The book, Egg Gravy, is a collection of recipes pioneer women used during their homesteading days.
Lindsborg, Kansas (PRWEB) March 29, 2013
Butterfield Books Inc. commemorates Easter by updating the book Egg Gravy, the third book in the Butter in the Well series by Kansas author Linda K. Hubalek and sharing recipes from this book for the upcoming weekend.
“For centuries, spring and eggs have symbolized Easter. For the early pioneers, spring also meant getting a supply of eggs again because their hens stop laying eggs during the winter,” said Linda K. Hubalek, the author of several books about Kansas homesteaders.
While Hubalek researched her Butter in the Well book series, she found very old recipes handwritten on scraps of faded paper, in margins of old cookbooks, and in the memories of the pioneer’s children she interviewed. As a result, Egg Gravy is a collection of recipes pioneer women used during their homesteading days.
“It was interesting to see what cooks in the 1800s did with an extra supply of a farm product, and what they made for special occasions. Angel food cake, made with the egg whites, was a favorite for holidays and birthdays, but then they had the egg yolks to use up too”, said Hubalek.
When you’re buying eggs for your Easter egg hunt, buy an extra dozen eggs to make these old-time recipes.
Angel Food Cake
Whites of 11 eggs, pinch of salt, 1½ cups sugar, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 cup cake flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Sift sugar and flour together 7 times. Put cream of tartar and salt in eggs and beat very light, fold in sugar and flour, add vanilla. Put in cold oven, turn on to 325 degrees and bake for one hour until brown.
1 cup butter, 11 egg yolks (beaten light), 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour (sifted 3 times) with 2 teaspoons baking powder added to the flour, and 1 cup sweet milk. (Make your own cake flour by sifting 4 cups of flour and 1 cup of cornstarch together four times.) Bake in tube pan at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.
If you’d like more recipes that pioneer women used (or just like to read an old-fashioned cookbook), please be sure to read Linda K. Hubalek’s historical books, Egg Gravy and Butter in the Well. These books (also in ebook form) are available in stores, or online at Amazon.com, BN.com, or ButterfieldBooks.com.
About Butterfield Books Inc.:
Founded in 1994, Butterfield Books Inc. publishes and promotes books about Kansas and its pioneer history. The company is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, known as “Little Sweden USA.”
About Linda K. Hubalek:
Author Linda K. Hubalek writes books about the pioneer women who made Kansas their home. Her books are published by Butterfield Books Inc. and they include the Trail of Thread, the Butter in the Well, and the Planting Dreams series.