We use twice as much fat as some of our Allies. The amount used here should be not more than ¾ pound per person per week and 6 ounces for children under ten.
Use butter as sparingly as possible on the table, except for children.
Do not use it in cooking.
Use little pastry.
When you do make pies, use one crust instead of two.
Try the New England deep apple pie, with only a top crust.
If vegetable oils are used, the quantity of fat may be reduced by one-third; that is, 2¾ tablespoons of oil to one cup of flour is sufficient. The oil itself helps to moisten the flour so that very little water is necessary. The dough should be made as dry as possible to make a tender pastry.
Do not fry in deep fat.
Bake croquettes in the oven.
Make meat-loaf instead of meat croquettes.
Either do not use recipes calling for a large quantity of fat or try reducing the amount.
Grease a pie plate well. Cover with raw cornmeal, giving the plate a rotating motion so that an even layer of the meal will stick to the plate about 1/16 of an inch in thickness Fill the plate with pumpkin pie mixture. Bake in a hot oven.
2 cups finely ground oatmeal 1 teaspoon fat
1 cup boiling water
Scald the oatmeal with the water. Add fat and mix thoroughly. Roll very thin and line small pie or tart tins with the mixture. Bake in a hot oven. Fill with apricot marmalade or other thick mixture. If desired, spread a meringue on top and brown in the oven.