Nova Scotia Bannack

November 25, 2008

½ cup soft butter ½ cup light brown sugar 1 large egg 2 cups flour 1 Tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 1 cup flour 1 cup milk METHOD: In a large bowl cream butter and sugar, add egg and mix well. In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda […]


November 14, 2008

2 quarts sour or thick milk salt cream METHOD: Place sour milk into a pan and heat over slow heat watch carefully until it curdles. Do not allow the milk to simmer or the curds will be hard. Remove from heat and let the curd set before draining off the whey. Line a colander with […]


October 2, 2008

4 oz’s. oatmeal (medium) 1 Tablespoon melted beef drippings, bacon fat or vegetable oil Salt to taste 2 to 3 Tablespoon boiling water Method: Work quickly..the mixture will become difficult to work with if it becomes cold. Mix all ingredients together and form into a ball. Sprinkle a little medium oatmeal on a baking board. […]

Whisky Punch

September 6, 2008

This Punch can be made either hot or cold. 2 pints of freshly made, hot, milkless tea 1 pound of lump/cube sugar 1 bottle of whisky One thinly sliced lemon Method: Heat but do not boil the whisky. Pour the hot tea over the sugar and lemon and stir with a silver spoon until all […]

Bread Pudding

August 27, 2008

1 egg 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 ½ cups warm milk ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 cup cubed bread (stale or dried) ¼ cup dried currants 2 teaspoons butter METHOD: Beat egg and sugar together. Add hot milk and vanilla. Mix well. Place cubed bread and currents in baking dish. Pour liquid mixture over the bread […]

Scottish Biscuits

August 14, 2008

3 cups Flour 1/4 cup Sugar 2 teasp. Cream of Tartar 1 teasp. Salt 1 teasp. Baking Soda 3 teasp. Baking Powder 3/4 cups Shortening 1 1/4 cups Milk (or a bit less) METHOD: Sift dry ingredients, Cut in shortening. Make a well in the centre and add the milk a little at a time. […]

Raspberry Scones

July 9, 2008

4½ cups flour ½ cup sugar ¾ teaspoon baking soda 2½ tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 8 oz butter, cold 1 cup sour cream (a little milk) 2 pints raspberries (fresh) Additional sugar for dipping Method: Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Work in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. […]

Cold Whisky Punch

June 6, 2008

2 pints boiling water Half a pound of lump/cube sugar 1 bottle of whisky 3 lemons , A few leaves of mint Method: Use a sharp knife to remove the yellow rind (not the white pith) from the lemons before squeezing out the juice. Place the peel, juice, mint and sugar in a large jug […]

Cranachan – soft fruit brose

June 6, 2008

Cranachan was the traditional celebration, harvest-home dish. For a communal celebration round the table, the oatmeal, fruit and cream were put onto the table and everyone made his/her own mix, lubricating it with whisky and honey. It was also eaten on other special occasions such as weddings. This recipe combines traditional Scottish produce to good […]

Cloud Biscuits

April 5, 2008

2 cups flour 1 tablespoon white sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup shortening 1 egg beaten 2/3 cup milk METHOD: Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening. In another bowl combine egg and milk and add to dry ingredients – Mix all at once. When mixed, knead gently approximately 20 times […]

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