp, lay them in a basin of hot water to which a handful of salt was added; change the water the next day, then leave for two da...
-How To Make Melon Preserves
Ripe Melon Preserve. A Very Old Cape Recipe Ingredients: 8 lbs. of Sugar, boiled with the same quantity of Water into a Syrup clarified with an Egg. 6 lbs. of Melon, ripe, 1 oz. of White Ging...
-How To Make Peach Preserves
Peaches In Brandy Preserve Ingredients: 150 Peaches. 8 lb. Sugar. 2 bottles of White Spirits of Wine. The yellow or apricot peaches are generally used. Make a thin syrup of half the...
-How To Make Quinces Preserve
Peel and cut the quinces (large ones) in four pieces; carefully core and cut out all the hard inside. Lay in a saucepan, cover with cold water with a handful of salt. Boil quickly till soft (for about...
-How To Make Tomato Preserve
Take six pounds of small preserving tomatoes; prick them with a steel pin, and lay them in saltpetre water (a tablespoonful of saltpetre in three quarts of water) for ten minutes. Wash clean; put i...
-How To Make Puddings
Almond And Raisin Pudding Ingredients: 2 oz. Beef Suet ½ pint Milk. ¼ lb. Bread-crumbs, ½ lb. Raisins. 2 oz. Almonds. 3 Eggs. 2 tablespoonfuls Rum. 2 oz. Sugar. A little Nutmeg. C...
-How To Make Puddings. Part 2
Bread And Butter Pudding. Recipe From Dutch Family Cookery Book, Over One Hundred Years Old Take a small loaf of white bread, cut very thin, and butter each slice, and soak in milk; carefully butte...
-How To Make Puddings. Part 3
Citron Pudding Ingredients: I or. packet Gelatine. 1 cup Light Wine. ½ lb. White Sugar. 6 Egg's, whisked separately. Juice of 3 Lemons or Oranges. Dissolve the gelatine (after soak...
-How To Make Puddings. Part 4
Macaroni Pudding Ingredients: I lb. of Macaroni; I quart Milk. 4 Eggs. A wineglass of Brandy. Peel of I Lemon. 2 oz. Sugar. Simmer the macaroni in a pint of milk for three-quarters of an h...
-How To Make Puddings. Part 5
Plain, Good Pudding Ingredients: 1 quart Boiled Milk. ¼ lb. Mashed Potatoes. ¼ lb. Flour. 2 oz. Butter. 2 oz. sugar. Mix the ingredients, and when cold, add three well-beaten eggs; flav...
-How To Make Puddings. Part 6
Roman Pudding. A Nice Recipe For Cold Meat Mince some cold meat - veal, chicken, or beef; take a cup of good stock, nicely flavoured, one egg, some lemon or tomato sauce, a little vermicelli or bre...
-How To Make Snow Pudding
Ingredients: Sixpenny packet of Gelatine. I cup of Cold Water. Juice of 7 Lemons. 1 lb. of Crushed Sugar. The whites of a Eggs. Soak a sixpenny packet of gelatine in a cupful of cold water...
-How To Make Plum Puddings
Plum Pudding. Old English Recipe Ingredients: 1 lb. Raisins, 1 lb. Currants, 1 lb. Beef Suet. ½ lb. Candied Citron. ¾ lb. Sugar. 7 Eggs. 2 oz. Flour. 1 tablespoonful of Mixed Spices Gin...
-How To Make Milk Punch
Ingredients, 12 Oranges. 12 Limes. Peel and Juice. 4 bottles of Rum. 5 bottles of Brandy, 6 quarts Water. 6 lb. of Sugar. 4 quarts Boiling Milk. Put the peel of the oranges and limes on...
-How To Make Puff Paste
Roll about a quarter of a pound of butter into one and a half pounds of flour, with the juice of half a lemon; mix with thin cream instead of water; add the yolk and white of one egg; a little water m...
-How To Make Quails
Quails are very plentiful at the Cape in October and November. They are generally cooked in a baking-pot - the old Dutch way. Cut off the wings at the first pinion, leaving the feet; pass a skewer ...
-How To Make Ragout
Ragout Of Cold Duck Or Turkey. Malay Or Cape Dish Cut up the remains of cold duck, etc.; make a little stock of the bones; flavour with cayenne pepper, mustard, tomato sauce. Cut a large onion into...
-How To Cook Rice
Boiled Rice. Cape Way Ingredients, 1 pint of Rice. 2 quarts of Water. Wash the rice three times, then put it into two quarts of boiling water with a teaspoonful of salt. Let it boil briskl...
-How To Make Rissoles
Rissoles, Or Croquettes Mince finely about one and a half pounds of cold meat - cold roast beef, fowl, or veal is best; also a few slices of ham, raw or boiled; season with salt, white pepper, ...
-How To Make Hot Rolls
Ingredients: 2 lb. of Flour. A teaspoonful of Soda. A little Salt. Mix the soda and salt well with the flour; then mix with buttermilk or sour milk to the consistency of ordinary dough. Cu...
-Spiced Round Of Beef
Ingredients: 24 lb. of Round of Beef. 3 oz. of Saltpetre. 3 oz. of coarse black Sugar. 1 oz. of Cloves. 1 oz. of Nutmeg. ½ oz. of Allspice. 3 handfuls of coarse Salt. Pound all the i...
-Saddle Of Mutton
The best joint at the Cape is a twelve pound saddle of mutton. When hung for four days it is most beautifully tender, resembling Welsh mutton. Wash and wipe dry; dust with flour, salt, and pepper, and...
-How To Make Salad Dressing
Ingredients: 2 Hard-boiled Eggs. 1 dessertspoonful Dry Mustard. 1 teaspoonful Salt. 1 teaspoonful Brown sugar. I tablespoonful Vinegar. 2 tablespoonfuls Oil. ½ cup Cream. Crush the y...
-How To Make Salads
Salad Dressing Ingredients: I Cold Boiled Potato. The Yolk of 1 Hard-boiled Egg. I teaspoonful Dry Mustard. 1 teaspoonful Sugar. ½ teaspoonful Salt. A little Pepper. Rather mor...
-Salsafy As An Entree
Clean and scrape the salsafy, boil tender, and cut in rounds. Add a white sauce made thus: one ounce of flour, half an ounce of butter, a little milk. Butter an oyster scallop, sprinkle with bread-cru...
-How To Make Victoria Sandwiches
Ingredients: 4 Eggs. A little Salt The weight of the Eggs In Butter, Pounded Sugar, and Flour. Beat the butter to a cream, dredge in the flour and pounded sugar; stir these well together and ...
-How To Make Sasaties Or Kabobs
Take the thick part of a leg of mutton, cut into small square bits, and fat in between; put into a large earthenware bowl. Mince a raw onion and some lemon leaves, a tablespoonful of brown sugar, half...
-How To Make Sauce For Cold Boiled Fowl
Ingredients: 1 pint New Milk. 2 oz. Butter. The Yolks of 2 Eggs. 2 oz. Maizena. A little Salt. A pinch of Cayenne. A few strips of Lemon-Peel, and Juice. Mix the maizena, salt, cayenne,...
-How To Make Sauces
Sauce For Devilled Chicken, Etc Ingredients: 4 tablespoonfuls of cold Gravy. I tablespoonful of Chutney Paste, 1 tablespoonful of Ketchup. 2 teaspoonfuls of Mustard. 2 teaspoonfuls of Salt...
-How To Make Tomato Sauces
Tomato Sauce, To Use Same Day Boil one dozen tomatoes to a pulp; strain through a soup strainer, add salt, and pepper, and cayenne. Very nice with chops or cutlets, adding an ounce of butter, a tea...
-How To Make White Sauce, For Hot Boiled Chicken
Ingredients: 2 tablespoonfuls of Flour. 1 oz. of Butter. 1 pint of Milk. A little Lemon-Peel. A little Salt. A little White Pepper. Some Button Mushrooms. Stir flour and butter toget...
-How To Make Sausages
Ingredients: 12 lb. of Minced Meat. 8 lb. of Fat (fresh Bacon). 2 oz. of Pepper. 3 tablespoonfuls of Salt. ½ tablespoonful of grated Nutmeg. ½ tablespoonful of Allspice. ½ tablespoon...
-How To Make Savouries
Savoury Mixture. To Pour Over Meat Melt an ounce or more of butter in a stewpan; mix in a tablespoonful of made mustard, a little black and cayenne pepper, and a tablespoonful of stock; beat well. ...
-How To Make Scones
Ingredients: 1 lb. of Flour. 2 oz. of Butter. 1 teaspoontul of Baking Powder. A few Currants, if liked. ¼ lb. of Sugar. 1 Egg. Beat the egg in half a cupful of water; mix quickly and th...
-How To Make Shortbread
Ingredients: 2 lb. Floor. 4 Eggs. 12 oz. Sugar, finely powdered. 1 lb. Butter. Rub the flour and sugar well into the butter, make into a stiff paste with four eggs, roll to double the thickne...
-How To Renovate Silk
How To Renovate Black Silk Take about two ounces of black tea, boil it well in a saucepan, add to it a few grains of washing soda or carbonate of soda and a little dissolved gum arabic, Strain, and...
-How To Clean Things and Remove Stains
How To Remove Claret Stains A little sherry poured over any red wine immediately after it is spilt will neutralise the colour of the stain, and it will quickly disappear when washed. How T...
-How To Make Cheese Souffle
Ingredients: ½ oz. Butter. 1 tablespoonful Flour. ½ pint Milk. A little Salt and Pepper - Cayenne. Breakfast-cup of Grated Cheese. Yolk of 3 Eggs, Whites beaten separately into a froth....
-How To Make Souffle
Egg Souffle Ingredients: 6 Eggs. 6 tablespoonfuls Sifted Sugar. Juice and Peel of I Lemon. A little Nutmeg. Beat the whites and yolks separately, add the yolks to the sugar, lemon juice...
-How To Make Soups
Browning For Soup Put about four ounces of brown sugar, half an ounce of butter, into a stewpan; set it on the fire to brown, stirring all the time with a wooden spoon that it may not burn. When su...
-How To Make Soups. Continued
Ox-Tail Soup Ingredients: 2 Ox-tails. ¼ lb. of lean Ham. 1 head of Celery. 2 Carrots. 2 Turnips. 2 Onions. 1 bunch of Savoury Herbs. 5 Cloves. 1 teaspoonful of Peppercorn...
-How To Make Spritze. Another Dutch Specialite
Ingredients: 3 lb. of Flour, 10 Eggs. ½ lb. Butter. 2 bottles of Milk. Boil the butter and milk, stir in the flour and a quarter of a pound of sugar. Pour the paste in a dish, arid when co...
-How To Make Pickled Steak
Lay two pounds of steak in a dish with sliced onions, half a dozen cloves, two dozen whole pepper, a bay leaf, sprig of thyme, marjoram, and parsley, a tablespoonful of salad oil, tarragon vinegar eno...
-How To Make "Swartzuir". A Homely Cape Dish
Ingredients: 3 lb. of Ribs of Mutton. 1 Onion. 2 oz. of Tamarinds. 6 Cloves. 12 Peppercorns, finely bruised. ½ tablespoonful of Brown Sugar. Salt. Cut the meat as you would for...
-How To Make Syllabub
Ingredients: ½ pint of White Wine. 1 pint of Rich Cream. 2 oz. Loaf sugar. Juice and Peel of a small Lemon. Rub the sugar on the peel to extract all the flavour from the peel, then add to ...
-How To Make Lemon Syrup. An Old Cape Recipe
Squeeze the juice of fifty lemons, and for every quart of lemon juice take three pounds of sugar. Let the lemon juice and sugar dissolve in an earthen jar placed in a saucepan of boiling water. Let it...
-How To Make Sandwiches
Plain Meat Sandwiches Cut very thinly slices of bread and butter from a square loaf baked in a tin, and place very thin slices of ham, tongue, biltong, or game between them; season with salt and mu...
-How To Make Tamelettjes. A Favourite Cape Sweet
For two basins of sugar take one basin of water, boil into a syrup, clarify with an egg, boil briskly till it is all frothy; then fill little square paper shapes or ramaquin cases with this, after hav...
-How To Make Cocoa-Nut Tart. "Klapper-Taart." From A Very Old Dutch Book
Rasp two cocoa-nuts into their weight in sugar, add a good spoonful of butter, a cup of milk, and some cinnamon. Boil all together till it is quite stiff; then line a tart-dish with puff paste, and po...
-How To Make Milk Tart. Old Dutch Specialite
Ingredients: 1 pint of Milk. 2 tablespoonfuls of Sugar. A tablespoonful of Butter. A tablespoonful of Maizena. 2 Eggs. A stick of Cinnamon. Boil the milk with sugar and cinnamon, sti...
-How To Make Potato Tarts
Tart. Dutch Potato. Aardappelen Taart. From An Old Dutch Recipe Book Ingredients: 1 lb. Potatoes. ½ lb. Loaf Sugar. 8 Eggs. 10 Sweet Almonds. 25 Bitter Almonds. Some Rose-water. Boil the p...
-How To Make Tarts
Apple Tart. Recipe From An Old German Cookery Book Ingredients: Puff Paste. Apples. Almonds. 1 pint Milk. ¼ lb. Butter. 4 Eggs. 1 cup Sugar. Pounded Cinnamon. Line a tin dish with...
-How To Make Tea Cakes
Marmalade Cream Tartlets Line some patty-pans with puff paste: now fill them with this mixture: one tablespoonful of apricot marmalade, the yolks of two eggs, one white, the weight of one egg in bu...
-How To Make Toad In The Hole. An Economical Dish For A Large Family
Ingredients: 2 lbs. Loin of Mutton. An eggspoon of Pepper. A dust of Nutmeg. A tablespoonful of Flour. A tablespoonful of Tomato Sauce. I pint of Skim Milk, or Butter-milK. 1 oz. ...
-How To Make Tomato Bredee. Cape
Cut up two pounds of ribs of mutton and an onion; let it stew in a flat pot for an hour. Cut up and add eight or ten tomatoes in slices, also a teaspoonful of salt, a pinch of sugar, and half a red ch...
-How To Make Trifle
Ingredients: I tumbler of Madeira or Sherry. 2 wineglasses of French Brandy. 4 Sponge Biscuits. ½ lb. of Macaroons. I pint of rich Boiled Custard. I pint of Syllabub. Soak four sponge b...
-How To Make Cocoa-Nut Toffee
Ingredients: I Cocoa-nut. 1lb. Sugar. Grate a fresh cocoa-nut; boil the sugar with the milk of the cocoa-nut and a cup of water; when nice and thick, add the grated cocoa-nut. Stir all the ti...
-How To Make Boiled Turkey
Hen turkeys are preferable for boiling, on account of their whiteness and tenderness. They should not be dressed until they have been hung two or three days, as they will not be tender. Pluck the bird...
-How To Make Tassal
[Tassal is an old-fashioned up-country way of curing meat in the open air popular with travellers.] Take any meat, beef, venison, springbok, etc. Cut the meat in long strips about three inches th...
-How To Make Good Tea
Be very careful to rinse the teapot with boiling water. Allow a teaspoon of tea for each person and one for the teapot, pour boiling water into the pot, let it stand for five or six minutes. Then pour...
-How To Make Veal Cake
Ingredients: 3 lb. Veal. ½ lb. Pork. 1 lb. of Bread-crumbs. Salt, Pepper, Cayenne. A few Cloves, pounded. Mix all well together with a couple of raw eggs, put into a plain mould, steam for...
-How To Make Roast Fillet Of Veal
For an 8 lb. fillet, take out the bone and fill up with the following stuffing: ¼ lb. of suet, ½ lb. of bread-crumbs soaked in milk, a few sweet herbs, a little nutmeg, pepper, and an egg or two; mix ...
-How To Cook Venison. Duiker. Springbok. Steenbok
The Duiker is considered very good, and also the Springbok, which, however, is very rare in the western province of South Africa. The forequarter is generally used for Buck soup; the saddle (...
-How To Make Vegetable Marrow Stuffed
Ingredients: I lb. VeaL ½ lb. Ham, or Good Bacon. 2 Eggs. Pepper, Salt, Parsley. A few Sweet Herbs. 2 oz. Butter. 2 oz. Bread-crumbs. Mince veal and ham together, pound to a paste in...
-How To Make Savoury Vegetables
Take a young heart-shaped cabbage, parboil, and lay it on a dish and cut it in half, carefully remove the inside, stuff the cavity with nicely-flavoured mince, or a preparation as for Frickadel (see...
-How To Make "Zoete Krakeling" (Sweet Cracknels). Old Dutch
Ingredients: 1 lb. Flour. I lb. Sugar. ½ lb. Butter. 3 Eggs. A tablespoonful of Cinnamon. A teaspoonful of Potash. Roll out and make in shapes like the figure 8, and bake on flat pans f...









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