This section is from the book "The American Woman's Cook Book", by Ruth Berolzheimer. Also available from Amazon: The Domestic Arts Edition of the American Woman's Cook Book.
Cut peeled cucumbers into very small pieces. Simmer until tender in a saucepan with stock, vinegar, salt, cayenne and a little celery essence. Celery-salt may be used instead of plain salt, if preferred. A bit of boiled onion and a little butter may be added also, if desired. Strain through a sieve.
1/4 cup fresh butter
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 teaspoon lemon-juice
1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons butter 1/2 to 1 tablespoon lemon-juice
1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Cream butter and add lemon-juice, chopped parsley, salt and pepper. This may be used to spread on fried or boiled fish or over potato balls. When intended for potato balls, one-half tablespoon of lemon-juice will be enough.
1 lobster coral
3 tablespoons chopped lobster
3 tablespoons butter Seasoning
Lobster butter is used in lobster soups and sauces to give color and richness. Pound the coral of a lobster to a smooth paste with two tablespoons of butter, add chopped lobster and remaining tablespoon of butter and pound again until all is reduced to a smooth paste, then rub through a fine sieve. If coral is not obtainable, the small claws may be pounded with the butter.
1 tablespoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 cup boiling water
Mix dry ingredients, add liquids, mix well and serve.
1 glass currant or grape jelly
1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt
Turn the currant or grape jelly out into a deep plate and beat it to a foam. Then add dry mustard and salt and beat again thoroughly.
1 cup boiling water
Juice and grated rind of one orange 1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon butter 1/3 cup seeded raisins
Mix the dry ingredients, add boiling water and cook until clear. Add the orange-juice and rind, the raisins and the butter.
1 cup mayonnaise dressing 1 teaspoon onion-juice 1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon chopped cucumber pickle
Make the mayonnaise rather more sour and with a little more mustard than for salad, and mix into it the capers, pickle and onion-juice. Set in the refrigerator until needed. It should be quite thick when served.