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Old 02-24-2007, 10:00 AM   #1
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Recipes in Poem

I absolutely love this poem. I have found two poems so far that deal with recipes, one for peanut brittle and this one for doughnuts. Enjoy the poem !


DOUGHNUTS

One cup of sugar, one cup of milk,
Two eggs beaten fine as silk,
Salt and Nutmeg (lemon will do)
Of baking powder, teaspoons two,
Lightly stir the flour in,
Roll on pie board, not too thin;
Cut in diamonds, twists or rings,
Drop with care the doughy things
Into fat that briskly swells
Evenly the spongy cells;
Watch with care the time for turning,
Fry them brown just short of burning,
Roll in sugar, serve when cool.
Price....a Quarter, for this rule.

Love this, with thanks to someone in Missouri who cared to share.

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Old 02-24-2007, 11:23 AM   #2
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Cute, Granny. I wonder how many more recipe "poems" exist. It would be interesting to see if others can share more with us. Thanks for a recipe with a twist.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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i know one about a guy making clam chowder in nantucket...
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:29 AM   #4
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Christmas Peanut Brittle

When it is Christmas candy time,
or any time of year,
This peanut brittle recipe
Becomes especially dear.
You add to one large cooking pan
Two cups of sugar if you please--
One cup white syrup, 1/2 cup of water too
And blend with gentle ease.

A dash of table salt,
When it is added too,
Will mean that you have reached the point
When you must cook the brew.
So cook it to the soft crack stage
And when it's time to add
Two tablespoons of butter
And the peanuts to your pan.

It takes one pound of peanuts
That you've purchased in the shell (2 cups raw)
And shucked yourself ahead of time
To make this turn out well.
With all the ingredients in the pan
You cook until it's brown,
And take your pan from off the stove---
Your candy's almost done.

Stir in one TBSP soda and one teaspoon vanilla,
Pour on a buttered sheet,
And let it harden as it will.
Then break in chunks your treat.
The rest comes very naturally
Just eat to suit your will,
And have a Happy Holiday
That's peanut brittle filled

This is a cute one also. Would be cute to add
to your Christmas cards.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:30 AM   #5
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I'm sure you do, Bucky!
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:08 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by GrannyG
I absolutely love this poem. I have found two poems so far that deal with recipes, one for peanut brittle and this one for doughnuts. Enjoy the poem !


DOUGHNUTS

One cup of sugar, one cup of milk,
Two eggs beaten fine as silk,
Salt and Nutmeg (lemon will do)
Of baking powder, teaspoons two,
Lightly stir the flour in,
Roll on pie board, not too thin;
Cut in diamonds, twists or rings,
Drop with care the doughy things
Into fat that briskly swells
Evenly the spongy cells;
Watch with care the time for turning,
Fry them brown just short of burning,
Roll in sugar, serve when cool.
Price....a Quarter, for this rule.

Love this, with thanks to someone in Missouri who cared to share.
WOW this is so cute! :D
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:18 PM   #7
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Oh, Bucky...don't make me come over there and scold you!
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:58 PM   #8
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Wow, this is what I call heaven. Poetry and recipes together. Love them both.Thanks GrannyG. I write poems of all sorts and read lots of poetry, it never occoured to me to put my cooking passion and poetry passion together.This is so Wow.
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