Combine sugar and salt in a heavy skillet. Heat over high heat until sugar lumps. Lower heat and continue cooking , stirring until sugar is completely melted. It will be a rich caramel color. stir in nuts and butter. Pour immediately into a greased jelly roll pan.
Melt butter in a saucepan. Blend in flour and cook for one minute until mixture bubbles Remove from heat and gradually whisk in milk. Cook until thickened while stirring constantly. Remove from heat and blend in cheddar cheese until melted. Separate eggs. Take yolks and add to cheddar cheese mixture. Mix well.
Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold egg whites into sauce. Put the mixture into an ungreased casserole. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/4 hours.
I find recipe books to be wonderful places to explore our ancestry. My grandmother left a cookbook that contains many unusual recipes from days gone by. Here are a couple of quirky recipes left to us in her cookbook.
Meat Cure for 100 Pounds of meat
1 quart salt
10 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp black pepper
3 tbsp salt
1/2 cup water (warmed)
Dissolve salt in warm water. Mix with the rest of the ingredients and rub into freshly butchered meat.
1 cup salt
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup water
Mix first 3 ingredients and cook slowly to a stiff paste. As it cools it may be colored by working food coloring into the mixture.
When wrapping a package t send in the mail wet the cord first before wrapping. As it dries ii will shrink leaving a more tightly wrapped package.
Coffee to Serve 100 people
1 1/2 pounds coffee
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp mustard
5 gallons of boiling water
1 tsp baking soda
1 quart of water
Cover bottom of pan with aluminum foil. Add soda and water and heat to boiling. Immerse silver in solution so that each piece touches the foil. Tarnish will disappear quickly. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
Put butter or lard on stain. Leave as long as possible. Wash as usual. The tar should now be removed.
Mix flour, salt and baking powder together in a bowl. In a separate bowl add milk, tomato oil, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese. Mix wet and dry ingredients. The batter will be stiff. Roll in balls and place on cookie sheet. Slightly flatten and sprinkled with goat cheese. Bake in oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Mix dry ingredients(flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar and pecans) together in a large bowl. Mix wet ingredients (melted butter, eggs, banana and orange rind) in a separate bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix just until combined.
Cook in a 325 degree oven for about 30 or until am inserted toothpick comes out clean.