A collection of generations of family recipes created in memory of my mother.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
These cookies are credited to my great-grandmother. There are no eggs in this recipe and with some simple replacements these could even be made for Vegans. The instructions are a bit tricky but a little hands on learning always works for me. These cookies are to look like fans - the old traditional type of hand held fans. For antiquity's sake I have left her wording as is.
Ingredients: 2 cups bread flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 3/4 cups butter
Mix ingredients and roll.
Take a circular cover and cut into 4 parts
Crease with knife handle like a fan
Bake on cookie sheet.
* no temp or time is given so presume 350 degrees until golden brown.
This picture is from the kitchen at the Merry Meeting Farm. A can of plum pudding exploded and they laughed and laughed and laughed! The photo was made into a serving tray, from which I made a digital copy. Pictured is my mother HiHo, my grandmother Mima, my great-grandmother BaBa, and some cousins.
I am a mom of three children; trying to evolve, living locally and sustainably, and putting my MS to use, one ecological footprint at a time. I am a Native New Englander with a sense of wonder that began at a young age watching sunsets with my mother. I pass this on to my children and am preserving our family history in the process.
My mother HiHo's love of cooking was passed on to me from generations before her. She asked us to remember her with flowers and music, but I also remember her with cooking. This blog is to share this love and at the same time preserve and publish the generations of recipes handed down to me from my family's kitchens all over New England. I encourage comments and stories. Just click on the recipe title, and the link will take you to the comment options. If you knew my mother or anyone like her, there are volumes of stories to share and I invite them to be woven into this blog. So anytime a recipe moves you to share a story, we'd love to hear it! Thanks for reading, now go cook!