​THE CANARY COMPANION COOK BOOK

​THE CANARY COMPANION COOK BOOK

 

RECIPES

 

 

MISSUS ANNIE’S POUND CAKE
Adapted from a 1700’s recipe
Pound Cake
1 pound sugar (about 2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound flour (about 4 cups)
1 pound eggs (10-12 depending on size)
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon mace (Annie used nutmeg when she didn’t have mace)
Preheat oven 325 degrees. Butter and flour your pan. Annie used a tube pan because the cake had a nice crust all around and was easier to serve. Sift together flour, salt, and mace and set aside. Cream butter and sugar until well mixed. Slowly add dry ingredients, making sure everything is stirred in. Pour into the pan and bake 1 hour 15 minutes. Then check if center is done with a tester. Depending on your pan and your oven, you may need to bake 15 minutes or more until tester is clean.

HOT WATER CORNBREAD
Adapted from Smith family recipe
Hot Water Cornbread
1 tablespoon lard (Cookie used bacon grease)
¾ cup boiling water
1 cup corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients until you can tell it’s right. Heat more bacon grease in large skillet until medium hot, not smoking. Gently drop a heaping spoonful of cornmeal mix in hot grease and flatten with back of spoon. Do a few more. Cook until they are brown on eht bottom and then flip. Take out of grease when that side is brown. Drain and serve hot. Keep making more. Be sure to eat one yourself, because there won't be any left when you are done.

 

COOKIE’S GRITS
Adapted from an old family recipe
Grits
3 cups water
1 cup grits
1 teaspoon salt
Get your water boiling hard. Add salt. Keep the boil. Slowly stir grits into the water, keeping the water moving. When all the grits are in the boil, start whippin’ the mix. Don’t stop. Whip ‘til your fork don’t move. You’re done. Mash in lots of butter.

ARABEL GAITHER’S PECAN PIE
Adapted from Amelia Hofferberth Flory’s family recipe
Pecan Pie
1 cup dark syrup (Arabel used molasses)
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 ½ cups pecan pieces
Mix and pour in an unbaked pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees for at least an hour until set.