Depression Era Recipes
You'll love this Okra, Corn and Tomatoes recipe from North Carolina innkeeper Chloe Tuttle | chloesblog.com
Cracklins used to be common fare on southern tables. Sometimes you have to go back to your roots and eat the food of your heritage. My folks and the neighboring farm families had hog killings in the winter and they made cracklins/cracklings. So in cold weather we ate cracklin bread. Buy the cracklins without skins, your teeth will thank you. Don't think cracklins are just for us down home folks anymore. Emeril Lagasse has a recipe on how to make Cracklins and a Cracklin Bread recipe!
Old-School Cornbread recipe! Some otherwise reasonable Southerners will argue that cornbread is no good without sugar in it. I suspect many of these folks would repent if they had a chance to taste the kind made in a cast-iron skillet with stone ground cornmeal and real buttermilk.
The Return of Real Buttermilk | Garden and Gun
Poet Sylvia Plath's favorite: Tomato Soup Cake Recipe. This dates back to the early 1920's and at times has been called Depression Era Husband Cake and also Mystery Cake. A rich spice cake similar to carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting.
Review of Poet Sylvia Plath's Tomato Soup Cake Recipe
Pickled Beets from Food.com: This is a recipe that has been passed down in my family from my great-grandmother, to my grandmother, to my mom, and now to me! I am so glad to have this family favorite! I have now become the designated "pickled beets" preparer in our family!
Pickled Beets Recipe - Food.com
My Grandmother's Ice Box Cookie Recipe
Squash pickles are a family favorite - using a recipe from my grandmother, this 24HR version brought about a tangy taste, almost like a cross of bread n butter with hamburger chips.
Squash Pickle Recipe - 24 hour recipe | Drick's Rambling Cafe
Gingerbread/Gingerbread Cake from Food.com: This is my grandmother's recipe from the 1930's. It's my favorite spicy gingerbread/cake recipe that's wonderful served warm with whipped cream or butter. Prep time is estimated.
Based on my grandmother Mur’s recipe, this is the pie I tote to Thanksgiving dinner and the go-to pie when berries and peaches aren’t in season. It is simple and delicious, based on just eggs, butter, sugar, buttermilk, a little cornmeal, and a pie crust. So simple, so the story goes, that the first baker of this classic Southern recipe didn’t want praise for the pie, saying “it’s jess pie.”
My Buttermilk Chess Pie « Cake Mix Doctor :
Crisp Cornbread Crust : To get a crisp Southern-style cornbread crust, pour cornbread batter into a sizzling-hot cast-iron skillet—the drippings should hiss and sputter as soon as the batter hits the pan. Also, sprinkle a little cornmeal in pan first
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Old Fashioned Biscuit Bread... A quick biscuit bread, sometimes called hoecake bread, fried in bacon drippings in a screaming hot, cast iron skillet on top of the stove.